Somewhere deep down inside each of us, we know butter is good for us. It’s why we like to slather it on all sorts of tasty vegetables. Deep down, we like fats.
It’s why they’re so tempting. So tantalizing. It’s why they call our name.
Imagine a world where people ate fat — lots of fat. Mostly from wild or pasture-raised animals or tropical oils. In your mind’s eye, are these people overweight slouches dying of heart disease?
I’ll tell you what I see. I see a world of fit, healthy, lean, and slightly-tanned people capable of almost any feat.
I’ll also tell you what I don’t see — heart disease, diabetes, mood disorders.
I’m watching Sally Fallon’s presentation of Mary Enig’s The Oiling of America. It’s all about fats and the fallacies of the Lipid Hypothesis, and goes into far greater detail than the video tutorial on fats I created for you guys last month.
Anyhow, the last slide of the presentation offered a fairly succinct summary of dietary principles.
I’d never seen a comparision of traditional diets to modern diets presented side-by-side before. The way the visual “clicked” inside my head inspired me to share it with you.
Hope you find it equally as helpful!
And there you have it — a handy little summary you can show people when they ask you why you eat the way you do.
And if you don’t eat a Traditional Diet already, what’s stopping you?
If you need a gentle nudge in the right direction or don’t know where to start, check out my ever-growing list of Newbie Tips.
Now, I know that we’re all made differently and have different goals in mind when we make these sorts of lifestyle/dietary changes. Even within a Traditional, Real Foods model, the variations of exactly what each of us should eat and why seem endless. One diet does not fit all.
Some of us need physical healing. Some of us need to lose weight. Still others are suffering from mental or nervous system issues. Some of us simply want to be as healthy as we can be. If you’re looking for guidance in any of these areas, I am a nutrition & wellness coach. I’m here to help.
(photo by litlnemo)