to a healthy life
Human have lived for thousands of years in environmental conditions very different to the current ones: those of the Palaeolithic.
What we used to eat, the amount of sunlight, the type of movement that we did in order to survive, etc. have shaped our genome. But changes in the genome happen very slowly. So whilst the world has changed so much in a few centuries the adaptations in our genome are the same as those that helped us to survive in the Palaeolithic.
Scientific evidence behind the Paleo movement:
Sport is healthy for our body and mind. However, our very busy and sedentary life doesn’t give us much opportunity to move. There are days that our physical activity is limited to pressing the remote control button or raising our hand to ask for a cab.
Not all the sport we do is healthy. Large and extenuating sessions in not very natural settings such as gyms produce few results and high risk of injuries. They are the cause of frustration and even alterations in your organism. In the end the demotivation wins and we stop doing sport with excuses like "I don't have time", "I don't have money for the gym" or "I am not obtaining the desired results"; and we feel guilty.
PaleoTraining arises as a response to these inconsistencies.
The way in which humans are meant to exercise does has nothing to do with the way we train in gyms or on athletic tracks.
Human beings have developed their skills throughout thousands of years in order to survive in a very different natural environment to that which we live in nowadays. In those times physical activity fulfilled a function. This is to say, physical movement has never been a goal in itself but instead a tool to, for example, obtain food or escape from a predator.
Paleo Training is a healthier and more efficient method of training because it is in tune with our physiology and it promotes movements that are natural to us.
To get the maximum gain from exercising it is necessary that the whole organism is aligned in order to support the change. The heart must pump blood to the muscles, the muscle must prepare itself for the activity and to consume a lot of energy and the brain will have to drive, accompany and reward these functions. To achieve this level of commitment, you must train with an empty stomach.
Why do you want to hunt mammoths if you have already eaten one?
Training during fasting maximizes your performance and improves your health.
The latest scientific publications show that high-intensity workloads generate adaptations that improve strength, muscle quality and health. In the same way that by just walking you won't improve your running speed, our training philosophy is based on high-intensity sessions that will signal to your body that improvement is needed.
You cannot hunt a mammoth at half throttle.
The exercises and programs we have designed have an important functional component that simulates typical gestures of hunter-gatherer's daily lives. You'll have to hang, drag and crawl. All combined into functional circuits that simulate metabolic activities as they used to be performed by our ancestors when hunting.
With our training program your body will be physically balanced, healthy and ready to hunt mammoths..
Variability is the principal element of this method. Our organism adapts with ease to persistent stimulus and our muscular fibres too. For this, this program is designed in order to offer you individualized and always different training sessions.
Let us surprise you every day with exclusive sessions just for you.
The application of the latest scientific findings in sport performance and human physiology have allowed us to design a method which, by dedicating very little time, you will improve a lot your health and you will feel more vital.
Can you imagine what would happen if you train a lot more?
Motivation is the key to success. We have created a program that will surprise you and will make you improve rapidly. This way it will stimulate your production of happiness neurotransmitters and you will feel that every day you have more desire to continue.
Beauty is in the eyes of the mammoth-hunter-beholder.
The human genome was shaped over thousands of years of hunter-gatherer life, adapting to what we ate, the amount of sunlight we were exposed to and the type of movement we had to perform in order to survive.
However, changes in the genome happen very slowly. Whilst the world has changed in many ways during the last ten thousand years, (especially since the advent of agriculture and the first livestock and even more after the industrial revolution) the human genome, has scarcely changed and it continues to be suited to the conditions of the Palaeolithic. From here we get the name of Paleo movement.
The Paleo movement teaches us that we have to eat the nutrients that our physiology is more adapted to and it is necessary to avoid those introduced more recently since we cannot digest them and use them as well.
|Fruits, veggetables and root vegetables||Dairy products|
|Meats form animals that have eaten grass||Grains and cereals|
|Nuts and Seeds||Sugars|
|Spices and condiments||Alcohol|
Our team has worked with hundreds of patients that have helped us to perfect our nutrition program based on meat, fish, fruits, vegetables and root vegetables.
This is especially designed so that it is easy to combine with your lifestyle without experiencing hunger.
Have you ever felt shattered after a meal? Or a mid-morning drop in energy? From here on you won’t feel it anymore since you will learn how to control these changes in energy levels.
By choosing the foods that we suggest you will avoid brusque ebbs and flows in sugar concentration in blood, thus maintaining a constant energy level throughout the day.
We will accompany you in your quest to achieve your ideal weight, getting you closer to your objective week by week.
You will eat quality proteins in order to feed your muscles. This, combined with exercise will help you feel better than ever and soon you will notice changes in your silhouette.
By building muscle you will improve your capacity to burn fat. This will help you stay in shape even if you have some occasional culinary excess. It will also boost your immune system and help you produce anti-stress hormones.
By fulfilling our plan you will eat more foods that help to regulate inflammation and you will automatically avoid a great amount of those which causes it. You will also consume the adequate proportion of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
By avoiding anti-nutrients (the very toxins of some foods) you will reduce the aggressions to your immune and digestive system, triggering, therefore a reduction of allergies and autoimmune pathologies.
You will consume adequate nutrients for a good production and metabolism of sleep neurotransmitters such as serotonin and melatonin. Furthermore, by avoiding toxic substances for your organism, you will allow your body to rest at night by not needing to repair your digestive system and eliminate toxins. This will make your sleep more peaceful and comforting.
You are starting a way of eating that is surely new for you.
Every change is demanding until you get used to it, this is why we would like to remind you that success is reached, in this case, by summing up small achievements.
Be mindful of the small changes that you introduce and don’t get upset with the setbacks.
Consider your mission accomplished if you complete 80% of our nutrition program and allow yourself to skip 20%. This is the same as adhering to the program during weekdays and cheating on the weekends.
We are sure that your pantry still has food you need to avoid: biscuits, cakes, chocolate…
Our advice: Put them in a bag and give them to someone as a gift or take them to your nearest homeless shelter. Free yourself from things that you don’t need but that perhaps other people can take advantage of.
Think of this process as if you were healing yourself. You are going to be healthier, younger, and stronger every day when you eat the food we are proposing to you.
Download our basic nutrition program in order to learn which foods you can eat and which ones you must avoid.
If you want to know more then here you have a list of websites where you can go deeper.
You can also buy our book Paleovida
In order to correct the metabolism the body needs a direct and powerful stimulus. Without a doubt this is exercise.
You will carry out physical activity at different intensities so that the body understands that you must lose weight, gain agility and muscle in order to optimize fat metabolism. For this we will use the PaleoTraining method.
PaleoTraining combines and applies the latest scientific advances about how to perform physical exercise and optimize performance.
This type of training is based on the movements that are recorded as neuromotor programs in our genes. Thanks to this, it stimulates the recovery of all physical and emotional aspects related to physical activity, which contemporary men and women have lost.
Basically you will obtain very short and very efficient programs that will help you normalize your weight, optimize your performance and improve your health.
In this second level you will lose fat mass, you will balance your calorific consumption and you will build a body that is resilient to occasional excesses.
If you want to obtain a bonus from your training sessions, combine them with strategic fasting, which we will discover further ahead.
In this second level you will receive personalized training that will facilitate the achievement of your objective.
By applying the latest findings in sport performance and human physiology we have designed a method that takes very little of your time and will improve your health. You will definitively feel more vital.
Choose the parameters of training that adapt to your needs and start working out…
You will no doubt feel the signs of improvement that your body emits. Receive with pride muscular sensitivity and tiredness sensations upon finishing the training sessions as they are clear evidence that your body has started to mobilize the resources it needs to become fitter.
Be aware of what you are achieving:
- Your musculature increases and makes you more efficient.
- Your body fat index diminishes
- Your regular blood sugar capacity has been optimized notably
- Your immune system is more efficient and your recovery capacity is greater
- Your organism is healthier and with that it is more capable of perceiving the good moments that life brings you
Maybe you feel without energy, but this is not true. Within your body you have abundant reservoirs.
It is very easy to boycott exercise when you find yourself lying on the sofa; as what so much your body as your brain consider is: For what am I going to move if I don’t have any need to, given that my food and my survival are assured?
But if you defeat the laziness and you start moving, you will quickly notice improvements and in the medium term you will increase your quality of life.
The secret is to start practicing the movement and repeating it until forming a habit. For that, it is necessary that you tap into your personal motivation, reminding yourself now and again of your objectives. We will also help you with some extrinsic motivations.
Exercise sessions longer than an hour and a half
Long training sessions help you burn fats, but they don’t change your metabolism.
We consider them regenerative sessions and we believe that you have to do them, but do not abuse them unless you are training for a marathon. You can gain more with just 15 minutes per day!
Some people might need some fine tuning in order to initiate the process towards their ideal weight and get out of the pathologic spiral in which they find themselves.
Start to control the amount of protein, carbohydrate and fat you should eat and adjust it to your level of physical activity, metabolic state and final objective.
At this level we increase your degree of personalization. We will ask you some basic information in order to determine your metabolism and will present you with a specific nutritional protocol adapted to your needs.
By increasing the degree of personalization and specificity, the margin for maneuver diminishes.
Be flexible when you need to be and if you think that you need individual monitoring then please write to us.
Mammoth Hunters offers you a personalized nutrition program which adapts to your needs and objectives and integrates with our training program.
We will calculate your target weight, your basal metabolism, your daily energetic use (TEE), the necessary calorific deficit according to your level of physical activity and a prognostic of time that you will need to achieve your ideal weight.
From this information, you will receive a table with the particular amounts that you must consume of each group of foods.
Not controlling the weight of the foods and not having a scale
If you don´t know how to do it, a good idea is to note down the weight of what you buy in the grocery store.
This way you can make an approximation of the portion that you are eating. In the long-run you will see that you are developing a clinical eye and you will easily guess the weight of what you are eating.
When you eat in a restaurant it is very difficult to adjust the amounts.
If possible, eat at home until you have an approximate idea of the weight of the portion of the foods and if not, when you have to eat outside, follow the rule of what to eat and what to avoid (step 2) and control the weight of the rest of food when you have the chance again.
Getting obsessed (or when the remedy is worse than the illness)
When receiving such exact indications, one sometimes suffers for not being able to achieve it 100%
It is important that you know that whatever you do must never cause you more stress than what you intend to avoid. It is always better to achieve 20% than 0% and what we are suggesting to you are approximate calculations that you must adapt to your personal situation.
In this level: You will feel that it is you who controls hunger and not the other way round with the pleasure that this entails. Add to this the pleasure of doing physical activity during fasting as something completely integrated into your lifestyle.
This last step is essential for those who want to take full advantage of all the knowledge about human metabolism to their best interests. Train your body so that it learns to use its own reserves and stops depending on what it ingests. If you eat you will feel great, but if you don’t eat you will feel great too.
The amount of times that we eat during the day plays a crucial role in our metabolic system.
The first objective will be to eat no more than three times a day as a way to introduce strategic fasting (skipping one of the three meals).
The protocol that we propose to you consists of two phases:
1. Nourishing phase: Choose 7-8 hours a day when to ingest the recommended amount of nutrients (for example, eating only from 2pm to 10pm).
2. Regeneration phase: Fast for the remaining 16-17 hours.
Benefit 1: Control of insulin and therefore of your weight
Scientific studies show a decrease in insulin of up to 70% during the first 24 hours.
Benefit 2: Control of fats in blood
Intermittent fasting reduces the level of triglycerides in the blood, and helps to reduce LDL cholesterol; particularly reducing the small LDL particles
Benefit 3: Increase of growth hormones
Various studies have shown that growth hormones increase notably during periods of fasting (during the following 24 hours).
Benefit 4: Your mind
Fasting has a liberating effect. Your mental state will stop depending on whether you have eaten or not.
Furthermore, it also has been shown that periodic fasting improves neuronal plasticity and resistance to mental illnesses.
Benefit 5: Impact on Exercise
Training with an empty stomach is more coherent with our physiology: we move when we feel the need to eat and we rest when we are satiated.
This is why our body rewards training while fasting reaching higher levels of improvement over the physical capacities we are working out.
By carrying out this protocol you will improve:
- The synthesis of proteins during training
- The anabolic response to foods consumed after exercise
- The burning of fat
Define 1 or 2 days of the week (we recommend one until you get adapted), where you will start the protocol.
For example have dinner one day at 20h and don’t eat until 13h the following day.
When you break the fasting, consume proteins and fat, which are more filling. If you start with carbohydrates it is easier to overdo it in the calories that you consume.
Drink lots of liquid during fasting, principally water but tea is allowed and even coffee in moderate quantities.
Have an exciting life! Many people utilize food as an escape route from a monotonous and boring life. If you have interesting things to keep you occupied with, hunger will not bother you so much.
If it takes a lot for you to gain weight we do not recommend you to fast frequently.
- Read more about strategic fasting on our website
These enemies attack by generating chemical hunger which is very misleading.
Eating bread, pasta and sugars produces a temporary satiety but within a few hours you need to eat something else. T his way of behaving in glycemic peaks, obligates us to eat all the time, but they do not fill a real hunger, they just calm an artificial craving.
The Paleo diet helps you better utilize fat as a source of energy. Eating fat gives you the feeling of real satiety. We can prove this in babies breast feeding. Depending on the quality and the quantity of fat in the milk, they will take more or less time in wanting to eat again.
Eating between hours
It is usual that in the transition process of five to three meals per day it is impossible to resist without eating anything by mid-morning or mid-afternoon.
If hunger arises and you cannot bear it, eat some fruit as with this you are going to generate less work for your digestive system.
If with fruit you don’t have enough, you can eat chocolate made from 75% of cacao or quality honey.