Paleo on the Go: 1 Month Review
Paleo on the Go: 1 month review
In this article we are going to share with you our experience of eating paleo on the go. We have been living paleo for one month now and it has been quite interesting. We were not sure if we would like it or not, but after just one month, we feel very comfortable and happy with what we ate during that time period.
We do not want to over complicate things, so we will only give some basic tips for those who wish to try paleo on the go. These are general guidelines, and there is no need to follow them exactly. You may experiment with different foods and recipes until you get used to it. However, these are the basics that worked well for us and that we think work best for most people.
What does paleo mean?
Paleo means “new world”. It refers to a diet based on animal products such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy. This type of diet was popularized by Weston Price (1898–1986) in the early 20th century. Price believed that humans had evolved from other animals and could live without any animal products. His ideas were controversial at first, but they gained popularity when he published his book The Transformation of Man (1907). His diet called for eating animal products, as long as they came from wild animals or hunted animals. He also advised eating certain plant products such as fruits, vegetables, tubers, nuts and seeds.
One of the main reasons why paleo is so popular right now is because many people have problems digesting the foods that they eat. This may be due to heavy consumption of food that has been processed. It can also be due to food that has not been prepared properly. Some paleo eaters think that our changing diet has contributed to some of the health problems that humans face today, such as heart disease and obesity. Eating paleo may help prevent these health issues.
It is also a popular diet to help people lose weight, though this is not necessarily recommended by all doctors.
What are the benefits of paleo on the go?
The paleo on the go diet has been gaining popularity lately. There are many reasons why it is growing in popularity, including:
It is a relatively simple diet to follow. It involves eating meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and fruit. That’s about it!
You can eat as much as you want. However, most paleo eaters still don’t eat a lot of food. They believe that it is best to eat only when you are hungry and to stop eating when you are full. Most paleo eaters do not eat three large meals a day plus snacks. They usually have one or two meals a day, sometimes skipping breakfast.
You can still eat out on paleo on the go. There are many different types of food that you can order at most restaurants. It may take some time to figure out what you can and cannot eat, but it’s worth it!
You will notice a number of benefits when you first start out on the paleo diet. These include:
Weight loss. Many people lose weight quickly when they first get on the paleo diet. This is partly because they eliminate many unhealthy foods from their diet. It is also partly because they tend to eat fewer calories without even trying. Over time, you may not lose weight anymore.
Most people stabilize when they reach their desired weight.
Clearer skin. Many people notice that their skin conditions clear up when they begin eating paleo. This includes conditions like acne and rosacea. It is believed that this is due to the elimination of foods that contain high levels of sugar and other additives. There is no scientific evidence to back this up, though many rosacea sufferers find relief through this diet alone.
Boosted energy levels. Many people find that eating paleo gives them a steady and constant source of energy. They no longer have sugar highs and crashes. This is partly due to the elimination of refined carbohydrates from their diets.
Improved digestion. Many people who eat paleo notice that they digest food better than before. Digestive problems such as gas, bloating and diarrhea tend to disappear when you first start eating paleo.
The paleo diet may provide a number of other benefits. These have not been conclusively proven scientifically, but many people notice an improvement in health when they switch to paleo. These include:
Clearer mind. There is some evidence that eating a proper paleo diet can improve your mental acuity. Some people find that they are more alert and focused after they eat paleo for a few weeks. This can help you at work or school.
Better sleep. Some people also report that paleo helps them get a better night’s sleep. Most people on the diet find they are sleeping much better than before.
Reduced risk of disease. It is believed that the paleo diet may reduce your risk of developing expensive diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. This potential reduction in long-term health problems may be a major motivation when deciding to eat paleo.
What can you eat on paleo on the go?
There are several tricks that you can use to make paleo easier when you’re on the go. These include:
Plan ahead. The first and most important rule of paleo is to plan ahead. If you’re planning a trip to the zoo with your kids, pack your own food for the day. Have a hearty sandwich before you leave and store some nuts or fruit in your car or bag. You should never be hungry when you’re on the go.
Don’t be afraid to eat out. Eating out doesn’t have to be a big problem on paleo. Many restaurants now offer grilled meats that are served without any extra fat. You can always have them hold the bread or potatoes and eat plenty of vegetables instead. Even fast food joints like Chipotle and Panera allow you to order healthier meals.
All you have to do is ask.
Prepare for events. If you know that you’re going to be attending an event where food choices may be limited, pack your own food. Bring a sandwich and some fruit with you so you’re never caught short.
Eat at home. Avoid going out for meals as much as possible. Reserve eating out for special occasions. Even then, you can still stay on plan by having grilled meat or seafood without any sauces or sides.
How to handle social eating
One of the hardest aspects of paleo is dealing with social eating. This can be especially difficult if your friends and family are not on the same diet plan. Here are some tips for sticking with paleo in these situations:
Choose your battles. If your friends are going out to eat and you know there’s nothing on the menu that you can eat, you don’t have to go with them. You can choose to miss out on socializing rather than break your diet. Or, you could suggest going someplace where there are options that fit into your diet plan.
Bring your own food. This is an ideal way to handle dining out. Bring your own meat and cheese and have a nice meal with your friends without any of the tempting off-plan foods.
Be creative. If there is nothing on the menu that you can eat, ask the waiter if they can accommodate your needs. Chances are they can steam you some vegetables or cook you a hamburger without the bun.
Don’t get discouraged. Eating out and socializing can be difficult at times if you’re on a specialized diet plan. If you fall off the diet wagon, get right back on as soon as possible. Don’t let one night of eating poorly bring you down. You didn’t get into shape in a day and you aren’t going to get out of shape in a day either.
There are several paleo friendly breakfast options that you can take with you on the go. Here are some ideas:
Hard boiled eggs
Nuts and fruit
Cold meat wrapped in lettuce
Smoked salmon and cream cheese roll-ups
Roasted chickpeas (a.k.a. “crisps”)
Pre-packaged meat wraps
Homemade muffins or scones and nuts (only if approved by your doctor)
Lunch and Dinner
For lunch and dinner, make sure to choose foods that are high in protein and low in carbs. The best choices for lunch and dinner would be meat, fish and salad.
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