Paleo Nutrition

Paleo Nutrition

Surekha is throwing a 20lb here...

Surekha may be throwing a 20lb here...

Warm-up: 500m Row, 20 Disclocates, 10 Strict Pull-ups

Clean & Jerk: 1-1-1-1-1 @ 80%

MetCon – 3 Rounds for Time:
10 Wallball Two-for-ones @ 12ft Target (20/12lb)
15 Parallette Push-ups

Finisher: 3×10 Reverse Hypers, 3×20 GHD Sit-ups

Here’s a little blog post by a great Paleo Nutrition blogger, Dr. Kurt Harris.  Is he too extreme?  Spot on?  Did you even understand him?  What did you like and dislike about this particular blog post?

Grok on,
Coach G

By | 2017-04-25T14:40:01+00:00 January 18th, 2010|CrossFit Ktown Knoxville, Uncategorized|7 Comments


  1. Callie January 18, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    This guy is definitely strict Paleo…it seems that there are authors who support changing hardcore to the Paleo lifestyle and never looking back, and others who suggest easing into it and allowing “cheat days” as well. I guess it’s going to depend on the person and what works for them. The article makes sense though, “…eating anything sweet should be totally avoided if you do not want to have difficulty avoiding sweets.” It also makes me REALLY sad about the pancakes I made this morning that I was so proud of! (which I thought tasted just fine without any butter or toppings)

  2. Ben January 19, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Wow…not really sure how to comment on that attack/rant/tough love. I would love to see an example of his diet and meal menu, which Im sure I can find if I spend more time digging through his blog. Given a few upfront facts: 1.)Im new to the paleo way, 2.)I have not read any of his other writings, 3.)I like food.

    It seems that this blog is written for the already committed. If a newbie like myself came upon this blog it would definitely drive me away, by shear tone of his writing. He makes great points and conveys the responsibility of sticking to your guns very well. However, I am conflicted. His points are valid, but part of me feels he is missing a small portion of “quality of life.” For example, the birthday party. Yes, there is sugar in extreme excess. But, it is a party, not Lunch/Dinner everyday. I have strong memories of those events and it was a treat. Other than those events my sugar was regulated, but not to the standards that I am now learning they should be. But, hey I think Mom did pretty good to get me this far. Ok, so I am stopping on the comment, because I have to work and I could keep going with the whole quality of life with quality food (which sometimes includes sugar).

  3. James January 19, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Yeah, he is a strict paleo dieter. I do think he has a point though. I myself think its too much work to make paleo foods look like neolithic treats. Plus, buying all the ingredients to make them is time consuming and expensive. Making things convenient makes the paleo diet much easier…Last night I precooked sausage, bacon, and some sirloin patties for breakfast and lunch this week. I also cut up fruit and put it in several small plastic containers and I keep a bag of mixed nuts at my desk for snacks. Doing this one night a week makes its fast and easy for the rest of the week… A lot of my food choices before were based on convenience, so if I make paleo more convenient then that’s what I will eat.

  4. crossfitktown January 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I think all of you make valid points about his article and about life. I agree with you Ben that part of life is enjoying food to an extent. Robb Wolf likes to say, I’m paraphrasing here, “If we could just teach people to use their mouth instead of a vacuum cleaner.” He has it exactly right. When you are craving something (not on these 10 weeks though) if you eat a sweet or treat in moderation you will be fine. It is unfortunate that so many of us have trouble with that distinction though. Also, Callie what are you doing making pancakes! Remember those nasty little lectins in flour, and that big insulin spike telling your body to store fat! Even if you made them with almond flour it is better to hold off these ten weeks without them.
    Miss J

  5. Callie January 19, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Oh, ok…i got the recipe out of a Nikki Young paleo cookbook. It uses almond meal, so I assumed it was okay…should have known it was too good to be true lol.

  6. Jessie January 19, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Haha no, almond meal is cool! It is definitely Paleo, we just encourage the 10 weeks to go strict and try to leave almond meal out of the equation. (It has a few more carbs per serving than I would like to see.) If you are living Paleo then definitely treat yourself to some Paleo pancakes and Paleo ice cream. That sorta stuff! When I read your post I thought you made normal pancakes though! So you were more on top of it than I gave you credit for.

  7. Callie January 19, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Whew! I was way confused, thanks. I understand that the article says that the crushed nuts + eggs = vehicle for sugar. But there are also a plethora of recipes online claiming to be Paleo that utilize ground almonds or even ground flax seed for baking needs. (flax seed is a whole other story…some articles say it’s a whole grain, others say it’s not, but may contain trace amount of cyanide?!) Anyway, I’ll lay off the almond meal for now =) Thanks for clearing that up.

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