Last week a friend of mine (thanks David) sent me a link to a Scientific American article titled How To Really Eat Like A Hunter-Gatherer: Why The Paleo Diet Is Half Baked. The article outlines why it is impossible to eat like our Paleolithic ancestors for a variety of reasons including human evolution and the transformation of our food sources due to artificial selection. And by the end of reading the article I had to agree that the author raised several good arguments as to why eating exactly like the hunter-gatherers of the past is just not possible.
I. Don’t. Care.
I’ve been an advocate of eating lots of vegetables, some meat, fish, and eggs, and small amounts of fruit, nuts, and seeds and nothing else for years. I’ve found this way of eating particularly beneficial for myself and clients when it comes to weight loss. I’ve written a Paleo themed cookbook and have contributed several recipes to the awesome Ultimate Paleo Guide. I’ve even written the introduction for two Paleo cookbooks (Hilah Johnson’s Cavelady Cooking and Marla Sarris’s Pigskin Paleo). Here’s an excerpt from my introduction to Pigskin Paleo: