on April 07, 2014
at 10:24 AM
Get a good paleo book, follow it. It's less about what to eat than about what to not eat. You haven't said what your goals are and why you're going on a paleo diet and why "tomorrow", so it's hard to make recommendations, so here's some generic ones:
There are many to choose from:
- Robb Wolf - The Paleo Solution
- Dianne Sanfilippo - Practical Paleo
- Paul and Shou Ching Jaminet - Perfect Health Diet
- Chris Kresser - The Paleo Template
- Art De Vany - The New Evolution Diet
- Mark Sisson - The Primal Blueprint
- Nora Gedgaudas - Primal-Body, Primal Mind.
There are others out there, but these are the best ones. Try the recipes in the book you get, then if you want, you can get some cookbooks.
The rules are:
No grains (yes, no bread, pizza, pasta, doughnuts, bagels, not a single crumb), no legumes (including beans, and peanuts), nothing made with industrial seed oils (canola, soy, corn, safflower, fake butter/margarine), no crap-in-a-bag or fast food meals, no artificial ingredients.
You should avoid all dairy for the first 30 days to see if you've got a sensitivity to it. Some people have problems with eggs, or nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, etc.), so you might want to avoid those the first 30 days as well.
Avoid CAFO meats, go for grassfed and pastured meats, eggs, and wild caught fish (avoid farmed fish), eat the animal nose-to-tail as best as you can, that means including some liver and other organ meats.
Eat plenty of high quality fats: eggs - especially the yolks, avocado, grassfed butter (i.e. Kerrygold), extra virgin olive oil, coconut and coconut oil, red palm oil. Saturated fats are good for us, do not fear them. Cholesterol isn't a problem, the whole thing was a lie.
Eat plenty of leafy greens and other vegetables - organic preferred.