An Introduction To The Paleo Diet

The word “paleo” means “older or ancient” and thus the Paleo Diet got its name from the idea we should be eating the way our ancestors ate. The Paleo Diet movement tends to focus on the notion that we should eat a certain way because our bodies “evolved” based on what our ancestors (i.e. hunter-gatherers) ate prior to the advent of agriculture. The archaeological evidence does show that hunter-gatherer peoples tended to be healthier than agriculturalists.

What you SHOULD eat:

  • High quality sources of protein such as meat, fowl and seafood.
  • Colorful vegetables and fruits (low in carbohydrates - dense in nutrients).
  • Healthy fats such as nuts, avocados, olive oil and coconut.

What NOT to eat:

  • Dairy (All types) Grains (Bread, pasta, etc.)
  • Legumes (Beans, peas, & peanuts)
  • Sugars/Artificial Sweeteners
  • Any type of processed food
  • Alcohol

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terry80x80Terry Ferrari
Terry Ferrari is a trainer at CrossFit La Verne, in Southern California. She has been married for 30 years and is a mother of 3 and grandmother of 5. She is an avid CrossFitter and has competed in the CrossFit Games.


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