Well, hello everyone! I have an opinion piece for you today. Let’s just get into it, shall we?
I was at the store the other day, waiting in line at the checkout, and I saw a “Woman’s World” magazine. I noticed the cover story said something like “A Diet Better than Atkins or The Zone!” and went on to say you could lose blah blah pounds in blah blah days. So, I thought to myself, “Huh, I wonder what this is about.” When I opened it up to the cover story article, I found something interesting. It started by saying that a lady at the magazine was losing weight rapidly. People asked her what she was doing, and she responded by saying she was “eating like a cavewoman!” At first glance, I was excited by this. I thought, “Wow, awesome! Paleo is making it into Woman’s World! That’s pretty mainstream!” Then, I continued to read. As I perused, I noticed there was a picture of CHEX cereal in the middle of the article. At first I thought it might be a bit about what NOT to consume when one is eating like a cavewoman. It did happen to be next to a picture of soy as well. Of course, my first thoughts about both of these were wrong! The article actually RECOMMENDED eating these non-cavewoman things! Really? I was completely disappointed! How could anyone write that? Who really believes that processed cereal is something our Paleolithic ancestors would have eaten? Oh, yeah, I can see it now:
Paleo woman is walking along, foraging. She suddenly sees the great CHEX CEREAL PLANT! Of course! That’s totally natural! Oh, and this CHEX CEREAL plant is growing right next to that totally paleo soy! She runs over and picks it! NOW, now she will be set for a long time! No food worries there!
WHAT!!!!????!!!! Correct me if I’m wrong, but this is a ridiculous scenario! I just don’t think that Woman’s World worker was eating like a cavewoman if she included processed cereal and soy (unfermented, even) products!
I must tell you all, I did not read the rest of the article in its entirety because I was so disgusted by the suggestion that a cavewoman would eat these things. I also did not want to spend my money on such nonsense…but now I am wishing I would have done so…so I could seriously share some of the ridiculousness with you! Maybe I will go to the store this evening and pick one up, just for that. It goes against what I would normally do, but I think it would be worth it to explore.
Stay tuned for a NEW post on this! I will give you the details then! Until then, enjoy this funny image I designed to represent the image of a cavewoman eating cereal! I just couldn’t help myself!
Have a healthy (non-Chex, non-soy) day!