Good Stuff: Mat Lalonde on the Paleo Diet

Posted: 14th March 2011 by tyler in paleo
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Really good article Q&A with Mat Lalonde from last year:

“I’m not married to Paleo. Or to low-carb or high-carb diets. I want people to make the switch to a healthier lifestyle. I’d like to think that vegans, vegetarians, omnivores or carnivores would all be healthier if they were to choose foods from these lists. And to be honest, it’s usually not a hard sell. If you tell someone they can eat till they’re full and still lose weight, the usual response is, “sign me up.” I think the best thing someone can do is give it a try. Start with 30 days and see the results for yourself. You’ll see, food quality is way more important than food quantity.”

What are some of the foods people should eat and what are some of the foods they should avoid? 

A: Stay away from grains, legumes and sugar (especially fructose).  If your goal is to lose weight, you may also want to limit dairy to fermented options or eliminate it altogether. Artificial sweeteners are an absolute no, as are soft drinks, which have zero nutritional value. Eat things like grass-fed meats, fish and seafood, vegetables, tubers, roots, bulbs, as well as animal fats and oils. Nuts, seeds and fruit should be limited to two servings or less per day.  Essentially, minimize your fructose intake, minimize your linoleic acid intake (from seed and vegetable oils like corn oil, safflower oil, canola oil, grapeseed oil, cottonseed oil, etc.) and reduce legumes and grains in your diet.”

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Q&A: Mat Lalonde discusses The Paleo Diet

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  1. eye lift says:

    This is perfect example of good diet. I am impressed with his workout and diet schedule.