The ketogenic paleolithic diet, also known as the keto-paleo diet, has been gaining popularity in recent years. It is seen as a powerful tool for weight loss and improving overall health. This diet combines the principles of the paleolithic and ketogenic diets, emphasizing high-fat, moderate protein, and low-carb foods. By restricting carbohydrates and consuming healthy fats, the body enters a state of ketosis, burning fat for fuel instead of glucose. In this article, Olga Miller shares her experience on the topic. So let’s dive in and learn how a ketogenic paleolithic diet can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
For Olga Food Means Fun, Family, and Memories
Born in Russia and traveling Europe throughout her childhood, Olga has always loved ethnic cuisines. Now stationed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with her husband, Olga finds herself wandering through grocery stores and farmers’ markets, looking to recreate the foods she grew up on.
Despite having an interest in food since a young age, it wasn’t until the birth of her daughter that nutrition became an essential piece of her life. Not only did she have herself and her husband to feed, but proper nutrition and healthy food were critical to her daughter’s growth.
Aside from being a full-time mom, Olga also runs her blog, Olga’s Originals, where she aims to share her love for food. The kitchen is her favorite place to hang out. To her, food is fun, food is family, and food is memories.
Olga’s Transition To The Ketogenic Paleolithic Diet
In 2016, things stopped when Olga was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis after suffering from several puzzling health issues on and off for over half a decade.
Olga abided by the doctor’s traditional treatment of thyroid issues to manage her symptoms but to no avail. It didn’t solve the problem. So in 2017, Olga checked into a clinic specializing in treating chronic conditions through dietary and lifestyle changes. Within a few months of following something similar to paleo, she started feeling better.
For the last two and a half years, Olga has improved and feels healthier, stronger, and more beautiful than ever. She avoids grains, dairy, corn, soy, legumes, refined sugar, industrial seed oils, and starchy vegetables and has tweaked her recipes to suit her eating style. While things can still be challenging and improvisation is sometimes needed, as long as she has her health, she can manage the rest.
Olga’s Traditional Paleo-Inspired Dishes
Growing up in eastern Europe, Olga wants to preserve the recipes and memories that stem from her culinary adventures and discoveries. She now wants to share them with everyone else.
She puts a healthy spin on her favorite traditional dishes on her paleo menu to give them a serious nutrient boost without compromising flavor.
Breakfast includes savory mushroom, leek and lardon muffins, olive oil-cassava blini, and chai-spiced green plantain kimchi latkes. She also has coconut hemp porridge with cinnamon and berries.
For lunches and dinners, she has more traditional favorites like mushroom and leek soup, braised mushroom stuffed pork chops with Russian vegetable salad, borscht with sauerkraut, Moroccan style lamb tagine with caulirice, pistachios and apricots, and braised pheasant with wild mushrooms and onions.
She also packed a little extra with snacks and dessert in case you get the munchies between meals. Olga has included recipes like slow-roasted strawberries with coconut yogurt, almond, vanilla and strawberry galette, easy skillet apple cake, bone broth, and faux ramen bowls. And even a Sunday brunch in Sierra Nevada!
To find her amazing recipes, check out her blog at http://olgasoriginals.com and her Instagram at @olgas_originals.