I think its important to give some background to catch everyone up to where I am before I go into the details of my experimenting. I like being extremely open and forthcoming with all the details of what is happening to or within me and will do my best to report all my findings bad and good alike. First hand experience is truly unbeatable and compiling this type of information will do us better than any tightly controlled clinical trial ever could. Though it is exactly these types of trials that I use to as my springboard to other dietary adventures.
I want to reiterate, that one main purpose of this blog is to find and explore different methods than what you will not conventionally see in the paleoverse. There are already an abundance of bloggers and ways of eating that have helped countless souls re-establish vibrant health. If you have found me, then surely you have found the others, so I would advise you to read them for more conventional paleo wisdom. I do all the time. Hopefully, the experimenting seen here can inspire others to let go and try something new, if they are stuck.
So, here I am, 13 months away from 30, 5’11 on a good day, weigh around 185 and have been plus or minus 10 pounds of this since college. I had no interest in nutrition until I happened to haphazardly read Good Calories, Bad Calories by the great Gary Taubes in August 2008 during a brief period of erudition and have been stuck, addicted to investigating all there is to know about what will lead to excellent health .
I have yet to find any method of eating that has lead to any long term sustainable good health, though I have had a few brief periods where I felt my health was accelerating forward, but as it stands now, I feel not too dissimilar to when I started my journey 20 months ago. Before reading GCBC, I had never experimented with dietary changes and never connected diet to well-being. My main concern has always been about energy, and the apparent lack there of. Unable to efficiently provide fuel to myself has left me feeling crippled as though I’m dragging behind a pile of sledgehammers. This unfortunately has no carry over to strength training and is rather annoying. I’ve also suffered from irritable bowels for a number of years along with a number of other minor health issues that I’d like to explore and find the underlying cause of these nasties.
I won’t bore you with details here but will direct you to my online journal if you want to look up more details. I would like to leave this blog open for my own personal essays.
My Journal: http://www.rawpaleoforum.com/journals/round-2-from-addiction-to-recovery/