The following is a reposted article written by my Facebook friend Chris Pedersen. ‘m a big fan of experimentation, especially if it involves playing cards! Enjoy!
The Paleo diet has become popular among those wishing to begin making healthy choices in what they consume for their daily meals. GMO’s, additives, processing methods all cause suspicion in regards to the impact on health that modern food has. Health benefits aside, it is hard to argue against the fact that for a millennium the human body has relied solely upon a Paleo type of diet. In some cases, departing from this diet involved adaptation. Early humans were lactose intolerant to cow’s milk. Through genetic mutation, modern man has adapted and is now able to consume milk.
Health benefits aside, the Paleo diet fails miserably as a means for weight loss. Eating healthy is very commendable, but as far as the body is concerned, a calorie is still a calorie. So what is missing from our weight loss scheme?
Frankly, this diet plan will work if you were to choose Twinkies as your food of choice. But in the interest of good health and longevity, we will be choosing a modified Paleo diet. In the modified Paleo diet, wholegrains, flour, rice and pasta are all perfectly acceptable, as long as they are not processed from their healthy “brown” form, into the less desirable “white” form.
Up to this point, this has been typical Paleo diet advise that you can find in hundreds of books and online articles. So why is this plan different? The other plans leave out one important factor. The food supply to humans during the Paleo period came at random times.
Think about it. Three square meals a day has been a phenomenon that has only been around for a thousand years. Only a twinkling of the eye when compared to how long Homo sapiens has been on the planet.
So what do you need to implement this proven weight loss plan?
Only a strong desire for success and a deck of cards.
For early man, eating was a hit or miss proposition. Time on his or her feet was spent hunting/gathering. Sometimes there was success and other times not. Dinner could consist of venison or grubs, depending on the success of your tribe.
Here is how the Paleo lifestyle simulation is performed:
The full deck of cards are shuffled and placed face down. Aces, Jokers and Face Cards are your food cards. Before you can draw from the top card, you must first hunt and gather. That is done by going on a three-mile walk or run. Once you return from your expedition, you can then draw one card. If you draw a facecard, congratulations, you get the venison! Draw anything else and it’s grubs for you. In this case, your grubs are actually one unflavored rice cake. For your venison meal, you can eat as much as you want. No limit in amount of your healthy cross section of Paleo type of foods. Your feast is only over when you have to pause for more than two minutes in your eating. There are no limits to how many times in one day that you draw a card. But you must always hunt and gather first.
You are now on your way to weight loss using the Authentic Paleo Diet!