Nov 302011
 

 

1. Eat only foods that can be consumed in their raw form. Another way to say this is eat only foods that are defenceless when they’re dead (credit to Dr. Kurt Harris for that phrase). This doesn’t mean you should eat only raw food.

2. Eat grass-fed meats and animal products in order to limit the intake of omega-6 fatty acids, hormones, antibiotics,  and maximize the intake of omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin D, calcium and other trace minerals.

3. Eat plenty of saturated and mono-unsaturated fats from animal and plant sources in order to keep your body satiated.

4. Eat 2-3 meals per day and don’t count calories/amounts except for academic purposes (ie. curiosity, progress tracking, etc).

5. Limit intake of foods that provoke an insulin response. This includes refined and whole wheat flour, sugar (white, brown, raw, whatever), replacement flours (potato, rice, tapioca, etc), carb-laden vegetables, and fruit. Think of vegetables and fruit as the garnish, not the main dish and this will be easy to achieve.

6. Limit intake of anti-nutrients such as gluten, omega-6 fatty acids, lectins, gliadins and fructose. This means limiting intake of nuts, legumes, certain fruit, and eliminating gluten containing grains and their products.

7. Limit caloric intake through liquids. These liquids include sodas, diet sodas, prepared coffee products (Venti macchiato anyone?), fruit juices, alcohol, etc. The exception here is raw milk, heavy cream, buttermilk, yoghurt and kefir (from raw milk).

8. Perform high-intensity physical exercise for less than 30 minutes, 2-3 times per week. This includes olympic weight lifting, calisthenics, sprinting, high-speed rowing, and so on.

9. Perform low impact, low intensity physical exercise, such as walking, cycling, canoeing, whenever you want, but not to “get fit”.

10. Listen to your body. It knows when you’re hungry, satiated, thirsty, or tired.

 Posted by at 12:13 PM
Nov 192011
 

Tuesday, by act of Congress, pizza was declared a vegetable. The Spending Bill before our elected officials contained an Agriculture Department provision recognizing that school kids are dangerously obese, and that subsidizing school lunches of frozen pizza and french fries is unwise and unhealthy. The Congressional response: a slice of pizza = a serving of vegetables.

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 Posted by at 8:46 AM
Nov 172011
 

This week brought a lot of new and exciting revelations:

1. Local, pastured, meat is delicious, not stringy, tough, and tasteless as I once thought

2. Weight loss/gain on the scale is not a good indicator of progress; body fat loss/gain is more appropriate

3. Loss of energy was not due to the new diet, but a remnant of the old diet; I’m feeling superhuman this third week

4. People are extremely impressed that I can eat full fat meals and still lose weight

5. Snacking is a by-product of watching TV; when I don’t watch TV, I don’t feel the need to snack

6. This lifestyle is not right for everyone, especially those with pre-existing medical conditions such as kidney/liver failure

7. Time passes very slowly when you want it to pass faster

Related to the last point, I am really looking forward to getting rid of my excess weight. It has been a long journey so far, which makes me very impatient. I really want it to happen tomorrow, just drop 30lbs overnight and wake up feeling that much lighter. I know it won’t, and it will take me at least another 8 months to reach my goal in a sustainable fashion. I plan on losing 1-2lbs/week for the next 8 months, which will result in a 35-45lbs of weight loss…in theory.

In practice, I may find that dropping body fat  is actually more advantageous than dropping total weight, so I might end up at a muscular 210lbs. In the past three weeks, I’ve lost 6 total pounds, 5 of which were pure fat. That’s amazing considering I’ve been eating fat like crazy. Mainstream nutritional science needs to update its outdated concepts to fit the realities presented by the Paleo lifestyle. Eventually, the self-evident truths will be that ‘of course wheat and other grains are bad for you’ and ‘serum cholesterol does not cause cardiovascular disease’, and so on.

I’m fully aware that I won’t be the one to change the world, but I am trying to show people that current nutritional dogma is mostly false. I’m starting with my immediate circle of influence and maybe this blog will help me expand that circle. At some point, I might be preaching to the choir, but I’m trying to reach new audiences, which is why I appreciate each and every new reader of this page.

Lastly, I’d like to state that I won’t be recording my daily weight on the blog anymore. I will weigh in every week on Thursdays and record that number along with any other thoughts related to the previous week.

If you have any thoughts or comments, let me know.

 Posted by at 11:54 AM
Nov 042011
 

I’ve been following Tom Naughton’s posts on his “Fat Head” blog and his latest entry almost brought tears to my eyes.

 

The food revolution is happening everywhere, but the fight back is vicious. German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once said that “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

 

We are currently in the second stage, where mainstream is not ridiculing Atkins or Paleo anymore, but violently opposing these ideas. The third stage will soon follow when their so-called “nutritional studies” that quote each other will be debunked.

 

Please also read Denise Minger’s various articles debunking of the China Study by Colin Campbell.

 

Viva la revolucion!