You probably heard of it before – the paleo diet – but you’re probably wondering what it really is. Maybe you’ve even tried it but you weren’t sure where to begin. Have no fear! We’re here to help you out!
The name for the paleo diet came about because you eat foods that might have been eaten during the Paleolithic era. It’s typically things like meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. If you think back to the Paleolithic era and what you learned in school, remember that people typically had to hunt and gather their food. These foods could all be hunted and gathered.
So why should you eat like they did back then? The diet that most people have today is filled with some of these foods, but dairy, grains, and legumes are added in. This change in diet put a strain on our body’s. They are struggling to adapt to these added staples in our diets and it is a contributing factor to the increased obesity, diabetes, and heart disease that we see today.
Many think that if they eat food that could be hunted and gathered, it leads to a healthier lifestyle. Following the paleo diet is also a great way to lose weight and avoid a lot of diseases that come from not eating healthy.
Some benefits from following the paleo diet are:
- More weight loss
- Improved glucose tolerance
- Better blood pressure control
- Lower triglycerides
- Better appetite management
The paleo diet becomes a lifestyle for you. You want to eat this food because it makes you feel so much better! It gives you increased energy. To follow this “diet” you also don’t have to count any calories. You can eat until you’re full. That’s because these foods (meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds) are filling foods that are nutritious.
If you’re ready to eat healthy, have abundant energy (without those 5 cups of coffee), and maybe even lose some body fat – then you should give it a try!