Nutrition

Nutrition

Whole30

Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on your health and fitness without you even realizing it.  Are your energy levels inconsistent or non-existent?  Do you have aches and pains that can’t be explained by over-use or injury? Are you having a hard time losing weight no matter how hard you try?  Do you have some sort of condition, like skin issues, digestive ailments, seasonal allergies, or chronic pain, that medication hasn’t helped?  These symptoms are often directly related to the foods you eat even the “healthy” stuff.  So how do you know if (and how) these foods are affecting you?

Strip them from your diet completely.  Eliminate the most common craving-inducing, blood sugar disrupting, gut-damaging, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days.  Let your body heal and recover from whatever effects those foods may be causing. Push the reset button with your health, habits, and relationship with food, and the downstream physical and psychological effects of the food choices you’ve been making.  Learn how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day-to-day life, long term health, body composition, and feelings around food.  This will change your life.

Visit the Whole30 website for more information.

PALEO:

The paleo diet essentially allows lean meats, fish, veggies, some fruit, tree nuts (not peanuts) and seeds, little starch, and no sugar. This excludes… grains, legumes, white potatoes, dairy, and corn. Think about it this way… the things that are excluded are the food items that people are more often allergic to or just have issues digesting. White potatoes and corn just turn into sugar.

  1. The Paleo Diet – http://thepaleodiet.com/

  2. Robb Wolf – http://robbwolf.com/

PRIMAL:

The primal plan allows foods like the paleo diet, but includes some dairy. Such as creams, butter, greek yogurts, and some cheese.

  1. The Definitive Guide to the Primal Eating Plan – http://www.marksdailyapple.com/

  2. Getting Started with Mark’s Daily Apple – http://www.marksdailyapple.com/

ME Diet:

The Metabolic Effect Diet allows you to design your diet to fit your metabolism.

  1. ME Diet – http://www.metaboliceffect.com/

  2. The Metabolic Effect Diet – http://www.amazon.com/Metabolic-Effect-Diet-Actually-Weight

  3. Lose Weight Here – http://www.amazon.com/Lose-Weight-Here-Metabolic-Stubborn/dp/1623364760/

Tips for snacks:

  1. Steve’s Club – http://stevesoriginal.com/

  2. Irwin’s Beef Jerky – http://www.irwinsbeefjerky.com/

  3. Cattaneo Bros – http://www.cattaneobros.com/

  4. Paleo Snacks – http://paleodietlifestyle.com/paleo-snacks/

  5. More snack ideas – http://www.multiplydelicious.com/thefood/2012/01/paleo-snack-ideas/

  6. Paleo People – http://paleopeople.com/

Recipes:

There are so many sites on the web to find good recipes.  Here are a few sites to get you started.

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