by Scott Rejholec
Having a difficult time trying to figure out what’s the best balanced diet that keeps you properly fueled and helps lose fat?
In this article we will discuss The Primal Blueprint, and how it can help you.
First, I want to explain a little about the background of The Primal Blueprint. Created by Mark Sisson, the PB is focused on eating primarily healthy fats.
Yeah, I said it, FATS. At first it can be a little hard to believe, so let’s break it down.
Our bodies prefer burning fat over carbohydrates. These days, the typical American diet is high in carbohydrates and sugar.
A diet based on those two components is going to slow our metabolism and keep us craving more.
The Primal Blueprint refers back to the days of the cavemen. They ate a diet high in healthy fats and vegetation.
If we can convert to a fat-based diet instead of a carbohydrate-based diet, our bodies can reprogram into ketosis. Ketosis is a natural metabolic process in our bodies that keeps us full longer and gives us longer lasting energy.
The easiest way to begin this way of eating, is just that. Don’t think of The Primal Blueprint as a diet where you are cutting out all your favorite foods.
Instead, think of it as an opportunity to fuel our God-given bodies with the types of food that are only going to nourish and provide us with positive benefits. Research has found that it takes about 21 days to reprogram your body into a different way of eating.
If you can make it through three weeks of cutting out grains, added sugars and dairy, you can keep going.
You may think cutting out those food groups is impossible, but it’s not. You do, however, have to prepare.
Preparation is the key to getting through the 21 days. If you don’t plan out your meals and snacks, then it will be difficult.
Instead of listing what you can’t eat with The Primal Blueprint, I say it’s better to be positive and list what foods you get to enjoy.
It’s as simple as this: meat/fish/fowl/eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds should be the majority of your food intake, with allowance for moderate intake of certain modern foods.
Make sure you allow yourself to splurge on those few favorite treats of yours once in a while, otherwise you’ll drive yourself insane.
As I’m sure you’ve heard before, it really all is about moderation. If you give The Primal Blueprint best effort, you will see results.
As with anything in life, nothing worth having comes easy. A healthy body in today’s society is hard, no doubt. However, living a longer, healthier life should certainly be considered worth having.
I will be posting a link to the Primal Blueprint website on the Fit For You Sheboygan Falls Facebook page.
As always, make it a great day!