All in moderation? Bullshit!

Eat everything in moderation, they say. Doctors, dietitians, nutritionists all say that you can’t exclude food groups from your diet, and that the key for weight management and health lies in the quantity of food you eat, not the quality. Bullshit. We, as human beings, we need food specific for our species, or we became fat and sick. And it’s not just humans: dogs and cats, our poor pets, are increasingly sick because we don’t feed them what they are supposed to eat, what they evolved to eat: meat, organs and bones, raw.

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A quick start guide to paleo/low carb/keto

Whatever your reason to embrace the low carb lifestyle (we use low carb here as a general term to include also keto and paleo), you must keep in mind that for our general well being is important not only to nourish our bodies with fresh real food, but also to get off the hamster wheel of the modern world. 1. EAT FRESH REAL FOOD Stay away as much as possible from processed food and carbohydrates, legumes, seed oils and soy products. Eat plenty of grass fed/pastured meat, preferably beef, lamb and game. Enjoy a variety of vegetables, free range eggs, seafood and good fats (extra virgin olive oil, grass fed… Read More

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Paleo diet: allowed food list

Hi folks, I have a few people asking more information about the Paleo diet, specifically the list of foods allowed or not. Paleo in Australia is mostly known because of Pete Evans, a chef and TV celebrity who has embraced thys lifestyle and is actively promoting it with great success, even if he had to fight many attacks by mainstream media and dietitians. As you can see from this list, there are several foods that have quite a high carb content, and that’s where it differs more from a low carb or keto diet. Fruit of course is a very natural food, or at least it used to be before… Read More

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Is paleo a low carb or keto diet?

Short answer: it could be, but not necessarily. The paleo diet has two significant differences compared to LCHF and keto: it advocates the removal of any dairy products, including cheese, butter and cream. I won’t discuss here the reasons and the merit of this choice, I’ll just note that high fat dairy products are often a very important component of LCHF and keto diets, since they are high in good quality proteins and fats and used in many recipes and dishes. The other difference is that there isn’t any explicit restriction on carbs, only on most food containing carbs. This is a very important aspect of the paleo diet, and… Read More

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