The Paleo Meal Plan includes Meal Plan and shopping list that will help you lose weight. The plan will last for 21 days. The plan will provide inspiration for a paleo lifestyle providing recipes, a meal planner and a shopping list.
Today when you choose to follow a Paleo lifestyle you can choose between the "Paleo" Meal Plan or 10 recipes in the recipe section in the DIETS section for inspiration. When you have finished your meal plan and would like to see additional recipes, please choose any other Diet in the DIETS section.
Today we do not support the paleo diet if not being on the specific Paleo meal plan - therefore, choose another diet for normal tracking after finishing the meal plan.
I cannot see the ‘Paleo’’ Meal Plan any more or not at all from the beginning. What can be the reason for that?
1) The plan "Paleo” is only accessible for Premium users.
2) Please make sure to follow the required settings concerning food preferences and allergies.
In order to check the settings:
Tap into Me — Settings — Food Preferences.
Make sure that neither allergies nor food preferences are activated.
The programme is a detailed Meal Plan including recipes that are sometimes not compatible with food preferences like vegetarian, vegan and pescatarian or allergies like dairy, nuts, eggs, shellfish, fish etc. This means the Meal Plan is currently not able to support more food preferences or allergies.
Suggestion of foods to add to the plan for users with a higher energy requirement than what the plan contains:
Eggs, fruit, berries, nuts, avocado, chicken, fish, meat, and vegetables.
What does 'meal planner' in the programme mean?
This is the view where you are able to plan your meals for the coming days.
What does 'shopping list' in the app mean?
The shopping list is a help for you in the grocery store, it mirrors the meals and ingredients you have in the meal planner. If you add more days you will see more items in this list and vice versa. A red dot on the shopping list icon indicates that you have new items in it. (Android)
The shopping list is a help for you in the grocery store, it mirrors the ingredients you have added from the recipes chosen. If you add more recipes you will see more items in this list and vice versa. (iOS)
In the shopping list I see e.g. multiple bananas and other ingredients, is it okay to buy just the same kind?
Yes, absolutely. Currently we can only handle the shopping list by adding the ingredients independently from their shape/preparation form. So if you e.g. see cucumber in pieces, grated and peeled just buy a cucumber and then prepare it according to the instructions in the recipe later on.
In the recipes I see some ingredients that are hard to find where I live, can I change into something similar?
Yes, absolutely. Please check out this table for possible alternatives:
Nuts (e.g. cashew nuts, almonds)
Nuts (e.g.) walnuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts
Fruit (e.g banana, apple)
Fruit (e.g pear, plum, exotic fruit)
Vegetables (e.g. red cabbage, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, red bell pepper)
Vegetables (e.g. cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, yellow/green/orange bell pepper)
Potato, sweet potato
Beet roots, carrots
Low fat yogurt
Shellfish, poultry, meat
I cannot see my Life Score™
That is intended. This programme is just focusing on basics. The Life Score™ will be visible again as soon as you finish Paleo Meal Plan and switch to a normal plan without meal plan.
I cannot see my vegetable / meat trackers any longer
In this programme those trackers are not activated as standard but will return as soon as the plan is finished.
When my 21 days have passed I end up in plan store and my ‘Paleo’ in the diary is gone, why?
As soon as you have finished this plan you will see a pop-up asking you to choose a new plan from the PLANS section in the app.
Is it dangerous to follow 'Paleo' longer than 21 days and restart the programme after it has ended?
No, it is not. You can follow our Meal Plans for a longer time than 21 days. However, one should always strive to eat varied, especially when the goal is to lose weight and the energy intake displayed in the chosen plan is lower than usual. If you continue longer than 21 days you can add side dishes as e.g. extra vegetables/protein sources/healthy fats to make sure you get all the vitamins and minerals you need. You can add those side dishes by tracking them directly in the Diary.
Can I restart the plan?
Yes, you will find the option to restart either in the plan settings (top right in settings view) or by going to the DIETS section at the bottom tab bar and clicking on the active plan. You will then see the button "Restart Plan" (iOS)
How can I deactivate the plan if I do not want to complete it?
Please go to the DIETS section in the app and choose another plan by clicking on it to start it.
I happened to press ‘Eat this every day’ but now I regret it, how can I undo that?
Since you now have told the meal planner that you want that meal all the coming days for the program you will have to tap into each of the days and meals where you want to eat something else in order to change it.
What does ‘cheat meal’ mean?
It is hard to be on a diet, therefore we allow you to ‘cheat’ four times during this period. It doesn’t matter how big your meal was or what you ate. Just use this button and we will see this as a little bump on your road towards a healthy lifestyle. Remember, even if you lose weight that doesn’t mean that you have to eat carrots and broccoli every day. The 21 one days include 4 cheat meals in total. The calorie amount for the cheat meals is a set number, you don't have to worry that it will influence your goal, when you track a cheat meal it is a break in the diet.
When I swap between meals in the meal planner the macronutrient intake for the day appears to be higher than what I’ve been recommended, why?
The meal plans are formed by general recommendations, so they are not customized to your specific goals. What you can do is to see the goals for each of the macronutrients more as guidelines. It’s difficult to nail each macronutrient goal every day and not something you shall strive for. Aim instead to get close to the goals for both calories and macronutrients. You will reach balanced eating this way.
Suggestion for foods to add if your calorie goal exceed more than 1600 kcal per day: Remember, all foods added beyond the meal plan recipes needs to be tracked separately in the dairy
Eggs (i.e. boiled, scrambled)
Nuts & Seeds (i.e. cashews, peanuts, walnuts, almonds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
Berries (i.e. blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
Fatty fish (i.e. salmon, trout, tuna, mackerel)
Some recipe calls for paleo-friendly items but what does that mean?
Ghee -Ghee is a type of clarified butter that typically is made from cow's milk. Ghee is made by simmering butter slowly to remove any milk solids and water. The extended cooking time allows the final product to develop nutty, caramel-like flavors, making it richer tasting than traditional clarified butter.
Paleo mayonnaise - Paleo mayonnaise is made from "paleo friendly" oil (see suggestions below), eggs, vinegar or lemon juice and sea salt. It's easy to make and there are a bunch of recipes if you can't find it in the store. -Paleo-friendly cooking oils are avocado oil, coconut oil and olive oil. Suggestion for those who want to read more or make their own: https://www.oliveyouwhole.com/recipes/homemade-olive-oil-mayonnaise-whole30-mayonnaise/
Coconut aminos -Coconut aminos are a liquid made from the aged sap of coconut blossoms and salt. It is a low-glycemic, vegan, and gluten-free alternative to soy sauce, with 17 amino acids. Coconut aminos have about 65% less sodium than regular soy sauce.You can find coconut aminos in health-food stores or higher-end grocery stores
Paleo-friendly dried meat -Dried meat with paleo-approved items, that doesn’tcontain added sugar or soy-based flavoring.Suggestion for those who want to read more or make their own: https://realsimplegood.com/paleo-beef-jerky/
Paleo-friendly chicken stock-Make you our own homemade chicken stock with paleo-approved items like, chicken parts, apple cider vinegar, onion, carrots, garlic, bay leaves, sea salt and parsley. Or buy a paleo-friendly kind. Suggestion for those who want to read more or make their own: https://thepaleoway.com/recipe/chicken-broth/
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