Many people who know about the Paleo diet may think this way of eating is a little mental. Surely you are either on the diet or you are not. Well that is what I first thought but having looked at it I think it is actually a good way to live in the modern world that combines a vast majority of healthy food with the odd not so healthy although nothing considered really bad. So what exactly is allowed and what isn’t?
What is definitely not allowed?
The food items that are banned are things like chocolate, cake, biscuits and all fizzy and alcoholic drinks. This is food that is high in sugar with little to no fibre. It also has virtually no nutrients that your body can use and if you eat these foods chances are you wont be eating anything healthy with them therefore they are the biggest of the no foods.
What is allowed?
The foods that you can eat as much as you like of are fresh foods such as meat, fish, nuts, eggs, fruits and vegetables. This is because your body can use these to repair the body and to maintain perfect function. Although fruits and vegetables have sugars in them they also have fibre to they are not bad for you. They slow down the absorbing of sugar so it won’t harm you but the nutrients they include will be of great benefit. You can eat as much as you like of these foods including those items high in fat. Don’t worry you wont be able to eat as much as you think.
What foods can I have a little of?
Then there are the foods that aren’t on Paleo but you can eat on the Almost Paleo Diet. This is things like wholemeal bread and dairy like proper cheese. This is because these are foods that can help you to create a balanced diet and will be eaten along with other foods that are high in protein, fats and vitamins. You should eat these every meal and every day but they can be used to allow you to mix up your weekly menu.
You can find this eating plan which can be used for losing weight or keeping healthy from www.colinmstone.co.uk along with many other articles about the obesity pandemic and the conspiracy that made us all fat. It is a great read and I highly recommend it.