Paleo Diet

Posted on 02-17-2017 by KJ in cfsp nutrition

Paleo-diet

We were talking the other day to one of our members about the Paleo diet and how a lot of people associate Paleo with CrossFit. I am by no means an expert in nutrition but I have been around this particular fitness industry enough to have some thoughts.

Here is a great article by Robb Wolf, one of the pioneers in the field..that explains the Paleo diet and is very pro-Paleo…

http://robbwolf.com/what-is-the-paleo-diet/

 

Here is what I have experienced.

  1. It is a great way to jump start your system and to detox.
  2. The best way is to go cold turkey and 100% for the first 4-6 weeks.
  3. If you have never detoxed before you will feel like shit for about 2/3 weeks.. no energy, cramps like you think your going to die, headaches… your body goes through a legit with-drawl..
  4. Once you have detoxed you will feel great! You wont believe how”bad” you felt without realizing it.
  5. Strict Paleo is hard to maintain, so I suggest after you do the initial 4-6 week detox start introducing some grains back in, moderately and with the mindset of “food is fuel” and a  tool  for performance, especially working out like we do!!
  6. There are many health benefits to Paleo… you can get the same benefits by cleaning up your diet and allowing yourself to indulge every once in a while.. and you’ll keep your sanity!
  7.  I know one person who has been strict Paleo for years.. most people do it every once in a while as a detox and to get back on track. Most people do better with a zone type structure, and macro counting.
  8. Paleo does not work for everyone!! Just like any nutritional plan, listen to your body.. it will tell you what works or not!!!!

March 5th, 10:15 am  Amy Plano will be here to give you her thoughts on nutrition. She is scientific based. We will be hearing from a few different approaches!~