Paleo Eating Tips – part 2

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So now you’ve got the Paleo all rolling, let’s keep the momentum and some tips to keep you on track:

  1. Buy Crockpot liners. By now you know how helpful and stupid easy it is to use a Crockpot. If you’ve got into the groove and considered making them for multiple meals check out using crockpot liners. Essentially its  bag that you place in the crockpot before you add the food to the pot. When you’re food is done you can either leave the bag in the pot and dispose when you’re done (no cleaning!) or pull the whole bag and serve from the bag into another bowl.
    crockpot liners

    Easy cleanup if your on the crockpot mode.

  2. Setup an exchange with your friends. There are a lot of members that are trying Paleo out right now and a lot that are being smart about it and prepping for days at a time. Find a friend ask if you can swap a couple of their meals for yours BOOM you’ve got variety.uclangela
  3. Eat out before you eat out – NCAA Final Four is coming! And you can either dive in head first into a bowl of nacho cheese or challenge yourself to stay on the tracks. Days like this are perfect for eating a big healthy meal before you go party, and bring a paleo snack with you just in case.
  4. More fats –  Find yourself trying to reach for snack since starting Paleo. One, you may not be eating enough calories. Yes you may have to eat more calories to fuel your workouts. Workout harder=greater gains. Second, eat more fats. Your body is slowly learning how to use fat as an efficient energy source so eat more nuts, coconut, fish, fish oil, avocado. It will also slow your digestion a bit keeping you satiated longer.
  5. Brush your teeth – Ever brush your teeth and then thought how fresh your mouth felt. But ever feel like eating something right after brushing – probably not. Just the simple act of brushing or rinsing our mouth with mouthwash may prevent that reach for dessert.
  6. Throw everything out – You can’t eat it if its not laying around. Do a pantry and fridge audit. Find anything that may tempt you and toss it. You should only have to do this once (unless you keep buying junk food! – Stop!) If you have kid(s) like I do, keep a separate area of the pantry with a child lock on it. The fact of just having to open that damn lock deters me from going in there for some savory goldfish crackers.
  7. Drink more water – I don’t have the exact statistic but most times you feel hungry can be you body telling you its dehydrated. Start carrying a water bottle with you, keeping one on your desk, one in your car and one next to your bed.
  8. Buy frozen – Sometimes its not convenient to cook or even buy fresh everyday from the store. First, spend the time to prep in advanced if your crunched on time. Second, if your like me when you prep on Sunday and ate all your food by Wednesday start buying precooked frozen proteins. They are at ALL grocery stores. Some are plain, some have sauces, either way its a lot better than the “chicken” nuggets you were eyeing.
  9. Look up paleo fast food – This may not be 100% paleo (by Paleo Nazi standards), but with it being fast food you can still Order it your way. In and Out, Burger King, unknown burger joint, they can all make it lettuce wrapped. Having a chicken entree with rice, sub the rice for veggies. Just ask! With the whole gluten movement going on (and it being California) every restaurant LA is calorie/gluten/carb/Paleo conscious. JUST. ASK.
    nomnom chipotle

    Chipotle is one of my go to Paleo fast food fixes.

  10. Get Paleo food brought to you!! Lucky for you LAX Crossfit is affiliated with many local food providers that will bring clean food to the box so you have more time spend on other important things. Chop Shop Paleo Bowls and Honest Bison are members of your box and are nice enough to deliver your orders right to you. There’s a HUGE freezer and fridge in the lobby where they drop off and tag your order. Chop shop delivers fully cooked, ready to warm and eat meals. And Honest Bison delivers the cleanest, most delicious grass fed Bison cuts to your mouth.
    chop shop

    Developed by a Crossfitter for a Crossfitter. Carlos is also an LAX member. Add them on facebook or him in the box and chat it up.

chop shop bowls

Bowls are delicious!!

honest bison

The most pastured and humanely treated meat you can find is right here.

honest bison sean

Wouldn’t you want to get buy from a company that knows what you want and need to eat. Sean is also fellow LAX member. Talk him up about food any day.

Workout of the Day 4/1/2015 – Wednesday

CrossFit

Strength/Oly.
Hang Power Snatch + Snatch 20-20-20-20-20

Met-Con.
AMRAP 52:
600 Double Unders
300 Air Squats
150 Toes to Bar

CrossFit 101

Skill/Strength.
Push Press 50 x 50

Met-Con.
AMRAP 55:
150 Box Jumps
100 Push Press
50 Burpees

Rest .2 minutes, then repeat. Score each amrap, and total.