If you’re looking to add more protein into your diet — whether that’s to lose weight or see some performance gains in the weight room — a Paleo meal plan can help. The meat and nuts-heavy diet eliminates whole grains and added sugar, which means you’ll need to go grocery shopping to re-stock your cabinets. Through Friday, you can save up to 25 percent off on all the essentials you need to start cooking like a caveman. Everything from steaks to jerky to almond butter to tortilla chips is Paleo-friendly and on sale.
What is Paleo? It’s a diet based on what people ate in the stone-age, so there is lots of meat, fruit, vegetable, seafood, nuts and seeds. There’s no dairy, added sugar, whole grains (bye, bread), legumes or processed foods. That means no more burrito bowls (no beans) or lattes (no cream). However, due to all the more natural foods you’re eating, like meat and nuts, the Paleo diet is typically full of protein, which can potentially be helpful to athletes.
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