The New Evolution Diet: What Our Paleolithic Ancestors Can Teach Us about Weight Loss, Fitness, and Aging
Astonishing as it may be, it’s a fact that human DNA has evolved very little since our Paleolithic ancestors roamed the earth. But while our genes may be similar, the environment in which they express themselves has changed radically. Living in an age when activity was mandatory and food was scarce, our ancestors thrived. Early man did not suffer from heart disease, high b...more
This book has helped me understand why the world is on an diabetic epidemic and what to do about it. Simple answer cut sugar and carbohydrates from your food. Don't do repetitive regimented physical activity. Bring variety into the activity and oh go without food or water for some time
There is, however, a brief note on maximizing lipolysis with low intensity exercise immediately following HIIT, which has the potential to increase efficacy of training for those interested.
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Reads like infomercial in beginning and spurts throughout. But still makes strong arguments about simple and complex carbs becoming an addictive cycle making us want to eat more of them. And that being loaded up on carbs prevents our body from entering a fat burning state.
Advocates and explains subtracting foods that have not yet been distilled through time/evolution as healthy. Also advocates and expla ...more
What also speaks to his advantage is that he doesn't have an overly romantic view of the caveman, which paleo advocates sometimes ...more
Aurthur had some interesting ideas that may have merit especially when it comes to exercise. Three to 4 days a week in the gym, each about half an hour max, is a good idea. HIIT or high intensity interval training where yo ...more
Exercise like our ancestors did - walk a lot. Sprint a little. Lift heavy things once in a while. No need to exercise like a drone - forget long, monotonous jogging and repetitive treadmill stuff. Don't spend more than 45 minutes total in the gym, once or twice a week. Do quick, intense workout. Leave.
Bike and play tennis or basketball eve ...more
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Presentation was pretty weak..it felt like I was reading random blog posts, and it just could be a copy-paste job from the subscription-based blog he runs.
The point that diet is very important, and that bursts of exercise are more important to health than rigid, regular workouts is good. It's what I want to do. Being a robot is hard.