Foods to consume:
- Lean meat such as chicken, beef, lamb etc
- Seafood and fish such as salmon and haddock etc
- Eggs, either pastured, omega 3 enriched or free-range, up to you!
- Vegetables such as peppers, kale or broccoli etc
- Fruits such as apples bananas or oranges etc
- Tubers which most commonly are potatoes, sweet potatoes and turnips
- Seeds and nuts like walnuts, sunflower seeds etc
- Healthy unprocessed fats such as coconut oil or avocado oil
Always try to avoid choosing processed food and ensure you are consuming enough protein. Here is an example of typical day’s meal following the paleo diet:
- Breakfast: Vegetables and eggs cooked in coconut oil.
- Lunch: Nut and olive oil drizzled over a chicken salad.
- Dinner: Sweet potatoes and veg cooked with a steak.
How much weight can I lose on a Paleo diet?
The paleo diet can help you lose weight in many ways. It consists largely of protein which in turn increases your metabolism and lowers your appetite. In turn meaning hormones that affect weight loss and gain are controlled.
In addition, cutting out processed foods reduces your risk of obesity and diseases. This philosophy is what the paleo diet is built upon. Studies on this diet found people lost 2.5x more weight in a 6 month period comparatively to those on a low-fat, high fibre diet.
Our top tips on the Paleo diet:
- Keep it simple, at least at first.
- Get outside and get moving, just like the cavemen.
- Be committed to the diet continuously.
- Carry simple paleo friendly snacks.
Pros: no calorie counting, all food is natural and it gives you more energy
Cons: weight loss is gradual rather than immediate, this diet is more of a lifestyle
If the paleo diet sounds too prehistoric for your liking, there are plenty of other diets to get your teeth stuck into. Check out our range of diet plans now.