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Grain Restrictions on the Paleo Diet - How to Successfully Cut Out Grains on the Paleo Diet

  1. 1. ==== ====Check out the link below for more resources and diet tips:http://paleorecipebook.toufangle.com==== ====The Paleo Diet has seen quite a jump in popularity over the past decade. Numerous websites aredevoted to the topic and scores of books, reports and cookbooks can be easily found. Yet manythat choose to try this diet struggle with some common problems-this includes cutting the grainsout of your diet. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome this problem and a lot of support to befound in the virtual paleo community.The Paleo Diet excludes a lot of foods that most of us have grown up eating. These include grains,dairy, beans/legumes, potatoes, and refined sugars and oils. Now there are some different schoolsof practice on how exactly to break down your food intake on the diet (this percentage of protein,this percentage of fat, etc.), but I wont get into that here. One thing is for sure-grains are notpaleo.For most of us, grains have been at the base of our food pyramid for as long as we can remember.They are typically a big part in many of our favorite dishes and recipes and often provide the basisof our snack food items.There are a couple of ways to help you exclude grains from your diet. First, learn some paleorecipes. Whether you find them on the internet, buy a paleo cookbook, create your own or stealyour friends, you need to know some recipes that fit the diet. I would suggest you acquire avariety of recipes too, because another common problem is boredom with the same old dishes.Being successful in cutting out grains means getting all of them out of your house and whereverelse you eat a lot-likely work. If youre used to eating grain based snacks, find some new ones.Fortunately little fresh veggies, fruits and nuts make great snacks (keep a salt free, mixed bag ofnuts in your car, your purse and your house). You should also investigate restaurants that havepaleo friendly options. And remember, investigate lots of them. If you travel a lot, know your chainrestaurants and even fast food joints (although, I usually choose to fast rather than eating fastfood).Another important point in getting rid of those grains and staying on the diet as a whole ispreparation. Youve got to keep yourself supplied with a stock of paleo appropriate food at alltimes. Give yourself time to learn whats on the diet and plenty of time to shop each week. Also,once youve learned to make some yummy paleo dishes, make enough for leftovers. For those ofyou that are busy-and that includes about everyone these days - its a great time saver to just grabsome leftovers and get on with your life.If youre really having a tough time in cutting out the grains, dont be afraid to go the phase outroute. Gradually cutting out grains over a period of weeks is a great option to get used to the newdiet and provides time to learn and experiment with new paleo friendly recipes. And hey, if you do
  2. 2. fall off the wagon a bit, dont beat yourself up over it. In fact, a lot of people take cheat meals, daysor even weekends on all kinds of diets and lifestyles. This was actually something I first learnedfrom the dietitians I worked with at my first job in a hospitals nutritional services department. Sincethen Ive come to see that a cheat day can be an important part of the balance in life and good foryour soul.One final issue in cutting out the grains from your diet-beer. Now this depends on what exactpaleo practice your following, but according to my crossfit friends and many other paleo dietpractitioners, beer is not paleo nor is gluten free beer. Personally, I dont care. Im a lover of wellmade beer (in moderation) and I refuse to cut it out. But if you want to go full paleo, youve got tolose the beer. Fortunately, red and white wines are ok, as well as many hard alcohols. Just becareful with those mixers! Soda water is always a great mixer or you can just go hardcore andenjoy your alcohol straight. Just remember, moderation (the best diet would ideally contain noalcohol).Remember, it takes about 30 days of consistently doing something to make it a habit. Whenstarting on the paleo diet, give yourself time to adjust and keep up the consistency, especiallywhen getting use to not consuming grains. You really can do just about anything you want if youput your mind to it.I am a rock climber, drummer, and general health and fitness enthusiast constantly looking to keepin top form. You can visit my health reviews website for further information on health products andlifestyles and check out my book review for a paleo recipes cookbook I use.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Brian_J_Austin==== ====Check out the link below for more resources and diet tips:http://paleorecipebook.toufangle.com==== ====

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