This past weekend, Dan Benjamin of Hivelogic posted about his transition to a Paleo diet:
[F]ollowing this diet (which involves avoiding gluten, among other things) has resulted in dramatic health benefits for me and my family. The Paleo diet, which resembles but differs in some important ways from low-carb/slow-carb or 4HB diets, has been around for several decades, and has a great deal of science behind it.
Weight loss is an almost guaranteed side-effect (but not necessarily the goal) of this diet, which isn’t so much a “diet” as a lifestyle change, and ideally a permanent one, that you’ll make to the way you eat and live. As a family, over the last year (but very soon after starting the diet), we saw the alleviation of allergies and eczema, cholesterol issues, improved energy, better sleep, and most importantly, the elimination of something I’d struggled most of my life with: hypoglycemia. Most people who share their experiences with eating this way have similar results, but it’s kind of hard to believe until you experience some of the benefits for yourself.(In his Paleo post, Benjamin provides helpful links to a few select Paleo resources: Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Loren Cordain, Kurt Harris, Richard Nikoley, Sarah Fragoso, Angelo Coppola, the Primal Palate folks, and -- last but not least -- my wife!)
Okay, gang: Have you tried going Paleo yet? If not, why not? Give it a shot -- stick with it for 30 days and see if you don't look, feel and perform better. What have you got to lose?
There are lots of great Paleo primers out there -- but since this is my blog and all, I'll put in a plug for mine. Check it out here or click the "Eat Paleo" button on the nav bar above.