Did you know that “going paleo”—eating the way your ancestors used to eat—is one of the best things you can do for your health?
You can spend YEARS trying new fad diets and counting calories like most people, then end up feeling OLDER and SICKER than before OR you can stop chasing trends and start building a real foundation of health… one based on THOUSANDS of years of proven success.
Did you know that most people who struggle with paleo make the SAME common mistakes? That’s great news for YOU though because once you know what those mistakes are, it’s much easier to avoid them and rejuvenate your life.
So let’s dive in. Here are the top 3 paleo mistakes to avoid…
Going paleo pays off for years and decades to come…
But RADICALLY changing your lifestyle can make for a tough few weeks.
There’s psychological pressure from creating new habits. And it can be hard physically; sugars and grains are addictive, so you might not feel your best the first few weeks after you ditch them.
There are also social challenges. You might get funny looks from friends and coworkers. Your family could push back against the “new you.”
You won’t figure everything out in the first few weeks, and that’s FINE. Take action, make changes along the way, and reap the rewards for the rest of your life.
Whatever you do, don’t give up after just a few weeks!
Going from a typical Western diet to paleo is an INVESTMENT in your health. It’ll help you get the most out of life…But it takes some work up front.
There are challenges—especially in the first few weeks. You have to avoid foods you used to eat.
Maybe you’re stepping into the kitchen to make your own meals for the first time.
How will you handle dinner if you have to stay late at the office?
What happens if you’re running errands and get hungry for a snack?
These are the types of questions to think about. Coming up with a basic plan of how you’ll start your new lifestyle makes it MUCH easier to succeed. You can always tweak things along the way.
Another common paleo mistake: people think it’s an “all or nothing” deal.
They beat themselves up for swiping a few French fries from their spouse’s plate. Or they decide paleo “isn’t for them” after giving into a sugar craving or two.
It doesn’t have to be this way!
Progress—not perfection—is the goal.
Every good decision helps. Eating well all day, then eating ice cream after dinner, is MUCH better than eating terribly all day and then having the ice cream. It’s healthier to view being “perfectly paleo” as an ideal instead of a requirement.
Try to make the best choices you can… but don’t quit if you get off track. Just pick up where you left off and keep moving forward. That’s the path to long-term success.
Well, now that you know the common paleo mistakes, you’re in a good position to avoid them and revitalize your life.
But it still takes effort and willpower. Especially at first. So why not tip the odds in your favor?
Instead of stumbling over new ground all alone, you can turn to a BLUEPRINT designed to help you succeed.
Paleo Restart is that blueprint.