Re-focusing on the Primal Lifestyle in 2012!
Starting: 221.0lb, 29.5% BF (1/9/2012)
Latest: 208.9, 26.1% BF (3/19/2012)
Where are your ancestors from? Most of Africa (the original ancestral home of all of us) is course quite arrid, and the fruits available in the lusher regions are often totally unpalatable to humans. Chimp researchers will tell you that they cannot eat 90% of the plants that chimps forage on. They are too bitter or astringent.
If you are of European descent, your ancestors were also survivors of the worst of the ice age, where you were unlikely to find many carbohydrates at all. Don't forget the megafauna that used to populate the globe until we ate them out of existence.
There are a few "sweet spots" around the world that have year round fruit and tubers, but the environments that shaped our species were most likely fat/protein rich, and carb poor.
Starches from tubers are essentially not edible unless cooked, and while cooking has played a role in our evolution, we were moving from foliage to meat long before we controlled fire.
Here is the abstract of one of the studies (The red meat one) being cited in the media:
Arch Intern Med -- Abstract: Red Meat Consumption and Mortality: Results From 2 Prospective Cohort Studies, March 12, 2012, Pan et al. 0 (2012): archinternmed.2011.2287v1
The full text is available too.
Here is the second study they are citing, looks like full text pdf is available too:
Sweetened Beverage Consumption, Incident Coronary Heart Disease and Biomarkers of Risk in Men
Another nail in the coffin for the main stream media -
First line of the abstract:
"Red meat consumption has been associated with an increased risk of chronic diseases. However, its relationship with mortality remains uncertain."
Title of the article I read:
"Red Meat Tied to Increased Mortality Risk "
Anything for a good headline...
These stores rock! Now everyone will run around screaming how bad red meat is, and meat sales will plummet. Prices for meat will go down. Too bad it will only be processed meat though.
5-24-10 ................ 5-24-11
Weight: 281.......... Weight: 203
Total Cholesterol: 243
Total Cholesterol: 239
LDL: 183 (calc), 138 (actual)
Total Cholesterol: 225
LDL: 161 (calc), 120 (actual)
Oh yeah, gotta pay to register for the AHA, so I couldn't download the full PDF.
No agenda there. Nope, nothing to see there but settled science. Stop eating meat and move on.
Ornish (said like Seinfeld says Newman).
If you buy the "lean game meat" theory, than how would a person reach their daily caloric need? Let's say you take in .75 grams of protein per lb of body weight (I know many do more than that) at 160lbs and also eat 150 grams of carbs (not super low). That would mean you need 1420 calories from fat or 157 grams to make 2500 calories.
Do you suggest that the lean game meat theory means that animal fat is bad? And if so, how does one meat (pun intended) their caloric needs?