The paleo diet is soaring in popularity with information everywhere citing the abundance of health benefits delivered by this ancestral hunter-gatherer diet. From the curing of intestinal problems, asthma, diabetes, arthritis and cholesterol issues, to increased muscle mass and sustainable weight loss, how does one diet manage to do so much? Surely one diet can’t increase muscle, shed weight, stop illness and cure ailments. That sounds like a magic pill, too good to be true.
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Perhaps this is why the entire world doesn’t yet follow the paleo lifestyle, we just don’t believe what we are reading and are too conditioned to believe that we should always have some sort of health complaint. Think about yourself and the people you know. How often don’t you or others around you complain of feeling ill or having a pain? Not often is the answer. We are a sick world, literally. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Paleo is an ambiguous lifestyle application. By this I mean that whatever your positive bodily goal is, the paleo diet will adapt and assist in achieving the desired goal(s). Basically, you feed the body what it naturally requires and then set about becoming healthier in the areas you desire. Think of it like this. When you put optimum gasoline in a car, whether you drive fast, slow, regularly or infrequently, the car will still drive smoothly and effortlessly. With the paleo diet, whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle, cure headaches, prevent bloatedness or ward off minor ailments, the body will do so because it has the correct fuel to act on all the requirements.
This comprises the reason so many people lose weight following the paelo diet, because it is effortless. The majority of people trying to lose weight are already exercising, and exercise is closely linked with living paleo. So when undertaking the diet people find themselves with increased energy to exercise more, they sleep better to aid recovery, eat less bad fats, sugar and high cholesterol foods, and subsequently a natural weight loss plan is set in motion.
CrossFit training in particular is synonymous with the paleo diet because this high intensity training requires lean muscle and bundles of reserve energy. When living paleo you don’t need to drink excessive energy drinks or protein shakes to train. You feel consistently energized and get all you need from your daily meals. Unlike most diets where you feel drained and hungry all the time, snacks are allowed in paleo and eating when you feel hungry isn’t a problem.
The problem most weight loss diets have is that they encourage rapid weight loss for which the body reacts against, putting the weight back on as quickly as you lost it. Paleo facilitates weight loss naturally without starvation, which is known to cause adverse reactions and potential health problems. Paleo also goes beyond the wall which most weight loss diets fail to conquer, attacking stubborn weight because the body doesn’t feel the need to store it due to a substantial level of ‘good fats’ intake.
So, we know what the paleo diet is, we know what we can eat, what we can’t and that we can achieve sustainable weight loss by living paleo. But how easy is cooking, and where can the best paleo recipes be found? If you need help with recipes, this is a great paleo diet cook book!.