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Quick Start Guide for Losing Weight with the Paleo Diet

thanks-paleoThe Paleo Diet reflects what cavemen use to eat to stay healthy. They weren’t suffering from the medical conditions that we suffer now due to poor dieting choices. Studies show that the Paleo Diet not only improves your health, but it also contributes to weight loss. Their selection of foods was vastly different than our choices today. Depending on what was available to eat, their diet would either be low on carbohydrates and high in protein or high in carbohydrates with alot of greens.

The Basic Do’s and Don’ts of the Paleo Diet

Do Eat:

  • Meat
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Fats and oils that serve a nutritious value

Do Not Eat:

  • Sugar
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Artificial Sweetener
  • Most Dairy Products
  • Grains
  • Trans Fat
  • Legumes
  • Processed Foods

One way to ensure you are eating and avoiding the right foods, is by familiarizing yourself with the Nutrition Facts Label on each product. The Paleo Diet has continued to evolve over the years. As research continues to determine which food items are healthy or unhealthy, the diet adjusts accordingly. Many have chosen to follow the Paleo Diet as a guideline on eating properly, rather than a concrete diet regimen.

Here’s a 7 day 3 meal menu sample to get you started:

Day 1
Breakfast: Fry some eggs and vegetables in coconut oil
Lunch: Bunless hamburger meat cooked in butter with veggies and salsa
Dinner: Steak, mixed vegetables and sweet potato

Day 2
Breakfast: Fruit, eggs
Lunch: Bed of lettuce filled with meat and vegetables
Dinner: Baked salmon with veggies and avocado

Day 3
Breakfast: Bacon, eggs and a fruit
Lunch: Yesterday’s leftovers
Dinner: Fried pork with veggies

Day 4
Breakfast: Egg omelette
Lunch: salad with your choice of meat
Dinner: Stuffed bell peppers

Day 5
Breakfast: Banana pancakes
Lunch: soup
Dinner: Fajitas

Day 6
Breakfast: Eggs and sweet potato hash browns
Lunch: Cold cuts and veggies
Dinner: Pulled pork and salad

Day 7
Breakfast: Steak and eggs
Lunch: Bed of lettuce with bacon, lettuce and tomato
Dinner: Chicken fingers fried in coconut oil with veggies

When you first start out with the Paleo Diet, there is no need to track calories, carbohydrates, proteins or fat intake. If your goal is to shed some pounds in addition to improving your health, it is recommended to eliminate carbohydrates from your diet. This is not a diet where you must refrain from eating all of your favorite items. Some of them actually serve you a nutritional value, as long as consumed in moderation. So go ahead and have yourself a glass of wine or a dark chocolate bar, all in the name of good health!