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Too Busy for the Paleo Plan Meal Plan?

Think you're too busy to try out the Paleo Plan Meal Plan? Here's my advice to another reader about that... Hello! My wife and I both looked at your website and are very interested in starting the Paleo Plan Meal Plan. I wanted to speak to someone about the complexity of the diet and see if this is something we can do with our schedules.My wife and I are both Police Officers. She works four days a a week 10-15 … Continue reading

Caribbean Jerk Chicken

New Recipe! Caribbean Jerk Chicken

Welcome to our third installment of recipes inspired by different ethnicities! If you haven't already, check out the other two: German Kielbasa with Broccoli Slaw and Cabbage Coconut Curry Chicken Stew Today's recipe is our Caribbean Jerk Chicken, which I really think you're going to love. Sometimes the same old flavors (or lack thereof) in Paleo dishes can get boring, so we're trying to spice things up for you! If you like the sweet and spicy flavors often found on most … Continue reading

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The Alcoholic Drinks I Love

I have a confession to make. The first time I ever got drunk was when I was 11 years old - in fifth grade - with my two best friends. We were at one of their houses and I distinctly remember her parents leaving for the night (why would they ever leave us alone?), and us immediately raiding their well-stocked liquor cabinet. We had no idea what we were doing, and we didn't drink that much probably. But by the … Continue reading

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New Recipe: German Kielbasa with Broccoli Slaw and Cabbage

This month's recipes are all going to be inspired by a different ethnicity. Last week was the Coconut Curry Chicken Stew with an Indian influence, and today's deliciousness has a German flavor to it. If you’re in the mood for something hearty and filling, this German Kielbasa with Broccoli Slaw and Cabbage is a unique twist on the usual sausage and sauerkraut. You can buy broccoli slaw (thinly sliced broccoli, carrots, and cabbage) where you buy the bagged salads, so it’s … Continue reading


10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on Paleo

Tell me if this sounds familiar. You heard about Paleo from someone who lost weight effortlessly on Paleo. They told you Paleo was amazing, the food tasted great, you could eat bacon (omg!), and that they ate as much food as they wanted and they just.... LOST WEIGHT! Poof! So you decided to try it for yourself, and in the first week you lost 7 pounds... 7 freaking pounds. That's more weight than you'd lost in the past 5 years combined. … Continue reading

Coconut Curry Chicken Stew

New Recipe! Coconut Curry Chicken Stew

I LOVE CURRY. I love it. When I used to be less tormented by restaurant food (or less aware of it, at least), one of my favorite things to do was go around and try all the curries from different restaurants, whether they were Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, or what. Curries are amazing Paleo dishes because all you have to do to make them Paleo is sub out coconut milk for any dairy and sub out the rice for cauliflower … Continue reading


Achiness and Gut Issues 30 Days into Paleo?

Here's a question from a reader you may be able to relate with. My answer is below. Neely,Like so many others I appreciate your web site, and your generosity in replying to these questions. I am 60, have a hypothyroid, and continue to suffer from hot flashes to the point where I take a low dose of bio-identical hrt to manage this. And in retrospect was suffering many s/s of overall inflammation.: joint pains, fatigue, weird skin things, brain fog, … Continue reading

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New Paleo Chocolate Coconut Cookie Recipe

This is the last recipe of our dessert month! Don't worry - we'll have more dessert recipes soon, and you'll like what we have in store in the meantime. Before I get into these amazeballs cookies, I need to let you know something. PaleoCon is about halfway over. That means you have 5 days left to watch Paleo experts and athletes tell you all their secrets about the Paleo lifestyle. Here's the schedule for today, Saturday February 1st. -> Julie … Continue reading

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Paleo Sports Drink Recipe

Just a quick post to tell you about an alternative to the standard sports drinks (Gatorade, PowerAde, etc.) out there. No need to consume toxic dyes - yellow no 5 anyone? - or high fructose corn syrup, or anything you can't pronounce, just because you need a good dose of carbs for your workout. You can make your own. This Paleo Sports Drink is a great way to get some simple carbs in your system before or during a long … Continue reading

Max Shippee

PaleoFit – A Quick Q & A

"Hey I have some questions about that PaleoFit thing." "The sweet workouts I put together for" "Yeah, yeah those." "I'll only answer them if I can post them online, since other people may have similar questions." "Fine by me." "Great! What's your first one?" Q - Do I need to buy any equipment before I start? A - Our workouts are designed for the person that has little time to workout, and may either not have the time to … Continue reading


Paleo Sweeteners 101

Paleo sweeteners are a confusing topic, and I receive a lot of questions from people about it. I've written about agave and coconut sap, but nothing specifically on raw honey, stevia, molasses, or grade B maple syrup, all of which are sweeteners I'd consider using if I were to make a Paleo treat. Why Are Sweeteners So Taboo in The Paleo World? So, the main reason our Paleo forefathers (Loren Cordain and company) suggested we not eat sweeteners was because we, as a … Continue reading

Vanilla Pound Cake

New Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe!

As you may know, it's dessert month at Paleo Plan! And this week's recipe is Paleo style Vanilla Pound Cake, just like the kind my grandmother used to make (but without all the stuff that would make me feel terrible now ;) Traditional pound cake is definitely delicious, but it gets its name from the ingredients: a pound of butter, pound of eggs, and a pound of flour. Not Paleo friendly by a long shot. Fortunately, you can make a … Continue reading


Going Paleo While Pregnant

I receive questions pretty regularly from women who are pregnant and wanting to go Paleo. They want to know whether or not it's safe for them to change their diet so drastically in the midst of such a dynamic phase of their lives. Here's what I say to people who are pregnant when they ask if they should go Paleo. I don't think it's a bad idea. However, I do think it's VERY important that you transition slowly and methodically. … Continue reading


Multiple Sclerosis and Paleo – Does It Help?

This is a great, and sort of near to my heart question about multiple sclerosis from a concerned mother. Hello Neely, My 37 yr old daughter was just told she has MS. We are so very concerned. She has some vision loss, neck pain and has been dizzy for years with out any relief from many doctors. I found the paleo plan on the recommended MS site. It talked about being anti inflammatory for arthritis and MS relapses. What is … Continue reading

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How to Realize Your Exercise Resolution

This post was kindly written by Max Shippee, our PaleoFit Coach and knower of all things fitness. "I'm really going to do it this year!" "What's that?" "Work out and lose this weight!" "Have you tried this before?" "Yeah, but this time it's different!" "What's the plan?" "Head to the gym at 6am everyday, and prepare my food ahead of time." "Is that the same plan you had in years past?" "Um....yeah." "So how's this different?" "'" We all have … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Brownies with Paleo Frosting

New Sweet Potato Brownie Recipe!

We really don't have a ton of dessert recipes on Paleo Plan. So I decided this month shall be Paleo dessert month, complete with 4 new dessert recipes! Yes, I know: "Paleo dessert" is an oxymoron in many people's minds, but I think that if someone has a hankering for something sweet, or there's a special event coming up, it's WAY better to eat that sweet treat in its Paleo form than the alternative. Having said all that, these rich … Continue reading


Bundle Sale! 52 eBooks for $39

I've been in sort of a post-holiday haze, not quite ready to get back into the swing of things. Can you relate at all? I had an awesome, friend-filled Christmas in Chattanooga, and a quiet New Year's Eve watching Elf (love that movie!). And lots of relaxing. It was great. I hope yours was, too. I was prodded out of my delirium, though, by the announcement that the biggest bundle sale in the history of the universe is available again … Continue reading

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Navigating Nausea from Pregnancy on Paleo

There’s a 2-for-1 sale until Xmas Eve on this cookbook we contributed to. Get yours here! Thanks, Lauren, for this awesome question that I know many other pregnant Paleo women will be able to relate with! Hey Neely, First of all I am so very appreciative for what Paleo Plan has done for my husband and I. We have been trying to conceive without success. My doctor suggested changing my diet and exercising more regularly. We researched a lot of different … Continue reading


New Paleo Yeast Bread Recipe!

This is the last of our bread recipes of Bread Month here at Paleo Plan, but don't worry - there will be more in the future! So, when I published our Paleo Sandwich Bread recipe, someone asked if they could use yeast in it and still call it Paleo. I hadn't honestly thought of that before, but in the end I decided there wasn't anything at all wrong with using yeast in bread on a Paleo diet! So this is … Continue reading


Q&A: What To Eat at Restaurants on Paleo

There's a 2-for-1 sale this week on this cookbook we contributed to. Get yours here! This very common question is from a member of our Paleo Meal Plan service. I hope this sheds some light on some of your eating-out questions! Just joined the meal plan. My wife and I already eat "fairly" paleo, and I've gotten the core info from mark's daily apple. I'm a triathlete, and we do CrossFit together 3 times/week. Your plan really puts the organization … Continue reading