Daily Archives: January 17, 2012

What Paleo Works Will Do for You

Paleo works - how to diet and live longerAs Paleo Works we are promoting the Worlds Healthiest Diet nationwide, we are delivering classes and seminars across West Yorkshire introducing our nutritional programs and paleo eating to the UK.

It is simple, straightforward and possible!  This is the key message and the point we want to get across.  Why?  Read this:

Any one can lose weight.  It’s challenging but we can all do it.  What we all struggle with is keeping the weight off.  Unless we find a way to tackle this issue, we will remain caught in a spiral of yo-yo dieting.  Because conventional dietary wisdom does not work.  Er, if it did, there would not be a problem with obesity, would there?

Take our word for it ‘Healthy Eating’ is making us fat, giving us heart disease and cancer. Government and dieticians have got it wrong and something has to be done.

So there’s a problem.  Solutions have been discussed and governments have proposed we cut out fat , eat less and exercise more.  We finish our weight loss challenge having wound ourselves tighter and tighter like a coiled spring to fit into those size 12 pants and then on the day of reaching target we go out and celebrate (been there and done it?) concluding with a round of ice-cream, cream, chocolate and nuts.  Here we go again because it tastes so good and we forgot and all the effort goes out the window for one more hit of sugar.  Just one.  And before we know it we are back in our fat wardrobe breathing a sigh of relief that we never did throw those elastic waistband pants out!  Go ahead, ask weight watchers.  Their current long term success rate is at 3%.  That is for every 100 hundred of you who sign up for a class 97 will fail.

Well, something has to be done.  It’s diet you need not dieting and we have the sustainable solution for weight loss and optimal health.

So if you can stay open to possibility and want to lose the weight and keep it off for good with minimal effort then Paleo Works is for you.  Paleo Works.  Our contribution is our practical experience built on education.  Our nutritional programs are even possible on a budget.  Paleo Works can involve the whole family.  Paleo is possible with full time jobs.  We have lots of tricks and tools and ideas to ensure your success.

So if you have a group of friends, an organisation, business or sports club that would like to know more, call us.  We would be delighted to share our knowledge with you.  Why weight?  After all, it’s all there is to lose?

What will Paleo Works do for you? We will empower you to change your life forever, the rest is up to you!

Sweet Potato Love!

sweet potato loveSweet potato love.  Why? well these guys are quite amazing!

Did you know sweet potatoes can affect the neurotransmitters in your brain? They contain Vitamin B6, which your body needs for just that – and these neurotransmitters are essential for mood balancing. Sweet potatoes are nutrient dense so again, you won’t experience a peak and trough in your blood sugar and they contain slow-release energy to sustain you during the day.

Bake sweet potatoes in their jackets with a knob of butter and some star anise grated and sprinkled on top.  Wrap in tin foil and cook at 180 C then serve with baked ham and sauce for a rich warm buttery meal. Mash sweet potatoes with a spoonful of sour cream.   Or cut the sweet potato into 1cm cubes, fry off with coconut oil and some spices and add a dash of water and cover.  Leave to bubble and cook until tender then add some fresh coriander and chilli for some mood busting endorphins and add chopped spring onions to the mix before serving.  Top with a poached or fried egg and this makes a great comfort meal for a busy weekday.  Did you know that eggs are also mood boosters?  It’s the folic acid they contain.  Also eggs are protein rich and fat rich and don’t cause fluctuations in blood sugar.  Ideal!

So, if you are tempted to comfort eat during these winter months, crave sugar-loaded carbohydrates and cake as your body tries to build up a buffer for winter and wondering what would hit the spot on a paleo style diet: try the humble sweet potato! Eating refined carbohydrates such as cake and biscuits (tempting as you may think they are) will cause spikes in blood sugar leading to slumps and more misery as you face the drop in temperature when you open your front door and the icy blasts of economic misery that follow us all after Christmas.  So don’t do it!  High carbohydrate dishes such as lasagne or shepherd’s pie do nothing for your mood (or waistband or your overall health) as the insulin spike caused by the instant carbohydrate hit has immediate consequences involving sugar slumps and low mood.  As the temperature drops, choose warming paleo foods and eat well to keep your mood  balanced and upbeat.  In this way, you will be giving yourself the energy to tackle all life throws at you head on!  Give yourself a head start and enjoy.

What’s your top mood busting paleo meal?  We would love to hear from you!

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