Eating A Paleo Diet

Paleo BreakfastAs the owner of The Art of Personal Training, I have eaten pretty decent most of my life. I have eaten low fat and pretty clean diets in the past, but when visiting my sister in India recently, she has been eating a Paleo diet at the recommendation of her personal trainer. So I told my sister in support of her dieting and food plan efforts, I was going to support her by eating Paleo for the next 30 days. If I really like it and I feel that it is making me feel great, look more lean and trim, then I will extend that duration out.Well, I am almost done with my first week and so far so good. I can see when you are just around the house you have a tendency to see what is in the fridge or go for that quick snack. When on the paleo food plan, you have to think about going for that item and making sure it is in accordance on what you are trying to achieve. The only difference that I can see is that you are eating more food items that are not processed. In addition, you are no longer using tortillas, chips or other bread type items to serve as a shoveling mechanism to put food in your mouths. We are now substituting the bread, rice, tortillas, chips, etc., with a fork to pick up great pieces of protein (fish, lean beef, poultry, pork, lamb, game meat) and vegetables. I allow myself to have fresh fruit because I move around most of the day, so caloric expenditure is at a high, so I need some healthy carbohydrates.So far I have not had any low blood sugar happenings or feeling like I am going to bonk because of the food change. I think the challenge is to get away from thinking that eating good fat is okay to ingest. We are so ingrained in thinking that all fat is bad, but you need to get over that when doing Paleo. In addition, you are not eating prime rib, ribeye steaks, bacon, etc. every day like some of these wingnuts are doing. You need to enter this way of eating as a way to eat healthier, cleaner and to be able to satisfy your taste buds. Yes, an occasionally marbled steak is not going to wreck havoc on your results, but you want to think smart about this and choose the types of foods you want to eat on this meal plan with some intelligence.Paleo MealSince I am a portland personal trainer, I know what types of foods work for my body type and what makes me feel good. I can eat the protein, vegetables, fruits, nuts and good fats and protein, but I also know what makes me super full or bloated, so I am going to avoid any of those heavy protein meals like prime rib and big cowboy ribeye steaks.Well, to sum it up! I am sort of excited to trying a new food plan, because I am anxious to see what happens to my body, health, etc. Even though I am in pretty good shape, it is always great to challenge yourself and that is why I am doing the 30 Day Paleo Challenge!The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington StreetSuite 137Portland, Oregon 97214503-953-0241