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What Is The Paleo Diet?
The Paleo Diet is the diet human beings were designed to eat. It is often referred to as the hunter-gatherer diet or caveman diet. It includes any food that historically could be hunted or found. The idea behind the paleo diet is that it’s the diet humans evolved to eat. It can help you lose weight, feel great and live longer.
The Paleo Diet is short for Paleolithic Diet and is also known as the Hunter Gatherer diet, Stoneage Diet, Evolution Diet or even the Caveman Diet.
The Paleo Diet is a healthy diet based upon the food e.g. vegetables and animals, that our ancestors would have eaten during the Paleolithic era, which lasted approximately 2.5 million years and only ended around 10,000 years ago with the development of agriculture.
Agriculture led to a change in diet for most people – a change for the worse e.g. eating grains, breads, rice, etc – all unfamiliar to our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Since our caveman ancestors the diets of most humans have changed, but our genes have not.
The Paleo Diet is the diet humans have evolved to eat. It is not about recreating the existence of the caveman – we still want modern technology, etc. It just encourages you to eat like your hunter-gatherer ancestors, in order to achieve maximum health & fitness – while still being able to enjoy all of the other wonderful things that the modern world offers.
Conventional Health Guidelines
The further they strayed from their natural diet, the more our health suffers.
We need to understand that when it comes to our diet most people are in a very real sense, eating out of context. Our bodies have a long history of evolution and adaptation, but today most peoples diets are completely wrong – health problems in the form of lack of energy, depression, illnesses and diseases is the result.
Traditional Western Diet Makes You Fat
The guidelines set out by the US government included 6-11 portions of grains per day and stated that sugar was safe to add to all foods. Unfortunately this diet was quickly adopted across most of the Western world. Big business further backed it, resulting in numerous low fat-food products being developed, marketed and sold as a healthy diet.
Unsurprisingly, this had a terrible effects on the health of millions of people – and it continues to do so to this very day. The same dreadful diet guidelines are still being promoted to this very day – the result of which is is a massive increase in obesity levels, diabetes and other chronic illnesses.
More people than ever are been tricked by the high-carb, low fat diet. If these guidelines were in fact conducive to a healthy diet then why are there such shock statistics such as:
Shockingly, by 2030 it is predicted that more than 50% of Americans will be obese and a third of the British population will be obese. People need to ask why this is happening, and make a change. Since 1977 by following the conventional modern diet of high-carbs, low fat has been making people fatter and sicker every year. It’s time that stopped.
Our hunter-gather ancestors didn’t suffer at such a rate with obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases – so they must have been doing something right. It would be wise to understand what their diet was like. What did our slim, strong, lean, fit, healthy ancestors of 50,000 years ago eat?
Is the Paleo Diet for me?
If you need to lose weight, or improve your body composition, or if you want to get lean or just improve your overall health and energy levels, then the Paleo Diet is worth trying. Many people are achieving fantastic results on the diet
Big Fat Lies
Clip from the documentary “Fat Head”. Guess what? Fat and cholesterol don’t cause heart disease. The theory was based on bogus science from the very beginning.
The Truth About Paleo
Jonathan Fields interviews The Paleo Manifesto author, John Durant, discussing the paleo diet and the benefits it has on peoples heath & well-being.
Why We Get Fat – with Gary Taubes
Why do we get fat — and what should we do about it? Conventional wisdom says eat less, move more. The problem is that this advice rarely works very well.
Incredible Weight loss
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CrossFit – Paleo Power Meals
Paleo Power Meals fuel the athletes at the CrossFit North East Regional.
How I Went From Wheelchair To Walking By Changing My Diet: Dr. Terry Wahls
Dr. Terry Wahls was given a diagnosis of MS and told she’d have to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. After radically transforming her diet, her outlook, and her medical care, she is able to walk and ride a bicycle. Here’s how she defied disease and what you can learn from her experience.
How Bad Science and Big Business Created the Obesity Epidemic
David Diamond, Ph.D., of the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences shares his personal story about his battle with obesity. Diamond shows how he lost weight and reduced his triglycerides by eating red meat, eggs and butter.