Cooking Caveman with Jeff Nimoy

THESE ARE THE COOKING ADVENTURES OF JEFF NIMOY, AN LA WRITER WHO, WHILE DOING RESEARCH FOR A SCRIPT, STUMBLED UPON WHAT’S CALLED THE CAVEMAN DIET, ALSO KNOWN AS THE PALEO DIET. BASICALLY, IT’S EATING WHAT THE CAVEMEN ATE. HE TRIED IT OUT, AND THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN STAGGERING! THIS BLOG SHOWS EXACTLY HOW AND WHAT JEFF EATS. IF YOU’RE NEW TO THE BLOG, PLEASE START WITH THE “ENTERING THE CAVE” PAGE TO GET A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT.

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crossfitandclass asked: Hi, great blog! So, from what I gather, you like the idea of intermittent fasting. How do you recommend getting into it?

Hi back, and thanks!  The way I learned about I.F. is from the Caveman Power Diet, which is also how I transitioned into paleo.  What I did was, for about three weeks, I grazed all day on organic snack food.  A handful of nuts here, a small piece of fruit there, a carrot now and then, only when I was hungry.  Then every night I would have a meal of anything I wanted (anything, didn’t matter if it was paleo or not), and of any size.  But once that meal was done, no more eating until the next day, when I started light grazing again.  This also gave me a chance to eat all the non-paleo food I had in my house, so I didn’t have to throw anything away.  This was Stage One of Three.

After those 3 weeks were up, I entered Stage Two.  In this stage, I only ate an organic paleo meal, of any size, and at any time of the day I wanted.  I could eat as much as I wanted, but once I was full, I had to stop, and not eat ANYTHING again until the next day’s feast.  It was surprisingly easy to transition from grazing to nothing after 3 weeks of that schedule.

Once my 3 weeks were up (and I lost something crazy like 25 pounds), I moved on to Stage 3, which was eat all organic paleo food when I’m hungry, and stop when I’m full.  That’s it.  After all that training, I learned to listen to my body, and realized, I felt optimal while eating only one meal a day.  I still do.  Every now and then I will eat a light breakfast, or a snack during the day, but mostly I just eat one big meal at dinner time, and I’m rarely hungry until the next night.

Thanks for reading!  Ugga-Bugga!

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