I have a friend who started eating the “Paleo” way, and the pounds just dropped off of her. I had not seen her in a while, and when I did, I was just amazed at the amount of weight she had lost. And, she was not consuming less food!
Achieve optimal health on the Paleo diet with weekly meal plans and shopping lists, hundreds of delicious recipes, and super-effective body weight workouts you can do from home.
WHY SHOULD I EAT PALEO?
About 10,000 years ago, after nearly 2.5 million years of evolution, our diets changed dramatically. The Paleo diet is a return to the type of food that we were made to eat. Paleo Plan provides simple meal plans that outline every meal of the week. They provide shopping lists to help you make sure you have all the food you need when you make it. They offer tips and tricks to eating paleo, shopping, and just managing your eating life. When you subscribe to Paleo Plan, it is easy to eat Paleo.
Does it seem like you spend all your time planning meals?
From hunting down the perfect recipes, to making sure each meal is healthy and nutritionally balanced, to calculating what and how much to buy, doing the right thing for your body can sometimes feel like a full-time job. Never worry about Paleo meal planning again. Save time with 100% Paleo meal plans, complete with recipes and shopping lists, delivered to your inbox every week.
With the Paleo Plan weekly meal planning service you get:
- A fun, fresh Paleo menu for two delivered every week (covers 3 meals a day, plus a snack)
- Kitchen-tested, easy-to-prepare recipes created by the resident Paleo chef and nutrition therapist
- Complete shopping and prep lists to save you time, headaches, and wasted food
- All recipes are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, legume-free, and vegetable oil-free
- A bonus “Flex” menu that incorporates one cheat day each week—for those who want some wiggle room in their diet
A COMPLETE PALEO MEAL PLANNING SYSTEM
- When you sign up to receive your meal plans, you can be confident that everything has already been thought of for you.
- Have allergies or just don’t like certain foods? Can’t find an ingredient? Many of the recipes include suggested food substitutions.
- Think you’ll always eat the same thing? Not on at all! Paleo Plan regularly introduces new recipes to spice things up, while ensuring enough consistency to help you stay efficient in the kitchen.
- Worried about wasting food? The menus are carefully planned to use all the ingredients you buy for the week. They even incorporate leftovers into some meals to make preparation that much easier.
- Cooking for more (or fewer) than two? Each shopping list is designed to easily scale for bigger or smaller households.
Everything you need to start eating Paleo today.
Learn the basics of Paleo, and even get free meal plans, with the guide trusted by CrossFit gyms and families across the country. Starting a new diet can be confusing. When you begin eating Paleo, you may ask yourself, “What foods do I eat and what’s best avoided altogether? Are there any good substitutes for my favorite non-Paleo dishes? How do I go about finding the best Paleo recipes?”
- Over 60 pages of straightforward information covering the basics of the Paleo diet, what foods to eat, and why you need to eat them.
- 6 full weeks of meal plans, including recipes and shopping lists, whether you’re just starting a Paleo challenge or planning to go Paleo for good
- 100 delicious recipes from our archive, hand-picked for the Paleo beginner
THE QUICKSTART GUIDE BY CHAPTER
Chapter 1: Introductions
Provides an overview of the Paleo challenge, and answers the question ,“Why Paleo?”.
Chapter 2: About the Diet
A history of the Paleo diet, as well as the scientific evidence supporting it.
Chapter 3: Food Guide
At-a-glance guide of what foods are best, which to eat in moderation, and those best avoided.
Chapter 4: Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to commonly asked questions, including:
- Budgeting for Paleo
- Paleo for Diabetics
- Saturated fat, cholesterol, and high-protein diet myths
- Issues with weight loss and cravings
Chapter 5: Putting It into Practice
How to make Paleo a reality for you: cleaning out your kitchen, altering the diet for athletes, and what to eat at restaurants.
Chapter 6: Guidelines of the Challenge
Keeping a diet log, how to take “before and after” measurements and photos, and even how to track your blood work progress.
Chapter 7: Resources
A complete list of books, bloggers, and food companies to help you on your journey.
Chapter 8: Weekly Meal Plans, Shopping Lists, Staples List
6 weekly meal plans and grocery lists for two people, as well as over 100 of our most popular recipes.
Get fit the Paleo way with simple yet effective weekly workout plans.
Bodyweight exercises you can do at home let you work out on your own terms. Gyms are intimidating and confusing. It’s hard to know where to start amid the rows and rows of different machines, free weights, and cardio equipment. Plus, how do you know which workouts are most effective for your goals? Personal trainers can help, but they often come with a steep price tag.
PaleoFit provides all the benefits of a traditional workout program with none of the hassles of a traditional gym membership.
- Fun and exciting weekly workout plans, with 3 full-length workouts and one quick “anywhere, anytime” workout, delivered straight to your inbox
- Workouts are short (less than 20 minutes), intense, and require minimal equipment. Get strong without spending a ton on home exercise machines or gym memberships
- Videos displaying each movement make it easy to perfect your form; pause and rewind at any point
For those of you who have not read much about the Paleo diet, I found this information regarding the Paleo diet at https://paleoleap.com/paleo-101/. These 15 guidelines give you simple, concise information to get you started on the Paleo Diet.
A Paleo diet should be high in fat, moderate in animal protein and low to moderate in carbohydrates. Calorie counting is not encouraged, neither is portion control.
Eat generous amounts of saturated fats like coconut oil and butter or clarified butter. Beef tallow, lard and duck fat are also good, but only if they come from healthy and well-treated animals. Beef or lamb tallow is a better choice than lamb or duck fat. Olive, avocado and macadamia oil are also good fats to use in salads and to drizzle over food, but not for cooking.
Eat good amounts of animal protein. This includes red meat, poultry, pork, eggs, organs (liver, kidney, heart…), wild caught fish and shellfish. Don’t be scared to eat the fatty cuts and all meals with proteins should contain fat as well. Learn to cook with bones in the form of stocks and broths.
Eat generous amounts of fresh or frozen vegetables either cooked or raw and served with fat. Starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes and yams are also great as a source of non-toxic carbohydrates.
Eat low to moderate amounts of fruits and nuts. Try to eat mostly fruits low in sugar and high in antioxidants like berries as well as nuts high in omega-3, low in omega-6 and low in total polyunsaturated fat like macadamia nuts. Consider cutting off fruits and nuts altogether if you have an autoimmune disease, digestive problems or are trying to lose weight faster.
Preferably choose pasture-raised and grass-fed meat from local, environmentally conscious farms. If not possible, choose lean cuts of meat and supplement your fat with coconut oil, butter or clarified butter. Also preferably choose organic, local and/or seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Cut out all cereal grains and legumes from your diet. This includes, but is not limited to, wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, brown rice, soy, peanuts, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans and black eyed peas.
Cut out all vegetable, hydrogenated and partly-hydrogenated oils including, but not limited to, margarine, soybean oil, corn oil, peanut oil, canola oil, safflower oil and sunflower oil. Olive oil and avocado oil are fine, but don’t cook with them, use them in salad dressings and to drizzle over food.
Eliminate added sugar, soft drinks, all packaged sweets and juices (including fruit juices). As a rule of thumb, if it’s in a box, don’t eat it. At the grocery store, visit primarily the meat, fish and produce sections.
Eliminate dairy products other than butter and maybe heavy cream. You don’t need dairy, but if you can’t live without it, read this article and consider raw, full-fat and/or fermented dairy.
Eat when you’re hungry and don’t stress if you skip a meal or even two. You don’t have to eat three square meals a day, do what feels most natural.
Eliminate external stressors in your life as much as possible and sleep at least 8 hours per night. Try to wake up without an alarm and to go to bed when it gets dark.
Don’t over-exercise, keep your training sessions short and intense and do them only a few times per week. Take some extra time off if you feel tired. Consider short and intense sprinting sessions instead of very long cardio sessions.
Consider supplementing with vitamin D and probiotics. Levels of magnesium, iodine and vitamin K2 should also be optimized. Iodine can be obtained from seaweeds. You probably don’t need a multivitamin or other supplements.
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