I've had a lot of folks asking about the eating plan I've been on for a while. When I try to explain it to them, it seems like, in order to describe it, I end up having to explain all the possible macronutrient variables and how you can fiddle with them.
Yesterday, I just gave up and told someone who asked that what it means to ME to be Paleo is that I try to respect my own nature as a human being. I source my food as locally as possible, from the same kinds of sources that might be available to someone before the advent of structured agriculture. That rules out processed foods like soy, seed oils, and commercial grains.
Does this sound accurate to you folk? I don't want to get into explaining in 2-5 minutes about trying to sort out macronutrient profiles, discuss whether this is a good "diet" for "weight loss" or anything like that -- I just want to give someone a quick overview of what I'm doing, since people have noticed the effect it's had on my overall health, even when I'm going through a rough patch with my genetic illness. Yet, I also want to let people know that it's possible to make these kinds of choices, even in a huge urban area--that they can choose better food and a way of eating more in line with the nature of the healthy human. (I intentionally avoid the word "evolution" -- it stirs up some downright -strange- arguments down here about evolution vs. creation -- again, don't want to go down that road, especially in what I need to be a BRIEF discussion so I can get back to what I'm doing! chuckles)