“Eat like a caveman? Are you out of your #@^&!&g mind? I’m Italian, this Paleo thing isn’t for me”….Trust me when I say that is the “G” rated version of my immediate reaction when I first looked into the paleo diet.
First and foremost I am NOT a nutritionist or a fitness guru. Quite candidly, I’m just a normal (might be a stretch) Senior Citizen (65 +) male who refuses to age and accept an existence of inactivity and illness. Why did I bother with the Paleo Diet? Well it all started in Brooklyn, N.Y. in …ah, we don’t have to go back that far, after a long career in telecommunications I now enjoy retirement in sunny Florida with my trophy wife of 45 years. I play softball 3 times per-week, belong to a bowling league, ride my bike, have discovered a new passion for cooking, enjoy going on cruises and chasing my wife around the house once in a while…once in a while, remember I am a Senior Citizen!
Quite honestly and through no concerted effort on my part, I’ve been very fortunate to never have had to deal with any major health related issues. I did start to notice however, that I was constantly experiencing agita (acid reflux) and that there was a strange phenomenon going on with my clothes regarding them shrinking (yeah right). So after much prodding from my wife I agreed to visit my Dr. Well what a surprise that after a series of tests, it was revealed that I was pre diabetic, overweight, boarded on high blood pressure and as a result of the acid reflux, I suffered some damage to my esophagus. As per my Dr. my choices were simple; either stay on this course or take medication. I didn’t like either of these choices and opted to change my dietary lifestyle instead and I’m damn happy I did! After much research (okay, I read a little) I decided to give this Paleo thing a shot which I’ve been enjoying for over a year now. As of this writing my weight is down 30-lbs. (21 pounds lost first 4-months), blood sugar way down and (not considered pre diabetic) , zero instances of acid reflux, my blood pressure is down to 120/68 from 150/92 and my resting heart rate is 68 BPM. In addition, I have experienced a greater level of physical endurance, I sleep much better and have an increased level of testosterone (much to my wife’s chagrin). I “thought” I felt pretty good before Paleo…man was I wrong!
Bottom line if this can work for me it surely can work for you!
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