So, perhaps last week’s Paleo Post left you dazed and confused. I certainly hope not, but it very well may have.
The best thing about Paleo is that it is really simple. Not sure about that? Sometimes it takes hearing an “experts” thoughts Here’s a short 60-second snippet from our great blog loves over at The Whole 9:
I eat real food – fresh, natural food like meat, vegetables and fruit. I choose foods that are nutrient-dense, with lots of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, over foods that have more calories but less nutrition. And food quality is important – I’m careful about where my meat, seafood and eggs come from, and buy organic local produce as often as possible.
This is not a “diet” – I eat as much as I need to maintain strength, energy, activity levels and a healthy body weight. I aim for well-balanced nutrition, so I eat both animals and a significant amount of plants. I’m not lacking carbohydrates – I just get them from vegetables and fruits instead of bread, cereal or pasta. And my meals are probably higher in fat than you’d imagine, but fat is a healthy source of energy when it comes from high-quality foods like avocado, coconut and grass-fed beef.
Eating like this is ideal for maintaining a healthy metabolism and reducing inflammation within the body. It’s good for body composition, energy levels, sleep quality, mental attitude and quality of life. It helps eliminate sugar cravings and reestablishes a healthy relationship with food. It also works to minimize your risk for a whole host of lifestyle diseases and conditions, like diabetes, heart attack, stroke and autoimmune.
No matter your thoughts on “diet” or whatnot, it’s hard for me to argue that eating naturally, the way God intended with no preservatives or high-fructose corn syrup could be a bad thing. If you’re not sure how in the world you could pull this off, here is a great place to start if you don’t think you can do a Whole30–do what you CAN do!