Who: Diane Sanfilippo – Author, Practical Paleo
Topic: Practical Paleo Implementation. Now that you know what to eat, the next step is putting it into practice. Diane explains what to expect from the Paleo Diet, how to overcome common obstacles, and the most effective ways to deal with the doubters.
What did you think of Diane's presentation?
She says multiple things I liked :
People miss the point of a whole foods diet
So many people do ask is this paleo while it's so easy to decide for yourself. And :
People think that one template of the paleo diet works for everybody, bur we gotta adapt the diet to our own problems.
This is why I don't like hack my diet plan or similar threads on here (I'm being a hypocrite because I ask these kind of questions from time to time too) : it only works if your body says it works.
Still, I find it hard to review this : most people here already know 95% of what was said, if not more. There's nothing new, no interesting sparkle that intrigued me. It's just the standard things over and over again.
But maybe it's just me, I'm not a big fan of paleo cookbooks etc. It just makes it more difficult to think of food as an experience that should not necessarily be a good one. I like having disgusting meals from time to time and laugh at myself. It feels good, it feels different. If you eat candy every day, the amazing taste disappears shortly after, until you reach a point where eating becomes an automatism. And when that happens, another magical aspect of life has disappeared :) Just like video games ruins real adventure. Just like porn ruins sex.
I found her very enrolling. She quickly convinced me I'd like to read her book when it's released because she spoke as someone who is comfortable/confident with her approaches and she demonstrated that she's thought out practical methods to advise people based on their personal situations.
Based on what I heard I'm going to start browsing her podcasts.
For me the most helpful element in her discussion was about how to interact with family & friends - ie. with LOVE.
When the people closest to you are eating a diet that is let's say 'not optimal' in your opinion, or are struggling with health problems yet not giving your advice the time of day, try to remember to stay as positive, caring, understanding, and patient as you can.
I'm thankful to Diane for discussing this, and I will add it to my 'toolkit'.
I couldn't get into it. I think two in a row is too much paleo for me. I will revisit it later today. Update: I tried again, and it didn't capture my interest during the long answers. I wish Sean would have jumped in and asked more questions. I guess I am not all that interested in the topic, but I did like what she had to say about eating out. She is very practical. I noticed that yesterday's videos are still available for viewing for a short time today.