Primal eating and me

Homeostasis – big word, big meaning

Homeostasis: the maintenance of relatively stable internal physiological conditions in higher animals under fluctuating environmental conditionslioness relaxing

Merriam-Webster’s Medical Dictionary (c) 2007 Merriam-Webster Inc

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.

Paleo-works,  we know it does and we will encourage you on your way.  Stop by for a chat, we’d love to hear from you

About Paleo Works

Paleo Works Have you ever wondered how you arrived at “being overweight” and thought how difficult it is to get rid of and keep off those excess pounds? Hi, I’m Katie and together with Mike my husband, we are Paleo Works. As a busy working mum of four, I often watched others embark on weight loss progammes only to return to their start weight (and then some) shortly after reaching their target. Why was this happening? Conventional dietary wisdom would have us believe that it’s YOU who has failed. But Mike and I thought different. We felt that there had to be something wrong with that conventional dietary wisdom after all we can’t all be hopeless? So we studied intensely, sought out advice and read avidly. We questioned robustly and talked with many on various 'dieting' regimes. What we found was radical, our story has to be told, our knowledge has to be shared. So If you are ready to stop blaming your self for being overweight and ready to change your approach to weight loss then contact us and let’s get started!

Posted on September 17, 2011, in Paleoworks, The Paleo Experience and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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