The success of the Paleo diet results has made it one of, if not the most popular diet in the United States. But there are still some who think it doesn’t work… and there are even those who say that following a Paleo diet book can do more harm than good. Before you prepare your Paleo diet shopping list, I suggest you take the time to study the findings of health experts.
Paleo diet foods, according to the study done by Lindeberg S, et al., improve your body’s glucose tolerance level compared to other diets. In the study, which a good Paleo diet cookbook might mention, 29 men with heart ailment, Type 2 diabetes or high blood sugar were randomly picked to go on Paleo diet snacks and others on a Mediterranean diet.
The study, which lasted 12 weeks, focused on waist circumference, weight, insulin levels and glucose tolerance. After 12 weeks, those in the Paleo group lost more weight, and had a 2.2 inch waist circumference reduction, compared to 1.1 inches for the non-Paleo group. Furthermore, those in the Paleo group saw their blood glucose went down 36% compared to 7% to the other group.
And contrary to Paleo diet criticism that it doesn’t help you lose weight, the study showed the Paleo group ended up consuming 500 calories less every day than the other group.
Another study, this time by Osterdahl M, et al. and published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2008, also had positive results. In their Paleo diet review, 14 healthy med students, 9 women, 5 men, were asked to go on the Paleolithic diet for three weeks. Following that period, both genders lost significant weight, they lost 0.6 inches in the waist and their blood pressure became normal.
This study by the way, had the subjects eat Paleo soups, of which I’ve written about here (insert link to article about Paleo soup recipes) and the results were statistically significant. Other Paleo diet benefits became apparent in the study done by Jonsson T, et al. wherein those who underwent the Paleo diet lost nearly 7 lbs. more than those who didn’t. In other words, there’s more than enough evidence to show that the Paleo diet does work.
If you want to know more about these, there are many Paleo diet books that can give you that information, and there are even Paleo diet alcohol and Paleo diet coffee recipes, but the following are worth trying too.
12 large eggs
4 bacon slices
Freshly ground pepper
¼ cup of Paleo mayonnaise
4 tbsp. minced lettuce
6 cherry tomatoes, minced
Hard boil the eggs on your stove for about 10 to 12 minutes, and once the eggs are ready, get rid of the shells. As the eggs are being prepared, cook the bacon for about five minutes or until they get crispy. Chop the bacon into small pieces. Now go back to the eggs and cut them lengthwise in half, taking out the yolks in the process.
Get a medium size bowl and put all the yolks there, making sure the whites are separate. Now combine the mayonnaise with the yolks and mix with a fork until the texture becomes soft. Toss in the tomatoes and bacon in this mixture and add black pepper and sea salt for flavoring.
To finish this Paleo diet plan for weight loss recipe, put some yolk mixture in the egg whites, about a tablespoon each, and add some lettuce for garnishing. Like other Paleo diet dairy recipes, this has to be stored in the fridge for 20 minutes before serving.
5 large eggs
Freshly ground pepper
½ cup coconut milk
½ tsp. baking powder
1 clove garlic, minced
½ medium onion, chopped
1 ½ cups fresh spinach, chopped
Preheat your oven to 350 F, and get a large bowl. Put the coconut milk and eggs in the bowl and mix them well. Add the other ingredients in the bowl and keep whisking. Get a 9” pie dish, grease it and pour all the ingredients in it. Bake the quiche in the oven for half an hour or until the edges have turned golden brown.
If you’re in the mood for some Paleo diet athletes recipe, try the following, as it’s quite easy to prepare and tasty too.
4 cups cooked chicken, cubed
Freshly ground black pepper
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. paprika
½ cup green bell pepper, minced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup celery, chopped
1 ½ cup dried cranberries
One of the many Paleo diet dos and donts is to make sure that you follow the instructions so everything comes out all right, and this is no exception. Get a large bowl and mix the paprika and mayonnaise. Add the green onions, bell pepper, celery and chicken, and mix them together. Toss in the cranberries and continue mixing, adding salt and pepper to taste.
If you want to create a stuffed bell pepper or tomato all you need to do is cut off their tops and use a spoon to remove the filling. When the filling is gone just fill it up with cranberry and you’re good to go.
Once all the ingredients are mixed, put the salad in the fridge and let it chill before serving.
That’s all there is to preparing these recipes, and you can add more ingredients if you want to increase the number of servings. Looking at the way these recipes are prepared, I can say that it’s as easy making gluten free breakfast. By the way if you’re interested in those click here for some recipes. In the meantime, feel free to try out these Paleo diet recipes and you’ll watch those pounds melt away.