So you switched to a real food, “Paleo” diet. Maybe it was because you wanted to get in better shape, or you thought it might help you manage your autoimmune disease, or just because you wanted to see what all the hype was around this “caveman diet.”
But now that you’ve cut out all grains, legumes, and dairy (ok, most dairy… butter is hard to let go of, I know!)
You’re feeling worse than you did before.
You’re now wondering if all these veggies and high quality fats and meats just aren’t for you, and if your body actually prefers those processed grains and sugars.
But before you give up on this real food lifestyle, let’s explore a big possibility for the reason your health is tanking on this “healthy” diet. What’s that, you ask?
Yep, it’s a real issue… and one that many women I work with are struggling with.
You might not be eating enough to supply your body with the fuel it needs to perform even its most basic functions, let alone support your busy lifestyle.
When you cut out all those grains, sugars, and processed foods you let go of a lot of calories. These calories can be difficult to recover using real food, unless you are very mindful about how much you are eating at each and every meal.
And that’s where this guide comes in.
I created this eBook as a simple roadmap for you. This guide will help you overcome what I’ve seen time and time again in my clients, and what I know many of you who have decided to switch to a real food diet are facing…
Undereating on a real food diet!
In this eBook you’ll learn:
— Why the topic of undereating is so important
— How to know if you’re at risk for undereating
— Some common signs and symptoms of undereating
— Three steps to help you start eating enough
— Three major mindset shifts to make this way of eating a lifestyle
BUNDLE BONUS: With your purchase of the Overcoming Undereating + Meal Plan eBook Bundle, you get access to our 14 Day Calorie Challenge, which includes five different meal plans to choose from.
Each meal plan is approximately 1800-1900 calories per day, with the exception of the Real Food for Athletes plan which is ~2100-2200 calories per day. These amounts do not include any snacks, which you are welcome to add if your calorie needs are higher than these amounts.
Not sure how many calories you should be eating?
Don’t worry, we’ve got a Calorie Calculator for that. Enter your information into the calculator and you’ll get an estimate of your daily caloric needs.
If your needs are higher than 1900 (or 2200 if following the Real Food for Athletes meal plan), you’ll simply add snacks to get up to your required level. You may also choose to eat more than one serving of each meal.
If your needs are lower than 1800 (or 2100 if following the Real Food for Athletes meal plan), you can take out some of the cooking fat used in recipes or eat slightly less than one full serving of each meal.
Here are descriptions of the five meal plans you have access to:
1. 14-Day Real Food Meal Plan
For those who want to follow a gluten-free, ancestral approach but who don’t need to avoid things like rice, legumes, or dairy.
1. 14-Day Real Food for Athletes Meal Plan
Similar to the Real Food Meal Plan, but includes more calories and carbohydrates to fuel a higher level of activity.
3. 14-Day Strict Paleo Meal Plan
For those who would like to follow the Paleo diet is the strictest sense — no dairy, no rice, no legumes, no grains.
4. 14-Day Digestive Meal Plan
For those who suffer from digestive symptoms and may not be able to tolerate high-FODMAP foods. It is Strict Paleo and also restricts FODMAPs.
5. 14-Day Autoimmune Paleo Meal Plan
For those who have an autoimmune condition and have found that avoiding nightshades, nuts/seeds, and eggs makes them feel better.
To begin your 14-Day Calorie Challenge:
- Determine your calorie needs.
- Choose which meal plan you’ll be following from the choices above and click the link to download it.
- Print the shopping lists and meal planning guides from your meal plan. Within the meal plan eBook, you’ll see a shopping list for each week and a meal planning guide on the last few pages. Make sure to print those out to bring to the grocery store and hang up on your fridge!