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
- Non-Starchy Vegetables
What You Eat Less Of
- Grains & Cereals
- Processed Food
- 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
- 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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👉My tip for making a paleo friendly chicken Caesar salad without missing the texture of crunchy croutons is adding some roasted kale chips instead 😋 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 🥗 📖 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
2. Philippe Hong
3. Paleo Princess
4. Pete Evans
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Paleo nachos….So delicious. This is Chillis & Indii most requested dish and tonight I used our Jamaican simmer sauce for the mince to see how they would like it and they loved it. Roast sweet potatoes, Jamaican mince (usually Mexican) using @cleaversorganicmeat beef mince and guacamole with spiced mayo. We put a splash of @hilbilbyculturedfood into the guacamole and also cooked the mince in our @naturalrawc coconut oil. ❤️👍
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!