Do It Like A Caveman - The Paleo Diet
Jan 16, 2013
Do it like a caveman! If you haven’t yet heard this phrase, it’s likely you haven’t gone Paleo. The Paleo Diet is based on the concept that humans were at their physical prime during the paleolithic era. But don’t be fooled by the name. It is much more than a fad or a way to lose weight. The Paleo Diet is a lifestyle that involves a specific eating regimen as well as a new way to think about fitness.
What are the benefits of going Paleo?
To read about all the health benefits of going Paleo it’s best to familiarize yourself with www.thepaleodiet.com, the primary website regarding the lifestyle. Some major benefits include the reduced risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, possible loss of weight, improved athletic performance, increased muscle mass, increased metabolism, and increased energy to name a few.
So what is the diet, and what are the reasons for it?
Before the agricultural revolution, humans were hunter-gatherers who ate mostly fruits, vegetables, and meats. The advent of agriculture marked a dramatic shift in the dietary habits of humans who could now consume foods like grains, alcohol, dairy, vegetable oils, and salt. But we soon learned these foods are responsible for a host of allergies and diseases from gluten intolerance to alcoholism and more.
Thus the Paleo Diet eliminates all dairy, processed foods, grains, and legumes to cut out trans fats, refined sugars, glutenous grains, and excess salt, all of which can cause weight gain, cardiovascular problems, and diabetes.
So what can you eat on the Paleo diet? Everything else! Fruits, vegetables, meats of all kinds! For an extensive list of foods, click here, but a good rule of thumb is: if you can pick or kill it, you can eat it. In other words, when in doubt, think like a caveman.
So what is the fitness part of the Paleo Diet?
Unlike the regimented eating part of the Paleo lifestyle, the fitness aspect is more of a way of thinking than a specific set of rules. The core concept is that we have become rote in our fitness routines, doing too much cardio, not enough weight lifting, and not enough high-intensity short-spurt workouts.
So do it like a caveman! Grab the Ultimate Body Press Sandbag and lift that thing! Complete a couple of bear hug squats, and you’ll feel just like a caveman ripping a tree from the ground. Jump using our speed rope and feel just like you’re outrunning a cougar. Do some pull-ups and be the caveman climbing the cliff to get to her prey.
Our extensive workout guides will lead you to your Paleo fitness routine where you’ll burn more fat, lose weight faster, and feel more alive than ever before.
Do it like a caveman! Rawr!
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