I'd really like to hear from someone who's been a successful paleo / pb person for at least five years, to get their take on this.
8 months in I'm still eating a lot of meat, and have also started eating organs etc, but I can well imagine that 2 years hence I might not be eating quite so much meat - purely as I won't have the physiological need. I speculate here, but that's what I would predict for myself.
The only change happening to paleo / pb / ancestral health, is discussions on how to tailor the diet for different people at different stages.
I came to PB suffering form depresion and various other minor complaints, so a diet high in meat and saturated fats has massively helped me (for the brain function etc), plus I am acquiring a much more robust build due to the protein I am eating, which is also great. People coming to PB with metabolic syndrome, or type 2 diabetes, or anorexia, to name just three, would all have different requirements once they had passed the initial bedding in stage.
Last edited by Owen; 06-26-2013 at 08:10 AM.
Healthy is the new wealthy.
Starting Weight: 197.5
Current Weight: 123
Lost 75# eating low carb (20-40 g) and then MDA primal low carb. Tried many other options but only LC helped me lose weight and improve health. Now at a good weight, I find my body can tolerate a few more carbs but rarely go over 100 g.
Mark has been doing this blog for quite a while now. He has aged. He says that. He's 60. I'm 75. Human bodies change with age. Nutrient needs change with age. Surely you do not think that my needs are the same as a 20 year old. And this is only one of the causes for change.
I do wish that more people would put their age on their profiles. It's a little unrealistic for people to comment when the OP could be from 13 to 75, M or F, over or under weight, active or sedentary, etc.
Sometimes I think this community expect everyone to be the same age, or maybe the same as as the OP is.
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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.
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