The endpoint of food is related to how much and what is eaten, the body’s energy needs, and its energy stores at the time of feeding. GO BACK


Dietary protein is needed to build and repair muscle, carbohydrate is the body’s primary source of energy (especially for the brain and nervous system, and for our purpose, to fuel high-intensity exercise), and fat provides and stores energy, provides an environment for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, protects the body’s vital organs, and functions in ways to maintain metabolism. Vitamins and minerals, the micronutrients, allow the body to use macronutrients by assisting in breaking them down. They also have functions in the body’s nervous, cardiorespiratory and endocrine systems. GO BACK


As a result, those on a true paleo diet will often not perform optimally, as their ratios of macronutrients will not fit their exercise needs, particularly for high intensity exercise, where carbohydrates serve as the body’s primary fuel source. GO BACK


We repeat this cycle until we get the desired effect (whether that be performance, body composition, or any other health marker), and in this way, we bring precision and accuracy to our diet. This method is for the serious and highly-motivated person, only. It will improve fitness more than any other nutritional approach, but it will take dedication, consistency and time–food preparation, tracking, and data analysis, over a period of weeks or months. GO BACK


Each of these foods can be classified by its major macronutrient, and running through the list, there is a balance of macronutrients. Because this list is deficient in processed foods, it provides a barrier against overconsumption of them. This is the way that humans ate for 99% of human history, and humans are well adapted to eating in this fashion. GO BACK

Elimination diet:

An elimination diet is a method of self-assessment, where a food group is taken out of the diet for a period of four weeks, then is reintroduced. During this time, the person will observe the effects on performance and body composition, keeping in mind that how that person “feels” may not be the best indicator of toleration, at least initially, as the body adjusts to a different fuel source. From there, he or she will reintroduce the food, and then observe the effect. It will be apparent if an allergy to a specific type of food exists, or at what level of consumption negative effects become noticeable. GO BACK


Eating half a jar of almond butter is zero percent healthier than eating half a jar of peanut butter, unless that person has an allergy to peanuts. Calorically and in terms of macronutrients, these foods are exactly the same. Paleo treats ARE TREATS. They are absolutely not healthier than their non-paleo counterparts, with the exception of those individuals that do have allergic or autoimmune disorders. GO BACK