Synergy Fitness endorses the Paleo® lifestyle: grass-fed animals, free-range fowl, and wild-caught fish; lean proteins; seasonal fruits, and vegetables; and healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, and coconut oil. The Paleo® lifestyle is simple yet remarkably effective for losing fat and preventing—even halting—a number of degenerative diseases.
Robb Wolf, a leading Paleo® nutritionist, addresses some common topics concerning the Paleo® lifestyle on his website:
Does it work for diabetes?
A great question to ask is “Does the Paleo® diet work”? Here we have a head to head comparison between the Paleo® diet and Mediterranean diet in insulin resistant Type 2 Diabetics. The results? The Paleo® diet group REVERSED the signs and symptoms of insulin resistant, Type 2 diabetes. The Mediterranean diet showed little if any improvements. It is worth noting that the Mediterranean diet is generally held up by our government as “the diet to emulate” despite better alternatives. You can find an abstract and the complete paper here.
What exactly is a Paleo® diet? Can I do it with modern foods?
It’s easy to emulate the healthy diet and lifestyle of our Paleolithic ancestors. Lean proteins, fruits, veggies and good fats. With a very simple shift we not only remove the foods that are at odds with our health (grains, legumes, and dairy) but we also increase our intake of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Cardio Vascular Disease
According to the CDC, cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Interestingly however, our Paleolithic ancestors and contemporarily studied hunter-gatherers showed virtually no heart attack or stroke while eating ancestral diets.
Synergy Fitness Paleo® Lifestyle Meal Planning
Interested in what you’ve read about the Paleo® lifestyle? Ready to make positive changes in your diet to see a healthier you? Synergy Fitness offers a 4-week lifestyle menu plan, a 3-month lifestyle menu plan, and a lifestyle menu follow-up plan that are tailored to your body.
Eating a healthy diet is the KEY to all short- and long-term fitness and weight loss goals.
Included in the program:
- Initial Assessment
- Goal identification
- Weight and body fat/composition evaluation
- Nutritional intake assessment
- Meal evaluation and nutritional analysis
- Determination of specific nutrients that may be lacking in your diet
- Customized meal plans
- Healthy restaurant choices and ideas
- Food combinations for satiety (fullness)
- Interval eating
- Portion balance
- Identification of high-performance foods
- Meal delivery options
- Grocery tours/shopping guidance
- Lifestyle change and behavior modification
- Metabolic analysis and/or testing offered offsite; call for additional information
Resources and Recommend Links:
Robb Wolf, the foremost expert on Paleo®
Adam Farrah, friend and Paleo® Expert
The Food Lovers Primal Palate, a fantastic source for Paleo® Diet-friendly recipes
Chef Erin Oggier’s Corner, a certified Chef with classical training in Spa and Nouvelle–a healthy food preparation technique.