Lol. Guys. I used the word Paleo and Low Carb for the first time EVER on this blog.
Who am I?
Just to be clear – I love carbs, and I will never ever become fully paleo for three reasons:
- Dim Sum
All three reasons are weighted equally and are important in my decision.
Let us just go back a little bit here so I can explain this a better – A couple weeks ago I was talking with a trainer about how I can ‘shred’ my arms a bit more. My arms are fine, but I wanted them to look a bit more defined and less bulky. Sometimes I feel like my biceps, triceps and lats don’t have room for each other when I walk. I’m literally not joking.
One of the things he said to me was to eat my carbs later in the day, when I worked out. If you workout in the morning, replenish with carbs then. If you workout in the afternoon – vice versa.
Instead of carbs, he advised me to fill up on high protein and good fats for breakfast – avocado, eggs, veggies, etc. (He also mentioned that he eats tilapia for breakfast, but I thought that was just a bit too intense for me). Eggs it would be.
I’ve been eating this low carb paleo breakfast for the past three weeks and I’m absolutely LOVING it. To be completely frank, I haven’t noticed a big change in my arm definition. Perhaps that’s because I indulge in too much of my three anti-paleo reasons to really make a significant difference.
This low carb paleo breakfast is also (surprisingly) so simple to take to work. Some people don’t like to have eggs first thing in the early morning, and I am definitely one of those people. Instead, i’ll chop up my veggies and saute them in coconut oil and chili flakes for 4-5 minutes. Then I add them to a container once they’re finished cooking.
After that I fry two eggs (in the same pan), and break up the yolk a bit. Once those are cooked I add them on top of the veggies and sprinkle with some sea salt. I usually won’t eat it till about 9:30 am, and at that point i’ll heat it up for 20 seconds in the microwave.
Honestly it’s the quickest meal ever, and it saves SO much time at home. You can use basically any vegetables that you want – kale, spinach, tomatoes, onions, etc. Pictured here I used tomatoes, zucchini, and mushrooms.
Using coconut oil is also one of my favorite ways to saute vegetables – the oil thickens almost into a sauce with the veggies making it so much more delicious and tasty! Seriously, you have to try it.
What About You?!
- Would/Have you ever gone paleo?
- What is the biggest thing you would miss if you became paleo?
- Do you change your meals from winter to summer?
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