Did you know that most of what you hear about Paleo is flat out WRONG? Don’t you think you deserve to know the truth?
Here are 5 things almost everyone gets wrong about Paleo:
1. Paleo is a Fad Diet
One of the silliest ideas is that Paleo is “just another fad diet.”
You’ve seen the South Beach Diet, the Zone Diet, and countless others get popular then fade away over the years. So you might be skeptical about the next new thing.
But Paleo isn’t a diet. It’s a framework based on what your ancestors ate designed to help you make the best food choices.
There’s flexibility… and room to tweak it just for you.
It isn’t a “fad” either. How could it be, when our ancestors ate this way for THOUSANDS of years? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleolithic_diet If people in the media did more research, they’d see that this is the opposite of a fad diet.
2. Paleo is Too Expensive
What if Paleo sounds nice… but you just don’t think you can afford it?
I see where you’re coming from. Buying organic vegetables and grass-fed beef is pricier than buying the usual stuff… But you know what else is pricey? Doctors’ and hospital bills!
Eating paleo costs more than picking up fast food every day but it is an INVESTMENT in your health.
Sure, you pay a bit more upfront than you do for processed foods. But that investment pays off. You get more energy. You stay out of the doctor’s office. You get a better life and you LOOK better.
3. Paleo Is Too Strict
“I could never give up bread!”
“But I love cheese…”
These are the things you hear from skeptics who think Paleo is too strict to try. But no two diets are the exact same. You can be as strict (or flexible) as you want to be.
Some avoid all grains and dairy products. Others aren’t afraid to eat rice or put cream in their coffee.
Paleo ISN’T about taking the fun out of eating; it’s about making the best choices for your health and still enjoying your food.
4. “You Don’t Get Enough Fiber”
Government organizations, doctors, and even TV commercials are constantly telling you to eat more fiber… And most of them say GRAINS are the best way to get it.
So it might throw you for a loop when you find out they aren’t a part of the Paleo lifestyle. Without grains, how do you get enough fiber?
Paleo offers plenty of ways to get the fiber you need.
Eating plants is all it takes to get more than enough. Eating fruits, nuts, and seeds (all paleo-friendly) gives you plenty of fiber—without the harmful effects of grains!
5.” Paleo Is a Low-Carb Diet”
You might think “it’s just another low-carb diet.”
But paleo isn’t really a “diet” at all. It’s a healthy framework to follow; you can change it to fit your own needs…
Paleo CAN be low-carb if you want it to be. A lot of people—especially people who aren’t very active—do well eating that way.
But paleo doesn’t have to be low carb. Plenty of people do better with more carbs in their diet, so they just eat more fruits and starchy vegetables. That doesn’t keep them from living the paleo lifestyle.
Building a Healthier You – One Meal at a Time
Paleo is everywhere you look. Some of the attention’s been good. Some of it (driven by myths about what it really is) has been bad. Now that you know the TRUTH…
There’s no better way to experience it than trying it out yourself!
If you’re tired of wading through the lies and want to give it a shot, the PaleoHacks Breakfast Recipes can help.
Credit goes to Dave From Paleohacks,
Creator of the Paleohacks Cookbook