Since my new year's resolution which started at the beginning of the year (and really not until I joined Crossfit in February), I've had an incredible change in lifestyle. At first, I endeavored to do all sorts of things, from learning Spanish, to improving at Jiu Jitsu. "Getting in shape" is as cliche a New Year's resolution as one can have, but I believed. I mean, if Jared can do it, why can't I?
Another very important comment I remember hearing was "Well, in order for a diet to truly work, you'd have to be on it for the rest of your life right?" That little gem came from doctor I know. While he and I differ in nutritional philosophy (he's fully ingrained in the standard food pyramid myth of high grains, low fat), the point is still a good one. Dieting typically is a temporary endeavor. One gets on it, gets lean, and falls off the wagon. I was looking for the ever cliche "Lifestyle Change". (Cue dramatic music). This is why I cringe at the words "Paleo Diet." The term adds a certain hokey factor to the whole thing. And the word "diet" conjures images of the Atkins, Liquid, and Garth Brooks Juice Diets.
C'mon donks, we can all say it together: "Fitness is 10% exercise, and 90% diet." I'm telling you, spending 4 hours per day in the gym and eating lots of carbs is like...well...eating candy and taking insulin. Stupid, and doesn't get you anywhere. I might even add that diet is more than 90%. So why is this way of eating any different? More about this in my next post.
To Be Continued....