Bob Montgomery always has a smile a mile wide.
You’d never guess by looking at him today that just two years ago, he weighed 30 pounds more, has lost almost 100 pounds in 7 years, and had some serious health problems. That’s pretty inspirational on its own, but then it really sinks in when you realize what it motivated Bob to do with his life.
He co-owns California’s only Paleo/Primal food truck together with June Sinclair, and is one of the hardest-working dudes I know. Last year, he and June started Not So Fast Food and have been putting the rubber to the road, bringing delicious, healthy food to folks all over the state. Recently he told me he was about to finish a Whole30. How cool is that?! Doing a Whole30 while working full-time on a food truck isn’t the easiest thing I could imagine doing, and knowing how inspiring this would be to others, I caught up with him for a quick interview about his Paleo/Primal life. Check it out!
There are so many. Obviously, numero uno is I don’t need surgery anymore. No more issues internally that I know of. I believe gluten to be the main contributor to my initial issues. I am in better shape. My senses are much stronger. I still have the energy to do anything I want to do. When I’m hungry, I eat and when I’m not I don’t.
You’re one of the owners of the Not So Fast Food Truck in San Diego. Tell me how that came about.
June and I were 6 months into being Paleo/Primal, and it was very motivating for us. The changes we noticed so quickly definitely made a big impact on what was to come. We loved cooking at home, but hell, every single person who loves to cook eventually wants a break. Therein lies the problem…Where do you go? What place can you trust? Is there any place where the server won’t hate you after all of your modifications? Haha, nope.June had been serving and bartending up and down the coast of California for years, and I had been a Restaurant & Bar Manager for House of Blues, Lucky Strike & Wavehouse. We knew a Paleo food truck was what we had to do. Startup capital wasn’t too steep. We could run it ourselves with minimal staff. We could make a menu that not only our customers loved, but we loved too. With the help of a lot of great people and a lot of blood, sweat and elbow grease from June and myself, it happened!
You recently did a Whole30. What motivated you to do that? What are the challenges you’ve had to overcome since you work on a food truck?
I think that when we first went Paleo, we probably followed a Whole30 for our first 3 months. We were very, very strict. Recently, I have had more sweets…chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! 🙂 I just felt it was a good time to clean up and get back to the basics. I really wanted some motivation to get back into the kitchen and write some new recipes and try some new dishes (motivation is hard when you cook all day for work and want nothing but your face in a memory foam mattress topper as soon as you get through the door), I just finished yesterday [July 7] and I have to say…I feel great. It was actually much easier than I thought it would be. I guess I’m just a tad bit strict on myself as it is, so, it wasn’t too big of an adjustment.
Some of the challenges were definitely having to get everyone else to taste things that I made. It sucks not being able to stick a spoon in something for a taste to see if it needs salt. Haha.
If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be and why?
Good question. I think this answer has changed for me over the years. Now, I’d probably go with a Leopard. They’re insanely smart, quiet and excellent at climbing. They can fend off lion prides and packs of hyenas by themselves. They’re not the fastest, but 40mph is good enough for me!
If you’re local to San Diego, you can find the Not So Fast Food truck at different venues around the county by checking out the schedule here.