Of all the different lifestyle “diets” that I have tried Paleo has been one of my favorite. Paleo is short for Paleolithic and is, simply put, the idea of eating in a similar manner to the diet of cavemen based on what would have been available to them.
Do’s of the Paleo Diet:
I think it is best to focus on what you CAN eat first. 🙂
- Big focus on protein (beef, chicken, fish, etc.)
- Fruits and veggies (lean towards 75% veg 25% fruit)
- Nuts, seeds, good fat (i.e. avocado, coconut)
Don’ts of the Paleo Diet:
- Legumes, beans
- Coffee, alcohol, refined sugars
Now if any of the don’ts seem like deal breakers to you, don’t give up! If you have to have a cup of coffee in the morning to function make a small adjustment and allow yourself the exception. The main idea behind Paleo is finding balance and you can’t do that if you are thinking about the things you CAN’T have all the time.
I am really excited to dive deeper into this week and be a little more mindful in my eating -let’s see if those cavemen had it figured out. 🙂
P.S. if you are an app person “nomnompaleo” is a great place to get some inspiration!