There seems to be a growing movement called Hunter-gatherer or paleo or caveman, where people try to recreate the diet and lifestyle of prehistoric tribes.

I find it very interesting. They eat lots of meat and vegetables, but only very seldomly, sometimes fasting for 24-36 hours between feasts, to replicate the diet of prehistory. Bread and other grain based food is forbidden because it was only developed after the development of agriculture. This also applies to the cows they eat, preferring grass-fed rather than corn-fed beef.

For exercise, modern cavemen practice full-body workouts, like running, sprinting, jumping and throwing rocks. They emphasize moving naturally and being barefoot.

Here are a few links

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/fashion/10caveman.html Nice report of the movement in NYC

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/263270/febru... a colbert interview with one of these New York Cavemen

http://movnat.com/ Moving Naturally. A site advocating natural full-body movements for exercise.

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Max. I don't have the exact details here to go with my point but anyways, I thought our bodies convert (rather inefficiently) the unsaturated fats in flax to the form found in fish oils. Basically what I'm saying, pound for pound, you get more good fats out of fish oils.
I think it is easier to have a holistic diet as a veg because you have to think more about it. I just had a pork chop, and some veggies for dinner. I'm pretty confident that I got all the nutrients I needed so I don't need to worry about it but I probably got too much fat. Either way, I'm not too concerned about it. As a veg, to ensure you are getting enough protein you got to put a bit more thought into your diet than us meat eaters. Which in the long run is probably a better way to live.
For a short intro to Michael Pollan, look up his article, "Unhappy Meals". This sums up his book in less than 20 pages.
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Art of Manliness Podcast #3: Primal Living With Mark Sission
Throwing rocks?! I could get in trouble working out like that; I'm thinking about concerned car owners and children.
Swedish bikini team, definitely.
Ha...white people and the things they do.
I think that the paleo diet does indeed have its merits, but I disagree that we as humans should not eat whole grains and legumes, etc. Not going to argue my point, because that's essentially a fruitless endeavor on the internet and anyone who disagrees with me isn't going to change my mind either (isn't it funny that no matter how set we are in our own ways we tend to think that we can somehow change others?). I do believe the paleo diet is much healthier than what most of us eat on a daily basis. Might not be ideal, but it isn't Wonder Bread and Jiff either.
Ha, awesome! I remember seeing that before, awhile ago. Also, a great quote that I try to remember: "Arguing on the internet is like competing in the Special Olympics: even if you win, you're still a retard." (I know that some anally retentive people will find this joke offensive, and to them I say with all my heart: I don't care.)
I don't think Primal "forbids" much of anything. It really preaches moderation in most things, and just eating less of some things and more of others. I've been looking into it and it makes a lot of sense.

Of course, you have your Primal zealots that say if you accidentally catch the scent of a bean or a piece of bread your sphincter will explode, but every diet and exercise concept has those.

Overall, it promotes a healthy lifestyle rather than just a diet or exercise routine, and it seems to work pretty well.
Seems like a no-brainer. Eating real produce, not processed garbage is probably the most effective part of the plan in terms of weight-loss. I think exercising barefoot and throwing rocks is a little nutty. But then again I think marathons are a little nutty too. Humans weren't designed to run non-stop for 26.2 miles.
Or were they...? eh? pretty compelling stuff, no?

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