But I doubt it. My experience with pills, shakes, or any "fake foods" is that while you may actually get some benefit, in the long run you quit the program because of expense or just tired of the hassle.
I have a friend who has seen my fitness journey and wanted me to help him just lose 10 to 15 lbs.. I spoke with him a little about changing the food he puts in his body, very basic stuff, but he wasn't willing to give it a go.
So, I see him again and he informs me that he is about to try a pill that will enable him to lose weight effortlessly. I told him to go for it and it might work, prob not though. But I am happy that he is willing to try something to get his health back. But I'd much rather he take a different approach.
The approach I'm referring to is training your body for life-long fitness and health.
First of all "training" your body is a somewhat misleading term. Our bodies are super intelligent and accustomed to ensuring our survival. Our bodies aren't interested in our 5 yr plan or our plans even for next week, they are concerned about making sure all of our systems and functions are in balance, working properly.
So, briefly, we can "train" our bodies by eating our ancestral foods and allowing our bodies to become fat burning engines instead of a constant need for sugars and other cheap carbs.
By eating primally we allow our bodies to tap into their own fat stores( a huge resourse) instead of incessently craming ourselves full of crap carbs that just get locked away as fat and we can't utilize them.
Again, our bodies will adjust and start running efficiently on this ancient and primal fuel that has allowed us to survive for so long as a species. Can you imagine our ancestors chasing down some wild game, even after a time of food shortage, and complaining that they need a coke or sandwich? It didn't happen, they were efficient fat burners.
It's really hard to imagine that life-long health is just one meal away, every day. It's almost like fiction to someone who hasn't tried it, but to those who have adopted a primal/paleo lifestyle, it's magic and it truly works. All we have to do is to try it. Just like Hippocrates said in 400 b c "Let thy food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be thy food".
And so my friend, by all means keep on experimenting with health ideas, but if you want life-long fitness and to decrease your chances of getting all the metabolic diseases that our standard american diet predispose us to; give me a call and I can help coach you to life-long primal fitness!
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