11 Awesome Tips to Get Your Started Eating Healthy on the Paleo Diet

Monday, December 19, 2016


Back in the day, human beings used to live in caves and depended on animals and fruits for their survival. However, as they progressed, they domesticated plants and started processing foods. The Paleo diet takes us back the Stone Age diet so that we can get the secret that helped man live longer without many lifestyle diseases.

 Here are a few tips for beginner who would want to try the Paleo diet:

•   A Paleo diet is high in fat, low in carbohydrates but moderate in animal protein. Calories are not counted, and portions are not controlled in the diet.

•    Eat generous amounts of saturated fats from such sources as butter, coconut oil, clarified butter, beef tallow, and duck fat. However, ensure that the fat comes from healthy and well-reared animals. You can also take macadamia oil or avocado oil. These oils should be used in salads and not for cooking.

•    Eat high amounts of animal proteins. Such sources of animal proteins include pork, eggs, red meat, shellfish, and wild caught fish. Moreover, cook the bones in the form of broths and stocks.

•    Eat large amounts of frozen or raw vegetables. You can also include great sources of non-toxic carbohydrates such as yams and sweet potatoes.

•    Eat either low to moderate amounts of nuts and fruits. Eat fruits high in antioxidants such as berries, high in omega-3, low in omega-6, and low in polyunsaturated fats such as the macadamia nuts. Cut off nuts and fruits if you have digestive problems or autoimmune diseases.

•     Where possible, go for grass-fed meat or pasture-raised meat from environmentally conscious farms. Where not possible, go for loan meat and supplement the fat with butter or coconut oil. Moreover, choose organic seasonal fruits and vegetables.

•     Cut out all the legumes and cereal grains in your diet. These cereals include corn,  brown rice, oats, barley, pinto beans, navy beans, soy, peanuts, rye, and wheat among others.

•    Eliminate all hydrogenated, vegetable, and partially hydrogenated oils that include soybean oil, margarine, corn oil, sunflower oil, and peanut oil. Avocado oil and olive oil are fine but should not be cooked.

•     Eliminate all added sugars, energy drinks, soft drinks, sweets, and juices. Do not eat all packaged and bottled products.

•    Other than butter and heavy cream, eliminate all dairy products. If you have to take dairy products, consider, full fat dairy or fermented dairy

•     Eat when you are hungry. Do not keep to a three meal routine. Eat what feels most natural to you.

Incorporate these tips into your daily eating habits, and you are well on your way to a healthy lifestyle and a healthy digestive system.


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