I’m sure you know the Paleo Diet by now. It is probably one of the most trending nutritional diet these days. While I’m not going to talk about the pros and cons of this diet, I want to share a personal story that might teach you something on how to succeed in Paleo Diet if you decide to take it.
Paleo Diet Pros:
It is rich in protein
The paleo diet is a diet that focuses on consuming foods similar to what our ancestors might have eaten during the Paleolithic era – meats, fish, nuts, seeds and vegetables. This means avoiding processed foods and refined carbohydrates such as white flour, sweets and sugar.
But what does this mean for your protein intake?
Protein is one of the macronutrients that we need to consume in order to stay healthy. It’s important for building muscles and keeping them strong, but it also plays an important role in many other bodily processes such as regulating hormones and boosting immune function. It’s also known for being satiating – meaning it will keep you fuller for longer than other macronutrients like fats or carbs would alone.
There are two types of protein: complete proteins and incomplete proteins. Complete proteins contain all nine essential amino acids that your body needs from food sources, whereas incomplete proteins only contain some of these amino acids (but still have a high biological value – meaning they’re still worth consuming). Animal products like meat and fish are considered to be complete sources because they contain all nine essential amino acids;
No refined sugars
Paleo diet is a type of eating plan that is based on the foods eaten by prehistoric humans. It avoids grains, legumes, dairy products, refined salt and sugar. The Paleo diet was popularized in the 1970s by Walter Voegtlin’s book “The Stone Age Diet”.
An easy way to think about it is that Paleo eating is focused on what our ancestors ate before the agricultural revolution 10,000 years ago. Some scientists believe that their bodies were healthier because they ate less processed food and fewer carbohydrates — especially simple carbohydrates like sugar — than we do today.
The Paleo Diet consists of lean meats, fish, eggs, non-starchy vegetables, nuts and seeds and some fruit.
No added salt
The Paleo diet has been around for a while now and is one of the most popular diets in the world. The Paleo diet is based on eating foods that can be hunted or gathered and in its strictest form it does not allow any grains, legumes, dairy products or even starchy vegetables like potatoes. The idea behind the Paleo diet is that our bodies were made to eat the foods that we were designed to have, not the processed foods that we have today. This means that there are no artificial sweeteners or additives in any of their food products because they believe that these are harmful to our health.
Although this may seem like a drastic change from the way you eat now, there are many benefits of following this diet including healthier skin and nails and more energy during exercise due to having fewer sugar crashes during training sessions.
One thing that many people struggle with though when starting out on this new way of eating is finding recipes that don’t require any added salt or other seasonings as most recipes contain them already which makes it difficult for people who want to avoid them altogether. Luckily there are plenty of websites out there dedicated to providing recipes for those who want to follow this kind of lifestyle but don’t know where
Paleo Diet Cons:
High in saturated fat
The Paleo diet is based on the idea that we should eat like our ancestors. However, this is not always practical for modern life.
The Paleo diet is high in saturated fat, which can increase your risk of heart disease. Saturated fat is also associated with a higher risk of stroke and several types of cancer. A high intake of saturated fats has also been linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes.
The Paleo diet cuts out whole grains, legumes and dairy products, which are all important sources of fiber. Fiber helps prevent constipation and keep bowel movements regular. It also helps lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Some studies have found evidence that the Paleo diet may be associated with an increased risk of colon cancer — particularly in people who eat large amounts of red meat (which can be high in processed meats).
It’s hard to find adequate amounts of nutrient-dense foods
Paleo diet pros can be found in abundance, but let’s take a look at some of the Paleo diet cons.
It’s hard to find adequate amounts of nutrient-dense foods on the Paleo diet. The best way to get your nutrients is to eat a wide variety of nutrient-rich foods, and this is not always possible when following the Paleo diet. For example, if you are on a strict Paleo diet with no grains or legumes allowed, it will be difficult to get enough fiber and B vitamins. If you have trouble finding nutrient-dense foods that meet your needs, then it would make sense to take a multivitamin supplement every day.
The Paleo diet is often touted as a way to “eat like a caveman.” But there are some downsides to this diet, including the cost of eating Paleo.
While it’s true that you can eat pretty much whatever you want as long as it fits within the parameters of the Paleo diet, there are still many foods that aren’t allowed on this plan. If you go out to eat with friends or family, you won’t be able to order off the menu because most restaurants don’t serve Paleo-friendly foods. And even if a restaurant does serve something that fits within the parameters of your diet, there’s no guarantee that they will have enough in stock for you to order it.
Want to go Paleo? follow the basics!
Paleo is a diet that includes meat, fish, vegetables, fruit and nuts. It excludes grains, legumes, dairy products and processed foods.
The Paleo diet is based on the premise that we should be eating like our ancestors did in Paleolithic times. The theory is that humans are genetically adapted to this type of diet and our bodies are not able to process any other type of food.
Many people who follow the Paleo diet believe it can improve their health by helping them lose weight and preventing chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. However, there isn’t much scientific evidence to support these claims.
If you want to go Paleo, it’s generally safe if you follow basic principles:
• Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables (preferably organic).
• Eat plenty of lean meat such as grass-fed beef or wild game meat (preferably organic).
• Eat plenty of healthy fats like olive oil or coconut oil (organic when possible).
• Avoid processed foods at all costs — they’re filled with chemicals that your body didn’t evolve to handle!