Is Paleo a Fad?

I’ve seen some folks say that they believe Paleo is the latest fad. I’ve heard the same said about Whole30. Well, the truth is that The Paleo Diet has been around for decades, and Whole30, while newer, is based on a lot of science and is gaining a lot of followers because of its no-nonsense approach and efficacy in resetting a person’s body to determine if they have food allergies and to kick sugar.

That the Paleo Diet is gaining more and more attention is a testament to its efficacy as a diet. Now, I don’t mean diet in the way many people use the term; a way to eat for a while to lose some weight before returning to their old habits. I am using diet in the strict sense: a way of eating. For me, I’ve adopted the Paleo Diet and I intend to stay on it indefinitely. Fortunately, it’s very easy to do once you get used to it, and I don’t feel deprived in any way. In fact, I feel better today than ever!

Many people I know (okay, nearly EVERYONE I know) has adopted a Paleo Diet or something very close to it. Why? Because they saw through my wife and me that it works! They also ate the food we prepared for them and found that it was not only delicious, but every bit as delicious as non-Paleo foods with one catch: it was far healthier. Does that make it a fad? Not if they’re sticking with it for over a year!

The media is making a bit deal out of it, and from time to time, I see stories about the Paleo Diet on social media sites or the big news sites. The science is still catching up with why the Paleo Diet is as effective and healthy as it is, but I can only speak from my own experience that it’s changed my life for the better.

I went from being a Marine to an obese civilian and back to being a fit, healthy, fifty year-old National Guard soldier. I got to where I am today because of Whole30 and the Paleo Diet. I feel more energetic, I’m healthier, and I’m actually thinner than I was in my 20’s!

Before you dismiss Whole30 or the Paleo Diet, take a look at the practical sides. I don’t advocate necessarily living like Paleo man or woman, and there are some elements of Paleo I don’t necessarily adhere to, but as a diet, I’ve been very happy and have realized a lot of success and weight loss that has been easy to keep off for over 2 years. That’s something pretty amazing, right there.

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