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Fall Flavors Round-Up: 101 Paleo Fall Recipes

Autumn is a favorite time of year for many, and the warm, earthy flavor profiles in fall recipes can still be well enjoyed on a Paleo diet. I’ve rounded up the best of the best Paleo fall recipes so that you can kick off the season with a pumpkin-spiced, apple-cinnamon bang. But don’t be fooled — there are dozens of flavor combinations here that will suit everyone’s palate, including some kid-friendly snacks that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy. Let’s … Continue reading


3 Tips for Shopping Paleo at Walmart

We received a question recently from a Paleo Plan reader about how best to shop Paleo at Walmart (or any conventional grocery store for that matter), which is the only grocery store in that person's town. We know it can be challenging to stick to the Paleo tenets of clean, real, non-toxic foods at conventional grocery stores, so here are some tips to keep it Paleo. 1. Produce Walmart sometimes has certain organic fruits and vegetables, whether they're in the … Continue reading

Rachel on Harley

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 … Continue reading

Neely Quinn, Nutrition Therapist

Free Paleo Q&A Google Hangout June 17th

Hey all! As some of you many know, I host a free Paleo Q&A Google Hangout sometime in the middle of every month. This month it'll be on June 17th, 2013 at 7:30 Mountain Time. Who am I? I'm a Certified Integrated Clinical Nutrition Therapist specializing in the Paleo diet, and I answer people's questions about Paleo for a living here at Paleo Plan :) Here's my complete bio for more info on me. And that's me below. If you'd like to … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading


Zits and Paleo (My Current 1st World Problem)

A long time ago, before I got my head on straight about my diet and went Paleo, I had pretty bad acne. In fact, I remember very clearly this one time when someone asked me if I had small pox. Seriously, that happened. For years it was on my chin, my neck, and my back and chest were always troubled areas, too.  It was embarrassing to wear tank tops, and I was constantly picking at and scrubbing my skin with random … Continue reading


How and Why to Eat Sardines

I recently decided I don't like to eat meat that much because the taste of it grosses me out. So I started eating tuna because it's much more palatable to me. Then my husband decided he doesn't want to deal with a senile wife 30 years from now - brought on by mercury poisoning - and he 86-ed the tuna. A few of my friends swear by sardines, so I decided I'd give them a try. Turns out they're AMAZING! … Continue reading

Neely Quinn

Free Paleo Q&A Google Hangouts with Neely Every Month

Free Google Hangouts Every Month! I just want to let you guys all know that on the 15th of every month at 7:30pm Mountain Time, I'll be hosting an hour-long FREE Google Hangout with up to 10 people so that you can get all of your quick questions about Paleo and Paleo Plan answered. Who am I? I'm a Certified Integrated Clinical Nutrition Therapist specializing in the Paleo diet, and I answer people's questions about Paleo for a living :) Here's … Continue reading


Ode to the Food Processor: Your Key to Fast, Delicious Paleo Goodness Every Night of the Week

This post was kindly guest-written by Camille Macres, a Paleo chef of the website www.reciperx.com and the podcast Food, Love, & Transformation. She's also trying to fund a new Paleo cookbook called Paleogasm with a kickstarter. Without further ado, let's let the fun begin :) I have a little secret for you: I’ve been a chef nearly a decade and I still avoid chopping stuff as much as possible. I’m fast, and it can still take way too long. Because I’m hungry … Continue reading


What Keeps You Paleo Motivated?

A common theme among my clients is finding their motivation. What motivates them to make such big changes in their diet and lifestyle? When we figure it out, it's from this place of clarity that they can then make choices with integrity every day. What are your goals today, this week, and for the next year that keep you out of the bread basket? It's different for every person. Today one client said, "I just want to get back to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading


Bad News, Guys: Coffee Can Look Like Gluten to Your Body

Here comes the coffee nazi again! More and more it seems my job is to crush people's dreams and take away all of their favorite addictions (grains, cheese, coffee...). I know, even if you won't admit it to yourself, that coffee MAY be affecting your life. Like in a negative way - not the happy, helps-me-live-my-life, buzzy way you experience it. I've written about it before here. Most people have accepted that gluten sensitivity is a real thing, unlike this … Continue reading

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The Paleo Problem with Living Off The Grid

Lately I've been fantasizing about living in the middle of nowhere in a small home off the grid. Here are some of my housing picks so far...       I'm actually serious about doing this some day, and all of these options are viable in my mind. I don't need much: just a kitchen, a bed, and the internet and I'm good. Oh, and some rocks to climb on would be nice. And yes, the treehouse has internet! But … Continue reading

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The Art of Losing Weight without Exercise

The last 6 weeks of my life looked something like this: Wake up and immediately begin working from bed on my phone. Shower? What's that? Eat breakfast (that my husband graciously cooked for me) in front of my computer. Sit on my couch next to my dog with my laptop for the next 10-14 hours. Occasionally go to the bathroom. Eat the quickest Paleo meals I could possibly create throughout the day (mostly leftovers from my husband's well-planned meals for … Continue reading


Hungry All Day? Snacking A Lot? Let’s Fix That.

This post may be relevant to you whether you eat Paleo or not. It doesn't matter if you're eating grains, sugar, dairy, and legumes or a Paleo diet, you may be suffering from the hungries all day. Here's what you can do to fix it. 1. Eat more breakfast. If you're eating 2 eggs and 1 piece of bacon for breakfast and then wondering why you're so blasted hungry 1 hour later, it's because you're not eating enough food. The … Continue reading

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If You’re Craving Carbs, You Might Just Need Some Carbs

Is this you? Low-Carb Endurance Exerciser "I run or do CrossFit 5 days a week. I'm on a Paleo diet - no grains, no high glycemic fruits, no starchy veggies because that's what I heard I should be doing. But I have these intense cravings for sugar and I end up bingeing on cookies because I just can't control myself. What am I doing wrong?? Maybe I just need more self control..." Or this... Low-Carb Moderate Excerciser "I lift 2-3 times a … Continue reading