So the New Year has started and we all are looking out for our New Year resolutions. We all want to bring positive changes in our lives and health stand over and above enything else. So why not take up a resolution to make our life better by making our body healthy and attractive as having a disease free body and a great physique without any stomach babies or aches is a dream which we all want to accomplish.
Time for Paleo Challenge 2012
We all know that our ancestors lived a life better than us. What was the reason? Well, their diet was the reason. The food they consumed was nutritious as well as balanced. So why don’t we shift the way our ancestors lived. Here comes the solution with Paleo challenge 2012 which is a diet plan and has got its name from the Paleolithic age which ended around 12000 years ago when there were no agricultural activities and people consumed food provided by the nature.
Paleo challenge 2012 is the best challenge to adopt this year to get in shape and that too without compromising a lot as there are good Paleo diet recipes which could make your taste buds taste some really delicious items and at the same time help you to fight against obesity. It has proven really beneficial for diabetic patients and people suffering from cardio vascular diseases. It could cure acne, myopia, diseases related to vitamin deficiency and to help you for reducing depression. The challenge is simple. You just have to keep a check on whatever you consume.
You should consume real food which consists of:
- Meat, pork, beef, seafood, tuna
- Fresh vegetables and fruits such as asparagus, sweet potato, melon, pomegranate, broccoli, berries or other green leafy vegetables.
- Brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts
You should avoid:
- Consuming dairy products. Milk, yoghurt, cheese etc
- Processed food. Can’t recognize? Simple, just avoid things which don’t grow or run wild.
- Alcohol. It is not good for your health and gives you load of calories.
- Legumes. Peanuts, peanut butter, beans, peas, lenticels
- Grains which include bread, pasta, rice, cereal, oatmeal, corn etc
- Sugar should be avoided. Be it honey or a pie just avoid it
- Cook with natural fats
You should not only take care of your diet but also take a good sleep of 8-10 hours which helps to give sufficient time to your body to repair itself and to keep it active for the rest the time you are awake. Do high intensity training for at least 2-3 times a week. It will burn all the unnecessary fat your body has stored.
Now the question comes is how to keep a check on whether you are following your diet plan properly or not. It just simple, keep a point system. Whenever you take a nutritious item give you a point and subtract 1 point if you consume any of the above listed foods which should have been avoided. There are many 1 or 2 months long plans which are available on many blogs or website.
You could participate in any challenge you like. People owning Paleo blogs or cross fit gyms could comment or could also email us informing about the various Paleo challenges and services they provide which would further help us to compile more information on this topic.
If you decided to go on a paleo diet / do a Paleo Challenge 2012 here’s something for you:
Let me know how you’re doing. Good luck!