What to Eat
Before I go any further it is important to state, categorically, that there is no perfect diet, per se, for every human being on the planet. Each person is slightly different physiologically from the next, and those differences sometimes necessitate different dietary approaches. It’s important to note that various cultures around the world subsist on very diverse diets and enjoy good health and low incidence of illness and disease, nevertheless. Having said that, there is no doubt that there are certain foods that our bodies are more adapted to and that are more beneficial for us, just as there are certain foods that tend to do more harm than good. For that reason, I advocate the primal approach because it is evolutionarily based and looks to promote foods (in composition, if not always look and taste) that humans have eaten for the bulk of our existence, while eliminating the toxins present in much of our food supply today. Here are a couple lists that can give you an idea of the types of foods that make up an primal diet, and keep in mind this is to be used as a blueprint. It can be difficult to drop a standard American diet cold-turkey and adopt a primal approach, and it will likely take you awhile to get acclimated. It’s perfectly fine to move at your own pace and do things incrementally; remember, life’s a marathon, not a sprint.