Many people assume that a Paleo diet is allll meat, alllll day, everrrrryday. That’s not my jam and it most likely shouldn’t be yours either.
In fact, meat lacks the necessary fibre to move through your digestive system efficiently. Which is why a mega dose of fibre-rich, nutrient dense colourful vegetables is necessary to balance out your animal protein intake.
The chart below is a GENERAL guideline for what a balanced paleo plate looks like. I emphasize “general” because each and every one of us is unique. Not because we may have a quirky ability to hyperextend our knees or the skill of picking our noses with our tongues (I possess one of these unique skills). But rather, because our systems are biochemically individual. Some people won’t be able to tolerate the starchy vegetables on this chart and others may do better on a plant-based diet. This is not a foolproof formula, because one does not exist. But it is one heck of a good starting point for those of you looking to try a paleo approach to balance blood sugar, reduce inflammation, optimize digestion, energy or for someone living with an autoimmune condition.
I hope it helps. Now get out there and get colourful.
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