Paleo-fied Carb Nite

Eating Paleo on The Carb Nite Solution® Part 1

This is Part 1 of Eating Paleo on The Carb Nite Solution Series. Read Part 2 – Eating Paleo on The Carb Nite Solution

Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness Podcast with Jason Seib and Sarah FragosoWe had the wonderful opportunity of joining Jason Seib on the Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness podcast (sadly Sarah Fragroso couldn’t make it, so the Jassa Fit team wasn’t complete but it was still a great show!) We realized after the show that we should share some ideas on eating “paleo” or “primal” while trying to achieve results with The Carb Nite Solution® or even Carb Back-loading™. If you didn’t get a chance to listen to the show you still can here: Episode #101. If you want to know more about the basics of the Paleo diet, you can find it on Robb Wolf’s website: What is the Paleo Diet

Stick With the Basics

I realize that it may seem obvious to some people, just how easy it is to eat whole foods when following The Carb Nite Solution®, but you might be surprised by some of the challenges people come across and we’re here to share some solutions. Sticking to a strict Paleo/primal diet on your ultra-low carb days should be fairly easy if you stick with the basics: protein and fat! While this isn’t an extensive list, we’ve given you a basic idea of what to eat and what to avoid below. It is your prerogative how closely you choose to follow it, obviously keeping in mind any health or allergy issues you may have. So in other words, if you don’t tolerate dairy than you might not want to add cream to your morning coffee or slather cheese on your grass-fed burger patty!

Here’s a list of generally approved Ultra Low-Carb Paleo food choices:

Protein:

♦ Grass-fed Beef
♦ Free-range Chicken/Eggs
♦ Wild Meat, Fish, Fowl

Fat:

♦ Coconut Oil
♦ Grass-fed Butter (kerrygold is our first choice)
♦ Ghee (we like Pure Indian Foods as it’s grass-fed as well!)
♦ Nuts & Seeds (including almond and other nut butters, with the exception of peanuts)
♦ Saturated Fats (from animal protein sources in the Protein list)
♦ EPA/DHA found in wild meat or through supplementation

*If you’re taking the primal approach, you may opt to include some dairy if it sits well with you.

Below you’ll find some examples for your ULC days:

♦ Cheese – most hard or soft cheeses (preferably grass-fed)
♦ Greek Yogurt – Plain (2% is our first choice)
♦ Cottage Cheese (2% is our first choice)
♦ Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
♦ Heavy Cream (I don’t think I could ever give this up)

Goal: High Insulin Spikes

Alex Navarro and Mary Gines enjoying Carb NiteWhile many people find great results from Paleo-friendly Carb Nites, there are a few issues that may arise. The goal of Carb Nite, or a Carb Back-Loading evening is to achieve a quality insulin spike. This can only be done in a few ways – by ingesting high glycemic carbs or by consuming other insulin-spiking foods/supplements such as whey isolate or whey hydrolysate. For more info on the awesomeness of Carb Nite and the benefits of the weekly carb-feed check out What is Carb Nite, before you go gobbling up any of the foods listed below in large quantities! For those who are familiar with how The Carb Nite Solution® works, read on – Eating Paleo on The Carb Nite Solution® Part 2

Paleofied Carb Nite Part 2

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Alex Navarro
Alex Navarro is a nationally-renowned personal trainer, fitness competitor, and nutrition programmer utilizing macronutrient time, The Carb Nite Solution® and Carb Backloading™. She has helped hundreds of clients—and thousands more online—reach their fitness goals through a combination of workout programming, nutritional planning through both protocols, and food science education. To consult with Alex on a one-on-one basis, or to become one of her clients, visit our contact page.
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