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Have you read "Eat like a predator, not like prey." online? What is your favorite bit or line?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 27, 2011 at 3:40 PM

I just enjoyed "Eat like a predator, not like prey." over at gnolls.org. http://www.gnolls.org/1141/eat-like-a-predator-not-like-prey-paleo-in-six-easy-steps-a-motivational-guide/

My fave line so far?

Now clear those frozen pizzas and Weight Watchers out of your freezer and give them to your fat neighbor, because you are going to the supermarket right now. And you will take a shopping cart, not one of those demure little baskets, because you are going to fill it with heavy, fatty, delicious MEAT.

This article is so fun and dense, I'm going back to read it again!

What is your favorite thought or line? Why does it resonate with you??

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on January 31, 2011
at 09:19 PM

I guess I'm a hippie too!

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on January 29, 2011
at 06:46 AM

*...unless you're a truck.*

C86e08cc801e4fe7545102fd641f79e1

(125)

on January 29, 2011
at 02:00 AM

Sorry, I'm pretty new to paleo and don't know the answer to that. I just know that my body won't tolerate any form of pork or pork fat anymore. I'd suggest posting your question on Stanton's blog.

Dc12fef4f7c25d968ab11be99f3eaba7

(45)

on January 28, 2011
at 05:46 AM

This is kind of new to me, too. I mainly eat grass fed beef, and some pastured pork and chicken. I do cook almost everything with lard, though, because it is what our farmer sells. Is that bad? I was under the impression that lard from pastured pigs was good!

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 07:37 PM

Awwwwww shucks!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 27, 2011
at 07:21 PM

Hurrah for dancing!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 27, 2011
at 07:19 PM

I like your ideals and there is nothing wrong with being a bit of a neo-hippie. UPVOTED!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 27, 2011
at 06:17 PM

Upvoted! even though that's where I find my pastured bacon and organic creamed coconut in blocks.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 06:04 PM

Naturally, and it's not someone I ignore, but I just prefer to see other people as playmates rather than as prey until they are irrevocably proven otherwise.

C61399790c6531a0af344ab0c40048f1

on January 27, 2011
at 05:34 PM

Thanks for directing us to this - brilliant article - very neatly explained.

Aa1d5fbb9d8051538161c9a03afd384e

(226)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:33 PM

By luck or misfortune, life is aggro... After all, we should “Eat Like A Predator, Not Like Prey”. I think ignoring that fact would be a bit naive...

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:26 PM

good comment. paleo hippies unite! wait... is that an oxymoron? :)

E7be2ce38158357f5dacae07b43d1b29

on January 27, 2011
at 05:19 PM

I think downvoting is lame, especially on an occasion like this where you're expressing something positive. I support your statement, cynarin, and it gives me much to contemplate.

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:16 PM

Well I just up-voted you - us hippies gotta stick together! That was an interesting quote by the way.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:15 PM

Yes, that is how to live in the moment with intensity!

Aa1d5fbb9d8051538161c9a03afd384e

(226)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:10 PM

Thanks a lot Adam for making me know about this great article and J. Stanton's whole work

Aa1d5fbb9d8051538161c9a03afd384e

(226)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:08 PM

Thanks a lot Adam for making me know about this great article and J. Stanton's hole work!!

Aa1d5fbb9d8051538161c9a03afd384e

(226)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:05 PM

Thanks a lot Adam for making me know about this great this article and J. Stanton's hole work!!

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:01 PM

Awesome to get voted down for expressing an opinion on my worldview.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 27, 2011
at 04:09 PM

I need your email! I still am planning on going. I just have to work out the details.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 04:02 PM

If you come to the Ancestral Health Symposium and we share a room, you know the dance party will be ON!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 27, 2011
at 04:00 PM

LOL. Now I have Fergalicious in my head "T to the A, to the S T Y - girl, you're tasty, T to the A to the S T Y - girl, you're tasty ..."

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 03:54 PM

Heehee! Girlfriend, you are tasty *and* dangerous!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 27, 2011
at 03:53 PM

But a strong, fit hippie with great skin! :)

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1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

on January 27, 2011
at 03:53 PM

It's good, but the predator model gets a little too aggro for me by the end, with the whole fat-people-are-prey thing. I tend to lean more toward the paleo-as-mutualist model, where we all work together voluntarily to strengthen one another and enjoy our world together.

That said, I like the simple: "The world is your playground!"

It reminds me of some of the lines from my belovedest text, Temporary Autonomous Zone:

THE UNIVERSE WANTS TO PLAY. Those who refuse out of dry spiritual greed & choose pure contemplation forfeit their humanity--those who refuse out of dull anguish, those who hesitate, lose their chance at divinity--those who mold themselves blind masks of Ideas & thrash around seeking some proof of their own solidity end by seeing out of dead men's eyes.

It's the same thing as my paleo-goggles statement: the worst thing about "civilization" isn't grains or sitting at your desk 8 hours a day...it's losing the ability to play and find joy in the world.

Good lord, I'm a hippie.

Aa1d5fbb9d8051538161c9a03afd384e

(226)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:33 PM

By luck or misfortune, life is aggro... After all, we should “Eat Like A Predator, Not Like Prey”. I think ignoring that fact would be a bit naive...

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 07:37 PM

Awwwwww shucks!

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 06:04 PM

Naturally, and it's not someone I ignore, but I just prefer to see other people as playmates rather than as prey until they are irrevocably proven otherwise.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 27, 2011
at 03:53 PM

But a strong, fit hippie with great skin! :)

E7be2ce38158357f5dacae07b43d1b29

on January 27, 2011
at 05:19 PM

I think downvoting is lame, especially on an occasion like this where you're expressing something positive. I support your statement, cynarin, and it gives me much to contemplate.

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:16 PM

Well I just up-voted you - us hippies gotta stick together! That was an interesting quote by the way.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:01 PM

Awesome to get voted down for expressing an opinion on my worldview.

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:26 PM

good comment. paleo hippies unite! wait... is that an oxymoron? :)

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 27, 2011
at 07:19 PM

I like your ideals and there is nothing wrong with being a bit of a neo-hippie. UPVOTED!

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6

on January 31, 2011
at 09:19 PM

I guess I'm a hippie too!

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Aa1d5fbb9d8051538161c9a03afd384e

on January 27, 2011
at 04:57 PM

I love this one:

Imagine this: every time you get hungry, you and your six closest friends have to chase down an antelope or spear a mammoth???and if you can???t, none of you get to eat. That is the required intensity.

I just started with my anthropology Phd, in which I pretend to study the physical activity pattern of our paleolithic ancestors. I'm really considering contact J. Stanton to ask him for his permission to quote him on it with that amazing line.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:15 PM

Yes, that is how to live in the moment with intensity!

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C86e08cc801e4fe7545102fd641f79e1

(125)

on January 27, 2011
at 11:21 PM

I loved the whole post, and it has lots of great quotes! But this line was a revelation for me:

"Pork and chicken are permissible in moderation, but are far less healthy due to excessive omega-6 fat content."

That information was new to me, and it explains so much! Before starting paleo three weeks ago, I hadn't eaten red meat in over 30 years (no, I wasn't raised that way, I'm just old). At first I was a tofu-eating veggie, and then for the past 15 years my protein has consisted of eggs, a rare piece of pork or bacon, and TONS of chicken. The chicken was often tasteless and hard to digest, but at least it was "good" protein. Because obviously red meat was evil, right?

When I went paleo I continued eating the same proteins as before. Although I now knew that red meat was good for you, I just didn't think I'd ever be able to eat it again. But when I dropped the toxins from my diet, I immediately started losing all desire for chicken or pork, and within a week I couldn't force myself to eat either one. So that left red meat as the final resort. The next week I bit the bullet and tried some good grass-fed beef and bison, and had no problems at all, quickly learned to love it! (I also still eat eggs daily, no problems there--just like Stanton says.)

Still, since I didn't know why I'd lost the desire for the other proteins, I worried whether relying on red meat all the time would eventually cause me to lose the taste for it, as well. The above explanation answered that question conclusively and was a tremendous validation that my body really does know what it's doing. (Usual disclaimer: We are all unique, I'm not saying this is right for everyone; it's just what works for me.)

C86e08cc801e4fe7545102fd641f79e1

(125)

on January 29, 2011
at 02:00 AM

Sorry, I'm pretty new to paleo and don't know the answer to that. I just know that my body won't tolerate any form of pork or pork fat anymore. I'd suggest posting your question on Stanton's blog.

Dc12fef4f7c25d968ab11be99f3eaba7

(45)

on January 28, 2011
at 05:46 AM

This is kind of new to me, too. I mainly eat grass fed beef, and some pastured pork and chicken. I do cook almost everything with lard, though, because it is what our farmer sells. Is that bad? I was under the impression that lard from pastured pigs was good!

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E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on January 27, 2011
at 05:20 PM

I'm torn between:

Step 1: Eat Meat, Not Birdseed

and:

Do not eat ???vegetable oils???. The term itself is a lie. There???s no such thing as ???lettuce oil??? or ???broccoli oil???. They???re made from seeds, and they???re extracted using poisonous organic solvents (hexane). Remember: if you can put it in a truck and the truck starts, it???s not food.

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

(2764)

on January 29, 2011
at 06:46 AM

*...unless you're a truck.*

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on January 27, 2011
at 03:53 PM

My very favorite is this one...

You are becoming less tasty and more dangerous each day.

Though, I do also enjoy being thought of as tasty, lol. Dangerous is a lot more fun.

Now that you are physically stronger, you will find that you are emotionally and mentally stronger. You are less willing to be walked on and taken for granted, and more likely to take credit for what you deserve. You are beginning to understand what it feels like to be a predator, instead of the prey you???ve been for so long.

You???ve tasted power, and it???s delicious. You want more.

I always want more, knowledge, strength, shoes... whatever. I like this.

Thanks for sharing Adam!

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 27, 2011
at 07:21 PM

Hurrah for dancing!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 27, 2011
at 04:09 PM

I need your email! I still am planning on going. I just have to work out the details.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 03:54 PM

Heehee! Girlfriend, you are tasty *and* dangerous!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 27, 2011
at 04:00 PM

LOL. Now I have Fergalicious in my head "T to the A, to the S T Y - girl, you're tasty, T to the A to the S T Y - girl, you're tasty ..."

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on January 27, 2011
at 04:02 PM

If you come to the Ancestral Health Symposium and we share a room, you know the dance party will be ON!

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531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

on January 27, 2011
at 05:23 PM

One of the best things you can do for your health is to avoid everything you see in the ???health food??? aisles.

B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

(10778)

on January 27, 2011
at 06:17 PM

Upvoted! even though that's where I find my pastured bacon and organic creamed coconut in blocks.

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