Tuesday, 30 April 2013
May 30 Day Paleo Challenge - The Dos and Don'ts!
So, as you may have seen on my facebook page, tomorrow will mark the beginning of my fifth strict, 100% clean 30 day challenge.
I have been following a Paleo diet since July 2011 and like to do a Whole30 style "cleanse" about 3 times a year.
My diet would be about 80/90% Paleo but I do have a few downfalls, mostly red wine and butter!
I have decided that May will be my fifth round of 100% clean eating, my second challenge this year.
What is a Whole30 I hear you say? Well it is essentially a wholefood diet comprising of plenty of good quality protein sources like beef, chicken, pork (including good quality bacon) and fish (oily where possible), plenty of fruit and vegetables, nuts/seeds and good fats. There should be no grains, sugar, processed food, dairy or legumes. Check out Dallas and Melissas page here for full details.
In a nutshell here are the dos and don'ts!
Eat Plenty of Fresh Vegetables
Eat SOME fruit (2 pieces a day max if weight loss is your goal, include protein to decrease blood sugar highs)
Eat protein such as chicken, turkey, beef, fish (oily), game, pork
Eat the best quality protein sources you can afford
Snack on nuts and seeds (limited to a handful only if weightloss is your goal)
Include plenty of good fats such as coconut oil, avocados, olive oil (not cooking), nuts, seeds
Eat grains of any types - wheat, spelt, barley, millett, buckwheat, rye, oats etc
Dairy of all kinds
Refined sugars including honey, artificial sweeteners, maple syrup, sugar etc
All processed food - everything from scratch!
Vegetable oils such as canola/rapeseed oil, seed oils, crisp and fry, margarines etc
I will be posting photos of all meals consumed as well as recipe ideas and tips on keeping it Paleo.
For a guide on how to shop Paleo, check out my post here
I hope you will join me!