The 7 Easy Paleo Rules.

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Paleo movement?

Ready to try the Paleo Diet for yourself?

Not exactly sure where to start..

This article is for you.

These 7 Easy Paleo Rules will tell you what you need to know to get started living a healthy Paleo lifestyle..

Rule #1: Eat Nutrient Dense Foods.

The point is to get the maximum amount of nutrients for every calorie that you eat – Makes sense, right?

Nutrient dense foods are the foundation of the Paleo Diet. They keep you full, and provide you with nutrients your brain and body demand on a day-to-day basis.

There are tons of great, nutritionally dense foods to choose from, but some of the stand outs are: Kale, seaweed, and spinach.. Followed closely by meat from grass-fed beef and wild caught salmon. It’d be smart to include these super foods in your diet on a frequent basis.

For starters, get your free Paleo diet food list pdf download.

Rule #2 Fat Doesn’t Make Your Fat.

In fact, quite the opposite is true.

Here’s the short of it..

As a general rule, fats are a better source of insulin-stabilizing fuel, than carbohydrates. Insulin is the key factor in the storage of calories as fat in your body.  Using heart healthy, brain-building fats as your primary energy source, keeps your insulin levels at optimal and stable levels.

It can’t be stressed enough just how important this is.

It aids in fat loss and lean muscle gains.. Supports optimal hormone levels, a healthy immune system, and a whole ,lot more. Do yourself a favor and read up on healthy fats.

Rule #3: Eat Wild.

Recent studies suggest that meat from large, commercial farms ( more like factories ) are contaminated from massive amounts of chemical hormones, antibiotics, and who knows what else.

Combine that with the animals being fed a very unnatural diet of corn and grains, and you have a chemically laced, nutrient depleted piece of meat. Not good.

Try to eat animals that have been fed what nature intended them to eat, and everything realigns in the nutritional cycle of life. Grass fed beef, wild caught salmon, and wild game are some of the more easily obtained of these meats.

But don’t limit yourself to the “norm”, there are tons of delicious and healthy meats out there.

Check out FossilFarms.com for delicious, exotic, and natural meats.

One of the best things you can do for yourself on this Paleo journey is to start buying from your local, small farmers. To find out what farmers sell what in your area..  EatWild.com

Rule #4: Nurture Digestion.

This is a big one.. and an often over-looked one, too..

Bacteria, or probiotics, play an absolutely critical role in our ability to absorb those precious nutrients that we spend so much time, energy, and money on acquiring.

Fermented foods were a daily part of the average diet, and contained an abundance of these digestive aiding bacteria. We no longer eat fermented foods on a consistent basis, but our bodies became accustomed to relying on these enzymes for proper digestion, and absorption of nutrients.

So be sure to get yourself a good probiotic supplement, or even bettereat fermented foods.

Rule #5: Cut the Crap

All of it.

Fast food, soft drinks, candy, pasta, pizza, cereal, bread, desserts, and unfortunately.. the list goes on and on. But the good news is, that while it may not be easy in the beginning to drop these foods from your diet.. it does get easier.

As time goes on, not only will you not even miss all of those foods that you once craved, but some will even disgust you. I used to LOVE Dr. Pepper, but now, just the thought of drinking one grosses me out.

These foods are the main culprit for insulin spikes that cause your body to store fat.

When you remove all of the “crap” on your diet, you will start to really enjoy foods that are healthy and delicious that almost give you a “natural high” the carries you throughout the day.

Rule #6: Intermittent Fasting.

Intermittent Fasting and the Paleo diet are becoming more and more intertwined.

Proponents of IF say that our bodies evolved around a diet consisting of periods of fasting, and that many of our bodily functions still benefit from these periods without food.

Research suggests that fasting may help decrease your chances of getting diabetes,  heart disease, and cancer.

As more and more people experiment with combining Intermittent Fasting with the Paleo diet, we suggest you do the same.

That leads us to the last Paleo Rule:

Rule #7:  There Are No Rules.

Everybody is different, and every body is different.

The Paleo Diet is about learning what food’s are best for you.

Some don’t do well with dairy.. others thrive on it. It’s important to keep learning about nutrition and health. There’s really no such thing as a “diet”.. it’s a  lifestyle change.. and as long as you keep taking steps forward everyday, you’ll reap the benefits down the road..
 
Just remember, the most important thing is to always be  learning about nutrition, and keep experimenting with your diet until you find what’s works best for you and your body! For a more in-depth definition of the Paleo diet, be sure to check out this post.

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Comments

  1. Shane Dark says:

    Not a problem..

    It’s WordPress, and I’d advise you to use WordPress as well. The actual look and design of a blog has little to do with which one you’re using – In other words.. You can learn to make all of the options you listed look as unique as your creativity and ability will allow you to.. but in the back end, where you manage your content and articles.. that’s where you’ll really appreciate the intuitive user interface of WordPress. Not to mention the thousands of plug ins that will make it lots easier to customize your blog the way you want it.

    Hope that helps. If you have any more questions feel free to hit up my contact page, like you said – this is somewhat off-topic for this site.

    Thanks for reading, btw!

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