How To Transition to a Paleo Lifestyle

Transitioning to Paleo

Fountain of You is Brevard County’s premiere anti-aging and aesthetic center. We have a renowned reputation for assisting our clients to live the best life possible regardless of their age. Age is merely a number after all. You cannot control the clock, but you can control how well you age. This is why we focus on the whole person. Our commitment to creating a customized wellness plan for our clients sets us apart, and we would love the opportunity to work alongside you in creating your best life. One thing we promote is a whole foods based diet rich in vegetables and fruits, healthy fats, grass fed free range proteins, along with nuts and seeds. We believe that the closer you eat to nature, the better. This is why we have been covering the PALEO diet in our recent blog posts. For those of you interested in transforming your diet to this style of eating simply and realistically, read on.

First and foremost, Paleo is referred to as a “diet” when in actuality it is more of a lifestyle. There are certain communities, such as CrossFit enthusiasts, that have made the Paleo way of eating more mainstream over the past several years. You don’t have to be a hardcore athlete or excel in endurance sports to adopt this way of eating and living. Simply choose to make time for daily exercise and include whole, natural, unprocessed foods into your diet and you are there.

When you decide to adopt new eating and moving patterns, the shift can feel overwhelming. Take heart! You do not have to make rapid changes all at once. Here are some great tips for getting started.

Gather Information

Do not go into this process blindly. There are great resources online that will give you a great start when it comes to increasing your knowledge about the Paleo lifestyle. Former research biologist and author of The Paleo Solution, Robb Wolf, has a great website full of scientifically backed information. Mark Sission of Marksdailyapple.com has been a long time PALEO proponent and offers readers insight into the Primal lifestyle. If you want to get down to the nitty gritty basics, UltimatePaleoLifestyle.com offers simple graphics and lists to make grocery shopping a breeze.

Small Steps

If you are accustomed to eating a highly processed diet, start small. You can begin by removing processed grains from your diet and replacing them with whole foods instead. Love spaghetti? Ditch the packaged noodles and use “zoodles” instead. By spiralizing zucchini, you can create veggie noodles that pack a serious nutritional punch. Instead of a handful of crackers for a snack, you can opt for nuts, seeds, or a piece of whole fruit. You don’t have to spend tons of money and make hefty promises that will only set you up for failure. Rather, eliminate one thing at a time until you are ready to take on something new. Remember that you are creating a lifestyle, not a diet. This journey is about progress and not perfection.

Don’t Give Up

Change takes time and long-term change requires strength and knowledge. Begin by collecting information, seeking assistance, and making the best choices you can. Fountain of You wants to see you live a life that is full of energy and vitality. If you have questions about the best nutrition and exercise practices for you, please contact our office today![/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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