I met several of the crazee-FIT athletes at the gym yesterday for kick off of the Nutritional Challenge. Impressive group of leaping, sweating, lifting, pulling and pushing banshees! I have to tell you; of the 2 dietary approaches we talked about: Paleo and Zone…I am partial to Paleo. It makes elegant sense to limit foods that humans haven’t evolved well enough to digest without a challenge. Take legumes for example (“beans, beans, the musical fruit”). I know that they are the mainstay of many healthy plant based diets but let’s face it…they ain’t so easy to digest for many of us! Even after soaking, rinsing, soaking some more…they still give me wicked-bad gas and pain in the belly (I realize that may be TMI for some of you but hey…everyone foofers)! Anyway, I finally figured that if I have to go through all that and still can’t digest the little buggers without pain then maybe I should take a hint and NOT EAT THEM! One time I bought Fiber One Bars (before I swore off processed foods) and they were worse! Turns out I’m sensitive to the inulin (chicory root) fiber and it was terrible, foul, sickly…ugh! But one of the ladies I work with scarfs them everyday without batting an eye (or offending adjacent cubical mates). So I guess my point is this: listen to your body, people! One man’s food is another man’s poison. There is no ONE eating approach that is right for everyone so find out what your delicate constitution can tolerate…or better yet; find out what makes you HUM! Try tossing out dairy, see what happens. Skin clear up? Pipes have less mucous? Belly flatter? Maybe you should consider ditching it all together…just sayin’. Don’t take my word for anything, though, be a skeptic! Try different ways to eat (clean, real food) and see what your body wants. It will definitely tell you.