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Paleo diet

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Don Carlos, May 23, 2011.

  1. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Well-Known Member

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    A diet sans alcohol is not a life worth living. Might as well just kill yourself now.
     
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  2. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Well-Known Member

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    A diet sans alcohol is not a life worth living. Might as well just kill yourself now.
    I think alcohol qualifies as paleo. At least it does in my interpretation of the term, which is somewhat generous.
     
  3. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Beer and wine have been around for thousands of years. You're safe.

    Cave mens be getting drunk
     
  4. SField

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    God... only fucking Americans need "diets."
     
  5. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Well-Known Member

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    God... only fucking Americans need "diets."

    Fuck off, you lardbellied billygoat.
     
  6. Mr Herbert

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    i was reading about raw food paleo diets where the adherants didnt even eat fruit because it had been selectively bred by humans and was no longer what our ancestors ate. one guy posting there ate nothing but 1kg of raw beef every day[​IMG]

    i ate paleo for a long time because it made sense to me from a nutrients vs calories point of view. im an easy gainer so i need to watch what i eat carefully.

    i also enjoyed eating things like smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and avacado for breakfast instead of muesli.

    i now eat some grains ... still avoid sugar and processed foods (that i havent processed myself)
     
  7. Mr Herbert

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    oh yeh i also eat dairy and eat whey because even though its processed, you cant really go past a breakfast of pure whey powder and water before a morning cycle commute
     
  8. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Well-Known Member

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    i was reading about raw food paleo diets where the adherants didnt even eat fruit because it had been selectively bred by humans and was no longer what our ancestors ate. one guy posting there ate nothing but 1kg of raw beef every day[​IMG]

    i ate paleo for a long time because it made sense to me from a nutrients vs calories point of view. im an easy gainer so i need to watch what i eat carefully.

    i also enjoyed eating things like smoked salmon, scrambled eggs and avacado for breakfast instead of muesli.

    i now eat some grains ... still avoid sugar and processed foods (that i havent processed myself)


    What is your advice on how to eat a primarily paleo (or at least paleoesque) diet in public? Did you have to prepare and carry around your own food, or did you pretty much just subsist on salads and such when eating out?
     
  9. holymadness

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    It's not about fatness vs. non-fatness. It's about total body health, organs, systems, endocrine function, and so forth. We know for a fact that modern, processed food is endocrine disruptive and fucks the body up. Furthermore, we know from modern evidence that societies heavier in artificial and processed ingredients (America, for example) are less healthy than societies with fewer artificial foods (Mediterranean societies, the French, the Japanese, etc., even if these cultures eat just as much fat or carbs as we do).
    Uh, srsly? Have you ever been to the places you're describing?
     
  10. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos Well-Known Member

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    Uh, srsly? Have you ever been to the places you're describing?

    Oh, it's you. Fuck off, you stupid butterbellied cowpie.
     
  11. holymadness

    holymadness Well-Known Member

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    Don't let reality get in the way of your impending nutrient deficiency.

    BTW you were right, in France they only eat bread made from flour hand-milled by peasants alongside the Marne. The massive levels of mercury in the organs of Japanese dolphin- and tuna-eaters is also reported to give them superhuman strength (when boosted by regular intervals of nuclear radiation).
     
  12. Mr Herbert

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    What is your advice on how to eat a primarily paleo (or at least paleoesque) diet in public? Did you have to prepare and carry around your own food, or did you pretty much just subsist on salads and such when eating out?

    there would almost always be an option on resturant menus which fit the bill - either salads or steak with vegetables etc. asian resturants are the hardest (except for japanese as you can order sushimi) but not impossible.

    breakfast on workdays was the hardest and i often skipped it, or ate jerky, nuts and dried fruit combos. on weekends i loved cooking paleo breakfasts - omlettes etc.

    lunch at work is a salad every day - there is a place near by where you can select your ingredients - eggs, avacado, salads, olive oil etc

    dinner is easy - grilled meat and vegetables, stews, salads.. i enjoyed the challenge of finding paleo recipes in normal cookbooks.

    i wasnt obsessive about it - i dont buy into alot of the theory, like i say i was just trying to maximise nutrients per calorie, and avoid processed food as i do beleive processed foods are the cause of most dietry problems today.

    if i wasnt worried about calories (i.e. not ane easy gainer who puts on weight just smelling a pie) i would probably eat more along Weston Price advice - actually, i pretty much do that now albeit with limited grain intake.

    i also love to cook so cooked non paleo stuff often (potatos etc)
     
  13. itsstillmatt

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    Isn't powdered dashi like the most popular food in Japan? Is it paleo?
     
  14. Mr Herbert

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    Don't let reality get in the way of your impending nutrient deficiency.

    BTW you were right, in France they only eat bread made from flour hand-milled by peasants alongside the Marne. The massive levels of mercury in the organs of Japanese dolphin- and tuna-eaters is also reported to give them superhuman strength (when boosted by regular intervals of nuclear radiation).


    replacing grains and sugar with fruit and vegatables will give him more nutrients.

    im not sure what your point about frances bread is but i will make one observation about france - their bread is awesome. when something is awesome you dont need to eat as much of it. after spending time in the loire valley i was deeply depressed about every slice of supermarket bread i had ever eaten in my life prior to that point. same amount of calories, more chemicals, much less joy [​IMG]
     
  15. Don Carlos

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    ITT: Fat jealous slippery bellied buddha-lards try to steal my swagger.
     
  16. habitant

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    My brother does cross-fit and olympic weight training.. he did the paleo diet for 3 months.. he felt better on it.. but went back to a balanced diet that included 'regular' food..
     
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    replacing grains and sugar with fruit and vegatables will give him more nutrients.

    im not sure what your point about frances bread is but i will make one observation about france - their bread is awesome. when something is awesome you dont need to eat as much of it. after spending time in the loire valley i was deeply depressed about every slice of supermarket bread i had ever eaten in my life prior to that point. same amount of calories, more chemicals, much less joy [​IMG]


    +100
     
  18. holymadness

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    I ate about ten times as much bread when I lived in France than I ever did in North America. I don't know what warped philosophy leads you to believe that when something is good, you avoid it, but I pity you.
     
  19. itsstillmatt

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    I just realized that I havent eaten a croissant since I ate them daily during a trip to Normandy I received for my 21st birthday.
     
  20. Mr Herbert

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    I ate about ten times as much bread when I lived in France than I ever did in North America. I don't know what warped philosophy leads you to believe that when something is good, you avoid it, but I pity you.

    i find that i am more satisfied by a small amount of good quality food. in the absence of quality i think people tend to substite with quantity. ymmv.
     

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