The Purpose of Paleo – Successful Nutrition
The purpose of eating well is to maintain perfect health. The objective of perfect health is to facilitate our enjoyment of life.
A Primal or Palaeolithic Diet is used to replicate the food groups, that were consumed by our ancestors. As modern day humans, we have not evolved to eat the processed and mass-produced foods of today. These foods are, grains, legumes, gluten, dairy and processed sugar! Our ancestors evolved over a period of thousands of years with their main food sources being, animals, root vegetables, fruits, nuts and berries.
Taking our diet back to basics, we reduce the level of inflammation in the body caused by a western diet full of gluten and sugar. Excess inflammation is a core risk factor in many diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and caner. Eating a Primal or Paleo diet therefore increases our quality of life and ability to live longer.
At Primal Sydney we believe that following a Paleo diet has allowed us to hack our personal performance in all facets of life. We have significantly increased our maximal strength output, been able to train harder for longer using Dense Strength Method. Our ability to effectively run our business increased. In general we have discovered an improved quality of life, general happiness and personal performance.
Nutrition is where you can make the biggest gains, not exercise. The average athlete will train hard for 1-2 hours a day, 4-5 times per week. Yet they will eat between 21-56 meals a week depending on their eating habits. It’s what we decide to make ourselves out of that counts. Hence ‘you are what you eat’.
For those looking to take their health and nutrition to the next level with the Paleo Diet, we suggest you start small and start now. Begin by removing gluten, refined sugar and alcohol from your diet. Eat more organic vegetables and meat. Be really prepared, plan out your meals for the week on Sunday and shop in bulk, as they say “fail to plan and you’re planning to fail”.
Remember the Paleo Diet is a lifestyle not a diet.
Example Paleo Weekly Shopping List:
- 3 x Chicken Breast Packet (Preferably Organic)
- 2 x White Fish
- 2 x Steak 200g
- 1 x Turkey Steak
- 2 x Canned Tuna in Spring water
- 24 Eggs
- 500g Nitrate Free Bacon
- Turkey / Chicken Breast – shaved or sliced
- 2 x Broccolini
- 2 x Broccoli
- 2 x Asparagus
- 1 kg Packed Carrots
- 2 x Packaged Celery Sticks
- Red Capsicum
- Spinach or Kale
- Sweet Potato
- 3 Avocados
- 4 Bananas
- Punnet of Blueberries
- 2 Small Packets of Sultanas
- Coconut Yogurt
- Greek Full Fat Yogurt
- Pana Chocolate
- Loving Earth Coconut Milk Chocolate
- Activated Nuts (If you can find them)
- Coconut Flakes
- Coconut Water
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By Primal Sydney