When we had the first LBN meeting on Saturday two weeks ago, I opened with this statement:
“I’m asking you to un-learn everything you think you know, everything you’ve been taught about the ‘right’ way to eat, everything most doctors have told you your whole life.”
And for so many of us, this so hard to do it’s nearly impossible. But I asked you to trust us, to do the research yourself, and just TRY. I mean, people pop pills for every ache and pain, every symptom of ill health, but try asking them to cut out grains for the same symptoms and you’d think you kicked their puppy or punched their grandma.
But what I want you to do is be armed. When your mother/grandmother/spouse/friend/co-worker asks you why you’re turning down the morning doughnut for four eggs and bacon, YOU KNOW why. That when you pull beef jerky or almonds out of your purse at a coffee shop, you don’t feel weird. You feel strong and in control of your health. As cliche as it is, knowledge is power. So I’m going to give you some resources that I’ve found helpful along this journey for you to read, research, and sack away in your ammo bag to fire back at people who stick their nose up at your heavy cream in your coffee.
Mark’s Daily Apple
Chris Kresser, formerly The Healthy Skeptic
The Clothes Make the Girl
Free the Animal
Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades (Protein Power)
Modern Paleo Warfare
The Perfect Health Diet
The Daily Lipid
Hunt. Gather. Love.
Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations
Paleo Comfort Foods
Free The Animal
Jan’s Sushi Bar
Food Lover’s Primal Palate
Jen’s Gone Paleo
So, share with the group: What resources have you found that are helping you on this transition to this lifestyle? How are you handling the criticism from friends and family? Has research and knowledge helped this?