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I found your article very informative! Cook some of the crossover foods for your husband, to show him that healthy foods can taste great too. Is it okay if I eat paleo but not organic? There are dozens of famous athletes, marathoners, and triathletes who thrive on a vegan diet. Thank you for all the helpful information. I had one period after the pill and then never again until I started fertility treatments. Chicken Fritters Dice your chicken breasts and add it to a bowl.
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I would like to see some recipes and meal plans for this way of eating - but realizing this is a new plan - it needs to be developed. Thank you to the author for diving in and producing the short read. I look forward to the full-length version! Meat animal foods as at times it could include fish and eggs, etcetera being available year round - or the nomadic peoples simply moved on to other lands.
People who never grew up on farms or never spent long time periods in wilderness areas don't grasp that plant foods are so my NOT available year round! There's almost always just a fairly short window when plant foods are RIPE and edible.
Another pre requirement was that the food be edible RAW though accepted that cooking is actually beneficial to the bioavailability of both animal and plant foods And many of the ones that did exist would be recognized today. Scientist in reverse engineering the basic Apple, back to its very early Paleo era ancestor, found the fruit to be quite bitter, the apples small, and it's flesh stringy. Once Early Man or Proto Man even left the Jungle it not only forced him in the tall grass of the Savannah to not only walk up right, but to switch to a meat oriented diet as the fruits ripe in the equatorial jungles pretty much year round was no longer available.
One of the few that does is the book "NeanderThin" an unfortunate title choice as we descended from Cro Magnons, not Neanderthals Not purely a Paleolithic Diet, but excellently describes the huge advantages of the low carb, height fat, moderate protein aspect of the core, the whole of the true Paleolithic Diet. As I am Mediterranean, I was brought up eating hummus, but the legume version. As I switched to the Pegan Diet few months ago, I stopped eating all grains and legumes.
This book has an excellent alternative recipe for hummus, which is delicious, and much easier to digest! I am so glad I can eat hummus again!
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I try to live chemical free! I wear deodorant I have never been more healthy. Thanks for the comments! I think its great that you have the ability to grow your own greens! I wish we could do that, but space does not allow. I think you definitely have the right idea and we share a similar ideology: Kudos on eliminating alcohol from your diet…that is very hard for a lot of people including myself, as I love a glass of wine every now and again.
Age 43 and I am feeling bloated, depressed, lethargic and unable to sleep soundly. Well except the smoking! I gotta say though I only smoke a few cigarettes a day. As the general well being really takes away the urge for them too!
Is quinoa an acceptable part of the Paleo diet? While it is cooked like a grain it is technically a seed so I feel like it is a more acceptable option. Technically, quinoa is neither a grain or a grass. It is technically a seed, which by definition alone, is Paleo in my book. If you are watching your glycemic index, that means that g of quinoa has about the same glycemic index as a banana, which is high. It also contains a protein in it that causes a Celiac reaction in many people, as well as stomach issues.
You also mention saponins above on legumes. Unfortunately quinoa is coated in saponins. Quinoa must VERY throughly washed before eating because these saponins create havoc for our enzymes. Had this happen to me first hand. But as a replacement for rice, corn, and wheat grains, it is a great way to go. It is higher in fiber. You make a good point about glycemic index. I think quinoa is a good stepping stone to going completely paleo. I myself am weaning myself off all grains and legumes.
Quinoa is a great substitute. I agree with many of the practices of paleo but I have an issue with one of the reasons you gave behind why not to eat legumes and grains, you said that they cannot be eaten raw so they are a no go. NO and i hope nobody tries to refute me on that…. Please explain, im not trying to be argumentative but if i am going to be sold on the paleo thing then I need to understand and agree.
When Angel came up with the idea, I told him the exact same thing — prove it to me. So I will recommend the same thing that changed my mind: The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf. This book dives into the science of Paleo in a BIG way, from hormones to digestion and if you are into that part, it will address all of your questions and more.
Grains and legumes have proteins in them called lectins. Lectins are found in animals and plants and have protective functions from recognizing pathogens to controlling protein levels in the blood. The problem here is that when they are found in plants, they do the same — protect the plant.
So when you eat legumes, this lectin can cause intestinal distress including diarrhea, nausea, bloating, vomiting, etc. Wheat contains a lectin called wheat germ agglutinin WGA and these lectins like to glom onto the walls of your intestines. When they cross into your intestines, your body interprets the lectin as a foreign invader and creates antibodies to respond.
When the antibodies attack healthy tissue, this is where celiac disease, lupus and multiple sclerosis arise. To top it off, as lectins make their way through your body, they damage the walls of your intestines, which creates holes in your intestinal tract, allowing particles to slip through and be released into your blood stream — this is how food sensitivities start. When this happens often, your immune system gets very overwhelmed and can start attacking things at random.
The symptoms from this can range from migraines to depression. Again, we are not physicians, just advocates of the Paleo diet. We highly recommend that you buy the book, and if you have any pre-existing conditions, consult with a physician before you make any drastic changes to your diet.
That being said, Paleo has changed our lives for the better and we hope you find this information helpful. I am looking forward to checking out the book! I think you will be very happy with the book too, let us know what you think! Actually, you can absolutely eat meat raw. That is the idea behind sushi, beef tartare, etc. Meat from an uninfected animal is completely safe to eat raw as long as it is consumed in a timely manner from the kill and stored appropriately in between.
In fact, the meat of a living organism is one of the most sterile environments there are, it is only after the organism dies and the immune system stops its constant vigilance that microorganisms can just begin to effectively invade. So, as long as the meat is fresh and has been kept cold, sanitary, and free from disease sources such as the bowels it will be perfectly safe if eaten raw.
The reason I would NOT recommend eating any old raw meat from the grocery store, however, is that you cannot be assured of the way the meat was processed and stored or how long it has been prior to it reaching you. But if, say, you had a fresh kill form a hunt like our Paleo ancestors and wanted to delve in immediately, nothing could be more nutritious. Many people on our site get very worked up when we say its OK to eat raw meat if you know where it is coming from and it is safe, but its true.
You hit the nail on the head! Thanks for writing in with this very well put comment and Keep it Paleo! A great book to also read about the effects of wheat and wheat germ is the Wheat Belly. On my path to paleo, the first thing I cut out completely is wheat. I have been wheat free for 8 months. No more bloating, no more gas, no cramps. Cutting wheat allowed me to re-add dairy to my diet. There are two issues with wheat: Two different monsters, but both quite bad. All of us have a wheat allergy on some level whether minor or not.
I workout like a freak, and cutting wheat actually has increased my strength and speed. Plenty of better sources of fiber, protein, and complex carbs out there. Of course you can eat meat raw and people do it all the time. You guys are great and love this site. I started my paleo switch over the winter and lose some fat. I strayed from it around the holidays and was very sorry about that.
I have been back into the lifestyle for about a week took only a couple days to get over the fatigue and cravings for starches and I feel awesome. I purchases the Paleo Diet Cookbook by Dr. Lorenzo Cordain and have found some great recipes; also drank my first paleo protein smoothie this morning. This gave me tons of energy to swim a half mile and run 3 miles a couple hours later of course I ate other paleo foods between. I have one last hurdle to get over…. I am going to work my way to black coffee, but this is something I need to work on.
I am not a big beer drinker by any means, but I am going to switch to Woodchuck Cider when I do. You inspire us with your story and that is why we keep on posting! Thank you so much taking the time and for the kind comments! If you are looking for an alternative to cream and sugar, try coconut milk its sweeter than regular milk, which resembles cream in taste and texture — the stuff in the can Thai Kitchen is our favorite is thick and fantastic.
For sweetener, you can cut it altogether, or try green leaf stevia. It also has an incredibly low glycemic index, which is great. Try it, its delicious: You should try it with coconut milk instead of cream… I think it is really good and I was a flavored creamer and sugar coffee drinker before! I thought it probably had sugar in it… but apparently it has no added sugar? Woodchuck does have some sugar in it, so if you were looking for a no sugar alternative, then I will have to disappoint you, sorry!
We try to promote healthy alternatives to those who are living a Paleo lifestyle, not just in it for the weight loss aspect. Other acceptable forms of alcohol are rum made from sugar cane , organic wine, or cognac made from grapes.
Again, if weight loss is the goal, these things are going to make it harder, but if you are maintaining a Paleo lifestyle, as we are, then I would say they are OK in moderation.
I hope this helps and thank you for your comments! My husband and I have make the decision to go Paleo. I am also less than 2 weeks post surgery, and I feel like I am recovering at super speed.
Going to the grocery store the first time after making the decision was very interesting. I was worried that I would be tempted by our normal, processed buys, but something amazing took place.
That also included selections of fruits and veggies that were not organic. I now have a store where I can find everything I want and need, and for a decent price. However, finding Paleo recipes for bread using coconut flour will help me fulfill any cravings I have in that department. Our biggest hurdle is trying to convert our kids to the best of our abilities.
However, when they are at school and they are given food for birthday parties, class parties, etc. So we shall do what we can, when we can. Thank you for your comments, its stories like yours that give us a reason to continue to give back to the Paleo community. Its amazing how the lifestyle can change you, we had a very similar experience. As for the kids, we have friends who have had success in converting, but they have paired the Paleo with a focus on teaching their kids the WHY part of what they eat.
Surprisingly enough, the kids make healthy decisions most of the time, which speaks to their adaptability. We think you have a healthy, realistic outlook on the subject and really hope it works out! Thanks again and Good luck on your Paleo journey! Just to throw this out there, but careful with the Shiratake noodles. I started the Paleo Diet six days ago and was excited to find pasta in the gluten-free section of the aisle. It is gluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free.
I surely hope this fits into the plan. Carla, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is a VERY slim chance that the gluten free pasta you found is Paleo. Most gluten free pastas are made from rice or brown rice flours, corn, potato starch, buckwheat flour, sorghum flour, or millet flour, etc.
Thanks for writing in and Keep it Paleo! The dough can be a little fussy but even if it feels a little dry when you are working with it, it should come together nicely when cooked. Thanks for the shout out and Keep it Paleo! I think that after 5 months in the diet I need to follow again the basics and start doing fasting from time to time to shred 60 more.
Thank you for your kind comments, Juan. Hope the rest of your weekend is good! Lauren, My short answer is yes, sweet potatoes are a tuber that can be eaten raw and they are Paleo. My long answer is it really depends on what you want to get out of the Paleo lifestyle.
If you are trying to lose weight, I would recommend that you avoid these starchy root vegetables. Eat them sparingly and only before you work out. If you are just changing your lifestyle like Angel and myself , then you can eat them freely I still recommend eating them before a work out or earlier in the day, as they are a starch after all.
I hope this helped and Keep It Paleo! Along those same lines, corn can be eaten raw so why is corn not allowed? I get the starchy thing but is there something else I am missing? I am on day 2 and am a bit concerned about always being pressed for time. Can you make recommendations about when you are out and about and just need to grab something. Yesterday I was starving and ate 2 calorie packs of raw almonds and was not satisfied. I also agree with the other poster who said it will be difficult to convert their children.
Mine love meats, chicken etc but are not as big on fruits and veggies. Also I am Type I diabetic and have been since the age of 6. People always ask me, how do you do it, etc. One thing my mom never did when I was a child was tell me no. If I went to a birthday party and wanted a piece of cake fine.
I think this lifestyle will be great for me but I have to admit that I do frequently grab meals on the go.
Thanks so, so much for this site. Yes, corn is a starch, but really all that means is that it has a higher glycemic index and your body will react to those sugars accordingly. The main issue with corn is that it really is just a food that is void of nutrients. Its because there is nothing there of nutritional value that your body wants. On top of that, it is high in phytic acid, a defense mechanism of the plant, which can cause mineral deficiencies. On top of that, a lot of commercial corn comes from GMO strains, so if you are going to eat a little fresh corn, better to grow it yourself or buy local, organic and ask about the seeds.
As for time, I like to make a little extra the night before of the plain protein or vegetable I cook for dinner, so I can take it with me to work the next day and spice it differently. I try to be strategic. So if I am making BBQ chicken for dinner, I make a couple extra chicken breasts and make chicken salad for lunch only takes a minute or two for the dressing.
Snacks include trail mix, jerky, homemade applesauce, raw veggies with our Ranch dressing, our snack bars, etc. When out and about, first always ask about gluten free alternatives — a lot of restaurants have them. If not, then try to stick to the basics — whole foods. Or, carry something to snack on with you like I do, as Angel and I both get grumpy when we get hungry.
As for the not satisfied part, I would suggest starting the day off with breakfast and making sure you have some protein in there.
Eggs, leftover chicken, a spinach omelet also, many of our breakfast items are easily frozen and taste good re-heated, so you can always make in advance if pressed for time.
Eat when you are hungry, but try to get in breakfast. For the kids, this is something I need to research more. I was brought up in a home where my parents said no often, but also let us have treats occasionally and I attribute my healthy eating habits to those lessons taught at an early age.
I believe no matter what nutrition you teach your children, there has to be quite a bit of transparency about the WHY part. Those of you that are trying to convert spouses and children are amazing to me — I really have so much respect for the dedication it takes to make it work. I hope that this lifestyle change works for you as well as it has worked for Angel and myself.
Remember, the key to making this work is commit to it and then plan ahead. I am allergic to gluten so lately i have been wondering if i should go on the paleo diet. This is the first thing i have read about the diet.
I would just love to know the facts behind that, especially if i want to go paleo. If you are allergic to gluten, then the Paleo diet would be a perfect fit.
You can trust that nothing on our site has even a trace of it, so yes, I would highly recommend it for you. Keep in mind that we are not doctors, just practitioners with a passion for food, so if you have any medical history of disease OTHER than the gluten issue, consult with your doctor. While fruit is good for you, it does have sugar in it. Yes, its natural sugar, but the body still stores fat and processes it as a sugar.
So, if you are a regular-sized, moderately active individual with no history of disease, I would say that you could eat all of the fruit you like.
If you are trying to lose weight, I would stick to fruits that have a lower glycemic index we are actually releasing our glycemic index guide this week or just eat less fruit. While nuts have good fats and protein and essential oils, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
Nuts also have phytic acid — which interferes with enzymes we need to digest our food. Diets high in phytic acid can cause mineral deficiencies like osteoporosis many of which are found more prevalently in societies where grains are a staple part of the diet.
So, can you eat nuts? Of course, just eat them in moderation. My paleo quick breakfast: Omelet mfinufsI learned this great recipe from someone at the paleo potluck but sadly forget who! Anyways, it took me like on Sunday and I had breakfast for the whole week! I then took a cupcake pan make sure to spray it with pam or whatever you prefer if you do not use cupcake cups they will stick to the pan.
May take less time than that or more depending on the size of the mfinufs. After they cooled I just stored them all in a container in my fridge and just grab a couple each morning, throw them in the microwave add a couple splashes of tabasco and I am out the door. You can add any vegetable or even meat you prefer just take your favorite omelet and put it in muffin form! Sounds like some great ideas! We do this too and freeze them for later use. Its always good to have some quick and easy breakfasts on hand!
Thanks for the comments and Keep it Paleo! My two questions are: Just wanted to know if this was a normal response to cutting out sugar, starch, etc. For instance, I am still fighting mid-day fatigue and need a veggie with an energy boost. Also, I worry that as I fight off whatever cold I am getting I need to eat things with the most nutrients that still follow Paleo.
Kirstie, Thank you for the kind words about the site, we really try hard to keep it relevant and easy to understand, as making this switch takes some adjustment. In answer to your questions:. It is completely normal to feel like you are going to go to the bathroom at any moment throughout the day. No worries though, both Angel and my recovery times were similar — his at 12 days and mine at 9 I was eating healthier when we started.
I will start with my blanket statement and that is: Try to get as many colors in your mouth as you can throughout the day.
For winter months, peppers are great because they are Vitamin C also, which is good for your immune system. That should be provide a better breakdown as well. I hope this helped and thank you for your comments, questions and kind words! I am planning to start eating paleo and this is very helpful! I have two questions. And second, I have a two year old daughter. What are your thoughts on children eating paleo. I am concerned with cutting out dairy and feeding her this much meat.
Katey, First, let me say welcome to Paleo! The jury is out with coffee. In plants, caffeine functions as a defense mechanism to kill insects and protect the species. Because of the toxic nature of the plant, I would normally say no, this is not Paleo.
The only difference between this bean and other beans is that other beans will make you sick from the toxins, but this bean will ramp you up. See where the gray area is? We personally believe that a little coffee with caffeine is OK. Its even been known to help the body function at a high capacity. Just drink it in moderation and if you are an addict, mix in a little decaf.
As for your daughter, there are quite a few blogs out there about going Paleo for children. I would not have known that if not for reading, so I highly recommend jumping on the mom sites before making any drastic changes to her diet. Thank you for your kind comments, it nice to get feedback…especially when its good! I try to make the content relevant and especially easy to understand, as I think we can all agree that it can get complicated at times!
Angel does all of the modifications to our website, and actually, that is one of the things he does for his company The Logica, he was happy to hear that you liked it. I think that raw milk can have a part in a Paleo lifestyle, well, at least it does in mine: I also have many friends who can drink my raw milk who had bad reactions to store bought milk.
Just my 2 cents worth, thanks for the great blog! Dairy, Dairy, Dairy…What about dairy???? I hear this question a lot. Let me first say that I agree with you — you cannot lump all dairy into the same category. My reply in short: For those of you that are interested, there is a great episode on dairy by Robb Wolf author, the Paleo Solution and I highly recommend it, as it goes into greater detail here: I certainly think that it is possible.
This is just speculation, but if you have celiac disease and you are eating small meals, once you cut out all of the foods that are toxic to your system, you should be able to ingest more. I actually weigh more now than I did pre-Paleo — which I think is a combination of eating right and doing Crossfit a few days a week, so I do think there is hope! I could definitely be more watchful about toxins in my diet.
Eating more grassfed meat and all that jazz. I am not sure about black tea vs other kinds. I have 8 oz of coconut milk and 3 boiled egg whites only in the morning. Sometime fruit or left over chicken breast.
That is breakfast instead of cherrios, nonfat milk and banana. Does that sound ok. Anyway, yes, that sounds like a fine breakfast, one if fact, that we have often! Although, I would argue that you could integrate a yolk or two into it — that is where most of the nutrients of the egg come from. Thanks for your comments and keep it Paleo! Is this diet safe for a 15 month old. The only milk he is getting is coconut milk and he is not taking any vitiamins or minerals. Has very few teeth, so not getting alot of meat products.
I know quite a few people that are doing Paleo for their small children and several who have done it since pregnancy and all of their children seem to be doing just fine. I would highly recommend that you seek out Paleo Mom blogs, as they have gone through it first hand and would be able to provide you with better information.
That being said, I have lost 20 pounds and gained a lot of muscle since February using a combination of eating every 1. So finally my question to you, I already eat a very heavy diet of proteins…meats, poultry and eggs mainly…but I also supplement my post-workouts with a protein shake with water or almond milk I find milk to be too high in sugar and preservatives to be good for your body. So can I still keep my protein shakes in my diet? I really want to stick to paleo as closely as possible and reap all the rewards it offers, and I feel like protein powder is the utmost processed food haha!
Do you know anything about this or have any insight? As for the protein shakes…We have to agree with Robb Wolf on this one and defer that real food is ALWAYS going to be better for you than a supplement because they are super processed.
I mean, they are basically just a protein and vitamin breakdown. Liquids take less time to digest, so instead of a steady rise in insulin, you get a quick punch of it, which is no bueno. Here is a link about post workout eating that may be helpful as well: Choose as close to Paleo ingredients as you can get, like the ones from Simply Pure Nutrients: I certainly hope that this was helpful and good luck on your journey! I was wondering if this diet is ok for fertility? Also, can it be continued during pregnancy?
From a general Paleo perspective, I would share with you that both grains and legumes contain phytoestrogens, which can cause hormonal issues we actually have a great article coming out about this in our newsletter this month , so cutting those out may help. If you are insulin sensitive, Paleo would probably be helpful as well, as you get much fewer insulin spikes due to the style of the diet. But, where we love and enjoy giving guidance and feedback, we also have to know our boundaries and this is one of them.
Here is an article about Paleo and Pregnancy to get you started: I wish we could help you more at this time! Good luck and let us know how it turns out! I started paleo diet and I must agree that I am truly love what I am eating. I can also feeling positive changes in my health. Do you hear from many junk food junkies that have been successful? Binging on junk when I get too hungry is a big downfall for me, and it perpetuates because I have no energy. I have about lbs to lose to get to the high side of healthy for my height, which is where I want to be because I enjoy being curvy!
Do you think people who really have lots of weight to lose and serious food addictions can be as successful? First, let me say Thanks for noticing. We do reply to all of the comments…it may take a minute, but we try to get to everyone in a timely manner. Angel lost 40 lbs himself and was addicted to rice as you can imagine most Puerto Ricans are. I know, it sounds crazy, but its true. Your energy WILL increase, you WILL have more effective sleep and once you start losing a little which will start happening at the end of the first month , you will feel even better.
I wish you could see all of the comments we get on successes, it would make you feel better. Here are some hints for success: Clean out the house. Have cold water or fresh squeezed juice handy. Again, most of eating is boredom. Drinking fluids fills you up. Just try to avoid them for the first month if you can help it. If not, suggest healthier places so the temptation is lessened.
Can you imagine if your parents had really instilled that in you? Mine did, and I thank them every day for it. I went Paleo 2 months ago. I started having problems after the 1st month…too low carbs.
I was eating tons of greens, little to no fruit because of the sugar. Why do suggest sweet potatoes rarely and only to those who exercise? I would love to see your data on why you believe that low carbs is NOT healthy for more than a few weeks — other than your personal experience, so that we can better understand what you AND others are going through and how to advise in the future.
For those who exercise, these are great for refueling and energy, but contain heavy amounts of starches that can inhibit weight loss. If you are not trying to lose weight, then eating these tubers is fine — we maintain throughout the website that if you are not geared towards weightloss, you can eat them freely. However, for the sake of clarity since I have numerous food allergies and health issues, I have a couple of specific questions.
First, I have read recently that eating RAW carboniferous veggies such broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, etc. So if I lightly steam those veggies only long enough to activate the enzymes, I can ingest them on this diet; am I correct in that assessment? I have been advised by my medical team NOT to engage in strenuous exercise due to poor circulation and blood clots, but I really need to lose more weight — it took me more than a year to lose 40 pounds.
Then, I fell off the wagon, and became a junk food addict again emotional eating. I still only engage in low impact and stretching forms of exercise right now. My second question is: Let me shed a little light on your questions. First, the Paleo diet is NOT a raw diet. You can cook everything you eat. The theory is that those foods contain harmful anti-nutrients that, even when cooked, can wreak havoc on your system.
So we avoid them altogether. That being said, you can certainly cook all of your food, just stick to the Paleo approved food categories. I have amended the veggies section, just in case anyone else was confused, thank you for your feedback.
Secondly, I think that Paleo works differently for everyone, but in general, people start to see results in the first months.
As was the case for Angel, the first month he lost 40 lbs in 3 months. It depends on how bad of a junk foodie you are — and if you are a junk food addict, you should start seeing results quickly.
If you choose to go the Paleo route, my suggestions for you are to commit to emptying the house. That means no junk food in the house at all. Keep food ready — fruits and veggies and meats — already cooked, already cut, ready to eat.
This will seem annoying at first, but if you have good foods at the ready, then any time you feel the need to eat emotionally or snack, you will have something Paleo to default to.
I though not a doctor, so please do not omit the advice of your physician , encourage those people needing massive weight loss to eat as much Paleo as they want when transitioning. Just substitute the foods you are eating now with Paleo approved.
I wish you the best of luck and if you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out at any time! Thank you so much, hope you can reply ASAP. Very cool that you are doing a school project on Body Image. I did a photography thesis in college about that very topic. I wish that I could help, but we do not own that book, so sorry!
Good luck on your project though! Wow thank you for simplifying it for me, in each of the food group aspects, as i was especially unsure about dairy. What would be your opinion on nut butters? Almond, peanut mainly… the kinds made from only almonds, only peanuts, none of the Jif or Peter Pan types I know better than that: But thank you for such a clear article that makes it easy for me to know what to steer clear of.
You are very welcome! We really try to make our content user friendly, so thank you for your feedback! As for nut butters: You should steer clear of peanuts altogether — they are actually a legume bean and should not be eaten at all on the Paleo diet.
I know, Angel was sad about that one too! As for other nut butters, like almond, you can eat these freely. I like to eat almond butter on apples, or use it in baking to keep cake moist. Again, thank you for your comments, we really appreciate it! You can use coconut or almond milk for creamer and honey for a sweetener if you really need it. I would recommend moderation if your coffee has caffeine in it, as too much caffeine has been said to be negative, but in small amounts, we say OK to coffee.
I just want to say that this is wonderful site and I am glad that I found it! I first started Paleo while doing Crossfit. We had a 30 day nutrition challenge and the kickoff was a seminar on how our bodies process foods and sugars and why Paleo is a healthy liefstyle. I am getting back on the wagon and just doing it for myself now. I think Paleo is a great advocate for trying new things.
Things you would not have tried before because you thought it would taste bad. Take Almond Butter for example. Throw some cinnamon in there and spread it on an apple…YUM! I do have a couple of foods that I have tried but not so sure they would be in an approved Paleo diet so maybe you can help…. Almond Dream Ice Cream 2.
Would you say Decaf coffee is better than Reg? I eat them for breakfast sometimes when I do not have time to cook. They are made mostly with dates..
Any advice is appreciated and again, great site. I was always the motivater when we did the challenge however I need to be motivated as well from time to time and reading this today really pumped me up for wanting to get back to Paleo: Thank you for the kind comments about the site.
We started this as a way for me to remember the recipes that we enjoyed as we transitioned to Paleo, and have kept it going because of great feedback like yours! So glad to hear that you are doing it for you now, so excited for you!
This is an argued point from both angles. If you drink a lot of it, then try to sub in decaf for the bulk of it, as it is a fact that too much caffeine is definitely a negative. If you are trying to lose weight, then you may want to reconsider.
Keep us posted on your progress and you know where to find us if you have any additional questions! I am just so unsure to do Paleo or not. I get severe migraines and I have IBS.
With all the promises out there that this or that diet is the best to do is very confusing. Thank you for your comments, we sure do try to be as helpful as we can be for the community. What I can tell you is this —. Angel has always had migraines. After 1 month of being Paleo, he was off the meds, sleeping through the nights, not having blinding attacks at all.
He has not had one since. It has been 2 years. It has drastically changed the way we function, as we do not need to account for, or work around, his migraines and it has been great. No primal here, you need to go all Paleo. You can find out some additional information from this blog that can help identify where you may be experiencing issues.
I am not sure whether you got my previous post — it seems not… I think you are doing and amazing job! Thank you so much for this! My question is on whether Paleo is good for pregnant women, e. I am in early pregnancy and not sure how to eat… I have been eating paleo although with some binge gaps since September. I am sorry if the reply did not make it to you, I did respond to it, so maybe it was a tech issue. Anyway, As for the pregnancy part, you are in luck — there have been many success stories!
What a great blog! We are considering going Paleo for health and weight loss. My girlfriend has Rheumatoid Arthritis, so the healthier and thinner! I think its fantastic that you and your girlfriend are thinking of going Paleo. It is amazing what food and diet can do for health that drugs cannot.
The first 15 will be for cleansing and the last 15 will be for repairing. And it will even get better after that. I was just wondering is Flaxseeds fine on paleo? I need to lose weight and was just wondering if it would help or hinder weight loss. Flaxseed is an ingredient we use in some of our baked goods.
I was recommended to try this because I suffer from frequent migraines and have my whole life. I eat organic, I cook nothing in my kitchen comes in a box, and I grew up on vension not beef so I eat rather well compared to many people. This way of life sounds ideal, and like it could help me alot but I have a few concerns.
I have an over active metoblism and I have to keep my calorie intake up or else I loose massive amounts of weight and I get very sick very quickly. How do I make sure I keep my calorie count up without loosing the roof over my head? I bake my own bread from organic oat flour, honey vs sugar, and organic yeats and the like. This is my only concern, otherwise this sounds amazing! Angel suffered from migraines as well, several times a week. Sometimes, he would get them daily.
He has been completely migraine-free for over 2 years. It has changed our lives. As for the calorie issue… you should be eating a balance of meat and plants, but most of your fat calories should come from animals. Yes, you heard me, grass-fed, full-fat butter. If you drink coffee, put a slab of butter or coconut oil in it — it will help you to absorb the coffee AND it will add calories to your diet.
Eat meat with fat in it — not lean, as on the Paleo diet, it is unnecessary. Eat eggs for breakfast, avocados, nuts, jerky, etc. Coconut oil, coconut butter and coconut milk is a great way to increase calories as well when cooking.
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Brittany, You can eat meat raw with no issues. The longer it goes, the easier it harbors bacteria. We eat raw meat regularly with no issues, but we know where it comes from and when it was processed. You cannot eat raw beans without getting sick… Not in the quantities that you would eat for normal consumption.
When you have these issues, this is where celiac disease and auto-immune problems are present. I hope this helps and certainly, write back in if you still need a little clarity. Thanks and Keep it Paleo! Seems that coffee is not good because of caffeine. Secondly what about microwaving? My biggest challenge is that I like warm food and the only what that happens at work is a microwave. There is a lot of confusion around whether or not coffee is ok. Personally, I like to believe that moderation is the key to everything in life.
That means no sugar, no cream. If you are a coffee addict, then shift in some decaf, as too much caffeine can be bad for you. I will also note that if you have trouble sleeping, or are stressed, then caffeine may not be for you. As for the microwave: Thank you for the information. I just switched to Paleo yesterday after being a die hard WW member for years. I am so accustomed to counting fat grams, fiber, points, etc.
So until I get used to this I am still checking off every time I drink water and fruits and vegetables. I stopped losing weight on WW.
I look forward to the results of this new adventure. Hi…can you give some advice? However I am stuck and no-one seems to have the answers…after 3 weeks i feel and look much better and my energy bounces into action, but by the 7th week i collapse into fatigue and exhaustion………. Well, it certainly sounds like you are doing everything right, and I absolutely HATE this, but I cannot find any references to this anywhere. I cannot, for the life of me, comprehend why you are experiencing this fatigue that late in the diet.
The only thing I can find is that this tends to happen when cheating is involved, but if you are following the diet to a T, I cannot see why this should happen. I would recommend watching out for hard ciders though — especially Woodchuck.
Woodchuck along with a lot of other ciders have malt in them still. Angry Orchard is the only one that I have found so far that does not. Meredith, Thank you for the comments, we will reach out to several companies and see if they can give us more specifics, so that we can be sure to recommend the best!
Much appreciated and Keep it Paleo! Is it ok to slowly transition to paleo. Also, what about special occasions seated dinners, eating out, holidays , can exceptions ever be made. Thanks so much, you have an outstanding and informational site here!
I would say that it really depends on what you want to get out of it. Are you trying to lose weight? Are you thinking of going Paleo for health reasons? If yes to either, than I would say, as you have issues, it would be better for you to cut it all out and start fresh. With the special occasions, again, its really up to you and what you want to get out of it.
If you have health issues, I would recommend no cheating. If you understand that, then moderation on the cheating — even Angel and I cheated a little when we went to Puerto Rico to visit family although, we paid for it in stomach aches and indigestion!! If you live in an area where this is hard to do, you can supplement by eating the following, which contain significant quantities of this vitamin: Again, if you have a medical condition, please talk to your doctor before exploring this option, as we are NOT physicians, just Paleo enthusiasts: Good Luck and Keep it Paleo!
I recently started the paleo diet thanks to a coworker suggesting it to me. The biggest hurdle for me is kicking the sugar and caffeine. I was wondering if it is suggested to not drink coffee?
If you can drink it, would be okay to drink with almond milk? Alisha, There is a lot of confusion around whether or not coffee is ok. So loved reading the website! Going to get on the bandwagon and join the paleo people!! Just a few things! I do tend to drink decaf and am happy with that but find it super hard to drink black… What can I put in it instead? Do u have a recipe for like a fruit and nut bar good for energy? Ohhh an also is honey allowed?
Poppy, First, thanks for the kind words and taking the time to write in, we love the questions and no worries about the amount! When you write in, it helps our community and we encourage it! So let me take these in order:. Mint is also good, and a little sweet. Honey if you must, but keep it to as little as possible.
We do eat a lot of eggs, but we have recipes for dill shrimp salad, hash browns, biscuit and gravy, BLTs, blueberry muffins, pas talon, waffles and fried green tomatoes on our site — there are lots of options! Smoothies are great for when you are on the go. Just put everything in a blend in the fridge and in the morning, turn it on! Yes, you should look for ALL natural sausages — no added stuff. We are working on a recipe for the site for that too.
Congrats on your marathon, that is quite an accomplishment!! If you go totally paleo and you watch your sugars intake, you should naturally be able to lose that stone before the race. If nothing else, grab the ingredients and go from there! I read a comment about pasta and had to throw my two cents in. We have two substitutes that, while they are not exactly pasta, they are pretty darn good. First is a little obvious, spaghetti squash.
We have used this alot. You simply bake in the oven about an hour then slice in half, remove seeds, and seperate with a fork. Again not quite the pasta of old, but pretty good. Crishelle, Thanks for writing in! We like to use spaghetti squash as well, so great for you too, unlike real pasta! And the noodles that I think you are talking about are kelp noodles. We have a recipe for them here: Thanks again and Keep it Paleo! Hi, Very enjoyable comments section. I have been Paleo a few months and after having tiny health issues my whole and every test under the sun come out negative I finally out of the constant pain I have been in for 30 years.
I am staying away from fruits while I lose a little weight but I was fine while I was eating them. Broccoli has an irritant in it when it is raw and some people can be allergic to it, steaming it will help.
Julia, Thank you for your comments! Something is seriously wrong with my stomach. So my doctor told me I must start this diet. But this website helped me a lot. Shannon, I am sorry to hear that you are having issues, but I am confident that Paleo can help! As for the strict diet, it really is up to you how strict you want to take it.
Angel and I adhere to a Paleo lifestyle, so we do integrate modern foods into our meals like salad dressing — we just make sure that the ingredients that we use are all Paleo ingredients. We actually do have a recipe for Caesar salad dressing on our site, and you can find it here: Do you know of any place that would be a good paleo place to eat out?