Making dietary and nutritional changes requires commitment and preparation.
A week from today, the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge begins. Now is the time to prepare your surroundings. Purge your pantry, refrigerator, car, and office space of refined, processed food. Throw it out. You don't need it and neither do your family members.
Plan a shopping list complete with foods you like and know you will eat. Think real food - lean protein, eggs, fish, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Pick up a jar of almond or cashew butter. Buy some frozen berries. For a simple list, click here. Eat like a Cavegirl provides a good list as well.
Start to meal plan. Make a list of some meals or recipes you can pre-make and have on hand. Prep your food. (Bake or grill a pound of chicken. Hard boil a dozen eggs. Roast an assortment of vegetables. Make a big green salad.) Check out these tips from a budget meal planning expert. Or, this one from paleoparents.com
I stumbled across 7 Kid Approved Healthy Breakfast Ideas. It includes a good read about how lame breakfast cereal is and ideas for a better breakfast. Although the post is about food for kids, the ideas will make breakfast on the go more nutritious and enjoyable for adults too. Here are some no-egg breakfast ideas.
You've got 5 days. Time to purge, plan, and prep for success!