We’ve succumb to the NutriSystem, counted calories on Weight Watchers, suffered health risks on Atkins’s, followed the fad with the Grapefruit Diet, and listened to Jared and indulged in 5-inch subs at Subway. It’s referred to as “humanity’s healthiest diet” and many members of our team swear by it. The Paleolithic Diet is increasing in its devotees and it’s easy to see why. Following the Paleo Diet leaves people feeling more energetic, leaner, and subsequently…healthier. MaxWell Medical turned to our resident Paleo Coach, Dr. Hall to get some tips on transitioning to a Paleolithic Way of Life!
5 Tips on How to Stay on a Paleo Diet
1) Add, don’t remove – Dr. Hall encourages that you address the deficiencies in your diet first by packing your meals with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Find vegetables you love and eat as much and as often as you like.
2) Say goodbye – Once you have added fresh produce and you’re ready to take the next big step, bid a fine farewell to grains, sugar, and dairy. Our bodies didn’t evolve to thrive on grains and the pasteurized version of milk we drink today. Eliminate them gradually and your body will thank you.
3) Where’s the BEEF?- Contrary to popular belief, red meat does not lead to heart disease nor increases in cholesterol levels (and even if it did, there is paltry legitimate evidence that high cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease. That’s right!) But make sure you know your meat. Ensuring that the beef you’re eating is grass-fed and hormone/antibiotic free makes all the difference.
4) EAT – Simply said, eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. Our ancestors ate until they were satisfied because they never knew where their next meal would come from. You do…but as long as you’re not eating carbohydrate/sugar rich foods and you’re eating real, healthy food, you can eat as much as you want. How nice is that?
5) Snack Attack – Much like other diets, it’ll take time to transition into a Paleolithic Way of Life. But, once your body adjusts to burning fat rather than carbohydrates for fuel, you’ll find you don’t need to snack since your body will have a constant stream of fuel…body fat!. And your meals will keep you satisfied with sustained energy that will last you through the day.
Don’t believe the hype, try it for yourself. These tips provided by Dr. Hall will be sure to help you along the way. Not all people transition to this way of eating the same, so see what works best for you – and feel free to ask Dr. Hall any questions you may have. MaxWell Medical wants you to EAT SMARTER.