Revived Posted May 30, 2013 Share Posted May 30, 2013 Prior to Whole30, I'd done tons and tons of research and had basically decided that the healthiest way was to cut down on meats and get protein from other sources. Even Michael Pollen says meat should be used sparingly like a condiment. And Whole30 is so similar to Paleo which has always seemed to me like Atkins with another name. So it feels very strange to be doing this thing which is the opposite to what i thought i should be doing. I'm so confused. The whole paralysis by analysis thing really resonated with me. That's what happens to me all the time! and then i end up saying screw it, I'll just eat junk till i figure it out. I know the book also says scientific evidence can only get you so far and you just need to experiment on yourself and see what the results are so I'm definitely viewing this as a 30 day experiment and no one says i have to eat like this for the rest of my life. I'll re-evaluate when its over. and that's fine. i just hate that i have this nagging doubt and i wish i could justify WHY eating this way is healthy - i mean as far as the meat consumption. i would really like the Whole30 people to sit down with Michael Pollen and a few other nutrition big names I've researched and hammer this out and then just give me the one right way. Because its definitely the paralysis by analysis thing that messes with me. I just read this paleo article that was linked to from these forums and it was saying you should eat mostly red fatty meat and organ meat with poultry and fish sparingly because of the high omega-6 content. !!! It's just so opposite what I thought was right. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around it. And olive oil and avocado and eggs sparingly too but the Whole30 people are like go crazy with eggs and avocado!! i know you have to pick something that works for you and go with it but this is like my OCD thing. I want to know the BEST way, the RIGHT way. I at least want firm reasons to support what I'm doing. Right now i just feel confused. I'm not saying screw it though like i usually do. I'm just going with the program and seeing what's what after 30 days but i really don't know what to do afterward. And I just wish I felt more at peace with the program. I'm only on Day 4 so maybe when I start feeling better I won't care what Micheal Pollen says but right now I'm so conflicted! Anyone have advice? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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