I have a friend who came over the other night, and it was dinner time. I asked if she wanted to eat with us. I was cooking Mushroom Veggie burgers with all the fixings. The burgers had rice and other grains in them. She exclaimed that she is on the Paleo Diet and that she was only eating proteins and vegetables, but just this time she could eat with us.
The Paleo Diet confuses me. Why would anyone want eat like a caveman? Or revert to a diet of 30,000 to 40,000 years ago. I’m not even going to stand on defense of veganism here, it is just that basic question, “why go backwards?”
I was perusing Facebook, and came across a link for Colleen Patrick Godreau’s lastest podcast , “The Newest Diet Fad: Paleo.” So I took a listen. It is informative and well-thought out. She discusses the reasons we should not pick up this kind of diet, and why it is even impossible because we don’t know everything the Paleolithic person consumed. And she talks about “Pasturbation” If you want to know what that is, get on over and listen. And you’ll have a bit more information for the next time one of your friends say “Oh yeah, I’ve gone Paleo.”