Tips For The Paleo Lifestyle

 

In this fast-paced society, the least expensive and quickest foods are often the least the nutritious. Many children are eating processed and fast food often throughout the week. Our culture can make real foods seem unusual to eat.

Although many people have heard of the Paleo Diet, they believe it is difficult to implement. Just a few small changes are worth the effort to live a longer and healthier life. Although the Paleo lifestyle is not as simple as the drive-through window, it is a realistic goal with the following tips:

Organization Is Key

A major challenge people face when starting a Paleo lifestyle is having the right foods readily available to make healthy choices easier. You are more likely to stick with the lifestyle if you have your meals planned or even set aside a day each week for meal prep.

Shop Differently

Do your research on resources for high-quality foods in your area. These are grocery stores, farmers markets and butchers. Have a list of food items you need before you start shopping. Limit your shopping to the outside perimeter of the grocery store. This is where the whole foods are located. Processed foods are typically in the center of the grocery store. Although it will be difficult at first, after making it a habit, you will not feel as tempted to shop the sugary snacks and treats.

Clean Out Your Pantry

Discard all processed foods, cereals and pasta from your pantry and cabinets. You will supplement these foods with fresh and healthy foods. If you feel uncomfortable throwing these foods away,

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The Paleo Diet: An Overview

 

For over two million years, cavemen scoured the forests, lakes and plains for nuts, meat, vegetables and fruits. This is how human life managed to survive before agriculture became a means of gathering food. It was known as the Paleolithic era. Some actually refer to the Paleo diet as the stone-age diet. It has also gone by names like the hunter-gathering diet or even the less formal cavemen diet. It doesn’t matter what you call prehistoric men, one thing remains consistent. Our digestive systems have not evolved with the change in our diet brought on by agriculture. How could it in as little as 10,000 years? This simply isn’t enough time for evolution to have a serious effect on the human body. That’s why many people are enjoying the Paleo diet, a modern diet that introduces some very primitive means of feeding the human body.

It’s true that humans have developed cognitively with the invention of organized education and technology, but our bodies still have the same nutritional needs as they did eons ago. A leading Gastroenterologist, Dr. Voegtlin, was largely responsible for popularizing the diet in the 1970’s. He chief argument was that humans as carnivores. Our bodies mainly need fats, proteins and a much smaller amount of carbohydrates then they are now getting to maintain life. For the past three decades, obesity has been on the rise. The modern diet is the main contributor. An American’s average diet is polluted with preservatives, processed sugars, and deep-fried delicacies. The weight issues of today have brought new attention to Voegtlin’s suggested approach to weight management.

There Are Many Benefits To The Paleo Diet

The benefits of going with the Paleo Diet have been studied to the point were they overwhelmingly suggest that there is merit to the plan.

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