What did you think? I just watched a clip on youtube and I liked it. I thought it was a positive portrayal (except for the fat-phobic nutritionists), but wish they could've touched on the fact that a lot of people are going paleo to heal gut problems, etc.
I'm a little disappointed that the only women talking were those dim-witted nutritionists. It came across as a diet for men.
Ok, as much as I heart Robb for his boyish good looks, changing my life etc. I just felt that there was too much focus on cross fit. Crossfit seems rather extreme to the average couch potato.... I think more emphasis should have been put on why grains are not a part of our diet, and that saturated fat is not the demon that it is made out to be (in our humble educated opinion of course) Otherwise always neat to see Paleolithic lifestyle get some attention in main stream media
Overall I think it was positive for the Paleo world. It introduced the word "Paleo" to many viewers new to the concept and it featured Robb Wolf's book, a good starting point into Paleo living. Someone today is researching Paleo for the first time because of that tv spot.
I thought it was excellent, though the dimwitted nutritionists discussing low fat was a cringe point for me as well. It's almost as if they were brought on as an afterthought, as a way of lending credence to this wild'n'crayzee caveman eating thing. If so, good on them because I think ultimately they did more good than harm. After nearly 60 (or is it 70?) years of wholesale media blitz against fat, lipophobia is going to be an uphill battle. I don't think it'll take too long to reverse that. Though certainly it will take more than one segment on Nightline, even a very good segment.
My reaction after watching the entire thing surprised me - I actually felt proud that I'm part of this. There are certainly tons of super smart paleo folks who weigh in every single day with everything from lectures to workshops to books to blog posts to conversations on forums like this one. But usually when big media takes a stab at trying to explain it I end up frustrated because they bungle it up and entirely miss the point. I didn't feel that way this time. I wasn't expecting that and it surprised me. Robb and Art did a tremendous job. They are both naturals and can talk about this in an easy accessible way to most folks. I'll be interested in seeing what Robb says about this. I would like to see an interview with Melissa next! :)
why is it that every diet has to have a celebrity endorsement? charlie sheen shacking up with "the goddesses" notwithstanding, there are very few celebrities i'd want to model any part of my life after...
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I like it. I found Art to be hilarious.
Reporter: "You're not going to hurt yourself pulling your TRUCK?" Art: "It's easy. Yeah. Easy for me."
Of course they had to have conventional nutritionists doing damage control to smooth things over. "Sure, it can be healthy, as long as they eat tons of veggies and avoid fat by eating lean meat." I also can't stand the caveman gimmick on all these segments. The Flinstones references, the dinosaur backdrops, etc. But I suppose that's a good way to grab people's attention and hopefully get them to look further into the paleo way of life.
Overall I thought it was pretty good. They have to throw in some counterpoints so they can call it "journalism." They should have mentioned Robb's age also. I believe he's 38(?), but he looks 18.
It was good and it's going to reach more people BECAUSE the mainstream nutritionist types they had on there didn't knock it.
Times are changing! There's an article today's NY Times about coconut oil NOT being bad. What a remarkable turnaround from just a decade ago.
BTW, Art has that quivery lower lip deal that old people sometimes have.
One of the nutritionalists had this wild look in her eyes that seemed to be screaming "FEED ME SOME FAT" !! I actually thought both Robb and Art Devany came across really well and charming, shame there was no female spokes person in the VT but oh wells. I suppose the publicity was good, as long as anyone doesn't get a hand on my grass fed beef ;D survival of the fittest and all that, I will fight you for it....
I agree. Nutritionists tell people to avoid fat like the plague. It's pretty funny. They didn't really show or talk about people recovering from illness or anything. they just sorta portrayed it as a fad diet. But seeing the Crossfit trainer wear a Municipal Waste T-shirt made my day!
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