The Caveman Diet

8 Sep

Keep Calm Pig GreenPersonally, I have tried every diet known to man. Weight Watchers, South Beach Diet, low carb, low calorie, vegetarian, just to name a few. Most of them did do their job; most of these diets made me lose weight. The problem was that they never stuck. I was always hungry, craving something else, wanting to binge eat or feeling weak.

When joining Crossfit, I quickly learned that the preferred way of eating was the Paleolithic (or “Paleo”) Diet. This diet consists of eating mainly nuts, fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, and fish. Basically, excluding dairy products, grains, legumes, excess sugar, and vegetable oils. This is probably the easiest way to eat healthy in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong, every once in a while I do cheat and eat a nice Chipotle burrito with rice, but I don’t crave it like I once did.

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Seasoned grilled shrimp on a bed of lettuce

Eating a steak with veggies and quinoa leaves me more satisfied than ‘counting points’ with weight watchers low calorie foods that still leave me hungry. Going out to eat is also much easier when eating Paleo because you can actually eat! As long as you are following the guidelines it is much easier to stick with this diet because you WILL see the results.

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Above Picture: Egg Whites cooked with bacon fat and two slices of bacon
Bottom Picture: Quinoa with grilled chicken

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Enjoi Life chocolate chip Paleo pancakes

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Egg frittata with egg beaters, ground turkey, broccoli, onions, bell peppers, salt and pepper

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