Paleo = all meat, no veggies right?

micheller"I'm not so sure about this Paleo diet, don't you know that eating all that meat is bad for you?”

How many times have you heard this from friends and family?


It's not all brontosaurus steaks.....

All WHAT meat?

Sure, it seems like all we do is worship bacon.  We had a tshirt printed for the gym with the statement "Lift Heavy, Eat Meat, Sleep".   But it's all just in good fun. Because we know the secret.  That meat is ok, particularly red meat, and even good quality bacon (in moderation).  And we like to wind people up who get their nutrition advice from The Herald and Doctor Oz.   They worry about what we are doing to our poor arteries, even in the face of our glowing skin, lean bodies and boundless energy.

But do you know how I explain Paleo?

Vegetarian plus meat.....

Yes eating protein on a regular basis is important, but we need to be focused on foods that are nutrient dense, and although even you converts might be surprised at how much good stuff is in red meat, veggies will give you the most bang for your buck.

And then add in a decent amount of delicious fat, and become a fat burning (rather than sugar burning) machine, as well as a machine that so efficiently utilises protein that it doesn't even need that much to function optimally.

Yep that's right, if you're on the Paleo diet, you don't need to eat very much meat.

The exact amount is very individualised, and we can talk more about how a higher protein diet can increase metabolism and maximise satiety to prevent binging and cravings in overweight individuals, but the point is that veggies and fat are where it is at.

So you can put your poor Mum's fears to rest next time she quotes something from Womans Weekly to you while you're eating bacon and eggs (and spinach and tomatoes and avocado too hopefully!).

By the way, we don't even say Paleo anymore, as soon as you use a title it sounds like a diet, and diets suck.  We just 'eat real food'.





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