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(Continued from below). Makeup.
I suspect that the RIGHT CONCLUSION - that the Hadza get up, walk , jog and run 4-8 hours a day and eat twice their BMR to support this activity is a balanced equation that means our natural, primitive selfs want to move an awful lot, and eat a lot. I don't think you can have one and not the other. We are programmed to consume and we will do so whether we are physically active enough to match it.
So either we fight our genetic programming and amidst the abundance around us in the west, we constantly do the unnatural thing (resist eating ) instead of doing the aural thing to keep. Everything in balance -- MOVE AROUND MORE.
Again, it is just plain embarrasing hoe wrong the published conclusions of this study were. Sep 21, 2012
Ok, so I've seen references to this study floating all around the internet and the conclusions of the researchers are so flawed its a joke. The hunter gatherer men in the study AVERAGE 5'2" and weigh on average around 110 pounds. Their basal metabolic rate is around 1300 calories a day. So the fact that these men are consuming 2700 calories a day means they are consuming an enormous amount of food day in day out. They are eating almost double their BMR.
Think about it. A 6'2" male who weighs 185 pounds might have a BMR of 1950 calories. So for him to be eating PROPORTIONALLY THE SAME as the Hadza tribesmen, he would need to consume almost 4000 calories a day.
I can GUARANTEE that a typical even fit, gym going male who works a desk job and lifts / does cardio an hour every single day will get enormously fat if he ate 4000 calories a day, day in, day out.
To put it in perspective, walking an hour burns a couple hundred extra calories, running an hour burns maybe 500-700 depending on intensity. If you hold constant HEIGHT WEGHT-PROPORTIONAL CALORIE CONSUMPTION, THEN THE ONLY WAY TO EAT DOUBLE YOUR BMR EVERY DAY IS TO ENGAGE IN DRAMATICALLY MORE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY THAN WE TYPICALLY GET IN SEDENTARY, DESK JOB WESTERN WORLD.
So, the equation our bodies were calibrated to in hunter gatherer times was : eat double your BMR every day in calories BECAUSE YOU WILL WALK , JOG, AND RUN FOR 4-8 HOURS A DAY TO SUPPORT YOURSELF.
So the conclusions of the researchers are EXACTLY WRONG. We do get much less physical activity on average, and if our bodies digestive system developed to be able to comfortably consume twice our BMR in calories, how do we know that our desire to eat 4000 calories a day isn't the CONSTANT in our geneticSep 21, 2012