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Old 11-28-12, 01:32
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It is a flawed theory. It uses gorillas as an example of herbivore not developing (even though it has been found gorillas can and have eaten meat) and that some of our closer relatives eat plenty of meat (chimps and other similar species). Not to mention all those other species which eat plenty of meat...

If you want evidence of what would hamper brain function in a species speak to someone who is on the Atkins diet or a body builder "cutting" for a comp, near zero carbs, ketogenesis is a poor fuel for the brain.

One theory I read was it was agriculture which allowed the rapid development of the brain - our brains love carbs and the ready supply and time to use this development allowed modern culture to arise. The theory holds some water given the rapid acceleration of technological developmemt in such a exceptional short period of time. Downside was greater disease and degeneration of our physical side. Just another theory.
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Sorry, vegans: Eating meat and cooking food is how humans got their big brains

"...It would have been biologically implausible for humans to evolve such a large brain on a raw, vegan diet and that meat-eating was a crucial element of human evolution at least a million years before the dawn of humankind...."



Vegetarianism (and, moreso, veganism) is stepping off the evolutionary train. Maybe you don't care but your microcephalic g-g-g-grandchildren will. Or maybe they won't, being as they're microcephalic.
I might go have myself a hot dog now then. Make me smarter fo sure!

I have even started feeding the rainbow lorikeets some meat and now they have gotten so smart I employ em to clean my bike each week for 5$. Them silly rainbow lorikeets that are just eating raw plant food lol! I also tried it with kangaroo and horses and it worked a treat. I now have them take care of my emails and social media updates.

Try feeding your cats and dogs a meat based diet. Make sure its cooked. You can tell vegan cats and dogs cos they just sit, bark or run around in circles and play with balls vs ipads.

Ive been vegan for 11 years now. Look how weak I am on the bike. Look at my Strava KOM's. Im not even getting top 20 on any decent climbs. I had to make some strava segments in my carport. That way I get to keep em and they are easy to get.

Im really lacking energy on my vegan diet. Anyone who has trained with me or been dropped by me can vouch for that.
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It is a flawed theory. It uses gorillas as an example of herbivore not developing (even though it has been found gorillas can and have eaten meat) and that some of our closer relatives eat plenty of meat (chimps and other similar species). Not to mention all those other species which eat plenty of meat...

If you want evidence of what would hamper brain function in a species speak to someone who is on the Atkins diet or a body builder "cutting" for a comp, near zero carbs, ketogenesis is a poor fuel for the brain.

One theory I read was it was agriculture which allowed the rapid development of the brain - our brains love carbs and the ready supply and time to use this development allowed modern culture to arise. The theory holds some water given the rapid acceleration of technological developmemt in such a exceptional short period of time. Downside was greater disease and degeneration of our physical side. Just another theory.
Your wrong Tapeworm. Bodybuilders during the cutting phase and cyclists bonking on a long climb are perfect examples of heightened mental lucidity. Ketosis is the natural state of humans. I put out more watts per kg when Im in ketosis. I drink olive oil and lard smoothies for peak performance.

Dr Fatkins was a smart guy. Its a myth he died at 258lbs and had a heart attack a fews prior. Atkins was actually in prime condition and very trim for his age.
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Giant are over priced bikes with a short warranty and rely on product image to sell bikes.

Colnago are great value bikes with lifetime warranty and rely on extensive testing/R&D to sell bikes.

42km is a long way to run on carbs. Thats why now race organisers at the NYC marathon etc are not handing out bananas, gels, sugar drinks anymore. They will be handing out steak and cups of melted lard to help people avoid breaking down the muscle and burning thru too much body fat.

Carbs turn to sugar, sugar turns to fat.
Fat turns to muscle.
Same with protein. Eat 400g of protein or fat and its pure muscle you will wake up with the next day.
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Look at the wattage this protein deficient vegan can put out up Corkscrew Rd.

65kg that morning. Do the math. 200k a week average. Raced 3x this year on the bike. If a vegan diet was so wrong, how come I can put out such wattage on minimal training? No caffeine either. I could knock another 15-20 seconds off this time with a coffee.

http://app.strava.com/segments/632509
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This idea that people on this forum have somthing against carbs is a complete invention.
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I paid these 2 movistar riders to pretend to get dropped whilst we rode up Corkscrew Rd climb today..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blG0yF6BjTU
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I4m not going to bother to read all of the posts,but I've read some of the latest and the first.I fully support your choice and it's obvious your diet works well,even with sports.

But you should not try to convince other people to become vegetarians.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human#Diet

I know everyone here knows it but still:
"Humans are omnivorous, capable of consuming a wide variety of plant and animal material."
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I paid these 2 movistar riders to pretend to get dropped whilst we rode up Corkscrew Rd climb today..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blG0yF6BjTU
dude you rock it so hard props
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