But, what have I got to lose in trying this for a few weeks? I already knew store bread and flour is mostly nutrient devoid after being ground and sitting on a shelf for so long. I don't really care about it. I'm just not that food - driven, I don't have the energy.
The rest of the book is easy to swallow. But in the case of his "Lift Heavy Things" strength training and only occasional hard workouts, I already do that. I just don't believe in lots of gym time. It's not me. I have to force myself to strength train for 15 minutes in my garage twice a week because I'd rather be moving around. But, I could also stand to back down the intensity of my runs.
I like his emphasis on slow steady movement. I like long slow jogs and walks, or chatty bike rides. But I think reading this has motivated me to force my kids to do it with me.
I've been doing things a little more his way for a week and a half and I think it's working. For instance, last night I was up until 1am ripping out a sweater I had just knitted because the shoulders were deformed. A few weeks ago that would have made me crabby, sick, and cross-eyed this morning. Today, I was just crabby.
On a not so primal note: I wish I remember on what blog I saw these sandwiches (roast beef and havarti on a toasted roll topped with peach preserves, walnuts, dijon, and mayo) because they are so easy and great with homemade tomato soup: