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Do you see this lifestyle all or none or as a continuum?

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Created June 19, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Are you hard core restrictive or open minded about what you consider paleo or do you vary it based upon your environment your new hormonal balance or as you age into your later life?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I agree that being firm about basics gives you a solid framework from which to learn your own tolerances.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on June 20, 2011
at 10:42 PM

Certainly. By 'individual', I mean a particular person at a particular time.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 20, 2011
at 06:37 PM

but do you agree with age that the state also may vary widely based upon the biochemical changes we see with aging? Life in this aspect is a continuum no?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 20, 2011
at 11:57 AM

so you would have something to complain about. I knew it would bait you. Thanks for proving my point

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 20, 2011
at 01:35 AM

Why do you have three "or"s?

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on June 19, 2011
at 10:29 PM

+1. If I find something that proves to be better or improves the current way I do things, totally going for it.

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on June 19, 2011
at 09:06 PM

Anything worth something in life requires some work. You don't become a great sailor in calm seas!

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on June 19, 2011
at 08:52 PM

Open minded, open ended, always evolving.

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on June 19, 2011
at 10:29 PM

+1. If I find something that proves to be better or improves the current way I do things, totally going for it.

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on June 19, 2011
at 08:58 PM

Continuum. I'm already in 'later' life (50+), but hope to get to much-later life. ;-)

It's part of my desire for improving my life and the life of my partner, through self-experimentation, which is something that will continue until we are no longer able to experiment.

I think it's important to be a doubting Thomas to some extent, and avoid wholesale drinking of the kool-aid. Test test test.

So far, the only thing we're hard-core about is grains and legumes - but only because of our personal self-experiments.

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on June 19, 2011
at 08:43 PM

That's a hard question. I don't know about a continuum - maybe more of a response to shifting ground? For example, my primary motivation is firstly managing and then healing my IBS. I'm pretty hard core on that right now; Buddha himself could tell me that the way to enlightenment is to drink milk or eat almonds and I won't do it. As I feel better, I get less hard core about staying with the basics, and try introducing new or previously damaging things to see what happens. If that works and I stay well, I get hard core about weight loss/appetite/energy enhancement. In the future I see a time for getting hard core about fitness and strength. Right now I'm bouncing between a couple of hard core issues, but I can't seem to maintain them both all the time. Maybe it's cyclic, maybe it's random??

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 19, 2011
at 09:06 PM

Anything worth something in life requires some work. You don't become a great sailor in calm seas!

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100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on June 20, 2011
at 02:46 PM

I think there are benefits at almost any level of compliance, though I do also think that when you get to a certain level of compliance you start to get more positive feedback loops that can bounce you into a qualitatively different state. What that takes for an individual is somewhat idiosyncratic.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on June 20, 2011
at 10:42 PM

Certainly. By 'individual', I mean a particular person at a particular time.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 20, 2011
at 06:37 PM

but do you agree with age that the state also may vary widely based upon the biochemical changes we see with aging? Life in this aspect is a continuum no?

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on June 19, 2011
at 10:36 PM

I am open minded and encourage anyone to do as much as possible.

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on June 19, 2011
at 09:35 PM

As Josh so eloquently put it, "open minded, open ended, always evolving". I am one of those that isn't really wild about the whole "paleo" label as it IS so full of variety and i'm sure as time goes on they'll discover more and more about what that actually scientifically means. I've stated before i'm heading towards more and more unprocessed eating (with a few exceptions here and there). I can't imagine being so strict and single minded that I couldn't allow myself to "never" eat something considered "un-paleo" again in my life. So for me it could never be "all or none". I know some people function better with that mentality, to each his own, but as for me, nope.

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on June 20, 2011
at 01:39 AM

I'll maintain that paleo= avoid grains, legumes, and dairy.

We've been through this before: within that framework you simply tinker with the macros dependant on your goals.

That beig said, as I've really gained solid confidence in my gut health and overall strength and health I've added in sprouted corn tortillas as an afternoon snack maybe 3-4 days of the week.

So I suppose it's a "continuum" though that's a poor word choice.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I agree that being firm about basics gives you a solid framework from which to learn your own tolerances.

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