Yeah in my time lurking these boards I've seen a massive amount of discussion on what foods grok ate. It is one of the most common questions on this board:
Is this food primal?
mark even has a section of his blog that runs a particular food through the ringer to see if it pops out as primal fare. But I rarely, if ever, see the following question asked.
Is this food primal? and How did grok eat it?
This I see alot with people following the blueprint:
They decide for themselves all the foods that they believe grok ate or simulating that he ate, for example... bulletproof coffee, is it primal? honey is it good or bad?. They go to great lengths to get this right (as can be seen by the great debates that rage on the forums), then they straight away go and apply this to a CW eating plan, that's been failing (to varying degrees) the same way for 30+ years, here's a few CW eating plans that come to mind:
*You must eat 500 less calories than your average daily calorie expenditure every day to lose weight.
*You must only eat 50-100 grams of carbs (can insert any other macro here) a day to lose weight.
*You must eat only 3 meals a day to lose weight.
*You must eat 30 minutes after excersise to gain muscle
*You must IF every other day to lose weight.
*I could go on
What perplexes me is the sever lack of debate on "The way we eat primal foods and its effects on us, from an evolutionary point of view" meaning are our bodies expecting us to provide food to it in ways that differ from how the majority of people actually do provide food to it? my gut feeling is yes. Grok being a hunter gather would've had great variance in all aspects of his/her diet. Nothing would've been regimented or consistent. I'll elaborate with a list:
*His daily intake of calories would've fluctuated wildly as he went through daily feasts and famines, from missed kills, having to do other tasks that day instead of foraging like traveling to new grounds , season food variations in his particular area, Luck, etc etc.
*His daily macro ratios would've fluctuated wildly, some influences might have been; bringing down a big game animal and having to eat it (as you mentioned), coming across a grove of fruiting trees and staying a few days to feast on them, finding a big ground tuber, eating a range of small foods in a day like finding some insects (protein) then some berries (carbs).
*His meal times would've fluctuated greatly, he could've ate just once in a day from a big game animal to hundereds of times if he was foraging while on the move. he would've ate any time of the day that an opportunity arose (yep that includes breakfast).
Many other factors would've come into the great variance in groks diet but I'll leave it with that as this reply is getting long. So in summary while I think it is important to decide for yourself what grok ate and how you can apply that to modern day foods and their effect on the body through "gene expression" (as mark puts it). I believe it is equally important to decide for your self how grok ate and how you can apply that to a modern day lifestyle and how it also effects the way your body reacts through "gene expression". Some food for thought. hehe