Food production and population growth is a positive feedback loop. Increase the food, increase the population. We respond to increased population by increasing the food. Which results in an increase in the population. Which we respond to by... increasing... the... food. We've run this experiment every year for 10,000 years and it's come out the same every. single. time. No amount of free birth control in the third world countries can change the fact that we, as a species, are subject to the same laws as every other species. And any biologist will tell you that a species' population grows in response to an increase in its food supply.
So yeah, if your goal is to overrun the planet and render it completely uninhabitable as quickly as possible, grains are the way to go. If you want to build topsoil, and stop sending surplus commodity crops to third world countries that have overrun their own continents' carrying capacity 2 or 3 times over (I'm look at you, Africa), then maybe this Primal mumbo-jumbo has some merits outside the fact that it allows us compression of morbidity and makes us look better naked.
Lots of: urban hiking, cycling, sprinting
Lots of: fresh meat, seafood, eggs, organs, tubers, starchy fruits, low-energy plants, meat fat, dairy fat, oily fruits
Some: cured meat, dairy protein, sweet fruits, rice, peas, tree nuts, oily seeds
Minimal: soy, refined proteins, sugar, liquid carbohydrate, grains, beans, refined oils, peanuts
And I think that's why people get fat to begin with. We are too smart for our own good. Sure, it started with making food the way it wasn't mean to be. But what happened next?
We started making up rules. Finish everything on your plate. Eat 3 meals per day. And from there it just kept getting more and more complicated and confusing. And again, with the internet age it only got worse.
If we just left it alone, everything would be fine. Eat real foods when you are hungry. Stop when you are full. If you feel you've eaten too much, take a break. If people just did that there wouldn't be any fat people.
It isn't that complicated. If chimpanzees can do it why can't we? Simple. Because we think too much. Our brains get in the way.
Last edited by Neckhammer; 10-25-2013 at 06:31 AM.
3 years "low carb" Primal.
Dietary hierarchy is: Fatty and gelatinous meat/eggs/seafood/offal > raw and fermented dairy > nuts and seeds > fruit > starch > veggies > everything else.
Backyard permaculture, gardening, and fermentation as healthy hobbies. Lift heavy stuff and move a lot.
I am just on the verge of being obese (29 BMI) according to the NHS.
I am currently weighing in at just over 200 pounds at 5/10 and I am probably in the best shape of my life although I am purely focused on strenght training at the moment
I have put on about 20 pounds in a year but my clothes are all still the same (if not looser) and I am still a 34 inch waist which I am pretty happy about.
The funny thing is that the nurse said I needed to lose some weight and she must have been about 20 stone herself
Don't conform to what the 1920's say what you need to be.
2010 - 5,11 and 101KG
2012 - 5,11 and 77KG
Train hard, eat well and love life
Fiercehunter thnks we don't exist! Ha ha ha. Lost 50 pounds over the last three years, stayed strong, feel like a kid again. *poof* there goes your idea of Primal not working. AND I did it largely on bacon, avocadoes, fish and all sorts of nuts, the things often pegged as evil around here. How did I do that? Am I a magic unicorn?
Shocked and slightly embarrassed at the sight of Larry in a towelTurquoisepassion:
Knifegill is christened to be high carb now!
My pony picture thread http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread82786.html