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If the thought of going Paleo has you dreading the shock-treatment of such a sudden change, the Paleo Parent’s latest ebook, 3 Phase Paleo: Transition Your Family in 3 Easy Steps, is for you.
Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry from the Paleo Parents blog, have an amazing story of a family that successfully transitioned from an unhealthy diet and lifestyle to Paleo, and saw amazing and positive results. After adapting a Paleo lifestyle, they both lost excess weight, saw their cholesterol levels return to normal, saw a decrease in the symptoms of mood disorders, and even witnessed an improvement in the behavior of their kids.
In this book, they show how you can also transition into a healthier, Paleo diet and lifestyle and avoid the withdrawal symptoms of going through a more dramatic detox process.
Diving into a Paleo lifestyle headfirst can be overwhelming and intimidating for some of us. The Paleo Parents approach takes all the stress out and guides you through the transition in 3 simple steps: swap, remove and heal!
This approach is ideal for families, as Matt and Stacy explain:
“The important thing to remember is that you are setting yourself up for a sustainable lifestyle. Children often will not understand making a complete overhaul of changing everything in one day, or even 30 days. Follow the steps we have laid out so that you can pace the changes according to your own family’s needs.”
Phase 1: Swap the Unhealthy Stuff with Nutritious Alternatives
The initial step is to swap out unhealthy foods for healthier alternatives. Basically, this means removing gluten and refined sugar containing foods out of your diet, as well as processed foods. Matt & Stacy make this step really easy, by providing a list of healthier choices for all of your favorite foods.
For a lot of people, these are not mere ingredients but the staples of an unhealthy diet. Just making it through step 1 is a big accomplishment!
Preparing your kitchen and pantry is the key to being successful with these changes. This eBook provide resources on what alternatives to use, as well as suggestions on where to find them. You will also find grocery lists, cooking tips and a guide to eating out.
Phase 2: Remove all Grains, Dairy, Processed Oils and Legumes
Once you have successfully implemented the first stage and discovered some of the improvements to your life, you will likely find it less difficult to eliminate grains, dairy, processed oils and legumes. The Paleo Parents not only tell you why these should be removed from your diet if you want to seek optimal health, but also provide an extensive list of foods and products you can use to replenish your pantry.
A healthy Paleo diet includes broths, gelatins, various fermented foods (which you can learn to make at home) and nutrient-rich meats, including organ meats. Advice on nutrition, stress management and sleep also supplement the book’s sound groundwork for transitioning to a better, more sustainable and healthier Paleo lifestyle.
Phase 3: Introduce Healing Foods and Maintain Appropriate Gut Health
One of the major problems facing people who are addicted to synthetic, processed foods, refined sugar and GMO-laden products is the impact these have on the gut, Matt and Stacy point out how leaky gut syndrome can not only impact the metabolism of the body, but lead to numerous other problems as well. These can include everything from health problems such as the onset of disease and various illnesses as well as lethargy, insomnia, and even emotional disorders.
Phase 3 concentrates on healing the gut, as well as implementing a variety of high quality foods into your diet in order to increase not only the health of the gut and body, but your overall health as well.
More than 75 Recipes Included!
The Paleo Parents offer more than 75 recipes, including numerous gorgeous photographs, that are helpfully indexed to match its phase in your transition over to the Paleo life. This is extremely useful to those who are just starting out.
Overall, 3 Phase Paleo is a wonderful book filled with information that provides a road map for living well. Rather than seeing the Paleo diet as a daunting challenge or a task that you must accomplish no matter how difficult, the Paleo Parents provide a much sunnier and easier path. 3 Phase Paleo provides clear and concise information, helping you have a smooth and natural transition to a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly, transitioning slowly as they outline in their book, will be key in helping you maintain this lifestyle in the long run.