Each year, new diets and health plans emerge as hot topics—some may call them fads. However, the Paleo Diet that Indianapolis homes are adopting is backed by a long history. Popularizing of the Paleo Diet dates back to the 1970’s and is based on the hunter-gatherer ways of our cavemen ancestors, when farming grains (and gluten) was non-existent. Our entire Indy Homes Team kicked off 2014 by doing the Whole30 Challenge.
The protein and produce-driven diet can easily be executed at home by adjusting your grocery list and with some thoughtful planning. Paleo-eating in Indy can be a great way to focus on sustainable and local shopping. Here are some easy ways to eat Paleo in Indy:
- Indianapolis Paleo provides an opportunity to support your local butcher and cattle farmers. For example, Kincaid’s Meat Market in Indianapolis and Joe’s Butcher Shop in Carmel offer locally raised beef cuts.
- When heading out to the store seems to be too much of a hassle, resident of Indianapolis and surrounding cities like Carmel, Zionsville, Fishers, and Westfield can rely one produce and meat home delivery services. One Indy-area deliver service is GreenBEAN Delivery that offers organic, fresh meat and produce delivered to your front door.
- Indianapolis has seen an influx of food trucks over the last couple of years. Even Paleo-focused food trucks are hitting the scene. Food trucks offer a great way to stay true the Paleo plan for lunch or even to pick up dinner to bring home. One such truck is Caveman Truck whose tagline is “Bacon is greater than gluten.”
- Another way to way to eat Paleo Indy is by ordering from Artie’s on the Go. This service delivers prepared Paleo meals to Indianapolis-area CrossFit gyms.
Why is the Indianapolis community seemingly just getting on the Paleo bandwagon? Some may attribute this prehistoric diet’s recent popularity to the increasing presence of CrossFit gyms in Indianapolis. According to CNN.com, the CrossFit community has greatly influenced the support and following of this diet.
As with every new diet and nutrition regimen, it is vitally important to consult your health care provider before adopting the new practice. The Paleo Diet is not without critics; so consulting your doctor will help determine if the it’s the right diet for you.
Have you tried the Paleo Diet? Are you a member of the Indy CrossFit community? We’d love to hear your experience in the comments.