so i have been looking into this diet (the paleo diet) it is the diet of our ancestors mostly lean meats wild game nuts and berrys and i wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts or experience with it.
i know lots of people that love it. and yea its pretty simple if you stick with the logic of game meat and nuts and berrys.
but im a crossfit follower and paleo and zone diets are big in this world
Yeah, some crosfitters are into that. I actually notice a difference on the zone, or a zone-ish diet. I actually feel better. Whoever decided that that would be the unofficial diet of crossfit was a genius, because it fit perfectly. Paleo, on the other hand, seems like a bunch of hippie bulls***.
I think the whole paleo lifestyle is ridiculous. We simply can't live that way anymore. There's a difference between not eating processed food or dairy and becoming a cult follower. This quickly spirals into only working out 20 minutes twice per week because that what our ancestors did, not being able to eat out anywhere, and general insanity.
BTW, our ancestors ate one a day if they were lucky, walked like 50 miles a week at times, and dies at 19.
the one thing that is true is that it is very hard to eat out on the paleo diet. the statement that they live to be 19 the only reason that would be is they were killed by other tribes or animals recent anthropological studies have shown that people in the paleolithic period lived to be as old as ninety five and the majority lived to late seventies and that is with no medical assistance. I live in a backwoods area and often hunt and fish for food so not that out of the ordinary for me. i just haven't committed to the diet yet. i was just wondering if anyone had any experience with it or friends that have
I'm trying to come up with a paleo-type CKD bulking diet right now. But mostly just trying to keep dairy and grains away. I love keto-diets... always feel the best on them, but I would prefer to keep away grains and processed foods simply for health reasons.
I'm willing to be flexible on some things like on carb ups for example, I just don't know how possible it is to do a good carb up simply on fruits, so I'm thinking of adding in a low GI, low allergy factor grain like quinoa, or maybe just some agave syrop / honey and sugary fruits.
There's a decent thread over on T-nation about this.
oh dude if you think paleo is impossible/not good you havent done anyyyyy research. ive been eating paleo for 3 months now and ive never felt better/been in better shape. Becoming a cult follower? where did you see that? its all about giving your body the food its built to digest instead of inflammatory foods that cause all sorts of problems over time. this body isnt designed to eat microwaveable crap and sit on your a$$ all day. its all about eating intelligently rather than stuffing yourself with oats and other bodybuilding $hit and doing diverse exercise so you can actually use your muscles for something other than lifting and have a good range of motion in your limbs. you call it hippie bull#### fine, i call what everyone else is doing modern nonsense.
its not that crazy of a diet, you just eliminate grains, sugars and dairy. grains have no nutritional value besides spiking your blood sugar and are packed with anti-nutrients. theres no quality dairy, its all pasteurized steroided crap. sugars i dont think i need to explain.
if you look around there is tons of anthropological evidence that the paleolithic human, which is us, is built to eat this diet. ever since ive switched over; ive lost my seasonal allergies, test has gone way up, recovery is much faster, im super lean (no more than 6% bf), i dont burn in the sun anymore or need sunblock, sleep better/wake up fresher, go to sleep easier, have tons more energy (power through 3 mma/bjj sessions a day sometimes and still have energy), dont feel any bloat/constipation/runs/farts/anything. my body simply functions better and anytime i eat grains i feel like such sh#t that it reminds me why this diet is so good for me.
all my carbs come from fruits and vegetables. most fruit have plenty of glucose to restore muscle glycogen and fructose to replenish liver glycogen. beef/eggs/fish have the same exact insulin response without the spike in blood sugar that starchy carbs provide. there is simply no evidence of any purpose in eating any carbs besides fruit and vegetables.
i feel like the book justifies using processed carbs/grains for a very competitive endurance athlete. it justifies using those carbs/sugars to reup the muscle glycogen for the next session. didnt the research done about replenishing glycogen conclude that it would take up to 300-500 grams to replenish completely? i feel like only endurance athletes fully deplete their glycogen. much of our weight training/mma/bjj gets fueled with fat oxidation along with glycogen? i put a question mark because you would know better than i would.
using myself as an example. i dont feel depleted at all using only fruit and vegetables. sunday i lifted, last night i did heavy high rep squats, today im going to muay thai for 2 hours (cant roll = new tattoo), tomorow im playing flag football for 2 hours, thursday whatever next etc. i never really feel tired from last nights workout, performance doesnt suffer. post workout with protein i eat fruit with a 50/50 fructose to glucose ratio and it really seems to be doing the job. i feel so much better and leaner too.
Are you a hobbyist trainer or a competitive trainer?
Unpasteurized, natural goat milk FTW
Closest thing to mothers milk..
Expensive as hell to order it, but worthwhile I think. Might add this as well to the diet. Goat milk, goat cheese, greek yogurt, are all pretty good additions to make this diet a bit better for bodybuilders.
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I love the paleo diet, in fact in my clinic that is what we teach the majority of the people on our wellness programs. I am studying under Dr. James Chestnut who is a chiropractor but he has lectures of Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well..... Very good stuff, and honestly I feel great since I have been eating this way.... Its not as hard as you think once you get used to it!!!!! I don't do it all the time... but about 75% of what I eat is either Fruits, Vegetables, or Lean Meat (all organic if possible)....