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Why The Paleo Diet Is Not A Fad

Updated on August 16, 2013

I discovered the Paleo lifestyle back in October of 2012, so I've been following it to the best of my ability for about 8 months right now. It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle and here's why...

A "diet" will tell you exactly what you have to eat and when to eat it in order to be successful. Often, there is calorie counting involved, and that can be quite annoying!

The Paleolithic approach is much different in that it simply tells what foods to avoid in order to begin living a healthy lifestyle...

No more...

Whole grains


Refined sugars

Dairy (moderation is key here, 'cuz I'll be damned if I'm gonna give up cheese 100% 'cold turkey')

Packaged foods

Following along so far...?

Here's what you should be eating...

Low fat proteins




Nuts (not peanuts, they are legumes!)

It's that simple and the videos at the bottom of the page do a much better job explaining it than I ever could. Here's how I explain it to the people in my life...

"No gluten or refined sugars, and I don't eat packaged foods. When I walk into the supermarket I head straight for the veggies section and the butcher section with very few stops beyond that."

This isn't a 'fad diet' because there is no starting point and there is no finish line. It's simply a healthy way to think about food and how to reap the most benefits from what we include in our own diets and caloric intake processes...

If you're unsure about the Paleo approach to clean living, then check out the videos below. They do an amazing job of explaining what I always seem to fumble with in my own attempts.

I also maintain a website where I share all the best YouTube videos that are available on the subject and there are some great Paleo diet recipes to choose from on the site as well...

Choosing a Paleo approach to my own life is the healthiest and most beneficial thing I've done in the past 20 years. I managed to shed 20-25 pounds of useless, unhealthy, unwanted weight and my energy levels are thru the roof...!

Enjoy the videos...


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