With some frustration I’ve watched the Paleo Diet change (sorry… saying evolve would be cliche) quite a bit over the last 10 years. I’ve been eating the Paleo way for about 8 years. I don’t say strict Paleo, because Paleo is strict Paleo. Think about it… either you are or you are not. 80% isn’t. 90% isn’t either. Of course there have been times when I’ve strayed and cheated and only been off the booze for the last 4 years. But nowadays, I’m as Paleo and you can get. My version is not only Paleo, but I also eat from an ancestral template. My ancestors were Norse, Prussian, and Scotch, so I eat only the things that grow there naturally. This is what I recommend to my BioSig clients and it works. I guess you could say it is my two cent contribution to the Paleo thing. But these days, everyone has their own Paleo thing. The problem… many abominations of the Paleo Diet are not good for you.
The changes in the Paleo diet, like almost everything, has been a trend of watering it down. Actually, the trend in Paleo is that it is becoming trendy. Don’t get me wrong, that is mostly good, but a double edged sword perhaps. More people eating the Paleo way is good but it may not be if it is only small groups of CrossFitters, yuppie types or spoiled housewives eating that way just to be part of the coolest, latest health “trend”. If it proves to not be a trend and truly takes root, America will be healthier in 20 years. Let’s hope. But there is another problem. The creative Paleo recipe writers have introduced “Paleo” brownies, cakes, twinkies, cream pies ice cream and other imaginary Paleo treats. This one is the most frustrating. Paleo treats are really just mental band-aids on arterial hemorrhages.
So as the Paleo diet continues to change, beware the trends. Your best bet for health is to attempt to eat like your ancestors. I’m certain they didn’t have muffins, ice cream, or muffin tops for that matter.
Hunting… Is Not For Lazy F**ks
By Derek Woodske
So I was having a conversation recently about the need for a certain level of conditioning to make yourself a healthy mobile and active adult, and they brought up the idea that we are superior creatures in our ability to feed ourselves and do to that fact we don’t require a significant amount of fitness to do so, so we don’t really need it…. Hmmm I thought? Thinking back to this argument that has been circulating for some time now….
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50 Double Unders