The whole "living in atkins induction level full time" trend is pretty weird, even Atkins didn't recommend staying in that state. You would be cutting yourself extremely short on antioxidants/phytonutrients/caretonoids/polyphenols/flavonoids that protect against disease and aging.
I think if people are going to give it a go it should be for an actual reason like seizure control or something, and you should definitely ease into it. It's also unlikely the inuit stayed ketogenic as freshly killed meat would contain significant carbs as glycogen and they also ate as much plant food and berries they could gather.
Last edited by Forgotmylastusername; 09-02-2012 at 04:30 PM.
Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )
IME - Offering up a binary This or That ONLY list of possibilities that ignores every option in between is silly. Keto or 80/10/10 as the only options? Really? One option annoys you so lets run to the other extreme to make our point? Meh. Keto is a survival trait, an adaptation that lets us forge ahead in less than optimal omnivorous conditions that some of us have turned into a handy fat burning tool to help move things along.
80/10/10 - sure, in tropical zones this is relatively easy for most of the year, but there are still fair swatches where those everlovin' tubers aren't necessarily available and the natives supplement with fish and shellfish. You need full blown jungle access to make this happen in the natural world (aka - sans farms and grocery stores).
Furthermore, many strategies bopping around the paleosphere are exclusive to correcting broken metabolisms or forcing off that last 10 lbs that the body really really didn't want to get rid of. IOW - Not for everlasting use but to get from point a to point b or point h to point q on the A-Z timeline.
brahnamin, I tried clicking on the link in your sig but it seems to be password protected?
Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like the Perfect Health Diet 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.
bloodorchid is always right
I kinda go through these phases where I'm really into writing about paleo/primal stuff and other phases where I'm so busy out *doing* paleo/primal stuff that I have no time for writing - pretty much every summer, actually. As fall settles in and I spend more time doing my paleo/primal stuff at home I'll usually get into the writing more.
ETA - at an outside guess, mid October would be a good time to check back.
Last edited by brahnamin; 09-02-2012 at 06:46 PM.
80/10/10 is the worst ever. I was constantly hungry and felt really weak. 92 pounds at 5ft7 wasn't exactly healthy...
“There is immeasurably more left inside than what comes out in words…”
— Fyodor Dostoevsky