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    The comedian Pete Holmes on Twitter: "If a caveman from the Paleolithic era saw you turn down a cupcake because youre on the "Paleo Diet," he'd kill you with a sharpened seashell"

    I laughed at this - but have been trying to think of a decent answer.
    Last edited by Owen; 05-21-2013, 02:05 PM.
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    What's a sharpened sea shell against an insulin spike?

    The funny part is that some people believe that
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

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    • #3
      How many cavemen would recognize a cupcake as food? Probably zero. @ his 'logic'

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      • #4
        Does it need a decent answer? It's pretty funny and the underlying subtext (that being 'paleo' is a first world problem) is true.
        Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
          Does it need a decent answer? It's pretty funny and the underlying subtext (that being 'paleo' is a first world problem) is true.
          True - the lameness of 1st world dieting behavior, I suppose the best way around it, if you do want to refuse anything in this way, is to avoid saying you're on any kind of diet and just say 'I'm eating healthy at the moment'.

          I also read about someone who has had massive success on paleo but still eats pastries and desserts at social settings such as conferences, when people ask him how he stays so trim he just lies and says 'I don't know its just luck, I eat this stuff all the time'
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          • #6
            Yeah, nobody wants to be bludgeoned by a zealot. I just say I've given up wheat and sugar if people ask.
            Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

            Griff's cholesterol primer
            5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
            Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
            TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
            bloodorchid is always right

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Owen View Post
              The comedian Pete Holmes on Twitter: "If a caveman from the Paleolithic era saw you turn down a cupcake because youre on the "Paleo Diet," he'd kill you with a sharpened seashell"

              I laughed at this - but have been trying to think of a decent answer.
              He wouldn't see me turn down that cupcake because he'd be mesmerized by that venti caramel frappuccino with extra whip that my neighbor is sucking on.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Owen View Post
                The comedian Pete Holmes on Twitter: "If a caveman from the Paleolithic era saw you turn down a cupcake because youre on the "Paleo Diet," he'd kill you with a sharpened seashell"

                I laughed at this - but have been trying to think of a decent answer.
                Good thing you're armed with a gun to stop him.
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                Starting Weight: 294 pounds
                Current Weight: 235 pounds
                Goal Weight: 195 pounds

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                • #9
                  Tell him you and the caveman would be too busy pointing and laughing at him while gorging on your shared meal of Mastodon marrow to even notice the cupcake.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Owen View Post
                    I also read about someone who has had massive success on paleo but still eats pastries and desserts at social settings such as conferences, when people ask him how he stays so trim he just lies and says 'I don't know its just luck, I eat this stuff all the time'
                    I had a cupcake at a meeting the other day. It was a "specialty" cupcake and not some Walmart thing. It was actually really yummy. But I can do that and look the way I do because it's not a regular part of my diet. I also knew that 2 cupcakes would have probably messed with my digestion, so I wasn't tempted to go back for 2nds. I suspect a caveman would have started out saying "Yum" and realized after a few that the yum was over, lol. Faux food doesn't make anybody feel great.
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                    • #11
                      I agree with MagicMerl - no one wants to be lectured by a zealot, be it diet, religion, or all those loooong talks I got from my parents on how I was throwing myself away on an engineering degree. (But where were they when I was dating that cute doctor with the drinking problem?). So when anyone asks me I say "I try to stay away from sugary stuff and processed foods". Anyone who wants to know more than that can ask.

                      Lecture over :-)

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                      • #12
                        My witty response would have been: I thought comedians were suppose to be funny. That statement, regardless of diet, is just dumb.
                        "The problem with quoting someone on the Internet is, you never know if it's legit" - Abraham Lincoln

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                        • #13
                          i laughed
                          "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

                          Jack london, "Before Adam"

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                          • #14
                            I thought it was funny myself. Someone could do a whole routine about paleo eating without offending anyone.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Owen View Post
                              The comedian Pete Holmes on Twitter: "If a caveman from the Paleolithic era saw you turn down a cupcake because youre on the "Paleo Diet," he'd kill you with a sharpened seashell"
                              It's not even funny. It doesn't "work" as a joke .. because why would he want to kill you?

                              If he'd said the "caveman" would have said, "Thanks, I'll have that if you don't want it." I'd have laughed.

                              I'd have laughed because that's probably what would have happened, and to that extent it does kind of "put paleo in its place". I don't think the scene in Dances with Wolves where people from a hunting culture gratefully accept offered biscuits and coffee heavily laced with sugar is far from the truth.

                              Of course, the culture they'd have accepted it from used to loot Indian burial grounds for perfect teeth to use for false teeth to replace their own rotted teeth. As well as "palefaces" an Indian name for whites was "blackteeth". But that's another story ...

                              If you wanted to be a smart-aleck, you could say, "Who made the cupcake?" But does an unfunny wisecrack really need an "answer"?
                              Last edited by Lewis; 05-22-2013, 10:38 AM.

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