The Primitive Diet

First let's clear up a widely held misconception that ancient man was a herbivore who turned his nose up at all meat in favor of the available plant life. Current vegetarians often claim that their diet is the most natural and ancient known to man, in an effort to gain converts, but it's simply not true.

In fact, archeological evidence shows that man's earliest tools were put to use, at least in part, in the dressing of meat1. In many areas, the diet of primitive man was made up almost entirely of animal products. The continued affection for meat demonstrated by the monkeys and apes that are our primate cousins today is also testament to early man's dietary preference.

There's a good reason for all this. It's called survival. Meat is a far superior source of amino acids than plant life. It's also high in vitamins A, E and B complex. Fat, whose benefits we will discuss throughout this book, is also readily available in meat and not in plants. Along with many other uses, including the fact that it's tasty and adds to the palatability of food, fat is necessary for proper breakdown and use of vitamins A, D, E and K in the body.

Meat is, indeed, one of the most nutritious substances on earth, and it's been held in high esteem by civilizations throughout history. It's even played a big role in religious ceremony. In the early days of recorded history, meat was offered to the prevailing Gods through "burnt offerings", and the Bible reports on feasts held in conjunction with these animal sacrifices.

So when we're talking about "natural" or "primitive" diets, we're not talking about the eating habits of vegetarians. We're talking about meat eaters who came to understand early the importance of meat in the daily diet. Man's earliest diet probably consisted mainly of meat, supplemented by periodic feedings of carbohydrates. It was only with the development of agriculture a mere 10,000 years ago that any large change was seen.

In the nearly 50 million years of man's existence before that, man was largely carnivorous and lived off animal flesh. At its crudest, this meat diet bears a strong resemblance to the Anabolic Diet we'll be providing you with. All we've done is taken this primitive diet and brought it into the modern age, making use of modern science to adapt it and perfect it for maximum health, fitness and development.

THE ESTABLISHMENT WON'T LIKE THE ANABOLIC DIET

But don't expect the Anabolic Diet to be hailed widely by major food industries in our society. Go down the aisles of any supermarket today and you'll see little but fancy carbohydrates on the shelves. Meat is simple. It involves little more than butchering a cow. It's also very difficult to package for big profits. It wouldn't be in their interest to support it.

A similar situation exists with the supplement industry. They won't be happy with this diet because it doesn't require protein supplementation. You're already getting plenty of protein from all the meat you'll be eating. Likewise, the general supplements they tout will be of little use here. Though we'll be prescribing supplements to give you the edge in maximizing the Anabolic Diet's benefits, they will be of a high tech variety, specially designed for the needs of the bodybuilder dialed into the anabolic lifestyle. They'll be well beyond anything the generalists are presently offering.

Those modern day gurus of nutrition, who think that the quality of a diet should be measured in the torture it extracts on its users, won't be pleased with this diet, either. It's not torture. You'll be eating meat during the weekdays, supplemented by a wide variety of other delicious foods. And when the weekend comes, virtually anything goes.

While you may have to give up that lasagna or ice cream during the week, you can have it during the "carb loading" portion of the diet that comes every weekend. Unlike the high carb diets and others of it's ilk, you aren't forced to give up your favorite foods forever on the Anabolic Diet.

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

Keep Your Weight In Check During The Holidays

A time for giving and receiving, getting closer with the ones we love and marking the end of another year and all the eating also. We eat because the food is yummy and plentiful but we don't usually count calories at this time of year. This book will help you do just this.

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