Kamal Patel’s response to a reader asking about bread was 1) terrific and 2) funny! A highlight:
I wholeheartedly support “paleo frankenfoods” for those that can eat them without getting gluttony (not gluteny). Whole9 wrote an article called “Sex With Your Pants On” about not eating such foods during a Whole30. Great, excellent, very very good. Whole30 is about strictness, makes for a great baseline, and reliably leads to weight loss. But for someone who has been experimenting with foods and nutrients for a while, sex with your pants on (aka paleo-izing pizza or dessert) is more like sex with a condom. It’s not really that bad, and it can be decent for long term health. Maybe even better than celibacy!
So while I find the idea of “paleo-izing” cinnamon rolls or French toast or cake or even pizza just a bit of a mental gymnastics exercise myself, ultimately I think it’s best to keep Yoni Freedhoff’s maxim in mind: live “the healthiest life that you can enjoy, not the healthiest life that you can tolerate.”