Hi everyone. I have been seeing this Paleo diet ALL over the place...and thought I'd come on over and check it out. I don't eat meat except for seafood but am hoping to learn something all the same. I ended up here after checking out a post regarding the FATHEAD documentary.which I found very good. I will be checking out this group to see what you are all about! :)
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I am subscribed to marksdailyapple, and enjoy his posts. But I havnt read the book. Just ordered it though. It will arrive soon. I'm also very impressed by panu.com , thehealthyskeptic.com, and wholehealthsource.com. All in all I just eat very healthy , read real,natural food in it's pure state. I used to be stricter, but have abandoned most other rules. Except that I am totally grain and sugar free, with the exception of a couple of tablespoons of rice once in a bluemoon.
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I would have preferred his 800 page technical version instead, if there was one. That's why the popular book seemed faddish. And, it was somewhat repetitive. I would hope that as a teacher, he would have more depth and also more proof.
Hi Sparkbirdy. We share a few teams, so nice to see you here. I appreciate reading about your first impressions of Cordain's book. Surprised that you see 'fad' ... guess I come from a different place (as a 'poster woman' for the outcome of why he wrote the book, so I was nodding in agreement with a lot of what he wrote). Other words to describe this diet include cultish; and if a fat, sick woman becomes healthier on a diet, consider me a member of the cult (though I don't like labels, lol). I'm always learning and trying something new. Glad to see you're curious, too. That's healthy.
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I am fine tuning myself and am just starting Paleo the last few weeks. I think that it is about getting rid of processed junk, grains, sugars and things that were not around in the Paleolithic era. I am sure people ate whatever is local, as we should today. I think that if you are eating fresh, natural food and it is not one of the biggies (grain, sugar, etc.) then it is probably OK. I have been following marksdailyapple.com. Have you seen that site yet?
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I am still experimenting, but right now, doing a cross between Rosedale and Protein Power. I am just not sure about the sat fat issue, and am getting more data. I do know that having too many animal fats bothers me personally, but that may be due to other factors than the degree of saturation. I also eat more carbs than many plans in the form of my own home-grown squashes and root veggies. Despite what the GI sites say, I have little problems with them, especially squash. What do you do?
Wecome. What kind of a diet do you follow ?? I just read your blog and that's exactly how it is. I've experimented personally with this one ... Same calories. Different protein levels. One works , the other assists weight gain. So I've lain that argument to rest and now eat natural, real food, entirely grain and sugarfree.
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Why am I not on board with all Paleo? I read Cordain's diet book and it seems faddish to me. In his defense, I haven't read any of the more scholarly work yet. Also, past experience has lead me to mistrust much "research" into what the past must have been, because I have found it riddled with bias. Women, and most of their activities, have been discounted in much of the writings. Also, Paleo is seen as "proof" of the low-carb life. Now, I'm a low-carber, and I don't see the two as interconnected as others. I live in California and have been reading lots of Native ethnobotany. This info is unique in that the culture had still been around into the 20th century, so there are still real people to talk to, not just paintings in caves. Around here, at least, there was alot of consumption of acorns and various tubers. These all had lots of carbs. Most of the tubers are unidentified and presumably extinct. On the surface, at least, Paleo seems to be alot about people off hunting big stuff and eating only meat. OTOH, the natives around here used to spend a nice chunk of the year gathering and processing yucca for a sweetener. The usual plan was to come into the interior for rabbits, yucca and acorns, and move to the beach to the winter, where it is warmer. There was lots of fish and mussels. You don't need a band of fast-running men to do any of that. It was really a culture more of nets and baskets and not as much of spears.
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