If you are looking for a weight loss plan that will have you safely losing weight, gain more energy and build your immune all at once then get ready as I will introduce you the Paleo diet.
The Paleo diet is a diet plan created to utilize the foods that the caveman ate during the Paleolithic Era which ended 10,000 years ago. This diet was popularized in the mid 1970’s as nutritionists and others in the medical realized that the caveman was not only healthy and full of energy, he had too be to maintain a lifestyle of that day but free from the chronic diseases that are common today.
Diseases like diabetes, colon cancer and hear disease is believed to be virtually non existent during the Paleolithic Era. During this time of the cavemen the foods consumed were proteins from meat and fish while carbohydrates and nutrients came from the many fruits and berries that grew wild. The caveman was a hunter and gatherer with no agricultural skills.
Today diets are filled with processed foods filled with preservatives that just about any doctor will tell you are dangerous when consumed greatly. The Paleo diet is simple getting back to the basics by eating natural and organic types of foods. Many of the foods you are already familiar with but the preparation is simpler with less additives.
Results of weight loss are only the beginning as most people claim to have greater energy, clearer skin, increased sex drive and stronger immune system. Probably the best part of following the Paleo diet is people are showing a far lower number of chronic diseases compared to those not following Paleo diet.
Enough of all the advantages following a Paleo diet have, you must have a liking for the meals or you will not last long on this or any diet. Take a look of one the many meals that are common on Paleo diet.
Meatballs with Crunchy Sweet Potato Chips
1/3 cup almond meal
3 cups baby spinach
1tsp Dijon mustard (optional)
25g tomato paste
1 sweet potato, medium
Preheat a fan-forced oven to 180o Celsius/350o Fahrenheit. Place spinach in a bowl and cover with boiling water, leave for 2 minutes before draining as much liquid as possible from the spinach. Chop well. Place spinach in a bowl along with mince, salt, almond meal, mustard, tomato paste and sage. Combine well. Roll into 2.5cm size balls and place on an oven proof baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.
Meanwhile, heat enough oil in a frying pan for deep frying. Peel sweet potato then slice into ribbons using a vegetable peeler. Place a small handful of sweet potato ribbons in frying pan and fry for 2-3 minutes, or until slightly browned. Remove from frying pan and place on a plate lined with paper towel to drain. Repeat with remaining sweet potato.
To serve, place sweet potato ribbons on a plate and top with meatballs.
The Paleo Cookbooks provide you with a range of dishes for every occasion – from light no-fuss meals through to dinner parties, family celebrations and summer salads. Simple and Easy to Create Recipes with clear step by step instructions you will be able to produce paleo friendly meals that get rave reviews from friends and family every- time!