CrossFit Scottsdale excited to introduce you to Danielle Wesse, CHC, LE, CF-L; who will be leading our bi-monthy “Food As Fuel” seminar in addition to her weekly Kettlebell Only classes. After attending the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Danielle established Naturale Nurtition LLC and began to help people with their health and weight struggles through nutritional guidance. She provides a new, fresh approach to health and wellness workshops where she educates on attainable and sustainable overall optimum health. Danielle lives an active lifestyle with a passion about CrossFit and outdoor activities, with food as her fuel she is able to take on anything. She has been helping individuals, athletes and corporations find the perfect balance of real, whole, natural foods to enhance and balance their lifestyles for nearly 10 years and now she is at your Scottsdale CrossFit. Come and join us at CrossFit Scottsdale on Thursday, March 8th at 7:30pm for a FOOD AS FUEL class you won’t want to miss!
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO EAT PALEO?
Eating Paleo is sometimes referred to as “The Caveman Diet,” based upon a way of eating that emulates the diets of our hunter-gather ancestors. The basic premise of Paleo is that our human and pre-human ancestors lived for 3 million years with a remarkably high level of health, eating only lean meats, seafood, nuts, seeds, and seasonal fruits and vegetables. The agricultural “revolution” and the introduction of wheat and grains into our diet saw our ancestors become small, weak, and sick.
Scientific evidence increasingly implicates grains, dairy products, legumes, and processed foods as the contributing factor in many diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, gout, cancer, autoimmune diseases, obesity, and many others. The science behind the Paleo diet can be quite complicated and detailed, but the bottom line is that our bodies are not designed to process the majority of the foods that people consume in today’s society. The Paleo diet is the foundational diet to which we are all genetically adapted and the diet consumed by every single human being 300 generations ago.
The Paleo diet is a fairly simple eating plan. Eat fresh fruits, fresh veggies, lean meats, seafood, and nuts. Avoid foods made with refined sugars, grains, vegetable oils, salt, dairy, and processed foods. As you increasingly eliminate these foods, your taste buds will explode to the incredible flavors and textures of REAL food.