Paleo Dos and Don'ts
One thing to keep in mind: the paleo diet isn’t meant to be a quick fix. It is a way of eating that is sustainable for the long haul. That being said, you still have to try the diet to make sure it fits into your lifestyle and that you actually like it! Here are a few tips to get started:
🗹 Do: put together paleo meal plans and start small. A paleo 7-day meal plan is easy to create!
🗹 Do: stock your pantry and fridge full of paleo-friendly foods. Fill your shopping cart with fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts, and seeds. Steer clear of processed foods and ditch the dairy and grains.
🗹 Do: eat things you like! Pick out 7-10 recipes that appeal to you and try them all. The more options you have, the more satisfied you’ll be.
🗷 Don't: plan to eat out for the first week. Give yourself a solid 7 days to get used to the new rules and requirements of the paleo diet.
🗷 Don't: keep temptations around. Throw out the chips, cookies, sugary treats, dairy, and grains. If you don’t have it in your house, you won’t eat it.
🗷 Don't: be too hard on yourself if you slip up. Remember, this is all new to your body and your mind. Eating one cookie won’t ruin everything! Just accept it, be aware of how you feel both physically and mentally and move on.