For anything you do that you want to succeed at, there is a formula you must follow. Remember, the formula is different for each individual. It may take time, but you’ll get there…I think I finally figured mine out. (although it could use some tweaking)
So in order to successfully live the Paleo way, you must recognize that we are eliminating certain foods, so in turn, we need to replace the nutrients some other way. I’ll explain…
Numero uno: Dairy
We have eliminated dairy having adopted a Paleo lifestyle. This means we will need to get calcium in our diet. Calcium is important for new bone growth and keeping our bones strong! You can easily incorporate this in your diet by eating collard greens, kale, broccoli, spinach, or even canned sardines.
Numero dos: Grains and Potatoes
This makes you miss out on complex carbs. These are a main source of fuel for our bodies. Fruits and foods packed with vitamin D and omega 3 will help you get the boost you need! This will also help raise your serotonin levels and give you fiber. Sweet potatoes and turkey meatballs makes for a pretty good meal, if I do say so myself.
Numero tres: Legumes
You need to make sure you get fiber — both soluble, and insoluble. Each one has a different function. To allow the body to absorb more nutrients, soluble fiber will make you feel full and will slow digestion. As for insoluble, well let’s just say this helps with movement. Sayonara constipation! Fiber’s pretty easy to get into your diet. Most of the veggies we consume are great sources of fiber. Brussels sprouts and bacon, anyone?
“I don’t count calories, I count chemicals.”