Lets be honest,
in this day and age, diets are thrown in our face left and right!
From magazines, to talk shows, to the pressure of society.
and because of that, I am bringing this week's WW up!
I wish' .... I had the willpower to
stay on one particular diet,
and it would be Paleo!
The Paleo Diet, isn't really a diet, it is a lifestyle change that is truly insane! hah -- I will be the first to admit it and really really wish I had the determination to make the switch to Paleo, but it is something that I could really only imagine myself doing short term.
The theory behind it is to eat like our ancestors ate, and they often refer to it as what a caveman eats.
3 basics: Lean Protein, Good Fat, Decreased Carbs
Protein: The average diet is composted of approximately 10% protein, most of which comes from dairy, grain and highly saturated-fat meats. In Paleo Diet, protein calorie intake should be about 30-35% of the total energy consumed.
Fats: Most Americans get about 40% of their energy from fat. The percentage is the same in the Paleo Diet, but the TYPE of fat is very different. An emphasis is placed on unsaturated fats, minimizing saturated and trans-saturated fats.
Decreased Carbs: Carbohydrate intake comprises about 25-30% of the intake in the Paleo Diet. Preferred sources are fruits and vegetables, with processed sugars, grains and legumes sources discouraged and minimized. Most people average 50% of their calories from carbohydrates, this is twice as much as the Paleo Diet recommends.
Overall Paleo Diet: Grass fed lean meats, raw nuts and seeds, fruits, veggies, AND no processed food, no sugar, no dairy, no carbs, no grains. *****WHAT WHAT!!! No cheat days or a resolution for sweet tooths?!?! haha! And talk about expensive eating and breathing from Whole Foods!
Paleo References; Click here
What diet/lifestyle change do you wish you could stick to??
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