This is a great video which really condenses what the dietary research has been telling us for years, but which seems to be deliberately ignored by government, food & diet industries, and which most of the general public seems to be unaware of. SANE eating is a complimentarty way of describing what the Paleo diet is all about, without making it sound all antiquated and without needing the often misunderstood use of the word diet.
SANE foods are the foods we are adapted genetically to eat. The foods our palaeolithic ancestors ate for nearly 2 million years before we started to consume huge quantities of cheaply manufactured inSANE bird food.
The video is also a short overview of what Jonathan Bailor’s book – The Smarter Science of Slim – is all about.
Message to take from the video
- We are what we eat.
- We are biologically built to function healthily.
- If we eat stuff that messes with our hormones it affects our body’s ability to function healthily.
- If we eat the stuff that we are biologically adapted to eat, our body will function at it’s best.
- The body won’t retain excess calories if our foods contain a high balance of water, protein and fiber.
- Foods that are high in starches, sugars, heavily processed, and low in water, protein and fiber will result in metabolic imbalance, leading to disease.
- Our bodies will be naturally slimmer without any effort required if we eat SANE foods.
- Eating SANE foods will leave you naturally more satisfied, reducing the “need” for inSANE desserts or snacks.
Reading between the lines
Just because biology says your body want’s to be naturally slimmer doesn’t mean that you’re off the hook when it comes to exercise. While you may not need to be in the gym for hours each week, you do need to be active enough to ensure that your metabolism is able to function at its peak, because movement is required in order to stimulate metabolic processes, whereas inactivity can also result in hormonal imbalance and excess fat production. If you want to get lean, you will need to put an effort in, even it’s just a brisk walk for 20 minutes each day. If you wish to become stronger, and to increase your stamina, you will need to put in a greater effort, either in the gym, or by doing more strenuous chores, such as gardening or construction, or by engaging in some sort of sporting activity, such as climbing or swimming.
The big message for me from this video however is that SANE foods give you lots of slow release energy, meaning that you are less likely to crash after a few minutes of exercise just because you’ve suddenly come down from a sugar high, and you are more likely to have a naturally increased endurance without needing to push yourself too hard too early, and I also suspect without so easily hitting “the wall“.
- The Perfect Human Diet (diaryofapersonaltrainer.wordpress.com)
- The Smarter Science of Slim (iruninspired.com)