Since opening the CrossFit gym, I have been hearing more and more about the Paleo diet.
- a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food.
Many people are convinced that eating Paleo is great way to avoid disease and achieve optimal health. Little by little, it has crept into the back of my mind that I need to give it a shot. For the past few years, I have opted for a healthier lifestyle by limiting my red meat intake, eating mostly fish, very little poultry, and vegetables. I will admit that I am NOT the best at avoiding dairy (especially cheese), and I love seeded/nutty breads and brown rice. This will be challenging!
I am by no means an expert at this, so if I post something that doesn’t agree with the Paleo Diet please let me know. I am still learning! My goal is to try to incorporate new Paleo recipes into my diet for a few weeks with my husband and possibly start a Paleo Challenge if anyone becomes interested.
The simplest thing I have read so far to understand was eating Paleo “means” was to eat food in its most natural state. Not processed in any way; no unrecognizable ingredients.
A few links that I have found helpful in learning about the Paleo lifestyle:
Our simple menu today was:
Breakfast: Mean Green juice and 3 hard boiled organic free range eggs
Snack: Mixed organic strawberries and blueberries + 1/4 cup whole almonds
Lunch: Large Salad (romaine, cucumbers, 1/2 avocado, tomatoes, fig balsamic/EVOO) + Seared Ahi Tuna (coconut oil,sesame seeds/seasonings)
Dinner: Cajun Rubbed Pork Chop + half sweet potato with coconut oil and black pepper
I think we off to a good start. I will be trying out many recipes this week and keeping you posted!