Hey, I am a 5'5", 18 yr old girl around 135 lbs or so (approx no scale) who's been on the Paleo Diet since Lent.
My q is I was wondering if I am not eating dairy, grains, legumes, refined sugar products, processed food, and NOW (since I've heard it helps weight loss faster) nuts + fruits, WHAT else can I eat? I need advice on how to get some variety in my food, considering I can only eat meat, eggs, fish/seafood, healthy oils, and veggies!
I'm a fairly active girl, now restarting my running regimen at 5 days a week with 8+ hrs of sleep per day. I drink plenty of water and now green tea, along with Vitamin D, Multi-V, iron, fish oil, and magnesium supplements!
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on March 07, 2013
at 01:09 PM
I eat stuff like these items regularly:
beef, pork, chicken, duck, lamb, venison, mackerel, salmon, sardines, tuna, scallops, prawns, calamari, oysters, eggs, milk, cheese, spinach, rocket, watercress, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, butternut squash, aubergine, carrots, olives, onions, garlic, beetroot, apples, pears, grapes, blueberries, dates, oranges, pistachios, cashews, macademias, walnuts, potatoes, sweet potatoes, rice
In terms of culinary creations, I eat a lot of meat choice + salad/vegetable mixes, a lot of stews/curries/tagines etc, and a lot of omelettes.
I think I eat a more varied diet now than before I got into all of this.
on March 07, 2013
at 12:52 PM
Spices are life. You can give yourself a lot of variety learning about the spices of different cuisines. There is a paleo book called "Well Fed" where they have kind of an intro on how to mix and match different basic meats and veggies with flavors to make different meals.
Some of our favorites are curries (coconut milk with curry powder or curry paste), mexican food (taco salad, fajitas, I even make a chicken enchilada salad with a homemade green sauce). Thai cuisine. Vietnamese pho. Middle Eastern kabobs, Greek food. All of these have some type of gluten noodle/tortilla/etc, but just leave that part out and still delicious.