I know a number of you folks are proponents of the Paleo Diet, and while I see the validity of the idea behind it, I am wary of adopting any diet that proposes a dramatic change of what one eats in the capacity of complete exclusion of any particular ( for lack of a better term) "food group'. We are omnivores, adaptable in the extreme. I find the vilification of bread and pasta, two really wonderful, wholesome foods very silly, and the way that we as Americans eat just messed up in general.
The moral of the story is I picked up this book, "The Omnivore's Dilemna", and it is a truly eye-opening account of where food comes from and how what we eat is intrinsically connected to who we are. It will change the way you look at your food and what "healthy" eating is.
This kind of reads like an advertisement, but rest assured I am just a big foodie, and I find this stuff fascinating. I think a lot of times the act of eating is reduced to a utilitarian act, fuel for a well-oiled machine. To be fair, it is that, but it is also a wonderful thing that when carefully considered and well executed, can rank among the great spiritual joys of life.
Just a thought.
Find the book here.