The New Evolution Diet: What Our Paleolithic Ancestors Can Teach Us about Weight Loss, Fitness, and Aging

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Rodale, Dec 20, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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Believe it or not, our DNA is almost exactly the same as that of our ancestors. While scientific advances in agriculture, medicine, and technology have protected man, to some degree, from dangers such as starvation, illness, and exposure, the fact remains that our cave-dwelling cousins were considerably healthier than we are. Our paleolithic ancestors did not suffer from heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or obesity. In fact, a good deal of what we view as normal aging is a modern condition that is more akin to disease than any natural state of growing older.

Disease-free and strikingly fit, 72-year-old Arthur De Vany--grandfather of the "Paleo lifestyle movement--is living proof that it pays to live like a caveman. In The New Evolution Diet, De Vany offers you a roadmap back to better health. The plan is built on three principles:

  • eat three meals a day made up of nonstarchy vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins
  • skip meals occasionally to promote a low fasting blood insulin level
  • exercise less, not more, in shorter, high-intensity bursts

By cutting out modern foods--including carbohydrates, dairy, and all processed foods--anyone can lose weight, gain muscle, and enjoy a longer, better life.

 

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Contents

My Journey
11
Before You Begin Eight Things to Measure
25
The New Evolution Diet
35
Why Our Ancestors Were Not Vegetarians
51
How to Not Eat
53
A Month on the New Evolution Diet
58
The Worst Foods You Can Eat
84
How to Exercise
89
Sir Steven and Michael Phelps
119
The Competition Within
125
Age Like Me
132
My Supplements
143
A Last Word
147
When the Human Body Needs Extreme Randomness
148
Notes
158
Further Reading
188

Boys to Girls
108
The Metaphysics Behind the Diet
111

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About the author (2011)

ARTHUR DE VANY, PhD, has appeared on PBS, NPR, and in the New York Times and other national media as an expert on the Paleo lifestyle. He lives in Washington, UT.

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