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You are what you eat

  1. 1. You Are What You Eat Living the Paleo Lifestyle By: Jill Gajarsky and Jennifer Manzo
  2. 2. Meet Jenny <ul><li>I was always interested in optimizing my health, eating right, longevity and was active in sports and dance since childhood. </li></ul><ul><li>Without a nutritional educational background, I thought the food pyramid was as good as it got. When I discovered the Paleo Diet, although it contradicted every piece of Conventional Wisdom I knew, it still made sense. This being the most original and healthiest, cleanliest way of eating…it was clear why I hopped on the band wagon so quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost a year Paleo now, I am free of all previous health issues I had before (acne, asthma, blood circulation disorder, seasonal allergies) I haven’t gotten sick once since going Paleo (no lie) I’ve had more energy, felt stronger, and in general just been a happier person. </li></ul><ul><li>My passion to teach others about the Paleo Diet and how to live the Paleo lifestyle comes from not knowing about it myself. I would be doing the world no justice if I didn’t share this way of eating with others. Paleo is an idea that’s counter-cultural and therefore is not commonly well known among health professionals or even the government. So people are not going to get their information from the media or the latest medical journal. Which is why I am here to tell people what they didn’t know, and show them how to reap the benefits like I have. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Paleo History <ul><li>“ Paleo” comes from the Paleolithic Era when cavemen roamed the Earth </li></ul><ul><li>What they ate, before agriculture, defines our lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: It’s not a diet, it’s a way of life </li></ul>
  4. 4. Primal vs. Paleo <ul><li>Mark Sisson </li></ul><ul><li>author of Primal Blueprint </li></ul><ul><li>Much easier to read </li></ul><ul><li>Says saturated fats from animal fat is OK </li></ul><ul><li>Includes some dairy </li></ul><ul><li>More people are “primal” than “Paleo” because they find it’s easier to follow. It’s more similar to their old diets. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Loren Cordain </li></ul><ul><li>Author of the Paleo Diet </li></ul><ul><li>Much more technology with scientific terminology </li></ul><ul><li>No dairy </li></ul><ul><li>No saturated fat </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages more lean meat than fatty cuts of meat </li></ul>
  5. 5. Government Food Plate
  6. 6. Our Food Plate
  7. 7. Paleo Humor
  8. 8. Paleo Humor
  9. 9. What Is Protein? <ul><li>Proteins are the basic building blocks of all cells in our bodies. Also rebuilds body tissues and overall healthy function </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of protein foods: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seafood </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What Is Fat? <ul><li>Fats are fatty acids that contribute to cell wall materials (lipids) and some cushioning and lubrication of joints </li></ul><ul><li>Example of fat foods: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal fat (yeah, that rubbery part of the meat) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy oils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nuts and seeds </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. What Are Carbohydrates? <ul><li>Carbs provide minerals, vitamins, and fiber required for system health. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of bad processed carb foods: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chips, cookies, candy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bread and bakery foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frozen meals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakfast bars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples of good carb foods: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fruit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vegetables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anything directly from nature </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. What are Starches? <ul><li>Starches can spike insulin levels because they quickly turn into sugar. So eat these in moderation. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of bad starchy foods: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All rice (wild, yellow, brown, white) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pasta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Couscous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legumes (beans) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples of good starchy (tuber) foods: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yams or sweet potatoes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>***not white potatoes, they are nutrient dense because they contain phytates (anti-nutrients) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Let’s Compare Foods Steak 630 calories 40.5 grams of fat 61.8 grams of protein 0 carbohydrate Twinkie 600 calories 18 grams of fat 4 grams of protein 108 grams of carbohydrates
  14. 14. Food Comparison <ul><li>Both have fat and a good amount of calories, right? </li></ul><ul><li>But </li></ul><ul><li>The Twinkie has processed carbs whereas the steak has zero carbs (and the body will make its own carbs from the steak) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Difference Between Carbs <ul><li>By reducing the amount of processed carbohydrates in replacement of naturally occurring carbohydrates </li></ul><ul><li>reduces the chances of </li></ul><ul><li>getting diabetes, other health issues or becoming obese. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Insulin <ul><li>Blood sugar = glucose </li></ul><ul><li>Eating foods high in glucose or sugar will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spike your insulin levels resulting in food cravings, and essentially make you hungrier throughout the day </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. High Glycemic Index Foods <ul><li>High sugar foods to avoid: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apples* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watermelon* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Candy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refined flour foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cookies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*we will discuss in further detail </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Low Glycemic Index Foods <ul><li>Low sugar foods that don’t spike insulin levels: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Berries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plant foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animal foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eggs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nuts and seeds (unsalted) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seafood </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. How To Start <ul><li>Decide why you’re making the change </li></ul><ul><li>Agree to do a 30-day challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Clean out your refrigerator and cabinets! </li></ul><ul><li>Read the book, ask questions-educate yourself! </li></ul>
  20. 20. Good References <ul><ul><ul><li>Jen’s Gone Paleo – recipes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mark’s Apple – recipes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> – question and answer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> – articles, good information </li></ul></ul></ul>