Eating is Not a Choice

Many people don’t seem to be grasping the post, as well as the fact of reality, that there is no such thing as paleo exercise. So I will simplify this even further.

Fundamentally, eating is not a choice. The same way “how would you like to die: a gun or a knife?”, is not a choice. The choice is already made for you. You are only picking the consequent details.

Exercise on the other hand, is 100% volitional. A real choice, that you are in full control of, from beginning to end, not just the details.

Unlike eating, you do not face death when you choose not to exercise.

You do not die from “exercise dehydration” or “running starvation”.

In fact, you live quite fine. Heck, you’re even guaranteed to never injure yourself through exercise, unlike these poor 4,328 souls who are convinced they are “exercising like their ancestors”.

Hopefully this detail spelled out helps more people understand that there is literally no such thing as “paleo exercise”. It does not and cannot exist, at least not I suppose, until another few hundred thousand years roll by.

Eating is not a choice. Exercise is. What you choose to do with this little “side note” of life is up to you.

Try not to go around paleorcising™ though, at least not until you get done drawing a square circle.

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at and

One Response to Eating is Not a Choice

  1. William C. May 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Hello Anthony,

    I’m a Fitness Consultant in Canada, and admittedly I spend more time actually helping people than keeping up with new marketing gimmicks of jokes like CrossFit. My question to you is: why do you say that CrossFit is full of people who believe they are exercising like their ancestors?

    Is that a new marketing angle CrossFit is pushing nowadays or are you saying that because you’ve heard CrossFitters say it IRL?


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