“World Class Fitness in 100 words or less”
“Eat meats and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise, but not body fat.” (Crossfit Journal, Sept. 2002)
The Paleo diet is based upon everyday, modern foods that mimic the food groups of our pre-agricultural, hunter-gatherer ancestors. The diet is based upon eating grass-fed meats, fish,and seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables, egss, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils such as olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadmia, avocado, and coconut. On the ‘don’t eat list’ for the paleo diet is grains, dairy, potatoes, refined sugars, salt, and vegetable oils. This way of life is extremely effective for weight maintenance and weight loss depending on the quantity of food that you eat and also provides many long-term life benefits.
The Paleo diet is not for everyone however, and this is where “Clean Eating” comes in. Clean eating includes all of the foods Paleo does, but is more flexible where you can add other foods into the diet. You are able to add whole grains, low fat dairy products, and legumes. This type of eating is great for individuals who want to maintain or gain weight as well as those who can tolerate foods that are excluded in the Paleo diet. When choosing whole grains, as well as any other food, it is important to consume foods in as close to their natural state as possible. Make sure to change your food choices often, because eating the same thing everyday can cause you to have nutrient deficiencies in macro and micronutrients that those particular foods are lacking. This is true whether you are eating clean or doing Paleo. In general, a diet that consists of a variety of meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little strach and no sugar, with intake at levels that will support ecercise, but not body fat is ideal.
Paleo, Primal, Wild, Whole 30, Ketosis…
There are a lot of diets and nutrition plans out there right now and it can be overwhelming.
Most of these new diets are recommending a high protein-low carb approach or a low fat-whole grain carb diet.
There are pros and cons to every diet and due to health limitations and other life factors some of these diets cannot be maintained. So then what?? Give up?
I got the idea for the Warrior Regimen while I was working at Evolve Paleo Chef. I would sit down with a client and set them up on a meal plan and then would send them out the door and just hope for the best. Not a terrible way to approach nutrition but I felt like something was missing.
My wife and I watch all of these weight loss shows on TV and while watching the new one, “Fit to Fat to Fit” I had a realization.
There are many common denominator in all of these weight loss TV shows:
✔ Consistent nutrition plan
✔ Exercise regimens
But these are not all that is needed for success…
I have discovered, in watching these shows, that the biggest factor in great results and creating a healthy lifestyle is:
To have someone you can turn to with questions, meal ideas, and education on proper nutrition. Someone to push you when you would rather quit. Someone who can celebrate the wins and move forward from the losses with you.
This partnership with Bellator is a new and exciting concept in the Tulsa area. Rather than trying to reinvent the wheel, why not just change the approach?
I’m done ranting 🙂 and am super excited at this new service that we will be offering. I have already spoken with several of you and would love to get to meet with everyone. Even if you are hesitant or think that this isn’t for you, please text or email me. Come up to me at the gym and ask me any questions about the Warrior Regimen, what I’ve learned about nutrition, and how I can help you achieve your goals.
The only way that we are going to make this a permanent lifestyle change is if we change the way we look at nutrition and life- together!
Hope to hear from you all soon.