If you are interested in learning more about the diet, and want to learn how to successfully implement it, we got you covered!
As they became REALLY good at hunting and gathering our bodies adapted to that lifestyle over thousands of years.
That last half-yard represents our species after the agricultural revolution, where our diet has shifted (but our genetics haven’t).
Sugar causes an energy spike and crash in your system, turns to fat unless it’s used immediately, and wreaks all kind of havoc on our bodies. Whether you’re talking about the paleo diet or not, many studies have shown that an incredible number of diseases and lifestyle issues can be reversed with these three simple changes.
Our bodies are designed to operate on a lower number of carbohydrates than what we’re used to eating, so fewer carbs isn’t an issue once you re-train your body to process the food you’re eating.
When there is an absence of carbs (which is how we’re USED to operating), our body will take stored fat and burn THAT for energy in a process called ketogenesis.
What I’m trying to tell you is that our bodies are pretty effin’ efficient. Carbs still serve a purpose in our diets, but they’re not essential .
We do recommend keeping your carb content low – loading up on buckets of fruit is technically Paleo, but can result in a ton of carbs and sugar consumed (and thus, fat gain. I’ll cover that more below too, as it’s one of the pitfalls to avoid with successfully going paleo.
If you’re worried about adherence to the diet, I understand – it’s the toughest part of Paleo – sticking with it!
Which is obviously great for a number of reasons (air conditioning! As paleo guru Robb Wolf puts it, think of a 100-yard football field.
The first 99.5 yards are how long Homo-Sapiens spent as hunter-gatherers.
66% of us are overweight, 33% are considered obese, and those numbers are only getting worse .