When you are making changes to your regular routine including how you eat, it is important to plan ahead of time, and to get the support you need to stay motivated and excited about the change. Together we will explore 5 simple tips that are sure to help you successfully switch over to a Paleo Diet.
1. Grocery Shop Before It's Too Late
If you're anything like me, grocery shopping is not your favorite thing to do; you wait until you have nothing in your fridge, and are tired of eating fast food, before you actually go. When you do not have food in your fridge, you will be more tempted to buy unhealthy foods on the go. Plan when you are going to go grocery shopping ahead of time, and get the foods you need to make healthy choices throughout the week.
2. Cook A Lot At Once
What has helped me stick to a healthy Paleo Diet is preparing enough food for my partner and I for a couple of days. For example, 3 days ago I cooked a Bacon / Spinach Frittata, Chicken Marsala, Kale Salad and Egg / Tuna Salad during one cooking session. Sure it took me about 3 hours to do everything, but we've had delicious, nutritious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the last 3 days now. All we had to do was heat it up quickly, or grab on the go.
3. Be Adventurous
Enjoy your new Paleo Diet and all the foods that comes with it. This diet introduces foods that many of us have never eat before such as:
-Duck Pomegranate Salad and
-Pork Shoulder and Sour Pickle Stew
So be adventurous; do not be afraid to try something new. Also, focus on all the new healthy foods you get to explore, rather than focusing on all the junk foods that you can not have.
4. Go Paleo with your Partner or Friend
Cooking and eating new healthy foods together should be a fun journey you embark on with someone you enjoy. If you are in a relationship share this experience with your partner, if you're single invite your best friend over.
5. Acknowledge Your Health Results
Often times people tend to focus on the negatives, try instead to focus on the positives no matter how settle, by acknowledging the results you are experiencing from maintaining a Paleo Diet.
Remember getting healthy should be fun and invigorating, not burdensome and boring. With that, eat well and enjoy.