Hello, My name is Renee and I just visited and did a workout at Crossfit Surf City last week. I love the "fitness" concept and am going to join on Wednesday. While researching Crossfit on the internet I ran across the Paleo Diet. I have read several articles and have a lot of questions and am somewhat confused. Keep in mind that I am "new" to this. First of all I do get and whole heartedly believe in and strictly refrain from processed foods including butter whether organic, unpasturized or not. Right now regardless of my "new" insight on the Paleo diet eat meat, vegetables and fruit. Very little potato's if any and totally concur with the philosophy of Paleo. Where I think that I am confused is in some of the recipes that I have read that include items like butter, cream, salt, etc. Yet, green beans appear to be a hazard. What part of butter is Paleolithic? I actually avoid butter at all costs. If beans, legumes are from the agricultural revolution, what part of history is butter from?
Next would be, I have protein shakes that include blueberries, bannana and protein powder (no carbs or sugar in the powder) would this be off limits? Obviously, protein powder did not exist in the days of our ancestors.
Sauces, I eat very simple. We throw a whole chicken on the BBQ along with whole carrots, onion, cauliflower and other vegetables. We take the skin off of the chicken and then eat it. No sauces. Where is there room for sauces in the Paleo diet?
If I understand correctly the philosophy is to eat as our ancestors did. Being mindful of the fact that our bodies were not created and have not evolved to allow for efficient metabolic functions to occur on a modern day diet. Is this accurate?