It's true. The "way of eating" that has been toted so healthy in the midst of our food craze is not all its cracked up to be. I can personally attest to this. While I still agree and follow most of the tenets of the Paleo Diet, I believe there are some major flaws that I'd like to discuss. But before I begin this dissection, I do want to talk about why this diet works for so many people.
I have been reading a variety of books on dieting lately just to grasp an understanding of different views and how so many of our paradigms have become flawed because of false assessments. Something interesting that I noticed is that in each diet book I read, I find the author denouncing one macronutrient. "Fat will make you fat!" "Carbohydrates are the leading cause of heart disease today!"
"Protein is over-rated and our bodies are not meant to eat it!"
I have come to a new conclusion: if you can eat it raw, eat it. And enjoy it cooked too. If man made it, don't stick it in your pie-hole (alright I admit I stole this last sentence from someone named Lalonde, I think). That excludes anything processed, baggaged, or boxed, grains, legumes, and nasty rancid vegetable oils. So what in turn can be replaced in our diets? Well grass-fed meats (which technically can be eaten raw!), pastured eggs, avocados, leafy greens, any vegetable really, fruit!!, coconut (yes, every single delicious part of it), nuts, and cold-pressed oils (like olive, coconut, and macadamia)...