Most people I speak to with regards to Paleo are somewhat sceptical about it. This is because they really don’t understand what it is about and they tend to be told a number of different things from others regarding the Paleo diet and lifestyle.
Certainly, one of the things I have often come across when people become inquisitive about this kind of lifestyle is why people choose to follow it. Well in this article I hope to go some way to showing some of the reasons for why following a Paleo lifestyle is a good idea.
Using the word eliminate is a little too strong as when it comes to leading a normal lifestyle it isn’t either possible or practical to eliminate such completely from your diet. The main purpose of following a Paleo diet is to actually limit the amount of toxins that are able to get into your body.
When it comes to toxins, this is quite a broad category and will include such items as pesticides, industrial seed oils, various chemicals, sugar, gluten and other substances that may result in your mind and body not being able to function at its optimum levels.
Of all the reasons why you should be really considering eating Paleo food, this is the most important one of all. Eating large amounts of processed foods is toxic and although you may not notice any issues now, you may start to notice them in the future.
If your body isn’t getting enough nutrients then, of course, it is going to have problems functioning at its optimum levels.
Just as with toxins nutrients cover a number of different categories, including fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins and certain other substances that occur typically in plants or animals, which we have been eating for centuries now.
In order for our bodies to thrive we need to make sure that we are getting such nutrients, however, the kinds of diets most of us follow today are missing large amounts of these. Actually learning which foods on the Paleo food list contain the largest amount of nutrients may take some time.
Generally, the foods you need to include in your Paleo recipes which contain the right amount of nutrients naturally in them are as follows:
1. Organ meats such as liver and kidney
2. Seafood especially shellfish, but fish is good for you as well
3. All kinds of vegetables, except for grains and beans (these aren’t actually vegetables)
4. Muscle Paleo diet meats such as beef, pork, and lamb
5. Tubers such as yams and sweet potatoes
6. Fruit yes very nutritious but should still remain at the bottom of the list
Unlike many other diets or lifestyles, they expect you to stick with it permanently. Whereas when it comes to the Paleo diet it is possible to follow it whenever you want. My partner will often choose to do a month on and month off because he wants to lose some weight. But generally most of the time without him realizing it he is in fact, enjoying a modified Paleo diet plan.
By being able to decide when you follow this diet and for how long takes a lot of pressure off you. Also being able to customize it helps to ensure that you enjoy following it more and in turn you may find that sticking to it becomes a great deal easier.