I recommend following diets such as the South Beach, Paleo or Caveman Diets. These natural diets are used by various tribes and peoples and since the days of cavemen. It’s the way we were born to eat.
What Do Caveman diets Do to My Body?
They put your body in a state of Ketosis. It is the state in which you burn fat for fuel. The human body isn’t stupid; it will burn what it has in most abundance that yields the most energy for its volume. Carbs (some) burn up quick but are packed with INTENSE fuel that yield large bursts of energy. Compare this to an energy drink that a lot of modern culture seems to adore. Fat and protein burn slowly and allow a steady stream of energy; your energy levels won’t soon crash because your body can’t get rid of it near as fast as carbohydrates.
These diets help regulate your blood without complications. Involving complex carbs into your diet causes your body to heighten your blood sugar and as a result produce insulin. This stuff is nasty in large amounts; consider it to be your blood’s very own personal, fat-kicking police force. High blood sugar is interpreted as TOXIC by your body, so the insulin regulates your blood to cleanse it. Soon, though, your body starts struggling to keep up; when you take high amounts of carbs (sugar) and the insulin can’t keep up.... your body converts sugar to fat and insulin stores it in cells. Your body is capable of regulating your blood sugar on its own without help when you aren’t mainlining so much sucrose.
hat Do I Eat and Why?
I’m a firm believer in having a varied, balanced diet. The fact is that; you eat exactly what you want to. From bacon and eggs, to all veggies, some fish and eggs. I, personally, eat everything. Leafy greens, Avocados, beef, pork, chicken, fish, and eggs are a part of my regular diet.
“So what’s up with fat, protein and fibre and all that crap? What does it all mean?”
Eating fat keeps you full and makes you not want to gorge on French fries and coke every two hours. Protein is muscle fuel, to put it simply. Maintaining protein levels keeps you burning fat and not muscle tissue. You NEED fibre in your diet to keep your bowels in check and a good source of that is from leafy green veggies which while being ABSOLUTELY delicious, are rich in vitamins A and K AND fibre.
Carbs, carbs, carbs. As long as you’re generally under 20 grams of them per day, you’re fine. but try to get those carbs in vegetables or nuts (simple carbs!). In general, try to get all the colours in food you can. Doing so ensures that you’re getting a wide variety of nutrients and even minerals.
And when is difficult to get the right foods - try these. They are an excellent substitute and what I use regularly.
Did you know that reaching your fitness goals has more to do with what you eat than how hard you work out? The fact is any workout schedule is incomplete if you don’t follow a structured nutritional plan, so follow the advice below or see me personally for expert advice on ways to adapt your diet for mental and physical wellbeing!