Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Lifestyle Changes

Nov 13, 2016
Bert Carson
Age 74
Height 6'2"
Weight 186
Longtime Obsessive Runner

Jagger - Richards did not win
(main reason-not on the ballot)
I'm still 74
(only there is less of me)
Weight 174
I'm no longer a vegetarian
I'm still a runner but not an obsessive one

This is what that looks like

Jan 14, 2017
What Happened?

This is what is happening.

I've been a vegetarian for over 35 years; Christina for the 20 years she and I have been together.  In our ongoing pursuit of better health, we've been, at various times, vegan and raw food addicts.  Until last month, the most dramatic and effective change we'd made in our lifestyle was abandoning refined sugar, which we did going on four years ago. 

Still, we knew there was more to do, we just didn't know what it was.  Now, though we're only 28 days (as of today 1/17/17) into our Paleo/Primal Lifestyle, we're convinced we've found the way we've been searching for all these years.

Our Paleo journey began when Christina found a video on Facebook which prompted us to try Gundry Reds, a super nutritious concentrated food.  As we waited for our order, we got copies of Dr. Gundry's book, Dr Gundry's Diet Evolution.  Though he doesn't use the term Paleo, it was obvious the Diet Evolution was Paleo.  That reminded Christina of Mark Sisson and his blog, Mark's Daily Apple, which she has followed for a while.

Mark Then
The next step was to get Mark's books, The New Primal Blueprint and 21-Day Total Body Transformation.  Mark, a world-class runner and triathlete in his youth, has been involved in the Paleo movement since 2002, and today he is one of its primary spoke persons.  He writes, publishes, podcasts, certifies primal coaches and distributes his own line of supplements, bars, protein shakes and a host of other Primal related activities under the name of Primal Blueprint (which is the logo I used above -- without permission). 
Mark Now

From Steven Gundry to Mark Sisson, there is a knowledgeable and articulate group of Paleo instructor/mentors in the rapidly growing  international community of Paleo advocates, one or several that may speak to you.  After our research was done, we settled on Mark Sisson, even though he's only a kid, 63, but he has done his research, proven his information and he shares it in a way that we identify with.

I'll keep you posted on our Paleo/Primal Journal, and who knows, maybe there will be an action photo or two (not on a paddle board or the cover of Runner's World).


  1. OK, I bought both of his books. I have been low carbing for the last fourteen months, and I am ready for a change. I will report back. Regards, sw

    1. Awesome. It looks like I'll be posting more blogs on the topic. Jump in anytime, anywhere.
      I like the 21-Day Total Body Transformation, but both books are both outstanding.

  2. My sister has been on a paleo diet for about a year now. She has IBS and does better with paleo. She chose to also be gluten free. I question the gluten free part as not all people are sensitive to gluten. Good luck on your journey.

    1. Thanks for the comment. So far it has most awesome in every regard.

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