[ExI] pale diet again: RE: It's not only the fittest who survive.

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 17:40:10 UTC 2011

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 6:19 PM, Harvey Newstrom  wrote:
> To be clearer:  I am not denying that Paleos ate meat, vegetables and
> fruit.  You are absolutely correct that grains couldn't fulfill most of
> the diet.  I am merely arguing that neopaleos shouldn't avoid whole
> grains based on a mistaken believe that early paleos didn't eat grain.
> They also ate legumes.  They also cooked them.  And even though I am
> personally vegetarian, there is no doubt that Paleos ate meat.  Claims
> to the contrary have no historical basis.

Sounds pretty much like what I would call a balanced diet.

Meat, veg, grain and fruit.  What's not to like?

Though paleos probably had to exercise a lot more than modern man to get it.
Compare their lifestyle with driving the SUV to the supermarket.

And they probably had to survive on a lot less than modern man, with
intermittent fasting / starvation.


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