I read a lot of exchanges on Paleo Hacks that go like: "What ratios do you eat? How many grams of such and such do you need to stay in Ketosis?" etc. I wonder if all of these strict, self-imposed restrictions are handicapping us from adapting to our modern, ever changing environment.
It seems to me that early people/hunter gatherers, would eat in such a way that was dictated by their environment (whatever was available), and maybe that diet would in turn help them to adapt to the pressures of their environment.
Modern people have a much different environment to say the least. Stress, over-stimulation, pollution, etc. It seems that if we were to eat/exercise in such a way that would help us to best adapt to our modern environment, it may in fact not be ideal to eat a strictly "Paleo Diet." Maybe we need other diet and exercise tools in our box to best deal with modern living.
For example: I've just driven through rush hour traffic while listening to an AM talk Radio jockey rant for an hour. My kids were in the back seat screaming the whole time. When I get home I am frayed. Do I jump on the bike to do my scheduled sprints and eat my all fat dinner to stay in ketosis. Or, do I changed it up and eat a little fruit (juice if you're frisky), or something else in response to this stressful afternoon (get that cortisol down ya' know)? I don't mean to say one should have a bout of emotional eating, rather consciously and purposefully choosing certain "off plan" foods (or whatever) and dosing it out appropriately.
When someone asks "What ratios should I eat to lose weight?" is it best to immediately respond by prescribing X numbers of this or that, or would it be better to ask "What kind of day are you having today?" and use that to map out that day's meal/workout plan?
What do you think of this idea: letting our modern ever changing environment dictate what our diet and exercise should look like ? Do you think this is possible? What techniques/foods/exercise can be used? What say y'all?