Paleo | Diet Breakdown

Hey everyone! This is the second post of this series – Diet Breakdown. We started with Keto, so if you want to check out that post, you can do so here. As someone who has done a bunch of research on every type of diet, fad diet & trend – tried some and scoffed at a whole lot of others, I wanted to create a space where the facts are simple. I don’t necessarily believe in following a strict diet, but I know that it works really well for others. As always, I follow a pretty strict ‘each to their own’ mentality over here, as long as you’re being smart & sensible, you do you!

 

Something that’s pretty controversial online, is ‘Paleo’ or the Palaeolithic/Caveman Diet.

 

 

How It Works

Similar to the Keto diet, Paleo is a low carb, high protein diet. The belief is that when there were cavemen, they had no access to grains and processed foods which meant that they consumed a lot of protein from animals. People who follow a Paleo diet, don’t necessarily count their macros, more so, that if you eat the ‘right’ foods that cavemen had access to, then you can maintain a healthy diet.

 

What You Eat More Of

  • Lean Meat
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Fish
  • Fruit
  • Non-Starchy Vegetables

 

What You Eat Less Of

  • Dairy
  • Grains & Cereals
  • Legumes
  • Sugars
  • Processed Food

 

 

Benefits

  • Less likely to have health issues such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
  • It’s an easy diet to follow, with limited tracking macros to follow
  • Consuming fruits & vegetables means you’re getting a solid amount of nutrients

 

Issues

  • Consuming too much fat can negatively impact your liver
  • The diet can be expensive and boring after some time.
  • Calcium deficiency can occur due to the lack of dairy.

 

Who To Follow For Inspiration

Here are 4 Instagram accounts you can follow of Australian people who are either following a Paleo diet (or have done in the past) so you can see how it worked for them!

1. Irena Macri

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πŸ‘‰My tip for making a paleo friendly chicken Caesar salad without missing the texture of crunchy croutons is adding some roasted kale chips instead πŸ˜‹ A) You're adding more nutrients to your meal, and B) the crispiness and flavour of the kale work so well with the salty bacon, juicy grilled chicken and that delicious creamy dressing. I love this one from my Salad A Day recipe eBook πŸ₯— πŸ“– Have a great day, Irena xo PS. Links to all my books & meal plans are in my profile☝️ #saladaday #salads #saladlover . . . #salad #ilovesalads #healthysalads #healthyfood #healthymeals #eatdrinkpaleo #paleo #paleofood #paleodiet #glutenfree #grainfree #foodie #food #tastyfood #thefeedfeed #feedfeed #healthyfoodshare #jerf #realfood #justeatrealfood #whole30 #slowcarb #paleosalads #kale #kalesalad

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2. Philippe Hong

3. Paleo Princess

4. Pete Evans

 

Again, we don’t recommend or dis-credit any diets here – just presenting the facts! If you have any questions, feel free to comment below! Stay tuned for more diets coming soon!

 

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