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Paleo Diet

Chances are you’ve heard the term Paleo (or Paleo Diet) before, and likely used in close association with Cross Fit. Paleo, short for Paleolithic, is a term that refers to a specific type of diet or eating style. The Paleolithic era, also known as the Stone Age, was a time in which primitive people (cave men) lived as hunters and gatherers. Their diets consisted of whatever animals they could kill or food they could gather. So this essentially means any foods that are in their rawest or truest form and available in nature.

Think back to history class and images of cavemen- lean, athletic, muscular. I think it’s safe to say if cave men sat around eating Oreos off of golden trays, their bodies would be more like what we see in the general population in our world today. So there’s got to be something about what they were doing that worked, right? This is where Paleo diet advocators derive their argument for why it works. They believe our bodies were physiologically created to be able to properly digest and derive energy from the original foods our ancestors ate. But with the incorporation of farming and agriculture, grains were now being grown in abundance and disease risks increased along with the crop. The work required to obtain food has diminished incredibly over the past hundreds of thousands of years.

Paleo Diet FoodsThis “diet” isn’t ‘just for people looking to shed some pounds- it’s for anyone who just wants to feel and operate better. Those who practice the Paleo diet see a plethora of health benefits as a result.

  • Increased vitamin, mineral & antioxidant consumption
  • Improved blood sugar control
  • Improvements in cardiovascular health (triglycerides, cholesterol, blood pressure)
  • Natural detox for the body
  • Better sleep
  • Weight loss

For those of you who are not fans of calorie counting or macro tracking, the Paleo diet has an advantage. While you certainly can track these things if you wish, they aren’t essential for weight loss. If you eat only Paleo-approved (nuts, fruits, eggs, grass-fed meats, healthy oils, vegetables), you are constantly putting healthy and nourishing foods into your body. These foods aren’t the ones causing our worldwide obesity and disease-ridden epidemic- processed foods (read: sugar) are.

Whether you think the Paleo diet sounds great or not, it’s hard to argue against eating natural, unprocessed foods. After all, our world wasn’t slowly killing itself until we started walking down supermarket aisles through barrages of processed goods. There’s a saying that history repeats itself. Perhaps this time we ought to listen.

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six-pack-food

If you’re serious about building six pack abs then your breakfast is the most important meal of the day because your body has been recovering in sleep and is starved of energy so first thing in the morning it’s your opportunity to feed your body some much needed great foods which will kick start your metabolism.

Porridge/Oats

This an ideal breakfast for first thing in the morning because it contains lots of good carbohydrates which will release energy over a longer period of time. It also contains a lot of protein and fiber which will keep you feeling fuller for longer. Porridge/Oats also contain essential vitamins and minerals, so if your trying to build your six pack abs porridge/oats is one of the best options you can eat first thing in the morning.

six-pack-foodGrapefruit

Grapefruit is another citrus fruit which gets ignored a lot, but it shouldn’t because the nutrients that they contain are absolutely fantastic especially if you are trying to get red of stubborn belly fat and build six pack abs. Grapefruits are rich in lycopene and Limonoids which help to prevent things like tumors and cancer, they are very hard to find in other fruit and vegetables but you get plenty in grapefruits. They also help with the digestion of your food and after a big meal can be a wise choice to help digest your food faster because of their acidic properties. So, a great option for your breakfast especially if your looking to lose body fat or lose weight in general.

Scrambled Egg

Eggs are a great source of protein and what better way to start your day with a round of eggs. There is however a certain way to make your scrambled egg. Firstly NEVER use milk when making your eggs in the morning, just mix your eggs up as they are using the egg white and the yolk. The yolks are fine to eat, its been well documented that eating the yolks of eggs is perfectly healthy as that is really where most of the goodness is anyway. You can eat boiled eggs by all means there just as good but scrambled egg is also another super breakfast option that you can choose to eat.

So you now know 3 great super breakfast foods to eat. Another little tip though, I often have a small bowl of porridge with some nuts and berries on top to give it an extra bit of taste. It’s delicious, try it.

If you want more details, try out the Nutrition Guide that goes with our Muscle Building With HIIT.

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