Our Paleolithic ancestors never had access to plentiful carbs yet had no problems kicking arse and taking down dinosaurs…
What he would have eaten would be lots of meat, vegetables, certain fruits, nuts and seeds…and so should you!
The vast majority of us are not designed to process carbohydrates efficiently and store an excess as body fat. A certain individual maybe known as carb tolerant. If you are asking yourself right now if you are
or not, ask yourself this. Can you eat and drink whatever you want, anytime
and never put any weight on? No…neither can I or nearly 90% of the population. If any of you guys are looking to burn body fat and I would suggest that most of you are, you need to keep your carb intake low, and the carbs that you do ingest are low GI.
The bulk of your diet should be protein. This may seem obvious to some but i get lots of questions about good protein sources so here are some of my favourites :-
Lean cuts of Beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, bison, wild boar, ostrich, all fish (especially oily fish), all seafood such as prawns, squid, mussels, oysters, eggs (with yolks) and a good protein powder.
Next up is FATS. Dont be scared of having a good source of fat in your diet.
It will not be stored as body fat. Yes, that’s right, it will not be stored as body fat.
Good sources are:-
Avocado, avocado oil, olive oil, fish oil, mackerel, sardines, salmon, butter (yes), nut oils, coconut oil. Avoid margarine like the plague.
Next in your diet should be a good source of vegetables, in particular, greens. Broccoli, cabbage, spinach, tomato, peppers, onions, leeks, Brussel sprouts, okra, cauliflower, artichoke, carrots, sweet potatoes.
Berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and any other berries you can get your hands on…also, plums, peaches, pomegranate.
Nuts and seeds :-
Brazil, cashew, almonds, macadamia, walnut, hazel, pecan, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
These are my favourites but for a more detailed idea on this type of diet have a look at http://paleodietlifestyle.com/ and
Ideally, you would spread these food sources over 4-7 meals throughout the day to keep the metabolism high.
Here is a few of the food sources that our hairy ancestor had access to and it’s what we should try to adhere to also. Your energy levels will increase, your body fat will go down, your workouts will improve, your sleep quality will improve and overall the world will be a better place 🙂
Have a great week ahead folks.
Hope to see most of you in the gym or at Boot camp this week.
Ps. here is that site again http://paleodietlifestyle.com/