Here are the basics to get you started on a healthier better you.
++ Eat More Whole Foods ++
Meat, Seafood & Eggs
It is Ideal to enjoy meat and seafood from grass-fed, pasture-raised, organic-fed animals or wild caught and sustainable seafood sources. (Remember I said Ideal not everyone can afford to source all their protein via these methods, but this is the best area to spend some extra money.)
Vegetables & Fruits
Making a dietary change doesn’t mean your food has to be boring or repetitive! With my help we will try new produce you have probably never touched at you local markets.
Fruit can be hard on your blood sugar if you over do it, so I encourage you to limit your fruit intake. Fruit is a great dessert and with my recipes its sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Nuts & Seeds
When you are new to a Paleo-type diet, nuts are a great “go-to snack” item. That said, nut consumption can easily be overdone. If your goal is fat loss, I caution against eating too many nuts.
Fats & oils
When you’re cooking or simply want to add healthy fats to a meal with very lean meats, choose the best quality fats you can find. (Avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil, etc.)
– – Eliminate Refined Foods – –
This includes, but is not limited to Cereals (yes, even rolled or steel-cut oatmeal), toast, muffins, scones, croissants, english muffins, sandwiches, burritos, tacos, pancakes, waffles, pasta, rice, pita bread, bagels, etc. ( Don’t worry I will guide you with some amazing recipes thru Paleo Comfort foods including: Pancakes, waffles, tacos, and all your favorites done Paleo).
Whole grains, including but not limited to wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt, corn, rice, quinoa, millet, bulgar wheat, and amaranth (If you need to have a cheat day it okay to have a something thing off this list such as quinoa salad).
Breakfast bars, granola bars, toaster pastries, sank bars, protein bars, prepackaged protein shakes, crackers, cookies, pretzels, chips, baked goods, snack pack items, ect.
Eliminate processed and pasteurized milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, ice-cream, frozen yogurt, etc. Raw dairy is a grey area so if you cant live without dairy source it Raw at you local farmers markets.
Do not drink anything sweetened, especially with artificial sweeteners. this includes, soda, diet soda, energy drinks, juice, sweetened teas, presweetened coffee drinks, shakes, or smoothies. Minimize your caffeine intake from coffee and teas. Avoid alcohol, especially gluten coining forms such as vodka.
These should only be used in small amounts, and manufactured foods with added sweeteners should be avoided. Recommended sweeteners are agave nectar and honey if your diet permits.