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Paleo in 60 Seconds

17 Sep

I stole this from Whole 9. It’s a nice, short, sweet, non-threatening definition of Paleo in case you were wondering or want to tell someone else about it.

Nutrition in 60 Seconds

I eat real food – fresh, natural food like meat, vegetables and fruit.  I choose foods that are nutrient-dense, with lots of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, over foods that have more calories but less nutrition.  And food quality is important – I’m careful about where my meat, seafood and eggs come from, and buy organic local produce as often as possible.

This is not a “diet” – I eat as much as I need to maintain strength, energy, activity levels and a healthy body weight.  I aim for well-balanced nutrition, so I eat both animals and a significant amount of plants.  I’m not lacking carbohydrates – I just get them from vegetables and fruits instead of bread, cereal or pasta.  And my meals are probably higher in fat than you’d imagine, but fat is a healthy source of energy when it comes from high-quality foods like avocado, coconut and grass-fed beef.

Eating like this is ideal for maintaining a healthy metabolism and reducing inflammation within the body.  It’s good for body composition, energy levels, sleep quality, mental attitude and quality of life.  It helps eliminate sugar cravings and reestablishes a healthy relationship with food.  It also works to minimize your risk for a whole host of lifestyle diseases and conditions, like diabetes, heart attack, stroke and autoimmune.

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Posted by on September 17, 2011 in paleo

 

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2 responses to “Paleo in 60 Seconds

  1. wendeth77

    September 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    THANKS! I’m still trying to look into all this and get something started, at least to try.

     
    • jalzen

      September 18, 2011 at 7:33 am

      Cool. Let me know if you need anything.

       

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