The Paleo Diet is short for the Paleolithic Diet (a.k.a. the hunter-gatherer diet, the caveman diet, or the Stone Age diet). It is a way of eating that resembles the way our ancestors ate during the Paleolithic era. This means you avoid grains, legumes, processed oils, and refined sugar.
This diet is great for several reasons:
- It helps get people off gluten, which is a genetically modified organism in most cases and is causing tons of inflammation in people’s intestines.
- It reduces the amount of sugar eaten, which switches people into fat-burning mode by getting rid of the blood sugar spikes often helping people regulate their weight easily.
- It dramatically reduces the intake of processed, artificial, and junk foods.
- It’s easy to stick to because you are getting all your nutrient needs.
I decided to learn more about Paleo myself so I went to one of the experts, my friend, NY Times best-selling author and nutritionist Leanne Ely.
I got an advance copy of her new book, Part-Time Paleo and interviewed her so we could talk more about it and I have to be honest – I thought it was going to be just another cookbook. Not so. This cookbook is also a tome of the best nutritional information gleaned from the past few decades. Each recipe reflects solid nutritional principles that will help you enhance your energy and heal your gut.
You’ve heard all the good things about Paleo, but you’ve never really taken the time to look deeper into it. If you're unfamiliar with how effective the paleo way of eating is, here's what you need to know…One of the studies in the book is about the dietary habits of a particular Papua New Guinea tribe called the Kitava.
What the researchers found over a series of years is remarkable:
“Despite a fair number of older residents, none of whom showed signs of dementia or poor memory… They did not find any accounts of heart disease, nor were there any signs of diabetes, dementia, acne, high blood pressure, strokes, or weight problems!”
Enjoy the interview!
Do you ever catch yourself staring blankly at the carrots and kale in the grocery store, thinking:
I’ve made the same kale recipe for years and I know it’s good for me, but really – I’m getting bored…
And, you really, really want to eat healthy—maybe even paleo because you’ve heard tell-tale of its stunning health benefits, but you know it’s probably just another food fad that will end up being bad for you in a few years anyway.
I feel ya.
So how do elevate your healthy eating experience from stuck-in-a-rut to total confidence and fun in the kitchen (and your mouth)?
Here are four things that make it easy to eat nutrient dense foods that make you feel energized and snazzy:
#1 Know what to eat and have a plan for your “hunting and gathering” at the grocery store.
#2 Be prepared in your kitchen.
#3 Like what you’re eating. Simple, but not always easy, this is one of the best things you can do to create great habits. (If you don’t eat things that make your mouth sing with pure delight, you probably won’t keep with it.)
Trick #4 will make all of the above three things super easy. . .
It’s a new (and free!) Part-Time Paleo Starter Kit, from my friend, NY Times best-selling author and nutritionist Leanne Ely. It’s by far the best thing I’ve seen and I’ve fallen completely in love with her way.
Leanne is for real.
She's helped thousands of women and busy moms for over 20 years feed their families healthy meals (without the whining!)
In addition to the launch of her book Part-Time Paleo: How to Go Paleo Without Going Crazy, Leanne is giving us the Part-Time Paleo Starter Kit
Having a paleo diet helped Leanne triumph over Hashimoto’s disease which she battled for over 10 years! I encourage you to order her book now, because the Part-Time Paleo Starter Kit is a fabulous bonus that is only available for a short time.
Why do I love this book so much? Part-Time Paleo:How to Go Paleo Without Going Crazy conveys her healing principles with true simplicity and ease. She uses many stories and includes great recipes. There are countless books out there and hers is not just a cookbook, but a simple guide to eating healthier than ever with delicious recipes. She compiles decades worth of nutritional healing information into one of the best nutritional guides I've seen.
You’ll learn how to:
- Save money on your fresh organic produce.
- Equip your kitchen for success.
- Make mouthwatering smoothies.
- Learn to juice healthfully.
- Stock your pantry, fridge, and freezer to easily throw together any meal.
- Simplify your life with menu plans, grocery lists and serving suggestions.
- Harness the magic of your slow cooker.
- Get your freezer stocked with easy freezer meals.
Get your free Starter Kit here and happy feasting!