The paleo diet is based roughly on what our ancestors were probably eating during the Paleolithic era (around 2 ½ million years ago). Did I ever mention that science is wrong from time to time?
The diet is extremely healthy and wholesome if you follow it. Thousands of people all over the world rave about the health benefits and great results they get from it
Like any diet, it is not the end all and be all, no diet ever is, but it’s a great life style to adopt.
The diet itself is pretty easy to understand. You have a list of foods that you can eat and a list of foods that you should not eat. Pretty much like any diet.
It’s very basic and anybody can understand it. Unlike other diets which use nutrient timings, food combinations, detoxes, lemonade, etc. the paleo diet is straightforward.
However, it is not an easy diet to follow.
Paleo Diet: There Is A Challenge
The biggest complaint about it is the initial challenge people go through. You’ll have cravings that will be gnawing at you constantly. Those cravings are the exact same cravings you would go through if you were a drug addict that quits your drug of choice.
It’s just like that because it’s exactly what you’re doing… you’re going to be coming off a drug addiction. In this case, the drug is sugar.
Once you get past letting go of your sugar cravings, it will be smooth sailing.
So what are the best paleo foods?
The paleo foods you eat are nutrient dense and natural. In the purest forms of the paleo diet you eat organic produce and grass-fed meats. Even eggs should be free range.
If you can do that, fantastic! However that would be a little on the expensive side. So, if you can’t afford organic vegetables and grass-fed meats, then by all means get the normal produce and meats.
Just stick to the food list recommended below.
There are many types of foods you can eat while on the paleo diet.
Paleo Diet: The Foods
Poultry, Bacon, Pork, Ground Beef, Grass Fed Beef, Chicken Thigh, Chicken Leg, Chicken Wings, Turkey, Chicken Breast, Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops, Steak, Veal, Lamb rack, Shrimp, Lobster, Clams, Salmon, Venison Steaks, Buffalo, New York Steak, Lamb Chops, Rabbit, Goat, Elk, Emu, Goose, Kangaroo, Bear, Beef Jerky, Eggs, Bison, Bison Steaks, Bison Jerky, Bison Ribeye, Bison Sirloin, Wild Boar, Reindeer, Turtle, Ostrich, Pheasant, Quail, Lean Veal, Chuck Steak, Rattlesnake
OK… some of those are a little crazy but you get the idea. There are a lot of choices which means it’s easier to do paleo than most other nutrition plans.
Pick and choose what you like and eat those. It does not have to be a rigid diet. Some flexibility is good.
Asparagus, Avocado, Artichoke hearts, Brussels sprouts, Carrots, Spinach, Celery, Broccoli, Zucchini, Cabbage, Peppers (All Kinds), Cauliflower, Parsley, Eggplant, Green Onions
Avocado Oil, Coconut oil, Olive oil, Macadamia Oil, Grass fed Butter
Almonds, Cashews, Hazelnuts, Pecans, Pine Nuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Macadamia Nut, Walnuts
Apple, Avocado, Blackberries, Papaya, Peaches, Plums, Mango, Lychee, Blueberries, Grapes, Lemon, Strawberries, Watermelon, Pineapple, Guava, Lime, Raspberries, Cantaloupe, Tangerine, Figs, Oranges
The one thing that may be missing and glaring obvious to you is the lack of grains, breads, crackers, cookies, cakes and other similar crap that you don’t need at all.
Some people will argue that our Paleolithic ancestors ate grains. Yes they did. They ate grains that weren’t refined, processed, chemically altered or bleached unlike the ones we eat.
They also walked everywhere didn’t have heat or air conditioning and couldn’t go through the drive thru when they were hungry.
Some people think that a paleo diet removes carbs. It doesn’t. It removes crappy carbs but you can have all the vegetables you want, those are carbs.
If you consume only the foods on the list above, you will notice your health improve. You will look and feel better.
If you eat sensibly and follow this diet, your results will be fantastic.
When you change to a paleo based diet, the results can be amazing in a relatively short period of time.
If you are looking to lose weight, drop inches fast, increase your energy and feel better overall, you really should look at a paleo based eating plan.
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