Just wondering what if anything you eat or do that isn't really primal. Perhaps we need a list of what isn't really primal first :lol:
What I consider not primal
- Milk - lactose, the fact that we stop producing lactase after childhood supports this.
- Cooking with oils (cooking with animal fat or coconut oil is ok - as they suffer less from heat damage)
- Anything that couldn't really be eaten raw - such as potatoes
- Sugar or any modern substitute (some exceptions - such as honey)
- Cooked foods - only really been part of the human diet for the last 10,000 years
Where do I break the rules?
Currently... just cooked foods and potatoes.
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Primal since March 5, 2012
SW: 221 | PSW: 217 | LPW: 179 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)
mine are gluten free treats, on occasion.
Alcohol- the ill effects last for days and when eaten with other non primal foods.............. just really bad.
Actually we dont stop producing lactase, the problem is once you pasteurize milk it no longer controls lactase... raw milk has both lactose and lactase. So you can actually build up your lactase bacteria. Humans have been herding animals for milk for a lot longer then we've been eating grains and I think a lot of people are well adapted to handling raw milk products.
I consume... raw milk cheddar cheese, whipped cream, white rice on a fairly regular basis and dont consider it my 20%.
I cook all my meat too, we have been cooking meat for a lot longer then 10K years.
Sometimes I eat soybean and/or canola oil in salad dressings or when I go out to eat but I try to minimize this...
ice cream would be the only other thing I eat somewhat regularly (once every other month..maybe more in the summer) that is not primal.. everything else is random
Primal since March 2011
Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs
Milk. Sure. I drink only raw goat milk kefir and raw goat cheese. Supposed to be much easier to digest.
Potatoes. I say they're primal. I believe our bodies evolved on cooked food.
Alcohol - don't underestimate human ingenuity when it comes to getting stoned. I bet there was some kind of fermentation going on. American Indians had it.
chocolate! I love bits of Theo 70% chocolate bars. No fake crap in it so I justify it.
Is rice primal? I thought it was a grain...