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Paleo diet - should I do it??

Saturday, June 21, 2014

My girlfriend (who so far has refused to take SparkPeople seriously) was starting on yet another attempt at "going Paleo..."

I never could quite buy into it, even though ya, sure, I'd love to slather butter on everything, right? There is moderation, of course - not "good food" vs "bad food" - a mental outlook.

So today, I hear from the ever hysterical James Fell (wish he wasn't so crude in places, but he does bring out useful points...). His article helped me reframe the whole Paleo thing for me. Have a gander at it:

(Note that not all of his opinions reflect my opinions ...)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CLASSYLADYMAY 6/24/2014 10:15PM

    You have to find out what works for you ! I am trying again and doing it because I am doing what works for me. Which is planing ahead on food and exercise. !! I know you can do this. I am here to support you ! Hugs

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JOANNEJSMITH 6/23/2014 11:28AM

    I appreciate his thoughts, thanks for sharing. He did an excellent job. The thought of someone selling "paleo waffles" made me laugh. Oh yes, and "paleo dog food".

I watched this TEDX talk a while ago and thought it was worth the time it took to watch it:

And besides, the whole thing is based on evolution. I just try to stick to what was eaten in the bible (along with all the fruits and veggies not mentioned) and practice moderation. That seems to be the best way for me and I cannot see how anyone could go wrong that way.

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    I loved that article. Good points and funny to boot. I feel the same way about all these "diets." SP is hard for some people b/c it isn't a diet of rules that can't be realistically maintained and therefore success or failure can't be blamed on the diet, only ourselves. Some people aren't ready for that. YOU know what works. Just take care of you and others will notice.
Btw, I love your socks on the line. I hang mine across the front porch There is just something so wonderful about saving money AND getting that fresh, crisp, line-dried smell.

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CHEETARA79 6/22/2014 1:27PM

    I won't do anything to lose weight that I'm not willing to do for the rest of my life. I'm not willing to eliminate entire food groups, like the Paleo diet requires.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/21/2014 6:33PM

    For me exclusionary diets / nutrition just don't work.

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 6/21/2014 4:32PM


If you go Paleo, skip all the 'Paleo this or that (foods)'. Just eat real foods.

Every diet gives options for all kinds of processed 'foods?', but they end up being almost all junk. Just eat real food, as non-processed as possible.

Oh, James Fell does have great abs!

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 6/21/2014 4:27PM

    Slathering butter sounds more like Atkins than Paleo. Yes, Paleo allows butter, but a 'dab', not a big gob of it. And, Paleo recommends a normal sized portion of protein (accompanied by lots of low-carb vegetables), where-as Atkins encourages large amounts of meat.

So, should you do Paleo? I mayself say, "Yes, YES, **** YES!"

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ECOAGE 6/21/2014 12:22PM

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That was fun to read!

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JILLYBEAN25 6/21/2014 11:20AM

    I think you'd be better off following the Disney diet. ;-)

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ZRIE014 6/21/2014 12:53AM

  have a nice weekend

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