Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Nutrition > Paleo Diet

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-30-2006, 08:28 AM   #1
kevin mckay
Senior Member
 
kevin mckay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Berkeley
Posts: 353
Default explaining paleo to the impatient.

I like “don’t eat anything that you could not eat if uncooked” as a paleo guideline seems to be super simple, totally consistent with paleo and makes people think from a paleo perspective. I can’t really think of any loopholes and it makes giving people guidelines really easy. Does anybody see any loopholes or problems with this?
kevin mckay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2006, 02:48 PM   #2
Neal Winkler
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 326
Default

I don't think most people will understand that whole grains have been prepared before hand. I know that I didn't know grains can't be digested unless they go through a milling process. Also, you're leaving milk open, not to mention sugar/honey. You also can't eat ground beef uncooked (or at least shouldn't). Besides, the concept of eating any type of meat uncooked is completely unapealing to most everyone. I think your concept would lead most people to vegetarianism.
Neal Winkler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2006, 05:28 PM   #3
kevin mckay
Senior Member
 
kevin mckay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Berkeley
Posts: 353
Default

great points, Thanks
kevin mckay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2006, 05:42 PM   #4
Mike ODonnell
Senior Member
 
Mike ODonnell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,596
Default

I like to say....if it wasn't around 200 years ago...your body doesnt know what it is or how to use it, so dont eat it....people can relate vs Paleo man times. Of course that doesnt tackle the issues of excessive grain and dairy, but it's a good start to get all the processed foods out. That and "no bread"...people have no idea how much bread is in their diet till they take it out.
Mike ODonnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2006, 07:45 PM   #5
Allison Barns
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Seattle
Posts: 135
Default

Being dairy and gluten intolerant is a great way to 'go Paleo' without knowing it. The first time I heard of the Paleo diet I thought 'that's how I eat!' (Okay that plus cheats like dark chocolate, chips, wine.... which I have now given up in the effort to get healthy...sigh). So glad the rest of y'all are catching on!

Anyway, my two favorite phrases are (1) "If I could kill it or pick it, I can eat it" and (2) Quoting a now ex-boyfriend "You eat like a lizard - meat, fruit, and veg" (I wasn't ever sure how to take being likened to a lizard... but the phrase is good!)
Allison Barns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2006, 02:00 AM   #6
Ido Portal
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Haifa, Israel
Posts: 7
Default

Charles Poliquin likes to use this as a guideline:
'If it didnt run in the field, fly in the sky, swim in the river or its not green, dont eat it'
__________________
Ido Portal
Hacasa Performance Center
Haifa, Israel
http://www.hacasa.co.il
Ido Portal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2006, 04:52 AM   #7
Steve Liberati
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 459
Default

As a general rule of thumb, I usually tell people "If it wasn't available a few thousand years ago, then don't eat it." To me paleo is just that...replicating the same cuisine choices available to man during the paleolitic era. Bread, grains, soda, processed food, and other "inventions" are still foreign products to our body and consider outside the parameters of nature.
Steve Liberati is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2006, 09:14 PM   #8
Joyce Behrendt
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Issaquah, WA
Posts: 30
Default

Eat what you could find if you were walking naked across the tundra carrying a sharp stick.

If it has fur, feathers or fins, I eat it.

Ever heard of Steak Tartare, Neal? This is raw beef. Itís best to eat good quality whole pieces of meat that is freshly ground. You are right about pre-ground beef because gosh knows what might be in it.
Joyce Behrendt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2006, 09:07 AM   #9
Neal Winkler
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 326
Default

"Meat, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Little starch, no sugar."
Neal Winkler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 11:09 AM   #10
Scott Kustes
Senior Member
 
Scott Kustes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,048
Default

The only problem with telling people only eat stuff that was available prior to 2000 years ago is that most people don't know what was available prior to 2000 years ago. Why should someone assume that grains or dairy were not widely consumed until 8000 years ago? Unless they have read what we've read, such a statement is useless. I think Neal has it best for laypeople.
__________________
Scott

Fitness Spotlight
Scott Kustes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator