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    Paleo Vs. Atkins

    Hey I'm talking with my roommate, and due to my limited knowledge of Paleo, he is saying that I should stop because it is like the Atkins diet and the guy died, so it's not really healthy. So I ask, how is consuming a lot of fat, (ex: a recipe for banana and egg pancakes, it says cook in the leftover bacon grease. That was from Rob Wolff.) So, with a lot of cholestorol coming in from consuming more fat, wouldn't it lead to a heart attack? This is what he is saying, and you know, I don't know about stuff like that, hence my SAD diet, and I'd like to hear an answer. Thanks.

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    you're going to die when your heart explodes from bananaeggbacon fat

    snopes.com: Dr. Robert Atkins' Death
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    Paleo isn't a "low carb diet".

    Go do some reading, it's all on this website

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allenete View Post
    Paleo isn't a "low carb diet".

    Go do some reading, it's all on this website
    I've been reading the 21 Day Transformation and, I'm fighting ADHD, so I don't retain a lot, due to constantly daydreaming and not being focused, but I've read that it is a no grain diet with carbs from fruits and veggies I guess? So, I guess it isn't, but he is relating that grains have a buttload of carbs, so it becomes a low carb diet, but I guess I need to compensate with more fruits and veggies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaminokamen View Post
    I've been reading the 21 Day Transformation and, I'm fighting ADHD, so I don't retain a lot, due to constantly daydreaming and not being focused, but I've read that it is a no grain diet with carbs from fruits and veggies I guess? So, I guess it isn't, but he is relating that grains have a buttload of carbs, so it becomes a low carb diet, but I guess I need to compensate with more fruits and veggies?
    Or you can eat some rice and sweet potatoes, even white potatoes if they work for you. I tend to be on the lower carb end but I eat sweet potatoes sometimes.

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    it can be lowER carb than the standard grain-based diet, but primal is only low carb if you want it to be.

    conversely, it can be low fat and high carb. whatever makes you happy
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    Honestly the only answer is that your food is not his business. Is he really open to persuasion?

    Heart disease starts with endothelial trauma which is caused (and not caused) by a lot of different things, but it went up while our butter/bacon/egg consumption went down.

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    Atkins was right.

    His 'empire' got a bit carried away with the processed foods market.

    That is all.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    Atkins was right.

    His 'empire' got a bit carried away with the processed foods market.

    That is all.
    ^ Excellent summary.

    Everyone from Banting to Atkins to Taubes have been saying the same basic thing for 150years now, they are all correct. The best name is just to call it Paleolithic Nutrition and stop all the individual names people are slapping on it to try to become rich/famous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimchiNinja View Post
    ^ Excellent summary.

    Everyone from Banting to Atkins to Taubes have been saying the same basic thing for 150years now, they are all correct. The best name is just to call it Paleolithic Nutrition and stop all the individual names people are slapping on it to try to become rich/famous.
    Banting and Atkins and Taubes have nothing to do with Paleolithinc nutrition.

    Also, regarding "Atkins was right" . . . right about what? Like most people, he was right about a lot of stuff and wrong about a lot of stuff.

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