What Is Paleo
Though it's referred to as a “diet” the Paleo diet is really a Paleo Lifestyle. Since this natural diet is based on the theory that most of the foods we eat today will make us sick, it's best to stick to the Meats, Eggs, Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts & Seeds. By cutting salt, sugar and YES, refined carbohydrates and substituting them with the foods listed.
You will see an overall energy level boost as you embrace the Paleo Lifestyle. Making this lifestyle change can decrease risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Going Paleo lets you live up to your body’s potential and eat a pure, healthy diet.
The big key elements to a healthy Paleo Lifestyle is Diet, sleep, stress management and exercise. Keep your insides healthy and your immune system ready to fight viruses and bacteria.
Optimize Your Paleo Lifestyle by:
- Implement healthy sleeping habits
- exercise frequently
- Get sun exposure frequently or supplement vitamin D when the sun is not an option
- Meditate or do yoga to reduce and manage stress in your life
Avoid Toxic Foods
- Added sugar (sodas, candies, cakes, fruit juices). Natural sources from fruit are okay.
- Sources of dairy with high sugar and low in healthy butter-fat.
- Grains (wheat, rye, barley, oats, brown rice)
- Legumes (Soybeans, peanuts, chickpeas, kidney beans)
- Vegetable seed oils (soybean oil, corn oil, canola oil)
Eat Nutrient-Rich Foods
You can eat a vast array of vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, seafood, healthy fats, eggs and fruits. Nuts and seeds are great also. Focus on eating different foods that are high in vitamins and minerals.
- Organ meats (heart, brain, liver, kidney, bone marrow,)
- Leafy green vegetables (kale, swiss chard, spinach, arugula)
- Egg yolks
- Bone broth
- Fermented foods (sauerkraut or kimchi)
- Meat from grass-fed ruminants (bison, lamb, beef)
- Mollusks and other seafood (oysters, sardines, mussels, wild salmon)