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Back to Basics: Eat like a Caveman.

21 February 2013, 10:01

“You eat like a caveman”, is something I often hear from my loving wife. I take it as a compliment, because those prehistoric people, dwelling in caves for simple reasons, may not have been the most civilized people yet to have around for dinner, but when they ate, they enjoyed a healthy and varied diet with gusto. Just like me. For some reason though, I don’t think this is what my wife is trying to say…

Anyway, quite a few urbanites today have strayed away from this healthy and varied diet, we tend to eat too much and a lot of it is the so-called wrong kinds of food. You read and hear about it everywhere. There are a gazillion studies, intolerances, allergies, wrong foods, good foods, right foods, left foods and other health-food related thingamabobs. It appears something went haywire along the evolutionary line. People struggle to change their diet and life-styles, whether they try by choice or doctors’ advice. Luckily, there are also a gazillion options available to offer a helping hand. Naturally my personal favorite is the grunting caveman option…

The prehistoric hunter-gatherer used to go for long scenic hikes, shopping for veggies, roots, berries and other plant-like ingredients in the big supermarket we now call the bush. If they were lucky, they also found eggs, honey and other delicacies. Whilst happily gathering, these prehistoric people also kept their eyes open for the daily specials in the butchers’ section. They would track, stalk and ambush their prey. With any luck they would kill it too. I reckon the hunters’ rate of success was about fifty percent. In simpler words, they ate more veggies than worsies, patties and sosaties. Another good thing about living in those ‘healthy’ prehistoric days was that they hadn’t invented the deep fryer yet.

Most people don’t feel like walking around in the bush in search of breakfast, lunch or dinner, so we don’t. We do our hunting and gathering at the shops. Even though we can hunt pretty successfully at the butchers’ section, we should try to hunt there only every now and then. I’d recommend the modern prehistoric life-style of being a ‘weekday vegetarian’.

It’s simple, easy, budget-saving and treehugger-ish friendly. During the week, or any predetermined five days of the week, you can eat like a well fed vegetarian. There’s actually a bigger selection of plant-like products than there are types of meat available and they’re cheaper too. In the weekend you can literally splurge on protein. I like the idea of fish one day and something red and bloody the next, or vice versa. One of the best things is that during the week you have budget-saved enough in order to go for the ‘good stuff’ on your carnivorous weekend, just like our prehistoric friends.

This eating-plan, life-style, call it what you will, could work for anyone, except of course devout vegetarians and vegans. And you know what? We can indulge ourselves every now and then, again like our prehistoric friends. Sometimes they did run into a whole herd of beasts, take a couple down and have a proper little feast.

Overall the prehistoric hunter-gatherers were forced to moderate themselves due to ‘the luck of the hunt’, whereas us modern urbanites, we need to moderate ourselves, end of story.

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