Part 2 – Tips To Help Your Family Follow A Paleo Lifestyle
In a previous article, I offered some advice about how to help your family follow a Paleo lifestyle. Below are yet some more tips you may find useful when wanting to get your loved ones to enjoy a more healthy way of life.
Tip 6 – Plan Your Paleo Lifestyle Meals Ahead Of Time
The best way of doing this is by using a meal planner. Also if you have the time available prepare the evening Paleo diet meal in the morning. You should never wait until you are about to prepare the meal to decide what to have.
Tip 7 – Buy Some Thermos’s
You will probably find as I have that these can be a real lifesaver as it reduces the chances of your family wanting sandwiches for their lunch. You can place a variety of different leftover meals in them from sausages and meatballs to a hearty sweet potato soup. If you will give such equipment to children make sure that they can open them.
Tip 8 – Create Paleo Lifestyle Meals That Can Be Eaten In Different Ways
This way you won’t have to cook two different meals. For example, when it comes to preparing a Paleo lifestyle meal for yourself you can always allow them something that you can’t. For example, make a steak and kidney casserole and allow them to have a crust made from puff pastry with theirs, and you don’t. Gradually over time start to drop things like the puff pastry crust from the meal. It may take time and they may be resistant at first but try and come up with more healthy alternatives to replace them.
Tip 9 – Be Careful When Shopping
For example, if you are still buying cereal for your kid’s breakfasts then replace it with the kind that does not have as much sugar in them. Also when it comes to bread replace with wholemeal bread or the kind that contains no additives. Then slowly and gradually over time start to eliminate items from your shopping that aren’t actually an approved Paleo food.
Tip 10 – Look Out For Any Resistance
There will be times when your family will be resistant to the changes you are trying to make. When such occurrences take place don’t try and force them to make the changes you want so that they follow a Paleo lifestyle, but allow them to make their own changes gradually. It may take time but eventually, they will see that eating a burger without a bun is just as enjoyable.