The Paleo Diet Food List

The Paleo diet food list can be your best friend.  In order to be successful on the diet you need to stick to the foods that are suggested in order to optimally lose weight.  The Paleo diet suggests foods that are high in protein and “natural” foods.   As suggested by the name, “Paleo” it literally means eat like a caveman who survived in the Paleolithic era.

Dr. Fuhrman
Dr. Fuhrman

There are minor changes that you need to make in your diet which will assist you in “going Paleo.”  As with any diet, you need to eat foods in moderation.  This diet is no different except that you will find eating much healthier and shedding pounds much faster because of the food you are allowed to eat versus starving yourself.

Eating Paleo does not mean going hungry.  You will be satisfied with the foods that you are allowed to consume.  The key is the type of food and changing it up a bit.  The Paleo diet is based on eating a lot of protein.  By eating lots of Protein, you will not only look better but you will feel better.  Eating protein gives you the feeling of being full and it has the best effect ever:  breaking down all of those fat cells that you have accumulated over the years.

Make small changes

In the morning, don’t eat an Egg McMuffin type sandwich, just eat an egg.  If you are a coffee drinker, try drinking it black.  The flavorful creams that they entice you with at the store contain a LOT of sugar.  And, dairy is not your friend anyway.  If you like to eat a sandwich for lunch with cheese, skip the cheese and just go for the meat. 

If you are going to succeed on the Paleo diet you will have to eliminate processed foods…period.  This diet will only work if you follow the suggested food list.  No sugars.  No junk food.  If something is not in its natural form, you are not allowed to eat it.  Eating processed foods does not give you the nutrition that your body needs to stay strong and healthy.

What can you eat?  Nuts and seeds.  Organic fruits and vegetables.  Lean Meat to name a few.  There are a variety of foods to choose from in each of these groups.

Nuts and seeds are great, healthy snacks.  Whether you are at work, at home or on the road, taking along a pack of seeds or nuts is an approved Paleo food that is good for you.  It is hard to stay away from that junk food on such occasions but if you keep a pack or two of nuts or seeds with you at all time, you won’t be tempted by those vending machines full of unhealthy foods. 

Lean meat means eating grass fed meat (if at all possible).  Grass fed meats (or natural meats) means that the animals are not fed artificial food additives such as those that plump them up for greater meat quality/quantity.  By eating grass fed meats you get all the benefits of the essential nutrients the animal has taken in.

Organic fruits and vegetables are also essential Paleo diet foods which are filled with nutrients and hydration.   Almost all of these types of vegetables are packed with enhanced flavors since they are organic.

Try starting your Paleo diet with these three food groups or start with one at a time.  The idea is to just get started!

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