I have been contemplating this phrase recently. Everything you put into your body affects you, and we should always be striving for optimum energy and health. We all have our off days and “cheats,” but just keep this phrase in mind the next time you’re contemplating that 24-ingredient mystery food staring you in the face.
Despite being paleo for nearly 15 months now, I am still learning what works and what doesn’t for my “temple.” Here are some recent changes I am implementing for optimum energy and health:
- Becoming more mindful of protein intake: Protein is obviously necessary (especially from animals), but excessive protein can cause an insulinogenic response. Instead, replace these calories with fat.
- Eating more vegetables: Even though I don’t think veggies are necessary for a healthy lifestyle (e.g. Vilhjalmu Stefansson, the Inuit tribe, the Bear), they are great for adding more fat by cooking in coconut oil, butter, ghee, lard, olive oil, etc. And they have fiber. And they will make your mother love you again.
- Reducing/eliminating caffeine and replacing with water: another post on this later.
- Reducing dairy (yet again): Just when you thought the Dairy-Free Challenge had died a rightful death, I have decided to remove dairy (again) except for butter. The sour cream and cheese were just too addicting.
So keep that in mind, everyone: your body is a temple. Treat it well, and it will treat you well.