Very first thing…Eat Meat & Vegetables, Healthy Fats, Some Fruit, Little Starch and No Sugar. OK, easier said than done, but memorize that short phrase and if you take nothing else away from this page you’ll still be ahead.
SMFR Fitness could try and write our own stuff here but there’s absolutely no need. Eating healthy is so popular right now in life (due to it’s incredible effect on sickness & wellness) that there are a ton of great resources on the internet. We’ll list here on this page where we go to learn. One of our favorites is Whole9Life.com
Whole9′s Nutrition in 60 Seconds We eat real food – meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit, healthy oils, nuts and seeds. We choose foods that were raised, fed and grown naturally, and foods that are nutrient-dense, with lots of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. This is not a “diet” – we eat as much as we need to maintain strength, energy, activity levels and a healthy body weight. We aim for well-balanced nutrition, so we eat animals and a significant amount of plants. Eating like this has helped us to look, feel, live and perform our best, and reduces our risk for a variety of lifestyle-related diseases and conditions. (Read the entire article, Nutrition in 60 Seconds, on the 9 Blog.)
We highly encourage you to explore this site, just hit the Whole 9 logo at the bottom of this page and it will take you right there. Whole 9 Life also has one of the most successful paleo healthy eating “challenges” ever put out there…read about the “Whole 30″ program here Don’t forget to look over their comprehensive list of resources to keep you going strong.
In addition to Whole 9’s nutrition, Marks Daily Apple has a ton of resources for not only eating paleo, but also for living healthy. You can check him out as well at the bottom of this page.
We found a great comprehensive article written by Gale Yocom over at Crossfit Strong that dives into the basics of nutrition if you want the nuts & bolts (i.e. macronutrients, hormonal response, the Deadly Quartet and such) Read her Nutrition Guide here
We also have linked at the bottom of our page several blog’s that have recipe indexes. This is a very practical way of finding real food to cook. Check out: Chowstalker , Th Foodee , PaleOMG (Denver local), NomNom Paleo (details what she packs to eat as a night shifter in a hospital), The Clothes Make The Girl , and if you have a slight sweet tooth Dessertstalker.