We know the benefits of the paleo diet. We know it will make us feel better, give us more energy, and make us healthier. The problem is how do you get started. After eating a SAD diet for so long, you will need to adjust to a diet of low-carb and high-protein. This will be a huge adjustment to your diet of processed foods, whole wheat breads, corn, milk, and cereal. You will try to eat a huge salad with chicken but you will end up still being hungry. You will have that sudden urge to get some type of bread to fill you up.
Well, I’m here to help you adjust. I want you to be able to get the full benefits of paleo. Once you are fully paleo, your body will change into ketosis mode and that fat will melt away so quick that you wished you knew about this diet a long time ago.
To begin, let’s start with breakfast. First, you normally have some type of milk and cereal. Well, for paleo, both are no-nos. Milk is a dairy so that’s a no and cereal is a grain. Eggs will be your main breakfast ingredient from now on. You can accompany them with some bacon and even avocados. They are both full of delicious taste and fat, and they are both okay in paleo. I would also recommend a side of coconut milk or almond milk. After that, you will need to get creative and figure out ingredients that are paleo-friendly that you can add to your breakfast list. For those on the hurry, I recommend making hard-boiled eggs the night before and then you can eat them in the morning.
For lunch, salad will be your main food ingredient. You can accompany it with many different ingredients to your liking. Just remember whatever you eat that you make sure the ingredients do not use flour. This means you cannot eat sandwiches or hamburgers. You can always go bun-less though. Since I do cheat every so often, I do incorporate sandwich wraps to my diet. This is still lower carb than a sandwich but this is definitely frowned upon in the paleo world. If you do go for a wrap, I recommend getting the spinach wrap. I know most of you are full-time workers and don’t have time to think about making your food so sometimes you gotta bite the bullet and eat some carbs, wraps are relatively cheap and they have less carbs than a sandwich.
For dinner, I recommend trying to incorporate some type of meaty soup to your meal. It will make your meal high in protein but it will also give you lots of nutrients that can only come in soup form. I know most of you have some side of rice, bread, or noodles to get your carbs. To substitute for that, you will need to get a double size portion of vegetables to substitute. It will be a challenge for you to adjust but it will be worth it in the end. You will definitely need to increase your fat intake and fats to make your body full. I again recommend avocados and even bacon to help fill you up. You should have a pretty sizable portion of meat and vegetables. You should go with a free-range chicken meat or grass-fed organic beef. For those on a budget, just get the highest-quality meat you can purchase but I would stay away from pork.
I hope this gives you a basis to your start on the paleo diet. There will definitely be more info to come in the future.