How To Start A Paleo Diet
A diet which is high in fat, moderate in protein, and moderate to low carbohydrates is called a paleo diet, or caveman diet. With this diet, you are not required to count your calories, portion is also not very strict. You can start with the paleo diet so easily – just read the simple guidelines we’ve listed for you below.
One: Ingest lots of saturated fats such as butter, coconut oil, and clarified butter. Lamb tallow, beef tallow, duck fat, and lard are also good, so long as they are derived from healthy and well-treated animals. Olive oil, avocado oil and macadamia oil are also healthy fats which you can drizzle and use in salads, but not for cooking.
Two. Eat a lot of animal protein such as red meat, pork, poultry, eggs, wild caught fish, shellfish and organs (liver, heart, and kidney). There’s nothing to be afraid of eating fatty cuts and high-protein meals. It’s good to cook them in stocks and broths so you get the essence of the bones.
Three: Eat fresh or frozen vegetables generously – have them raw, cook them, or combine them with fat. Starchy vegetables like yams and sweet potatoes are also advisable as they good sources of non-toxic carbohydrates.
Four: Ingest low to moderate amounts of nuts and fruits. Stick to ingesting fruits with low sugar, and has antioxidant properties such as berries, as well as nuts which are high in omega-3, low in total polyunsaturated fat, and low in omega-6 such as macadamia nuts. Consider reducing fruits and nuts altogether if you are suffering from digestive problems, autoimmune disease, or if you really want to lose weight faster.
Five: Whenever possible, eat only grass-fed, pasture-raised meat sold by local, environment-conscious farms. If that’s not really an option for you, choose lean meat cuts then and get fat supplements from coconut oil, butter or clarified butter. Also, preferably buy seasonal, organic and/or local fruits and vegetable.
Six: Do not ingest added sugar, soft drinks and any packaged beverages and sweets, not even fruit juices. Simple and important rule: don’t eat anything that comes in a box.
Seven: Eat when you are hungry and don’t worry too much when you miss a meal or two.
Eight: Cut out all legumes and cereal grains such as soy, wheat, peas, beans, corn, rye, barley, peanuts and oats.
Nine: You don’t need dairy products except for heavy cream or butter – but if you really can’t live without it, stick to fermented, full-fat, and/or raw dairy.
Ten: Enjoy life and avoid stress – get enough sleep, smile, play in the sun, keep on learning, explore, travel, don’t over-exercise, relax, have fun and be daring.