A big topic in the paleo community is the desire to spread the word and get others to adopt a more evolutionary diet. In a Robb Wolf podcast a listener asked about creating an elevator pitch for the diet. I understand that people are passionate about this diet, think has totally changed their life and therefore want to spread the good word, but almost nobody wants to be preached to about their food choices.
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When you tell someone what they are eating is wrong, they rightfully get defensive. Diet can be our identity. So how do you preach paleo? You don’t. Just live your life and maybe your success will inspire others to be open to change. Or maybe it won’t.
Or as my mentor Art De Vany once said:
I never try to convince others of anything. I make my case and they decide what they’ll do with the information.
Debating nutrition is something I have no desire to do. People much smarter than me don’t agree. All I can do is synthesize the information I read, try it, listen to my own body and incorporate what works. This blog chronicles my experiments in nutrition and fitness. If it helps or inspires you that is wonderful. If it doesn’t, that is OK too. What works for me may not work for you. And what doesn’t work for me, may work for you. We are all unique and at different points in our fitness journey.