Greetings! We have spent the last few blog posts discussing the PALEO lifestyle.
This type of eating and living incorporates real unprocessed foods such as grass-fed and grass finished beef, fish, and seafood, healthy whole fats like avocado and nuts/seeds, along with fresh fruits and vegetables. Careful consideration is given to the way in which these items are grown and harvested to ensure that you are consuming nutrient dense foods to fuel you throughout your day. Because of the emphasis on real foods, processed sugars, most grains and legumes, refined vegetable oils, and dairy (with a few exceptions) are considered off-limits.
It can be challenging to transition to this type of eating because we tend to focus on all the things that we are not supposed to eat as opposed to the plethora of amazing items we can. This is where lifestyle comes into play. There are no hard and fast rules here, simply make small adjustments that add up over time. Before you know it, you will have created a sustainable lifestyle that changes you from the inside out. If PALEO is new to you and you have questions, here are some great resources to get you started on learning more. Follow the links for general information, recipes, and accompanying exercise options that may work for you.
- Mark’s Daily Apple – Mark Sisson is author of the Primal Blueprint and a longtime PALEO advocate. His site is rich in science based research, fun blogs, recipes, and overall health information.
- Robb Wolf – Rob Wolfe’s is author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat. A former biochemist, he brings intellect and research into everything he does. This is a great site for those who want to dig deep.
- Nomnompaleo – This is a great site for delicious recipes. Michelle Tam, the owner of the site, converted to the Paleo way of life and has been creating delectable dinners ever since.
- Elana’s Pantry – Everything you want to know about PALEO cooking and more is available here. Elana Amsterdam is a New York Times bestselling author who also suffers from Celiac Disease and MS. She has a background in health and wellness and saw tremendous relief after changing her eating styles. Bonus: she makes killer PALEO desserts!
Fountain of You, Melbourne, Florida’s premier anti-aging and aesthetic clinic, is committed to seeing our clients thrive. We have focused on this lifestyle because of its practicality and overall health benefits. The closer to nature the foods we consume are, the better our bodies can utilize what we consume and propel us towards health and wellness. When you consume high-quality foods your body responds with a resounding THANK YOU!! Getting back to basics does not mean that you forfeit taste and indulgence. You can eat with the PALEO principles in mind and still enjoy palatable treats.