The Paleo diet is simple yet remarkably effective for fat loss and halting or preventing a number of degenerative diseases. To reap the benefits of the most effective nutritional strategy known, one need simply build meals from the following:
- Lean proteins (ideally) grass fed meat, free range fowl and wild caught fish
- Seasonal fruits and vegetables
- Healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, and coconut oil
Regardless of your fitness or health goals, you WILL look, feel and perform your best on the Paleo diet. Give it a shot!
For most people the fact that the Paleo diet delivers the best results is enough. Improved blood lipids, weight loss and reduced pain from autoimmunity is proof enough. Many people, however, are not satisfied with blindly following any recommendations, be they nutrition or exercise related. Some folks like to know WHY they are doing something. Fortunately, the Paleo diet has stood not only the test of time, but also the rigors of scientific scrutiny.
What exactly is a Paleo diet? Can I do it with modern foods?
It’s easy to emulate the healthy diet and lifestyle of our Paleolithic ancestors: lean proteins, fruits, veggies and good fats. With a very simple shift we not only remove the foods that are at odds with our health (grains, legumes, and dairy) but we also increase our intake of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Here is a great paper from Professor Loren Cordain exploring how to build a modern Paleo diet: The nutritional characteristics of a contemporary diet based upon Paleolithic food groups. This paper also offers significant insight as to the amounts and ratios of protein, carbohydrate and fat in the ancestral diet.
The Paleo diet is the healthiest way you can eat because it is the ONLY nutritional approach that works with your genetics to help you stay lean, strong and energetic! Research in biology, biochemistry, Ophthalmology, Dermatology and many other disciplines indicate it is our modern diet, full of refined foods, trans fats and sugar, that is at the root of degenerative diseases such as obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, depression and infertility. Our Paleolithic ancestors were largely free of these diseases, you can be too!
How do I get started?
Recommended Paleo Links
- Elana’s Pantry
- Everyday Paleo
- The Foodee Project
- Gavan Murphy
- Gluten-Free Coconut Recipes
- The Healthy Cooking Coach
- Heart of Cooking Blog
- Mark’s Daily Apple
- Nutty Kitchen
- Paleo Dish
- Paleo Pantry
- Paleo Plan
- Primal Eating Modern Table
- Primal Mama
- Son of Grok
- Tasty Paleo
- Whole 9 Blog
Courtesy of RobbWolf.com
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