Monday, June 17, 2013

paleo all day everyday.

Eating paleo is an easy concept: We should eat as our ancestors once did, we should eat based on how we are genetically wired to eat, and we should eat foods that are not highly processed. What does eating paleo consist of? I'm glad you asked. Paleo means eating meat from animals that live the way nature intended their species to live, like grass-fed beef. Eat both fruits and vegetables, but favor the veggies. Eat quality fats like avocados, seeds, nuts, and use coconut oil for its beneficial healthy fat. Eating paleo also means eliminating any grains, which is the biggest issue for people I think. If you're interested learning more about the paleo diet consider picking up a copy of Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragoso.

Fragoso introduces readers to the paleo lifestyle in the first few pages, including a basic food guide which most find helpful. What is even more helpful are the dozens and dozens of very tasty looking recipes included. I especially enjoyed the Plantain Chips and Guacamole on page 225. This is just an example of how foods you already enjoy eating qualify as paleo, which makes the change a little more manageable for those who want to give it the good college try. Also included are detailed shopping lists, I feel like going to the grocery store overwhelmed is half the problem when it comes to Americans eating healthy. They don't know what to get. Problem solved. The very end of the book includes basic fitness circuits and advice, along with kids fitness.

Fragoso covers all bases which makes Everyday Paleo the ultimate guide for learning the paleo diet and fitness lifestyle.

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