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What do you think of MY take on the "food pyramid?"

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 17, 2011 at 10:23 PM

I began thinking about this after reading the PHD blog about their version of the food pyramid. They wanted to create a design that incorporates an apple with a yin-yang symbol superimposed. I felt like that was too complicated, and I set aside some time to create my own visual to represent the paleo/ancestral lifestyle.

I envision a fruit tree in a field. The trunk of the tree represents clean meats and the wholesome fats, which should provide the bulk of the calories in your food. The leaves of the tree are vegetables, herbs, and fruit (when in season). The roots of the tree represent roots and tubers, starchy plant storage organs. A sun in the sky represents time under the sun for Vit. D synthesis, and a swing hangs from one of the branches, which symbolizes play (exercise and destressing). That is my version of a food plate or pyramid.

What do you think? Any suggestions or modifications you would make? Or would you do something completely different? Bonus points if you actually make/post an image. ;)

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on August 18, 2011
at 12:05 PM

I love this too, I can see the picture in my mind. Very nice.

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on August 18, 2011
at 01:37 AM

Haha I love the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness!

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on August 18, 2011
at 01:16 AM

Semi dwarf apple? Why not a chestnut tree instead? You could include a smithy to represent the kitchen. +1.

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on August 18, 2011
at 12:51 AM

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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on August 17, 2011
at 11:08 PM

Love this too!!

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on August 17, 2011
at 10:32 PM

I love this! Please share when you've created this image...

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on August 18, 2011
at 12:10 AM

Found this pic online. I'm pretty sure this is my ideal food pyramid...

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For lifestyle issues, I have to defer to The Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness...

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on August 18, 2011
at 01:37 AM

Haha I love the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness!

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on August 18, 2011
at 12:51 AM

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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on August 18, 2011
at 04:20 AM

I was so annoyed by it I had to spoof the "choosemyplate.org" logo by creating www.LOSEmyplate.org complete with a copy of the Bulletproof Diet from my upcoming book(s). It's paleo-compliant (ie everything in it is paleo) but it also accounts for other toxins that aren't a part of normal paleo thinking.

Some New York foodie humorist did a version of the plate with pork, beef, duck, and a glass of wine, but I can't find the link now, darn it.

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on August 18, 2011
at 10:42 AM

I can totally see this!

Clean, uncluttered, logical, and visually could be gorgeous. And helpful.

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on August 18, 2011
at 02:00 AM

I agree on both pyramids! LOL

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on August 17, 2011
at 11:52 PM

Sounds like a great representation of a healthy life.

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