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Is Tim Ferriss a Paleo advocate?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 06, 2012 at 12:37 AM

I've read his 4-hour workweek and 4-hour body and am eagerly anticipating his 4-hour chef. I found his books fascinating and full of surprisingly useful information with credible scientific evidence. I've also met him and consider him to be passionate and sincere about his work.

On thing that struck me whilst reflecting on the 4-hour body were some of the parallels between his conclusions on diet, exercise and lifestyle and the principles espoused by paleo people.

Do you think Tim Ferriss is a paleo advocate?

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on October 23, 2012
at 01:24 PM

and now another one.

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on July 06, 2012
at 07:13 PM

Jay Jay: best. comment. ever.

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on July 06, 2012
at 05:02 PM

I concur with this, I got all my info about the low carb snazz from 4 hour body.

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on July 06, 2012
at 02:43 PM

Nah, haha. I just whipped that out of nowhere (apparently should have cited it if it was a reference.)

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on July 06, 2012
at 04:45 AM

WAPF = Weston A. Price Foundation http://www.westonaprice.org/basics/principles-of-healthy-diets#guidelines

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on July 06, 2012
at 03:05 AM

Meh! Is that a Still Life With Crows reference?

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on July 06, 2012
at 03:04 AM

"Egg whites cooked in the microwave with flaxseed oil and a side of legumes" Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

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on July 06, 2012
at 02:33 AM

NO NO....its OP is a chick from India that Tim hired at 3$/hr to do this sort of thing.

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on July 06, 2012
at 01:43 AM

If you want to accept someone's advice, it may be a good question to ask.

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on July 06, 2012
at 01:10 AM

For breakfast he eats egg whites cooked in the microwave with flaxseed oil and a side of legumes. I think that says enough.

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on July 06, 2012
at 01:09 AM

He also eats egg whites cooked in the microwave with flax oil in for breakfast. SO paleo.

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on July 06, 2012
at 01:07 AM

I did not know that multiple servings of beans and legumes daily plus a vanity driven workout followed by a post-workout cheat meal like pizza post workout was "paleo." Oh but it's low glycemic!

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on July 06, 2012
at 11:22 AM

Reading the 4-hour body lead me to follow a Paleo lifestyle. So it doesn't really matter if he himself is Paleo. His diet leads here, I'm pretty sure lots of us started there. The 4-hour body is an eye opener for most : Diet impacts your mood, energy, focus ... up to 80%. From there, you start wanting to make sure it's really optimized and you stumble on Paleo

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on July 06, 2012
at 05:02 PM

I concur with this, I got all my info about the low carb snazz from 4 hour body.

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on July 06, 2012
at 01:22 AM

I would not be surprised if you yourself are Tim Ferriss as he is an undercover advertisement professional.

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on July 06, 2012
at 02:33 AM

NO NO....its OP is a chick from India that Tim hired at 3$/hr to do this sort of thing.

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on July 06, 2012
at 07:13 PM

Jay Jay: best. comment. ever.

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on July 06, 2012
at 03:34 AM

Ferris is WAPF, not Paelo.

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on July 06, 2012
at 04:45 AM

WAPF = Weston A. Price Foundation http://www.westonaprice.org/basics/principles-of-healthy-diets#guidelines

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on July 06, 2012
at 04:07 PM

I think Tim is more interested in learning how to shoot hadukens (chi fireballs) out of his hand on Thailand. I agree that he outsources his paleo/wapf stuff to India. Although they haven't added basmati rice yet.

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on July 06, 2012
at 10:04 AM

Closet? He's out of the closet: I saw his talk at last year's paleo (Ancestral Health) Conference!!!!!

PS: no one's paleo is exactly the same, and no one does it perfectly so I'm sure he, like all of us, doesn't follow it exactly but changes some, breaks some, etc

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on July 06, 2012
at 12:51 AM

Mostly. He's a positive influence on the whole I suppose, but some of his stuff in nonsense. Does it really matter "how Paleo" someone is though?

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on July 06, 2012
at 01:43 AM

If you want to accept someone's advice, it may be a good question to ask.

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on July 06, 2012
at 02:14 AM

AFAIK Tim Ferris recommends lean meats and legumes, which is not paleo.

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on May 01, 2013
at 06:48 PM

Tim has said his diet is a good stepping stone diet into Paleo.

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on November 05, 2012
at 01:09 AM

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on July 06, 2012
at 03:10 AM

He's basically said he's paleo...he does eat legumes one occasion, but first he soaks them for 24 hours, sprouts them, and then cooks the sprouts. He's also on one of robb wolf's podcast as a guest.

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on May 01, 2013
at 10:47 PM

On Robb Wolf's podcast he said that he recommends the legumes because people tend to have a difficult time filling up without them and most people don't have any digestive issues from them, which I think is true. His idea (which I think a lot of the people on this site should take heed of) is that the good system you stick to is better than the perfect one you don't.

He's also said that if people are sick (again, not everyone) he'd tell them to go straight on a paleo diet. So I think he recognizes the benefits for some people, but realizes it's not for everyone.

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on May 01, 2013
at 04:06 PM

Hes not paleo but he has many common beleifs with it, He eats legumes and dairy, so not paleo but he reccomends eating lots of meat, fish, and vegatables as well as ice baths and exercising

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on January 15, 2013
at 07:50 PM

guy is a shit. end. of. story.

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on July 06, 2012
at 03:58 PM

He recommends legumes whereas Paleo recommends nuts. Ideally you'd probably eat neither, but the food reward is lower on the legumes. I think this is probably why he recommends it on an ad libitum feeding protocol. That said, it is still a bad idea. Nevertheless, it did provide me with a nice transitional phase on the way in to Paleo. He also linked an article promoting Paleo directly at some point.

I for one have no qualms about a vanity driven workout. It is good to know your goals.

The thing that didn't work for me was the cheat day idea. I had, I think, a relationship with food that was too unhealthy for that.

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on July 06, 2012
at 01:14 AM

Meh, who cares? He's here to sell a product. His theories aren't exactly paleo. I'm pretty sure paleolithic people walked more than four hours just in a day ;)

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on July 06, 2012
at 03:05 AM

Meh! Is that a Still Life With Crows reference?

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on July 06, 2012
at 02:43 PM

Nah, haha. I just whipped that out of nowhere (apparently should have cited it if it was a reference.)

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