"Who are you? You’re a person who matters, is special and who can do this. Come to know and support the authentic you who has always been locked away inside. You don’t have to be perfect to be successful. You just need to become the real, leaner, healthier you, the way nature intended."
Are there any prerequisites to starting the Paleo Shrink Program?
You may be wondering if the Paleo Shrink Program is for you and/or if you’re a candidate that would fit in with the Paleo Shrink approach. Participating in the Paleo Shrink Program does not come with prerequisites such as needing to be fit and in shape. If you’re interested in reducing your weight and body fat and want to feel better about yourself and who you are, then don’t hesitate to contact the Paleo Shrink.
On the other hand, if you’re one of the fortunate few who eat poorly, lots of sweets for example, but still have a low body fat percentage, beware. Looks can be deceiving as even thin folks misusing food can develop a variety of illnesses including diabetes. If this is your case, it may be very helpful to learn more and follow a healthier eating pattern and lifestyle now so that you are taking care of your body to the best of your ability. Doing so could allow you to make great strides towards preventing future emotional struggles, health concerns and disease.
What is the typical participant in the Paleo Shrink Program like?
If you’re like most people, you may be overweight, obese or grossly obese, (about 66% of us in the USA fit into 1 of these 3 categories). You may have, at some point in your earlier days, been athletic, thin, or perhaps not. Instead, you may have always felt fat and have been bullied and abused your entire life. The Paleo Shrink is ready to hear your personal story. Everyone is welcomed irrespective of your age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. Whether you currently have a successful career and a family; are single and active; feel isolated and lonely; are healthy or not, the Paleo Shrink Program is here to help you with wellness, weight issues and the related, often painful, feelings and sense of being stuck. Please also note, the Paleo Shrink is always available to work in tandem with other health professional(s) including your MD, nutritionist, acupuncturist, chiropractor, personal trainer, etc., in order to support you to the fullest.
Would I have to give up eating cheese in the Paleo Shrink Program?
Cheese is a food that is enjoyed by many and there is debate by some as to whether or not adults should consume dairy at all. Some people eat cheese with no digestive issues, while others instead suffer. In a strict Paleo eating plan, people avoid dairy in general. However, a Primal diet includes full-fat cheeses, yogurt, butter and other forms of dairy as acceptable components of clean eating.
The bottom line is for each and every one of us to become more familiar with ourselves and with the foods we ingest which bring us health. Should you love cheese and you’re one of those people who don’t suffer from lactose intolerance or casein sensitivity, eat up! As a matter of fact, many people wanting to keep themselves in ketosis eat cheese with their meals and for snacks.
In addition to exploring the option of eating cheese, you will also have a chance to investigate the various types of cheeses available for optimal health including ones that are raw and made from milk coming from organic, grass-fed animals.
Can I do Paleo if I eat Kosher?
If you eat kosher, you can still eat Paleo. You can purchase a variety of meats and poultry from your local kosher butcher shop or kosher section of your supermarket. There is also the on-line company, KOL Foods-Glatt Kosher, that sells kosher grass-fed beef, lamb and pasture-raised poultry. If you’re not able to buy grass-fed or pasture-raised kosher meats, stick to the leanest cuts of factory raised kosher animals available. Naturally, fish, eggs, clean produce and healthy fats, such as coconut oil, are all great. When purchasing fish, use care to buy and consume wild and younger fish containing less mercury.
Can I do Paleo if I am a pescatarian?
Being a pescatarian and following a Paleo diet is not contradictory. Fish and shellfish are all important components of eating Paleo. As with any protein, varying it up and eating wild and lower mercury fish would be a main focus. Accompany your fish with plenty of organic or local produce and healthy fats, and you’re set.
What do I need to start the Paleo Shrink Program?
The far more important aspect to working in the Paleo Shrink Program is to give yourself a chance to find and embrace your real self. So, any place from which you begin is the right place. Getting started is the key, even if you’re feeling insecure and unsure. Of course, even when change is for the better, it can be very difficult to make and then maintain that change. I understand and I’m ready to work with you to help your dreams turn into reality. If you are reading this, it’s most likely a good time to face yourself and your real, authentic needs. Be curious, alert, and willing to take risks; including the risk of succeeding, growing and changing your self-image. Be open to positive change. Ultimately, increases in ones’ internalized self-growth and positive self-image will support your goals in reducing an unhealthy body size and bringing back good health and stamina.
What benefits can I achieve and how will I know it was successful?
It may be hard to imagine, but it’s not your fault that your body and/or health are not how you want them to be. I promise, I’m not just saying this to make you feel better. You will discover why it’s not your fault and what you can do about it in the Paleo Shrink Program. For the time being, have some trust, throw caution to the wind and let yourself come forth. If you’re still uncertain about whether or not following a new eating style such as Paleo may be helpful, I invite you to review the Resources page on this site for great information related to Paleo and healthy living.