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Paleo Diet

Monday, September 27, 2010

I think I'm going to take action from my brother's workout and maybe adopt his Paleo Diet and Crossfit work outs because he looks absolutely amazing. He doesn't always follow it to the T, but pretty much it's eating anything that cavemen would eat, like meats, fruits, and certain veggies (usually not legumes, though you can adapt the diet to your preferences.) It's still about 25-30% carb, but definitely no corn, wheat, breads, pastas). Anything that can be found in nature and generally that can be eaten without having to be cooked (which is why beans are usually a no). *EDIT* i was mainly talking about the vegetables in this case, not meat* I'm going to adapt to keep dairy in the diet, but mainly just milk and yogurt and only occassionally cheese, like feta or something for my salads. Lots of nuts. I'm gonna see how it works out for me.

Working out with my trainer lately has been good because she's been doing some intense circuits with me and I've really been beasting them. It's going well and I'm gonna keep trying to do really well because I'm jealous of how good my brother looks. He's been going to Crossfit and it didn't start showing till the 3rd or 4th week, but god, the change is amazing. I've been invited along to 2 events where I met his Crossfit friends and I feel left out and I'm definitely the fat one in the group, so I need to step it up. Besides, I just cancelled my internet and cable cause I can't afford it anymore, so I don't really have an excuse to not go to the gym anymore. I mean, what else am I going to do at home?

emoticon time to get serious.
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    I didn't explain everything all that well and it takes some research to really understand the diet, so I'm still in the process of figuring it out myself. There's one strict version that's the basic version of limiting everything, but there's a lot of variations you can go through. The best thing to do is to figure it out for yourself and what works. The thing about beans, grains, and potatoes is that, when raw, these foods contain toxins such as enzyme blockers, lectins, and other types, have a high glycemic index, and are extremely poor sources of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and physterols, so they act as empty calories. There's extensive research and explanations about all this, but basically you're supposed to stay away from these foods because of their nutritional values.
    3963 days ago
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    Most people have such lousy diets that the Paleo diet is a step in the right direction.

    However, the majority of mankind for the majority of evolutionary history ate mostly plants. We are omnivores but physiologically we are closer to herbivores than carnivores.

    Most legumes have to be cooked? I've eaten peas, green beans, and edamame raw. If you only eat vegetables that don't need to be cooked doesn't that also apply to meat? Is it really safe for us to eat raw meat?

    Don't get me wrong, I wish you the best of luck and people generally loose weight only diet that eliminates foods but the paleo diet seems to be based on incorrect premises.
    3964 days ago
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