'Paleo' might be a term you've heard in the dieting world. The main thrust is eating/exercising the way our Paleolithic hunter/gatherer ancestors did. The most basic principal is: no wheat/grains/simple sugar/legumes/processed foods. Before you click off the thread thinking you have to carve yourself a spear and bag a mastodon for dinner, please know that it's completely do-able in a modern world. First of all, it's not a diet, we don't count calories. Yes, you read that right, no calorie counting (how many kinds of cool is that?) We do, however, cut certain foods out, and keep an eye on our carb intake, especially if weight loss is the goal. No, it's not all about the meat. Paleo folks don't eat sides of bbq'd beef for breakfast, but we do indeed enjoy eating meat, along with a boat loads of veg. Everything in moderation and balance. Bacon. If that doesn't temp you I don't know what will.
Interested in better health/weight loss? Sick of diets? Join us. Any and all welcome. Keto, Whole30, Mediterranean Diet, Atkins, heck even the vegetarians are welcome if they can deal with the animal based proteins that will be flung around the posts! Heck, we might all learn something from each other through healthy non-confrontational debate.
Here's the very basic Paleo options:
Hardcore Paleo: No wheat, grains, legumes, simple sugars, processed food, alcohol, dairy. Only organic veg, grass fed organic meats, eggs etc…Squeaky clean.
Primal: No wheat, grains, legumes, simple sugars, very VERY little processed food, some dairy. Basically a less restrictive way to go (this was my choice, but I bounce back to hardcore at times).
80/20: 80% of your diet is Paleo/Primal, 20% isn't (within reason, don't eat 9 bags of chips and expect to feel good). I think of the 80/20 as the Las Vegas Paleo….what happens on the weekend, stays on the weekend.
Variants include: Keto Diet, Whole30, Mediterranean Diet, Atkins, Low Carb Diet
Some choose 50/50%, some choose to eat wheat but no sugar…etc… The choice is your own depending on your situation and goals. Nothing is in stone.
Yes Virginia, there is homework! The more you understand, the better your decisions will be. Paleo is a massive subject online and the information available goes from here to infinity (kind of like this post!), so I have listed basic helpful links below that really should be read before starting. Understanding the 'how and why' is vital.
DISCLAIMER: All things do not work for all people. It is recommendend that you run any diet change past your PCP first. Also, getting baseline blood work done would be wise to gauge how any diet affects you over time. Common sense must prevail so if you notice any adverse effects stop and investigate.
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