Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Paleo is a Silly Thing to Call This
I have to laugh at this poster because I am so guilty of taking pictures of food. I am also guilty of talking incessantly about eating Paleo. Even though I think it is a silly thing to call a diet where one eats whole foods, carbs in moderation, high-ish dietary fat and lots of protein. But as I said in my list of twenty-five Paleo-ish things, you gotta call it something.
There's a good bit of vitriol that comes to pass when people discuss this lifestyle. Stuff like 'Oh yeah, those cavemen ate lots of sausage, didn't they?' Well, no they didn't. The foods available to them aren't around now, although some incarnations of them certainly are. We simply aren't evolved enough to eat the processed foods that are available to us and I've wondered what we would look like if we were.
What kind of creature thrives on hydrolized soybean and corn protein plus hydrolized corn gluten? I guess I thought I would thrive since that is what is in one of my favorite things to eat when I was a vegetarian...a veggie chik'n patty.
Good heavens. That creature (me) was overweight and in a lot of pain. So I guess that's what we evolve into by eating the wrong foods; people who are sick and obese.
I will gladly call this lifestyle Paleo until someone comes up with something better and easier to say. And leave this short, simple post with a quote from Wm. Shakespeare himself:
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet...
Take good care, k.