Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Paleo Diet Food List

The Paleo Diet is a diet that replicates what would have been eaten by humans during the paleolithic time period. There are a variety of different books and web pages available for you to review, but some of them can be contradictory in what they recommend to eat. There are a few standards however, that can help guide you along your weight loss plan.

With any low carb diet you want to stick to low carb foods, as well as things rich in fat and protein. When compiling your Paleo Diet Food List, try to remember that you need food that is high in protein and fat. Vegetables and fruits can be enjoyed, but the general rule is if you can eat it raw, that it should work (not that you would need to eat it raw). You do however want to avoid foods that are high in natural sugars such as certain fruits which will be listed here.

Meats, eggs and seafood are the top priority of what you should eat; every meal you plan should be centered around a big juicy steak or a hunk of chicken breast. Ideally, you would want these food items to be feed on an organic diet, to make sure that there is no added hormones that would not have existed during the paleolithic time period. You want to try and stay as natural and organic as possible. The less added to your diet, the more you will follow the natural diet of our ancestors. You also do not want to bread any of your meats and try to avoid adding excessive seasonings. When our ancestors cooked, they pretty much just had an open fire.

If you are hungry for some vegetables, the general rule of thumb is that green vegetables such as green beans, lettuce, sprouts, collard greens, celery, avocado, and asparagus are low in carbs compared to carrots, onions and potatoes. You want to avoid any starchy tubers, corn, or root vegetables as they are always startling high in carbs compared to their green cousins. 

Mushrooms are relatively low in carbs, so adding them to your diet can be a definite plus.

If you are looking to add some fruit to your paleo diet food list, berries in general are low in carbs, such as raspberries and blackberries. You want to stay away from grapes, cherries, bananas, kiwis and some other fruits as they are very high in sugar. Fruit juice and dried fruit are also off the list, as they often contain added sugar.

If you are looking for more foods to add to your Paleo Diet Food List, Click Here paleorecipiebook.com had a wide variety of recipes available and can also point you to more food lists to help you make your own recipes during your low carb diet. Low carb dieting may unfortunately seem a bit limiting, but there is a great deal available to you if you can learn how to mix things properly for a fantastic meal.