Paleo diet plans are really popular right now, well the have been for some time, but they are gaining in popularity.
First off, I really don’t like names or labels but for a point of reference we are going to go over what paleo eating is.
As with anything, there are many interpretations of what a paleo diet is. It’s much like being a vegetarian. There some are ovo lacto vegetarians, some are just ovo vegetarians, and on and on – you get where I am coming from right?
There are different classes of the paleo diet as well.
The problem with the paleo diet is only a problem with some old school thinking.
Paleo is essentially removing processed grains and dairy from your diet.
Let’s be clear what processed grains are: crackers, bread, pasta,cereal, muffins etc. Refined flour. Dairy is cows milk and anything that is made from it – sour cream, cream cheese, yogurt.
I don’t want to get all sciencey with you but…
You don’t need either one of those “food” groups. They are not essential to life or body operations. Neither of them are considered nutrients…. they are classes of food.
Let’s break this down quickly.
Paleo Diet And Carbohydrates
You still eat carbs on a paleo diet, hooray!! You just eat better carbohydrates.
- There is no such thing as a processed carb deficiency #science
- No one is or ever had been refined sugar deficient
The government and antiquated education programs drilled it deep into our brains that we need all of these grains! The truth, and scientific research has proven, we don’t need them.
For those old school physicians, dieticians and health organizations (looking at your Diabetics society and cancer society) that have been taught to push grains, they will argue that you neeeeeeeed them.
- We need to eat real food.
- Unprocessed real food.
Veggies are carbs people – start cheering vegans.
You get better vitamins and minerals from veggies then you will ever get from bread and crackers.
Veggies will do the job 10x better than any cereal or bread that has been fortified. It’s been fortified or ‘enriched’ because it was stripped of anything good.
So are we good?!
You do not physiologically need processed refined carbohydrates.
Paleo Diet And Dairy
Dairy… I need a shirt, dairy is the devil.
Again, we have been brain washed that dairy is vital to growth.
Get ready for more science…
Dairy, or any form of dairy is growth hormone for baby cows. Cows milk helps get baby cows to grow at a rapid rate – they need them big, fast.
And what has happened to our population with the over consumption of dairy…we got big, fast.
Cows milk contains an allowable amount of puss, antibiotics, growth hormone, medications, infection. Allowable by the government.
No other species on earth drinks another animals milk – so why do we?
- are we so sick as a nation?
- is cancer and diabetes a 1/3 stat now?
- do little girl develop so quickly?
- are women struggling with infertility, fibroids and having hysterectomies at an alarming pace?
- do so many women struggling with thyroid issues?
- is Alzhemier’s and dementia on the rise?
There are a number of reasons for the above questions, but dairy consumption and eating processed food is at the top of the list.
Let food be thy medicine people!
You can abuse and hurt yourself with food or you can let food nourish and heal you.
I have been honored to work with thousands of people over the course of my career and I have seen first hand the benefits of eating real food.
It is life changing.
Need a few more reasons why eating real food is the way to go?
If you have an undiagnosed allergy, sensitivity, intolerance to processed carbs or dairy, a paleo diet will almost certainly help. Undiagnosed, because so many practitioners are stuck in old ways of thinking.
Some Of The Benefits Of A Paleo Diet
- anti inflammatory
- reduces your sugar cravings/consumption
- improved sleep
- clearer skin
- burn stored fat
- balanced energy throughout the day
How Much Do I Believe In The Paleo Diet?
I live it. I am paleo myself.
The Metabolism Rest Plan was re-designed to be paleo based because the private clients that I had adhering to paleo were having great results. (New 28 Day session starting September 5th – click here to learn more
Like anything in life… you take what you want and use what works for you.
For many, the paleo diet works, makes sense and when you realize you don’t need the foods that aren’t considered to be paleo, it becomes easier.
What do you think?
Agree / disagree – have you tried or are doing paleo? I’d love to hear from you.
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