Primal eating and me
Homeostasis – big word, big meaning
Homeostasis: the maintenance of relatively stable internal physiological conditions in higher animals under fluctuating environmental conditions
Or life in balance, like the ability to rest in the eye of a storm while the maelstrom folds in around you: centered, balanced, alert. This is one of my experiences of primal eating. The storms have passed and the roller coaster dips and highs from blood sugar surges have passed.
So I tried to figure it out for myself. Then a GP friend of ours introduced M and me to primal eating, it’s evolutionary nutrition or simply eating only those foods not manufactured, processed or genetically modified, basically it’s a natural real-food diet. There has always been some innate part of me that has known what to eat but somehow while you are in the midst of eating it is difficult to create that bit of space that difference to allow the solution to fall into place. Its so addictive, eating.
What I know is this. Homeostasis. Do you think about breathing? About your heart pumping round the blood? about your lungs taking and expelling air? Do you think to blink? Do you think to hear? No! We seem to come pre-programmed to do all that. So why was my body so out of kilter when it came to food? Because, on reflection and to be fair, I don’t think what I was eating was food. Or was recognised by my body as food. And that’s why I was always hungry and that’s why I was always eating and never satisfied.
We now eat nutrient dense, rich good quality food. I am excited by the quality of the food we eat and by just how good it tastes. I spent many years compromising on taste for a quick fix of sugar: it’s that short term gratification thing. Trust your body. Keep it real, keep it simple keep it interesting and sometime soon, you will find you have enough.
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Posted on September 17, 2011, in Paleoworks, The Paleo Experience and tagged Eating, Food, Health, Homeostasis, Mark’s Daily Apple, Mental health, Paleolithic Diet, PaleoWorks, PaleoWorks Program, Wine tasting descriptors. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.