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Paleo Meals for a Week

It’s Sunday and it’s raining…again!

This article details a full week of our paleo meals: it gives an idea of what we are eating now with our family of three children – that’s those still living at home!

Saturday:  Breakfast

paleo-breakfastFried in coconut oil: sausage (for children, gluten free) , bacon, egg, asparagus tomatoes

Lunch: Bacon, beetroot, walnuts

Tea: Supper out – dinner date: Bluebell Inn

Sunday Breakfast:

Bacon, egg, mince, fresh herbs, mushrooms, tomatoes courgettes onions (leftover from fridge)

Lunch (children only) chopped walnuts, yoghurt (greek style), banana

butternut-squash-wedgesTea: Roast chicken, roast butternut squash, sweet potatoes, spring greens cabbage and paleo friendly gravy

Monday: Breakfast:

Liver, bacon bits, fresh green herbs

Lunch : (children only) omelette, bacon bits cheese, butter

mince-and-butternut-squashTea: minced beef, cooked with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, ginger, garlic chilli served with slices of roast butternut squash topped with cheese, grilled lightly and sprinkled with herbs

Tuesday: Breakfast:

Chopped liver fried in coconut oil with tomatoes/mushrooms/herbs

Lunch: leftover mince and veg (nuked at work)

beef-and-cauliflower-cheeseTea: Roast beef and paleo cauliflower cheese, purple cabbage

Wednesday: Breakfast

Fried in coconut oil: tomatoes, mushrooms and strawberries: liver and bacon

Lunch: chicken salad, dressing (olive oil and drops of balsamic vinegar)

Supper: scrambled eggs, roast pork and spicy stir fried cabbage

Thursday: Breakfast:

Left over veg; tiny bit of steak; eggs fried in coconut oil

Lunch: tin of mackerel and small handful of walnuts

shredded-beef-and-jacket-sweet-potatoTea: Slow cooker shredded beef, jacket sweet potatoes, buttery cabbage, squash

Friday:  Breakfast

Scrambled eggs and mushrooms with butter

Lunch: Coffee

roast-pork-and-cracklingTea: Roast pork, crackling, spicey cabbage, broccoli and roast ginger

Make it simple, make it real.

Getting Back On The Paleo Diet Track

off-the-diet-railsMany of the requests we have received over Christmas have asked us how to get back on the diet track following a little too much Christmas!

Food For Thought

The best advice we have is to clear out all those leftovers that are calling you to the fridge.  Lose the chocolates, the cakes and leftover treats.  Give them awayChristmas-junk-food and if that feels uncomfortable just throw them, they are not doing you any good and anyway on reflection, why would you want to inflict this junk on loved ones, friends and family?

Food For Diet

paleo-diet-pyramidNext, get back to basics.   A healthy diet must have the right balance of macronutrients to suit your lifestyle and activity level. For instance marathon and endurance athletes require and can tolerate high carbohydrate loadings, however for most of us and especially those wishing to lose weight this will be as follows;  fat, protein and some carb (start with green leafy vegetables) at each meal.  Use intermittent fasting.  This is a neat way to trick your body into ketosis and let it rest after all that over indulgence.  Practise listening to your body and finding when you are hungry.  If you are not sure if you are hungry….you are probably not! …Cont’d How To Eat and Lose Weight

Fastest Way To Lose Weight

What is the fastest way to lose weight?  You need to get your body into fat burning mode (ketosis).  It can’t do this if insulin levels are high.  And what causes high insulin levels?  High carb foods: that is junk food, for example white

what-is-in-coca-cola

What is in Coca Cola?

bread, pasta, liquid carbohydrates (pepsi, banana milkshake, coca cola, fruit smoothies ) consumption – all of these cause elevated blood sugar levels and prompt an insulin response from your body to push the blood sugar out as energy where required and to store the surplus energy as excess fat in your body.

Beware The Three Wise Dieticians

Yo-yo-dietFinally, do not panic and turn to conventional dietician wisdom!  And by that we mean the idea that to lose weight we must eat less and exercise more.  This thought process is the kind of knee jerk reaction that sends us scurrying back to weight watchers and slimming world or lighter life and continues the cycle of overeating and starvation that gets us into a mess in the first place!  Yo-yo dieting anyone?

Further reading: What Is Paleo

The Promised Land

paleo-works-how-to-diet-and-live-longerYou will find that if you have followed a paleo diet before Christmas, your body will want to go back there.  It just takes a little planning and a little thought and we are here to show you how.  Give us a call if you need some inspiration.  We’d love to hear from you

Above all, keep it simple and keep it real.

With best wishes for a very Happy New Year from all at Paleoworks!

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