For the Uninitiated
Maybe you’re here by mistake or stumbled in somehow. Or perhaps you’re new to all this Paleo/Primal stuff and have no idea what I’m talking about, but you know that it offends everything you’ve ever been told about nutrition and you kinda like it. Or maybe you’re a raw vegan advocate who is here to give me a what-for in the comments about how I’m going to die of high cholesterol and meat is murder.
However you’ve gotten here, welcome!
As a writer, I necessarily have to assume that my audience knows what I’m talking about, otherwise it’ll start sounding like Mother Goose Goes Paleo in here. I’m writing for an educated Paleo/Primal audience, but I’m glad you’re here and I don’t want to lose you. I hardly know you, but I love you already.
People come to this lifestyle for many different reasons. Some are trying to lose weight. Others are here to heal their bodies from various ills such as diabetes, high blood pressure, acne, allergies etc. Some are crazy weightlifter types trying to get from 8% body fat down to 6%. More power to us all.
Across the board, people seem genuinely interested in the latest research while also sharing a healthy skepticism for the information out there. Those who live this lifestyle have seen the effects first-hand and need no more proof than that. I can go on and on, but you should just check out the success stories at Mark’s Daily Apple.
The low-fat movement in our country has been devastating to our waistlines and our health. Paleo lifestyles seek to change this trend by returning to the foods we evolved to eat: meat, vegetables, fruit, and nuts. No grains, no sugar, no processed foods. We aim for the best quality we can find and afford: organic, grass-fed, pastured, local, foraged, or hunted. In addition, many seek out functional exercise that moves our bodies the way they were meant to move. We believe this leads to a life more in balance physically and mentally, and we hope it leads to long-term health free from many of the diseases that plague our modern society.