This is your final week; hopefully you have been keeping up, going along with the different eliminations/additions to our new, clean eating habits! To a better you!
Week 1: Eliminated sodas, juices, artificial sweeteners. Incorporated more water, natural sweeteners!
Week 2: Eliminated refined flours, starches, sugars. Incorporated more vegetables!
Week 3: Eliminated legumes. Incorporated more healthy fats!
This week, you’re going to give it your all. 100%!
Focus on eating nutrient-dense plants, animals, nuts/seeds – in that order.
Refined flours, starches, sugars
3. Try 1 new Paleo Recipe a week:
Experiment with more Paleo recipes:
Breakfast On The Go: Savory Paleo Muffins
Paleo No-Bean Chili
By this week, you should get the hang of it & be ready to go out into the world as … (*drumroll*)… PALEO!
Substitute for the foods you love. Paleo isn’t about depriving yourself; instead, it should be about eating the most nutritious, delicious foods to feel your very best! To help keep you on track, don’t tell yourself “I can’t eat _______” – because you can! Have fun with it, & make it Paleo!
“But I need my chocolate!”
You can still eat chocolate. Pick up the 85% cacao bars! No reason to avoid this amazing superfood full of antioxidants!
“But I need my brownies!”
Substitute w/ almond flour or coconut flour for baking – baked treats turn out just as delicious if not MORE!
“But I need my chips!”
Substitute with cut up cucumbers, carrots, celery, jicama – this is your chance to be creative!
“But I need my bread!”
Substitute with Paleo bread if you have to. The idea is to ultimately get away from bread altogether – Paleo or not. Once you increase your fat intake, it won’t be long until you stop craving the carbs. And if you absolutely NEED carbs… don’t stress; you can have Paleo-friendly carbs such as fruit & sweet potatoes.
Variety of Color
Eat the rainbow! & I don’t mean skittles! I’m talking green salads, red tomatoes, purple eggplants, yellow lemons, green limes, red/yellow/green peppers, etc! Each different food-coloring represents different nutrients. Incorporate variety & life into your diet & healthy eating habits!
Just because you eat out doesn’t mean you have the excuse of “cheating”. I always hear people say, “I eat healthy, but just not when I eat out.” Do the best you can. Order a salad sans croutons. Get a burger in a lettuce wrap instead of a bun. Eat the inside of a burrito leaving the tortilla for the trash where it belongs. Mexican food is fairly safe & easy; you can order fajitas & eat all the meat/veggies with a fork & ask to hold the tortillas. You can do it!