CrossFit Old School

Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet mimics the way our ancestors ate before the invention of agriculture about 10,000 years ago. Before agriculture, humans lived the life of wandering hunter/gatherers whose existence was largely free of chronic disease. Eating Paleo will allow you to feel better, gain strength, and drop body fat while gaining lean muscle.

A Paleo diet involves eating meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, little starch, some fruit and no sugar. It means no grains, legumes, pasteurized dairy, or alcohol. It means staying away from all processed foods. It means eating as our hunter-gathers ancestors did.

What is included in the Paleo diet:

To see if your food qualities as paleo, click on the following link: http://www.lurongliving.com/challenge/foodsearch

What is not part of the Paleo diet:

What if I slip up?

Get right back on it. Don't put it off. Start again. NOW. Figure out what went wrong... Were you unprepared with your snacks, did you succumb during a special event? Did you slip up when you went out to eat? Address the problem and start again. However, we also recommend an 80/20 lifestyle. Eat clean 80% of the time, and then have you what you want 20% of the time. It is important to note that after eating clean for a while, you may find that you don't desire your "treat foods" anymore. In fact, you may even get the dreaded "food hangover".