8 Weeks of Paleo

What am I doing?

I’ll be eating a Paleo Diet for a couple of months. Before starting, I’ll get some blood tests done. I’ll test for cholesterol, inflammation, thyroid function, vitamin D levels etc. I’ll also be getting my bodyfat measured. At the end of the period I’ll get the tests done again and see what’s changed. In the meantime, I’ll blog about what I’m eating and doing.

Why am I doing it?

I’d like to shed a little light on what a “healthy” diet actually is. There’s so much bullshit in the media about what’s healthy and what isn’t. I reckon if you eat Paleo, you’re 90% there. After that it’s up to your individual characteristics and goals. Also I’ve taken the piss out of vegans and vegetarians, so I figure I need to back that up with some evidence (apart from all the science, of course).  Lastly, I’m just kinda curious to see what happens.

The Blog

Diet and nutrition can seem nebulous. Documentaries, articles in the Evening Standard, advice from friends…we’re constantly bombarded with information, and half information, and outright misinformation. One week basil is healthy, the next it gives you cancer. I can understand why so many people start with good intentions but end up throwing in the towel.

The purpose of the blog is to share my experience, and to provide some elementary education. You don’t need a PhD in biochemistry to understand the basics of how the human body works, and what a healthy diet means for you. I’ve spent a lot of time reading blogs and listening to podcasts. Most of the dense biochemical jargon has washed over me but I’ve managed to learn a few things.

In the blog I’ll explain in basic terms how important functions within the body work. Hopefully this will shed some light on what you’ve seen and heard in the media. I hope it will help you to understand how your body works, and serve as a foundation for you to do further research.