What is Paleo?

It’s short for The Paleolithic Diet, but you may know it as The Caveman Diet or the Hunter-Gatherer Diet.  It’s based on eating foods that our ancestors would have eaten – clean, simple, foods, deviod of any artificial preservatives and unnecessary processing.   It has received some adverse press coverage and has been labelled by some journalists as a “fad diet”.  Like most things, it won’t be suitable for everyone.  It worked for me and my family, and the results were so good, I just had to share them with you!  However, if you have any doubts whatsoever, my advice is that you go and speak to your medical practitioner before you join us.

The fact is:  the food you choose to eat can and does affect your health – both mental and physical.  Based on my own experience, I can testify to that.  Furthermore, I would never recommend something that I hadn’t tried for myself!      Andrea

In its simplest form, The Paleo Diet is about eating clean, wholesome, nutrient-dense food.

Done properly, it’s heavily plant-based, with plenty of vegetables, not so much fruit (due to the sugars), and a typical serving of protein no bigger than the palm of your hand.  Good fats are used (such as avocado, olive and coconut oils).  There is no restriction on herbs and spices, so the food will be flavoursome and healthful.  Some nuts and seeds are suitable, but don’t eat too many if weight loss is a goal!

Below is a summary of what we consider to be Paleo.  We know, we’re in the UK and there aren’t too many coconut trees dotted around the place.  We’re making the most out of the foods available to us.  It’s our version of Paleo.  It’s strict enough without being geographically restricted to what our climate will grow!

The Meal Plans and Recipes we provide will include many of the items featured below – after all, we want them for their healthful and nutritional properties!  Anything that can be done to improve our overall gut health is to be promoted.  Science is starting to catch up a bit these days and recent scientific research has linked poor gut health to problems with mental health including alzheimers and demetia.

Don’t worry, you won’t lose out on flavoursome foods, and you won’t go hungry!  (I had a growing teenager join me during my 10 Week Plan back in 2014/15 and there were no complaints!)  Intermittent fasting also became a thing.  I returned to my previous eating habits of eating when hungry as opposed to eating because it was time to.

If you haven’t done so already, why not sign up for a FREE Meal Plan and check out a typical meal?

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