Making sweeping lifestyle changes is not always the easiest thing to do, and this includes transitioning to a Paleo-based diet. Here is a look at just a few of the steps that can be taken to make this transition as simple and stress-free as possible.
Take Your Time
Anyone who is looking forward to starting the Paleo diet and improving their health is no doubt excited about the future, but it can be overwhelming to switch to a Paleo-based lifestyle overnight. Most experts agree that it is easier to take baby steps and gradually make changes to one’s diet. This is why many have subscribed to the 85/15 rule. During the first few weeks of the Paleo diet, some people decide to stick to Paleo-based food 85 percent of the time and eat other types of food 15 percent of the time.
Learn About Ingredients
One of the best ways to really wrap one’s head around this diet is to start learning about common ingredients and how certain foods are made. Many people know that they cannot have grains or processed sugar while on this diet, but they might not realize just how much food has these ingredients. Becoming an “ingredient sleuth” is a great idea for anyone who would like to start eating healthier.
Find Like-Minded People
Many people feel that having a social life while on the Paleo diet is nearly impossible due to food and beverage restrictions, and that is why it so important to find people who are interested in a similar lifestyle. There are groups throughout the country that not only help one another with recipes, but also engage in the physical activities that are vital to shedding weight, gaining muscle, and becoming as healthy as possible.
Skip the Kitchen
Even those who love to cook might find it difficult to plan out over a dozen Paleo meals a week. It never hurts to have the ingredients to cook up a quick meal lying around the house, but many people also take advantage of meal delivery companies that specialize in fresh Paleo-based foods.
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