The Paleolithic diet is more than a weight loss plan as its main objective is to change eating habits and make them healthier. Therefore, physical exercise and the paleo diet go hand in hand and adapt to modern times.
Those who follow the paleo diet know that it is based on the development of the human being over millions of years in specific environmental and social conditions; this is what man ate and the type of physical activity he performed, especially to survive.
The sedentary habits that humans carry in their daily life today make the paleo diet remembered as its main characteristic that frequent physical activity is necessary for addition to a healthy and balanced diet.
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What is Paleotraining
Thus, physical exercise and the paleo diet bring us today a new proposal Paleotraining, a form of training that reproduces the conditions in which primitive man used to procure food and ensure their survival, something that generated an optimal body state.
If man were to be Homo Sapiens again and had to fight to survive and fight for his livelihood, it is most likely that this activity would develop right after eating or when hunger led him to look for some food in the surroundings.
Evidently, in the case above, the need to feed would lead him to start walking. His brain would warn him that there is nothing to eat in the vicinity and man should procure food to keep his energy resources safe.
Well, that is how man’s brain has been designed; if today that model of primitive man were replicated through Paleotraining, the conditions that facilitate being healthy and having excellent physical performance can be reproduced.
It is also proven that, under proper conditions, the metabolism always promotes physical activity. This is precisely what happens with those who do the paleo diet both in the meal plan and training.
It was with the premises above that Paleotraining was born, whose objective is to develop a methodology that aligns with the paleo diet since it follows what is natural for the human body.
Thus, a balanced and healthy diet program added to functional exercises and sessions of different intensities will give excellent results in keeping fit and having energy daily.
Physical exercise and paleo diet
Adding physical exercise and a paleo diet will result in a perfect plan to be healthy, mainly since physical training is based on activities such as jumping, turning, moving, etc.
All the exercises will emulate the uncertain conditions in which primitive men could find themselves, including short and intense workouts and even strategic fasts that will allow the body to be in optimal metabolic conditions to perform any physical activity.
There are different ways to start practicing Paleotraining, a new form of physical training that already includes applications such as Mammoth Hunters, which is nothing more than an online personal trainer that designs exercise plans, monitors progress and helps keep up the motivation.
How to properly follow the paleo diet
Finally, it is worth remembering some guidelines to follow the paleo diet correctly:
- Eat in a balanced way.
- Cook meats with their fat without adding oils or sauces.
- Consume fresh fish and shellfish as the primary sources of mineral salts and nutrients essential for physical development.
- Eat at least three meals a day.
- Do physical activity daily.
- Sunbathing helps to be healthy and recharge.
And remember, the paleo diet improves physical condition, helps to lose body fat and increases muscle mass, and avoids suffering from autoimmune diseases and allergies, achieving greater vitality and energy.
My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.