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“Will Someone Just Tell Me What I Should Be Eating Each Meal!” My Paleo Food Diary Exposed

05 Mar

Lets face it, no diet…..excuse me, “lifestyle change” is easy. Us humans by nature really don’t like change all that much, and when we finally do decide to change, it takes an average of three weeks to make a “change” an official “habit”. So how to we make Paleo a habit? Most of us like the idea of eating a Paleolithic diet full-time, but even after all the pre-prep and “perfect” grocery shopping lists, we get home with our Whole Foods bounty and realize we have spent $ 200.00 on top quality food and have no idea what needs to be put on our plate. Meat, veggies, fruit,…sure. You understand that part, but how much? You ask yourself, “What the heck should my plate look like?” and “Should I eat mostly veggies, some meat, a few nuts….what do I do?!!?? IM FREAKING OUT MAN!”

Cool your jets, darlin. It’s going to be okay. The answer is, there is no “right” answer. There is no perfect “blueprint” on what the Paleo Diet should look like on your plate. My advice would be to stick to the basics and don’t make anything more complicated than it needs to be. That’s what makes this diet so freaking awesome! How much protein, carbohydrates, and fats you consume each meal is really up to you and your fitness/ health/ weight-loss goals as well as your physiology. If “Sally”  gains weight at the drop of a hat and has a history of insulin resistance, she would probably be better off eating more meals with a higher portion of lower carb veggies, lean meats, and very little fruit limiting her fructose intake as compared to ” Scrawny Johnny” whose goal is to gain muscle and put on weight. Johnny may find adding more animal protein and coconut milk to every meal may be most beneficial for what he is trying to achieve.  My point? Tailor Paleo to YOUR needs. There is no perfect percentage of carbohydrate, protein, and fat that should be on your plate. Just eat what works for you. As time goes on, you will learn what meal plans will lead to the best results for you.

In addition, if you are one of many people who want no guess-work in your meal planning, ( not that I can blame you one bit) I have decided to keep a one week food log of what I am putting in my pie-hole starting with today. Over the next week I will be adding my food log for each day to the blog for you to see with some pretty pictures ( recipes will be added again the following week).  Like I stressed earlier, this is just an example of what a week in the “Paleo Diet” can look like. This is what works for me. If it doesn’t work for you, that is a-okay. Hopefully it can be a reference point for you at best and ease your concerns about what you “should” be eating or what you can put on your plate.  Side note: If you see something in the food diary that you would like the recipe, please let me know. I would be happy to add it 🙂 

MONDAY- Day 1

Breakfast:

  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • Egg and veggie scramble – 3 eggs, onions, mushrooms, 2 slices of bacon shopped
  • decaf coffee

10:30 Snack

  • 1 turkey burger patty with  1cup of carrots
  • handfull of almonds

1:00 pm lunch

  • 4 oz of Chicken, bacon, and onion stir fry with Olive Oil
  • 1 cup of grapes
  • 1 cup of sliced cucumbers
4:00 pm snack
  • 1 tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1 orange

6:00 pm Dinner

  • Baked Tilapia with Asparagus and side Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette, tomatoes, cucumbers almonds, and onions
  • club soda

9:00 pm

  • 2 oz of turkey breast
  • 1 cup of grapes
  • handfull of walnuts
  • hot peppermint tea
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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in News and Discussions

 

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