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"Just remember, there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything and the wrong way is to keep trying to make everybody else do it the right way." Col. Potter

or as Robb Wolf says: "Trying to convince people to save their own ass will burn you out."

Hello. This is how I live on a daily basis. Diet and exercise. By 2010 I had become obese and developed Metabolic Syndrome and HAD to do something. If you are overweight, you probably have impaired blood sugar to some degree and are on your way to diabetes and worse. (Weight: 227lbs Oct 2010. June 2012 183 lbs. Dec 2013 172, onto 165/160, then assess.) After much and I MEAN much reading I have concluded that my diet is going to be based on paleo nutrition aka the caveman diet. This essentially is a high fat, low carb diet with a moderate amount of protein. It is NOT the Atkins diet. In this diet all wheat is eliminated, legumes and other grains are infrequently consumed. Sweet potato is ok. (I still have some rice and a potato occasionally). Milk is eliminated because of lactose and casein. I do use Probiotic yogurt and butter for cooking and aged hard cheese for K2. Even among the paleo authors there is some debate as to what should be included or omitted. For me to keep my weight stable and blood sugars "normal", I have to limit my carbs to below 70 grams per day, often closer to 20/30. 60 years of eating the Standard American Diet has severely impacted my metabolism. That's just me. I am adapted to burning fat (not sugar as 98% of the population is) and can go long periods of time without hunger. Most people do not need to be this strict in diet, Chris Kresser has written on this twice: here and here as well as Robb Wolf here and here.

The thinking for this diet, supported by anthropology and archaeology, is that humans have evolved for nearly 2,500,000 years eating a combination of meat, greens, fruits, tubers, seeds and nuts. The last vegetarian ancestor that ate an exclusive diet of only fruits and vegetables ceased to exist. We are omnivores.Cooking meat and tubers is verified for the last 250,000 years and is suspected to go back much further in time to homo erectus. We are the cooking ape. Grains have only been part a mans diet in the last 1000 to 12,000 years, depending on where YOUR ancestors came from. That's the rub. We have not evolved to eating grains and they have been shown to contain harmful substances with regard to digestion and health. Wheat is the worst of all....It's modified crap

I started here: Mark Sisson. Mark has written an incredible book, The Primal Blueprint which is his take on the Paleo diet. He also has a web site with a huge amount of info. The forum is nowdays frequented by "noobs" and people who have read very little. The web site can be intimidating as there has been so much info posted the last two years, here are two links Q and A link Blueprint 101 that are useful. I believe this way of living has saved me from an early death. In my experience, when chatting up people on health and lifestyle most people just want a prescription from their doctor. Or they really don't want to do any investigative nutrition education. They just like to eat what they eat and get their info on health from "TV and government authorities". Very few people read anymore or critically think.

Sisson's book is nearly 5 years old now. Chris Kresser has just released Your Personal Paleo Code. This is the latest research on the ancestral/paleo diet. It's more inclusive than Sisson's. Mark is still on the lower end of carbs whereas Kresser looks at a wider spectrum of what people may need in their life. (There has been a lot of discussion on carb intake the last year or so in the paleo community)

I use a combination of Sissons Fitness Lifestyle and Campbell's Sprint Exercise system on a bike. Primal Blueprint Fitness 5 essential health needs

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from the blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.
"On a low-carb diet your body burns fat for energy. But it doesn't care where this fat comes from; it can come from the diet or it can come from the fat cells or it can come from both. If you are consuming enough fat to meet all your body's requirements, your body won't go after the fat in the fat cells no matter how severely you restrict your carbs. You will burn dietary fat only and no body fat. And you won't lose weight. It's that simple.
It has been shown countless times that when people go on low-carb diets they spontaneously reduce their caloric intake. Most foods available on low-carbohydrate diets are satiating and those following these diets get full quickly. They just don't eat that many calories. In most studies of low-carb diets people drop their caloric intake down to the 1500-1700 kcal range and are quite satisfied. At that level of caloric intake, they need a fair amount of their own body fat to make up the difference between their dietary intake and the 2400-2600 kcal (or more) that they burn every day. As they consume this body fat, they lose weight."

"I am not a doctor, dietitian nor nutritionist...in fact I have no medical training of any kind. If I can figure this out so should they...if it wasn't for their a) intellectual laziness, b) willful ignorance, c) greed, or d) all of the above."
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