Normal eating - What is it? Can a hamburger truly be
a normal meal? How about 15 bananas?
Returning tired and hungry from an 18-mile run the
other day, I stopped at my car to pick up
lunch - 18 bananas - before plopping myself down on
a shady hillside in a park to devour them. While I
was munching away a group came up to me to see what
in God's name I was up to.
One of them was a grouchy old man, who informed me
in no uncertain terms, "that's not normal!" with
disgust evident in his voice. "You shouldn't be
doing that," he told me.
Now, had he merely wanted to
inform me of the uniqueness of my eating habits I
wouldn't have minded, but he essentially was telling
me what I was doing was so radically different than
what he was used to that it made him uncomfortable.
Such is the curse of new things - they makes us
question ourselves, which is rarely entirely
few now dare be eccentric marks the chief
danger of our time."
Normal Eating - Normal Is As Normal Does
Sure, very few people eat like me, but I can
consider my raw
food meals to be normal eating because I
compare them not just to humanity's norm, but the
norms of all the living creatures of the
Look at our closest genetic relatives and the likely
contenders for the second and third smartest animals
after ourselves - the bonobos and the chimps.
Their diet is composed primarily of large volumes or
raw fruits and vegetables. Elsewhere in the
animal kingdom, creatures eat volumes of food that
put even them to shame.
The ultra low volume, high calorie diets humans now
consume were only made possible by the advent of
civilization and intensive agriculture 10,000 years
ago. The hunter gatherers that preceded them ate
high-volume diets closer to the bonobos and the
It's clear man's current eating habits are an
aberration and our health suffers for it, as
evidenced by our many
Normal Eating - Poking You In The Eye
Realizing what a fantastic catalyst for growth the
mere sight of me eating what must seem an absurd
quantities of food is, I've decided to start a new
series of videos giving a glimpse of my everyday
Eating - Following Up
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