~Our Renewals~ Hey my WBC family! I've been a little hush- hush lately. Our 14th wedding ann...
I am starting tomorrow! This is less of a diet and more of a change of eating habits. I've done a similar "diet" before for over 6 months and it works. This plan requires a lot of discipline. The first week or two will be tough but after that a habit will have formed and you won't know how else to eat other than this!
The Paleo Diet is sometimes referred to as the caveman diet b/c of the complete elimination of anything processed! That's right, nothing that comes out of a box or bag or can is allowed. I will break down the foods below:
-Lean Meat (all that you want): beef, lean pork, lamb, chicken breast, turkey breast, any fish, any seafood, eggs.
-All veggies, except potatoes, corn, beans, and peas.
-Any Fruit is acceptable!
-Nuts and Seeds are great (but no peanuts!)
-Any spices, herbs, tomato paste, chkn broth, salsa, coconut milk, olive oils, avocado oil.
-No sugar and NO artifical Sugar (no splenda, etc)
-No junk food (cake, chocolate, etc)
-No grains (not even wheat, no corn, pasta, bread, cereal)...I will eat steel cut oatmeal although it states not to but can't have instant stuff.
-No beans (peanuts, soybeans, soy, tofu) etc. I will have soymilk in my latte in the a.m.
-No dairy (milk, butter, cheese, cream)
-No processed or man made stuff. If you don't make it, you can't eat it.
It's extreme!! I know!!! But it detoxes me and the weight drops quickly and the energy goes up! I eat every 2 hours...small "normal" portions.
**Note: these are MY food choices that work for me. If you want to follow the diet with no cheats (like my protein powder and oatmeal) then please refer to paleo diet websites for menus.**
Sample breakfast (for me):
-Protein Shake: blend protein powder, water, almond butter, 1 banana, and steel cut oatmeal. Filling and tastes amazing actually!
-Egg whites or whole eggs
-veggie omelet w/ a slice of turkey
-Steel Cut Oatmeal (no sugar)
-fruit and almond butter parfait
Sample Snack (for me) 2 hours later:
-Celery stick with almond butter
-apples with almond butter
-fruit (grapes, apples, mangos, etc etc)
-Raw Nuts (anything except peanuts)...thank you Don (I didn't mean raosted)
-small fruit salad
Sample Lunch 2 hours later:
- Chicken Salad with olive oil and Vinegar (any veggies I want)
-Any fish dish with veggies (salmon, tilapia, tuna)
-Chicken parm with grilled breast and tomato sauce (no cheese)
-turkey breast with green beans
-the point is to get protein and veggies in.
Sample Snack 2 hours later:
same as above snacks (different choice)...get creative.
Sample Dinner (when I get home):
-Lean Steak and veggies
-Vegetable lasagna (just no pasta)
-Chicken stir fry
-Any chicken dish (lemon and herbs, jerk chicken, garlic chicken etc)
- Pot roast
-Pork tenderloin w/ brussel sprouts (my favorite veggie!)
-Stuffed Peppers with ground lean turkey and tomato paste
- Sushi/Sashimi (no rice!)
Sample last snack 2 hours or an hour later:
-Sugar free jello (this is a cheat!)
-something from above snacks
-Freeze watermelon juice or any other fresh juice and eat as popsicle
Wish me luck and good luck to you if you are trying to shed some weight and/or get healthy :)