Sunday, September 2, 2012

Paleo Breakfast

If Paleo diet sounds new to you, let me do a little briefing here. It is a diet that resembles what our ancient ancestors ate - foods from hunter gathering, wild game, seafood, fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts, whatever naturally from nature. There is no wheat, no grain, no rice, no pastry, no dairy.

What is special about Paleo diet and why I go on with it?  Recently I’m suffering from some seasonal allergy, my doctor suggested a number of holistic healing methods and one of them is to go on a temporary Paleo diet.

Actually I don’t really fond of the idea of food restriction, as it is quite inconvenient when I have to eat with others. So buffet is a good idea, as each one of us can eat whatever we love to eat. Today I have a free coupon to eat at CafĂ© Too of Island Shangri-La. Below is a summary of my Paleo breakfast along with a Paleo dinner of the previous night.

One-Egg Omelette with Ham and Mushroom
Curry Chicken with Cucumber
I usually eat curry with rice, but went for cucumber as I was on Paleo diet
Poached Fruits, Prunes, Baby Pear, Appricot, Apple - are very delicious and healthy.
Of course I won't miss my favourite fresh fruits.
At dinner, we still had a wide range of food choice by omitting rice and pasta.
Crystal Pork
Drunk Chicken
Hot and Sour Soup with sliced pork, mushroom
Tea Tree Mushroom and Green Bean Sprouts in Fish Broth

To do Paleo diet is not that difficult, but in the first few days, I do feel miss my favourite fried rice, fried noodle, pizza, hamburger etc.  After the first week, it becomes much easier.  As I’m not on strict Paleo, so I can still enjoy coffee and tea with a bit of milk.  However at the buffet table, I do miss my favourite toast.  Anyway, temporary food restriction is a test of my willpower.  I’m sure I can do it, especially I’m doing it for my health. 

If you want to try Paleo diet, please understand this diet encourages weight loss.   I’m quite below par according to BMI, but I lost five pounds in the first week.  If you are in a hurry to lose weight, you may consider combining intermittent fasting with Paleo diet. 

If you want to find out more about Paleo diet and learn preparing your own Paleo meals, here are some links for your reference.
Paleo Diet  Paleo Power Lunch Paleo Cookbooks

Intermittent Fasting - Paleo Diet


  1. Hi,Anna! Do you plan to stay on the paleo diet after you've cured the allergy or will you go back to the old diet?

  2. Well, I hope this will really help my allergy. If it is cured, I think I will gradually go back to my old diet. It all depends.

  3. Thanks so much for your answer!I also suffer from an allergy and plan to do paleo for a month to stop it, but I fear that once I will go back to my old eating habits I'll gain weight easily (I do practice IF and eat 1-2 per day).Do you have any tips on this or is it just me getting panicked?


  4. My doctor told me if Paleo help curing the allergy, I can gradually go back to my old eating after nine months. In my experience, if you practice IF as your life style, you don't have to worry about gaining weight. I have been on IF for several years and my weight has been very stable. No need to panic.


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