Why Eat Paleo, shared by Tiffany Lyman

“The greatest wealth is health.”

~ Virgil ~

Are you looking for the next diet to lose the extra pounds that you managed to pick up somehow (just like the rest of us)? We always feel the need to over indulge in foods that we really shouldn’t.  We then torture ourselves in finding that magic pill to get rid of those pesky pounds that have taken a toll on our overall health.  Guess what?  There is no magic pill that will make you lose the weight overnight.  We certainly didn’t gain the weight overnight either.

Getting healthy takes time and is more of a lifestyle change in order for the weight loss to be a long-term goal rather than a quick fix.  Deep down we know this.  Being human however most of us have lost the patience and want the quick fix.  Be kind to yourself and make the lifestyle change.

We see different ideas of lifestyle changes.  And of course, we grunt about it.  No one wants to give up pasta, bread, cheese and of course pizza.  Why would we want to give up pizza?  Here’s a quote from the video: “No one is making you give up any foods- you are choosing to do it because you want a better life.”

So, which lifestyle change will work for you?  That’s the million-dollar question.  I took a closer look at the Paleo diet (the caveman diet) and just how one would start it.  This great video by Paleo Magazine helps with 5 different ways to start this particular lifestyle.  It ranges from starting out strictly (if you are REALLY good at sticking to things and following the steps) to slowly starting the life style change so it doesn’t mentally throw you into shock (I know it would me).

Your next question is what is allowed on the Paleo diet? Check out the top cookbooks below for the Paleo cook for some awesome ideas!

The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom

Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes or Less

Paleo for Beginners: Essentials to Get Started

You can also check out the link below from Ultimate Paleo Guide.  It gives you a list of things you can and cannot eat while living this lifestyle.  As always do your research and of course check with your physician (especially if you currently have medical issues) before you change your lifestyle and begin any type of exercise.  If your doctors not helping you take the healthy path….get a new doctor!

Don’t forget to add in some exercise (again with doctor’s permission of course)!

Check out more information on the Paleo diet on their webpage. Thanks for reading, have an awesome day! 

 

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