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"Paleo-Size Me!" the documentary

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 07, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Sure, Supersize Me may have had fraudulent methodology for the experiment and misleading results, but the overarching message was very on-point in my opinion.

I did like Fathead, but it wasn't Paleo.

There's tons of Vegan Docu-ganda out there, where's our hard-hitting, Indie made Blockbuster "PALEO-SIZE ME!" or, "How I Became a Modern Human by Eating Like a Caveman." What about, "The Original Cure."

I think there oughtta be (and I would totally be on board to help make it happen) a documentary that takes the threads of Paleo, Locavore, Indie Farming and Homesteading, Food Inc. levels of expose, Evolutionary Biology/Psychiatry, our favorite blogs and bloggers, Fitness and Weightlifting (MovNat, Minimal Running...) and others and weave them into something amazing. Is this too tall an order? It could be a vessel for change on a level so sweeping that it saves the soul of this country...or maybe I'm having delusions of grandeur, but I'm seeing interviews, before and afters, doctor testimonials, myth-debunking....amazing.

Either way, Can we do it? Do you want to? Have you thought about it? Would you watch it?

D7b01bbfd0b91a12c4aea43fb20adf15

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on November 09, 2011
at 10:11 PM

Just do it!!!!!

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on September 24, 2011
at 03:15 AM

Do it. Please do it. The paleo movement needs it.

A5ead9de259ae72f2165ecb12f4ae764

(440)

on June 14, 2011
at 03:48 AM

Thanks for the link!

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on June 09, 2011
at 06:10 AM

Well we'd definitely need dramatic before and afters.

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on June 08, 2011
at 09:38 PM

Love the idea. I would definitely watch it. I teach secondary school Media Studies and their GCSE project this year is to make a campaign called Promoting Healthy Lifestyles. I'm getting them all to make posters which say "Eat Lard" to start with. Don't know what the examiners will make of that ha ha!

C61399790c6531a0af344ab0c40048f1

on June 08, 2011
at 09:36 PM

Love the idea. Would definitely do it. I teach secondary school Media studies and their GCSE project this year is to make a campaign called Promoting Healthy Lifestyles. I'm going to get them all to make posters saying "Eat lard" to start with. Not sure what the examiners will make of that ha ha!

D1908552223e8a97b17f02a90cf795bf

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on June 08, 2011
at 06:12 PM

Ten weeks from start to finish. It would only be about 15 minutes, so I'd probably pick one aspect of the Paleo lifestyle for that class. Unless I also choose it to be my Senior Project, then I will have a whole year.

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on June 08, 2011
at 04:55 AM

Really? How long do you have to work on the project? I would possibly consider helping you out if you needed it. I think doing something like this would be a lot of fun no matter what happens with it!

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 07, 2011
at 09:56 PM

Thanks. Some times I lose sight of that. Although, I was kind of referring to the majority of recipes in my new copy of Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on June 07, 2011
at 09:43 PM

Sara - Paleo doesn't have to be expensive. It can be done on a grad-student's salary. Cheap cuts of meat, 75% lean ground beef, organ meats, dark meat poultry, eggs. Don't worry about grass fed stuff to start. As bad as factory farmed meat is, it's still 1000x better than grains. Don't let that stop you from turning your life around. Remember, you don't have to be perfect (organic, grass fed, etc), you can get tons of benefit for a little bit of work (cutting out the grains and sugars).

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 07, 2011
at 09:25 PM

I had gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy. I breastfeed. Ummm... I come from a family of fat people with diabetes and heart problems on both sides.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 07, 2011
at 09:23 PM

Now my life is full of inactivity, including addictively reading about health and fitness on the internet (hahaha) and being too anxious to go outside. What exercise I do get is spent walking to the park, shopping, or playing with my kids and cleaning house.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 07, 2011
at 09:21 PM

I've been overweight my whole life, but wasn't "fat" as a kid. Just a bit bigger than the other ones. Packed on the pounds during puberty. Graduated highschool at 200lbs, though I was somewhat fit as far as lifting and bike riding goes. NEVER been a runner. Love sprinting and hurdles, and despite my inability to run a lap, was complimented on my hurdling form by my normally jerk-face P.E. teacher.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on June 07, 2011
at 09:18 PM

I live in San Jose, Ca. I'm 25 years old and weigh about 225. I'm 5'5" and mother of a 3 year old and a 4 month old. I battle depression, anxiety, and general laziness. I have a disordered eating pattern that is like that old joke the "Seafood diet". I see food, I eat it. Since I'm a stay at home mom, we live on a relatively (to the area I live in) small income and have debts in our lives preventing us from freely buying whatever foods a paleo recipe might call for.

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on June 07, 2011
at 08:58 PM

There's a TON of research involved though.

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on June 07, 2011
at 08:58 PM

I can do the music, and help write it...not a filmmaker, though I do know a few.

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on June 07, 2011
at 08:53 PM

I like that plan! Now we just need a filmmaker.

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(5639)

on June 07, 2011
at 08:51 PM

Where do you live? What's your story?

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on June 07, 2011
at 08:50 PM

Also, we can throw my husband in on it. Obese couple turn their lives around in (X) months! Up to you guys.

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on June 07, 2011
at 08:48 PM

I like where this is going!

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on June 07, 2011
at 08:41 PM

I guess I really mean perfect way to be held accountable.

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D1908552223e8a97b17f02a90cf795bf

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on June 08, 2011
at 01:05 AM

I am a film student and I'm seriously considering this as my Directing the Documentary project I have to do!

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1626)

on June 08, 2011
at 04:55 AM

Really? How long do you have to work on the project? I would possibly consider helping you out if you needed it. I think doing something like this would be a lot of fun no matter what happens with it!

D1908552223e8a97b17f02a90cf795bf

(487)

on June 08, 2011
at 06:12 PM

Ten weeks from start to finish. It would only be about 15 minutes, so I'd probably pick one aspect of the Paleo lifestyle for that class. Unless I also choose it to be my Senior Project, then I will have a whole year.

Cc7381bd787721575ea9198048132adb

(5541)

on September 24, 2011
at 03:15 AM

Do it. Please do it. The paleo movement needs it.

D7b01bbfd0b91a12c4aea43fb20adf15

(574)

on November 09, 2011
at 10:11 PM

Just do it!!!!!

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F3fc2e0a9577e7e481a387d917904d1e

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on June 07, 2011
at 11:53 PM

This is already happening.

http://perfecthumandiet.us/PhDblog/

A5ead9de259ae72f2165ecb12f4ae764

(440)

on June 14, 2011
at 03:48 AM

Thanks for the link!

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on June 07, 2011
at 10:45 PM

I did my own "Caveman Me" Paleo transformation (90 days of strict paleo) and lost 15lbs, dropped by bodyfat into single digits, and had my mind opened to what it is like to really LIVE rather than just survive.

My ultimate goal with my blog is to get a book deal where I can do a Sam Sheridan (A Fighter's Heart) style journey to all of the paleo/evolutionary fitness hot spots that Futureboy mentioned (MovNat workshop, time at NorCal strength, barfoot running camp, etc.) spliced with history, science, and expert interviews.

I've been working in the Fitness Industry full-time for the past 7 years and have been working out since I was 14. When I was a little kid, I used to go to the day-care at the Miami Lakes health club while my mom worked out and since she was an original health-nut we were always in health food stores, natural food markets etc.

I think that the Paleo/Evolutionary approach to fitness is the real deal. Fad diets (and yes Vegan is a fad and most of the time it is also pretty SAD) come and go, but what we are talking about is what people ACTUALLY did!

In many realms of study, the focus is on the average (i.e. the study of mediocrity). I'm not interested in focusing on sickness and disease (the markers of our society), I want to see people and places where it is normal to be at peak performance (mentally, physically, spiritually). The Tarahumara of Mexico, the Australian Aborigines, the Comanche's, these were the original bad-asses and I want to be like them!

Bottom line, let's make a movie!

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9b1da5c61c41bb93afb668f9ab3bc76a

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on June 08, 2011
at 02:58 AM

I'd do it if someone else cooked for me! Ha ha :B

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on June 07, 2011
at 08:45 PM

Supersize Me was made on a budget of $65,000 (according to IMDB). Fat Head about the same. Sounds like it could happen with a Kickstarter project and some film student willing to do it... I'd bump in some starter funds.

Medium avatar

(5639)

on June 07, 2011
at 08:48 PM

I like where this is going!

Medium avatar

(5639)

on June 07, 2011
at 08:58 PM

There's a TON of research involved though.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on June 07, 2011
at 08:53 PM

I like that plan! Now we just need a filmmaker.

Medium avatar

(5639)

on June 07, 2011
at 08:58 PM

I can do the music, and help write it...not a filmmaker, though I do know a few.

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1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 07, 2011
at 08:40 PM

Can I be the obese starting person? This would be the perfect motivation!

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 07, 2011
at 09:18 PM

I live in San Jose, Ca. I'm 25 years old and weigh about 225. I'm 5'5" and mother of a 3 year old and a 4 month old. I battle depression, anxiety, and general laziness. I have a disordered eating pattern that is like that old joke the "Seafood diet". I see food, I eat it. Since I'm a stay at home mom, we live on a relatively (to the area I live in) small income and have debts in our lives preventing us from freely buying whatever foods a paleo recipe might call for.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 07, 2011
at 09:23 PM

Now my life is full of inactivity, including addictively reading about health and fitness on the internet (hahaha) and being too anxious to go outside. What exercise I do get is spent walking to the park, shopping, or playing with my kids and cleaning house.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 07, 2011
at 08:41 PM

I guess I really mean perfect way to be held accountable.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 07, 2011
at 09:25 PM

I had gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy. I breastfeed. Ummm... I come from a family of fat people with diabetes and heart problems on both sides.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 07, 2011
at 09:56 PM

Thanks. Some times I lose sight of that. Although, I was kind of referring to the majority of recipes in my new copy of Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals.

Medium avatar

(5639)

on June 07, 2011
at 08:51 PM

Where do you live? What's your story?

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 07, 2011
at 08:50 PM

Also, we can throw my husband in on it. Obese couple turn their lives around in (X) months! Up to you guys.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on June 07, 2011
at 09:21 PM

I've been overweight my whole life, but wasn't "fat" as a kid. Just a bit bigger than the other ones. Packed on the pounds during puberty. Graduated highschool at 200lbs, though I was somewhat fit as far as lifting and bike riding goes. NEVER been a runner. Love sprinting and hurdles, and despite my inability to run a lap, was complimented on my hurdling form by my normally jerk-face P.E. teacher.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20888)

on June 07, 2011
at 09:43 PM

Sara - Paleo doesn't have to be expensive. It can be done on a grad-student's salary. Cheap cuts of meat, 75% lean ground beef, organ meats, dark meat poultry, eggs. Don't worry about grass fed stuff to start. As bad as factory farmed meat is, it's still 1000x better than grains. Don't let that stop you from turning your life around. Remember, you don't have to be perfect (organic, grass fed, etc), you can get tons of benefit for a little bit of work (cutting out the grains and sugars).

Medium avatar

(5639)

on June 09, 2011
at 06:10 AM

Well we'd definitely need dramatic before and afters.

1
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on June 07, 2011
at 08:37 PM

I'd totally watch it, and share it. What a great idea. Although they aren't "paleo" I think including stuff from Pottenger and Price would round it out quite nicely. Keep us posted if you persue anything further!

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