What is the Paleo Diet? – PART 1

PALEOThe Paleo Diet is an effort to go back to eating how we’re biologically designed to eat as hunters and gatherers, allowing us to tap into our genetic potential.

The Paleo Diet also almost completely eradicates sugar (except fruit).  Sugar causes an energy spike and crash in your system and turns to fat unless it’s used immediately, and wreaks all kind of havoc on our bodies.

 So, no grains, no sugar (except fruit) no processed foods.

 So what is Paleo Approved foods?

    Meat – GRASS-FED, not grain-fed. Grain causes the same problem in animals as they do in humans.

    Fowl – Chicken, duck, hen, turkey

    Fish – Wild fish, as mercury and other toxins can be an issue in farmed fish

    Eggs – Look for Omega-3 enriched eggs.

    Vegetables – As long as they’re not deep-fried, eat as many as you want.

    Oils – Olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil – think natural.

    Fruits – Have natural sugar, and can be higher in calories, so limit if you’re trying to lose weight.

    Nuts – High in calories, so they’re good for a snack, but don’t eat bags and bags of them.

    Tubers – Sweet potatoes and yams.  Higher in calories and carbs, so these are good for right after a workout to replenish your glycogen levels.

This means anything we could hunt or find – meats, fish, nuts, leafy greens, regional veggies, and seeds. Sorry, the pasta, cereal, and candy are not Paleo approved.

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