You want to do everything you can to support your body to live a long, healthy, and abundant life and there is no better way to accomplish this than by embracing a Paleo lifestyle.
At its core, living the Paleo way is as simple as embracing real foods and eliminating those that may cause inflammation in your body. It’s about looking at human dietary requirements from an evolutionary perspective and adapting and incorporating the experiences of Paleolithic man combined with modern nutritional and medical research. It’s about getting back to the basics through what you eat and the way you live, and for many shifting their diet and lifestyle has been an absolute game changer!
We love our Paleo lifestyle. It’s about finding nourishing alternatives, embracing new ingredients, and eating in a way that not only tastes great but really does support (and even improve) overall health and well-being.
There are many reasons to fall in love with the Paleo lifestyle philosophies
Contrary to what is often reported on social media, Paleo adherents are not trying to perfectly emulate the exact life of the ‘caveman’. Living Paleo is about embracing aspects of diet and lifestyle that are optimal for the modern human animal, viewed through the lens of evolution.
Over the past few years, there has been an increasing amount of studies linking Paleo-based diets with reducing many chronic conditions including reduced inflammation, blood pressure, lipid profile and glucose tolerance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and weight loss,
Most of you are quite aware that most of the food Paleolithic man ate no longer exists making it impossible to REALLY eat a paleo diet. Nobody argues this point. In fact, the majority of the plants and animals available now are not even the same as they were 50 years ago due to factory farming, hybridization, genetic modification and mono-crop agriculture. The Paleo lifestyle encourages finding the highest quality, most nutritious food you can. This includes sourcing the best grass-fed meats, wild-caught fish, organic fruits and vegetables that your location and budgetary constraints allow. It’s about doing the best you can with what is available to you.
Easy To Follow
The Paleo diet is a lot of common sense. You get to eat real, whole foods: meats, vegetables and fruits and eliminate the processed stuff: grains, sugar, added sugar – the list goes on.
When following a Paleo diet, the majority of the foods you consume provide high nutritional benefits for a relatively low caloric intake. Sugar, for example, provides little to no nutritional benefits whilst providing a lot of calories, all of which are easily stored as fat. There is also no need to diet through the effort of weighing your food, calculating calories and macronutrients and scheduling meals. You simply do your research for some adequate food sources and periodically stock up (depending on spoilage etc.). You don’t need to worry about anything else, you eat when you’re hungry, as much as you want, day or night.
Gourmet, Fast Food - Simply
Paleo is the healthiest, freshest, and fastest food on the planet. You can’t get much quicker (or tastier) than a pan-fried piece of fish served up with an abundance of seasonal, organic vegetables, maybe some fermented foods on the side, and some bone broth added in here and there. Paleo often gets people into the kitchen and experimenting with their foods. This encourages the whole family to learn about food, understand that preparation need not be difficult or complicated and not just to reach for ready meals and takeaways.
Chef Pete came to realize that Paleo is fine dining – all his training at Le Cordon Bleu and fine dining restaurants has him committed to using his skills and experience to inspire people to get into the kitchen and give Paleo a try. He has created delicious gourmet meals (do you know we now offer breakfast too?)
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Part of the fine dining philosophy is sourcing and choosing the best, highest quality ingredients you can and letting them shine. The Paleo approach encourages you to seek out the best free-range, organic, and ethically raised meats and locally grown, organic vegetables as dietary staples that you can – resulting in food that is delicious without much work, manipulation or processing.
Paleo is also a fantastic way to reconnect with your food sources. Get to know your butcher and find out where your meat comes from or make a day of it on the weekend and take the kids to the farmers market to select your seasonal vegetables.
Eating out or attending social gatherings need not be complicated. Many restaurants serve Paleo-friendly options and, with a little planning, can be really easy to make a choice that fits your plan. We even created a restaurant guide for you here. When gathering at a friend’s or going to a party, sticking to you Paleo goals can be really simply, when you know how!
Give someone basic Paleo guidelines they are well on their way to making a positive lifestyle change. With a bit of planning, the Paleo way of eating is all about serving up healthy, fuss-free food.
Everyone Can Do It
What’s to criticize about meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds? No one will argue they are nutrient-dense, pretty filling, and healthy for everyone (unless of course you have a specific allergy or intolerance).
The Paleo Diet works for women, men and children alike. Even though there is a widespread misconception that ‘women did the gathering’ and ‘men did the hunting’, there are societies where the hunting is done by both genders. Furthermore, meals were shared by men, women and children, young and old.
Paleo has many diverse devotees. The Paleo way of eating has been adopted by everyone from professional athletes to world-renowned doctors because it provides flexibility and an ideology where you can adapt and modify what you eat to support you and your health goals.
There are opportunities for experimentation, the addition and inclusion of ‘newer’ foods and products that can actually support your health and your goals. The emphasis is and modifications and adjustments for personal preference and individual needs and concerns. Paleo is not a one-size-fits-all approach!
The Paleo community is growing and constantly learning. There is always room for plenty of interaction, discussion and debate – sometimes heated, but always with the intent of achieving the best life and health possible in our modern world.
More Than Simply Food
Paleo is also about doing what you need to support your journey to better health. This includes moving your body every day in a way you love, drinking plenty of water, managing your stress, spending time with those you care about and getting lots of sleep. Living a Paleo lifestyle encourages healthy habits beyond what you eat.
A Paleo template is a way of life that’s all about simplifying and finding satisfaction through living in the moment and reconnecting with something bigger than yourself, like getting out in nature. Living a Paleo lifestyle encourages
Because Paleo adopts a nose-to-tail eating philosophy of honoring the animal by consuming everything (including the bones for broth and the liver), it can reduce waste and sourcing ethically raised animals and vegetables is not only better for you, but better for the planet too!
We Love Paleo
…and you should too
As a society, we could do with more of a whole food approach to nutrition. We don’t eat enough vegetables, we don’t eat enough fibre, we eat too many processed sugars and too much hydrogenated fat. We tend to think in terms of diets, calories and macronutrients, which are only partially responsible for how we feel. Paleo does not get caught in that trap – it simplifies your food choices and encourages as healthy lifestyle to support it. The Paleo diet encourages you to look a little wider and. Paleo is a great way to reconnect with your health and your body as well as being a lifestyle and philosophy that betters your life, the lives of those around you and the lives of generations to come.