What is ifjamiecandoit?
This is my space to explore a little more into what is referred to as the paleo diet although I like to think of it as evolutionary or ancestral health and fitness. Or simply real food and real movements. However I may describe it, it is the “Paleo diet” that brought me here.
I like the term Paleo. It’s a quick and easy way to reference my standpoint although it has become almost a buzzword. We aren’t cavemen or hunter gatherers by any stretch of the imagination anymore. I, for instance spend my day surrounded by flashing computers and shiny chairs (although I do hear the occasional Ugh vocalised) and what daylight I do see is through expensive, well designed glass. That’s not to say that Paleo isn’t relevant. I just don’t want this space to be based around one movement or one lifestyle. We have moved on, we have utilised the 80/20 rule (see Mark Sisson’s awesome site to delve into this), it isn’t a perfect world but by looking back at our ancestral roots I really do believe that we can improve our health, our fitness and our relationship with our environment.
I want to bring people together to discuss these thoughts. Help me to experiment and learn, but also to maybe change a few minds and help someone change the course of their health in the way that I have. I know this way of life may not suit everyone but thats cool, if it makes you at least consider your own diet and fitness then that’s great.
That’s where ifjamiecandoit comes out of the shadows. Jamie Oliver has changed many minds on the food we feed our children at school and how we feed ourselves. He has shown many of us that food doesn’t just come out of a packet or have to be complicated. Like me he’s just some kid from Essex with a scruffy haircut. If he can do that, then so can I.
I am a foodie. I do love to cook (and eat) and I have always enjoyed following Jamie Oliver recipes, which I tend to alter due to not wanting to eat sugar and grains. So, I will have some recipes here, I’ll post up my altered ancestralised Jamie recipes and you’ll also be able to follow these on my Instagram feed, should you wish to. I will add though, I am not singling him out here. I love what he does and I will use other chef recipes for ideas. He is just my main inspiration behind the plan of this website. I really want to explore food, real food that makes you feel good and does you good. No one diet fits all and this will be our place to explore.
I may slip up
Lastly, I’m not perfect. Who is? Who wants to be? I like the occasional glass of red wine and I have dabbled in a cider or two (Robb Wolf did it first). I’ll admit to these moments in the blog and you can chastise me as you wish. All I’m saying to you is, come on the ride with me and explore what we can really be when we listen to our bodies.