Originally Posted by Darryl Shaw
Apologies for the slow reply but I've been visiting my parents over Christmas and they aren't online.
Okay my approach to the P:A ratio is actually very simple; you just forget all about macronutrient ratios and look at the volume of food on your plate. In my case for example I know from experience that as long as there's roughly four times as much plant food on my plate as animal foods my macros will avarage themselves out over the course of a day/week/month/year as long as my diet is varied enough and I'm eating enough food to get through the day.
The reason this approach to eating paleo works is because after 20+ million years as opportunistic omnivorous gatherer-scavengers and much later hunter-gatherers our bodies are able to function remarkably efficiently on a wide range of macronutient intakes and as long as our calorie intake is adequate homeostasis will take care of all that complicated biochemistry stuff.
Thanks for the clarification Darryl. Sounds like an interesting strategy, i'll have to give it a shot. I do plan on sticking with the paleo style of eating as much as possible, just because i've felt better from doing so than I have on any other method of eating.