Any else on Paleo Diet/Lifestyle?

3 years, 4 months ago

If so, how did you find out about it? How long have you been on it? What keeps you going (motivated)? What types of food do you eat on a daily basis? How do your friends/family feel about your lifestyle? What changes have you noticed having been on the diet? Do you have any recommendations for a fellow paleo follower?

I’ve been checking out,
http://www.marksdailyapple.com
http://www.hunter-gatherer.com
http://www.health-bent.com
to name a few. Does anyone else have any other website suggestions?

Thanks!

September 22, 2011 at 2:54 am

You must sign in or join to reply!

1

So the idea is eat the way humans would have thousands of years ago right? How long was their life expectancy again?

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Dan Adams Dan Adams C (@athleticcapital) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

http://www.athleticcapital.com/2011/05/3-quick-tips-to-improve-your-health-may-2011/ I have found blood type diets to work. The reason Paleo is so popular and efficient is that nearly 1/2 of the world population is Blood Type O which favors a Paleo type diet. Take a look at the post and let me know what you think!

D.A.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Mitch Gibson Mitch Gibson (@mitchgibb) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

General tits, you are correct that our ancestors life expectancy was significantly less. Unfortunately you’re not taking into account the other reasons we live longer.

We live in climate controlled homes; with sanitation; electricity; help from local services such as fire and ambulance; modern medical technology; vaccines; easy access to food; protection from wild animals etc… All those environmental factors play a huge role in increasing lifespan.

Your average hunter/gatherer lived in a cave, surrounded by bears, with help from no one.

Genetically however, we are the same as him. So in my opinion it would make logical sense to eat as he does what the earth originally provided. Who knows, if you combine a really healthy diet with all the improvements in our society you might make it to 200 :P

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Leo Leo (@cptleo) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

I hope blood type diet holds no truth, I love meat and dairy too much. I’ll have to look into it further.

As for life expectancy, Mitch nailed it on the head, we have come a long with with sanitation, modern medicine, not having to worry about getting eaten/mauled by some giant feline. It really is made easier to live for longevity nowadays, we’d just need to avoid getting hit by a car, eat well, and not smoke.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Stephen Stephen C (@stepvhen) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

This sounds like a good idea to me. To be honest I’ve kind of done this by accident. Fallen into this type of diet through my upbringing and general love of those foods especially meat.

Anywhere I could find a rundown of what exactly this entails though?

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of Leo Leo (@cptleo) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

Stephen, this is what initially got my interest into the diet. This interview explains a lot of the reasoning behind it. Enjoy!

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/263270/february-03-2010/john-durant

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

@Chode Well, many indigenous tribes still eat that way and many of them have far longer lives than “modern man.” Also, just look at the people who really live these types of lifestyles. They’re some of the healthiest people you’ll meat. Our bodies haven’t changed much since the upper paleolithic, we’re still optimized for the same lifestyle (including diet.)

Out of all the popular diets, paleo is definitely the most sane one. I’m not a follower of the paleo diet system, but there are many similarities between my lifestyle and theirs.

[Hidden]
Reply to this topic
Cast your vote for the first site-wide HE 30 Day Challenge! Vote!

More Posts Like This

22

What single change would have the MOST positive impact on the world?

Could be societal, political, economical, etc. In other words, if we could only change ONE thing about the world to better our lives, what should it be?

1

Paying for college is for the experience not the classes.

Hey everyone. So my name is Chris and I actually found this website yesterday. I have been on it non-stop today in between my crazy college schedule. I have found a lot of people who are posting about how bad college is!...

1

How to Avoid a Classmate

I want to take this class that my favorite teacher wants me to take. But I’m worried that these two students that she knows will be there. I’ve been trying to avoid them both all year because they have both...

14

Suggestions for a site-wide HE 30 day challenge?

**I’ve created a poll for the different types of challenges here: http://tally.tl/BEnr2** —- Starting in February, we’re going to have monthly 30-day challenges! We had a very successful challenge years...

3

Hey People. I Love You

Hey People. I just hit my head kind of hard in a totally embarrassing way that involves my dog, a laptop, general clumsiness, a coffee table, and a bit of gravity. I’m going to be fine, I’ve had worse than this. Just...

1

Not sure what to do next?

I am 21 years old and recently extremely depressed with my existence. I’m not sure where I am going, or why I have ended up where I am in life.. I’ve always had a close group of friends who mean the world to...

1

General Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric. (The trivium)

Is there anyone here who are interested in these topics as a means of self development? The reason i am asking is that it would be interesting to make a group of people to cooperate in order to excel at these subjects....

1

Stomach pain when smoking marijuana

I was just wondering, if anyone of you is also experiencing strong stomach pain when smoking weed. It usually happens to me on a peak and the pain usually goes through my whole upper and lower and even lower sides...

1

Buddhism alongside Christianity

I am interested in practicing Buddhism. I believe in God and always will, I also believe Jesus is the son of God. I just want to take the path less traveled. Is it possible to practice Buddhism and still have Christian...

1

Band Names

So my friend is obsessed with trying to find a name for his band, they just finished doing all their recordings, but still can’t settle on a title. Here’s how he describes their sound: A lighter style...

1

Embrace Your Surroundings

So a couple months ago I read this beautiful and amazing book titled Ishmael. A very special friend suggested I read it, and it completely changed my outlook on Western culture and our modern civilization. I recommend...

1

Yoga-Meditation music

Hello everyone, I need your help, The last month I find good music in HE. This is the link: http://www.highexistence.com/links/view/above-beyond-burning-man-2014/page/71/ I really love this song, but I’m horrible...

1

How to Suck at Life and Totally Waste Everyone's Time.

step 1:Argue with everyone Step2: Always argue Step3: Be an ass hole for fun Step4: Post videos and links to prove a point Step5: Do all of the above while on this website

3

Sleep paralysis , OBE, lucid dream

I just had my first sleep paralysis, obe, ld. it happened out of nowhere and on a sober mind. I wanted to achieve lucid dreaming for so long and it finally happened! Im super excited! Even tho the sleep paralysis wasnt...