Certainly, you have seen on social networks, hashtags like: #paleo #paleolife #paleodiet, but what this #paleowave actually means? I’ll tell you in this post.
The first time I heard the term paleo, was at the introductory class of crossfit.
First of all, is mistaken who thinks that paleo is one of those miracle diets like, lose 15 lb. in 7 days. No, definitely, this is not the point. Paleo, is nothing but a nutrition style, based based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food.
In short, Eat real food! Oh, that's amazing! I love to eat!
The Paleo movement got its name in the 1970s with the doctor Walter l. Voegtlin. And recently received a boost with the research of Dr. Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet, master's degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Nevada-Reno and PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah.
Dr. Cordain explains that our ancestors before the Agricultural Revolution, were tall, strong, agile and athletic. They were able to hunt large animals travel long distances on foot and survive in harsh conditions. Once we dominated the agriculture - probably the most important event in human history - we begin to face health difficulties, energy problems and we saw to emerge a lot of new diseases. The situation worsened in the last decades, with processed foods.
In fact, our body never properly set to consume so many grains and refined carbohydrates. Excessive consumption of carbohydrates means extra energy we won't use-especially with a much more sedentary lifestyle than before. Extra unused energy is stored in the body as fat.
At the same time, carbohydrates are known as the main source of power from the modern diet. However, Robb Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution, explains that our bodies are prepared to act with far fewer carbohydrates than we began to consume after the Agricultural Revolution. A fact cited by the author is that – unlike proteins and fats – there are no essential carbohydrates.
In a Paleo Nutrition our organism works like this: If there is no available carbohydrates, our body will obtain energy using fat as fuel. Both the fat you eat as the fat stored in your body, are burn. Makes sense, doesn't it?
Anyway, there is a lot of articles published about Paleo lifestyle. If you want to go deeper and understand better, I suggest accessing the links below:
It's the kind of food that I like most, because I've never been very close to breads, cakes and sugar. In time, not be very close doesn't mean never eat, okay? Soft drinks, no way, when I was a kid my mom used to mix vinegar and Coca-Cola, for which I didn't like. Snacks like Cheetos, argh, I can't even smell it ...
I love meat, eggs, vegetables and berries. However, I'm crazy about all kinds of pasta: Fettuccine, Penne, Ravioli, etc., though not eat as often as I'd like.
So, as I have trouble with radicalism, I decided to join the paleo style as a biweekly detox, and I'm loving the experience. For those who think that being time without carbohydrate turns the person weak and without energy, forget it. At least with me, it didn't happen. It's only a matter of time for the body to assimilate the new style, no drama! I'm more willing, less bloated, cellulite decreased and my arms and legs are thinner!
It's been a very satisfying experience. I regard as a seasonal detox and not impose as a rule. After all, I don't pass on an invitation to dinner at Il Gabbiano, my fave Italian Restaurant, here in Miami!