PRIMAL JOURNAL ~Carmiel~
The first book I read that really opened my eyes was Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It by Gary Taubs. I started doing some more research on nutrition after that and came across the Paleo stuff. I read The Primal Blue Print and I was hooked.
I had nearly convinced myself that I was just destined to be overweight and that it was okay as long as I was healthy but deep down, I didn’t really believe that. I thought I was doing everything right. I ate lots of whole grains; brown rice, oatmeal and whole wheat bread were my staples. I was not a junk food vegetarian at all (actually in retrospect I guess I was I just didn’t know it.) I worked out regularly at the gym, often with a trainer. I was healthy but I was overweight. One of my friends told me once that I was the only fat vegetarian she knew but I bet there are a lot of us out there.
I have started working out at a new gym that opened near my house. I am so glad I checked this gym out. It's small (actually it was a Blockbuster in it's previous incarnation) and it's not fancy but the guys that own it are awesome and very knowledgable about paleo type nutrition and fitness. You walk in and everyone says hi, it's a nice change from the gym I went to before where I felt like they were just after my money.
Last edited by Carmiel; 12-30-2011 at 12:57 PM.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Martin Luther King Jr.