The Paleo Diet is a super healthy diet plan which contains no grains, no dairy and is gluten free and free from junk and processed foods. If you are worried about what types of food to eat, there is no need, you have plenty of choices – plus, they are all extremely healthy.
When it comes to choosing meat for your Paleo diet you want to look for lean cuts of meat. The following selections are good examples:
- Lean beef
- Extra lean ground beef
- Chuck steak
- Lean pork chops
- Lean pork loin
Other meat choices can include organ meats such as liver, kidney and heart.
Here you can choose from chicken, turkey, duck, quail and goose. Plus don’t forget that eggs are a good source of protein which you can add to your diet.
Fish and Seafood Choices
You have lots of choices when it comes to fish and seafood including:
- Red snapper
If you are feeling a little adventurous then game meats are on the list too! This includes choices such as elk, kangaroo, venison, pheasant and alligator.
When choosing your vegetable the Paleo Diet recommends staying away from starchy choices as much as possible. Some great choices would be:
- Green and red bell peppers
- Swiss chard
- Summer squash
- Sweet potato
In addition to these choices there are lots of leafy green types of vegetables which you may not be familiar with. Some examples are:
- Collard greens
- Beet greens
- Chinese cabbage
- Dark green lettuce choices
Fruit is not restricted on the Paleo diet so this leaves you with your choice of the following fruits:
Nuts and Seed Choices
- Sunflower seeds
- Sesame seeds
- Brazil nuts
- Pumpkin seeds
Good fats are allowed on the Paleo diet and they should be taken in the form of:
- Olive oil
- Flaxseed oil
- Avocado oil
- Nut butters
- Fish high in Omega 3 such as mackerel, sardines and salmon
This list selection is just a sample of what you can now eat on the Paleo diet. Obviously it is missing in things like rice, pasta, flour, refined sugars and white potatoes and bread.
At first you might be wondering how you will manage without these foods. In fact many people find that they do not miss these foods as much as they thought they would. It is more a mental state of mind. Your body will feel full consuming these healthy choices. By eating more protein you will feel less hungry especially in between meals. You should find that your sugar cravings will disperse as well.
So instead of worrying about what you cannot eat anymore, think about your new choices and how you can be creative with them. Have fun starting a wonderful healthy lifestyle!