Size zero is on everyone’s lips. The successful actress Blake Lively for instance confesses her panic fear of “becoming fat”. She even tries eagerly to flee from physiological weight gain during pregnancy. Who wonders that not only celebrities, but also young “average consumers” become addicted to thinness obsession evermore?
Obviously it is not in Blake’s mind that she could maybe harm her unborn child substantially with her Kushi diet, in which proteins of any kind are avoided. Algae, germs and other green stuff are on her menu – sounds jejune, it also is.
What would we recommend to her? A normal Western nutrition with all the trimmings including pizza and burger would definitely be better for her unborn child than such a malnutrition! Indeed Blake should also avoid becoming obese because overweight in pregnancy seems to promote adiposity in children.
Which alternative does Blake have to a Western mixed diet with burger and pizza? A more healthy way of nutrition, which could by the way also be done without risks during pregnancy, is the Paleo diet. The motto is: Back to the Stone Age!
As a reader of my blog you already know the Paleolithic nutrition from Ötzi the Iceman and other blog articles. The meal plan complies with the food that was at the people’s disposal in the Old Stone Age (in technical terminology: Paleolithic).
That would be meat and fish on the one hand and on the other hand everything that grows on trees, bushes or underground like fruits, vegetables, chestnuts or nuts. This nutrition is very high-protein. Milk products should be avoided, because their processing wasn’t yet common at this time, and so should starchy aliments, which are fattening food number one.
Anyone who believes that the latter are indispensable for supply of energy is wrong – after chemical modification in our body fat and proteins can also be used for the production of energy. We are used to it for more than two million years.
Apropos energy production: Like our ancestors in the Stone Age, who sometimes were on search of nutrition or on the hunt without success for many hours, we should also fast frequently for about 14 to 48 hours. By doing so we prevent overweight and give our body the opportunity to obtain the required energy from defect cell components or harmful toxins, which can otherwise accumulate in our body when taking in food continually and periodically.
Because we cannot really attribute any disadvantages to the Paleolithic Diet, it is definitely number one on our list of recommendations for Blake. And a tender steak certainly tastes better than algae and germs – and in return it is absolutely possible to take a pass on fries.
DDr. Heinrich, MD