Came across this fun and informative Paleo Diet article posted on Nerd Fitness. I had to have the “fat is not bad” conversation with LA yesterday as she began her private paleo adventure. Having blogged about this issue in the past, I thought Nerd Fitness did an excellent job summing this and the Paleo Diet up in one post. Enjoy!
I hate counting calories.
I don’t like keeping track of how much I’ve eaten, I don’t like obsessing over how many grams of a particular nutrient I’ve eaten, and I don’t like worrying that I ate too much/little and the end of the day. Not only do I hate counting calories, but I know that calories are really only half of the battle, as they’re not all created equal – 400 calories of Doritos do NOT affect your body in the same way as 400 calories of high-quality vegetables and chicken.
Fortunately, if you can expand your horizons and remove certain types of food from your diet, you can stop worrying about counting calories FOREVER (sorry, the Count – ah ah ah). About fifteen months ago, I stumbled across a particular type of eating that doesn’t require counting a single calorie AND allows you to eat as much as you want (I’m serious – I explain later). Oh, and it will help you lose weight, build muscle, and get in the best shape of your life.
I know, that sounds like an ad for some really shady supplement or diet book that you’d see on TV at 4 AM.
Putting aside the marketing mumbo-jumbo, it’s a diet – it’s actually a lifestyle, but we’ll stick with diet for now – that actually works. How do I know? Because I’ve been following this type of diet for the past month, and despite my best efforts to force feed myself as often as possible to gain weight, I’ve actually managed to lose a few pounds.
I’m talking about the Paleo Diet….(read on)
If ya haven’t noticed – I can be a little long winded! So in honor of my very dear friend Laurie Ann who has decided to “go paleo”, I’m going to keep this short. Laurie Ann is always very busy, likes to do things on her own (like me, she is a “CrossFit Loner”), and usually tells me to “just tell her what to do”. So without providing an overwhelming amount of information, I’m going to provide the following links and shopping guides to kick start her own private paleo adventure!
The long awaited, much anticipated, highly coveted book promised by (or coerced out of) Robb Wolf is finally available! Robb Wolf’s new book The Paleo Solution “...unearths the story of the original human diet by uniting the anthropological knowledge of our hunter-gatherer past with the latest, cutting edge discoveries from genetics, biochemistry, immunology, and life extension research.”
Not only does he have a new book, but he has also recently updated his website with easy to find links to his blog (very informative), podcast (I’m behind again), live events (hope I get to go again soon), tools (paleo man can never can have too many), etc. Everything is there to help you better understand and implement The Paleo Solution.
All of these studies confirm what we’ve already known instinctively – don’t over-do fruit. Bottom line (no pun-intended) if you’re trying to lose weight or stubborn fat around your middle it’s a good idea to keep your fructose consumption low.
CrossFit in 5 easy steps: This blog post is mainly for the CF “loners” who want to get started in CF but have no idea where to begin.
Wanna “lean up”? Try hikin’ the Appalachian Trail! Steve – “the original journey man” resolved my desire to eat healthy and pack light by providing “Paleokits” and “Paleo Krunch” products!
For years, we have been led to believe that dietary fat is evil. Walk down any grocery store aisle and observe shelves stocked with low-fat products or count the numerous health related books that recommend a low-fat diet. You’ll even witness physicians, nutritionists and even personal trainers advising their clients to reduce dietary fat to improve over-all health. Little did we know that these low-fat recommendations were actually making us sick!