posted on Jun, 3 2012 @ 02:50 AM
Me too TS 1984...
...studied nutrition for 30+ years, and have the credentials to be a nutritional counselor...
If it's a "healthy diet", then I've done it. I heard about Paleo or "primal diet" 6 or 7 years ago. Because of all the animal food, I
disregarded it out of hand. Keep in mind... I have always been a "geek" for the science and research behind food and food science and
4 months ago... a guy who used to tease me for eating "sticks and twigs" who was himself overweight, and now sleeping with a c-pap machine because
of his sleep apnea, started eating paleo, unbeknownst to me. At the same time, I was hitting bottom because I had become such a carb junkie. All
organic, and the "highest quality" carbs money can buy... but carb-o-rama nonetheless.
After talking to my friend who had been eating Paleo for 3 weeks and lost 15 pounds, I decided to give it a go for 30 days, and if I didn't like it,
I could give it up.
At that time, I had been having chronic indigestion for about 8 years, along with regular acid reflux, which would wake me in the middle of the night,
gagging on the aspiration of stomach acid into my lungs... coughing for an hour straight...
By day 4, my indigestion and acid reflux was GONE. Still is.
I was eating a lot of food, but I started losing weight... weight I was unable to lose previous, despite "eating better" than 97% of the rest of the
population. 4 months later, I am about 20 pounds lighter, and noticeably thinner. Clothes I thought I would have to replace, now fit me great.
I no longer have huge food cravings or the desire to be constantly munching all the time. I had constant thrist for 23 years, that I could never seem
to quench. I don't have that anymore.
Of course, before I even started, I did the research I balked at before... and discovered there i9s solid sci9ence behind the premise of the
Grains and beans, are massively inflammatory in the human body. Talk to any doctor who bothers to keep up on the latest research, and he will tell
you that is starting to look solidly like almost every major disease process is rooted in inflammation, including heart disease and cancer.
So yeppers... chalk me up as a real life example that TS 1984 is spot on!