Saw an item on The Daily Show last week that made me determined to get back to Paleo. So I’ve been trying it this week. And gradually, slowly, bit by bit, I am getting there.
On Monday I cooked six sausages for myself, the idea being I’d have a couple for breakfast and then the rest during the week. The smell that hit my nostrils didn’t have the effect it used to. These were good-quality sausages, a premium range. But the smell made me feel nauseous and I only managed to eat half of one… 🙁 However I refused to throw them away. I’d already thrown cooked sausages out after The Episode four weeks ago now! I persevered and I’m so glad I did.
Burgers are back!
Last night I ate a burger! A wonderfully-tasting burger from my local supermarket but just like the kind you can now buy in premium burger bars all over the country. Grass-fed cattle, the highest, best, quality. Full of goodness and dig all those nutrients only red meat can give you.
So I’m back on Paleo. Hugely relieved. For a minute there, I thought I was in trouble. What sparked this back off was seeing an item on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show about a film called Fed Up. All about how sugar is poisoning people and making them fat and giving them diseases such as Diabetes and more besides.
We still are being fed – d’you see what I did there! – this nonsense about fat being bad and carbs being good when in fact it’s the other way around. I had my burger tonight with a salad and a slab of Cornish blue cheese. I didn’t need anything else and certainly no carbs.
I did and still do miss bread and all the patisserie stuff that could be called bread-derivative. It’s not easy giving it up. As Jon Stewart said to Katie Couric – the US TV reporter who made the film Fed Up – we love sugar! We need it. Well we do. It’s the crack cocaine of food because it acts like cocaine on our brain. Our pleasure receptors are crazy go nuts for it. It’s addictive.
You can come off this addiction if you give it up for 10 days according to this film. I’ve also heard the figure two or three weeks given for the amount of time it takes your body to get used to having no sugar. And bread, potatoes, pasta and rice act pretty much the same in your body as sugar.
Yes, I know, very hard to give them up and it was all I wanted when I got sick a few weeks back. But I never intended to stay off Paleo eating because I know it’s doing me so much good. Cholesterol isn’t something you need worry about either as Loren Grant points out on her blog. As for statins… that’s a whole racket going on right there.
Our governments lie to us and drug companies have our doctors in thrall. Eventually the stupid science upon which the eat carbs go low fat high sugar rhetoric is based will be debased for the rubbish it really is.
Yes we like sugar. We also like alcohol and many people still enjoy smoking. The human brain is a chemical soup it’s easy to fool with, well, chemicals! We can fool ourselves but when governments do it in order to allow Big Food unbridled access to us, that’s when we should take a stand and say NOOOOO!!!!
Sugar is Big Tobacco
And it’s coming. Ed Miliband, leader of the UK Labour Party, was mocked for the suggestion that an incoming Labour government would try to curb the amount of sugar we have in our diets. But that’s exactly what the World Health Organisation wants us to do. The US government though threatened to withdraw millions of dollars of funding from the WHO if it put out the eat less sugar message.
This is a big as Big Tobacco was in the 50s and 60s when non-smoking cigarette executives (they peddled the drug but weren’t so stupid as to imbibe it themselves) swore blind that they believed cigarette smoking didn’t cause cancer. Or heart disease. Or strokes. They were lying.
We’re not so gullible now though are we? We KNOW big industries lie to us in order to peddle products for profit and we know governments sit back and let them. But WE don’t have to let them. Do we?
Thanks for listening. See you either later in the week or next week. Enjoy your day.