Category Archives: Success Stories


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 … View Recipe


How I Ate Away My RA (rheumatoid arthritis)
With the Paleo Diet

We love sharing success stories from our members who have used the Paleo diet to overcome their health issues. They keep us inspired and are a great reminder of why we choose to eat the way we do. If you have a success story that you would like to share, please fill out our form. We can't wait to hear about how the Paleo diet and Paleo Plan have played a role in your life! It is with great pleasure … View Recipe


Paleo Success Story! GERD Gone in 1 Month

This is an awesome success story from a reader and member of our meal plan subscription service. I love success stories - enjoy! My name is Ella and I'm 52 years old. I've been Paleo for about 1 month, and in that month I have gone from daily heartburn, frequent abdominal issues, and taking Prilosec once (or twice) each day to not taking Prilosec at all, no GERD, and no abdominal issues. I can hardly believe it. I began with low … View Recipe


Paleo Success Story! Losing Weight and Healing Hidradenitis…

We've been getting some great submissions to the Paleo Success Stories page, and below is one of them. I'll try to share one of these with you guys every week, since we all love these Paleo testimonials. I'm sure you'll be as impressed with her story and transformation as I am. Nice work, Leila! If you'd like to tell us your own story and have it featured here on the blog, please fill out the form here - we'd love to … View Recipe


Paleo Success Story – I have gone from XXXL to M shirts and from a 44 waist to 30 waist…

This amazing Paleo transformation story was emailed to me recently. Enjoy! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, Trust you are well. I would like to take this opportunity to share my success story with you... Paleo has seriously changed my life forever... I started my new lifestyle 19/08/2012. Since then, I have lost 50kg without the assistance of any medical intervention. I learned about Paleo via a Podcast which I stumbled upon while searching for a way to improve my life... (Fat-Burning Man - … View Recipe

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Another Inspirational Paleo Success Story!

This is one more amazing Paleo transformation story from a loyal reader, Gail. Enjoy! I was slumped on my loveseat in front of the TV when I realized my worst nightmare had occurred. Having recently turned 65 in April of 2009, my waist had disappeared, I was bloated after every meal, and my face was downright puffy.Life after menopause was the pits. Previously fit and active, able to eat and digest anything without gaining weight, an endless supply of energy even … View Recipe

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferer Figures Out Her Own Version of Paleo

You hear it from Paleo bloggers all the time: make this diet your own. Figure out what works for your own body. Well, this is a story about a woman who did just that, and had some surprising findings. My friend Rachel has rheumatoid arthritis. On top of her crippling joint pain, she also suffers from eczema, constipation, and fatigue. And to make matters worse, she's on a breast cancer drug that causes joint pain, and she'll be on it … View Recipe

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Our First Success Story for Our Fitness Plan, PaleoFit!

This testimonial about our fitness plan, PaleoFit, is by Jennifer Shippee, who is Max Shippee's (PaleoFit's creator) cousin-in-law, married to Max's cousin, Ben. About a year ago, she made a call to Max to ask for help with her workouts. She is a stay-at-home mom of four kids, with no time to make it to the gym. She was embarrassed to call. It's hard to ask for help, and for her, even worse since it was family. She's worked hard, … View Recipe

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From 50% to 10% Body Fat and Allergies & Heartburn Gone…

Just received this AMAZING success story from a Paleo Plan user. What a fantastic way to end my week! Hey Neely, Jason & Gang, I got turned onto Paleo about a 13-14 months ago by a friend on Facebook, and then found your site, and then bought your book. Took a challenge, felt great/lost weight and then I never looked back! And this is what it has done for me in that time (247 pounds & 50% BF @ start … View Recipe

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Success Story: Blood Markers All in Normal Ranges Now!

This is a series of emails from Brad, a Paleo Plan user, to me over the last 9 weeks with updates on his success on Paleo.  Here's Brad on 11/7/12 I am six weeks in with your initial Paleo meal plan and loving it. It has been a very interesting transition.  I am 42 and have been on bystolic blood pressure medication for 3 years.  BP was at high 150/90 and  I was taking the lowest dose possible.  It always … View Recipe

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Paleo Plan Success Story

This is a fantastic success story from one of our Quickstart Guide and Paleo Challenge ebook users. The first part of this was originally written in the beginning of September 2012. Enjoy! For me, today is the last day of week six on your Quickstart Challenge. I'm sure you get messages like this all the time, but I wanted to add my experience and thank you for your guidance on my road to better health. I have Celiac disease (diagnosed … View Recipe

Get Rid of Health Problems Once and For All with the Caveman Diet Plan

Well, obviously no one can claim all health problems can be solved with any one activity. But the caveman diet plan (also known as the Paleo diet plan) has its share of sterling successes. Some have noticed a marked increase in energy. For instance, Margaret wrote, "The Paleo Plan is amazing. My husband and I began three weeks ago and are losing weight and feeling much more energetic." A More Comfortable Diet As with any diet, some people feel that … View Recipe

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My Body Image

It's taken me a while to write this blog post, but it's time. I've brooded about what I wanted to say about the body image/girls-aren't-supposed-to-be-ripped narrative that's taking place on Paleo blogs and podcasts across cyberspace because this topic is close to my heart. I started rock climbing in 1997, when I was a plumper, less body-obsessed 19-year-old. College took its toll on me and I gained about 20 pounds my freshman year. Here I am then at 5'0" weighing … View Recipe


Let’s All Stop Freaking Out About Carbs

When I was at the PaleoFX conference, we were given mostly meat to eat. I was grateful for the food, but I really like vegetables and fruit. So I went to a co-op and got some celery. I was chomping on the celery stalk as I walked through the conference hall and someone actually said to me, "Whoa, vegetables!" as if I'd committed some Paleo crime. There was such a vibe of carbs-are-the-devil at the conference that Dr. Emily Deans … View Recipe

Paleo Plan Success Story: Laura

We got this testimonial from Laura, a woman at CrossFit HAX who works out under Max Shippee, a regular contributor here. We loved her enthusiasm, and thought some of our readers could relate to her experiences. To see some other testimonials, head to our Paleo Plan Testimonials page. I am not creative in the kitchen. I am way too impatient to think up a meal, and other than salt and pepper, spices really confuse me. So can you imagine my … View Recipe