Eventually the shaky carb flu passed. I continued to be active in the calorie-tracking website forums for a couple months. One day, I read about a girl who ate in a way called ‘paleo’. She had lost a lot of weight and looked fantastic, so naturally I was immediately curious. I dug a little deeper and I stumbled upon the blog Mark’s Daily Apple. I read about how my Standard American Diet was miles away from what we ate thousands of years ago (and even just 150 years ago!) and how everything I had been taught about healthy eating (lots of grains, low-fat food) was wrong. It was as if someone had switched on a light inside my head. I finally made the connection that food had made me overweight, depressed, and sick, and that food could reverse that, too.