Diet #2 Paleo… Example Day’s Menu

What does a day of ‘paleo’ eating look like? Well, at it’s core it’s pretty simple. Here’s the ‘paleo’ version of the US MyPlate

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Meat, veg, fruit, nuts and seeds. Pretty simple

Simple doesn’t always mean easy though.  When you look at what is missing, and think about what most people eat on a daily basis then you see there’s a pretty big gap. Consider this tweet from (paleo advocate) Rob Wolf for a second:

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So with all that in mind. Here’s a few examples of what I ate. Keep in mind Paleo doesn’t say how much you should eat only what types of foods you should and shouldn’t eat.

Training Day

Training days are generally days I eat more carbohydrate, and generally eat much  of it round training. It might help to improve recovery whilst maximising fat loss

Breakfast

  • 4 Whole eggs
  • Home made salsa
  • Apple

Lunch

  • Salmon Steak
  • Salad
  • Olive oil dressing

Post Training Meal

  • Chicken breast
  • Sweet potato homefries
  • Cubed Sweet potato, onions, garlic and spices fried in coconut oil

Dinner

  • Sirloin steak
  • Salad
  • Banana

Snack

  •  Almonds- about 20 in total

Drinks

  • Water
  • Coffee (black)
  • Tea (green)
  • Fruit smoothie (fresh orange, berries, splash of coconut milk)

Stats

  • kCal 2330
  • Protein: 169
  • Fat: 96
  • Carbs: 184

Non Training Day

Breakfast

  •  Lean nitrate free pork sausage
  • Apple

Lunch

  • Buffalo steak
  • Mixed  veg with olive oil

Dinner

  • Trout
  • Yam
  • Large salad

Snacks

  • Almonds – about 20
  • Orange
  • 2 boiled eggs

Drinks

  • Water
  • Coffee (black)
  • Tea (green)

Stats

  • kCal 2324
  • Protein: 209
  • Fat: 101
  • Carbs: 144

… and Lazy Days

I also cheated and got in some food sent over from a delivered meals company I do some consulting for.

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The menu was from the ‘warrior menu’ included lunch dinners and snacks.

An example day was as follows

Breakfast (this i made)

  • 3 eggs scrambled
  • home made salsa

Lunch

  • Curried chicken & sweet potato soup

Dinner

  • Beef meatballs with passata based sauce
  • courgette pasta with kale pesto
  • buffalo sweet potato wedges

Snacks

  • Sweet potato & bacon frittata
  • Buffalo chicken wings with guacamole

All very healthy and worthy, if course you can stretch the ‘grain, dairy and legume free’ thing as fat as you want. My first meal of the month was paleo pancakes with banana fritters all fried up in coconut oil and covered in tree sap (maple syrup)

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Upside down and with the wrong flash setting. This is how the world looks to me before coffee

 

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