If you turn on the TV, surf the internet, or are not living under a rock, you have most likely heard about the diet everyone is talking about: the Paleo diet. There are a lot of books, DVD’s and other materials out there about this diet. It has been endorsed by celebrities and others who have now become “experts” in the field of Paleo.
But, that being said, there are also the naysayers. As with any diet, there are those who do not see the benefits and will gladly speak their mind on all of their negative thoughts about the diet. This diet is garnishing a lot of attention and whenever something becomes really popular so fast there is almost always going to be controversy surrounding it. A lot of people are calling the Paleo diet just another fad diet that will come and go just like so many of the other diets out there.
However, this could not be further from the truth. There are so many people that have tried this diet that it is hard to say too many negative things about it. People can’t get enough of living “Paleo.”
People are swearing by the Paleo diet because it is so much different than all the other diets out there today. People are feeling healthy, healing from illnesses and it is basically changing their lives. It almost seems too good to be true. So, lets forget about, and put away, all those negative thoughts for a while and learn more about Paleo.
Here is one way to start thinking about this diet. Are you really going to be changing your lifestyle that drastically if you are already buying food organically? Do you shop at Whole Foods or check the labels before you purchase your food at the supermarket? You are probably already eating Paleo without even knowing it.
Paleo means eating foods that can be found in nature or are organic in nature. It also means avoiding foods that are processed. Some people would call this eating like a vegetarian or vegan (current fad). The big difference with eating Paleo is that you will be consuming lean meat which is actually good for you. Meat is actually good for you and provides the protein your body needs contrary to what some believe.
If you are wondering how this diet will fit in with your household, especially if you have children, have no fear. Think about the children who lived in the Paleo era. What did they eat? They ate what their parents ate. And, no, there was no pizza delivery or fast-food restaurant nearby. The children were forced to eat what was put before them. None of this Paleo for the adults and hot dogs and mac/cheese for the kids. If you eat this way in your house, your children will follow along.
Some people don’t believe in forcing their children to eat healthy foods. But, keep in mind the obesity problem and childhood diabetes that is rampant these days. If you start your family eating healthy fruits and vegetables along with lean meat as suggested by the Paleo diet, they will thank you when they get older.
I’ll be posting more about the Paleo Diet so you can learn right along with me which type of low-carb diet you want to follow.