Processed Foods (Frozen or Processed Dinners, Packaged Foods and Snacks)
Drinks Sweetened with Artificial Sweeteners
Ghee (Made from Grass-fed Butter)
Pasta (Including whole-wheat and gluten free)
Beans, Lentils, and Peanuts
Refined Vegetable Oils
Refined Sugar (White and Brown Sugars, Agave, Corn, Syrup, Artificial Sweeteners, Candy)
The paleo diet is designed to resemble what human hunter-gatherer ancestors ate thousands of years ago. The paleo diet consists of real, whole foods, with the exception of some natural bottled or packaged sauces, condiments, and ingredients, with that you eliminate a whole range of preservatives, hidden sugars, sodium, additives, coloring, and artificial flavoring. As a result you eliminate unnecessary toxins and consume more nutrients.
The aim of a paleo diet is to return to a way of eating that more matches what our early ancestors ate. The diet’s reasoning for this is that the human body is genetically mismatched to the modern diet that emerged with farming practices, an idea known as the discordance hypothesis.
Farming changed the way humans ate; it established dairy, grains, and legumes as additional staples in our diet. This relatively late and rapid change in diet, according to the hypothesis, outpaced the body’s ability to adapt, which is believed to be a contributing factor to the prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Tomatoes (Including Sun Dried)
Poultry/Eggs (Pasture Raised & Free Range)
Meats (Grass Fed)
Game Meat (Bear, Moose, Rabbit, Deer etc.)
Fish (Wild Caught)
Shellfish (Wild Caught)
Nuts & Nut Butters (Amonds, Cashews, Walnuts, etc.)
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1. Balances Blood Glucose Levels
Since the paleo diet avoids refined sugar it’s easier to avoid spikes in your blood sugar levels, which also helps in avoiding fatigue caused from sugar crashes.
2. Keeps you Feeling Fuller Longer
The paleo diet contains a high amount of healthy fats, helping you feel full and avoid food cravings.If you’re eating the right mix of proteins, vegetable, and fruits, you’ll have no problem getting from meal to meal.
3. Better Sleep
By removing processed and refined foods you’ll notice that overtime your body will naturally get tired at night.
4. Provides Detoxing Effects
By eating more fruits and vegetables you will be getting more antioxidants, phytonutrients, and fiber, purging your body of built-up waste. Many paleo followers report feeling lighter and more clear headed.
5. Supports Weight Loss
By cutting out empty
carbs and calories results in losing weight, feeling better, and having more sustained energy with no crashes.