Emily Cooke, Brad’s daughter, wanted to share this:
I began doing paleo about 6 months ago, and I began strict paleo about a month ago. Paleo has many benefits, and the way of eating makes sense; would a caveman eat it?
One way paleo helped me was by keeping me more alert, and focused. I was getting an A+ on nearly every assignment, in every subject. You are able to pay attention more easily, and be more alert to things around you. So, I guess you could say it makes you smarter. Paleo also helped me lose weight, over 15 pounds, and I didn’t work out once, except for my daily routine of school. Just imagine how much weight you could lose if you did work out. They say that you,” feel like crap”, for the first 2 weeks because you are taking all of the sugars, and things out of your body, but maybe I didn’t feel that because I am only a kid. Also on paleo, you don’t feel like you need to eat as much, and snack on something.
If you want to successfully do paleo, first you have to find things you like to eat that are paleo, and learn to say no to fatty food. If you have a hard time doing so, just look at the label of the Twinkie, or pop tart you are about to shove in your mouth. Can you even read the words on the label? Make simple substitutions, like instead of a regular peanut butter cookie, have a paleo almond butter cookie; switch almond butter for peanut butter. And, if you are very desperate, have dark chocolate covered almonds, and switch almonds for potato chips, or make cinnamon roasted almonds.
One thing I can tell you about doing paleo, is never try to explain it to someone who doesn’t have any background knowledge on it. I tried to explain to a girl at school, that bread is bad for you since humans have been around thousands of years, and wheat had only been around for 2000 years, so our bodies haven’t adapted to it. The next day, she was saying how much she loves bread. Then, I tried to explain to my Spanish class that eating a banana is like eating a snickers bar, with all of the sugar it has in it, but their only response was “but those are natural sugars”, true, but isn’t regular cane sugar natural too?
I broke my paleo streak on the 10th of October with my birthday party cake when I turned 13, but I plan to continue paleo starting this week.
I say eat paleo, it is the way our bodies were intended to live.