5 Ways to Start Eating Paleo

breakfast paleoUnless you’ve been living in the remote wilderness for the last few years, then you will have no doubt heard of the Paleo Diet, which millions of Americans have started to follow in order to lose weight and feel better about themselves.

In a nutshell, eating Paleo is all about going for foods that our ancestors would have enjoyed eating, while keeping away from more recent inventions such as grains, dairy, and sugars.

It’s actually not the hard to start eating a Paleo diet. All you need is some prior preparation and you are good to go. Below are 5 ways to get you started.

Snacking

Perhaps the most difficult part of the Paleo Diet is finding foods to snack on during the day. The usual suspects, such as cakes and cookies are most definitely out, so what should you be eating? Many people recommend turkey jerky as a suitable snack, mainly because it is high in protein and tastes really good

Meal preparation

If you live a busy lifestyle then meal preparation is going to help you get through the day while making sure everything is Paleo. This helps to stop you going for junk food at lunchtime, and leaves no room for error. Consider cooking all your meals the night before, and then putting them in containers ready to be eaten.

Vegetables

Many people associate the Paleo Diet with meat, and while that is a big part of it, you should also embrace vegetables as much as possible. Organic is definitely the best, although if your budget doesn’t go that far yet any kind of vegetable is suitable, even frozen vegetables. Have fun trying as many different kinds as possible, although don’t overcook them as they start to lose all of their goodness.

Clear the cupboards

When you are 100% committed to following the Paleo Diet, there is no reason to keep other foods around at all. If you keep potato chips and candy in the cupboards then what are you hoping to achieve by doing this? It’s only a matter of time before you start eating them again. Instead, clear the cupboards and make your kitchen completely Paleo.

Keep it simple

The good news is that eating Paleo is relatively simple, and there is no need to bother yourself with complicated recipes. To make rare steak, the only ingredients you require is salt, pepper, and olive oil, and the same goes for a lot of other meat and fish you will be cooking.

You can add some garlic or herbs to vegetables and things like that, but ultimately, it is all about getting used to the real taste of food, rather than eating junk that is heavily processed and covered in sauces.