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The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet is an effort to go back to eating how we’re biologically designed to eat, allowing us to tap into our genetic potential and start living healthier immediately.

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  1. Eat fewer calories than you burn every day.
  2. Eat mostly real food if you want to be healthy.
  3. Do those two things consistently for a decade to KEEP the weight off.

When you only eat real food and avoid all unhealthy food, you’re more likely t...

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Eat the following:

  • Meat – GRASS-FED, not grain-fed. 
  • Fowl – Chicken, duck, hen, turkey.
  • Fish – Wild fish, as mercury and other toxins can be an issue in farmed fish
  • Eggs – Omega-3 enriched cage free eggs.
  • Vegetables – As long as they’re not dee...

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  • Grains which are calorically dense, nutrient deficient, and contain gluten and lectins.
    Many are gluten intolerant. Lectins are natural toxins and prevent the gastrointestinal tract from repairing itself.
  • Sugars.
  • Processed foods.
  • Dair...

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Carbs tend to be calorically dense (lots of calories) without being satiating (meaning you tend to eat way more than you intended).

Try to get carbs from vegetables, sweet potatoes, and fruit.

Fewer carbs = less glucose in your system, which means your body can start burning...

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How much to eat

From Nutrients:

Always start with a good protein source with each meal (eggs, steak, chicken, fish, pork) along with some vegetables. Add salt if you're feeling tired all the time.

From Fats:

Add healthy fats to the equation: avocado, almonds, walnuts, almond butte...

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Criticisms of the Paleo Diet

  •  “This type of diet can get expensive.” It is if you compare the cost of a paleo meal with ramen noodles or bread which contains loads of carbs and empty calories.
  • “It’s difficult to eat Paleo in today’s society!” It requires careful planning and willpower but can be do...

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