Ever been asked why you eat the way you do? And if you don’t eat paleo, you should. But chances are if someone was to tell you what the Paleo diet is they would tell you all the things they don’t eat, instead of all the things they get to eat. I’ve definitely been in the 1st camp. People ask what my diet is and I tell them, “I eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.” oh and I DONT eat, “grain, milk, beans etc” It is at this point that most people run away because I have just most assuredly told them I don’t eat something that they love. So how do you get people to give you the time of day when telling they about the paleo diet and not getting them to run in the opposite direction because you sound like some crazy health nut. The people at Whole9.com have come up with a good elevator talk conversation for just that. Follow this up with a success story of your own that this style of eating as help you out with and you can start your very own personal food revolution!
“The Whole9 Nutrition Elevator Pitch
I eat “real” food – fresh, natural food like meat, vegetables and fruit. I choose foods that are nutrient dense, with lots of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, over foods that have more calories but less nutrition. And food quality is important – I’m careful about where my meat comes from, and buy produce locally and organically as often as possible.
It’s not a low-calorie “diet” – I eat as much as I need to maintain strength, energy and a healthy weight. In fact, my diet is probably much higher in fat than you’d imagine. Fat isn’t the enemy – it’s a great energy source when it comes from high quality foods like avocado, coconut and nuts. And I’m not trying to do a “low carb” thing, but since I’m eating vegetables and fruits instead of bread, cereal and pasta, it just happens to work out that way.
Eating like this is good for maintaining a healthy metabolism, and reducing inflammation within the body. It’s been doing great things for my energy levels, body composition and performance in the gym. It also helps to minimize my risk for a whole host of lifestyle diseases and conditions, like diabetes, heart attack and stroke.”
WOD: 7 min AMRAP
10 Squat cleans
Level III: 95/75
Level II: 65/45
Level I: 45/35