As far a paleo diet is concerned there are a lot of misconceptions among people. Some think it is just about meat products while most people think it is way too complicated but if you seriously want to get started with a paleo diet, here are a few tips all beginners will find useful.
Eat more veggies
If you check online you will find loads of articles that write off paleo diet as a meat only diet plan but trust me it is not the entire truth
An actual paleo diet contains loads of veggies. To be more specific, in a good paleo diet at least of your meal should be of vegetables and the rest of meat.
Eat good quality meat
Like I mentioned before a good paleo diet contains meat but it is important the meat is of high quality. If you are going to depend on burgers and hot dogs for your meat consumption you are doing it all wrong.
I would suggest you buy good quality meat cuts and whenever possible prepare your own meat. This may be a little expensive but it will have a good impact on your overall health.
Eat less fruits
Very often we make the mistake of putting fruits and veggies into the same category and then end up eating more fruits rather than vegetables. Now fruits are a good choice but if you consume more of high sugar fruits you need a change.
An important part of a paleo diet is limiting sugar intake. Now I am not suggesting you completely leave out fruits but it will be best if you opt for low sugared fruits such as berries that won’t have a drastic impact on your body’s sugar levels.
Consume healthy fats
No a paleo diet or any good diet plan for that matter does not suggest leaving fats completely out of your diet. Yes unhealthy fats such as Trans fats need to be avoided but you need to make up by eating more of healthy fats like omega 3’s etc.
For a paleo diet I would suggest avocados. You can also eat more of organic butter and coconut oil for your daily healthy dose of fats.
Stop consuming added sugar
One of the biggest no’s of a paleo diet is consuming added sugar. Added sugar imbalances your blood sugar levels which results in more fat storage due to which you tend to put on weight.
So the next time you go grocery shopping make sure you check out each item and opt for foods with no added sugar. Hard to find such products nowadays, right? Well in such cases reduce it as much as you can and switch to whole wheat items wherever possible.