26 – Paleo perspectives, the meaning of self-esteem

March 20, 2010

(duration 21:08)

“Chronic cardio” is the typical prescription for the misguided high-carb/low-fat diet

Having the proper nutritional information is the biggest key to your health and fitness

Our cravings can change based on our mindset and emotional perspective

Paleolithic humans had different lifestyles depending on where they lived and their access to various foods

Nuts are great, regardless of how many of them paleolithic humans ate

Blood tests are a good indicator of whether you’ve been eating properly

The Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden

Self-esteem is a combined sum of self-efficacy and self-respect

Feeling that you’re worthy of happiness is basically a subconscious issue

Much of our bodies run on autopilot, but our minds set the course based on our ideas and feelings

Being aware and being honest with yourself assist in living with a higher level of consciousness, responsibility, and integrity

Artificial, no calorie, sweeteners don’t really affect insulin levels, but they may induce carbohydrate cravings (catering to one’s “sweet tooth”)

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2 comments on “26 – Paleo perspectives, the meaning of self-esteem

  1. I have enjoyed listening to the pod casts (just found your site and I am in the process of “catching up”). As a reader of the Primal Blueprint I found your interview with Mark Sisson very interesting. Having said that I think you really need to revisit your notion of eating six meals a day is good. I used to do that and was the Tupperware king. Since going low carb, high fat and moderate protein I have found that eating more than 3 meals a day very uncomfortable and many days I skip meals with no negative affects. I also fast one day per week and feel great while fasting. It is hard to believe that you eat low carb and still get hungry between meals. The whole notion of revving your metabolism by eating more often has been debunked. Additionally, regular eating only serves to keep insulin levels elevated, something you don’t want to do. Now I know one of you is diabetic and extra meals are sometimes necessary so I will concede that more meals may be better for those having to take insulin. My brother and daughter are both Type 1 diabetics so I have been around the disease all of my life. I suggest you may want to revisit the notion of frequent meals, there is overwhelming evidence they are way overrated and most likely destructive.

  2. Hi Pat,
    Thanks for your comment.
    I’m not suggesting that everyone should eat 6 meals a day, but that eating several times a day has worked well for me. Instead of getting ravenous between meals, my hunger is kept in check. I have noticed that many people who are overweight and attempt to “diet” will often skip meals, say breakfast and/or lunch, and by dinner time they will be so hungry that they will not only overeat, but tend to binge on carbs.

    I would be interested in seeing the evidence you mentioned that eating often could be destructive. I’m not sure how insulin levels would be elevated if your meals and snacks are low carb.


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