“I don’t have the time to eat a primal diet!”

Last night I gave a successful presentation on paleo living at Run to Live with Helen Williams of the Surrey Nutrition Clinic . The audience was mainly runners (obviously!) and there was a lot of interest in the action of insulin on the body’s energy systems. One of the issues that came up in the Q&A at the end was that eating a paleo diet would be difficult and time consuming “I just don’t have time to do all this cooking!”.

But surely if a paleo diet improves your health and extends your lifespan, then it creates time rather than consuming it? Does being paleo actually give you the time to do all the cooking? Is it really complicated?  These questions went round my head on the way home from the seminar.

I got home at 9.30pm tired and hungry and made dinner. Grilled thin cut lamb chops, olives, feta cheese in lemon juice and avocado. I sat down to my simple flavourful dinner at 9.45pm having also prepared my lunch for the following day. Two paleo meals ready in 15 minutes.

In my view being paleo gives you more time to live, it doesn’t take it away.



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