Paleo- Curious?

HI, FRIENDS!

This post is about what I have learned (and I am still learning) about this totally cool #Paleo lifestyle!

LESSON 1: IT IS NOT A DIET. IT IS A LIFESTYLE.PALEOLIST

Dr. Loren Cordain, founder:

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Stone Age ancestors led more energized and healthier lives by eating what their bodies were genetically meant to eat. NOT: bread, donuts, pasta, processed meats, and ridiculous tons of sugar…but real foods found in the environment.

NOTE: The list changes all the time, but not by much–check it as many times as u can!

LESSON 2. NO SUGAR, GRAINS, BREADS, DAIRY…AND SOME NUTS. BUT THAT’S COOL!

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I tested Paleo for a while and shed TONS of water weight really quick. I was not eating preservatives nor excess water-retaining salt! Sugar cravings? Paleo uses raw honey. Bread-aholic? Check out this cinnamon raisin bread TO DIE FOR.

LESSON 3. SUBSTITUTIONS ARE EVERYTHING- AND WORTH IT!

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No bread? Use paleo crumbs! No dairy? Use coconut milk-based creams. No pasta? Use SOY noodles (they have nearly zero calories anyway). Honestly, #Paleo makes a lot of sense.

LESSON 4. EGGS, MEAT, FISH, FRUIT AND VEGGIES ARE YOUR FRIENDS.

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Yep. Chicken wings, too!

And pinchos!

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And Mexican camarones!

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And Guac and Pollo!

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LESSON 5. THERE ARE TONS OF WEBPAGES DEDICATED TO FOOD SWAPS AND PALEO SUBSTITUTIONS

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This meal is not a broccoli pasta casserole with friend chicken. Nope. It is its PALEO version. The noodles are #shirataki soy noodles. The chicken has been coated with gluten-free seasonings and arrowroot powder, then oven-baked. The whole thing is nearly junk-free and less than 650 calories, btw—and 10 net carbs!

LESSON 6. YOU CAN EAT DESSERT!

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Check the coolest Paleo site at myeasypaleomeals. This is one of there scrumptious recipes! Go, Gray!

LESSON 7. CASSEROLES ARE ENCOURAGED!

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This casserole I made with butternut squash, cauliflower, arrow root powder, and lots of meaty goodness. Egg whites, too! The thing is, it can still taste very good even though I added no packaged foods to it!

LESSON 8. YES, BOOZE IS ALLOWED

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Ok, this one is totally on me, but…come on! Last I heard, grapes were made by Madre nature.

LESSON 9. GET A CHANCE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR HUMAN EATING SIDE AGAIN!

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Seriously! Can YOU BELIVE how much FAKE STUFF we eat on a daily basis? I do it, too! This casserole was made with leftover chopped chicken, celery, loads of veggies, egg whites, and coconut flakes. And SPROUTS! I love sprouts!

LESSON 10. DON’T FORGET TO HYDRATE

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(it IS sideways)

Great news: You eat A LOT in Paleo. Even greater news: You lose a lot of junk weight on Paleo. BEST NEWS: You lose weight fast and without trying if you eat natural. BAD NEWS: You have to wash that whole mess down with something! Coconut water is definitely one of those delicious things made by mother nature to make you smile, without it being a cheesecake.

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