WHAT IS PALEO?
Paleo is a simple dietary lifestyle that is based on foods being either in or out. In are the Paleolithic Era foods that we ate prior to agriculture and animal husbandry (meat, fish, shellfish, eggs, tree nuts, vegetables, roots, fruit, berries, mushrooms, etc.). Out are Neolithic Era foods that result from agriculture or animal husbandry (grains, dairy, beans/legumes, potatoes, sugar and fake foods)
What is In
Lean Meat (all you want): beef (sirloin, petite), pork (tenderloin, sirloin, center cut), lamb, chicken breast, turkey breast, any fish, sardines, shrimp, scallops, crab, any seafood, whole eggs, & egg whites.
Not-so-lean Meat (occasionally): bacon, sausage, & marbled steaks
Most Veggies (all you want): except potatoes, corn, beans, & peas
Any Fruit (never eaten alone and only in moderation if you want to lose weight)
Nuts & Seeds and their butters (no peanuts! and eaten in moderation if trying to lose weight)
Flavors: any spices, any herbs, tomato paste, crushed tomato, chicken broth, salsa, coconut milk, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, walnut oil
ONLY in Extreme Moderation (think cheat meals only): honey, stevia leaves, real maple syrup
What is Out
No Sugar Or Artificial Sugar: Equal, Splenda, Stevia powder, pure cane, corn syrup, fructose, molasses, maltodextrin, agave nectar, etc
No Junk Food: cakes, desserts, cookies, candy, chocolate, pastries, chips, crackers, ice cream, snack foods, etc
No Grains: wheat or corn products, rice, pasta, bread, oatmeal, cereals, etc
No Legumes/Beans: peanuts, peas, soy, tofu, anything that says “bean”, etc
No Dairy: milk, butter, yogurt, cheese, cream, ½ & ½, etc
No Processed, Man-Made Stuff
courtesy of Monique Ames:CF Evolution
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