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:

grass-fed meats

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

About Christina Hamler

I became a certified personal trainer through The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Super Slow, a specialized strength training program. Here, I discovered specific exercise techniques that were more appropriate for my body type. My nutritional journey began when I attended The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). As a graduate from IIN, I learned how food and healthy lifestyle choices could empower me to life my life more fully.