Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Paleo Diet

What is a Paleo Diet?
A Paleo diet is the world's healthiest diet - based upon eating wholesome, contemporary foods from the food groups that our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have thrived on during their era. These foods include fresh meats (preferably grass-produced or free-ranging beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and game meat, if you can get it), fish, seafood, fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and healthful oils (olive, coconut, avocado, macadamia, walnut and flaxseed). Dairy products, cereal grains, legumes, refined sugars and processed foods were not part of our ancestral menu.

Put simply, the Paleo diet is not just a diet that you follow to achieve a specific goal, but more a way of living to achieve great health in every aspect.  

You may recall in previous posts that our family is in a new season... a season of change, of purging, of overall health and so this is something we plan to embark on in the coming weeks.  Right now we are working to set ourselves up for success by getting our mindset right and preparing to make the transition. But we are Going Paleo... (at least in the foods we will choose to eat)  Stay tuned for upcoming posts on our adventure for the first month (through the holidays).