All that stuff makes it tough for the person who needs a 2-minutes-or-less-no-time-to-make-a-scramble-damn-it-need-it-NOW!!! breakfast that’s high in protein, fat, with just enough carbs to support a mid-day workout. Enter The Concoction.
The problem lies in the declaration that the Paleo diet has no science behind it, and amounts to nothing more than a fad. I think the “Paleo” label is absolutely a fad. Most of the principles behind the diet are not.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of young men like me chasing pictures seen in Muscle and Fitness dump billions of dollars into the largely unregulated supplementation industry. We pay hard-earned money to buy substances we can’t pronounce all in hopes of being stronger, bigger, leaner, faster.
As I talked about a few weeks back when I outlined my beliefs about food, I am an advocate of eating healthfully. I think all the “cave people” and hard-core CrossFitters out there have it right – focus on eating whole foods for better health and weight loss, and you’re on the right track. Where they lose me is the name – “paleo” or “primal” – and the “hunter-gatherer” theme.
Before I can go off on long-winded tangents about nutrition and food, I should lay the ground work so readers know who they’re dealing with. Some of my beliefs about food are deep-rooted from early on in my life, others are more recently adopted, in particular the last two years as I’ve taken more interest fine-tuning my diet. I’ll even put asterisks (**) before the fairly new stuff for full disclosure. Without further ado, I present my (ever-changing) beliefs about food (in numerical bullet format for the short-attention spanned among us):