I’ll take my chances with Paleo

I have heard more than once, “I’m not so sure about eating Paleo. It seems like it’s not a very varied diet and that your health will suffer.” Well, if my health is suffering, it’s suffering in a weird way.

Most of these very same people who tell me my diet isn’t varied enough suffer from being overweight, having issues with staying awake, and having mobility issues. I ask them if their diets are healthy, to which they answer, “Yes, I just need to practice more moderation.” Once again: the moderation myth.

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When it comes to the food I eat, I would rather take my chances with a diet that contains healthy foods and no added-sugar or foods that are high in carbs. With all the evidence mounting about how bad high-carb foods are, I would rather err on the side of caution and just avoid them. Besides, the “suffering” my health is doing is manifesting as normal blood sugar, normal cholesterol, normal weight, normal body-fat percentage, and improved mobility and strength.

If that’s what Paleo is, I will suffer for it.

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