Walking for Fitness
February 15, 2000
Why Paleo Dieters Shouldn’t Eat Dairy
February 15, 2000

healthy-mealBreakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet it can be tough to decide what to eat. This is especially true if you are following a Paleo diet. You want to start the day off right, but that doesn’t mean gorging on French toast, biscuits and gravy, and pancakes. Too many people eat their first meal loaded with sugar and carbs. And they wonder why they crash later on in the day!

If you’re going to have carbs for breakfast, now is the time versus later in the day when you won’t be able to digest them or burn them off appropriately. But watch out for the sugar! If you load your Paleo pancakes with maple syrup, you are pretty much setting yourself up for a sugar crash disaster later on.

When you start your day with protein versus carbs, you are giving your body the fuel it needs to get started. You want to make sure it is clean fuel and not in the form of sugary cereals and juices. This way, you are setting yourself up for success for the entire day. You simply won’t have the same cravings as you would if you started your day with sugar. You will have more energy, feel better, and be more energized.

Check out these ideas for a Paleo breakfast:

Eggs

You simply can’t go wrong with eggs. Over easy, hardboiled, poached- Any style of egg is Paleo- approved and highly recommended. Accompany your eggs with some sliced avocado, some tomatoes, and a slice of ham or some sausage. You now have a completely healthy and Paleo-friendly breakfast!

Fruit and cheese plate

If you are the type of person who simply cannot tolerate a lot of foods like eggs and bacon for breakfast, you might want to consider a fruit and cheese plate. Cheese has protein to get you going, and the fruit can supply just a little sugar as a jumpstart. Try some gouda, asiago, or cheddar cheese wedges served with grapes, strawberries, orange slices, and blueberries for a deliciously light and Paleo-friendly meal.

Lumberjack breakfast

You don’t have to be a lumberjack to enjoy this high protein meal! This is a great breakfast to order if you’re out on the road and need a Paleo breakfast. It’s also great to cook yourself! Load up your plate with different types of meat like ham, sausage, and bacon and serve them alongside some scrambled eggs. Add a veggie and you’ll be full for hours!

Dinner leftovers

If you don’t have time to fix a full-fledged breakfast, consider eating some leftovers from last night’s dinner. There is no rule that says that you must eat “breakfast only” food for your first meal of the day. Mix some protein with some vegetables and you are set!
James Christopher, Creative Writer