A quick start guide to paleo/low carb/keto

Whatever your reason to embrace the low carb lifestyle (we use low carb here as a general term to include also keto and paleo), you must keep in mind that for our general well being is important not only to nourish our bodies with fresh real food, but also to get off the hamster wheel of the modern world.

1. EAT FRESH REAL FOOD
Stay away as much as possible from processed food and carbohydrates, legumes, seed oils and soy products. Eat plenty of grass fed/pastured meat, preferably beef, lamb and game. Enjoy a variety of vegetables, free range eggs, seafood and good fats (extra virgin olive oil, grass fed butter, pasture/grass fed lard and tallow). Eat berries and nuts in moderation.

2. SUN AND VITAMIN D
Without the sun, there wouldn’t be life on Earth. Sun exposure in important for our body to produce vitamin D, one of the most important micronutrients; even if vitamin D is present in some foods, it’s practically impossible to get enough of it without sun exposure. Enjoy some time outdoor during the central part of the day, every day, without sunscreen.

3. SLEEP
Human beings evolved to hunt and socialize during the day and to sleep at night, and even if the modern world force us to do otherwise, our hormones and circadian rhythm demand we sleep at night and be active in the daytime. A good night of sleep is incredibly important for the general well being and for weight loss.

4. MOVE AND BE ACTIVE
Move, play sports, have fun. Physical activity doesn’t do much in terms of weight loss, but it’s paramount to stay healthy and enjoy life. Run, surf, play tennis, lift or just have a walk in the park, whatever float your boat.

5. SOCIALIZE
Unplug your phone and computer and connect with others, socialize with friends and relatives, play with your kids, talk with your parents. Invite friends for a meal and enjoy sharing food with someone you love.

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