Sara Tries Every Diet Every Diet Lifestyle and Tells You What the Books Won't challenge. The most difficult aspect for me has been switching my protein sources. As a long-time vegetarian, I'm accustomed to eating lentils, tofu, hummus, peanut-butter, oatmeal, couscous, cashews and other non-Paleo (but delicious) foods.
I decided to ask a Paleo blogger Jessica of Nummy For My Tummy her advice on what a healthy Paleo diet looks like and she devised this complete and comprehensive 7-day Paleo and Gluten-Free meal plan, including a full shopping list and a list of snack ideas, specifically for those transitioning to the Paleo diet. Many experience a "carb crash" which occurs when your body switches from burning carbs for fuel to burning fats like avocado, so it's important to keep lots of snacks at hand to keep your metabolism revved and prevent any energy crashes.
The Paleo diet is not for everyone. It's ideal for meat lovers, as it includes bacon, stir-fry, ground beef, roasted chicken and other indulgent meat sources. I wouldn't recommend a sedentary person to go Paleo but it can be great for someone who is strenuously exercising and needs the fuel and protein for recovery.
Should you chose to go Paleo, I recommend bookmarking this plan, printing it out for your reference and bringing it with you to the grocery store as a constant reminder of what you should be eating. The easiest way to stick to a diet is to plan ahead.