The Human Natural Diet and the Evolution of the Zero Carb Diet. (Part 2)
What are humans supposed to eat? Figuring out an animal’s natural diet is easy. All we have to do is look to nature to see what wild cats and dogs eat. In my case, all I have to do is pay attention because my cat brings his natural diet into the house. (lucky me) But, what about humans? There really are no wild humans to observe today dwelling in their natural habitat, living as they have lived prior to world industrialization.
When I first ventured out to learn what humans are supposed to eat, the Paleo Diet was in its early stages. (before it became bastardized by almond and coconut flour cakes and cookies) It seemed like a good diet to me, meat and vegetables. That’s what humans ate, right? Hunter-gatherers! But, as somebody who lives in the wilderness, the “gathering” part made no sense to me. What in the heck did they gather to eat? Berries? Have you ever tried to “gather” enough berries to eat? I have. It takes hours and some bloodshed to get enough berries for a small pie. I assure you I would have had a better chance of finding a good meal if I simply sat by the berry bushes and hunted the animals that came to eat the berries. After eating only meat for almost 9 years I have absolutely no desire to venture out to the berry bushes that line the dirt road to my house. This is why I don’t understand why any able bodied meat eater would do such a thing. I have no interest in eating the bears and the birds food. If I ate the bears food I would have no bears to eat.
What else did they gather? Broccoli, carrots, nuts? Have you ever seen wild broccoli? There is no such thing. Broccoli is a man made vegetable, it’s not natural! It’s KALE! Nuts? Have you ever tried to get a nut out of its shell with no tools? You use a rock to break the shell, then you have a pile of nut meat and shell. In the time that it takes to separate the nut meat pieces from the shells you could have killed 10 squirrels.
So, I tried the “natural human food”, Paleo diet. Lean meats and vegetables. Oh yeah, and coconut oil, because it’s the Paleo Diet superfood. After a few weeks of lean meats and vegetables cooked in coconut oil, I was tired, hungry, crabby and fatter. At this point I just wanted to lose weight! I didn’t care what I had to do, I needed to lose weight. I know what had not worked for me in the past. Slimfast, diet pills, weight watchers, Jenny Craig, The Zone, Trim Spa, Body for Life, Fat flush, Mediterranean diet, South Beach Diet, Mayo clinic diet, Atkins, low carb, Cabbage soup diet, Fasting, Intermittent fasting, 7-Hour diet, a body builder diet, vegetarian, vegan, zero fat, Low calorie, etc. I tried every diet in existence. I needed to do something different! (Continued) (Part 3)
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