Simple Paleo Meal Plans
Changing to a new diet can be daunting. Believe me I know! Heard the song ‘I’ve been everywhere, man….’? That’s me.
I’ve been junk food addict, SAD diet (standard Australian/American – modern – diet), healthier version of SAD, vegan, vegetarian, raw foodie, fruitarian, low carb….
I’ve tried ’em all over the last twenty plus years. In my quest for better health and ways to resolve my never ending battle with my weight, along with the amazing array of niggly, annoying, and sometimes debilitating symptoms that have been going on in my body (and my mind), I’ve tried pretty much everything you can think of.
But since being diagnosed with Pyrrole disorder about a year ago, things are falling into place, my history makes sense and I’ve learned a whole lot more about what I should and shouldn’t be eating.
One thing that I’ve realised is that a modified version of the Paleo diet is where I need to stay. Modified because I need to keep my copper intake low and my zinc high, but basically Paleo because it’s the best diet for the job. It’s also the type of diet that I’ve always felt best on – go figure! 🙂
So with my recent dietary overhaul (once again) to a low copper version of Paleo, my thoughts have been with those transitioning to the Paleo diet for the first time and I was thinking about how daunting it can be. So I hunted down a few really yummy Paleo recipes and put them together as a quick example of a paleo menu plan just to prove that transitioning to the Paleo diet doesn’t need to be that difficult.
Here’s what I put together as an example of a one day meal plan.
One day Paleo meal plan example
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Paleo food isn’t difficult. It’s just simple, clean eating – real food cooked with love. The variety of foods that we can eat on the Paleo diet is enormous and the variations in recipes is astounding. But I know that because the SAD diet is so focused on grains and sugar, when people are faced with either reducing or eliminating these common ingredients they freak out.
Even for me with all my experience with changing diets, when faced again with the changes necessary to reduce copper in my diet, I found myself floundering. My biggest question was ‘what do I have for breakfast?’
Adapting to a new diet takes time. Luckily for me, I found and fell in love with Kangkong and and the rest is history. I have it for breakfast almost every day now in a stir fry, with whiting or egg or left over meat because it’s low in copper unlike many other leafy greens.
Here’s my breakfast recipe. Try it – it’s quick, easy and delicious!
So I just wanted to say be patient with yourself as you begin your Paleo journey. Learning takes time and it you make a mistake, just remember that it’s not the end of the world. Food is about pleasure – remember that.
Enjoy your food always