Daily Paleo: Mouth Money

I spout food snobbery in 160-character bouts on occasion.

The last year has been filled with change for me – moving, marriage, and a total nutritional overhaul. Developing an eye for health and wellness was important because I want Husband and myself to have a long, happy and healthy life together. I have no other agenda.

Here's to a healthy, happy life together.

I got sick of seeing words like “added fiber!” and “nutrient-enriched!” on the food I bought. Can’t I get my fiber and nutrients from sources that come with the goods naturally? I knew in my heart that The One Upstairs and Mother Nature created appropriate sustenance for us, more so than General Mills. And I wanted to stop buying in to the profit-driven marketing that screams to us that we need calcium from artificially lactating cows, fiber from cereal, and B-vitamins from 5-hour energy. I KNEW humans were built to succeed. To feel awake, clear-headed, and like a well-oiled machine.

The quality of our fuel determines the quality of our lives.

So here’s what I endeavor to eat: Grass-fed meats, from sustainable local sources as much as possible. Farm-fresh eggs. Vegetables, in seasonal rotation and from local sources as often as possible. Fats from sources like avocado, grass-fed meats, and coconut products. Fruits. Some nuts and seeds. Ample spices.

Colorful and delicious.

Variety is essential – luckily there are THOUSANDS of different veggies, fruits, and combinations of meats, veggies, fruits and spices out there for my enjoyment.

I believe humans are simply meant to eat this way. Of course, this holds no promise of profit for companies that produce boxed, processed, fiber-added foods that never spoil. Sorry, General Mills.

My five readers (Hi mom! Hi Jonas brothers! Hi Bonus Jonas!) have expressed enthusiasm at the prospect of me “putting my money where my mouth is” and creating a monthlong road map of what I choose to eat. A few notes: I eat until I’m not hungry anymore. I screw up some recipes. I have treats here and there, usually something like ice cream or chocolate. I avoid gluten and grains like the plague. Sleep and exercise are also an important part of this process. As Coach Rut says, you can’t exercise away bad nutrition.

Professor Loren Cordain has magnitudes of published research on the science behind this way of eating – that is, exactly WHY I feel so wonderful when I eat this way consistently. You can peruse it (I recommend Cereal Grains: Humanity’s Double-Edged Sword) or you can simply emulate the diet and see for yourself. Or you can check out my Smarter People page for great resources.

Stay tuned for Daily Paleo posts, starting today.

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11 Responses to “Daily Paleo: Mouth Money”

  1. I am a reader! I look forward to seeing what you have to say. This is a great blog, by the way. I wouldn’t expect anything less from the wife of one of my dearest friends. Zoom and I have a resilient friendship I tell you, forged by the love of sport, health, fitness, and overcoming adversity.

    I was just thinking…it would probably be stronger had we not binged on three belgium waffles per night in the wardroom during our stint as teammates. 🙂

    Web Smith | CEO, SICFIT.com
    WebsmithBLOG.com

    • I’m honored to have you as a reader, Web! I follow your online endeavors and am so impressed with everything you all do. You and Lindsey are inspirations.

  2. Nice to meet you in person, albeit too briefly. I’m reading too.

    • John, great to meet you as well. I’m so glad to count you as a reader! I wish Rosemary was taking my food pictures. It would surely add to the aesthetic factor.

  3. It’s amazing how so much food comes in boxes now. I just discovered a delicious new small mango–can’t remember what it’s called.
    I must admit though, that sometimes I just have to have some potato chips.

  4. I am a reader, too! From Europe, even, so it seems there’s more than five 🙂
    Your blog inspires me, so keep up the great work. And, well, thanks!

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