Paleo diet


 Summary:

The paleo diet is a move back to how your bodies are designed for you to eat. You can eat as much meat, veg and fruit as you want. You can have limited nuts and berries [because they would only have been availiable in limited amounts]
Carbs, dairy and processed foods are out on an everyday basis.
However you can have between 1 and 3 free meals a week to eat "normally" depending on how strict you are being. You still don't want to go eating a whole tub of ben and jerries but you can have a couple of scoops.

(roo_lane's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Beverages
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK
Unfavorable
Moderation
OK
Favorable

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 How To Follow Paleo diet:

try to eat simply, stick to simple ingredients and think healthy. Remember the spirit of the diet is to eat like the cavemen [though I don't recomend going the whole hog and not cooking anything]. But remember to take your free meals as they stop you getting bored.
     
  by member roo_lane
I have decided this year is the year I'm going to get this sorted [just like I did last year] but already making fairly good process. I lost 3 stone 3 years ago and kept 2 1/2 stones off but now I want to get rest off.
member since: 20 Jan 09
 

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Recent Recipes

FatSecret members recently rated these recipes for Paleo diet:
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Eggplant Chips
Sliced eggplant baked with parmesan cheese and herbs makes this treat addictive.
cals: 123kcal | fat: 7.25g | carbs: 11.58g | prot: 5.24g
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Paleo Beef Stew
Warming, filling and great to prepare early on if you're in a rush at dinner time.
cals: 384kcal | fat: 17.79g | carbs: 24.81g | prot: 26.14g
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Tuna Patties
Tasty tuna patties that are full of protein.
cals: 271kcal | fat: 6.34g | carbs: 1.91g | prot: 48.59g
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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Brussel sprout haters will be sure to change their mind after enjoying this fantastic dish.
cals: 131kcal | fat: 10.35g | carbs: 8.98g | prot: 2.55g
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Creamy Pesto Philly Chicken
Low carb and easy chicken dish.
cals: 452kcal | fat: 21.63g | carbs: 1.61g | prot: 59.69g
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roo_lane's top tips

1.Paleo diet, eat all the meat, veg and fruit you want. [limited nut and fruit]. cut out carbs and processed foods. You can have 1-3 free meals a week to eat normally [but still don't go crazy]
2.Experiment and look for new recipes so that you're always trying new things, that's a lot more interesting than eating the same "diet" meals all the time. try www.paleofood.com
3.Although high in fructose, fruit is a great way to kick start this diet expecially if you've got a sweet tooth. Weight will still come off and as you get more comfortable with it you can swop some of the fruit for veggies.
4.Most meals that you eat already can be adapted to be paleo friendly. Beef stew without potatoes, a roast chicken with roast carrots and other veggies, broccoli makes a great addition for stirfrys to soak up the sauce instead of rice.
5.Nuts and dried fruit make an easy snack on the go, you can have 4oz nuts and 2 oz of dried fruit a day. Keep one in places you know make you likely to reach for the treats, like you desk at work.
6.Melons for breakfast, 90% water or something like that and full of fibre so filling.

About / History

The diet isn't my idea but the work of a number of authors availiable on line and in book stores

     
  Why choose "Paleo diet"?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 Promotes rapid weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight
 A healthy living alternative
 A body "detox"
 Teaches sustainable weight loss skills
 Includes packaged meal alternatives
 Provides an energy boost
 Improves mood and outlook
 Reduces the risks of diet-related diseases
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

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