Why “The Lazy Caveman”?
The way my brain works, if there isn’t an easily identifiable efficient method of accomplishing a task, I’m far less likely to actually complete that task. So really, the “laziness” comes from a desire to spend time accomplishing things that I do enjoy, rather than tackling the mundane task of nutrition optimization. Basically, spend your time doing the things you love, not worry about your food.
The Caveman bit comes from the fact that our ancestors definitely provided us with clues to our optimal diet, but that it is up to science to prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt. I don’t consider myself a “modern Grok” or anything like that; even the Paleo label itself is limiting. I believe that we should be eating whole, real food that doesn’t make us sick. The rest is just gravy.
Badier Velji received his BS from Harvey Mudd College and now operates The Lazy Caveman Health and Wellness in beautiful Mountain View, CA. In addition to coaching personal clients, he is active in the SF Bay Area Paleo community, runs the Nutrition Program at CrossFit Palo Alto and is a moderator at the Robb Wolf Forums. If you have fan mail, new recipes, articles or are interested in one-on-one coaching, email him at contact at thelazycaveman.com