When it comes to losing weight, all possibilities are sought to achieve the most appropriate regime for our rhythm of life. One that suits the needs of each individual. Today the Paleo diet is presented; its name derives from the Paleolithic era when humans lived from fishing, hunting, and gathering; that is, all processed foods will be eliminated from the diet.
In this diet, the high consumption of proteins such as red and white meats, eggs, and vegetables and fruits are all allowed, unlike the ketogenic diet. However, cereals and grains of any kind are not accepted.
How does this Paleo diet work?
The paleo diet consists of consuming protein and fewer carbohydrates, without achieving ketosis in the body. The paleo regime consists of eating organic food, thus eliminating all processed products. In this way, foods rich in minerals and vitamins and low in chemicals and artificial products are provided.
You can eat foods from this classification:
- Proteins: beef, fish, seafood, poultry, eggs.
- Fats: of vegetable origin such as coconut, avocado, olive.
- Carbohydrates: tubers, fruits, vegetables, and vegetables.
- Additional: condiments, herbal spices.
The benefits offered by this diet, according to studies, are:
- Weight control
- Energy boost
- Body fat reduction
- Glucose control
- Cholesterol control
- Good blood pressure
- Cardiac system improvement
The disadvantage achieved in a medical study was that people who did not accept medical advice increased blood cholesterol, which concludes as in other diets that should be carried out responsibly, under medical supervision, because if you have any condition such as diabetes or hypertension, you should be careful with some foods. Remember that it is essential during the diet to consume water, fruits and vegetables, and preferably the meats that are consumed that are lean, to avoid this type of alterations.
If you decide to start the Paleo diet, you should take into account that rice, wheat, corn, barley, oats, beans, lentils are eliminated. Therefore you eliminate foods such as cookies, cake, treats.
Paleo Diet Menu
Here are some alternatives for the menu:
- Coffee or tea
- Chopped fruits
- Avocado with scrambled eggs
- Banana accompanied by some meat.
- Salmon with herbs
- Rabbit baked with mushrooms
- Roasted chicken with vegetables
- Zucchini with baked eggs
- Roasted beef medallions
- Zucchini noodles in tomato and mushroom sauce
- Broccoli and Fruit Salad
- Sauteed squid with lemon and vegetables
- Asparagus with eggs
- Sardines baked with vegetables.
As you can see, it is a simple diet, rich in nutritious foods; it gives you the freedom to consume the fruits you want, including carbohydrates derived from tubers and vegetables. Try to eat healthily as the first men did. Dare and try new alternatives!
Paleo Diet Recipes
Here are a couple of recipes so you can try how easy it is to practice the Paleo diet
Lemon chicken with vegetables
Ingredients for 1 person
- Chicken breast (1)
- Medium potato (1)
- Medium carrot (1)
- Lemon (1)
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
- Fresh parsley
- Black pepper, salt, extra virgin olive oil.
Wash the vegetables well. Chop the potato into 2 cm cubes and place in a pan with water and salt. Bring to a boil and cook until slightly tender. Drain and let cool slightly. Peel if desired. Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
Peel the carrot and cut into thin slices. Mix in a bowl the lemon juice, turmeric, cumin, paprika, a bunch of chopped parsley, a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Pour the potatoes and carrots and mix. Add the chicken breast and smear well with the mixture.
Finally, place in a fountain. Place the chicken on top, cover with half sliced lemon and salt and pepper. Bake for about 25-35 minutes, until the chicken is stewed.
Baked zucchini with egg
Ingredients for 2 people
- 1 large diced zucchini
- 1 chopped onion
- 2 eggs
- 2 CDs of apple or rice vinegar
- Ground turmeric
- Oregano and fresh parsley
- Granulated garlic
- Black pepper, salt, extra virgin olive oil
How to make baked eggs with zucchini?
Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Grease two individual molds with a little olive oil, preferably with a lid, or a small one.
Mix the zucchini with the onion, a dash of vinegar, salt, and pepper and add the turmeric, the granulated garlic, and the herbs to taste. Distribute in the molds and bake 10 minutes. Cover and bake about 8-10 minutes more. Take out carefully, wait for it to cool slightly, and form a hole in the center of each casserole. Break the eggs carefully and deposit each one inside those holes. Salpimentar slightly and take it to the oven again.
Bake on the top level, preferably with the gratin if you had it, uncovered, until the eggs are set to taste. They usually take about 8-10 minutes. Ideally, the white is curdled, and the yolk remains liquid inside. Serve with chopped fresh parsley