Just Eat Real Food (JERF)!
We’re all about spreading the JERF movement (popularized by Sean Croxton) here at Rumbles Paleo.
But what is real food?
What is Paleo?
Why should I eat real food?
Why should I adopt more Paleo principals?
And what do real food and Paleo have to do with each other?
We hear these questions all the time! So we thought we’d give you the answers you’ve been looking for by creating our very own Paleo Blueprint Book! Yep the Real-Food/Paleo Santa has just brought you your Christmas presents early…hooray! And it’s waiting for you over on our website where you can download it for FREE.
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Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find inside our Rumbles Paleo – Paleo Blueprint
THE RUMBLES PALEO LOGICAL SIMPLE RULE
The Rumbles Paleo way of eating is also about embracing the “Return to Food” philosophies of nutritional strategist Sherry Strong:
“Nature tells us what we are meant to eat, when to eat it, and the quantities we are meant to eat – all we have to do is observe how prolific the food is in nature, when it is obtainable in nature, and how difficult it is to obtain.” (Strong, 1967, A Return to Food)
In other words, Just Eat Real Food, when nature provides it!
Kind of similar to what a very wise man by the name of Einstein once said:
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
Basically, what these principles endorse, is eating that which is most abundant. It works on the premise that Mother Nature isn’t silly. She wants us all to thrive and grow and hence, she gives us, in abundance, that which we need to survive.
We can’t go three minutes without oxygen, so it’s logical that oxygen is everywhere.
We can only go a few days without water, so it’s logical that 71% of the earth’s surface is water.
It’s logical and simple!
When it comes to food, keep it logical and simple #justeatrealfood – TWEET THAT
Now let’s apply the logical, simple rule to what to eat.
The most abundant sources of food on the planet, and the most nutrient rich, are plants. Mother Nature gave us lots of these so, applying the logical, simple rule, we should eat mostly plants.
Most fruits were put at the top of trees and weren’t as easy to get as many ground vegetables. Fruit trees took many years to grow too. It would also require more effort and energy to climb a tree and reach the fruits. So, applying the logical, simple rule, we should eat more vegetables than fruit.
Other food items like eggs were also much harder to obtain, so we should still eat these, but in lesser quantities.
Probably the trickiest food for us to obtain and eat was, and is, meat (although this would have been dependent on geographic location). There’s a long process involved in catching, and preparing meat to eat. So if we were to apply the logical, simple rule, take a guess at how much meat you think nature would like us to eat.
Our image above is a nice way of illustrating the logical, simple rule in action.