This is a hypothetical question.
Supposing you received a stem cell transplant and the donor genes somehow enabled you to be able to eat bread, pasta and all sorts of carbs without an allergy or metabolic penalty - just like some people out there that stay slim no matter how much junk they eat.
Would you go back to a Neolithic diet if you didn't put on weight from it or get any allergies?
Absolutely. Although the benefits would have to be more than not gaining weight or not having food allergies, it would have to be a situation where my health thrived on modern and processed food.
No, I don't think I would go back to a neolithic diet. I enjoy the paleo food I eat now too much. Artificial flavours and over sweetness don't taste right any more.
I agree with Happy Now. If there are no negatives for health of retreating in the hypothetical then I can't see where there'd be a problem, if for whatever reason I wanted to (novelty perhaps). The want for any foods though is probably inextricably connected to its effects - remove the 'pentalising' effects of a food and there isn't going to really be a compelling disincentive to eating it.
Naturally people in general would continute using food etc as self expression so for some there wouldn't be a change but I wouldn't be adverse to eating bread etc...
Would I ever go back to eating packaged, processed foods with artificial ingredients? No.
Would I stop eating meals that consist only of delicious fatty cuts of meats and green vegetables? No.
Would I stop buying as many locally sourced and ethically produced foods as I can access and afford? No.
Would I enjoy including delicious fresh-baked bread, pastries, ice cream, pizza, in my diet? Yessssssss.
A bowl of al dente spaghetti aglio olio, drenched with olive oil and shrouded with freshly grated parmesan accompanied with a crusty chunk of bread. After, a generous serving of tiramisu and a double ristretto with hot milk on the side.
As a young man I used to eat up to 3 serves of pasta a day and had a six pack. These days I just need to smell a pasta and I feel the roll thickening..
Where do you buy those stem cells?
Theres alot more to SAD than wheat and carbs.
I think this about my answer:
I dont miss bread, its the toppings that are the good part.
Certainly not soy, vege oils or chemicals.
I dont stay up at night thinking about bland bird food like huge plates of rice or oats.
I might miss unending sweetness a little still (was something of a sweet tooth), but there again, thats an addiction, thus its a path to unending binging and dissatifaction, like drugs. Not a path to real lasting enjoyment.
I am better off either without it, or keeping it at a minimum.
So actually, my answer is no.
Id take the hypothetical miracle powers, just because a few miracle powers are always handy to have around, but I would at least not generally use them and stay paleo.
i'd eat whatever i wanted if i didn't have UC and needed to control my disease with diet. i've been limited for so long in my food options and it would be awesome if i didn't have to care.