Tanner-Maluchnik

The Paleo Diet Going Mainstream

by Tanner M. on

Recently, I did a post on The Paleo Diet at Burning Fat with the Paleo Diet: So Easy a Caveman Can Do It!

Here is a clip of John Durant on The Colbert Report. John was was one of the featured cavemen in the New York Times “The New Cavemen Lifestyle Has Found a Home in the City.”

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I love the Paleo Nutrition Lifestyle. Like I said my energy is through the roofs and it fits me…I absolutely love lean meats, fresh fruit and veggies. I can notice a huge change in my body when I change my eating patterns from Paleo to traditional.

I enjoy taking a break from it occasionally though. Just this past week I decided to get some Chinese food, ice cream, and pizza. However, after eating all that garbage my body is so drained, its as if the food sucks the nutrition and life out of me. Tonight will probably be another junk food session and know I will be feeling the effects from eating this garbage tomorrow.

Since my Steelers are not in the Super Bowl this year, I am rooting for the Saints. Go Saints!

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  • http://donwiss.com/ Don Wiss

    If you can see what cheating on the diet does to you why cheat? I've been paleo for almost 14 years. Being celiac I never cheat on gluten. And I never cheat on dairy. My cheats are limited to eating rice and potatoes when I'm out and I can't get enough paleo foods to fill up.

    Here's my very new page: http://paleodiet.com/definition.htm

    • http://www.lifedestiny.net Tanner M.

      Occasionally I enjoy eating whatever junk I want. Maybe I over exaggerated feeling so sluggish after eating all the sugars. I know as I age the worse it will be whenever eat grains and sugars.

  • http://thisruggedlife.blogspot.com/ Martin

    I typically lean towards a version of the Paleo diet myself, but I place no particular emphasis on “lean” meats. I'm all about the saturated fats from animal protein, so red meat cuts like rib eyes are all win as far as I'm concerned.

    My main beef (pardon the pun) with Paleo is their basic argument that because the cavemen ate that way, it is automatically ideal for modern man. It may not have been ideal even for cavemen, but it was what was available at the time. You can be sure that if they had come across a candy bar, they would have ate that too.

    Still, a diet consisting of real food like meat, veggies, nuts, and small servings of fruit has worked well for me.

    • http://lifedestiny.net/ Tanner @ Life Destiny

      I understand your colliding with the Paleo Diet, it is not for everyone. If whatever is working for people then I highly suggest they just stick with it. Like they say, if it aint broke, dont fix it.

      The Paleo diet fits my lifestyle and also eat Paleo in conjunction with Intermittent Fasting. You can learn a little bit more about Intermittent Fasting from Martin Berkham at LeanGains.com

      • http://thisruggedlife.blogspot.com/ Martin

        I have read about IF, but thanks for the link.

        I do not collide with the general principles of Paleo, just the general logic that they use to support some of their claims. I'm all for saturated fat, so I just don't place any particular importance on the protein coming from “lean” sources.

        • http://lifedestiny.net/ Tanner @ Life Destiny

          I get a decent bit of saturated fats from Coconut Oil. It has helped ina lot of different ways and tastes excellent. Especially in my Yerba Mate tea. Good for the skin too.

          I agree the general logic is a little outlandish but in terms of healthy eating, it does not get much healthier than fresh fruits, veggies, fish and meat. Every “diet” has its pros and cons.

  • StephenCooper

    Tanner-
    I too adhere to a Paleo diet about 90% of the time. I feel better, my immunity is way stronger, and it's just an easy way to eat.

    I'll let others spend hours on the internet and elsewhere arguing about the details, while I just eat simply, stay lean, and get on with the other fun things in life.
    Best,
    Coop

    • http://lifedestiny.net/ Tanner @ Life Destiny

      Hey Stephen, thanks for stopping by!

      You are right, it is an easy way to eat. I enjoy it, it makes me feel good, less preperation, and I feel better all around. I am slimmer, have yet to be sick, so much more energy, its amazing. I actually intermittent fast while on Paleo too so it is super easy. Check out Martin Berkham at leangains.com if you want to know more about intermittent fasting. He will be coming out with a book this year I beleive on IF.

      Glad you are getting some positive out of it too!

      Thanks again for stopping by!
      Tanner

  • http://www.whatisall.com/health/what-is-paleolithic-diet.html Paleolithic Diet

    This article is geared towards people who want to try out the Paleo diet and who just want to quickly know what they should and shouldn’t do.

  • http://paleo-diet-recipes.co/ http://paleo-diet-recipes.co

    When making the modification out of your fat-and-sugar riddled food regimen to paleo diet recipes, you could wind up wincing in the concept of reducing the nice treats that you are utilized to. Decreased salt in addition to lower amounts of sugar means that you may have to deal with foods that are not as savory as your old meals.

  • http://www.bestpaleodietrecipes.org/ caveman diet

    Black olives, fresh lemon juice and garlic give your regular poultry saute an additional zing. This dish doesn't need anyone to buy elaborate or costly components, therefore you wouldn't have to invest too much time in front of the oven to serve up some sort of tasty and wholesome food to suit your family.

  • http://www.paleoaholic.com/ cavewoman diet

    The food in those days was limited to animals that could be killed and eggs, nuts, berries, and vegetables that could be gathered in the forests and fields. Eggs were available, but not in high quantities. Berries, roots, leaves and nuts were readily available and were thus staples. Meat was available most of the time, but men would have to work long and hard to bring enough back enough meat to sustain their families.

  • http://www.paleoaholic.com/ cavewoman diet

    The food in those days was limited to animals that could be killed and eggs, nuts, berries, and vegetables that could be gathered in the forests and fields. Eggs were available, but not in high quantities. Berries, roots, leaves and nuts were readily available and were thus staples. Meat was available most of the time, but men would have to work long and hard to bring enough back enough meat to sustain their families.

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