why is everyone so offended by him and his change of diet is beyond me....
- he doesnt need someone to tell him he must have a beef allergy b/c he feels better without red meat often
- he isnt unpaleo, at all. if anything he is expanding paleo to WHAT IT SHOULD BE
he has tried every diet out there and settled on one... good for him. who is anyone here, or any paleo eater to say his diet isnt working for him...what, because it not YOUR relgious-like cult-of-high-fat paleo so it must be wrong?
he isnt out to PROVE to you or convince you that you should eat like he does. he is simply stating his experience, and attempting to make sense of it and back it up if anyone is interested in changing
there is NO DENYING that the high protein high fat paleosphere is NOT working for MANY people. myself included, i convinced myself to keep going, keep eating high fat, keep waiting for the miraculous whatever of health and it aint happening. so because i dont coconut oil my food and eat bacon and 75/25 beef mean i am not paleo? because i dont eat a bowl of bone marrow at every meal and cook extra egg yolks with a cup of cream mean i am not paleo?
i dont touch dairy either....but i may not be this way forever. i see no point in it being added mostly because it is expensive as $hit.
i like fish. my body loves red snapper, trout, flounder, redfish and everything else i can go catch for myself because i live on a coastal state. i go TO a farm and PICK my own eggs every week. i attend the farmers market every thursday and eat what is offered from local families. its wat is in season, its real food. i dont care what it is macro wise that is so far from a determinant of my food intake. i eat paleo because the grounds of eating local, nourishing, correctly grown food makes sense. this implies you eat with the seasons, your macros change, your nutrient surpluses and deficiencies change.
when there is free access to food i sure as hell am not going to the grocery store and buying beef pork or chicken.
and about deficencies...did it ever occur to anyone you just might NOT want a surplus of vitamin D 365 days a year, you may NOT want a high potassium iodine selenium ratio and high fish oil intake makes NO sense if you approach food seasonally. you just might want to stop throwing back supplements and looking for the answer to health when it lies in listening to your own body. so few people are actually WILLING to test a range of food on themselves without preconceived notions of whether or not it 'should' be healthy
instead of question whether you can eat mushrooms and onions, EAT THEM and figure out how you handle them. instead of knocking don for how he eats i can guarantee you havent tried it so who are you to say? how many people have actually attempted a low fat HIGH carb PALEO PALEO PALEO diet. everyone and their mom has tried a low fat diet, but not a paleo one. that doesnt mean a PSMF, that means a paleo diet based around starch, not protein.