Paleolithic Nutrition, or “Paleo”

 

The Paleo diet is often described in three simple words: “eat real food.” Contrary to popular belief, the Paleo diet is not about “eating like a caveman.” Instead, its primary focus is on eating foods that do not cause an auto-immune, inflammatory response in the body.

You know how when you get a cold, your body gets red, puffy, and stops working optimally because you’re trying to fight off a disease? When you eat foods that your body was not meant to digest, that same reaction happens in your digestive tract. This is why some people complain of “food babies,” “wheat belly,” or have bad gas after they eat certain foods -- because your body treats it like it’s a disease, and fights it with its immune system.

The Paleo diet seeks to eliminate these inflammatory responses by removing certain foods from our everyday diet. As a result, on the Paleo diet, we primarily eat meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, seeds, healthy oils (such as coconut oil and olive oil), and nuts. Everyone does Paleo a little differently, but overall, we focus on eliminating the following foods: wheat, grains, corn, soy, legumes, nightshades, hydrogenated oils (such as vegetable oil and canola oil), processed foods, preservatives, and additives.

 We’re here for every step of your nutritional journey. If you have more questions, ask one of our coaches. We’ve also listed some good Paleo resources below.

 

http://www.robbwolf.com

 

http://www.thepaleodiet.com

 

http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2010/10/04/the-beginners-guide-to-the-paleo-diet/