The Paleolithic (Paleo) diet is a modern dietary regimen that seeks to mimic the diet of preagricultural hunter-gatherers relating to what was available in any of the ecological niches of Paleolithic humans.
This form of eating has been adopted by modern day elite athletes (CrossFit) to include lean meats, fresh vegetables, nuts and berries.
Check out these tips to improve your nutrition and eat clean.
#1 Enjoy eating Paleo. If you don’t like it you will not stick with it.
Find parts of the diet that you like and eat more of those items.
#2 Pre Cook your food.
This will eliminate the hassle of trying to figure out what to cook each night.
Question: What is a good book about the Paleo plan that I can read about?
We like the book The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet.
This book gets many great reviews on Amazon and is regarded as a reference for many trainers and gyms around the country. We have a copy of this book on our shelf.
#3. MAKE EXTRA
Cook more food than you need and store the rest for later. Put it in tupperware bowls and label it if needed. Having extra is good – that way you never run out mid week.
4 slices of bacon
2 tbsp minced red onion
1 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
1 dash hot sauce ( i like green sauce)
Crack the eggs and them in the pan. Cook the bacon in the oven to get it ready. When egg starts to firm up flip one half and throw all of the ingredients in the middle. Let it cook and flip one more time. All good.
#4. Eat in moderation
Lets get real.. your not going to stay strict every day and will crave foods outside of the Paleo diet. Don’t pump your face with ice cream and gummy bears on your off days. If you want to have a cheat day – then go for it. We like to have a good pizza with veggies and meat.
#5 NO JUNK
Don’t keep any junk food in your house. Not even Cheetos. If you crave junk then make sure you have to work for it. Make yourself jog to go find it and wear a weight vest.
#6 Be Prepared
Don’t run out of food. Then you will get in a hurry and be tempted to go through the drive through at Bloato Burger.
Plan your meals for the whole week. Take 5 minutes and write it out. If you have a plan it will be easier to stick to your guns.
Keep a can of tuna or a meal replacement protein shake in case you need a snack. Boiled eggs are also another good go-to with great protein. Don’t be tempted to unnecessarily get off diet.
#9 SPICE IT UP
Learn how to use spices to flavor your food. I like to add hot sauce to my eggs and stir it all in.
Eat lots of colorful veggies. They really are good for you. You can’t go wrong with lots of vegetables. I like to eat them raw or lightly steamed.
#11 CLEAN FUEL
After a long workout your body craves extra fuel. For endurance workouts like CrossFit Endurance – add sweet potatoes, yams and coconut water as needed to your intake. These are all great fuels to put into your body.
Question: Hey coach brad I’m 15 and I don’t buy my own food Since my parents don’t eat healthy food very often (they like to go out to eat a lot) I was wondering what your tips would be to help keep my nutrition good.
Answer: Use a list of foods from this article and help you parents when they shop. Also get a job at a healthy grocery store so you can get discounts and have money to buy good food.
Question: Where can I find out more info about Robb Wolf and his ideas on nutrition? Check his website here at http://robbwolf.com/