This body builder - Derek Tresize - is in amazing shape. (See attached images.) He eats over 500 grams of carbs per day - and increases it when he is "cutting". (He lowers fat at this time, interestingly.) He happens to be a vegan, but I'm... (more)
In doing research for a botanist years prior, I took an interest in carnivorous plants. I continued doing research outside of my time spent with the good doctor, and having become more involved in paleo, I'm curious as to the implications of... (more)
Plants are sessile. Humans can find their food, so I am not sure your evolutionary argument would be applicable from plants to humans. I know a lot of vegetarians who do just fine. I am not anti-vegetarian because I am paleo.
Paleo Newb and Turkey Day is coming up. I need to serve the traditional dishes, but paleo and vegan. Can u imagine what a disaster this could b e.? Looking for a mac and cheese recipe with cashew cheese and some kind of brocolli macaroni. Can you... (more)
I've been following the feud between vegans and paleo eaters for a while, yet my intuition naturally throws me into a median position. I would therefore like for someone to "hack" this simple evidence towards one or the other tip of the scale. In... (more)
I dooon't understaaand. I work in the Nutrition/Health section of the local grocery store, and frequently see people with carts full of tofu, veganaise, tofurky, seitan, etc, also buying GT's Raw Kombucha. And I wonder... Doesn't that have a... (more)
I stopped eating meat not too too long ago, maybe about a year ago. Then in August, my skin started breaking out horrifically...and the health of my hair was obviously deteriorating, it started looking very dry and the ends were ruined (even soon... (more)
I ran into someone online using Bill Clinton as an example of someone who looks "fit and healthy" after converting to veganism and I was kind of surprised because I've felt that he looks gaunt and drawn these days (I'm not making any judgments... (more)
I was talking with a vegan friend of mine and we were sharing things we'd learned from our individual eating lifestyles that we never would have learned had we stuck eating SAD. My vegan friend told me she never would have known that white sugar... (more)
So, the following article was recently in the NY Times. The basic idea is how hard it is to be vegan. The bigger question is why a person would seek to be. How did vegan become the politically correct, aspirational, "healthy" diet? It seems people... (more)
The people on this site obviously educate themselves, so I would like to hear from you all... How exactly does being Vegan help people lose weight if all they are shoving into their poor bodies is carbs???
I have been experimenting with a few different styles of eating over the years. I ate a vegan diet for 6 years and two years ago went to a raw food plant based diet. About a month and a half ago I experimented with a fruit based (with lots of... (more)
What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Denise Minger ??? Author, Death by Food Pyramid Topic: How to Win an Argument with a Vegetarian. The Paleo Diet has its fair share of detractors, objecting to the consumption of animal foods while... (more)
I hear a lot of people on this site saying they developed noticeable gluten intolerance only after cutting wheat from their diet. But I'm curious about people who were eating wheat/gluten consistently (probably before adopting a paleo diet) but... (more)
My good friend has been a strict vegan for 3 or 4 years, and a vegetarian since she was 14 (over a decade). She was on birth control most of that time, went off it a year ago, and hasn't had her period once since. She also is generally a mess;... (more)
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that cutting out soy would probably help immensely. Also adding things like coconut oil and avocados. (This just coming from my own experience, anecdotal evidence all.) My hormones regulated after getting rid... (more)
Loreen Dinwiddie is allegedly a 108-year-old vegan who has been vegan since 1922. Is she lying, lucky, or is veganism not that bad? How can a body function after 90 years of guaranteed B-12 and DHA deficiencies, not to mention probable... (more)
There's a lot more to health than nutrition Stress management Sleep Genetic / Epigenetic considerations Regarding DHA deficiencies, it isn't a foregone conclusion that vegans or vegetarians in general will be deficient - perhaps not... (more)
The NYT had an article about vegan bodybuilders this week: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/sports/vegans-muscle-their-way-into-bodybuilding.html These guys aren't huge, but are still in great shape. How does the paleo viewpoint explain the... (more)
I work in a mixed use building that houses a commercial kitchen. On the weekends they rent their space out to a woman who makes raw vegan ice cream. It's basically coconuts, cashews, fruit and agave. It's actually pretty paleo and pretty... (more)
It's probably not a good sign that Don Matesz calls this 71-video series a "much needed critical look at the fundamentals of paleo diet logic as offered by its leading proponents." The author of the videos is an anonymous vegan who clearly had a... (more)
Former vegetarian (17 years total, 4 years as a vegan, relatively whole foods/no soy); developed a host of problems all of a sudden at year 17 (age 29), after a few months of that, stopped being a veg and went full tilt paleo, stopped wanting to... (more)
what you were missing in your diet is fats. a lack of fat in the diet has been shown to increase risk of depression and instances of suicide. it plays a huge roll in mental health because your nerves, synapses and brain cells are all coated in... (more)
http://letthemeatmeat.com/tagged/When_I_Was_Vegan His diet evolved from homecooked American (child), lacto-ovo-vegetarian, vegetarian, vegan, Macrobiotic, and then surprise :) finally learns about evolutionary fitness (aka Paleo) from his... (more)
I viewed the blog recently as it was mentioned somewhere I was already reading. I have nothing against it but I didn't add it to my bookmarked list as it didn't add anything to my own journey.
Do you find that some questions on paleohacks are put out there to trip you up on your paleo beliefs? Nominate what you thinks is the most "spyish" paleohack's question.
Something I've been wondering yet am unsure of how to phrase this question. It seems as though men who are on vegetarian or vegan diets are more emotional, less muscular and generally more effeminate in their body language. They get up in arms... (more)
I'm kind of surprised that this has not been brought up yet, but for myself, it was one of the first questions I asked to myself when I heard of Steve Jobs' death. Given the nature of his health problems with his pancreatic cancer and then his... (more)
I am a total geek about reading everything about sane nutrition I can get my hands on---and everything points me in the traditonal and paleo diet direction. I'm curious what nutrition programs are out there (if any) you fellow paleohacks would... (more)