Category Archives: Getting Started

Benefits of the Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet has many benefits. Most people who are beginning this program are looking to lose weight. By changing your lifestyle to the Paleo diet you’ll make sure you have success in losing weight. But there many other benefits of this program including: Reducing inflammation in the body that can lead to chronic disease and aging Better sleep Higher energy levels Hormonal balance Decrease in gas and bloating Improved cholesterol Lower risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes Reduction in allergies Better muscle tone and fewer […]

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Track Your Results

One way to stay motivated to get started and stick with the Paleo diet is to track your progress. For some people, this will solely be based on weight loss. But it’s a good idea to look beyond the numbers on the scale as you determine the effectiveness of the diet. You can take photos of yourself at the beginning and then weekly to see if you can visualize any changes. You can also keep a journal about your energy levels, any health problems that you’ve experienced, […]

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Time to Make a Paleo Diet Plan

When you’re getting started with this new way of eating, it really helps to have a plan. How you plan depends on what works best for you. But at the very least you should have a weekly meal plan. This makes it easy to know what you’re going to eat for your meals rather than having to make last minute choices that could throw you off track. Some people even prefer to plan further out – such as a 2 week or even one month plan. For […]

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Seek Support and Keep Going

When you’re trying to overhaul your lifestyle, it can be tough to go it alone. Seek someone to go on this journey with you and get a little support. If you don’t have any friends or family members who want to try Paleo, you can always join online support groups. It can really help to have someone else to share ideas and get tips for sticking to the diet. Having a diet buddy can help you feel more committed and motivated to adhere to your healthy eating […]

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Preparing Your Pantry

One of the first things you need to do is prepare your pantry and kitchen for the Paleo diet. That means getting rid of anything that’s processed or includes grains. If you’re not ready to throw out food and waste it, consider donating it to a food bank. At the very least, if you don’t want to make a total commitment to this program, you should pack up the foods that aren’t part of the Paleo diet and ask a friend to store them for you. Having […]

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Make a List of Go-To Convenience Foods

Even the most prepared people find that sometimes they’re out and about, hungry, and don’t have any snacks on them. Keep a list on your phone, in your purse, or in your wallet of snacks that will work and are convenient. Some ideas include deli meat, bananas, apples, beef jerky, nuts, hard boiled eggs, and dried fruit. A salad without processed dressing can also be good – try squeezing a lemon on it for flavor. You might also consider a can of tuna, Larabars (a commercial snack […]

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Overcoming Paleo Challenges

While in many ways, this program is simple to follow, it’s not without its challenges. The greatest challenge comes from not having the ability to run into the gas station or a typical fast food restaurant when you need a convenient bite to eat. You’ll be eliminating processed foods and for some people, that takes away a lot of the convenience and requires much more food preparation than they’re used to. This diet can also cause you to increase your food budget. The processed foods that aren’t […]

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Cook Once, Eat for a Week

When you’re eating using the Paleo lifestyle, you may find that you’re cooking a lot more than you once did. But weeknights, it can be tough to cook after a long day of work, errands, and obligations. One way to beat this problem is to cook once for the entire week. And some people even choose to cook once for the entire month. That means preparing meals and then refrigerating or freezing them to use later. It’s much easier to stay true to the diet when all […]

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An Easy to Follow Plan

While you’ll have to make some big changes, this diet is actually one of the least difficult to follow in many ways. First, you don’t have to count anything. You won’t need to track any calories, carbs, protein grams, or points. You also don’t have to worry about eating at specific times or following any other arbitrary food rules. As long as you’re eating whole foods and avoiding the foods that are off-limits, you’re following the plan. Of course, you do also want to honor your level […]

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The Basics of Paleo Diet

Before you can get started with the Paleo Diet, it’s important that you understand some of the basics about this program. Paleo is short for Paleolithic. This diet is also sometimes called the Cave Man Diet. That’s because the premise of this program is that you eat like your ancestors who lived during prehistoric times. They were lean and toned because they used only the most natural foods for their body. The idea is that they didn’t have the luxuries of processed foods including grains and factory […]

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