Rest Day 7/15:
What nutritional guidelines do you follow?
Here’s a great post on the Paleo diet from Alex Black of Wicked Good Nutrition.
Have you heard…a very old diet, the Paleolithic diet, is regaining some popularity. It’s been covered by Shape Magazine, The New York Times, and ESPN Page 2, just to name a few. The first articles on this diet were published in the mid 1970’s in theNew England Journal of Medicineby Dr. Loren Cordain, a professor at Colorado State University and author of The Paleo Diet. It’s been widely popularized by the CrossFit community and bloggers around the world. This post will explain the Paleo diet, discuss some of the research, go over pros and cons, and end with a delicious Paleo rib recipe.
The Paleo diet – also known as the “caveman diet” – is a way of eating inspired by the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors, the men and women who lived 2.5 million years ago, before the agricultural revolution began about 10,000 years ago and provided mankind with a steady supply of grains, corn, dairy, and domestic meat. The theory behind Paleo eating is that our bodies are genetically programmed to eat certain foods, and that many modern health problems like obesity result from the introduction of grains, dairy, and other processed foods, which wreak havoc on our metabolic systems. The diet, and it’s “allowed” and “restricted” foods, are based on anthropological research providing insight into what pre-agricultural humans ate. … Read More …