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10 Tips For a 4th of July Paleo Party

Holiday celebrations are traditionally based around sharing food with friends and family, which can get a little tricky when you’re eating Paleo. The Fourth of July tends to be dominated by barbeques, hamburgers and hot dogs, booze, explosions, setting things on fire, and other American favorites.  Whether you’re navigating a non-Paleo party this year or throwing your own 4th of July celebration, here’s a few tips that will help you to party Paleo-style! If you eat partially Paleo (80/20 rule … Continue reading


My Family’s Transition to Paleo

In a recent post describing three different strategies for successfully transitioning your family to Paleo, I described my own family’s transition; the difficulties we had getting to the point where we are today and how I continue to steer our nutritional ship in the direction of a Paleo lifestyle.  I thought this post would be a good time to give you an update on our progress. In addition to cooking up delicious meals that everyone likes, I continue to lead … Continue reading


Rickaroons – A Paleo Food Review

Let’s face it giving up treats and desserts for the Paleo lifestyle can be a daunting challenge even when we know that grains, dairy, refined sugar and all the typical additives and preservatives found in these products makes us sick. Of course it’s possible to make wonderful homemade Paleo goodies however we don’t always have the time or wherewithal to do it which creates a large niche in the market for alternatives. With their adaptation of the classic macaroon, the … Continue reading


Jeb Bush Gives Paleo His Vote

While Paleo has been notably making the rounds among celebrities in Hollywood, it recently came out that Jeb Bush, Presidential Candidate, has found weight loss success through following a Paleo diet. Media opinion has been mixed, and most seem to believe that the former governor of Florida is starving himself to lose weight. Reading Jeb Bush’s quotes about the Paleo diet, however, seems to imply that he was being sarcastic when he said he was “always starving.” While Paleo may … Continue reading


Phytates Revisited – What are Phytates?

In the Paleosphere, there’s a lot of negative talk about phytates. Found in grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, we classify them as anti-nutrients because they decrease the bioavailability of minerals such as magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium and they’re known to cause mineral deficiencies and accompanying deficiency diseases in cultures that rely heavily on grains as dietary staples. When eaten excessively, phytates may impede the function of pancreatic enzymes and interfere with digestion, contribute to bacterial overgrowth and increase gut … Continue reading


Necessity is the Mother of Paleo Invention

Mom and Baby Journey Into Paleo People embark on a Paleo lifestyle for many reasons but not surprisingly, their journey often begins as a quest to ameliorate allergies or intolerances caused by common standard American diet (SAD) foods. Not long ago, I received an email from a mom who was exclusively breastfeeding her 9 month old. Her baby had “terrible eczema” and had been diagnosed with allergies to dairy, wheat, soy, eggs, nuts, coconut, onions and garlic.  Mom decided to … Continue reading


The Everyday Deadlift

So you wanna pick-up something heavy, but you don't want to get hurt doing it? Congratulations, you're actually smart! We'll go over a few things that should build your confidence for lifting heavier things today. It should be noted that we're calling this post "Everyday Deadlift" for a reason. If you're looking to lift some big poundages in the gym, this article probably isn't for you. If you're looking to get the case of water from Costco off the ground … Continue reading


The Evolution of Your Paleo Journey

If you’re like me, you like things to be consistent and stable. Sure, I like variety, but in a very controlled and expected sort of way. I like things to make sense. When I first started following the Paleo diet, I assumed I would be eating the very same way for the rest of my life. It just made sense, right? Why ever change it up or add things back or (gasp) eat non-Paleo foods again? I just could never … Continue reading


Camille Macres Paleo Kitchen TV

Have you heard the good news? There’s a fabulous new Paleo cooking show airing on FoodyTV! I was so excited to hear about this that I plopped right down in front on my computer to check it out and let me tell you, I was not disappointed! After finding myself glued to the screen for nearly four hours and nine episodes of Camille’s Paleo Kitchen, (there will be 10 aired episodes at time of this posting), I felt completely inspired … Continue reading

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It’s Here…But Not for Long! Primal Life Kit 2015

Self-High-5! This year’s Primal Life Kit ROCKS! Wow. Just wow. In my entire life, I have never worked harder or more diligently on a project than I have for the past two months. For what, you might be wondering? Well the reason I’ve been neurotically glued to my computer for what seems like forever, is because I’ve been busy putting together what could quite possibly be the LARGEST, and by far the most AWESOME Paleo/Primal bundle kit that has ever … Continue reading


Essential Workout Equipment – The Ab Wheel

At PaleoFit, we're not usually obsessed with the next big piece of must have equipment in the fitness world. We're not big on Thigh-masters, weird horse riding machines, or sauna pants (yes, those are real things). Sometimes, though, there are simple, yet effective tools that have enough value that it's worth a trip to The Ab Wheel This simple piece of equipment truly is the epitome of simple ab training. What I like about the ab wheel most, is that … Continue reading

Paleo Plan at Paleo f(x)

Kinsey and Sally do Paleo f(x) 2015!

Sally’s roundup of Paleo f(x) What a great weekend it was! I finally got to meet the incredible Kinsey Jackson in person and she and I spent three days hanging out with 3,000 other Paleophiles who gathered in Austin, Texas for the biggest Paleo party of the year. Well, we had so much fun it felt like a party, but Kinsey and I actually worked really hard to spread the good word about Paleo Plan and the Paleo diet to all the … Continue reading


Is Paleo A Fad Diet?

  I spoke to someone recently who had nothing nice to say about Paleo, and when I asked why, she said, "Because I only heard about it three months ago. It's just a fad diet, and a dumb one at that." A number of thoughts ran through my head as I listened to her speak, but my primary thought was, what makes something a fad? A fad is defined as "a temporary fashion, notion, manner of conduct, etc., especially one followed … Continue reading


Building More Strength And Tone With PaleoFit

Our specially designed Paleofit workouts are great ways to get a workout without the need for super fancy equipment. That being said, there may be a point at which you need to up your game. Today we talk about how to make that happen. All the workouts that we program are effective and great in and of themselves. You will notice, however, that often in the "Harder" category, we have people grab ankle weights, dumbbells, or even children to make … Continue reading


It’s Time For Paleo f(x)!

It’s that time of year again, Paleo f(x) time! Every April, a few thousand Paleo peeps from the newbie to the seasoned professional gather under one roof at the Palmer Event Center in Austin for three days of Paleo commingling. The event hosts lectures and workshops ranging from beginner to advanced levels, cooking demonstrations, hands on strength and conditioning, social and networking opportunities as well as many vendors from all walks of Paleo life. And, drum roll please… I’m very … Continue reading


Are There Health Benefits to Lifting Heavy Things?

"I want to get more fit." "What about getting stronger?" "Yeah, I guess so." "You guess so?" "I mean, I just really want to tone." "A strong muscle is a toned muscle!" "Oh…yeah..I hadn't really thought of it that way." "Wouldn't it be nice to make your kids lighter?" "Well…yeah." Why Lift Heavy Things There was a time in your life, probably when you were a kid, when you were excited and challenged by something heavy. You would try to … Continue reading


What Is Stress?

This is part 2 of a series of blog posts discussing the ins and outs of stress: what it is, when it’s helpful and when is it harmful, how to optimize your stress response, and some strategies for living with a caveman nervous system in a modern, stressed-out world. Stress is Ubiquitous When the body is exposed to real or perceived harm or threat, the result is a cluster of physiological changes that are collectively referred to as the stress … Continue reading

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Transitioning Your Family to Paleo

Don’t Do It Like I Did It! I created a mess that took a very long time to clean up and two years later, I’m still picking up a few scattered pieces of nutritional wreckage.   To this day, my family refuses to eat cauliflower, which became the symbol of Paleo rebellion in my house, but that’s the only vegetable still off the table and over time I managed to get everyone onto the Paleo bandwagon, albeit with a few caveats. … Continue reading

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Spring into Paleo with our 30 Day Paleo Challenge
(and an exciting reward!)

Spring into Paleo! Today is the official launch of Paleo Plan’s Spring 30 Day Paleo Challenge, and we couldn’t be more excited! We’ve got a great group of Paleo Plan members raring and ready to dive headfirst into a strict Paleo challenge...and we’d love for you to join us! We’ve started a private Facebook group so we can all take this Paleo plunge together, because as we all know, misery loves company! ;-) Also, doing a Paleo challenge in a … Continue reading

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Sweet Paleo Sneak Peak

Are Baked Goods Paleo? Almost daily, I hear people debating about whether or not baked goods are “Paleo”. Of course traditional donuts, cookies, cakes, and muffins made with wheat and refined sugar are obviously not. Less obvious, is that most “gluten-free” treats sold in bakeries and grocery stores (even health food stores) are loaded with grains and other toxic ingredients ranging from refined to processed to genetically modified and beyond. If you ask me, there is no cookie or cake … Continue reading