What’s the deal with BOOZE?

Technically, alcohol is not Paleo. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors did not have the Devil’s drink in their daily lives.

HA ok I’m just kidding- I drink occasionally (mostly tequila)… but alcohol is something that, Paleo-speaking, should be consumed in moderation and wisely. One of the main reasons for consuming alcohol in moderation if at all is that alcohol puts physical stress on your body. We also recommend you cut down on your alcohol consumption on the Reducing Stress page.

Robb Wolf thinks that if you’re going consume alcohol, you do it earlier rather than later (I’m talking 2pm vs. 8pm… not having a Bloody Mary with your morning eggs), and do it on an empty stomach. He urges against any beer consumption at all, due to it containing gluten and sugar (for reasons why these two things are dangerous, view the Diet main page), and encourages dry varieties of wine. Robb Wolf has a lot of recipes in his book, The Paleo Solution, but my favorite would without a doubt be the simple NorCal Margarita:

It's not quite Paleo, but it's close enough

  • 2 shots of tequila gold
  • the juice of 1 lime
  • soda water
You’ll notice that there is no sugar-filled margarita mix in this recipe… Following this logic, if you’re going to have a mojito, try it without the Simple Syrup or other sugar ingredient. This will keep your hangovers mild and your deviation from Paleo not so grand. 

Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet, discusses the benefits of drinking a glass of wine before or with dinner: it may help improve insulin sensitivity and reduce appetite! Dr. Cordain also points to evidence from multiple studies that claim moderate alcohol consumption can significantly reduce the risk of dying from heart disease among other illnesses.

If you have an autoimmune disease, you should not be consuming alcohol, period.

From a lifestyle perspective, alcohol is a touchy subject. All I will say here is don’t be stupid, dummy.

Visit the Recommended Diet Products page to learn more about The Paleo Solution and The Paleo Diet, and where you can purchase them for cheap (using the links provided on that page to purchase the books will donate a portion of the sale to this website and it’s maintenance). Thank you, and happy paleo drinking!

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Welcome to Primal Healthy Fit! We are a website made up of regular people of all ages, nationalities, professions, fitness levels, and life experiences who have come together to provide information and support for others interested in improving their health. We recommend specific diet, lifestyle, and exercise choices that are in line with those of our Paleolithic ancestors. The reason? Our genetics have changed very little in the last 200,000 years, however the same cannot be said for the world around us. Therefore, we must eat, be active, and live in ways that jive with our genetics! This produces incredible health, fitness, and HAPPINESS!

The core of PrimalHealthyFit.com’s mission is to provide information about the Paleo Diet and support to make the dietary switch to eating paleo. Along with this central diet aspect, we recommend activity and lifestyle choices that mimic those of our primal ancestors whenever possible. The combination of paleolithic diet, activity, and lifestyle choices work together to bring people to their genetically healthy and fit selves.

On the Diet page you will find information about the Paleo Diet, the #1 recommended eating choice here at PrimalHealthyFit.com. Included in this information is not only how to “eat paleo” but also why this diet is the only one that our bodies are genetically designed to eat! Visit the Paleo Testimonials page to read about the experiences members of the Primal Healthy Fit community have had with Paleo. Also, we provide you with some great resources once you are ready for a diet switch, including a Paleo Action Plan, an easy 7-Day Meal Plan with accompanying Shopping List!

On the Exercise page, you will find information on circuit training, interval training, and how to combine them in a safe and effective rotation. My goal here is to help you stay active no matter where you are or how much time you have. You will find instructions on how to execute some Basic Exercise Movements in a safe and effective way, as well as some great cross-training workout on the Equipment Free Work-Out Routines page!

On the Lifestyle page you will find information on sleep, stress, supplements, and other various topics that can greatly affect one’s quality of life, health, and believe it or not, waistline! Here’s the thing about lifestyle choices: two of the most important ones are diet and exercise! So make sure you get those down before getting fancy with supplements or other products that might appear to be “shortcuts” to a healthy life. There are many additional areas that will be explored in the Lifestyle blog category, including reiki (energy movement), prayer healing, spirituality, and music. Constance Kean, Reiki Master, CS practitioner, and piano teacher for over 30 years has done me the great favor or providing her expertise for many areas in this section.

There are numerous products that I have found make life easier. These have been divided into Diet and Lifestyle categories and can be found on the Recommended Diet Products page and the Recommended Lifestyle Products page.

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