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Old 01-31-2012, 04:16 PM
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My roommate printed me a GIANT cookbook, it's a paleo diet cookbook.
I don't follow an actual diet plan, other than the fact that we rarely eat meat and I make lots of soup, so I can use the cookbook, ditch the meat most of the time and get good recipes.

But what is a paleo diet? Is it still a paleo diet if you reverse the amount of meat (and drop it drastically) and increase the amount of everything else? Or is that something entirely different?

Googling this gave me nothing I could readily understand. Except that apparently the paleo diet comes with lots of debate.
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Any sort of diet like that where it's a major shift in your eating style comes with a lot of debate... just look at the debates on low carb we've had here!

Technically I think part of paleo is the high animal protein. I would think otherwise you're basically just going low carb and eating fresh, LOL.
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Just be careful about eating everything raw, if that's what it recommends. Raw food IS a good way to lose weight, but it puts you at risk of loosing too much weight, and too many nutrients, too fast.
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Paleo is basically eating like we would have as a hunter gatherer people. No dairy, no grains, fruits, roots, berries, veggies, meats. and some others I haven't tried yet, like bone marrow
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Paleo is basically eating like we would have as a hunter gatherer people. No dairy, no grains, fruits, roots, berries, veggies, meats. and some others I haven't tried yet, like bone marrow
Bone marrow is delicious. But very, very fattening. Its sort of like foie gras . . .without the cruelty.
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Bone marrow is delicious. But very, very fattening. Its sort of like foie gras . . .without the cruelty.
I have not tried it yet, did you make it? or did you have it somewhere? Basically the recipe I have for it, is cut the bones to about 4 inches, salt and pepper over top of marrow cavity and bake in oven till it starts to bubble then eat with something, I forget what

I'm not concerned with fat, as long as it's not from corn fed beef I'm fine with it. The more I research, the more i'm leaning towards no grains, moderate protein and high fat diets. I just have to deprogram myself from the many decades of public policy "education" approach to nutrition pushed in this country.

on a side note about grains, when they started seeing the cultivation and consumption of them as part of the regular diet, that's when fossil evidence of things like tooth decay and inflammatory joint conditions like arthritis started to show up. I think i may have mentioned that in a thread before, but if not, I am now just something to think about.
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I have not tried it yet, did you make it? or did you have it somewhere? Basically the recipe I have for it, is cut the bones to about 4 inches, salt and pepper over top of marrow cavity and bake in oven till it starts to bubble then eat with something, I forget what
Its sort of an "in" thing here. I've had it as an appetizer (like pate) and on top of a gourmet burger . . . and I learned to suck it out of the bones of chops and roasts as a kid. I've never tried making it as a separate dish, mostly because I don't have a practical way to split large bones.
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Paleo diet just means eating in a biologically appropriate way, or eating the way our ancestors ate before farming, back when we were hunter/gatherers. The theory is that our bodies are equipped by evolution to eat the foods that nature provided... meat, fruit, veggies, nuts, etc. Not foods that we've farmed and processed. What I understand of it, it doesn't matter whether you eat mostly veggie, it's just about eating the way nature intended.
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Yes basically paleo is no modern foods. So you can have all the fruits, nuts, meat and veggies you want

When I am done losing weight I plan to eat a more 'paleo' way. Only with dairy... not about to give up cheese

Its kind of like eating 'raw' for dogs. Its a more biologically sound way for humans to eat. Our evolution hasn't caught up to our food lifestyle.
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Yes basically paleo is no modern foods. So you can have all the fruits, nuts, meat and veggies you want

When I am done losing weight I plan to eat a more 'paleo' way. Only with dairy... not about to give up cheese

Its kind of like eating 'raw' for dogs. Its a more biologically sound way for humans to eat. Our evolution hasn't caught up to our food lifestyle.
The irony comes in when you find out how much looking you have to do to find foods that aren't "modernized" by chemical and hormonal additions and just plain genetic modifications
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