What Is The Paleo Diet?

The term paleo diet is synonymous with the caveman diet or Paleolithic diet. From the terms, it is clear that the paleo diet is primarily the diet that the Paleolithic human used to consume in the past. It is often touted as the healthiest diet since it discourages the use or consumption of processed foods in addition to the new foods that people stated eating after the Neolithic man. The Paleolithic man’s diet was basically made up of meat, fruits, and roots. As the saying goes ‘if a caveman dint eat, you should not eat it too’.

During the Paleolithic man period, people were hunters and gathers. The concept of farming had not been developed yet. As such, people hunted in the forests for meat while also gathering nuts, fruits and roots. The Paleolithic man was viewed as being stronger, taller and muscular compared to the present day man. Health experts argue that the change in diet as man developed due to agriculture and industrialization led to the consumption of processed food instead of the original caveman diet. As a result, the present man is often easily afflicted with ailments in addition to being weak. This can be attributed to the fact that the human body did not adapt fully to digesting the foods and grains we currently eat.

The diet is seen as the answer to the weight problem befalling the United States of America. Today, approximately 60% of the global population is overweight while 33% are viewed as being obese. Further, the change in diet has led to a large number of people globally suffering from diseases such as diabetes and cancer. It is vital to note that these statistics are continuing to get worse day by day. This is a clear indication that the present day diet is wrong and harmful to people. Thus, there is a need to revert back to the paleo (caveman) diet.

The diet excludes many products that make up today’s sugar such as salt, dairy products, processed foods grains, vegetable oils and sugar. The exclusion of these three products from an individual’s diet has a significant impact in reducing the probability of contracting lifestyle diseases.

So, what makes the paleo diet?

The paleo diet is made up of fruits, vegetables, lean meats nuts, seeds and roots, seafood and healthy fats. Healthy fats can be obtained from seeds, nuts, avocado, and fish oil.

If adopted, the diet is beneficial to people. Some of the advantages of embracing a paleo diet include; it reduces the probability of diabetes by stabilizing the blood sugar levels, enables an individual to shed off excess or stored fat, and leads to a reduction in allergies. Also, a paleo diet helps to improve a person’s sleep patterns. These benefits illustrate the significance for the adoption of a paleo diet.

Paleo diet’s advice to avoid eating processed foods and sugars is supported by modern studies which have found a link between processed food and sugars, and weight gain or lifestyle diseases.

Salt Lake City Tacothon (Cheat Day on My Diet in Preparation for a Muay Thai Fight)

In preparation for a Muay Thai fight, I have been on a diet the past few weeks, and have enjoyed some pretty good results. The beauty of the diet I am on, is that it allows a cheat day once a week. The cheat day actually encourages you to go absolutely bonkers for 14 hours each week.

There is some science behind it, but that is fodder for another post.

I have been craving tacos the past few weeks, so I decided to organize a Tacothon.

The premise behind the Tacothon was to root out the BEST tacos in Salt Lake City.

I invited a few friends along, (Many of them are MMA Fighters or Muay Thai students) and this is what we found:

I wanted to begin the day with ‘Fast Food’ tacos. We have all been there… late at night, hunger strikes… waddya gunna do? There is nothing tastier after a night of drinking than a few tacos… that is if you can get through the drive through without getting into a fist fight with other late night Taco Lovers.

I should point out that we conducted this Tacothon on a Sunday (My designated CHEAT DAY). Taco Time, as well as many other highly referred Taco places, were closed on the Sabbath.

FAST FOOD

I picked up a party pack from both Taco Bell and Del Taco.

I went to my gym, where I met up with my fellow Tacothaners and ate some tacos.

It was nice to see some of them, as I haven’t been the most social person the past few months as I have been recovering from knee surgery.

We busted open the party packs and gave them a try. The Taco Bell Party pack had 12 tacos in it, and cost just over $15.00. The Del Taco had 10 tacos, but was almost half the price.

The Del Taco tacos were literally ½ the size of Taco Bell’s though and failed miserably on the taste test.

Taco Bell wins by a unanimous decision.

TACO TRUCKS

Next, we decided to try out the famous Taco Trucks that so many people talk about on State Street in downtown Salt Lake City.

There are two in the Sears parking lot at 800 South State Street, and two one block South at 900 South State Street.

The first one we visited faces South (Toward 800 South) in the Sears Parking lot. Compared to the ‘Fast Food’ we had just indulged in, it was Heaven on Earth. Very tasty tacos, and cost $1.00 apiece.

The other faces East (Toward State Street). We asked each to serve us their best Taco. This truck recommended the Cabeza, and it did not disappoint. VERY tender meat, and super delicious… VERY GOOD!

The third truck we visited Faces East (Toward State Street) on 900 South. They were just OK. By far, the worst of the four trucks we visited.

The final truck we visited faced South on 900 South. We have a winner. These were some of the tastiest tacos I have ever tasted. Hands down the winner of the Taco Trucks. The name of the truck is El Rey Del Taco. Give them a try.

All of the trucks were consistent on price. They all charged $1.00 per taco, served them on small soft tortillas, and had a similar array of condiments. The El Rey Del Taco also had the best salsa of the four trucks we visited.

If you are hankering for a taco, and don’t want to deal with the hassle of going to a restaurant, check out the Taco Trucks downtown. Try the different trucks for yourself. At a buck a taco, you can’t go wrong.

RESTAURANTS

As I mentioned before, we made our Taco Adventure on Sunday, so many of the places that were recommended to us were not open. As far as I’m concerned, you don’t deserve a mention if you don’t serve on Sunday anyway.

The first restaurant we visited was Taqueria 27. They have two locations, but we visited the downtown location. It was very clean and upscale. Had a very professional wait staff, and a good selection of tacos and drinks.

I had Bloody Maria, which was super good, and the Duck Confit Taco, which was recommended by our waiter. It was a very tasty taco, and I fully understand what all the fuss is about. I really liked this place, and would recommend you give it a try.

The second restaurant we visited didn’t serve alcohol, and was more of a traditional Mexican restaurant. It was named Taqueria El Rey De Oros. There were a lot of families there, and none of them were speaking English. The tacos were, in my opinion the second best tacos we ate at restaurants… very good! I enjoyed a Crema Churro there as well, that was out of this world.

Next we went right up the street to Red Iguana 2. We tried to make a reservation at these restaurants as we had 13 people in our group, and didn’t want to be too much of an imposition on the wait staff. We were told they did not take reservations when we called on the phone.

Upon arriving at Red Iguana 2, we saw a lot of people waiting to get in. When we approached the hostess, we were told it would be a 20-25 minute wait.

We decided it would be worth the wait, so we went to the back of the restaurant to the bar and ordered some drinks. I told the manager what we were doing, and asked if it would be possible to just have 13 tacos brought out to us at the bar, and we wouldn’t make them set a table for all of us. He told us that would be impossible, we would have to wait for our table. There was a large table that was vacant, and I asked him about it. He said it had been reserved by another group. (I thought they didn’t take reservations???)

An hour and a half later, we finally got seated. It took another half an hour before we got our drinks. By that time, most of our group was tired, and had lost the mojo to finish the Tacothon. Red iguana 2 was a complete BUZZ KILL, and frankly their food was average at best. It was bottom of the list as far as tacos went, but some of that might have been a result of the bad taste we all had in our mouths by the way they lied to us about a 20-25 minute wait that ended up being 2 hours, and the fact that we were unable to reserve a table, while others could.

In a complete contrast to Red Iguana 2, allow me to give you my HIGHEST recommendation for El Paisa in West Valley City. Unfortunately, most of our group didn’t make it to El Paisa because of the shitty service we got at Red Iguana, but those who did… LOVED IT.

El Paisa is as authentic Mexican as it gets. You’d better brush up on your Rosetta Stone Spanish classes if you want to come here, and be ready to feel like you just stepped off the plane in Puerto Vallarta.

Live Mexican Music and a real Mexican clown are the first things you will find here. (We left right before the music started, but they were setting up for a show while we were there). Sunday is their big day… unlike the other places we visited.

The wait staff is super friendly and despite the language barrier, really make you feel at home.

The specialty at El Paisa is a Molcaheta Supreme, which is a large ceramic pot filled with onions, bell peppers, beef, chicken, shrimp, and cheese. You make your own tacos out of the contents of the pot, and the table shares the pot.

These were BY FAR the most delicious tacos of the day, and that is coming from a group of people who were pretty much sick of tacos by this point. The food is amazing. The atmosphere is unlike any other Mexican restaurant you will visit in SLC, and you will be glad you paid them a visit. Everything is reasonably priced, and you will not walk out of there hungry.

All in all, the Tacothon was a smashing success. My gut is busting at the seams. I got to spend some time with some old friends, and had a great time. I;m not sure this is an optimal diet for a typical Muay Thai or Mixed Martial Arts training camp, but it was fun. Thanks to all who participated, and happy tacoing!

Beating the Calories With Wise Dieting

How important is your diet for weight loss?

Your diet is the cornerstone of your quest for weight loss. You should not rely solely on exercise when it comes to torching fat because it is your diet that has the biggest impact on your weight.

Certified fitness trainers, despite the nature of their work, agree that exercise only accounts for 15%-20% of the total effort needed to achieve a weight loss goal. The remaining 80%-85% of the outcome depends on what you eat every day.

Every meal and every snack counts!

A single meal will not make you overweight… But a month’s worth of junk food can affect your weight. There is a significant relationship between what you regularly eat and your present weight trend. There are 3 kinds of weight trends: static or unchanging, upward and downward.

How much weight will drop off when you start eating healthier foods?

Ideally, you would modify your diet so that you are on a consistent downward trend. A total weight loss of 1 pound a week is considered healthy and sustainable.

2 pounds per week is considered the higher average for men and women. If you are already dropping as much as 2 pounds a week, do not be tempted to overdo your dieting and workouts. Too much physical exertion can be bad for you.

What are the best ways to lose weight through your diet?

The Caloric Deficit – Your daily caloric deficit will determine how much weight will come off in a week or month. One pound of body weight is equal to 3,500 calories.

To lose 1 pound per week you need to have a deficit of 500 calories every day. There are 2 ways to produce your daily/weekly calorie deficit goal: through exercise or through dieting.

I highly recommend that you create the deficit by using both weight loss components equally.

Try reducing your daily caloric intake by 250 calories and then work out at home or in the gym to burn off another 250 calories or so. This way, you will not be pressure to exercise or reduce your food intake too much.

If you can only manage to create a caloric deficit of 200 calories or less, don’t be discouraged. We all experience low points during our weight loss journeys. The important thing is that you stay motivated and you make an effort to bounce back so you can start losing that weight!

Avoid Hidden Sugars – Refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup are commonly added to commercial foods and beverages as sweeteners. You will be shocked at how much sugar manufacturers put in their products. A small cupcake can have as much as 24 grams of sugar!

High fructose corn syrup is becoming even more common in food because it’s cheaper to produce than sugar, which is derived from sugarcane.

Simple carbohydrates like refined sugar and HFCS are to be avoided as often as possible because they bog down your metabolism and also affect how your body responds to insulin.

Insulin is a natural hormone in our bodies that facilitates the absorption and utilization of blood glucose. How your body responds to insulin has a direct impact on your metabolism.

Excess sugar in your diet (especially in the form of HFCS) has been shown to cause some degree of insulin resistance, which affects how your body responds to excess blood sugar.

Refuel with Vegetables & Fruit – Hunger is an old enemy that often beats even the toughest ladies. When hunger pangs are not addressed properly, you may feel fatigued and cranky.

This can affect your mindset regarding exercise and further dieting. To avoid this scenario, increase your consumption of vegetables and have fresh fruit to sweeten the deal.

Protein-rich vegetables like white beans and lentils are excellent “hunger busters” as they provide a moderate amount of carbohydrates in addition to lots of protein.

Plant proteins can help stop hunger pains and keep you focused on your calorie deficit goals. Green leafy vegetables on the other hand, are naturally high in dietary fiber which helps fill up the stomach when digested.

How much fruit can you eat?

There is a general belief that you can eat as much fruit as you want because it’s wholesome, natural food. Fruits are great in making a diet balanced and nutritious.

However, keep in mind that many fruits are high in natural fruit sugars and they can pack a lot of calories in every serving. Eat only a small quantity of fruits per day to benefit from the nutrients. Save the rest for tomorrow!

Are Carbs Killing Your Brain?

It is OK that it may be a bit dramatic, but perhaps not as dramatic as you would think. The latest research seems to confirm among other things, that too much grains can increase your chances of serious cognitive disorders.

We are all too Familiar with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. We all hope it won’t happen to us. Turning your golden years into years of separation and fear. What could be worse than not recognizing the ones you love, not remembering your home and the things you love most? Living in a world of confusion and fear.

The latest research seems to confirm that grains are connected to these afflictions. Also implicated are sugars and certain food additives such as fructose. The Mayo Clinic released a study this year that stated that a high carbohydrate diet is 3.6 times more likely to lead to cognitive disorders than low carb diets. What may seem odd is that a diet higher in fats was 42% less likely to lead to these disorders than diets low in fat.

Dr. David Perlmutter is a neurologist and president of the Perlmutter health center in Florida. He is the author of a recent book called “Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar-Your Brain’s Silent Killers.” This book describes in detail the effects of grains and its relationship to cognitive disorders.

There is growing evidence that Alzheimer’s may be a third type of diabetes. All of this is particularly disturbing considering the average U.S. diet is over 60% carbs.

Now none of this is written in stone. There are many different studies, different doctors and certainly different books. However, there is definitely growing new evidence that carb overload is responsible for many different diseases, including obesity, which is a condition in itself.

So if we put it all together we find that there is a huge rise in obesity, a relationship between carbs, grains and disease like diabetes, as well as increasing evidence that other disease like Alzheimer’s seem to be strongly connected to too many carbs.

So you see where this is going. You may think the Paleo diet sounds crazy. Certainly some of its supporters make it seem crazy, but… it is a diet that advocates low carbs, no grains, low sugar and abstaining from foods with preservatives. When you look at much of the latest evidence, you will probably come to the conclusion that it is not so crazy after all. Chances are good that in the near future you will see more evidence online, on television or in magazines or newspapers to make you think again about Paleo. Add to all of this the testimonials and success that people are having with Paleo.

Paleo is not only about losing weight. It is about feeling better and enjoying your life more. It’s about decreasing your chances of acquiring terrible diseases and disorders. Keep an eye out for more news about research about diet and disease, and most likely you will at one point or another, think about giving Paleo a serious try.

The Diet Plan of Female Wrestlers

Hello young ladies, hope all are doing great. Today I would like to discuss with you the diet plan of female wrestlers in India. As we all know how the amazing ‘Phogat sisters’ made India proud with their atypical interest in ‘wrestling’ a predominantly male sport. The famous saying, “Behind every independent and successful woman is a father who blindly trusts their children and not the society” rightly describes the dedication and undying faith of an enthusiastic father for his children.

Now let’s discuss the detailed diet plan with health benefits:

Diet Plan In detail

First thing in the morning is a glass of water on an empty stomach followed by some stretching and warm up exercises. Drinking water in the morning helps cleanse your bowel, detoxify your body and helps boost immunity. It increases appetite and raises the BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) by 24% thereby aiding in weight loss and muscle tone.

Breakfast:

Sprout salad: The sprout salad can be easily prepared by a variety of sprouts available such as gram sprouts, moong bean, kidney beans, split peas etc. Sprouts are naturally nutritious wonder food, a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Biotin, Iron and Zinc.

Including sprouts in your diet has varied health benefits like rejuvenating your skin, enhances collagen production, helps in detoxification process and prevents premature aging. So, go ahead and enjoy the mix and match of various sprout recipes to reap its benefits.

Fresh Fruits, Vegetables: Consuming fruits and vegetable rich diet provides your body with all the necessary nutrients vital for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Fresh vegetables are naturally low in calories and rich in dietary fibre, Vitamin A and C, Folic acid and Potassium.

Intake of food rich in Potassium like Soybeans, spinach, Lentils and Kidney beans etc helps maintain normal blood pressure. Dietary Fibre from Most vegetables reduces blood cholesterol levels and helps in forming the roughage which aids digestion. Folic acid rich food like broccoli, avocado, lentils etc stimulates the formation of red blood cells. Vitamin C rich citrus fruits have wound healing properties.

Milk, Soybeans: Cow’s milk is considered the best diet for stronger bones and teeth as it offers a rich source of calcium and Vitamin D. It also has supplements like Potassium which helps in vaso-dilation thereby lowering your blood pressure. The most important dietary change a healthy person should opt for is reducing the intake of sodium and optimizing the intake of potassium. The optimal quantity of 4069 mg of Potassium per day reduces the risk of heart diseases by 50% approximately. Cow’s milk is also designed for muscle-building.

Whole Soy foods are an excellent source of fibre, Calcium, Vitamin B Complex and omega 3- fatty acids. It is the only complete non-animal protein as it is a plant source of eight of essential amino acids. These foods provide us with high quality protein and are very low in saturated fat making it a healthy and complete meal in itself. Whole soybeans are the best as they contain isoflavonoids, and a diet rich in isoflavone phytochemicals forms a base for a balanced diet.

Dry Fruits: Raisins are high energy food supplements for wrestlers. They are well-known for gaining weight in a healthy way. They are ideal food for maintaining an athletic body as they provide the wrestlers with powerful boosts of energy. The high content of Iron and copper in raisins helps in the formation of red blood cells.

Almonds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids and contain filling fiber which keeps you full for a longer time. They are best consumed as snacks in between meals to keep your hunger pangs at bay. These beloved nuts contain a unique and protective phyto-sterol antioxidants and a plant protein as well. When consumed along with raisins they complement each other.

Cheat days: Sometimes the wrestlers like to have breakfast of their choice like aaloo paratha with curd or other healthy variations. These cheat days are allowed to satisfy their cravings and follow the diet plan with utmost discipline.

So, this was all about the breakfast and snacks. Now let’s discuss the meals in detail.

Main Course Regular meals: Wrestlers are prompted to eat regular meals which constitute of ‘daal’ the nutritious and appetizing lentil preparation. These come under leguminous food, very rich in protein. It is advisable to include a mix of all dals in your diet without which a typical Indian meal is incomplete. White rice has some rich mineral content and can be consumed in moderate portion along with daal.

Various green leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli, turnip etc are cooked by simple methods to retain their nutritional value, color and flavor of food. Some vegetables are preferred to be eaten in their raw form and mixed together to form various salad preparations.

Chicken is included in diet plan of wrestlers for its high protein content. Protein is made up of amino acids which are the building blocks of our muscles. 1 gram per kg of body weight is the recommended amount of daily protein. The best part of eating chicken regularly is its provides the wrestlers with high protein content for making their body more muscular and firm also keeping their body weight in control.

Indian whole wheat bread or Roti is consumed in dinner along with veggies, dal, chicken and salads for keeping fuller for longer time and still feeling active and light at the same time.

Mid Time Evening Snacks: A glass full of milk and seasonal fruits are good enough to keep your hunger pangs at bay. Almonds and raisins should be taken to give energy shots whenever required.

Pre Workout Diet: Milk and Seasonal fruits provide the wrestlers with the energy required for the rigorous workout sessions.

Post Workout Diet: A post work out meal of soy protein, fruits and lots of water is what required for replenishing the muscle glycogen depleted during workout. Fruits and water hydrates the dehydrated body tissues.

Last but not the least, a glass full of milk before bed time relaxes your tired muscles and makes you fall asleep like a baby. Milk contains Tryptophan (an amino acid which helps induce sleep) and melatonin (a hormone that regulates sleep cycle).

A wrestler’s diet is a versatile and balanced one devoid of high calorie and junk foods. Fresh and seasonal food is of much relevance. Wrestlers are advised to avoid food which is excessively sour and spiced like pickles, chutneys and chat as they are thought to cause lethargy and sensual arousal.

Hats off to the Dangal sisters for their taboo smashing move to become successful wrestlers and the unquenching thirst for achieving their goal. More power to you women, go ahead and catch your dreams.

Hey ladies, if you are in awe with the achievement of ‘Phogat sisters’, then lets take a look at the detailed diet plan of female wrestlers along with health benefits.

Gluten Free Diet – What You Should Know

Gluten is a combination of a variety of proteins that is found most often in wheat and other grains like rye and barley. In baked goods it adds the chewiness and texture to the products. It is also used in other foods as a thickener for broths and soups, protein supplement, and flavor enhancer. Some develop an intolerance or allergy to gluten and have to go on a gluten free diet. This happens because your body is unable to break down or digest the gluten protein. If you are new to this type of diet here are some things that you should know.

Gluten free is not more nutritious

Many people have the misconception that foods that are gluten free have more minerals and vitamins but this is not true. You can develop mineral and vitamin deficiencies quickly if you do not have the guidance of a nutritionist. Most of the foods that are not fortified or enriched with nutrients like iron and folic acid that wheat flours are. When you get rid of gluten, it will often mean adding more fat and sugar to your diet. When you take out the gluten the food will probably not taste as good so they add extra sodium, fat, and sugar to make up for the lack of taste. For example, a regular blueberry muffin has 340 calories with 24 grams of sugar and 17 grams of fat. Gluten free blueberry muffins have 370 calories and 31 grams of sugar and 13 grams of fat.

You could gain weight

Some think that when they go on gluten free diets that they will start to lose weight but there is no evidence that going gluten free is a good strategy to lose the extra weight. The reason that this diet could lead to obesity or being overweight is the extra calories, fat, and sugar. Those that have celiac disease, which is caused by gluten, will often gain weight when they first go free of gluten. This is because of the damage that gluten had caused to their small intestine prevents their body from digesting food the right way. Once gluten has been given up their digestive system will heal so they can absorb key nutrients and vitamins from the foods they are eating.

Your grocery bill may increase

Food that is free of this substance is more expensive that food that is not. It can be double the price or more. For example, a serving of regular brownies costs approximately 8 cents but for a serving of gluten free brownie is approximately 28 cents. One reason that they are more expensive is the added costs that the manufacturer incurs in order to meet labeling and certification regulations.

Paleo Fanatics and Foods That Ruin Your Life

Have you ever met a Paleo fanatic? I have. In truth they are just like any fanatic, annoying. The annoying thing about any fanatic is no matter how obnoxious they are today, next month they will be a fanatic and obnoxious about something different.

If you have read our other articles, you probably have realized that I mostly discuss a modified Paleo diet. When I say modified, I say it because I do not personally follow all the rules set by the very scientific Paleo community. If you want to, that is fine with me. Most of us choose Paleo to get a leaner body and to feel healthier. It has been proven that you can do this, even following the Paleo diet about 80% of the time. And let’s face it, if we make unreasonable demands on ourselves we will never stick with any diet. A good diet has to work with being able to fit into a fairly normal lifestyle.Do these Paleo fanatics live in a cave? Do they not drive an automobile? I am happy to report, you can lose weight and feel healthier with the Paleo diet, and you don’t have to be a Paleo fanatic.

I think the information about the Paleo era is interesting. I believe there is a lot of truth about it. However, let’s face it, that was a long time ago and there is a lot of speculation. So the caveman thing isn’t real important to me. However, results are very important. I mentioned before that there are basically two ways to follow the Paleo diet. You can follow it 100%, or you can follow it most of the time. And they both work. If you are suffering from an autoimmune disorder, make no mistake, you want to follow it 100%. If however you are just trying to lose body fat and feel better, most of the time Paleo will work fine for you.

So it is not really the caveman hype that appeals to me. What does appeal to me is that Paleo makes sense and helps many people to lose weight, and feel healthier. How does Paleo do this? I am a fairly allergic type person, and I will try to explain this in simple terms. I am not a doctor or scientist, but I have learned a lot about allergy through the years.

It is a fact. Many peoples bodies, do not like grains, dairy and other proteins. Allergies are the bodies reaction to these things it doesn’t like. These things are all strong proteins. The symptoms are the result of the body trying to defend itself from proteins it doesn’t trust. In other words when you are exposed to something your body doesn’t like, it is in effect saying, there is this protein I am not sure about. It must be a parasite or germ that is trying to do me harm, so I will try to kill it. Now that is probably a pretty funny way to put it, but that is the allergic response in a nutshell (no pun intended). So the body tries to kill this thing that it thinks might be a parasite, or germ or other invading entity. It releases tons of chemicals to get rid of it. These include histamine, cortisol and others. Your defense system means business. So what happens is a state of inflammation at first. Something will be inflamed. If it’s pollen and your nose, your sinus passages will be inflamed and swollen. In the worst case scenarios, your body is actually attacking itself. It is doing harm to itself in its defense, and this is the basic nature of autoimmune disorders.

Hay fever is a bothersome autoimmune condition, but it is fairly harmless. If this condition takes another form, you may have diabetes or other serious and deadly, health disorders. The truth is, most people that have food allergies are allergic to the same types of proteins. And guess what they are? Mostly grains and dairy, soy and legumes. Yes that is a common problem for many people with allergies. But even if you don’t have allergies that you know of, these proteins may still trigger responses from your body. Many people keep eating things that are slowly killing them or at best, making their life miserable and expensive. You may have been eating foods since a child that are causing inflammations in your body. I know, I speak from experience. But the good news is once you remove these sources of irritation, the inflammation calms down, and you feel better.

But that is not all. It has been proven many times, that grains carbs and sugars are also making us fat. So are food preservatives. Preservatives have been linked to major diseases like heart conditions and even cognitive problems like dementia.

So this is the part of Paleo that I love.

You will continue to see news stories about wheat and other grains and how they are linked to diabetes and other diseases. It is a fact, that Paleo is the right diet for most of us, and will bring great results. So caveman or no caveman, this is a diet that makes sense and brings results. It doesn’t matter if you call it Paleo or Caveman diet, what matters is this is the diet we should be following to look great and feel healthy. Paleo by any other name.

The Secrets of Snacking on a Diet Exposed

Low blood sugar contributes to crabbiness and too little concentration. The minimal sodium and higher potassium content assists in maintaining normal blood pressure levels. Please be aware that this reaction is unsafe to do at home.

Snacking on a Diet

It doesn’t need to be Trident. Sugar is among the biggest health hazards for children today. Moreover, you’re going to be getting the wellness benefits of tart cherries.

The War Against Snacking on a Diet

Research proves that rye will help to stabilize blood sugar. Your physician will supply you with specific instructions about how to use snacks once your blood glucose level is too low. It’s this seed that is known as almond that is consumed in a number of means.

Which isn’t surprising in any way. Keep this up and you’ll see.

In addition, it tried salads in a cup known as McSalad Shakers. You usually want to over snack. Most liquorice allsorts assortments contain these kinds of candies.

It’s possible for you to add numerous ingredients to improve your chocolate candy. Liquorice allsorts specifically have come to be a widespread candy treat enjoyed by a lot of people. My preferred snack is popcorn.

There’s not any reason to get rid of sugary foods from the diet regime. So try this diet when there’s a function that will push you to really keep on it. Many people think that diet bars are a superior snack item, though, a range of these contain trans fats that have been demonstrated to be bad for the heart along with adding fat.

Diets vary upon the world. These days you are able to come across some pretty remarkable high protein, very low carb bars. Snacks can be really important sections of a youngster or adult’s diet.

The Tried and True Method for Snacking on a Diet in Step by Step Detail

If large containers aren’t available, utilize the coolers. Orders today has to be placed by 3pm in the shipping zip code. The exact same plan also permits you to lose 20 lbs in 10 days.

If it’s still true that you need the taste (of course that you do!) After those 3 days or week, you will observe that for some time you aren’t going to get those carb or sugar cravings. A lazy person will realize that it is really hard to be active, an active person will realize that it is challenging to keep in, and just a cigarette smoker will realize that it is hard to stop.

If you prefer to slim down you will have to change some things. Tricking your head and body what’s going to get you get through the subsequent 8 or 9 days. It’s at times that you’re hungry when you are likely to overeat or earn poor food choices.

It’s not only for hiking trails! The important thing here is making an effort to lead a wholesome lifestyle all year around. You may choose the exact time of day that you want to eat, though it’s simpler to eat at the conclusion of your day.

Paleo CrossFit Combo

Paleo and CrossFit are often used together. It is a fact that you will get better results with dieting by exercising also. You will get better results with an exercise routine, by adding a sensible diet. Diet and exercise are meant to work together to bring fitness, and strength.

CrossFit is an exercise system developed over the years by Coach Greg Glassman. It is both a commercial system offered in many health clubs, and a system that you can do on your own. It involves constantly changing high intensity exercises most of the time, with weights. It is a functional form of exercise in that the routines are based on common movements. For an example, a CrossFit exercise may use the same muscles and movement as putting something away on a high shelf. High intensity exercises like CrossFit have proven themselves as great fat burners. It is better to do a unique exercise briskly for a short time, than to do the same exercise repeatedly for hours. Once you get your metabolism up by doing a high intensity exercise, the body continues to burn fat after the exercise is complete. More fat burning in less time. It burns more fat walking very briskly for a short time, than walking slowly for longer periods. The average CrossFit exercise takes two minutes to thirty minutes to execute. CrossFit can be an intense training for bodybuilders, or a more casual method of fitness and rehabilitation.

If you wish to learn more about CrossFit or try some of the exercises, you may do so by visiting CrossFit.com. CrossFit recommends one of two diets, the Paleo diet, and the zone, depending on your goals. The vast majority of CrossFit trainers, also follow the Paleo diet. CrossFit people are interested in getting as much energy as possible from their food. They do this by adding more healthy fats such as nuts and olives to their diets. This works in perfectly with the Paleo diet. They add more low glycemic foods in place of higher glycemic foods like most carbs. CrossFit works well with Paleo because with Paleo you do get to eat a lot of food. You can eat many smaller meals throughout the day. Both Paleo and CrossFit treat food as fuel for the body.

Either the Paleo diet or CrossFit training will bring positive results. Doing both as a lifestyle choice will bring the best results in the least amount of time. Both Paleo and CrossFit can be done on your own and on your own terms.

Diet Shmiet

I’ve searched my entire life for the perfect diet and tried just about every single one, from Atkins to Paleo, to the 4-Hour Body, to fasting. I’ve never been more than about five to ten pounds overweight at any given time, but the thought of letting it go beyond that scares the crap out of me, so I have become obsessive about diet and good nutrition.

I have a pair of brown corduroy cutoff shorts from when I was eighteen. Those shorts have become my guideline-my measuring tape, if you will. For the most part, I don’t go near those bad boys if I’m feeling fat. It’s only when I’m starting to feel skinny again that I pull them out. The big test is whether I can zip and button them-even if they’re tight.

I tend to lose weight when I’m depressed, like when I went through all three of my divorces. Each of those times, I probably weighed in at about 110 lbs. My sisters and my daughter would all yell at me about being “too skinny,” but I loved being that skinny, and I fit into all of my clothes-even the brown corduroy cutoffs. When I was that skinny, some of my “fat clothes” were so loose that I could pull them off without unbuttoning them (ahh, those were the days).

Ideally, I’d like to weigh 125 to 130, since I am only about 5 ft 3. I refuse to get on the scale, since I’m sure I can tell how much I weigh by how my clothes fit. I look at the dust-covered scale hidden under my bed with disdain, believing somehow that it holds the key to my happiness. Whenever I feel fat, I pretend all my jeans still fit because they have a touch of lycra in them so the stretchiness lies to me.

Most women can attest to the fact that buying jeans is one of the most stressful things in life. Who hasn’t tried on at least ten to twenty pairs before finding the only one that compliments your butt? I hated it when hip-hugger jeans came back into style. Whoever said those were flattering? Okay, so “Mom” jeans look goofy, but let’s face it, they flatter a womanly shape much more than hip huggers, which display “muffin tops” on anyone over thirty-five with hips or a butt. Nevertheless, I jumped on the hip-hugger bandwagon, but I found myself tugging the back of my jeans whenever I sat down, lest I reveal the dreaded “plumber’s crack” or my thong underwear (but don’t get me started on those).

“Someday I’ll be confident enough to get on it again,” I think to myself. But it has been years-I don’t even let my doctor weigh me. It’s my right, after all, to refuse, although they always make you feel that you have to step on the scale. I have this secret fear that there is a scale hidden under the examination table. And yes, I realize it’s probably just a table…

I know by how my clothes fit that I have not been below 130 lbs. since my last divorce, about seven years ago. And that was the last time I tried on those corduroy cutoffs.

It’s the little things, like when you throw on a pair of capris that have always fit comfortably and are now tight, or when your favorite sundress is hard to zip up the back, or when you notice you have bra overhang and back fat. BACK FAT! That’s a new one for me, and I’m having real trouble with it.

When those things happen, I throw on my sneakers and start running again, and I pick up the latest fad diet and go at it with gusto.

“Hmm, THE WHOLE30® PROGRAM. That looks new and interesting!” You only have to give up sugar, grains, dairy, legumes, and alcohol for 30 days. But wait, isn’t it just like the last one I tried? The new name intrigues me, and my daughter is doing it, so why not!

I am always dedicated to my diets, but, invariably, once I lose the weight, I go back to being relaxed and careless about what I shove into my mouth.

“Kale, schmale-are those Doritos you’re snacking on?” I say to my husband, as I lick my chops. Suddenly, the rules of healthy eating fly out the window as soon as I “feel skinny” again. And thus the wheel turns. It never stops. But I have realized that my carefree non-diet, if you will, is an indication of my happiness, so I think I will trade in my weight obsession for happiness-at least for today.

For those of you who have been on this roller coaster like me, try this: Stop obsessing! Eat simply, eat raw, cut out most carbs, reduce alcohol and sugar. There is balance in everything. Cut out some, indulge in others, but approach your eating with moderation. I have found that some combination of all, or a few, of my old diets work best. Above all, attitude is most important. Once you learn to think thin and healthy and adjust your attitude, you can achieve great results… Just believe in yourself, and believe that you are beautiful.