As I mentioned previously, I have been reading more lately. Most recently, I finished Robb Wolf’s Book: The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet. I chose to read this book because I liked how Gary Taubes used evidence to show us that fat is not bad for us, but that carbohydrates, specifically sugar and processed carbohydrates are the real problem, but I don’t want to live on an Atkin’s diet. I just like fruit too much and I feel that fruits are good for me despite the sugar content.
Paleo presents other problems – the no dairy and legumes. I have been cutting back significantly on grains (focused on wheat with its infamous gluten) over the past week and I think I can already feel a difference. Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a diehard peanut butter fan and since peanuts are technically legumes, that means they should be out. I have also read some criticism about Paleo in regard to beans because of the fact that we probably cook out the bad stuff (Lectins). I will play around with beans to see how it affects me. Right now, I haven’t cut back on dairy at all.
Overall, I can say that I feel like I am full longer between meals with less of a need to snack compared to prior to changing my diet. I would say that is probably a good sign. I also feel I’m sleeping a bit better and I have less nasal / sinus congestion when I wake up in the morning. It is fun to experiment a little bit, especially with the knowledge that I’m probably not going to give myself a heart attack by eating a little more meat here and there.
What books have changed how you live?