The Paleo Diet Plan

You always hear people say that preparation is key, and when it comes to adopting a new diet, you better believe that is true. The paleo diet plan is stricter than some, because it eliminates certain food groups that are probably key components of your everyday diet.

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When you start the paleo diet plan, you have to make sure it is realistic for your schedule your body's needs. Making meals ahead of time will prevent you from straying from your diet on the nights you get home late from work. When you are going out to dinner, keep a list of paleo-friendly foods handy so you know for sure what you can eat and what you should avoid.

The paleo diet plan is simpler than it sounds. Avoiding processed foods and sugars, dairy, grains, legumes, starches, and alcohol may sound daunting, but it means you can fill up on whole foods. Fruits, vegetables, lean meats, seafood, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats are all encouraged in the paleo diet plan.

A typical day on the paleo diet plan could mean an egg omelette for breakfast, a big salad with chicken for lunch, and salmon with roasted vegetables for dinner. Snacks can be anything from a handful of nuts to a piece of fresh fruit. Luckily, you can always swap in various proteins, fruits, and vegetables to keep your meals flavorful and interesting. On the paleo diet plan, drinking plenty of water and participating in exercise is encouraged. 

The accompanying slideshow is provided by fellow The Daily Meal editorial staff member, Lauren Gordon.