Quantity vs. Quality

Something I often think about is mainstream buddies, corporations and government, vs. paleo advocates.  Oftentimes, family members or the general public ask me how I get my vitamins if I’m not eating grains for fiber, dairy for calcium, and beans (for protein? not so much).

I stumbled on this great podcast by The Smarter Science of Slim.  And WOW! They said something mind-blowing, and simply eye opening: real food doesn’t have a Nutritional Facts label. You are buying meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and fruit.  Have you noticed they don’t come with labels!? When a paleo beginner goes shopping, keep this in mind.

So now, let’s get to the point. The graph below describes a cup of spinach versus a cup of enriched wheat flour (quantity).  It appears that the wheat flour is overpowering the vegetable with nutrients.  In reality, if you compare calories (quality) and you eat 250 calories of each, you can see below that comparison is mind-blowing. Quantity is an illusion and quality is reality.  When a bowl of cereal is in front of you, continue to convince yourself that it’s a bowl of sugar with added vitamins and when you eat an omelet filled with veggies.


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The Paleo diet is simple yet remarkably effective for fat loss and halting or preventing a number of degenerative diseases. To reap the benefits of the most effective nutritional strategy known, one need simply build meals from the following: * Lean proteins (ideally) grass fed meat, free range fowl and wild caught fish * Seasonal fruits and vegetables * Healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, and coconut oil Our 6 week challenge will help you ease your way into the Paleo Diet. Regardless of your fitness or health goals, you WILL look, feel and perform your best on the Paleo diet. For most people the fact the Paleo diet delivers the best results is enough. Improved blood lipids, weight loss and reduced pain from autoimmunity is proof enough. Many people however are not satisfied with blindly following any recommendations, be they nutrition or exercise related. Some folks like to know WHY they are doing something. Fortunately, the Paleo diet has stood not only the test of time, but also the rigors of scientific scrutiny. View all posts by hcfchallenge

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