If you are on the road at all, you know how hard it is to eat in a healthy manner. Recently came across some information that is making that a little easier and I thought I would share it with you, my 34 readers in the US, UK and Canada.
A few weeks ago a good friend of mine, Carl, invited me to meet Nathan Agin. Carl had told me about this guy who was traveling around doing something called travel-hacking. My big interest was that he was a blogger that was in the process of getting his blog to pay for his life.
I didn’t fully know what to expect in meeting with Nathan, but figured if Carl said he was worth meeting, he was probably worth meeting.
It turned out to be a quiet meeting with just Nathan, Carl and me. I don’t know how long we talked, but I learned that Nathan’s blog was more focused on healthy travel eating than it was anything else. That’s not completely true, the site is focused on healthy living AND it’s focused on travel. I’m sure you can see how I might confuse them into a single topic. Anyway, it was in this conversation that I first heard the phrase “eating paleo” or “the caveman’s diet.” It was about that point that Nathan mentioned a piece he did on Dick’s Kitchen. If you live in Portland or you are interested in healthy living, I recommend reading and watching his vlog entry, it’s a short video and an even shorter post but well worth the time.
The Paleo Diet
Simply put, the paleo (pay-lee-oh) diet is based on eating like a cave man. Lots of nuts, berrys, fruit and grass fed meat. As simple as it sounds, it’s revolutionary.
What was also revolutionary was the concept of making a stop at a grocery story right after you check into your hotel. I’d heard it before from another trainer friend of mine, but until it got linked to a shopping list of “berries, nuts and fruits” I just didn’t get it.
To be truthful, my carb loving body wasn’t all that interested in this healthy living thing.
But I was making a second business trip in two weeks and I was determined to eat a little more healthy this time as compared to the first time.
Stopping at the grocery store cost me $16.40 for some fruit, some nuts and some berries. This has fed me now for 3 meals and I’ve probably got another 2 meals left in it. And while I’ll need to make another trip or two back for more I find it weird that all it takes is that a couple of handfuls of nuts, a couple of handfuls of berries, a banana and a nectarine and I was full.
If you are already eating healthy then this revelation is probably completely underwhelming, but for me, in my 40′s, and about 80 pounds overweight, it’s amazing.
I’m not used to being filled up by anything that resembles healthy. I dislike salads, but eat them because they are healthy, not because they are tasty (I’ve been told that the amount of meat, cheese and ranch that it takes for me to consider a salad to be tasty also makes it no longer “healthy”)
Give It A Shot
So go check out Nathan’s blog and take a shot at eating like a cave man, then write a comment and tell us what your experience was with it.
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