hey everyone, i am a college student who has recently become interested in fitness and nutrition. I was looking for a workout to do on my off days from running (I am a new runner as well) and found simplefit. That was all easy enough, but then I discovered the recommendations for a paleo diet. I was intrigued, as I have just finished reading dr. fuhrman's book, eat to live, which agrees with the paleo diet in that it says no dairy and recommends composing your meals mostly from vegetables, fruits, and some nuts. however, the biggest difference is that it recommends eating beans, at least a cup a day but as many as you want, and no animal protein. he allows you one serving of complex starch a day, that is potato or whole grain bread or something. no white flour or sugar.
now i don't know what to think, I am trying in vain to lose weight, have been on a high vegetable diet now for a week and i have lost maybe 2 pounds, which was encouraging until i found your forum. i feel like i am being flooded with contradictory information. i am by no means a strict athlete, i am starting at level 1 of this simplefit program and I can barely run 30 minutes at once. but I am trying. can anyone give me some links, some sort of synopsis or explanation of why the paleo diet works? i can tell you, i would be so happy to eat eggs again!
sorry for the long, rambling post i feel a little overwhelmed but wanted to get my questions out there and introduce myself!