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Old 12-24-2009, 10:21 PM   #1
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Default Lyle McDonald on Paleo

Lyle McDonald cites some interesting research and weighs in on Paleo here: http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/res...ch-review.html
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:46 AM   #2
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Lyle McDonald cites some interesting research and weighs in on Paleo here: http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/res...ch-review.html
Prefer this one: http://thepaleodiet.blogspot.com/200...idence-of.html
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:00 AM   #3
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I think that Lyle is missing the fact that 'whatever makes you feel and perform the best is probably optimal.'

If that's Paleo for most people then eat Paleo. It doesn't matter if people way back ate grains. What matters is how your individual genetics are going to affect your health through what you eat.

Basically, experiment and find out what works best.
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:52 AM   #4
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nice response from dr. cordain. and i agree with steven.
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Old 12-25-2009, 11:59 AM   #5
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What Steven said. I couldn't give a crap what the Paleo man ate, I think all that business is just to hype up the diet itself and sell books. I feel at my healthiest while eating Paleo, so that's what I go for and what I advocate others to try.
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:36 PM   #6
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I'm with you guys, but will add this: Lyle does tend to take a firm stance that if a certain approach has worked for you then do that approach. whether it's his own diet set ups (UD 2.0, RFL etc.) the important thing that matters is that you'll do it.
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:08 PM   #7
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True.

I don't agree with any dogmatic approach to things and neither does Lyle. But he comes off as dogmatic about the stuff he writes most of the time as well which he obviously isn't trying to be (I hope) most of the time.
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:17 PM   #8
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Lyle believes, as best as I can tell, (based on what he's posted on his blogs in in his forums) that, in the presence of adequate macronutrients and micronutrients, food quality is pretty much a non-scientific notion and that the paleo critique of grains, dairy, etc., is also silly and pseudo-scientific. It's what Michael Pollen critiques as nutritientism (although Pollen also believes that anti-grain, anti-dairy types are wacky as well).

IMHO, Lyle's the go-to guy for fat loss, and in the contexts that he recommends them, eating your Fruit Loops can be sound nutritional strategy. You want abz with minimal loss of lean tissue, Lyle's the guy.

If you are looking for good, solid patterns for life long living, there are a bunch out there, some pre-industrial but post-agricultural, and some pre-agricultural, and none of them contain Fruit Loops.
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Ah I see. Well, I think I'm gonna have to stick with a more Paleo-ized view. Hard to go wrong there IMO.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:28 AM   #10
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Well, I think I'm gonna have to stick with a more Paleo-ized view. Hard to go wrong there IMO.
That's the key bit, IMHO. The science isn't settled here, but Paleo gives you some pretty firm guardrails that make it really hard to screw up.
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