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  • Our local crossfit is promoting tofu as a primal/paleo food - thoughts?

    My partner and I recently checked out the Crossfit gym in South Boston and we noticed that on their website they were recommending tofu and quinoa as paleo/primal foods! I've read Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson and other primal/paleo experts and nowhere have I seen a grain or soy product promoted as fitting into the primal lifestyle. Has anyone here heard otherwise? Who are they reading? (or maybe they're not!)

    The White Lion

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    Yet they are definitely anti-soy. It makes no sense.
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    • #3
      Uhh... I would never, and I mean NEVER, recommend soy-anything to anybody. Especially not males (estrogen whatnots...).
      "All of God's creatures have a natural habitat... my dinner plate." -Me

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        Thoughts: Ew.
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        • #5
          Can you say, "Self purported experts make spurious claim!"

          I wouldn't promote soy to anyone, and quinoa I think was covered on a blog post by Sisson, stating basically no need to eat it, but if you must, moderate.
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          • #6
            Belated April Fools?

            Vegan Take-Over?

            Definitely gross.

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            • #7
              Soy should be fermented for safer consumption. And, even then, definitely in moderation. Crossfit has its own problems.

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              • #8
                Tofu's not food. I don't know what it is, but it's not food.
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                • #9
                  Yuck.

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                  • #10
                    Although crossfit often goes hand in hand with paleo, is there actually a relationship between the two? I've never been in one, so I don't know...
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                    • #11
                      Sounds like it's time to find a new box.
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                      • #12
                        Some crossfitters are worse than religious zealots when it comes to dogma and hubris. Run away. Run very far away.
                        People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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                        • #13
                          I'm pretty sure that tofu is on RW's list of things that'll kill you dead. He might hate it less than gluten but that's about the only good thing to say about it.

                          I used to eat tons of soy. I thought it was a great source of protein. It was a major part of my diet for over a decade. I stopped when I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I don't know if they're related but if not, it's a scary coincidence.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DaisyEater View Post
                            I'm pretty sure that tofu is on RW's list of things that'll kill you dead. He might hate it less than gluten but that's about the only good thing to say about it.

                            I used to eat tons of soy. I thought it was a great source of protein. It was a major part of my diet for over a decade. I stopped when I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I don't know if they're related but if not, it's a scary coincidence.
                            I stopped when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Don't care if it is correlation or causation, I'm erring on the side of caution.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks everyone for your thoughts. We had no idea that Crossfit had such a bad reputation. They promote the paleo diet on their website but clearly its their own subverted version. I think they're trying to attract more vegan members by broadening the definition of 'paleo'. I sent them an email to ask them the source of their information but got no response. They promote tofu but they're also against grassfed butter?! I asked them about that too. Yeah - will stay away from all soy.

                              The White Lion

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