When In Manila, keeping ourselves fit and healthy may not always be an easy thing to do. When at work, we have limited choices to pick from and often end up settling for some fast food. Luckily there are several door-to-door meal plan delivery services today to cater to our health needs. Each has something different to offer but one of my favorites would have to be Paleo Manila.
Paleo Manila: The Philippines’ First Paleo Door-to-Door Meal Plan Delivery Service
Before I tell you all about the amazing services of Paleo Manila, let me ask you first one question… Do you have any idea what a Paleo diet is? If not, well worry not ‘coz I’m here to explain it to you in the simplest way possible. The Paleo Diet is basically the CAVEMAN diet. So before eating anything, think to yourself, “What would a caveman do?” Paleo Manila’s meals include anything that can be hunted or found such as meat, fish, vegetables, etc. Rice, bread, candies and other food that needs to be cooked further or processed are definitely out of the question.
Paleo Manila® believes that the Paleo diet is one of the most sustainable diets there is today. Basically, the Paleo diet adheres to the “Eat Like a Caveman” principle for both men and women, so you’re ensured your nutrition requirements are met. It prescribes a pattern of eating that mirrors the way your ancestors ate back (way back!) in the day. It is all about choosing quality foods, saying NO to GMO, food additives and chemicals. It brings us back to a pre-civilization, hunter-gatherer diet of meat, fish, fruits and vegetables. That means all gains from the agrarian revolution — grains, dairy, legumes, salt and sugars — are off the menu.
My week with Paleo Manila
My fiance Philippe and I have been practicing the Paleo lifestyle since last year. We decided to go for this diet because we just weren’t fans of counting calories! I mean, okay, it IS beneficial to count the calories, but it isn’t exactly easy if you’re not cooking your own meals. I end up just assuming or falsely computing and eventually grow tired because my numbers just aren’t accurate. Moreover, the calorie intake isn’t really the only thing that affects our diet. Can you imagine 300 calories of chocolates as compared to 300 calories of fruits and vegetables? Huge difference! For the Paleo lifestyle, there’s NO NEED to count calories, just EAT whatever a caveman would! …in moderation of course! A few weeks ago, this is what my meals were…
Most people have come to know the typical diet where mostly everything you eat has to be boiled. I tried that diet a few years ago and didn’t last 3 days. I’m not that picky with food, but boiling everything also made everything I ate boring. With the Paleo diet, you wouldn’t even notice you were on a diet! No grumbling tummies, less cravings and delicious food while you lose weight and build muscle.
How does Paleo Manila work?
So now that you’re familiar with the Paleo diet, let me share with you how Paleo Manila works.
- First, make sure you follow them on Facebook and Instagram (@paleomanila)
- Visit their website at www.paleomanila.com and fill up the order form
- After submitting the order form, deposit your payment to secure your slot
- Email your deposit slip to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: “Week of Reservation/ Complete Name/ City/ Total Amount” (e.g. Sept. 15-19/ Cheryl Golangco/ Makati City/ P3250)
- Once your set, expect your week’s delivery every night (before consumption) for the time period you ordered
Two (2) Base Paleo Meal Plans to choose from:
- Regular Paleo Manila Meal Plan (PhP 3,250 ++/week)
- Athlete’s Diet by Paleo Manila Meal Plan (PhP4,750++/week) – The Athlete’s diet has slightly bigger servings than the Regular Paleo Manila meal plan to cater to every athlete’s nutritional needs.
Paleo Meal Plan Packages (long term commitments)
- (1)-Month Paleo Manila “Cavemen” Meal Plan Package – 1 month meal plan/20 days, for the curious newbies who want to feel a change in their over-all physique.
- (3)-Month Paleo Manila “Warrior” Meal Plan Package – 3 month meal plan/60 days, for the “go-getter” Alphas who want to take control of their busy lifestyles.
- (6) Month Paleo Manila “Beast” Meal Plan Package – 6 month meal plan/120 days for the motivated and determined, those who want the whole complete serving a.k.a. The Ultimate Paleo Experience. This is the BEST lifestyle investment you can give your future self today.
Why YOU should try Paleo Manila
1. Quality Food
When I first heard of Paleo Manila, I got really excited. Unfortunately, it was more than my wallet could handle at that time. I even thought to myself how dieting was so expensive and that I should just NOT eat at all and save money. But after trying Paleo Manila, I’d never look at diets the same way again. First of all, going on a caveman diet on your own is pretty easy but doing it with Paleo Manila will ensure you get top notch and delicious food! The food they prepare isn’t just something you can buy off the shelf or whip up. It’s something that the Paleo Manila team really worked hard on to create.
To give you an example, allow me to present to you Paleo Manila’s Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding! When I first saw it, I wondered why I was being served champorado if rice wasn’t allow. Upon having a spoonful, I realized it was Chia Seeds and instantly fell in love with it! This dish definitely made my day! Another example is their CAULIRICE!! Who knew cauliflower could work as a rice replacement and still taste so good!
2. You will get FULL!
What I hate about dieting is that after you’re done eating… you’re still craving for more! You keep resisting yourself from eating more and that’s exactly what you end up doing. Now, what I love about Paleo Manila is that you actually get full! In fact, I get so full sometimes that I can’t even finish the meal they’ve prepared! Moreover, because I’m full, I no longer crave for junk food or the like.
3. You will see results in 5 days!
My fiance Philippe exercises daily. He opted for the Paleo Manila’s Athlete’s Diet because he wanted to gain more muscle mass and lean out at the same time. We weren’t expecting any results as he was only doing it for a week. However, after eating only what Paleo Manila sent over, he noticed small changes in his body. By the end of the week, he happily told me that he was in his leanest state yet. You see, being on the Paleo diet, you take in less carbs. So when you exercise, you don’t burn much carbs, instead, your body burns your stored fat and converts this to energy. Perfect right?
4. Door-to-Door Delivery
If I haven’t mentioned it enough times yet, allow me to mention in one more time – your day’s meals are delivered straight to your doorstep! Your meals are delivered the night before, that way, no matter what time you leave for work the following day, you’ll have your meals ready and set. Check out Kuya Robert all happy and full of zest as he delivered our meals. Thanks Kuya Robert!
5. Healthier than a normal diet
When most people go on a diet, they restrain themselves from eating a variety of food and more often than not, end up with just fruits and vegetables. Though healthy, this doesn’t exactly give you the complete nutrients your body needs. The Paleo Diet, specifically the food Paleo Manila delivers is complete with food choices from the 3 basic food groups! They use the best of the best and come up with dishes you haven’t even heard of!
I can’t really say which dish was my favorite ‘coz I just LOVED them all! They were all unique and special in their own way. The best part of every bite was that you knew the people behind Paleo Manila really put some time and effort in creating these meals to make sure you get nothing short of the best. So, need I say more? Order your next healthy meal today! It’s time to show your body some much needed TLC!
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