Category Archives: Member Q&A

Do You Have to Eat Paleo Forever?

If you're new to the Paleo world, or even if you've been at it for awhile, one of the top questions we get is “How long do I have to eat a Paleo diet to get results?” I think many worry about the inconvenience of following a restrictive diet for a long time. Paleo, also referred to as an ancestral or caveman diet, feels and looks very different from the Standard American Diet. It excludes grains and legumes, which for … View Recipe

Will My Cholesterol Be Ok on Paleo?

This is a great and very common question from a reader! Hi Neely! I'm a recent convert to Paleo and have my wife interested as well. We've been doing it for about a month now and I'm very happy to have almost completely rid ourselves of processed boxed foods. But I was wondering, seeing as how you've been on it for years, if you or anyone else has seen positive changes in their blood chemistry? I guess I'm speaking specifically … View Recipe

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, … View Recipe

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 … View Recipe

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 … View Recipe

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 … View Recipe

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 … View Recipe

Free Paleo Q&A Session December 19th!

Because I love answering Paleo questions and I want you to be as well educated about Paleo as possible, I host a free Paleo Q&A Google Hangout sometime in the middle of every month. This month the Hangout will be on Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 8:00pm Eastern Time, and you can join us from this link. A Google Hangout is sort of like Skype in that we’re all on video talking to each other as a group. You can be on the call … View Recipe

Q&A: What’s The Right Serving Size for Me?

Here's a question from a Paleo Plan subscriber that I thought you might be able to relate with... Neely, Good morning! Quick questions here. So the last three months have been a dieting/fitness nightmare. My work schedule switched to a hybrid night schedule. I'm working 1-10 at night. It's really jacked things up. That being said, my eating has been nasty. And you know what? I feel like total garbage. So excuses, sob stories here, just need to crank things up. … View Recipe

Q&A: Why Do Non-Paleo Foods Make Me Sick Now?

Here's a question from a Paleo Plan member that you may have had yourself... Hi, I have a question for you ... I am having very positive results from the Paleo Plan, but now feel sick when I eat foods that are not on the Paleo Plan (grains, sugars). Prior to Paleo, I never had this reaction to these types of foods. I'd like to understand why my body is now responding this way. Any information would be much appreciated. … View Recipe

Q&A: Still No Period Even On Paleo

Here's an interesting question from a Paleo Plan reader... Hi Neely! I have been Paleo for about a year and half and it has been the best decision I've made! I've been working out for about 3 years and started Crossfit about 3 months ago. I feel great most of the time and do it everyday. My only concern is that I haven't had my period in a long time. I'm 18 and I first got it when I was … View Recipe

Free Paleo Q&A Webinar October 28th

It's been a while since I did the last Paleo Q&A session, and for that I apologize! I know you have questions and I want to answer them. So I'm trying out a new format for the Q&A, which is MeetingBurner, a webinar hosting service. What It Is Paleo Q&A Session What It's About Join me in this webinar and I'll answer your questions about the Paleo lifestyle. Ask anything from "What are some quick snacks?" to "I'm having trouble … View Recipe

Concerned Grandmother Believes Paleo Is Hurting Her Grandson

I recently received this comment below from a reader on my blog post called "Is Paleo Safe for Kids?" I think this question is a perfect representation of how so many grandmothers, aunts, uncles, teachers, friends, etc. feel about the paleo diet for kids. To be honest, her comment irks me a little with the whole "I don't care what she says - I'm feeding my grandson what I want to feed him," and the "fad diet" bit. But her concerns … View Recipe

Q&A: How does a vegetarian transition to Paleo?

Here's a really interesting question from a reader and my thoughts on the matter... I have been a vegetarian for almost three years and a few days ago I spoke to a friend that has been on the Paleo diet for a few months now. After speaking with her about all of the positive results she has seen so far I decided to change my whole lifestyle and transition into the Paleo diet. Previously my vegetarian diet was a lacto-ovo … View Recipe

How Do I Start Paleo if I Binge On Sweets Every Day?

Here's a question that you may be able to relate with... I binge eat on sweets daily and really want to start the Paleo diet. I would really appreciate any tips or insights you have that could help me conquer the binge eating of sweets. Thanks, Deb Hi Deb, Bingeing is something I've definitely struggled with, too, so I understand how powerful the urge is. The good news is that I almost never binge anymore because after 4 years of … View Recipe

Q&A: Canola Oil, Goat Yogurt, Pita Bread, Popcorn, Green Beans, and Condiments

These very good questions came in a recent email from a Paleo Plan reader. Here are her initial comments and her questions follow with my answers below them in italics. Thank you for helping those of us who have questions on allowed Paleo foods. I read thru the list of Q&A's and didn’t find my specific questions addressed. I started eating healthier today after reading The Paleo Answer this weekend. I finally understand the science behind not eating beans and grains. 1) Is … View Recipe