So you want to get fit, eat healthy, and feel better? Humans have been around for a really long time and modern farming hasn’t. Maybe our bodies work better with a different diet. If you’re here, you may have already determined that the paleo diet is right for you. So now what? If you’re like me, the theory part is easy. A paleo diet mea lplan helps us turn the theory into practice.
When I start any new program, whether that’s an exercise program, a healthy eating diet, or even a commitment to read more books, I consume tons and tons of information. In just a few days (or sometimes in an all-night binge), I become an expert on the subject. I can probably explain in depth to you the pros and cons of most diets and exercise programs out there. But do you know what is hard for me, finding explicit instructions on what to do. I’m not an expert so I need someone to tell me exactly what exercises to do and how to do them. Or in our case, which foods to eat and how to prepare them.
A paleo diet meal plan can help you start strong and will set you up for success.
Paleo may be a funny sounding word but the foods that comprise the diet are not so strange at all. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t normally eat emu and kohlrabi (I don’t even know what kohlrabi is!), but I do know what steak, chicken, apples, apricots, and spinach are. You can get a list of paleo foods here.
I had the same hesitations when I first heard about the paleo diet. Turns out there’s a whole lot of food–and tasty food!–that fits in with a paleo diet meal plan. Now, if you go a 12-hour road trip, don’t pack any food, and find yourself famished six hours in, it might take some work to put together a fulfilling meal at a gas station convenience store. Thankfully, much paleo food is portable.
Fruits and vegetables don’t require cooking or refrigeration and thus make excellent choices for paleo food on the go. If it’s paleo and vegetarian, it’s probably quick, easy, and portable… find some fruits and veggies you like and stock up! With a little planning, you can take meat on the road as well. A room temperature steak probably doesn’t taste so good but a salad topped with chicken might (make sure you eat it within four hours!). If you’re going somewhere with a refridgerator (or at least a cooler), you can take more meat on the road with you.
For the office workers and cubicle junkies out there, plan ahead, prepare your lunch the night before, store it in the fridge and bring it to work with you. You may get some funny looks, but you’ve got to admit, explaining persimmon is a good conversation starter!
I need a paleo diet meal plan!
Paleo Cookbooks - Recipes for the Paleo Diet
Ok this is all well and good. But now it’s time to stop reading and starting eating. But where to start? After some searching, I found the perfect combination: Nikki Young put together two paleo cookbooks AND a 30-day meal plan to help you get started. The Paleo Cookbooks are used and endorsed by world record holders, Crossfit coaches, and people from all walks of life.
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