Nutrition is a personal interest of mine. I can spend hours upon hours reading and listening to material about all different aspects of the subject. My top 3 favourite sources of information at the moment would have to be Sean Croxton's Youtube Channel and online radio show, Mark Sisson's blog 'Marks Daily Apple' and Paul Chek's audios and videos as well as his written Articles .
From all the things I have read, watched and listened to from my "3 Wise Men" (including speaking to both Sean and Paul in person over the phone!) I have come to the conclusion that I will cut all sugar, grains and dairy from my diet for 30 days. Alternativley I will eat meat, eggs, coconut and olive oil, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds which are all the foods that Mother Nature intended us to eat.
I am doing this because I want to experience first hand what it feels like to eat strictly natural foods, without any of the processed foods that western culture has introduced. I know it will be hard as I need to adapt from what is familiar to me but I am so curious about how my body will respond, that I am up for the challenge!
30 days is my chosen amount of time to make a decision as to whether or not I will continue to eat this way long term, as I believe this is adequate time to overcome addiction from carbohydrates and sugar, detoxify and feel within my body the effects of eating this way. Although, I must admit that I have a head start as I gave up sugar back in November, It took me 2 days of feeling tired, lethagic and strongly craving sugar but was worth every moment as I no longer crave it. At all.