Monday, February 28, 2011

Ever wonder what human beings ate before the invention of Rice-A-Roni, Easy Mac or other processed sugars, flour and grains? I mean what did we survive on before Little Debbie and Captain Crunch came along? We obviously did okay for ourselves considering we're still here thousands of years later, but what did we use for food, fuel and sustenance in the days prior to pizza?

Answer: the good stuff!

California based Yumologist, Jessica Mackay, has spent the last 10 weeks testing the effects of the increasingly popular Paleo Diet, and has great results to report. "I have been doing this diet for 10 weeks now and I have lost over 20 pounds." Jessica began the diet after giving birth to her son Connor in the hopes that it would help her get back to her sexy, slim self.

Jessica's testimony has inspired our Yumologists to dig deeper and uncover the health benefits associated with this growing phenomenon.  We discovered that the Paleo Diet is based on the simple understanding that we as human beings should eat the foods we are most genetically adapted to: lean meats, seafood, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and certain types of nuts. Thereby avoiding foods that came out of the Agricultural Revolution such as dairy products, grains, flours, sugars and other processed ingredients.

The Paleo Diet offers its participants soluble fiber, antioxidant vitamins, phytochemicals, omega-3 and monounsaturated fats, and low-glycemic carbohydrates that promote good health. As a result it also reduces or eliminates the risk of diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and the vast majority of all chronic degenerative diseases that affect humanity.

Additional health benefits of the Paleo Diet include: proven relief from acne, increased athletic performance,  and, as Jessica has shown us, fantastic results in weight loss,.

So make like a Tyrannosaur and grab that turkey leg at the next county fair, it just may be the jolt you need to get your own Paleo Diet started!

Pictured: Jessica and Connor Mackay.
Image courtesy of Sean Mackay

Below are two recipes that Jessica uses to help her stick with the Paleo Diet:

Paleo Banana Bread
6 eggs
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut milk/unsweetened vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
2 mashed bananas
1/2 cup of crushed walnuts

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and add them to a baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes and say goodbye to your lazy old loaf!

Crockpot Chicken
4-6 chicken breasts
1 jar diced tomatoes
1 can salsa (gluten free)
3-5 chopped, peeled green chilies

Cook for approx. 5 hours in Crockpot, shred chicken with fork, and serve over Butter Lettuce for yummy, Paleo-friendly lettuce wraps.

According to Jessica has great Paleo recipes that are easy to follow.

Have you tried the Paleo Diet?

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1 comment:

  1. Paleo Paleo Paleo!!!! I love it and I am going to stick with it! I do a cheat meal a week, with a dessert, and I feel great! So much more energy than I used to have eating bread, pasta, quesadillas, and chips!

    Pass the fruit bowl...I'm here to stay!!