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What fictional cultures and diets most jibe with your take on paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 03, 2011 at 1:15 AM

Reading up on the recommendations of the so-called "Spartan Diet" had me musing,

"Oh, please; if you were going to model your diet and fitness upon the regimen of an ancient warrior culture famed for strength, battlefield prowess, self-defense, and personal/familial honor, you'd CLEARLY be better off doing so using the Klingons as your model!"

OK, so Klingon food and drink is largely animal-based and their training protocol is unparalleled, but I must admit that for a human to adapt to that menu (boiling worm wine, durani lizard skins, etc.) would take quite the cast-iron stomach.

If you had to convert your menu and training to those of a fictional culture, which fictional culture would you chose? Bonus points if you link to a wiki or other page explaining the foods and/or training.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on April 04, 2011
at 01:41 AM

Bug meat?????.?

3a833804187fe8926214e6c0bd8a0766

(1023)

on April 03, 2011
at 10:15 PM

OK, I had to search around for this because it's hilarious. Check the Wiki page: "According to Wina Sturgeon's original story for "The Hole", the Sleestak ate bugs as a regular part of their diet and used a special drill attachment for their crossbow bolts to dig them out of trees"

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on April 03, 2011
at 06:20 PM

The trolls were into mutton, and free-range dwarfs.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on April 03, 2011
at 05:09 PM

Meat of course!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on April 03, 2011
at 02:51 PM

What did the sleestack eat?

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on April 03, 2011
at 02:50 PM

Yum. Wonder if there were any Hobbit versions of metcons. Suppose running from orcs counts!!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on April 03, 2011
at 02:49 PM

Awesome! I have just one thing to add: "nnnNnNnnnbbBBleeaaarggh!"

Cc2a43461ec5b2b7ba5d55215ea0f068

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on April 03, 2011
at 12:24 PM

Well, except for the six meals a day.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 03, 2011
at 07:52 AM

thats amusing. thank you*

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on April 03, 2011
at 07:52 AM

thas amusing, thank you*

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on April 03, 2011
at 02:33 PM

what-fictional-cultures-and-diets-most-jibe-with-your-take-on-paleo?
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Wookiee

The Wookiees are believed to have originated on the planet Kashyyyk, part of the Kashyyyk system, though some of their lore seemed to claim otherwise. In the millennia before the rise of the Galactic Republic, Kashyyyk was a member world of the Infinite Empire. Its surface was terraformed by the Rakata for agricultural purposes, but the collapse of their empire left the machines unattended, resulting in the abnormally large foliage.

Their world being upheaved by irresponsible agricultural processes.


One example of this was with the Orga plants, who allowed the Wookiees to harvest their older roots to use in Life Day ceremonies.

Example of Tuber consumption!

Besides the primary sentient Wookiees, Kashyyyk was home to various species of banthas, a small population of terentateks, and a host of other species.

Ruminants and Foraging Omnivores... Cows and Pigs anyone?

Additionally, many of the species that inhabited the deeper parts of the jungle were capable of bio-phosphorescence, since the deeper layers of the forest were in perpetual darkness.

Wookies slept better in complete darkness too!

For More information read:
what-fictional-cultures-and-diets-most-jibe-with-your-take-on-paleo?
Bowcasting and Fire: How Cooked Bantha made us Wookies by Richard Wookham.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on April 03, 2011
at 02:49 PM

Awesome! I have just one thing to add: "nnnNnNnnnbbBBleeaaarggh!"

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Eedf46c82d0356d1d46dda5f9782ef36

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on April 03, 2011
at 02:50 PM

"Soon Master Elf, you will enjoy the fabled hospitality of the dwarves. Roaring fires, malt beer, ripe meat off the bone." - Gimli, Son of Gloin

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

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on April 03, 2011
at 06:20 PM

The trolls were into mutton, and free-range dwarfs.

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Ef228708abd5f082f633b1cd1d64eee1

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on April 04, 2011
at 06:35 AM

In Brin's "Uplift War" there's a scene where the human protagonist successfully persistence runs some game into the ground. Read it before I knew anything about persistence running or paleo, thought the concept was crazy! I seem to recall lots of fun primal stuff in that book, I guess it helps when several of the main characters are genetically enhanced chimpanzees. :)

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64242a1130eb51f4852f78beed38b3d5

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on April 03, 2011
at 08:51 PM

Werewolves. Not the Twilight kind either. The ones from London or The Howling.

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Cc2a43461ec5b2b7ba5d55215ea0f068

on April 03, 2011
at 12:23 PM

Except for the loaves and cakes (unless they were from sprouted grain), Hobbit food from The Lord of the Rings and Middle Earth. "Second Breakfast?"

http://www.strangehorizons.com/2008/20080211/green-a.shtml

http://family.go.com/blog/yuleblog/eat-like-a-hobbit--our--lord-of-the-rings--new-year-s-menu-538097/

Cc2a43461ec5b2b7ba5d55215ea0f068

(236)

on April 03, 2011
at 12:24 PM

Well, except for the six meals a day.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on April 03, 2011
at 02:50 PM

Yum. Wonder if there were any Hobbit versions of metcons. Suppose running from orcs counts!!

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on April 03, 2011
at 05:07 AM

The sleestack of the Land of the Lost. Or the great whites off Australian coast with their seal meat pies

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on April 03, 2011
at 05:09 PM

Meat of course!

3a833804187fe8926214e6c0bd8a0766

(1023)

on April 03, 2011
at 10:15 PM

OK, I had to search around for this because it's hilarious. Check the Wiki page: "According to Wina Sturgeon's original story for "The Hole", the Sleestak ate bugs as a regular part of their diet and used a special drill attachment for their crossbow bolts to dig them out of trees"

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on April 04, 2011
at 01:41 AM

Bug meat?????.?

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on April 03, 2011
at 02:51 PM

What did the sleestack eat?

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Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on April 03, 2011
at 01:20 AM

Earthlings are a paltry metric for greatness, says I. Mwahaha.

But really, I know this sucks as an answer, but all cultures past and present have a diet that I would never want to eat. They all have flaws. Maybe people-eating aliens.

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