A Word on Nutrition

No!!!! Sugar – Pasta – Bread – Rice – Potatoes!

 

What should I eat?

In plain language, base your diet on garden vegetables, especially greens, lean meats, nuts and seeds, little starch, and no sugar.

 

The Caveman or Paleolithic Model for Nutrition

Modern diets are ill suited for our genetic composition. Evolution has not kept pace with advances in agriculture and food processing resulting in a plague of health problems for modern man. Coronary heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, obesity and psychological dysfunction have all been scientifically linked to a diet too high in refined or processed carbohydrate.

 

What Foods should I avoid?

Excessive consumption of high-glycemic carbohydrates is the primary culprit in nutritionally caused health problems. High glycemic carbohydrates are those that raise blood sugar too rapidly. They include rice, bread, potato, sweets, sodas, and most processed carbohydrates. Processing can include bleaching, baking, grinding, and refining. Processing of carbohydrates greatly increases their glycemic index, a measure of their propensity to elevate blood sugar.

 

What is the Problem with High-Glycemic Carbohydrates?

The problem with high-glycemic carbohydrates is that they give an inordinate insulin response. Insulin is an essential hormone for life, yet acute, chronic elevation of insulin leads to hyperinsulinism, which has been positively linked to obesity, elevated cholesterol levels, blood pressure, mood dysfunction and a Pandoras box of disease and disability. Research hyperinsulinism on the Internet. There’s a gold mine of information pertinent to your health available there.

 

Caloric Restriction and Longevity

Current research strongly supports the link between caloric restriction and an increased life expectancy. The incidence of cancers and heart disease sharply decline with a diet that is carefully limited in controlling caloric intake.

 

Paleo Resources:

Here’s a quick and easy guide to follow on how to get started with the Paleo Diet.  You should try it.  It works really well.  PALEO IS AN SIMPLE WAY OF EATING.  IF YOUR SERIOUS ABOUT LOSING BODY FAT THEN DO IT!

Paleo Quick Start Guide

 

Links to some great Paleo resources.

Paleo for Life

The Whole30

PaleoDiet.com

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