This is a reminder: I’m a Marine. I tell it like it is. If you don’t like having your sensibilities challenged or easily become offended, this might not be the blog for you. I am very careful to be tactful, but sometimes, I need to bonk people on the head with some reality. This may be one of those posts for some people.
If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, you see countless recipes and articles posted by friends or by Facebook itself (targeted marketing) that claim to be healthy. Some of these are, sure enough, pretty darned healthy. Others, however, are healthy in title alone.
As someone who is strict Paleo, I find articles that lump whole grains, corn, or “organic” sugar into a healthy group as dubious, at best. Organic sugar is to sugar what lab produce meth is to street meth; still the same, and still bad for your.
It makes me sad when I see people I know fall prey to these articles and recipes. It further makes me sad when I hear them complain about difficulties with losing weight, health problems exacerbated by weight, or their seeming inability to eat healthy. They try, they say, and yet I see them posting these unhealthy recipes saying things like, “Now here’s a healthy list I can get behind.”
I’m not the Paleo Police. I don’t judge anyone’s eating habits. But when you ask me about eating right, changing your lifestyle, and adopting Paleo and then throw all that advice away only to go back to old habits and then complain to me and others that you can’t achieve the same results that Sherry, I, and countless others have, well, you can see where I may get a little upset. Of course, I keep it all inside (except for on my blog, it seems) because I don’t want to upset or insult anyone.
Do you want to lose weight? Change the food you’re putting into your mouth. Do you want to get fit? Do some exercise. Best yet: do both (within reason and commensurate with your physical abilities and limitations). But talking about it and eating Paleo half the time while eating junk the rest of the time isn’t doing you any favors. I don’t care if it’s Paleo, keto, IF, CICO, Adkins, or whatever diet you’re following is called. Just follow it to the letter. Stop cheating yourself. If it’s not working, then you can adjust and try something else. But not giving any diet a 100% chance and effort is keeping you from achieving the results you’re looking for.