Why Paleo… Lets start a 24 day challenge!
If you look at our world today, you drive down the road and there’s a fast food restaurant on every corner, at every red light, and the amount of processed foods we typically indulge and put in our body has begun to disgust me. It’s easy, you are what you eat, so when you think about it in those terms the breakdown of food becomes something easy to understand.
Lets make this simple… what is the paleo diet? Lean Meats, Vegetables, Fruits and Healthy Fats (aka: Nuts and Seeds). These are unprocessed, natural foods in which your body can digest properly. Do you really want to put something in your body that has been altered from its original state and something that has a completely pointless nutritional value to your body? The answer is simple… No!
So what is it that you stay away from? This list is easy to remember… No Grains, Legumes, or Dairy, and limited sugars! I could go through all the negative side effect and lost half the readers by posting more details on how they contain lectins, phytic acid, protease inhibitors, or I can leave it simple and say… its simply just bad for you! Someone very close to me explains it to others as this… “You are what you eat, so what do you want to be? You want to be fluffy… then eat a roll cause that’s what they are, fluffy. You want to be strong and lean, then you eat real food… you eat meat!”
My challenge for you is this… get rid of the processed foods you’ve been putting in your body and lets feed your body with healthy real foods. I challenge you to a 24 day challenge of eating this style for you to see yourself the benefits you will have in the end. For some this will be an easy process and transition. For others if you need to take it step by step I highly recommend doing this as well. If you can’t completely remove Grains, Legumes, and Dairy from your diet, then this week only remove the grains, we can take this one step at a time and get your body not only better nutritionally but also in better shape and begin feeling better in the day to day activities.
Hope this is a great motivation and challenge to get started… lets track it together as my 24 day challenge begins NOW!