We are getting fatter and unhealthier thanks to our diets. Most of us have been eating way too much sugar, entirely too many carbohydrates, and an astonishing amount of packaged and processed foods that are loaded with gluten, chemicals, and other unhealthy agents. We have forgotten how to eat the natural foods available on our planet for human consumption.
The paleo diet encourages healthy eating. This is not a traditional diet that forces you to count calories or eat unreasonably small portions. You can eat as much as you want, as long as you are eating natural foods that are healthy.
It is an attempt to eat the foods people ate during the Paleolithic period of time. People in those days were hunters and gatherers. They hunted for meat and fish and gathered vegetables, fruits, nuts
Your calories will count. It does not matter if you eat foods high in calories as long as they are calories that your body can use. When you eat a lot of protein and fiber and cut down on unnatural sugars and carbs, your blood sugar is stabilized and your body uses every calorie for fuel. It does not store the carbs until they turn to fat.
You will lose weight, if you want to. Those of us who follow the paleo diet in order to slim down as well as get healthier know that eliminating the candy, crackers, cookies, ice cream and other junk foods from our bodies will give us almost instant weight loss results. Your entire metabolism will transform.
What is the diet able to do for increased energy? Everything. You will find you have a lot of extra energy, which can help you compete in sports, obtain optimal fitness, and keep up with chasing the kids around the park. You will feel better, stronger and more motivated.
People might be skeptical. Your friends and neighbors who love their low-calorie frozen microwaveable meals and drive-thru window value meals might roll their eyes and wonder what you are up to. Do not let them discourage you from getting healthy and making better choices about your food and fitness. When they notice how you lose weight, gain muscle, and build your immune system, they might take the plan a little more seriously.
Check out some recipes, talk to people who have followed the plan, and you will find out even more.