Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Paleo what?!

Let me preface...
I love my husband more than anything in this world.
He's amazing and he takes such good care of me.
But lately, he's begun this new lifestyle that I'm just not that fond of.

It's called the Paleo diet...for athletes of course!
Haven't heard of it? Well you're not alone.
Basically you eat like a caveman...I hope this doesn't mean dressing like a caveman. Long beard, greasy hair, loin cloth, dirty fingernails.  
Oh man I hope not. 
I hope I don't find him hunting our cats down the hallway or digging up the tree roots at our apartment complex.

Now our diet consists of basically meat, fish and vegetables. 
This is where I have to put my foot down.
I don't even like meat..and my biggest complaint is no spaghetti!
Who doesn't eat spaghetti at least four times a week?
He knew that by marrying an Italian, pasta would be a staple in our diet.

I'm feeling sad about this. 
Maybe if I eat a big heaping bowl of spaghetti every night this week right in front of his nose, he won't be able to resist.  
Doesn't he realize that caveman didn't live very long?

It's because they didn't eat spaghetti... 


  1. my husband is very much a meat eater, but we couldn't live without pasta at least once or twice a week. no way! hope he gives in soon.

  2. The diet is much more than just meat and vegetables. He can also eat fish, shellfish, eggs, tree nuts, roots, fruit, berries, and mushrooms.

    There is no evidence that the caveman died young. That is an urban myth based on looking at their bones. When they died their bones looked like the bones of today's 40 year olds. This doesn't mean that they were 40, but that by eating the diet the human body was designed to eat their bones didn't degenerate like they do today.

    As for spaghetti, you can use spaghetti squash. And if you use meatballs instead of ground meat, you just need to leave out any bread crumbs.

    Here is a website with hundreds of free recipes in cookbook organization: Paleo Diet Recipes.

  3. did cavemen make beer?

  4. Actually there is evidence that "cavemen" died young. Archaeological and osteological studies can prove the age of bones- and most Paleo-Indians only lived to be between 25-35 years old! The real urban myth is what people believed paleoindians ate--not understanding that their diets would have varied substantially depending on where and when they lived :)