Here is a summary of what’s in and what’s out on the Paleo food list (well at least my Paleo food list):
Meat and poultry – grass-fed, free range
Fish and seafood – try to choose sustainable fish and seafood when possible
Vegetables – non-starchy and some starchy tubers and root vegetables
Fruit and berries – fruits high in sugar, like bananas, should be consumed in moderation.
Nuts and seeds – many nuts and seeds have high Omega-6 content so perhaps don’t go eating a bowl after bowl.
Spices and herbs
Fats – coconut oil, coconut milk and cream, ghee, butter (yep, it’s mostly fat so no problems with lactose), duck fat, olive oil, avocado oil, macadamia nut oil, fish oil, sesame oil as well as from grass-fed meats, poultry and fish.
Condiments like mustards, wheat free soy and oyster sauces, fish sauce, olive oil mayonnaise, low sugar tomato sauce, salsas and pestos.
Grains, especially wheat and anything with gluten – wild rice, white rice and quinoa are probably less harmful if you must eat some but watch those carbs.
Gluten containing products
Dairy, especially milk and low fat dairy, for those with damaged gut or gluten/lactose intolerances.
Dairy – should mainly be avoided if you suffer from serious gut problems and gluten intolerances but if you’re in good health and have no sensitivities to lactose (sugars in milk) or casein (protein in milk) then a little healthy dairy can go a long way. Avoid cow’s milk as it’s got high GI unlike cheese or yogurt. Better options are goat’s and sheep’s milk products, A2 cow’s milk and cow’s milk fermented products like kefir, unsweetened yogurt, aged cheeses, full fat cream, butter, and ricotta.
Natural sweeteners – honey, maple syrup, molasses, dried fruit, dark chocolate, palm sugar.
Alcohol – dry wines, clean non-grain based spirits.
Soy - fermented only (miso, tempeh in small amounts)
Turning up the heat (like Dubai needs any help) at the track today.
Getting some high intensity in there after a great legs session.
Just in case the legs weren’t killed enough thought I’d take them to the track with these crazies and make sure they were spent! Girls gotta get creative with 50 minutes HIIT to kill!
Sneaky preview shot from our amazing beach shoot with Mario.
These woman are such inspirations. Top fitness chicks!
Such a pleasure to work with.
Mario was so fantastic. Really made us feel comfortable and had a bunch of fun!
Hats off to everyone who made training this morning in the sandstorm! It got progressively worse as the morning went on. Lol. I think you can now officially call yourself ‘hardcore’ LOVE the dedication!
This pic from Gulf News Dubai.
In the spirit of the Dubai Marathon held today, Ive been taking my cardio outdoors. If your used to treadmill work, notice how different it feels to run on the pavement. Completely different movement!
Running on a crisp winters morning is tops! Love love love it
Waking up the bod with fresh air in your lungs, feeling new blood coursing through your veins and giving you positive energy for the rest of the day. Its one of the best treats you will give yourself today.
Go on, get into it!