Paleo Basics

Today’s post is not very witty.  It is simple and to the point. This the “what to eat and what not to eat” basics of paleo.  It is in list form because that is easiest, so here is the simple version:

ENJOY
Meats
Fruits and vegetables
Nuts and seeds
Healthy fats
Herbs, spices and seasonings

AVOID
Grains
Legumes
Dairy
Sugar
Processed Foods
Starches
Alcohol

Here is a more detailed version, it is not all including (seriously I cannot think of every fruit, vegetable, meat… option out there), BUT it is much more detailed:

FRUIT
You can eat as much fruit as you want . However, if you’re trying to lose weight, limit fruit intake to one or two small servings a day and limit dried fruit to a small handful a day .
Apple
Banana
Carrots
Celery
Mango
Pear
Grapes
Strawberries
Blueberries
Raspberries
Oranges
Peaches
Plums
Kiwi
Grapefruit
Pomegranate
Nectarine
Pineapple
Papaya
Star Fruit
Figs
Honeydew Melon
Cantaloupe
Watermelon
Cherries
Coconut
Jicama
Tomatoes
Avocado

VEGETABLES
You can eat all vegetables without limit. Fill up your plate!
Bell Peppers
Cucumber Slices
Squash
Zucchini
Cherry Tomatoes
Cooked Snow Peas
Carrots
Cauliflower
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Asparagus
Lettuce
Celery
Artichoke
Capers
Eggplant
Spinach
Pumpkin
Some legumes –snowpeas, sugar snap peas, and green beans are acceptable to eat
because they’re young and green, so they contain fewer anti-nutrients .

ENJOY IN MODERATION
Cassava (Tapioca)
Yams
Sweet potatoes
Taro
Plantains

NUTS and SEEDS
Cashews
Almonds
Pecans
Walnuts
Pistachios
Sesame Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds

PROTEIN
In general, each meal is focused around 3-5 ounces of meat per serving.
Eggs
Organic and/or Local Bacon (nitrate free)
Grass fed beef
Chicken
Jerky (nitrate free)
Pork
Turkey
Fish
Buffalo
Duck
Lamb
Venison

FAT
Watch your intake of all of these if you’re trying to lose weight—they’re very calorie dense. BUT they are crucial so don’t leave them out!
Tallow
Coconut oil/milk
Walnut oil
Flax oil
Hazelnut oil
Extra Virgin Olive oil
Macadamia oil
Unrefined Red Palm oil

BEVERAGES
Filtered or spring water
Herbal tea

In moderation
Chocolate
Dried fruit
Caffeinated teas
Stevia Leaf
Almond milk
Coconut milk
Raw honey
Coconut sap
Coconut water
Freshly juiced fruits and vegetables
Other types of caffeinated drinks including coffee!

NOW GO EAT SOME REAL FOOD!

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2 thoughts on “Paleo Basics

  1. I would love some examples of what typical food days look like, especially on hard workout days and not hard workout days.

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