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Friday, January 20, 2012

The Paleo Diet

So, several people have asked what diet I am doing that seems to be working so well, so I though I would write a post about it.

Basically, it is a change of diet, based on what people ate before modern agriculture. I don't believe in the "paleolithic era and cave man" stuff, because I believe the world was created by God, and not that long ago... but the diet has some good points, and so far I feel good, and I am losing weight.

So what can you eat? Meat, seafood, vegetables, seasonal fruit, good fats such as avocados, nuts – but not in excess. Plenty of olive oil, coconut oil, and coconut milk. Stay away from all processed foods, dairy, grains (yes even whole grains and brown rice), sugar, artificial sweeteners, fruit juice, and starchy foods like white potatoes and beans.

It isn't the easiest diet, but if you focus on what you can have, it is easier. =)

Want more information? Recipes? Check out these sites:

There are some differing views on paleo eating, so keep that in mind. Some people will allow butter, cream or Cheese in moderation as long as you feel good adding it back into your diet. (though many suggest doing a 30 day "cleanse" without these things.)


Tom said...

You should also check out Loren Cordain's website, Dr. Cordain is the leading global Paleo researcher; Robb Wolf was one of his students. While you're at it, check out All the best, Tom Miller

Janine @ Alternative Housewife said...

I don't do all paleo but I do as much as possible and I love how it makes me feel. Just cutting out bread for a few days makes a huge difference in my energy and I see my weight and any bloating start to go down. I struggle the most with things like diet soda and the occasional pack of ramen noodles!