Getting Fit on the Paleo Diet
February 2, 2000
How Long Can you Stay on the Paleo Diet?
February 2, 2000

The Paleo diet is a healthy diet based on nature’s inclination towards simplicity. There’s no need to count calories or keep confusing dieatary logs! No need to measure portions, because the Paleo diet is governed by simple principles. You can consume all the lean meats, poultry, fish, and seafood, fruits and vegetables that you like to eat. The only exception to the rule is to avoid refined sugars, dried fruits, potatoes, and corn.

Keep in mind that the main foundation for the Paleo diet is the consumption of high-quality, low-fat protein food, enhanced by vitamins and minerals derived from fresh fruits and vegetables. Never feel guilty if you want to eat lean meat, poultry, fish and seafood.

Create exciting meals for dinner, and invite family and friends to share the bounty. This is the best time to demonstrate that the Paleo diet enables individuals to regain their healthy form through appetizing meals. One of the most problematic features of many weight loss and fad diets is its inability to bring the family together to the dinner table. The term diet has become synonymous to unappetizing food. But with the Paleo diet, sumptuous meals are the norm.

Shrimp and Squid Skewers with Tomato and Cucumber Salad

An example of a mouth watering dinner recipe under the Paleo diet is the Shrimp and Squid Skewers made more appetizing by the side-dish of tomato and cucumber salad. The healthy ingredients are wild shrimps; wild squid; green bell peppers; zucchinis; onions; garlic; tomato, cucumber; and parsley. This meal is rich in fiber and loaded with Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Crustless Italian Sausage Quiche

Another great recipe under the Paleo diet combines organic Italian sausage; organic eggs, mushrooms, and grass-fed milk. The preparation time is only 15 minutes. After a few minutes in the kitchen, your family can enjoy a great-tasting meal rich in protein, iron, calcium, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Zucchini and Tuna Bake

If you are craving Mediterranean cuisine, this recipe is for you. All the ingredients are handpicked to give your heart a healthy boost. The omega-3 oil from tuna meat is highly recommended. The meal is high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, but low in cholesterol because of high-quality ingredients like olive oil, tomatoes, carrots, celery, red bell pepper, zucchini, onions, garlic, rosemary and basil.

Beef on a Bed of Onion with Roasted Beets

Those who are craving for a high-protein meal that does not compromise on taste, try the recipe that marries the goodness of grass-fed beef and beets. This meal provides a healthy serving of grass-fed top sirloin steaks. The steaks are made more appetizing by a well-balanced application of spices, such as pepper and paprika. Due to the presence of roasted beets, this meal is loaded with Vitamin C and Vitamin A. The delicious sirloin steaks are a good source of iron and calcium.
James Christopher, Creative Writer