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Over my decades of working out and a dozen years doing this on a professional level.
I keep coming across the same question: “What is the best ‘diet’ for me to lose weight?” in all honesty they are all great and picking just one is both a disserve to you and can be extremely dangerous. I will explain why later on. But for now just know that I do not subscribe to a one size fits all “diet”, while yes I do think that the variations of the Paleo diet are EXTREMELY beneficial you are the one that has to do the fine tuning behind the scenes.
This week we are going to be talking about the benefits of keeping your diet diverse, and temporary. Which I have actually come across this by two of my past guests I think it is completely relevant and important for people to implement in their lives.
Let’s start off with how I treat my diet and how I have created the meal plan for the 21 Day Caveman Challenge. This is a little combination of high powered theories that I have come across over the past decades.
Tip #1: Paleo. This way of eating is amazing. I came across a stat back in 2009 that the human genetic structure adapts to 1 NEW food type in a thousand years. Bac in 2008 the USFDA approve 290 NEW foods that are “safe” for human consumption. Really!? So as normal I did some more research and came across a book called “The Primal Blueprint” by Mark Sisson, and in it he talks deeply about how gene’s haven’t really changed since our caveman days. And if you take into consideration that we have been roaming this planet for the past 200,000 years in this form that we are in. So, that means our bodies have been adapted to breakdown only 200 different types of foods. But don’t tell the USFDA. This is why the Paleo diet is so powerful. It entails all of the 200 foods in different delicious variations and your body will be able to understand how to break it down and utilize the nutrients properly.
Tip #2: Intermittent Fasting. I know people have said that you should be doing an intermittent fast every day but honestly that is really not necessary. Two or three times a week at different times throughout the day is even more powerful. So why is skipping a meal a couple times a week so powerful? Well that’s simple, you give your body a break from consistently working and trying to constantly breaking down foods can become taxing over time especially the “heavier” foods. Which brings me to the next point, if this is good for you, why not do it every single day? Well to be honest it is because of adaptation. Your body is lazy, and every 3 to 5 it adapts to any and every new stimuli that you impose on it. So the best way to get the maximum amount benefits out of intermittent fasting is to keep it as the name implies…keep it intermittent and most of all random this way the fast itself will be doing what it needs to do.
Over the rest of the week we are going to really deep dive into Paleo and intermittent fasting so I am going to be cutting this blog post off here and let you guys take this in.