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6 Reasons Why You Should Stop Eating Sugar for 30 Days (or Longer)

It's that time of year when people are resolving to eat better, exercise more, and generally make improvements to their lives. While I think that New Year resolutions can certainly be inspirational, most people ultimately find them demotivating when they fall off the wagon and the resolutions are there, mocking them. I'm all for self-care and being mindful of your wellbeing, but you don't need resolutions to do that. People often ask me what the best thing is that they … Continue reading

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Paleo Kitchen – How to Purge your Kitchen & Make it Paleo!

Prepare to Purge! Purging your pantry, fridge and freezer will set the stage for success while you're transitioning onto the Paleo diet, and aligning your outer environment with your inner goals helps to keep you on track! It's much easier to avoid temptations when they aren’t staring you directly in the face, but the main goal of cleaning out your kitchen is to remove the major food culprits from your diet that are common causes of illness, weight gain, and inflammation such as grains (breads, pastas, … Continue reading

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Join the Resolution to ‘Go Paleo’!

Take Back Your Health This Year!  We know it can be challenging to ‘go Paleo’, especially when you’re first starting out. There’s a lot of questions along the Paleo path... and one of the most helpful stepping stones to Paleo victory is seeking the guidance of those who have traveled the path before you, and to surround yourself with others who are also eating to live! There’s no better year than 2016 to start living the life that Mother Nature intended … Continue reading

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Araza Natural Beauty is Paleo Makeup

You Are What You Eat AND What You Put On Your Skin We don’t think of skin as a route of ingestion but that’s what it is. Your skin is porous and absorbs a lot of what you put on it, which is why choosing healthy makeup is as important as choosing healthy food to eat. Do you know what’s in your makeup? Even after close inspection of the ingredient list do you know what you’re rubbing onto your skin … Continue reading

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Is Grass-fed Butter Paleo?

It seems in recent months there's been a trend of Paleo eaters incorporating some non-Paleo foods, like grass-fed butter, into their diets. With the increase in popularity, it has many people wondering if grass-fed butter is actually Paleo or not. We nutritionists here at Paleo Plan wanted to hash things out to give you a clearer picture and to help you decide if your Paleo diet should include grass-fed butter or not. The best part of Paleo, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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Is Ghee Paleo?

If you're new to the Paleo community, you may be hearing about ghee for the first time. Or perhaps you're a seasoned pro and you use it regularly, or have yet to try it because you heard it isn’t Paleo. As nutritionists at Paleo Plan, we wanted to give you a practical guide to ghee — what it is, whether it is or isn't Paleo, and if we recommend using it. First of all, what is ghee? Ghee is, in theory, … Continue reading

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Fat Burning Workout or Sugar Burning Workout

So....what's the best way to workout? Staying in a heart rate zone? Feeling the burn? This can be a tricky question, depending on the person, and the goals that they have set out for themselves. Different workouts can affect your macro-nutrient burn rate. I'm not going to give someone who wants to play football the same workouts as a guy that wants to run marathons. Nor will I give the same advice to the 16 year old adolescent trying to … Continue reading

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Make This Year Paleo

If you’re searching for the perfect Paleo-friendly gift to give this holiday season, look no further!  The team at Paleo Plan has put together our annual Holiday Gift Guide featuring a few of our favorite things (that we’re pretty sure the Paleo people and fitness fanatics in your life are gonna love too)! Most of these gifts are available online and if you place your orders soon, they’ll arrive before the holidays do. Happy shopping, and happy holidays from your … Continue reading

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Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind-A Paleo Cookbook Review

I don't know about you, but when a new Paleo cookbook releases, I have to drop everything else I'm doing and download it to my Kindle that very moment. One of the most anticipated books of this fall for me was Vanessa Barajas' Clean Eating With A Dirty Mind. I'll admit that I'm one of those snobby people who totally judges books by their covers—and the cover of this book was slathered with chocolate donuts. Paleo chocolate donuts. It wouldn't … Continue reading

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Caveman / Paleo Diet Myths

//     I guess I’m able to laugh at myself because even as an avid CrossFitter and Paleo nutritionist, I find this video which takes a sardonic jab at the Paleo-CrossFit connection to be really funny. Of course, in reality, the relationship between CrossFit and the Paleo diet is not one of boneheads leading the blind as the video suggests. CrossFit serves a community of individuals interested in functional fitness and the back-to-basics, micronutrient dense, high quality Paleo diet … Continue reading

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Paleo Diseases and Disorders

Paleo can be challenging. Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) and You Advanced Glycation End-products, or AGEs are products of normal dietary metabolism in all animals and to a much lesser extent, plants as well. There are hundreds of different types of AGEs and although this rowdy gang behaves like oxidants with the potential to damage...Continue reading Top 7 Foods for Thyroid Health One of the more common autoimmune disorders is Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, a condition where the body attacks the thyroid … Continue reading

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Paleo On The Go Thanksgiving Meals Delivered

As unbelievable as it is to me (and maybe even many of you!), Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Normally I'm all into cooking a huge Paleo feast—as I have before when we hosted 18 members of my husband's family in our not-quite-that-big house. I love getting up at 4am to prep the turkey, and I love coating my kitchen in fine layers of Paleo flour while prepping rolls, pies, muffins, and stuffing. This year, however, things will be a … Continue reading

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Workout Length or Workout Intensity

We have received a couple of great questions from our awesome members, and it prompted this quick post to help understand how Paleofit workouts can be done for anyone. Thanks Cassandra, for prompting this post! Q - Am I supposed to do one workout per day, or multiple workouts per day? A - The Paleofit workouts are prescribed to do once per day for three days of the week. With the idea of doing Workout 1 on Monday, Workout 2 … Continue reading

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Paleo Fitness Advice and Tips

Paleo and fitness are two sides of same coin. They’re both central to a lifestyle that promotes metabolic change for a happier, healthier and an all around better version of you! Max Shippee, Paleo Plan’s resident fitness guru and creator of PaleoFit has helped hundreds of individuals lose weight, gain muscle and build endurance as well as a whole new level of confidence in their abilities. This new fortitude of Self often transcends physical conditioning and spurs positive change in … Continue reading

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Childhood Diabesity – A Halloween Horror Story

The Scariest Thing About Halloween. Paleo parents might be a bit nervous this time of year, but not because of the skeletons and witches hanging everywhere. Halloween is a challenging holiday for many of us who are working hard to “just say no” to the legal drug that we call sugar.  I try to be understanding when it comes to personal dietary decisions, but I must admit that it really gets my goat to see how America has turned several of our holidays into … Continue reading

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How To Steer Clear of Leftover Halloween Candy

Americans spend over $2 billion on Halloween candy every year. That’s a lot of candy! Even if you're not a candy consumer and you've stocked up on treats, not sweets to hand out to doorbell ringing goblins, super heroes, Disney characters, and whatnots, if you have little trick-or-treaters of your own, a whole lot of Halloween candy is going to enter your house with them at the end of the evening. By my own experience and from the anecdotal reports … Continue reading

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Treats Not Sweets! Halloween Alternatives To Candy

Food Allergies on the Rise, Teal Pumpkins to the Rescue! You probably know someone with a food allergy, considering the rates of food allergies in developed countries have skyrocketed in recent years. "Allergic conditions are among the most common medical conditions affecting children in the United States", according to the Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention (CDC) and food allergies in children have increased more than 50% over the past 15 years. Eight foods/food groups make up 90% of all serious allergic reactions … Continue reading

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Is Bulletproof Coffee Paleo?

If you frequent Paleo or Primal circles chances are you've either heard of or tried bulletproof coffee. But there's some debate as to whether it's actually Paleo (or even healthy) — and now with products like fat water, we have to wonder, is this a necessary part of an ancestral diet or caveman diet? Why Bulletproof? Bulletproof coffee came about when Dave Asprey, whose company and biohacking wellness research, led him to add grassfed butter and medium chain triglycerides (MCT) … Continue reading

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Houdini Zucchini – 13 Fun Ways to Make it Paleo!

A to Z - Abracadabra to Zucchini I titled this post Houdini Zucchini to pay tribute to this magically versatile veggie which provides endless creative inspiration in the Paleo kitchen and in our awesome Paleo Plan meal plans. Perhaps it’s zucchini’s firm yet yielding texture which holds up well under heat, but also easily blends into a creamy consistency...or maybe zucchini’s magic comes from it’s mildly delicate yet distinctive flavor which lends itself well in both sweet and savory dishes, … Continue reading

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Paleo Plan Member Loses 100 Pounds, Reverses Autoimmunity & Stuns Doctor

Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. If you're new to the idea of Paleo, it can be easy to feel skeptical about all of the success stories floating around on the internet. Even my own success story can be dubious for some since I am now a Paleo nutritionist. "Oh, it must be easier for her, she's a nutritionist." I've heard every argument in the book! However, I didn't become a nutritionist until after I had … Continue reading