A Paleolithic diet (commonly called a Paleo or “caveman” diet) is a diet lifestyle based on the theory that our bodies aren’t designed to eat processed foods and we should only eat those foods that would have been available during the Paleolithic era. It emphasizes natural, unprocessed foods that can be eaten without preparation. Paleo diet advocates claim that health problems like obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease are “diseases of civilization” caused by modern, packaged and processed foods.
The very first thing on the list of “Paleo Snacks” is “Fresh fruit of any kind. ” Nuts are on there (limit to 4 ounces a day if you’re trying to lose weight) and dried fruit (limit to 2 ounces a day). Cold meats, raw vegetables, avocado and/or tomato slices, homemade salmon and beef jerky, hard boiled egg (limit to six a week — he’s not a big fan of eggs) and unsalted sunflower seeds (limit to 4 ounces a day) are all on there.
Beef recipes are packed with nutrients such as amino acids, minerals, and proteins. Beef can be called a powerhouse of nutrients because it is loaded with 10 vital nutrients, that aids in tissue repair and promotes body functions. Beef dishes are tasty and filling too. You can prepare these beef dishes on all special occasions or otherwise.
An excellent Paleo recipes resource is cookbooks. Paleo Cookbooks are a compilation of the best Paleo recipes available and they gather recipes for different types of meals. When you make stone age recipes with modern foods, remember you want to insure that all of the ingredients are free of (1) Grains, (2) Legumes including peanuts, beans, peas, soybeans, tofu, soy milk and flour (almond flour is ok), (3) Dairy products (unless you are a scadanavian dairy farmer), (4) Salt, (5) Yeast including bread goods, pickled foods, vinegar, fermented foods and fermented beverages (all contain yeast), (6) processed sugars, (7) excessive added fats except for permitted oils. You should try and choose the leanest cuts of grass-fed free-range meats. remember, the mainstays of the paleo diet are fresh fruit, vegetables, lean meats and seafood.
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Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Dead lift, clean, squat, presses, clean and jerk, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, paralettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.
Going “paleo” is about creating a new lifestyle habit. It’s about lifelong dietary change. Not the typical 2 week diet where you count calories, lose 5 pounds of water weight, then gain it back a week later.