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Paleo diet

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

  1. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    1. Modern humans live far longer then our ancestors did 10,000 years ago.

    2. The reason our ancestors of the time were lean was not because they had a healthy diet, but because they were constantly in a state of near starvation.

    3. There is plenty of evidence that they ate grains, so one of the fundamental premises of the Paleo diet is false.

    4. Diets do not work. The statistics have constantly shown this to be a fact. Yet, the general public believes they do and thus we have an ever growing industry based around selling books on whatever the new fad is.
     
  2. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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]


    The common American diet gets more then enough nutrients. There is little reason for the majority of people in our country, who are not too poor to afford food, to worry about this.

    The problem with the american diet is not a lack of any type of nutrient, it's that we consume far too much food. Our portions have got out of control and few people have any real idea of the amount of calories they actually consume in a day.
     
  3. SField

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    Fuck off, you lardbellied billygoat.
    I probably have lower bf% than most paleo morons, and I eat far, far, far better than any fuckwad on "paleo."
     
  4. redcaimen

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    I had a banana today.
     
  5. imageWIS

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    I read that a diet of wheatgrass and urine (midstream only) will make you live to 110.

    Just like paleo, what constitutes 'midstream' is up for debate.
     
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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.

    [​IMG]
     
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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.

    I have good news. You are as close as your nearest Burger King.

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  8. Mr Herbert

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    The common American diet gets more then enough nutrients. There is little reason for the majority of people in our country, who are not too poor to afford food, to worry about this.
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    im not american but live in a western first world country and i personally didnt get enough nutrients. by that i mean, i logged everything i ate on a website and met my RDI for less than a quarter of the vitamins and minerals on the page. i ate fairly healthily and couldnt afford any more calories, so i increased my nutrient intake by reducing calory dense but nutrient poor foods (like grains) with fruit, vegetables and a little more animal fats. i then exceded my RDIs.

    again, im only talking from personal experience here.
     
  9. Don Carlos

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    How about the annoying fatlards who are hanging around and shitting on this thread GTFO? Nobody wants you here, and your presence contributes nothing. It is abundantly clear that your fat bellies are causing you great pain, which causes you to lash out at your betters.
     
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    I have personal experience with intermitent paleo dieting. I sometimes eat things like raw salad or fruit. Also I have been known to eat raw nuts, legumes even.
     
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    This threak is gold.
     
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    Just like paleo, what constitutes 'midstream' is up for debate.

    Thank god I have large ear lobes. I can eat anything I want and will live to the age of 140.
     
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    Isn't inactivity the biggest contributor to weight gain? I mean, I (foolishly) feel proud of myself for walking to work, CVS, most bars and restaurants, and the movies. None of which are over a mile away. Fifty years ago, most people walked a hell of a lot farther than that in a day.

    The Southern-fried diet was fine when we all did manual labor out in the fields. Now, it makes us all fatties.

    Except me. 6'2", 165 lbs. bitches!!!!!!!!
     
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    I have personal experience with intermitent paleo dieting. I sometimes eat things like raw salad or fruit. Also I have been known to eat raw nuts, legumes even.

    I used to eat raw green beans all the time. Eventually my sphincter couldn't take it anymore.
     
  15. Jr Mouse

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    Isn't inactivity the biggest contributor to weight gain? I mean, I (foolishly) feel proud of myself for walking to work, CVS, most bars and restaurants, and the movies. None of which are over a mile away. Fifty years ago, most people walked a hell of a lot farther than that in a day.

    The Southern-fried diet was fine when we all did manual labor out in the fields. Now, it makes us all fatties.

    Except me. 6'2", 165 lbs. bitches!!!!!!!!


    It's three factors.

    1. Total daily calorie intake.

    2. Activity levels

    3. Genetics.

    The thing to remember is everyone is different. That's why some people can eat like pigs all day, hardly ever work out and stay in "shape," while other people can maintain a perfect diet, work out frequently and struggle to achieve the body they desire. You have to figure out what works for you and not directly compare yourself to others.

    Science has consistently shown that a calorie is a calorie when it comes to weight loss or gain. Worrying about carbs, sugar or fat won't do you nearly as much good as watching your total calorie intake and exercising enough to burn the excess calories away.

    The reason a lot of people loss weight when they start a diet like Paleo or Atkins is not because they cut out any type of "bad" food. It's because these diets are so restrictive in what you can and cannot eat, that the typical American ends up cutting out enough of their daily calorie intake to drop some excess weight.
     
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    ok, here's my take - I honestly believe that there is a lot of wisdom in the idea that we should eat the foods that we evolved eating - we evolved eating a lot of various vegetables, fruits nuts, raw grains, meat and fish. we didn't evolve eating a diet of 90% cooked refined grains, which is where most people were at 100 years ago. that said, I don't follow a paleo diet, but I try to eat very little processed foods, and not very much refined and processed grains. I think that being too fanatic about it isn't good, either. and I am not sure that it is the best tool for long term health or weightloss.
     
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    OP has his PhD in broscience.
     
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    So just going to the store and buying fresh food is bad? Especially if I cook it?
     
  19. Nicola

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    Paleo diet aka eating like a chubby eskimo thinking it'll turn you into a greek god.
     
  20. imageWIS

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    Isn't inactivity the biggest contributor to weight gain? I mean, I (foolishly) feel proud of myself for walking to work, CVS, most bars and restaurants, and the movies. None of which are over a mile away. Fifty years ago, most people walked a hell of a lot farther than that in a day.

    The Southern-fried diet was fine when we all did manual labor out in the fields. Now, it makes us all fatties.

    Except me. 6'2", 165 lbs. bitches!!!!!!!!


    Ding, ding, ding... we have a winnar! I know you hate big cities, however, there is a very good reason why people in big cities tend to be slimmer than their suburban counterparts (hint: walking instead of driving).
     

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