Hey guys, those who are on the challenge, we are heading into week 3. This should be the last week before you start to feel noticeably better. Jodi emailed me this picture and it makes perfect sense. If you were to ask 10 people to start eating Paleo, I bet all 10 would initially think the diet was crazy, however, after you explained to them the science behind it they would then realize that it wasn't so crazy. This would lead them to their next response which would be, “I don't have time”. Really? No Time? When you think about it, that response really doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Since eating Paleo, I have had more time than I ever had prior to eating this way. How? It's simple, grocery trips are much faster because you won't need to go down 90% of the aisles and you will now have staples that you get every trip so you won't need a laundry list of groceries every time you go to the store. I cook all my food on Sundays so during the week, all I need to do is take it out of the fridge and heat it up. The alternative to this would be to individually cook every meal OR drive to a restaurant and eat out. Try indvidually cooking every meal and then come tell me that it wouldn't save you a ton of time to prep your meals on Sunday. The bottom line is that no matter what type of job you have, no matter how many kids you have, no matter how “crazy” your life currently is, I can all but gurantee that eating Paleo will alleviate some of the stress in your life your currently feeling. So why does everyone fight it? People will inherently fight change, whether it makes perfect sense or not. I know this is true because I happened to marry someone who fights change more than anyone I have met before. Just last year I was able to convince her to upgrade her email account to the current settings. She was still using the 1978 version of hotmail and I had explained to her the features that would make email so much more efficient if she would just upgrade, which was free and would only take about 5 minutes. 14 months later, the upgrade happened and her email life became easier, but it wasn't easy for her to make this change because she was comfortable with the way things were and she didn't want to throw any curveballs within this process. It goes the same way with most other things in people's lives, they have developed a routine and they are very hesitant to change this.
Not only will eating healthy save you time now, but wait until we all get a little older. Most of us who have been living a healthy lifestyle, will not be taking 10 different colored pills every morning and having to spend hours and hours at Doctor's Offices getting treated for nutrition related illnesses such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension and a slew of others. Spend time now eating right and exercising and it will pay dividends later on in life. If you don't think this is true, go ahead and roll the dice and see what happens. I am going to put my money on nutrition and exercise and see where it takes me. Most likely it will lead to me be spending my 80s and 90s at a blackjack table in Vegas while those that decided to try your luck at the McDonalds and Budweiser Curls Diet will be laid up in a hospital bed at age 60 wondering if it will be orange or cherry jello that the nurse brings you for lunch.
Stay disciplined as we reach the half-way mark! Keep up the great work!