I'll remember my first Crossfit experience. Thank for your very helpful information on the Paleo diet. I am new to this and want a little help. I observe that you located quinoa with the grains. I thought that it was a seed and therefore it would be OK. I have already been deploying it as a grain substitute and today I don't know what I can use instead. Is it possible to please help.
Saturated fats has been demonized by our health and wellness authorities and marketing. What is the basis for this position on Saturated fat? Are current advice for VERY low saturated fat absorption justified? Just how much saturated fats (and what types), if any should one eat? Without a historical and scientific point of view these questions can be practically impossible to answer. Within this paper Prof. Cordain talks about the amounts and types of fats within the ancestral diet: Saturated fats intake in ancestral individuals diets: implications for modern intakes.
Kim - Try tapioca flour, sugary potato flour, or any other root vegetable flour. They're continuously developing more and more at health food stores. I'd say no to hemp flour, as it's packed with phytic acid and other anti-nutrients. Our hunter-gather genetic make-up is created for the consumption of wild plants, pets and are even less genetically suited for modern processed food items, such as sugars, refined fat, etc.
As a reminder, always talk to your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program. Nutritionist Dr Rosemary Stanton points out the inconsistencies which exist between your diets in our ancestors and the present day Paleo version. Sarah - yes, all those items are fine. Make sure you get baking soda it doesn't have metal or any other odd substances in it. And I'd just suggest you watch your a reaction to yeast carefully, as many people are very sensitive to it.
Last, I reintroduced sugars. Big servings would give me an insulin spike and make me sleepy. Moderate amounts with an increased serving consistency would lead to psychological issues as it appeared to wreck havoc on my hormones as the days and weeks gathered. Thus, I still have sugars in small amounts, but only at a lower frequency (and usually post-workout).