New Week. New Snacks.

We are embarking on a new week of Paleo eating, and I wanted to give you a heads up on some things that can be eaten in moderation and are permissible in your Paleo future.  It’s not as bad as you thought 🙂

Cheese: aged cheese is fermented and contains little to no lactose.  They offer high quality fats, proteins, and include other nutrients.  Try raw, non-pasteurized cheese.

Coffee: do not use coffee for boosting your energy all day.  When you eat right and exercise, your energy should level out between morning and night.  It is ok to add some HEAVY CREAM to your coffee.

Butter: This is an approved fat and you may use unsalted butter when cooking.

Alcohol: 1-2 glasses of wine or beer.  Red wine is best, and beer is still full of gluten and sugar but it’s acceptable.  It can be enjoyed in moderation.

Dark Chocolate: find high quality dark chocolate. Find 70% or higher.

“Full Fat” cottage cheese/Yogurt: don’t skim on the fat.  Get the best quality, organic products.  Yogurt is best in the form of Kefir


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The Paleo diet is simple yet remarkably effective for fat loss and halting or preventing a number of degenerative diseases. To reap the benefits of the most effective nutritional strategy known, one need simply build meals from the following: * Lean proteins (ideally) grass fed meat, free range fowl and wild caught fish * Seasonal fruits and vegetables * Healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, and coconut oil Our 6 week challenge will help you ease your way into the Paleo Diet. Regardless of your fitness or health goals, you WILL look, feel and perform your best on the Paleo diet. For most people the fact the Paleo diet delivers the best results is enough. Improved blood lipids, weight loss and reduced pain from autoimmunity is proof enough. Many people however are not satisfied with blindly following any recommendations, be they nutrition or exercise related. Some folks like to know WHY they are doing something. Fortunately, the Paleo diet has stood not only the test of time, but also the rigors of scientific scrutiny. View all posts by hcfchallenge

5 responses to “New Week. New Snacks.

  • Nancy R

    Week 2

    I’ve found that I don’t crave sugar now that I’ve had a full week sugar free (that is, no extra sugar as in cookies or candy, etc.). Had had a square or 2 of dark chocolate (70%) on occasion, but that same bar has been in the house for a week and only half is gone – very unusual for me! Today I made “noat-meal” for lunch – pretty good, very rich, I thought. I only used 1 egg as I see no point in eating a dish of essentially cooked nuts with 3 eggs! YIKES! Good to know that some fermented cheese is ok and cottage cheese, although I don’t get why adding fat to the diet is ok.

    Great workout Friday – really like pushing myself as hard as I can. As I get more confident I can do much more (duh!). Feeling stronger and slimmer – like it!

    On to week 3!


    • hcfchallenge

      Great week #2! You accomplished awesome things in the gym this week! I’m so glad your confidence is starting to bust through. I also adapted our oatmeal recipe for 1 serving size made with 1 egg. It worked well for us too. Today’s post breaks down fat, although there’s a lot to it and definitely more to say. Carbs are the bigger issue that drives our insulin and cardio health. Maintaining healthy fats from meat and nuts will keep us healthy. I’m still learning about cottage cheese and will hopefully have more info on it soon. It’s not paleo, but ok from time to time when sustaining a lifetime of paleo habits.

  • Nancy R

    (why is the time so far off – I posted the above comment at 6pm and it says it’s almost 11pm.)

  • Nancy R

    I’m wondering why is the time so far off – I posted the above comment at 6pm and it says it’s almost 11pm.

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