The Basics: Paleo Diet

One of the hottest trends in weight loss is Paleo, which follows one simple rule: if a caveman didn't eat it, neither should you. It's based on the idea that you are only putting all-natural, whole ingredients into your body, nothing processed or artificial. Here are some general guidelines the Paleo diet follows: 

 
  • Your diet should be generally high in protein and good fats and low to moderate in carbohydrates
  • Eat all the fresh or frozen vegetables you want, raw or cooked 
  • Eat a solid amount of animal proteins, preferably pasture-raised and grass-fed meats 
  • Limit your fruit intake and stick to only fruits low in sugar 
  • No grains or legumes, such as wheat, rye, barley, beans, and peanuts 
  • Eliminate added sugars and dairy, as much as possible

    Since the diet consists of mostly meat and vegetables, it's hard to satisfy your sweet and salty tastebuds, especially when snack time hits. To satisfy those snack cravings, I looked high and low for the best snacks for the Paleo diet. Here are a few I recommend:

    While the Paleo diet can seem restrictive, these products should help. If you focus on putting only all-natural foods into your body and eliminating artificial ingredients, the principles of Paleo can be very beneficial to your health.

      Heather Bauer, RD CDN
      Heather Bauer, RD CDN

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