Doing pushups and burpees and running around the park at sunrise is only half the health and fitness equation. A big part of how we perform and especially how we feel, comes from what we fuel our body with. It probably makes sense to most people that eating a bowl of steamed vegetables is better than chowing down on a candy bar, but there are so many other "foods" that fall into a big grey area of uncertainty or are even widely mistaken and promoted as healthy and good for you. The grain companies and and their marketing departments and lobbyists have done a fabulous job at convicing most of the public that whole grains are heart healthy and part of a balanced diet and even the base of the food pyramid. Gotta give big props to those marketing mojos there. And there's lots of other "foods" that are likewise promoted as not only healthy, but necessary for you.
The above video will take 5 minutes to watch, but it's well worth your time. If you can't spare those 5 minutes or would prefer to read something quickly, take a look at this: http://infographic.paleolithicdiet.com/
Curious to learn more? Here's a few additional resources:
Ask any of the OTB instructors about their experience eating Paleo. We've all seen amazing results in our performance and especially in how we look and how we feel.
What do y'all think? Does it make sense to you? Do you think it's bogus? Want to give it a try?