6 weeks after I gave birth to my second child, I walked into my local Crossfit.

I had come to the realization that the 55 pounds I had put on during pregnancy wasn’t going to come off easily. I was going to have to WORK to lose the extra pounds.

Timid as I was that first visit, I began to anticipate each following workout. I soon realized that short, intense workouts were exactly what this mom of two needed to get back in shape. 

A few weeks in, I joined a nutrition challenge with my fellow Crossfitters. The coaches suggested we follow the Paleo diet…that we eliminate process foods, cut out grains, legumes and dairy…that we fill our plates with veggies, fruits, nuts and protein.

That was a big enough change.

But the coaches mentioned that we would see even bigger results (i.e. better performance, reduce fat, lose pounds, gain muscle) if we would ZONE our meals.

Since I was more than ready to get back in shape, Zoning my Paleo meals sounded like a great idea! I searched high and low, learned a new language, and started eating a Paleo Zone diet. 

It was great! I lost 4-5 pounds each week and got back to my “normal” weight in record time. The best part was that, even at my “normal” weight, I was 2 sizes smaller!

The downside was that planning what to eat was crazy hard. Not to mention time consuming!

I had to create a meal plan, a grocery list, and cook tons of food. I don’t mind cooking (we all have to do it), but there wasn’t a single resource that could help me plan. Maybe I missed it, but I looked high and low and couldn’t find one.

Since I know there are people just like me searching for info on how to Zone Paleo meals, I decided to help everyone out and share my own Paleo Zone meal plans. Hopefully, they will help you save time, money, and sanity!

Here’s what’s included:

  • There are four 28-day meal plans (winter, spring, summer, fall) using in season fruits and vegetables.
  • Each seasonal meal plan comes with 4 weeks worth of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes/food combinations that are 40% carbs, 30% protein, and 30% fat.
  • Each seasonal meal plan comes with 4 weekly grocery lists.
  • They are customizable based on the amount of blocks needed per day.
  • The staple items build each week so you don’t have to overhaul your pantry all at once. This is especially helpful if you’re new to a Paleo diet.

I really do think this is the easiest way to start Zoning your Paleo meals. The hard work is already done for you. All you have to do is shop for groceries, make your meals, and hopefully shed a few pounds!