We have always been told that eating meat is bad. Well…humans have been consuming flesh for around 2 million years hence it is safe to hypothesize that we are more adapted to consuming meat than these grains that we have only been eating for around 10 000 years only. Even modern research shows that a healthy diet with a little bit of meat is actually great and better than others.
Personally I love the paleo lifestyle, it makes the most sense… trying to emulate what the cavemen/women did…>> were active all day ate primarily meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and no processed food. Back in the day, they also lived in-sync with the natural rhythm of day and night, that is why you feel tired when you sleep during the day.
I feel amazing when eating a modified paleo diet, which is the most important thing. This diet and lifestyle has also seen me gain muscle weight while keeping belly fat at bay, which is a great thing, I bet many of you will agree.
Time in Nature
The caveman also spent a lot of time in nature which has been proven by modern science to be very beneficial to our health in general<< I even feel different when I meditate or do yoga in the park/forest.
I feel great when I eat paleo-ish food, high quality meats (which are most likely to be grass-fed), free range chicken, wild fish, loads of fresh leafy green vegetables, tonnes of fresh fruit and a little bit of wholegrain like brown rice, brown chapati and the occasional legumes (beans, lentils, peas). Most of these foods are all highly concentrated in nutrition and you don’t have to consume many calories to get those nutrients.
Trying to perfectly emulate the caveman diet is also wrong because evolution is a process, not that it stopped 10 000 years ago, if at all, the rate of genetic change is even faster than ever before so we have adapted to some of the ‘new’ agricultural foods that I allow in my diet albeit moderately.
In fact I even eat junk food but very moderately, small portions and I make sure I do that during the day to avoid a bad night. I am talking about deep-fried foods, sugar-laden foods like ice cream to even pizza and fries. the key word is moderation.