I just enjoyed "Eat like a predator, not like prey." over at gnolls.org. http://www.gnolls.org/1141/eat-like-a-predator-not-like-prey-paleo-in-six-easy-steps-a-motivational-guide/
My fave line so far?
Now clear those frozen pizzas and Weight Watchers out of your freezer and give them to your fat neighbor, because you are going to the supermarket right now. And you will take a shopping cart, not one of those demure little baskets, because you are going to fill it with heavy, fatty, delicious MEAT.
This article is so fun and dense, I'm going back to read it again!
It's good, but the predator model gets a little too aggro for me by the end, with the whole fat-people-are-prey thing. I tend to lean more toward the paleo-as-mutualist model, where we all work together voluntarily to strengthen one another and enjoy our world together.
That said, I like the simple: "The world is your playground!"
It reminds me of some of the lines from my belovedest text, Temporary Autonomous Zone:
THE UNIVERSE WANTS TO PLAY. Those who refuse out of dry spiritual greed & choose pure contemplation forfeit their humanity--those who refuse out of dull anguish, those who hesitate, lose their chance at divinity--those who mold themselves blind masks of Ideas & thrash around seeking some proof of their own solidity end by seeing out of dead men's eyes.
It's the same thing as my paleo-goggles statement: the worst thing about "civilization" isn't grains or sitting at your desk 8 hours a day...it's losing the ability to play and find joy in the world.
Good lord, I'm a hippie.
I love this one:
Imagine this: every time you get hungry, you and your six closest friends have to chase down an antelope or spear a mammoth—and if you can’t, none of you get to eat. That is the required intensity.
I just started with my anthropology Phd, in which I pretend to study the physical activity pattern of our paleolithic ancestors. I'm really considering contact J. Stanton to ask him for his permission to quote him on it with that amazing line.
My very favorite is this one...
You are becoming less tasty and more dangerous each day.
Though, I do also enjoy being thought of as tasty, lol. Dangerous is a lot more fun.
Now that you are physically stronger, you will find that you are emotionally and mentally stronger. You are less willing to be walked on and taken for granted, and more likely to take credit for what you deserve. You are beginning to understand what it feels like to be a predator, instead of the prey you’ve been for so long.
You’ve tasted power, and it’s delicious. You want more.
I always want more, knowledge, strength, shoes... whatever. I like this.
Thanks for sharing Adam!
I'm torn between:
Step 1: Eat Meat, Not Birdseed
Do not eat “vegetable oils”. The term itself is a lie. There’s no such thing as “lettuce oil” or “broccoli oil”. They’re made from seeds, and they’re extracted using poisonous organic solvents (hexane). Remember: if you can put it in a truck and the truck starts, it’s not food.
I loved the whole post, and it has lots of great quotes! But this line was a revelation for me:
"Pork and chicken are permissible in moderation, but are far less healthy due to excessive omega-6 fat content."
That information was new to me, and it explains so much! Before starting paleo three weeks ago, I hadn't eaten red meat in over 30 years (no, I wasn't raised that way, I'm just old). At first I was a tofu-eating veggie, and then for the past 15 years my protein has consisted of eggs, a rare piece of pork or bacon, and TONS of chicken. The chicken was often tasteless and hard to digest, but at least it was "good" protein. Because obviously red meat was evil, right?
When I went paleo I continued eating the same proteins as before. Although I now knew that red meat was good for you, I just didn't think I'd ever be able to eat it again. But when I dropped the toxins from my diet, I immediately started losing all desire for chicken or pork, and within a week I couldn't force myself to eat either one. So that left red meat as the final resort. The next week I bit the bullet and tried some good grass-fed beef and bison, and had no problems at all, quickly learned to love it! (I also still eat eggs daily, no problems there--just like Stanton says.)
Still, since I didn't know why I'd lost the desire for the other proteins, I worried whether relying on red meat all the time would eventually cause me to lose the taste for it, as well. The above explanation answered that question conclusively and was a tremendous validation that my body really does know what it's doing. (Usual disclaimer: We are all unique, I'm not saying this is right for everyone; it's just what works for me.)
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