What is the Paleo Diet?
The Paleo diet is a natural, healthy way to eat. It is designed to help your body exist at optimal performance levels and will not only help you lose weight but keep it off as well. You will stay lean and strong, and feel better with increases in energy! Research tells us that it is our modern diet full of trans-fats, sugars, and refined food causes degenerative diseases such as obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, depression and infertility.
What does a Healthy Diet look like?
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals that have been shown to increase the bodies ability to fight degenerative diseases including cancer, diabetes and many other ailments.
Lean proteins support muscles growth and retention, healthy bones and optimal immune function. Protein also helps to make you feel fuller between meals.
Scientific research shows us that healthy fats from seeds, nuts, olive oil, fish, and avocados which are rich in monounsaturated and Omega-3 fats dramatically reduce the chances of obesity, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Foods to Avoid on the Paleo Diet
Dairy food types must be avoided such as cheese, butter, yogurt and other dairy products. Avoid food types like grains, legumes, lentils, beans and any type of processed food. It is also very important to avoid foods high in sugar content.
5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Paleo
Did you know that most of what you hear about paleo is flat out WRONG? No other lifestyle has gotten HALF as much attention from the media in the past few years. Lies and misinformation are covering up a lot of things that make paleo great. Sadly, a lot of people are buying into these MYTHS. It keeps them from giving paleo a fair shot. It leaves them spinning their wheels– unhealthy and frustrated. Don’t you think you deserve to know the truth? Especially when your healthis at stake? Let’s separate FACT from FICTION. Here are 5 things almost everyone gets wrong about paleo:
1. “Paleo Is a Fad Diet”
One of the silliest ideas is that paleo is “just another fad diet.”. You’ve seen the South Beach Diet, the Zone Diet, and countless others get popular then fade away over the years. Paleo isn’t a diet.
2. “Paleo Is Too Expensive”.
What if paleo sounds nice … but you just don’t think you can afford it? I see where you’re coming from. Buying organic vegetables and grass-fed beef is pricier than buying the usual stuff, but you know what else is pricey? Doctors’ and hospital bills!
Because it’s an INVESTMENT in your health, Eating paleo costs more than picking up fast food every day. You get more energy. You get a better life. Buying top quality foods doesn’t have to be “all or nothing” either. The goal is doing as much as you can with what you have– not breaking the bank.
3. “Paleo Is Too Strict”.
“I could never give up bread!”. “But I love cheese …”. These are the things you hear from skeptics who think paleo is too strict to try. No two “paleo diets” are the exact same. You can be as strict (or flexible) as you want to be. Some paleos avoid all grains and dairy products. A lot of people get caught up on the foods paleo doesn’t recommend … instead of all the delicious foods they do get to eat. Paleo ISN’T about taking the fun out of eating; it’s about making the best choices for your health and still enjoying your food.
4. “You Don’t Get Enough Fiber”.
Government organizations, doctors, and even TV commercials are constantly telling you to eat more fiber, and most of them say GRAINS are the best way to get it.bSo it might throw you for a loop when you find out they aren’t a part of the Paleo lifestyle.bWithout grains, how do you get enough fiber? Paleo offers plenty of ways to get the fiber you need.
5. “Paleo Is a Low-Carb Diet”.
You’ve already seen the Atkins diet and countless others. Those come off as gimmicky ways to lose weight. Paleo isn’t really a “diet” at all. It’s a healthy framework to follow; you can change it to fit your own needs … Paleo CAN be low-carb if you want it to be. That doesn’t keep them from living the paleo lifestyle.
Building a Healthier You– One Meal at a Time.
Paleo is everywhere you look, some of the attention’s been good. Some of it (driven by myths about what paleo really is) has been bad. Now that you know the truth there’s no better way to experience it than trying it out yourself.
Sarah Peters – LetsGoDiet.com