The Paleo lifestyle/diet – providing valuable insight

The Paleo lifestyle/diet as is known,is one of the best and is easy to incorporate into your everyday living. It is about improving health,losing weight and feeling an overall wellness.

With Simple Paleo Diet Benefits I will be providing valuable information on topics relating to the paleo lifestyle/diet. Some of these are, diet, excercise, sleep and benefits.

I have been a yo-yo dieter in the past, but since practicing the paleo lifestyle, I now have balance in my daily life that I didn’t have before. I hope I can inspire you to do the same.

Diet

Paleo focuses on eating like our ancestors did before farming began. Foods included in the diet are, meats (preferably from grass fed animals or wild game), fruits, vegetables, fish, those particularly high in omega-3,  good fats, and oils  (olive oil, coconut oil, avocado), eggs, nuts and seeds. Of course drinking plenty of water is high on the list.

Grains, dairy, legumes, refined sugars, and processed foods are generally avoided. According to scientific research (published  in Healthline), paleo can help with weight loss and diabetes, as it eliminates processed foods which usually include high levels of sugar and additives. I love experimenting with different paleo recipes from savoury to sweet and the variety of flavours that I have created by using/mixing herbs and spices is endless.  they are delicious and you cannot possibly be bored with the variety.

Excercise

When practicing the paleo lifestyle/diet, it is vital to keep the body moving and to be active during the day.I would say that excercise is important no matter what your preferences are. I have been guilty of procrastinating and putting off getting up and going to excercise. After a brisk walk I think to myself ” why on earth didnt I do this earlier?”. I feel rejuvinated and motivated to do more every time, and I mean every time! Do you feel the same?

Walks are fantastic. Any outdoor activities in the fresh air are good. Our bodies need sunshine to boost our spirits and energy levels. If the weather is not conducive for outdoor activities,  some indoor suggestions include on the spot jogging, floor excercises for strengthening the core muscles, aerobic dance, resistance weights ,yoga,  just to name a few.

Excercise improves the immune system, and includes benefits such as heart health, can increase longevity, reduced stress, and can lower the risk of diabetes. Exercise keeps the body strong, looking good, and revitalises energy levels. Make sure you vary your activities and do them intermittently and at moderate intensities. For best results, your exercise regime should be no less than 30 minutes daily.  This will improve your physical capabilities and therefore you are less likely to suffer injuries. Modern technology has created a work lifestyle where the majority of people sit behind a desk for prolonged periods of time. It  is important to keep moving to help the blood circulate throughout our entire bodiies. Standing up and walking around your desk is beneficial.  that is why doing some form of activity intermittently is more beneficial than doing just one block time.

Create a habit to incorporate excercise in your daily routine. Mix it up to avoid boredom. It could also include getting off the bus one stop early and walking that little bit further.

Sleep

Sleep is vitally important for our immune system. Sleep allows the body to have the ability to fight infectuous viruses by releasing proteins that promote deep sleep which enables metabolic regeneration and renewal of our cells. It is a natural boost to the immune system.

A good night’s sleep can enhance memory and mental clarity, increase stress tolerance, improve immune function, boost mood and energy. Lack of sleep is associated with inflammation, worsening insulin resistance, increased risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and weakens the immune systems response to disease and injury.

AVOID THE USE OF DEVICES BEFORE BEDTIME. Devices stimulate your mind and can prevent you getting a peaceful, and quality nights sleep.

I would always wake up in the morning feeling dopey and could not function until at least having my first cup of coffee if not two. I had to get my morning “fix” before my shower and then I was ready to face the day. Do you relate to this? Since I have been disciplining myself, I wake up brighter and more ready to take the challenges of the day ahead.

Benefits

Benefits of the paleo lifestyle/diet include, weight loss, muscle growth, improved metabolism and gut health, better sleep, stress management, mental clarity, clearer skin, better teeth, balanced energy throughout the day, reduced allergies and anti-inflammatory properties.

These benefits contribute to overall better health and wellness, as I mentioned, I have discovered this for myself.

Simply beneficial – it is about a lifestyle

Paleo is about returning to a simpler, healthier way of eating, that supports health and wellbeing. It is easy to incorporate the paleo lifestyle into our daily living without making it complicated and difficult.

There are delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and snacks.There are also plenty of books, e-books, excercise tips and supplement ideas.

I hope I have captured your interest and curiosity and so let’s get started!