Paleo, short for Paleolithic diet, it involves mimicking the eating lifestyle of our ancestors 10,000 years ago, who used to eat a lot of wild animals, nuts, vegetables and fruit.
The diet promotes eating whole, real, nutrient dense and unprocessed foods that are optimal to our health and not damaging to our bodies. Eating such natural diet has been proven to have a wide range of benefits to our health and wellbeing.
Paleo eating balances glucose levels and eliminates blood sugar spikes and a feeling of fatigue from sugar crashes. With paleo being meat and other protein reliant diet, it helps promote lean muscle growth and leaner physique. Because you are cutting wheat products, you are automatically getting rid of gluten, which causes digestive problems and weight gain.
Paleo diet keeps you feeling fuller for longer due to consuming protein, complex carbs and healthy fats, which help burn fat and avoid food cravings. Paleo diet contains plenty of antioxidants and phytonutrients which help prevent many chronic diseases, cancer and heart problems. Because you are cutting out chemicals and additives found in processed foods, serotonin in your brain is not overridden by other chemicals, helping you get a better sleep.
Following a paleo diet, you cut out on empty carbs and empty calories. Every carb and calorie serves a purpose, contributing to weigh loss, feeling better, having more sustained energy levels, leaner physique and improved athletic performance.
As long as you follow its basic rules, you will notice its benefits pretty much straight away. If you stick with it for at least 30 days, the 30 days will turn into your lifestyle. You will not only see your body changing, but also your health and wellbeing.
How to build a healthy Paleo Diet:
One thing to bear in mind is that we are all different and have our own INDIVIDUAL needs, fitness goals and personal preferences when it comes to nutrition. Some people prefer to go very strict Paleo and go low carbs, while others do not mind the odd bowl of rice after training or for dinner. The simplest way to do it is to eat what feels natural, include lots of healthy animal and saturated fats, moderate to high amount protein ( depends on your training and built) and low to moderate amount of carbs ( depends on your training and built). Carbs SHOULD be increased for those who need energy in high endurance sports or Crossfit training.
If you are NOT very active, lowering your carbs is probably advisory in that case, but only if you eat high quality meats and fish and lots of good fats. However, do not exclude carbs or limit them to minimum, you should still eat between 50- 100g of carbs per day for a moderate fat loss and 100-150g for weight maintenance.
We have created Paleo Pots to show you how simple it is to eat healthy, great tasting homemade food which is dairy, gluten and sugar free. We, humans, weren’t born to want processed foods. We were taught to want it. We learned it, so we can unlearn it.