The Paleo Diet.
What is it? How will it help you live lean? And how can you start today? Welcome to The Paleo Diet 101 – here on today’s episode of Live Lean TV.
My goal is to simplify the Paleo Diet phenomenon for you with this video in 5 mins or less.
Research shows the Paleo diet is one of the most effective dietary lifestyles for fat loss, overall health, and can prevent diseases that are currently overwhelming the Westernized population.
Well the word ‘diet’ just has so many short-term misconceptions tied to it, so I prefer to call The Paleo Diet, a lifetime way of eating.
People who follow a Paleo way of eating are simply trying to eat as similar as possible with our genetic heritage as hunter-gatherers.
The following motto describes the Paleo Diet best…
’If it doesn’t fly, swim, walk or isn’t green, don’t eat it!’
The foods that should be making up all or the majority of your meals include:
– fibrous vegetables
In other words, one-ingredient foods.
By no surprise this means the candy bars, chips, crackers, and donuts are out. Grains and dairy should also be removed.
Think of it this way, the average caveman was tall, lean, and athletic. Compare that to today’s average man person who is overweight, out of shape, and on the verge of numerous diseases.
The change in nutrition has had a big impact on this.
We’ve moved from eating plants and animals…to eating products filled with refined grains and sugar.
Our genes are 99% the same as our cavemen ancestors yet grains were never apart of their diet. And since the agricultural revolution, our bodies have never adjusted to the influx of grains we throw at it everyday.
Grains also contain gluten and lectins that are shown to cause unhealthy hormonal fat storing responses and digestive tract issues in our body when consumed.
Unlike conventional wisdom today, the body doesn’t require a large amount of carbohydrates for energy.
In fact, when there’s an absence of carbs in the system, your body will burn stored fat as it’s primary energy source.
…but they should come mainly from fibrous vegetables, some fruit, and sweet potatoes.
Typically after 14 days on the Paleo Diet you’ll stop having sugar cravings and the energy crashes associated with it.
I’ll try to make this simple.
Mother’s breast milk is designed to make young babies grow and help build their immune systems. So when we’re weened off of our mother’s breast milk why are we then feed another animals milk?
Adult humans were not meant to consume milk from another species.
That’s a hard one for people to comprehend.
I first learned about the paleo diet from this book, The Paleo Solution.
If you’re not yet convinced that the paleo diet is right for you, I recommend you check it out.
If you’re currently happy with how you look and feel and enjoy eating grains and dairy keep doing it.
But if you’re one of the countless people struggling with low energy, weight loss, and disease try the Paleo Diet for 30 days.
Yes, those first 7 days of no grains will be tough. You will feel low energy. But that’s just your body adapting from burning carbs and sugar for energy vs burning stored fat for energy.
When you make it past 30 days, you’ll be committed for life. And you always have your cheat meal once a week to get your carb fix if you want.
If you’re up for trying the Paleo Diet, I highly recommend you invest in a cookbook that provides meal ideas.
My Eat Clean Live Lean Cookbook includes over 200 quick, healthy, easy, affordable, and delicious Paleo approved meals and snacks, as well as the option to get 8 weeks of meal plans using the recipes from the book.
When you buy my cookbook you’ll also have the option to get already done for you 8 week meal plans, grocery lists, etc.
Everything is planned and done for you.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.