I have always been on the curvier side. Much before my foodie days. Blame it on genes, bottles of formula, and luck. So obviously, I have done them all, GM, Atkins, negative calorie foods, diet dairy, liquid diets, you name it.
And they have all worked for me to some extent. I remember shrieking over my ribs sticking out 5 summers ago after one month of no carbs. Helloooo ribs?
Of course, I never stuck to any of these diets long term. I abused them, as I liked, when I liked. And after I discovered my calling as a foodie, I never looked back. Dare I let pregnancy and breastfeeding take the fall? *nom nom nom*
I was looking for an interesting way to start these meal plans, and I came across across this article, and thought what a perfect start! Have you heard of Paleo? It’s a pretty interesting diet, also called the caveman diet. I can go into the science behind it, but I know what you really want to know.
- Meat. Meat. All you can eat – meat!
- Strict no-no to starving!
- Oil is allowed, as long as it is olive, coconut or nut-based like almond.
- You get your carbs from vegetables.
- No dairy. Milk is meant for babies anyway.
- The only fail point I see is the bread. But they say you don’t crave it. But just in case, I am giving myself one cheat day a week to slut it with bread.
Here’s your shopping list
Make sure you stock up on everything for a happy happy week ahead.
|Beef Mince||1 kilo|
|Turkey Salami||250 grams|
|Fish of your choice||1 kilo|
|Varieties of Mushrooms (portobello is a must)|
|Sweet Potato||500 grams|
|Coriander leaves||a bunch|
|Strawberry||as many as you like|
|Bananas (and other fruits of your choice)|
|Chilli flakes||2 ounces|
|Coconut flour||500 grams (can be made at home)|
|Almond flour||250 grams (can be made at home)|
|Unsweetened Dark chocolate||500 grams|
|Raw organic honey||any amount|
|Coconut oil||1 litre|
|Olive Oil||1 litre|
So I will be writing to you in two days. Plenty of time to go shopping and stock up on all the goodies you will need for an exciting spread all week. I hope you will love it!
But hey, this isn’t beginning today. So you can stuff your face with some delicious carbilicous herbed buttery pretzels all weekend. Go! Go! Go!