Category Archives: Paleo Tips and Tricks

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22 Swaps to Make Your Next Meal More Paleo

The Paleo diet is the original diet of mankind, meaning, it's the foods that humans have been eating for the majority of our time here on earth. Our bodies evolved eating meats and vegetables, and it's not surprising that these are the foods that optimize our health. The Paleo diet includes and excludes specific foods for good reasons. The foods that are excluded on the diet are ones that tend to cause problems for people like weight gain, leaky gut syndrome, elevated blood glucose … View Recipe

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The Detailed Guide to Dietary Salt

Integral to ancient religious practices, trade, politics, and the growth of economies, salt has played key roles in social and cultural developments around the world throughout history. Salt maintains a significant presence in our lives today as a controversial component of our diets. What is salt? Is it good for you or bad? Is salt Paleo? Read on for answers. What is Salt? Salt is a compound of sodium and chloride. Both are electrolytes that regulate the volume of extracellular … View Recipe

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How We Design Our Paleo Meal Plan

Something that we frequently get asked is how our Paleo meal plan is designed. It is a really great question! Our food plan is designed to be an integral part of a lifestyle that turns your body into the highly efficient, optimally functioning, fat-burning machine it is meant to be. This is what nature has always intended for you. With a modern mimicking of the diets of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, we can reprogram our genes for optimal expression, a.k.a. health!   By … View Recipe

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How to Stop Drinking Soda

If you search for advice on how to stop drinking soda, you're going to come across "experts" who suggest that you switch from regular to diet soda (hello — diet soda is still soda), or that you simply replace your soda with an equally as sugary but not carbonated beverage. While this blog post will focus on soda, it applies to any overly sugary beverage that does not offer nutritional value. But first, let's discuss why soda is really so bad for you, and it … View Recipe

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How to Start Eating Vegetables (When You Don’t Like Them)

One of the biggest concerns that I get from people who are considering switching over to a Paleo diet is that they don’t like this, that, or the other kind of vegetable. Do you have to LOVE vegetables to be able to eat a Paleo diet? The answer may surprise you! No — you do not have to love vegetables to follow a Paleo diet. You only have to be willing to try them. I’m not saying you have to … View Recipe

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The Best Paleo Halloween Recipes

Halloween is a festive time of year known for sweets and spooks, and we are here to tell you that you can be 100% Paleo and all-in for a delicious, allergy-friendly Halloween. The recipes in this roundup will help you throw the tastiest Paleo Halloween party on the block, or just spice up your kiddo’s lunchbox with meals that his or her friends will wish their moms had packed. Not convinced why a Paleo Halloween is necessary? After all, how … View Recipe

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4 Tips for an Allergy Friendly Halloween

Halloween can be a tough time for kiddos with food allergies. It can feel isolating and seem totally unfair when everyone around you is happily swimming in piles of colorful Halloween candy, and you can’t eat a single bite of it! While there’s not much you can do about that, there are ways to help your child feel less excluded during the trick-or-treat season. Even if it doesn’t affect your immediate family, you should be aware of the growing epidemic … View Recipe

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Paleo and Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease

Millions of people are walking around with impaired metabolisms, carrying extra weight that won't budge, suffering from depressive tendencies, inflammation, chronic pain, dry skin, brittle hair, persistent insomnia, and debilitating fatigue. What if I told you that for some people, all of these life-altering symptoms were due to a single disease? And what if I told you that in many this disease regularly goes undiagnosed for years, or is misdiagnosed by medical professionals who often don't run the correct lab … View Recipe

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4 Paleo Foods to Support A Healthy Heart

Cardiovascular health should be at the top of American health priorities, it would seem, based on the high rate of heart disease and disorders that people experience. Still, the advice coming from the government in the form of the US Dietary Guidelines and various other health sources seems conflicting, and people are left confused as to what helps and what hurts their cardiovascular health. Well, look no further, because we have the 4 best Paleo foods to support a healthy heart right … View Recipe

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6 Reasons Why You Need An Instant Pot

  A few times each year the Paleosphere explodes with excitement over a kitchen gadget known as the Instant Pot. I’ve watched with intrigue for years as people buy them and claim that their lives will never be the same. This year, I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about and I purchased one from Amazon. As a new mom who is beyond sleep-deprived, I wanted to believe that the Instant Pot would change my life by … View Recipe

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4 Reasons Why Paleo Doesn’t Have To Be “All or Nothing”

Whether you’re new to Paleo, or you were Paleoized long before it was a hip, Hollywood trend, chances are you’ve encountered a “Paleo purist.” Maybe you are one, or were one for awhile. White potatoes aren’t Paleo, they say. You can never eat dairy, even the stuff from pastured cows. White rice is forbidden. You have to be low carb or your diet is a “faileo.” You can never eat gluten-free grains. If you eat any amount of hydrogenated oils, … View Recipe

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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. … View Recipe

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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.

 

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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 … View Recipe

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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

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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 … View Recipe

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