I said I have no questions. Because "paleo" isn't an answer to anything. It just a buzz word fad. Grains are not an anathema to your "natural" make up.
The paleolithic was not monolithic.
Every person who lived in the Paleolithic Era hunted and gathered for their food without exception. The era after agriculture began is called the Neolithic Era.
Therefore, Paleolithic people were confined to what they could kill or gather up. If they ate any grain at all it would have to be gathered, since there was no cultivation. The amount of energy required to gather small wild grains would exclude it as a regular food source. Too much energy out-go for too little energy consumption.
Anthropologists also know with high certainty that Paleolithic man ate lots of meat from examination of bones. If you don't eat meat, your bones are thin and pock marked. If you ate meat, your bones are thick and strong and have no cavities or holes.
The Neolithic Era is very very recent. In terms of evolutionary time it has not been long enough to alter our basic genetic disposition for the foods of the Paleo Era. The Paleo Era lasted about 2.6 million years. The Neolithic has only been for 10,000. We have not yet adapted well to these new agricultural foods, so the theory goes.
I am not going to convince you, because you approach this like religion. Like I said there are rationals within the Paleo BS, like there are rationals within backwater Baptists, but for the most part it is nonsense.
Oh okay... If you say so.
Just pointing out the nonsense so that others don't buy into it as a panacea.
Adding one or two facts would help also. So far all you have done is make snide remarks
But if it works for you, good on you. But pretty much any diet with the appropriate amount of calories would.
Once again, you seem to be hyper focused on weight loss and not Health. If you feed someone 1000 calories of sugar and 1000 calories worth of meat, vegetables and fruit, do you really think you would have the same health outcome? It matters what you eat, not just the amount of calories. Some foods don't digest well and some cause internal inflammation that lead to heart disease and other nasty aliments... Some foods are carcinogenic and some mess with your hormones like Soy.
You really should check out Lyle's stuff especially the forum. You have to remember cuisine is function of environment and what might be fine for small tight knit communities which starve at times, engage in difficult work, have low chronic stress punctuated by extreme high bouts of stress, might not fit into a world of alienated, sedentary, chronically stressed people.
I shall, but you should know that this type of criticism has been debunked. The picture of starving hunter gatherers always on the run turns out not to be very accurate. For example, American Indians needed only about 3 hours per day to get food and do chores. They liked to sleep late abd warfare was a rather civil affair ( Coup counting etc.)..Not always and not everywhere of course. Certainly Primitive people had many hardships to over come. But by in large, your image has more to do with Hollywood movies than accurate history.
Paleo sure ain't Lenten nor Civil War kosher, but wth . . .
Really?? Why is that? Just cut out the meat for 60 days... there is nothing more Lenten about sugar and pasta and soda.Lots of vegetables, fruits and nuts is perfectly Lenten.............Right?