Posted: Today at 08:09
Shades, dairy is allowed in paleo. The things that are cut out are sugars and carbs. Below is a copy and paste from http://www.health24.com/Diet-and-nutrition/News/What-Tim-Noakes-eats-20140520. Like I mentioned, I personally am not following this to the letter by any means so count myself as "semi paleo", but do generally feel better for it. For me, I do find it interesting that I have fairly easily maintained my weight even when I was doing little exercise. In the past when I haven't exercised I very easily put weight on, which is exactly the predicament that Noakes describes.
Also, please note that there are people who strongly oppose this so maybe read up a bit about it if you're interested if you want a "balanced" view. I say "balanced", but a lot of the comments from people on the Internet are far from balanced and at the end of the day what Noakes was saying rang true with me so I decided to give it a go.
Very roughly, my meals are now:
Breakfast: eggs, avocado and tomatoes, sometimes with bacon for a treat. This is all fried in butter (apart from the avocado) and not oil. This used to be cereal and/or toast.
Lunch: salad of tomatoes, cucumber, cheese, nuts, sweetcorn. This used to be sandwiches, crisps and yogurt.
Evening meal: Chicken, sweet potatoes and veg, for example, although I do still eat white potatoes as well which strictly speaking should be removed. This used to be mainly pasta and rice based meals, with more often than not some kind of bread on the side.
Snacks: fruit, and this has always been the case although I've mixed it up a bit. I still eat bananas too, which strictly speaking should be reduced. I've always had plenty of water and never drank coke anyway.
From that website I mentioned:
Foods that Tim Noakes has removed from his diet
- Sugar (Must be completely removed from your diet)
- All sugary drinks including cola drinks and sweetened fruit juices Bread
- Breakfast cereals
- Some high energy fruits like bananas
- All confectionary – cakes and sweets
- Desserts containing sugar and carbohydrates
- Artificial sweetners and products containing these products (like “diet” colas)
- Vegetable oils containing high concentrations of omega 6 fatty acids
He also warns everyone to be very wary of so-called “low-fat” “healthy” options, yoghurt especially, since these are laden with sugar and so are less healthy than are the full fat options.
Tim Noakes restricts his food choices to the following food and beverage groups:
- Eggs – from free range hens
- Fish – an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids
- Meat – not processed and preferably from sources that are organically raised eating grass. This group includes biltong, preferably game or ostrich.
- Dairy Produce – milk, cheese and yoghurt – all full cream and from organically fed cows.
- Vegetables – mainly leafy, low carbohydrate sources like lettuce but also including broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, avocado and many others. The choice is based on their nutrient value and their low carbohydrate content.
- Nuts – especially macadamias, walnuts a