Food Diaries: How to Eat on the Paleo Diet

The owner of the Paleo-friendly company Power Supply and avid CrossFitter lost 40 pounds while on the diet.

Robert Morton is on a mission to help busy people maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet. An avid CrossFitter and a partner/co-owner of Power Supply, the Alexandria-based company that crafts fresh, chef-driven Paleo meals for Washingtonians, Morton himself has lost 40 pounds. He kept a one-day food diary for us to show how he got into the best shape of his life.

Breakfast: “Faux-cereal goodness, or how I treat my cereal withdrawal: almond milk, a few different berries, banana, walnuts, and a little brown rice—yep, I’m a Paleo-er who rocks a little starch. And after a CrossFit workout this morning, I’ll sometimes start by carbing it up a bit for recovery, like with this leftover roasted squash.”

Morning snack: Banana and almond butter (crunchy, no sugar). Apples work, too. “Fast, doable anywhere, yum.”

Lunch: “Taking my own medicine, so to speak: one of our Power Supply meals, this time flank steak with sofrito sauce (simmered tomatoes, onions, garlic), and a side salad.”

Afternoon snack: “A quick weekend prep session can power a whole week’s snack agenda. Today, I heated up roasted broccoli, with a dollop of homemade guacamole and some of those weirdly small carrots.”

Dinner: “A weeknight fave: roast chicken with shallots, a quick spinach salad tarted up with lightly spiced pecans, which double as snacks—if my kids don’t munch ’em first.”

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