[ExI] PaleoCRON?

Jones Murphy morphy at alumni.caltech.edu
Tue Apr 26 19:04:51 UTC 2011

Agreed, Stefano, that Paleo does cut calories relative to typical
modern diets. Most people do not have anywhere near the genetic
potential of an Olympic athlete, so I'm not clear why that's the
standard you hold CR in particular to...? If you have miserable
athletic potential to start with, why would you care about sacrificing
athletic performance to spend more than marginally more years in
comfort down the road? CR yields about 1% lifespan per 1% reduction in
calorie intake, up to well over 60% in the studies of animals. That
ain't marginal my friend, esp considering the quality of life, late in

On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 4:57 PM, Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 26 April 2011 16:39, Jones Murphy <morphy at alumni.caltech.edu> wrote:
>> You snuck the word "severe" in there, which is quite important. CRON
>> is not equal to SCRON. And in fact, sufficiently severe CRON will kill
>> you pretty quickly. Numbers matter, proportions matter. Try to talk in
>> more quantitative terms if you're able.
> OK. I am ready to accept that a CR level which is compatible with
> being, say, an Olympic-level athlete, inasmuch of course as this is
> within your genetic reach, is better than putting away fat you are
> rather unlikely really to need one day or another.
> OTOH, I suspect that on a paleo-diet and unless some
> tolerance/addiction or stress mechanisms kick in, inducing you to eat
> more than you actually need, you are not likely to exceed much such a
> number of calories anyway.
> --
> Stefano Vaj
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