I didn't expect that I would be contributing to this thread. But I've had a couple of really challenging days and feel a bit torn.
I decided I was sick of "eating healthy" by primal standards. So I ate pasta, corn meal bread, chocolate mousse, chorizo, ham, chicken (I usually avoid the last three cos of omega 6s), cheese, and corn flakes. And now I feel guilty.
I feel my diet is way too restrictive and im doubting the benefits. i want to be normal. but As much as I want to be "normal" about food, I don't want to throw the baby out with the bath water. I absolutely never "cheat" (havent eaten bread or cereal in a year) and probably what I ate would just be part of someone else's 20 per cent.
I don't mean I want to start eating junk, but I can see its also a slippery slope. Is it possible to be 70 per cent or is there no point?
Sorry about the melodramatic message lol. Typing this on an iPhone - so hard to convey separation of thought when you can't see the full screen!!
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat