Anybody who has been searching for a good balanced diet may have heard of primal living as well as the Paleo diet. Primal living uses the theory that our diet and exercise regiment should be based around nature and our natural surroundings. The Paleo diet uses the concept that if our ancestor, the caveman, could eat it then so can we. The two are alike in concept, which is why many folks following primal living are also following the Paleo diet.
What’s In – and What Is Not
If we take a peek in the Paleo diet and what we can, and cannot eat, it might seem overly draconian at first sight. It is actually not. The diet permits you to eat everything and anything that may be hunted or foraged – exactly the things cavemen could have eaten. This means grass-fed meat, fish, chicken and other poultry, eggs, nuts, fruit, vegetables, plants, oils and tubers. What you cannot eat are grains, dairy products, processed food and so on. For most, the greatest challenge would be to eradicate grains from their diet – no more rice, pasta and bread.
Step – by – Step
For many, the idea of bound full on to the Paleo diet may indeed be too much to think about. Well, if this is the case, also it is going to be for many people, it’s worth easing yourself into it, beginning having a quasi-Paleo diet should you prefer. Maybe you’re not ready to give up some types of food yet, or cannot afford grassfed meat. OK, so do not give up entirely, only reduce the quantity little by little until you’re prepared to cut it out of your diet completely. And purchase as much, or as little, grass fed meat as you can afford. Make little changes to your own daily diet and, step by step, you will find it better to make the leap one day. Don’t forget, 20% fitter is better than 0% fitter!
An alternative would be to check out the 80% system. This means following the Paleo diet all week, and then allowing yourself a day at the weekend to enjoy the things you have missed through the week. Clearly, do not go insane and undo all your good work, but do let yourself have a treat.
Dispose of Temptation
One other great suggestion would be to take out the temptation. This implies clearing out your fridge and cupboards of all those tempting snacks and matters you can not have on the Paleo diet. This can help you resist temptation at those times you feel you’re weakening.
Using the above to help you, you’ll discover that it is easier to follow the Paleo diet than it’s likely you have pictured.
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