Saturday, March 17, 2012

Paleo Pop

The Paleo diet refers to what Paleolithic (or Stone Age) people were eating roughly 10,000 to 50,000 years ago. In those days, people hunted for meat, sometimes fished, and gathered a lot of vegetables. They did not eat any grains, processed fats, or sugars (other than occasional honey, which was difficult and painful to obtain). In other words, no one stuffed themselves on breads, pastas, pizzas, muffins, bagels, soft drinks, fries, or desserts.

Nice summary of the concepts, but it reminds me of all of the arguments over details of a "good" paleo diet.  Some get crazy about dairy, some about salt, some about fat.  I eat all of that and do as well as I ever could have imagined.  Robb Wolf and other recommend 30 days of strict paleo, followed by testing via re-inroduction how you react to potentially problematic foods like dairy, wheat or possibly nightshades.  It's a common sense solution, but hard to implement.

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