A paleo lifestyle is a relatively simple concept. From a dietary standpoint, it’s based on basic categories of food that are beneficial (more easily digested according to what our ancestors ate). It excludes specific foods which can be more taxing on our digestive system, which can contribute to disease and compromised long-term health.
When people learn that I’ve been eating a paleo-inspired diet for almost 6 years, they are quite inquisitive. But resistance sets in very quickly once they hear the “gluten” buzz word. They begin focusing on what they CAN’T eat.
Paleo eating is not based on deprivation, it’s about eating foods that support ultimate health: optimum nutrient absorption, energy, mental and physical balance. Feeling good, all day, everyday, so you can make the most of yourself.
Focus on CAN, not CAN’T. Simple shifts in your thinking and having a positive perspective makes all the difference. If you think it’s going to be hard, then it will be. If you can focus on feeling good and begin seeing your food as the tool to take you there, your journey will be happy and successful.
What you CAN eat:
fish/seafood, wild, from the USA
fresh vegetables/fruits, organic, whenever possible
eggs, organic/free range
nuts, seeds, and their oils
healthly fats: olive oil, ghee/clarified butter, avocado, coconut oil