Paleo Diet Plan Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does the Paleo Diet Plan work?
A: The Paleo Diet Plan is designed to re-align your body with the way that nature intended in the first place. The Paleo Diet Plan requires that you eat the way we did before the Agricultural Revolution which has caused a decline in health since its introduction over 300 generations ago. The diet plan includes foods like fresh fruits, meats, vegetables, and seafood. These foods are very high in beneficial nutrients and promote healthy digestion. A healthy gut is key to a healthy life. The nutrients our bodies crave and thrive on are eliminated with processed foods. These foods are low in soluble fiber, antioxidant vitamins, and low-glycemic carbs. The Paleo Diet Plan encourages people to replace dairy and grains with fresh fruits and veggies paired with foods that are more nutritious than whole grains or dairy.
Q: What sets the Paleo Diet Plan apart?
A: The Paleo Diet Plan is different from every fad diet out there because this program was not designed by doctors or nutritionists. This program was designed by nature, evolution and natural selection. You don’t have to waste your time counting calories or macros when you choose the Paleo Diet Plan. You simply eat when you’re hungry. When you switch your diet over to a Paleo Diet Plan, you are giving your body what it needs and nothing more. Nothing to cause weight gain, high blood pressure or diabetes. You eliminate many health risks that are associated with so many foods on the market today.
Q: What health benefits can I expect from the Paleo Diet Plan?
A: One of the biggest benefits you’ll notice almost immediately is a regulated blood sugar levels. You can expect a benefit in almost every single aspect of your life. Many of the foods we eat today are full of carbohydrates with a high glycemic index. These foods cause things like diabetes, obesity, hypertension, asthma, stroke, insomnia, osteoporosis and many other health issues. On the Paleo Diet Plan you get your low-glycemic index carbs from fruits and veggies. These low-glycemic foods regulate blood sugar levels and cause minimal spikes and drops. Due to the foods you will be consuming, your body will be in an alkaline state, many harmful diseases are caused by an acid imbalance and things like hypertension, kidney stones and obesity. Aside from eliminating many causes of disease and health deterioration, you will lose excess stored fats.
Q: Why should I avoid salt in my Paleo Diet Plan?
A: One of the biggest changes you’re going to make with the Paleo Diet Plan is converting your body to an alkaline mode. The processed foods we consume daily make our bodies acidic which is the root of many health problems. A lot of hard cheeses, cereal grains and legumes contain a lot of salt. This presents a net acid load to the kidneys. The body responds by tapping into calcium reserves in the form of salts in the bones leading to degenerative diseases. Do your body a favor and put the salt shaker away.
Q: Will this meat-based diet promote heart disease or high cholesterol?
A: If you take a look at the meats that our early ancestors were eating, things like bison and elk, they are vastly different from the meats we consume today. For example, a 100 gram serving of bison contains 2.4 grams of fat and .9 grams of saturated fat. Compare this to 100 grams of a T-Bone which has 23 grams of fat and 9 grams of saturated fat! We want to eat meats similar to those that are found in the wild and not so much farmed. We recommend free-range and grass-fed meats because they have these characteristics similar to wild animals. Clinical studies have shown that high-protein diets are more effective in improving blood cholesterol and blood lipid levels.
Q: Didn’t the Paleo Caveman die young? Why should I eat like them?
A: The notion that a caveman died young is a myth carried with no real data. In fact, the people from the Paleolithic Era lived much longer than you might think. The life expectancy of those living in the Paleolithic Era is skewed because so many children died at birth. Pair that with the elements and the normal dangers of survival and that life expectancy is also going to be affected. If you look at the research, if someone made it to 15 years old, their life expectancy was 39. If that person made it to 39, their life expectancy was 54. It was only in the last century that our life expectancy has drastically increased. If you look at the same studies, you’ll notice that our life expectancy actually took a huge dive when agriculture was introduced into our diets. Life expectancy actually dropped to the age of 18 years old. We live longer today because of a combination of having access to instant medical care, infectious diseases being controlled by modern countries and we are safe from natural dangers like predators, starvation and accidents. When a caveman died, he or she was active, healthy and in shape until the very end. We cannot say the same about the majority of our elderly today. in fact the present generation is expected to have a shorter life expectancy than the previous generation due to the introduction of sodas, vegetable seed oils, and processed carbs.
Q: Can I go back to a normal diet when I reach my goal?
A: The Paleo Diet Plan is not just a diet but a lifestyle. It is not recommended to get off the protocol but it is your life to live as you wish. If you do give it enough time, you will notice the benefits and sticking to the new eating style will be easier than you think. Keep in mind that this lifestyle change is for your future and those that love you or that you love. Escape the circle of disease, weight gain and medical issues.