Simply eating a paleo diet of real, nutrient-dense, wholesome foods can give you great weight loss, health, and wellness results.
I’ve experienced many of these benefits since going paleo over 5 years ago. Benefits have included cleared eczema, no more allergies (sneezing, coughing, hayfever), a consistent and on-time period, improved mood management, and a 75-lbs weight loss.
If you do experience a weight loss plateau or aren’t seeing the weight loss results you’ll like to see, there are tweaks to the paleo diet you can give a try.
I’ve made these same tweaks and saw improvements quickly.
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What I removed from my paleo diet to improve weight loss
I removed foods that are starchy and, or super sweet so typically these are fruits and any root vegetables. Also removed nuts and nut butters.
This makes a paleo routine more ketogenic. If you do fine on nuts and nut butters, keep them. But if you know yourself to go overboard, don’t even start.
Here’s a list of what I removed from my paleo diet to see the most weight loss:
- Sweet potatoes
- Yellow potatoes
- White potatoes
- Essentially all types of potatoes
- Dried fruit
- Agave nectar
- Coconut nectar
- All nuts and nut butters (although I would have the occasional handful of macadamia nuts)
- Coconut flour
- Almond flour
- Tapioca flour
- Pretty much any flour substitutes
And if you did eat beans, rice, oats, and sprouted wheat grain breads as part of your paleo diet, you should also try removing those from your routine to see better weight loss results.
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10 simple paleo breakfast recipes great for weight loss
These Paleo recipes are perfect for weight loss because they don’t include any of the real foods from above. They’re also simple for those with busy schedules or don’t usually cook.
And they’re not all going to be your typical “breakfast” meals. Any meal that breaks your fast is breakfast, FYI. Plus it’s cool to switch it up and try something different.
(In no particular order)
Mini Egg Frittatas
Ingredients: bell peppers, onion, breakfast sausage, spinach, kosher salt, and ground black pepper
Recipe link: Mini Egg Frittatas
Easy Paleo Ham & Egg Cups
Ingredients: slices of ham, full-fat coconut milk, orange bell pepper, red bell pepper, yellow onions, salt & pepper, coconut or olive oil
Recipe link: Easy Paleo Ham & Egg Cups
Paleo Bacon Zucchini & Red Pepper Frittata
Ingredients: bacon, zucchini, medium onion, eggs, full-fat coconut milk, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper
Recipe link: Paleo Bacon Zucchini & Red Pepper Frittata
Chorizo and Spinach Omelette
Ingredients: eggs, spinach, onion, coconut milk, chorizo sausages, tomatoes, green onion, garlic clove, ghee, sea salt, black pepper
Recipe link: Chorizo and Spinach Omelette
Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles Recipe
Ingredients: shrimp, zucchini, garlic, white wine (optional), fresh lemon, fresh chives, cooking fat, sea salt, black pepper
Recipe link: Paleo Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles
Slow Cooker Paleo Teriyaki Chicken
Ingredients: chicken thighs, coconut amino, ginger, garlic cloves, salt & pepper, and the recipe does call for honey, but it’s a tbsp and I’m sure you might be able to sub for a few drops of stevia
Recipe link: Slow Cooker Paleo Teriyaki Chicken
Ingredients: 80/20 ground beef, organic, chopped frozen spinach, sea salt and black pepper, butter, avocado or coconut oil, garlic cloves, medium white onion
Recipe link: Cavemanalicious Meatballs
BLT Salad with Garden Ranch
Ingredients: bacon, grape tomatoes, red onion, butter lettuce, and there’s a dairy-free ranch dressing linked recipe
Recipe link: BLT Salad with Garden Ranch
Diane’s 6-Minute Salmon
Ingredients: wild salmon, sea salt, and a teaspoon of their Abodo Spice Blend
Recipe link: 6-Minute Salmon
10-Minute Sliders with Creamy Ranch Dressing (dairy free)
Ingredients: garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, pepper ground cumin, ground beef, iceberg lettuce, tomato (“optional, omit for nightshade free” – balancedbites.com), red onion, and a recipe for creamy ranch dressing
Recipe link: 10-Minute Sliders
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