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paleo food pyramid

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM

from the bottom to the top...how would YOU design the food pyramid for optimum health?

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on October 21, 2012
at 09:36 PM

Oooh, coffee, that's the base of my pyramid. ;)

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on October 21, 2012
at 09:11 PM

*Not listed: coffee and honey, consumed sporadically. Also, I didn't know what food category they went in.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on October 21, 2012
at 02:18 PM

Probably not, somewhere around 1/3 though. 2-3 tbsp of olive/coconut oil with lunch and dinner is ballpark 500 calories.

Ef26f888ed248de197c37a4cb04ef4a7

(584)

on October 21, 2012
at 07:43 AM

Half caloric intake from added fats?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on October 21, 2012
at 02:25 AM

I particularly like the last one.

2e1591c76896828077b930de5107f1af

on October 21, 2012
at 12:50 AM

thks, this is a great anwser

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 21, 2012
at 12:41 AM

Looks like mine....except sometimes nuts/seeds beat out the veggies on the caloric one.

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on October 21, 2012
at 12:00 AM

Design* :3 Hehehe

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 20, 2012
at 11:29 PM

I still gave a +1 though .....

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 20, 2012
at 11:29 PM

I like where your thought process is in terms of nutrients...but the base of a pyramid is going to represent where you get the majority of your caloric load from. I just don't see that many calories coming from your first three to four levels. Or perhaps your "ranking" things rather than building a pyramid....either way it just doesn't pan out for me.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 20, 2012
at 11:24 PM

lol....exactly.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on October 21, 2012
at 12:08 AM

Should the pyramid be weighted by calories or mass/volume?

By calories:

        &     Irregular non-paleo things
       &&&    Fruits & Nuts
      &&&&&   Veggies (roots, leaves, shoots, flowers, non-sugary fruits???)
     &&&&&&&  Added Fats (animal fats, olive, coconut, palm oils, butter???)
    &&&&&&&&& Animals (Meat, Fish, Eggs, Dairy if applicable)

By volume:

        &     Irregular non-paleo things
       &&&    Fruits & Nuts
      &&&&&   Added Fats (animal fats, olive, coconut, palm oils, butter???)
     &&&&&&&  Animals (Meat, Fish, Eggs, Dairy if applicable)
    &&&&&&&&& Veggies (roots, leaves, shoots, flowers, non-sugary fruits???)

Anyway, those are mine at least.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 21, 2012
at 12:41 AM

Looks like mine....except sometimes nuts/seeds beat out the veggies on the caloric one.

Ef26f888ed248de197c37a4cb04ef4a7

(584)

on October 21, 2012
at 07:43 AM

Half caloric intake from added fats?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on October 21, 2012
at 02:18 PM

Probably not, somewhere around 1/3 though. 2-3 tbsp of olive/coconut oil with lunch and dinner is ballpark 500 calories.

2e1591c76896828077b930de5107f1af

on October 21, 2012
at 12:50 AM

thks, this is a great anwser

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on October 20, 2012
at 11:07 PM

Man, if only someone had thought of this before!

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 20, 2012
at 11:24 PM

lol....exactly.

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7296570c2094f073260067dae5e79133

on October 20, 2012
at 10:47 PM

  1. The base of the Pyramid is shellfish (oysters) other than crustaceans: Provides the most nutrient density of any food source for optimal functioning of the human brain.

  2. The second level of the Pyramid: crustaceans

  3. The third level of the pyramid: Fish

  4. The fourth level of the pyramid: Offal/organ meat of pastured/grassfed animals. This is where micronutrient density is greatest in meats but not seafood!

  5. The fifth level of the pyramid is where ???modern day paleo??? begins its pyramid base at our 4th level: grass fed skeletal meats.

  6. Pastured eggs if there are no medical contraindications of inflammation like an AI*

  7. Seeds and nuts* shading to omega 3 nuts is fine but this becomes important if there is a serious EFA imbalance only on direct testing

For more info check out http://jackkruse.com/brain-gut-6-epi-paleo-rx/

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 20, 2012
at 11:29 PM

I like where your thought process is in terms of nutrients...but the base of a pyramid is going to represent where you get the majority of your caloric load from. I just don't see that many calories coming from your first three to four levels. Or perhaps your "ranking" things rather than building a pyramid....either way it just doesn't pan out for me.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 20, 2012
at 11:29 PM

I still gave a +1 though .....

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A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on October 21, 2012
at 09:08 PM

I mix up my diet pretty often, so this is about as close to a personal food pyramid I can make:

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on October 21, 2012
at 09:36 PM

Oooh, coffee, that's the base of my pyramid. ;)

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on October 21, 2012
at 09:11 PM

*Not listed: coffee and honey, consumed sporadically. Also, I didn't know what food category they went in.

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Da3d4a6835c0f5256b2ef829b3ba3393

on October 21, 2012
at 12:53 AM

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on October 21, 2012
at 02:25 AM

I particularly like the last one.

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