Paleo Plan

Paleo Blog

priming-for-paleo

Priming for Paleo: 4 Expert Interviews

This article originally appeared on Health Perch The Paleo Diet continues to dominate headlines as the game-changing diet people love. Paleo, as most people refer to it, is not just a 'diet.' It is much more than that — it is a lifestyle. There are literally hundreds of websites dedicated to Paleo followers, along with support groups, coaches and enthusiasts. People are really committed to this lifestyle — eating like a caveman, must really bring out something special! We wanted … Continue reading

3 phase paleo

3 Phase Paleo Helps You Ease Into Paleo (and It’s On Sale)

Whether it's changing your diet, increasing your weekly exercise, starting a meditation practice, giving up cigarettes, or any other big life change, a big switch all at once can backfire in a big way. When you place such stringent rules on yourself (and your family or spouse), you can start to feel deprived, stressed out (because all big life changes are naturally stressful), and even angry. In order to create lasting change, it may be better to make gradual shifts in … Continue reading

quick pan seared scallops

New Recipe! Quick Pan Seared Scallops

When it comes to seafood, shrimp is a great choice. It cooks pretty fast, and you can eat it in a variety of ways. If you’re looking for something a bit different, however, scallops are a great option. Just as quick cooking and versatile, they are delicious when you’re looking for something a bit more upscale, yet still easy to cook. The key to cooking scallops is to not overcook them. If you do, they’ll become tough, rubbery, and generally … Continue reading

keto clarity

What Is The Ketogenic Diet?

Have you ever heard of the ketogenic diet? Also known as "keto", "nutritional ketosis", or "keto-adapted" diet? What Is The Ketogenic Diet? Basically, it's a diet wherein you decrease your carbohydrates and let your body start using ketones from fat as fuel instead. It's a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. And when I say low-carbohydrate, I mean in the range of about 0-15% of calories. For an average person , that limits carbs to about 75g max, and usually a lot less. … Continue reading

Roasted Pork Fajita Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing

New Recipe! Roasted Pork Fajita Salad with Coconut Lime Dressing

Normal restaurant fajitas are not Paleo due to the tortillas, dairy, and vegetable oils they're normally cooked in. But that doesn’t mean you don’t get a craving for one once in awhile. This Roasted Pork Fajita Salad made with tender roasted pork and vegetables is topped with a creamy coconut dressing that does a wonderful job of complementing the spices. You can use any type of salad green you like here; crunchy Romaine is nice, or you can use a dark … Continue reading

bread

Is Gluten Sensitivity Real?

It seems that every week there's a new study that supposedly disproves something that I (and probably you) believe wholeheartedly. This week the study is about gluten, and the media is now posing this question: Is Gluten Sensitivity Real? Here are a few of the latest media headlines: "Being Gluten Free is Dumb - And Gluten Intolerance May Not Even Exist" "Being Gluten Free More Psychological Than Physical" "Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity May Not Exist" On a purely guttural level, I will admit that these … Continue reading

ChocolateCinnamonSwirlBananaBread copy copy

Chocolate Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Recipe from Civilized Caveman

Boy do I have a treat (literally) for you today. Banana bread is a staple in my life because it's a hearty, carb-rich snack that also can have quite a bit of fat and protein in it. It's great for rock climbing to keep me energized through the day. It's also just a nice treat to have on hand. This Cinnamon Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread recipe is from my friend George Bryant's brand new book, The Paleo Kitchen: Finding Primal … Continue reading

Mango and Calamari Ceviche

New Recipe! Mango and Calamari Ceviche

I recently became a huge ceviche fan. I had no idea I was missing out on the delicate and refreshing flavors of ceviche until I ordered a raw salmon ceviche dish at this Asian fusion restaurant in Vegas. So we decided we needed to create this new Mango and Calamari Ceviche recipe to celebrate my newfound love :) If you are a fan of the fried calamari you get off the appetizer menu of your favorite restaurant, you’ll love this … Continue reading

Leaky Gut

Do You Have Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut is one of those buzz words that gets thrown around a lot in the Paleo/Primal world. I'm sure it conjures some interesting mental images for people, as it's not exactly the most self-explanatory term. Whatever it is, it doesn't sound good... In any case, I bet you've wondered to yourself, 'Do I have leaky gut? If so, what does that mean, and what do I do about it?' Luckily for us, there are 2 guys who are dedicated … Continue reading

The Thyroid Sessions Wednesday Thursday

How to Combat Fatigue, Puffy Eyes, and Slow Metabolism

Two years ago, I was Paleo and healthier than I'd been before, but something was still not quite right. I was really tired in the mornings, I had puffy eyes, and I had painful breast tenderness for 2 weeks of every month. I wanted answers, so I went to my naturopath to have some tests done. He found that I was hypothyroid by conventional standards, along with some other issues, so I was put on thyroid support supplements from Apex Energetics, and … Continue reading

What is gluten

What IS Gluten?

In case you're ambushed on the street by a wiley reporter, I'd like to save you some embarrassment on national TV. This blog post will explain in simple terms what gluten is and why people are avoiding it. As a little background, Jimmy Kimmel recently did a pretty funny piece on his show where his reporters asked people if they were gluten free, and if they said yes, they'd ask them what gluten was. See for yourself how many of … Continue reading

group tire drag

At Home Workout Equipment – Getting Tired

"I feel like I need some at home workout equipment." "Like what?" "I don't know, maybe a barbell, some weights, dumbbells maybe?" "Do you want to get stronger or get the heart and lungs going?" "A little of both would be great." "You got a tire at home?" "Um...I think." "Then you got a workout." Making your own stuff It's easy to think that in order to be fit, you need the latest and greatest gadget or piece of equipment. … Continue reading

Cumin Scented Halibut with Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

New Recipe! Cumin Scented Halibut with Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

We've got a brand new colorful, light, and extremely healthy recipe up on the site! Cumin Scented Halibut with Balsamic Roasted Vegetables. I'm drooling on myself as I write that. It's dinner time and I'm hungry... Slightly charred and flavorful veggies go perfectly with a nice piece of seared halibut in this recipe. The key to doing the fish right is to allow your filets to come to room temperature, and get your pan good and hot before you add … Continue reading

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

New Recipe! Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Most tuna salad is the same blend of celery, onion and mayo. It’s bland, boring, and depending on the mayo you use, not always Paleo friendly. This version is light and flavorful, thanks to kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes, and artichokes. The herby lemon olive oil dressing brings it all together to make the flavors sing. If you can find some high quality, imported tuna, that will elevate this even higher, but any will do. Either way, you’ll find this … Continue reading

neely3-4Body (Neely Quinn's conflicted copy 2013-11-07)

Video Interview with Neely on Paleo and Athletes

I recently was interviewed by my friend, Heather Kelly, of www.OPENutrition.com and Caveman Cafeteria blogger. We talked about how athletes who go Paleo need to eat differently than their sedentary counterparts, what I eat, and how I fuel my rock climbing completely Paleo.

Check it out if you're any kind of athlete, even if that means you're just working out hard a couple times a week! And please let me know what you think in the comments.

 

Continue reading

Chicken Primavera Bowl

New Recipe! Chicken Primavera Bowl

Primavera always evokes feelings of fresh and healthy, but in reality, the dish is usually a lot of starchy pasta with a few veggies thrown in. This version is heavy on vegetables, has some shredded chicken for protein and gets its flavor from olive oil, lemon, and lots of garlic. It’s filling, delicious, and unlike the pasta version, actually good for you. The veggies in this recipe are only a guide; feel free to use whatever you want. Pea pods … Continue reading

smoked salmon, eggs, orange

A Super Quick, Delicious Paleo Breakfast

I know that a lot of people - Paleo or not - struggle with breakfast because it can be a time consuming process. Frying up eggs, makin' the bacon, and adding veggies in there can take a while. Even No Oat Oatmeal and things like that can be a hassle. I wanted to let you know about the super quick Paleo breakfast I've been eating lately. Time is always of the essence in my life, and I'd rather be doing … Continue reading

PP Cllg Squat Backpack Stool

Heavy Lifting without A Gym

This post was kindly written by our PaleoFit coach, and owner of CrossFit 1440, Max Shippee. "I feel like I don't have a lot of strength." "When's the last time you picked up something heavy?" "Like, how heavy?" "Heavy enough that you have to hold your breath." "um..." "Thought so." Something heavy There's nothing better for your bone structure than lifting something relatively heavy for you. It's also quite good for your brain, coordination and metabolism (more on this in … Continue reading

Asian Ground Beef and Veggie Lettuce Wraps

New Recipe! Asian Ground Beef & Veggie Lettuce Wraps

Asian food is considered to be healthy by a lot of people, but when you break it down, it contains a lot of ingredients that aren’t quite Paleo friendly. Namely rice and soy, in addition to some allergenic flavor enhancers (like MSG) and preservatives (like BHT). Fortunately, you don’t need these bad ingredients in your homemade dishes; instead you can use real foods like nutrient-rich vegetables, garlic, ginger and high quality meat for a delicious meal or appetizer. Add in … Continue reading

almond flour

How to Substitute Coconut Flour for Almond Flour

I can't eat almonds, which means I can't have almond flour. You may have the same dilemma. Does that mean you and I are screwed out of any delicious Paleo baked goods - sweet or savory - forever? Absolutely not. This girl (I'm pointing at myself here) has indulged many times over the last 3 years without almond meal or its often misunderstood cousin, almond meal. It's taken some experimentation, of course. But with the help of my brother-in-law's perfectionistic … Continue reading

paleoplan