Priorities for eating paleo

I found a link from paleomomRx on facebook about Paleo on a Budget, Balanced Bites, and I was intrigued because this seems to be what holds many people back, especially young college kids poor and on the go.  I’m not sure the articule truly depicted paleo on a Budget, because at the end of the day, it’s hard to put food in your mouth you know will hurt your body, and the food that is best for your body is going to be expensive.  You can choose cheap conventional meat (which contains toxins,chemicals, and antibiotics) or expensive grass-fed meats that don’t.  Do you want to pay more money for a healthy cow or less money to eat a sick cow? That’s the bottom line.

 

This is my take on it.

  • Budget. Save your money. People die of preventable diseases. Spend your money wisely.
  •  Don’t waste money on snack foods. If you’re eating paleo right, you don’t HAVE to have to eat every 2-3 hours like a raging beast rummaging for food all day.  Breakfast can last me 5-6 hours with well rounded protein, veggie, and fats on your plate.
  • purchase fresh foods throughout the week and don’t let them go to waste. For instance, buy pork, steak, and chicken. Then, purchase bulk vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, and spinach.  Mix it up next week and try a new veggie like okra, brussel sprouts, or artichoke.   Only purchase tomatos, onions, mushrooms, etc. if you have  plan to eat it. Otherwise, they sit forever then go bad.
  • Purchase fruits that are in season and organic.  You will only may pennies more for organic, and it would be beneficial to choose them – there’s more antioxidants and vitamins in organic foods.  I purchase fruits on sale, and usually that also means they are in season because stores have tons of supply and need the demand.  A $5 watermelon can last you a few weeks.  A $5 bag of apples can last you a couple weeks if you have one every other day.
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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

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