Goodbye, 2016. Hello, 2017! It's the beginning of a new year, and what better time to restart your paleo diet than now?
January 1st is the day that most people like to kick start their new year's resolutions. Sometimes it can be difficult to plan ahead and set a goal. If you're still thinking about restarting your paleo diet (or start one for the first time) then here are ten great ways you can kick your old habits goodbye and start living the paleo lifestyle.
The Whole30 program was founded in 2009 by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig. It's a short term 30 day eating plan that aims to curb cravings and kick off a healthier overall lifestyle. Think of it as a paleo bootcamp. It's a very popular program that delivers healthy results and receives rave reviews.
Pete Evans is an Australian chef with several successful TV shows and 10 bestselling cookbooks. He's come under fire for promoting the paleo diet, as the lifestyle has only recently become popular down under. We think that makes him cool. Evans' recipes are both colorful and delicious. Don't take our word for it - see for yourself!
The best way to ensure success on your paleo journey is to plan ahead and make it easy. If you don't have paleo meals prepared ahead of time you are much more likely to cheat on your plan. There are lots of excellent resources available for meal planning and prepping. Consider joining a Facebook group dedicated to paleo meal preppers, or follow the Primal Meal Plan subreddit. You'll have access to tons of great recipes and ideas, as well as a huge community of like-minded paleo eaters to help encourage you along the way.
The best way to restart the paleo diet is to remove all temptation. Before you do anything else, you should probably clean out your refrigerator and toss out the unhealthy non-paleo foods. You'll feel better about restocking your kitchen with fresh, whole foods and you won't be tempted to munch on gluteny, sugary snacks.
It can be difficult to adopt a new habit and restart a healthy lifestyle change without having someone around to hold you accountable. Find out if your city has a paleo meetup group so you can meet new friends to share your paleo adventure with. Or, recruit your partner or bestie and tell them all about how great the paleo diet is. Get them on board to try it with you for 30 days and have fun together.
Diane Sanfilippo is an internationally renowned paleo guru and New York Times Bestselling author of the book Practical Paleo. A Certified Nutrition Consultant, Ms. Sanfilippo, created the 21-Day Sugar Detox to help folks kick their sugar addiction. Her website offers a variety of support resources for anyone willing to commit to a 21-day sugar-free healthy eating program.
Paleo f(x) is arguably the largest annual gathering of paleo followers in the world. This year's Paleo f(x) takes place in Austin, Texas and will be held May 19-21, 2017. The biggest names in the paleo/primal world will be speaking at Paleo f(x), including Robb Wolf, Chris Kresser, Mark Sisson, Melissa Hartwig, and Dr. Sarah Ballantyne.
If you really want to get excited about the paleo diet then you should be on Pinterest. The recipes are divine, and the pictures are guaranteed to make your mouth water.
Only do this when you have a paleo snack nearby. You've been warned.
If you're a tech geek and want to incorporate your love for all things app with the paleo lifestyle then you should definitely download Michelle Tam's Nom Nom Paleo app. It's a great digital way to get excellent paleo recipes delivered right to your table or phone. Set up your ipad in the kitchen and get cooking! Michelle's recipes are award winning and her food photography is drool-worthy.
SHAMELESS PLUG! We'd be wrong to not include our own tasty paleo treats in this list. Try a delicious recipe from Paleo Baking Company using one of our popular Paleo Cake & Muffin Mixes. It's always a good idea when starting a new diet to have a diet-friendly treat on hand at all times. You know, just in case you suddenly feel the need to cheat but don't want to break the diet.
There you have it. Ten fun and easy ways to restart your paleo diet in 2017. We hope you enjoyed our suggestions. What are your favorite ways to restart the paleo diet? Let us know in the comments!