Which is THE best diet?
“There is an intelligence in eating this way that connects to the bodies’ innate relationship with honest to goodness real food” Leslie Grant
Which is THE best diet?
People ask me this question all of the time.
The answer lies in your own unique bio-individuality.
Just like an intricate snowflake, no two people are exactly the same. We all require different kinds of foods, types of exercise, amounts of sleep, and levels of healthy lifestyle modifications in order to live well-balanced lives.
When working one on one with clients I start with a detailed intake of their current state of affairs. We look at where they are on the Slope of Health (link) and then create a specific nutrition, fitness and lifestyle protocol to help bring them back to functioning at optimal levels.
If I had to choose just one style of eating, I would have to say that following a modified Paleo diet works best in a majority of cases. When it comes to promoting weight loss, balancing blood sugar levels, course correcting nutritional deficiencies, healing the gut, and reducing inflammation, the Paleo diet seems to tick all of the boxes.
I personally like the Paleo diet as it is not extreme, nor impossible to sustain. There is an intelligence in eating this way that connects to the bodies’ innate relationship with honest to goodness real food.
Ok, so what IS the Paleo diet?
In simple terms, the Paleo diet dictates that we eat foods that were available to our hunter and gatherer ancestors. The belief is that we have managed to evolve and even thrive as a species on these basic macronutrients of life. Clean protein, quality fats, and complex carbohydrates. The diet does not include dairy, legumes, grains, sugars, and anything that is heavily processed.
When asking the question what can I eat on the Paleo diet? Remember this… you are what you eat EATS.
Get your Protein from clean sources. Eat grass fed, free ranging, organic meats from animals that have led stress- free, happy lives.
Healthy Fats Rule! Get your fill from avocados, coconut oil, ghee, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, nuts, and seeds.
Complex Carbs are extremely good for you! Eat the rainbow when it comes to choosing mostly vegetables and a little bit of fruit. When possible, organic and or locally grown produce, are the best choices.
Proponents of the Paleo diet claim that, when properly adhered to, the following aspects of health improve.
- Weight Loss
- Reduced Inflammation
- Blood Sugar Regulation
- Increased Satiety
- Reduction of Brain Fog
- Increased Energy
- Improved Sleep
If you are interested in a nutritional reset, try the Paleo diet for 30 days. If you would like guidance and accountability, give us call and book in for a complimentary discovery session, or if you want to just go for it, sign up for our next Lose 20 lbs in 6 weeks challenge, and transform your life on every level.
All the very best in health to you,
Leslie Grant, CFNC