Friday, August 22, 2014

Paleo Diet?

So. Jason and I were talking about a friend who has lost like 50 pounds in a year, who says it's because he cut out sugar, bread, rice, and I forget what-all-else.

So. I mentioned that a lot of the CrossFit people recommend a paleo diet, which I thought was something like that: all meat and vegetables, a little fruit, and no refined anything, including flour and anything made with it.

So. We thought that would be a good idea, except, well, we'd have to have the occasional brownie, and whole-wheat bread for sandwiches, and protein shakes with yogurt, and so on, and so on, and so on.

So. Then I read in National Geographic what a REAL paleo, or prehistoric, diet might be like. And part of the article is online, if you want to read it.

So. Turns out there are a LOT of "paleo" diets some of which are still being eaten by real human beings in our times.

So. Here's another article, for those people who think you should only eat raw food, saying that what makes us human is ... wait for it ... the fact that we cook our food.

So. Back to the original idea: I do know that for myself when I cut sugar out completely (but still eating bread, cereal, etc.), I have been at my healthiest and leanest weight. And I'm working on getting there, again...

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting and something that I suspected. It seems like people are always coming up with diets as a way to re-motivate, make it more interesting than just what nutritionists recommend - balanced, smaller portions, more vegetables, less refined carbs, etc.