Paleo Diet - Paleo Meals
Well I am going to start adding meals on the blog to demonstrate how you can create full meals while on the Paleo Diet...without breaking the bank or spending too much time in the kitchen.
Unless you're exercising in the morning it makes sense to eat a protein breakfast, Paleo-style lunch, and a Paleo/Japanese style diet in the evening (allowance of starchy carbs like rice or potatoes). This was originally suggested by Nate Miyaki.
This template restricts any major spikes in insulin throughout the day.Less insulin spikes = less likely your cells are to become resistant. Remember, you want your cells to be as sensitive to insulin as possible, and you do that by playing hard to get.
Also, by keeping these insulin spikes down you are priming our body for muscle gain. When you do get an insulin spike (ideally after during/exercise) our bodies will use the nutrients for muscle gain rather than store as fat deposits.
Without any further delay, here is a sample day on the Paleo diet.
-Grass Fed Flank Steak
-Fresh Mixed Veggies (Brocolli, Peppers, Onion, Mushrooms)
-Salt, Pepper, Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
Preperations; Oil pan with either Unrefined Coconut Oil or Grass Fed Butter. Throw on meat and veggies until meat begins to brown. Once browned, push the mix over to one side of the pan and throw on the eggs (add more oil if necessary). Once eggs are almost finished, I like to mix everything together to make it nice and juicy! Enjoy
This is really easy to make, totally customizable and great with an avocado as a topping. It is also like 4-5 meals total.
Salad dressing is a custom mix of Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar. I add salt and pepper to the dressing and it is delicious. Sometimes I add Apple Cider Vinegar as well.
**If this is your post workout meal, it would be a good idea to replace this with a more lean protein such as a chicken breast or white fish.
Realistically, unless you are really trying to add mass, this is probably enough meat to feed 2.
How To Prepare: Poke numerous holes in potatoes (this is 3 here), and bake in oven for about 1 hour. Make sure to put foil down because the potatoes will bleed out delicious juice.
I top mine off with grass fed butter.
Throw in some veggies (maybe asparagus) with this meal and dinner is served.
I drink protein shakes usually between my 1st and 2nd meal. Everything is relative to your goals.
If you are trying to get lean, use this template and be and the more strict you are, the better results you will get.
If you are trying to gain mass, throw in some extra protein and maybe some starchy carbs, hell, even oatmeal every now and then.
It all depends on your goals, but start here and ask questions about anything else.