Ready to lose weight and feel great like celebrities Demi Moore and Madonna on the hottest diet trend of 2015? PaleoVegan Diet adherents report increases in energy, mental clarity, and weight loss! The following are the Top 10 PaleoVegan Guidelines to help you get started on your new year and a new you, too!
The PaleoVegan Diet is truly the best of both worlds— a perfect mash-up of both the Paleo Diet and Vegan Diet that offers an easy lifestyle alternative to look great, and feel even better that is suitable for ethical eaters who want to ameliorate symptoms associated with Standard American Diets.
2) Organic, Local
Choose Organic and Local produce as often as possible.
3) Eat Good Fats
Eat plenty of healthy fats and omega-rich foods like avocados, olive oil, coconut oil, nuts and seeds.
4) Avoid Bad Fats
Avoid highly processed vegetable oils high in easily oxidized and pro-inflammatory omega-6 fats like canola, sunflower, corn and soybean. Instead, cook with coconut oil and extra-virgin olive oil.
5) Get Your Protein
Ensure that you are eating protein with every meal. Great PaleoVegan sources of protein include hemp, and nuts but don’t include animal protein.
6) Avoid Legumes
Avoid leguminous foods like beans, lentils, soy, and peanuts. Although these are often staples in the traditional vegan diet, they can cause gastrointestinal issues and exacerbate autoimmune symptoms (learn more about diet and autoimmunity here).
7) Avoid Grains
Avoid all grains as much as possible. This includes wheat, corn, oats, and barley, and pseudograins like quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat as they may be involved in the etiology of autoimmune diseases and implicated in the development of cardiovascular disease and even Type II Diabetes (learn more about diet and autoimmunity here).
8) Avoid Dairy
Avoid Dairy as much as possible. This includes milk, cheese, and whey; as proteins of dairy may also be implicated in the etiology of autoimmune disease (learn more about diet and autoimmunity here).
9) Keep Sugar in Moderation
Maple syrup, date sugar, and coconut sugar are fine in small amounts, but avoid having too much.
10) Minimize Additives
Avoid foods with added chemicals, preservatives, and pro-inflammatory stabilizers and gums.