At CrossFit on the River, we lean pretty heavily towards Paleo. Some call it a diet, some call it a lifestyle, others…a solution, either way…we dig it. We are also the first to admit that we are not experts on the subject, so we leave it up to the people who are. Do your own research, try it for 30 days, if you want to know more…ask…if we don’t know the answer we WILL help you find it.
The base of your “Pyramid”
Paleo Resources, links and cool stuff:
The Whole9 Nutrition Elevator Pitch
I eat “real” food – fresh, natural food like meat, vegetables and fruit. I choose foods that are nutrient dense, with lots of naturally-occurring vitamins and minerals, over foods that have more calories but less nutrition. And food quality is important – I’m careful about where my meat comes from, and buy produce locally and organically as often as possible.
It’s not a low calorie “diet” – I eat as much as I need to maintain strength, energy and a healthy weight. In fact, my diet is probably much higher in fat than you’d imagine. Fat isn’t the enemy – it’s a great energy source when it comes from high quality foods like avocado, coconut and nuts. And I’m not trying to do a “low carb” thing, but since I’m eating vegetables and fruits instead of bread, cereal and pasta, it just happens to work out that way.
Eating like this is good for maintaining a healthy metabolism, and reducing inflammation within the body. It’s been doing great things for my energy levels, body composition and performance in the gym. It also helps to minimize my risk for a whole host of lifestyle diseases and conditions, like diabetes, heart attack and stroke.
Robb Wolfs “Paleo Solution” Downloads
Paleo Quick Start Guide
Paleo Shopping List
Blogs we dig:
…..There’s a whole bunch more out there! GO find it……