The saying is true. If you want results then you have to eat clean. Whether you want to achieve muscle definition, weight lifting gains and/or fat loss, how quickly you see results depends 70-80% on diet and only 20% on the amount of fitness you do.
I have been eating 80% Paleo for around 2 years and converted to 100% this summer. (goodbye porridge :(…) I know this lifestyle is not for everyone and my decision is also heavily based on a lot of underlying allergy issues (gluten and dairy are not my friends) which only subside when I eat 100% clean.
When people go Paleo the general complaints are:
I m bored!
I can’t eat anything!
I am hoping this page, which I will fill with Paleo/Primal/natural recipes will help dispel some of these complaints!
Some non-paleo bits and bobs are bound to pop up eventually…..The fact is paleo is almost too extreme in many ways; it’s extremely difficult to make things from scratch all the time…..I m only human! and a bit of dairy or chickpeas from time to time aint gonna kill you. Heck it’s sure as hell better than a take away….it’s all about balance and trying to stick to eating natural, unprocessed food.
So in saying all that, I hope that through the articles and recipes I post, I might convince some of you to switch over to my geeky ways and look more to natural food or just give you some meal ideas! Either way I ll be a happy camper!
Below are the basic ideas of the Paleo Lifestyle.
1. Clean out your fridge and pantry of anything that might tempt you 2. Go Shopping The basic meal: i. 4-8oz (120-240grams/1-2 chicken fillets (eg)) ii. Several servings of veg (Steam, baked, grilled, boiled, raw) iii. Healthy fats Key points i. Protein with every meal ii. 3-4meals a day iii. Limit fruit to 1 serving if fat loss is key goal iv. Limit nuts to 1-2 servings if fat loss is key goal v. No sweetner! 3. Cook (Prepping food is a great idea on the weekends! 4. Exercise 5. Sleep
I am working to provide weekly grocery shopping lists and meal plans to help anyone who is struggling with the cost and effort of this lifestyle. Stay tuned….