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What Does the Paleo Diet Look Like?

I get the basics; meat and lots of it, veggies, fruits, nuts, no grains, etc.

But could someone who has followed the diet post what a typical couple of days look like for them? I’d appreciate it.

[quote]AccipiterQ wrote:
I get the basics; meat and lots of it, veggies, fruits, nuts, no grains, etc.

But could someone who has followed the diet post what a typical couple of days look like for them? I’d appreciate it. [/quote]

“The diet” is an issue because it seems many of the paleo guys are split into differing views on what is and what is not paleo.

It’s like a religion(both literally and figuratively for some)… there isn’t just Christianity, you’ve got your Lutherans, Catholics, Mormons etc

[quote]Scott M wrote:

[quote]AccipiterQ wrote:
I get the basics; meat and lots of it, veggies, fruits, nuts, no grains, etc.

But could someone who has followed the diet post what a typical couple of days look like for them? I’d appreciate it. [/quote]

“The diet” is an issue because it seems many of the paleo guys are split into differing views on what is and what is not paleo.

It’s like a religion(both literally and figuratively for some)… there isn’t just Christianity, you’ve got your Lutherans, Catholics, Mormons etc[/quote]

^This. No two people in the paleo or primal communities are going to eat the same (that’s an exaggeration, but I think it gets the point across).

Some of us include grains (sprouted for example). Some include dairy products. Being really strict says no peanuts or cashews, I sometimes will eat cashews in a trail mix, and will eat peanuts or peanut butter in a pinch. Some are against saturated fats, I love them.

I think it’s more important to just try different things and find what works for you.

I do paleo, and here are some of my go to meals:
Eggs with onion, pepper and spinach
Salad w/turkey, avocado strawberries and almonds. EVOO, lemon juice, and herb dressing
Turkey burger w/salsa and guacamole (no bun)
Zucchini soup w/some sort of protein
Spaghetti, but instead of noodles, I use julienne cut zucchini (some say this is a no go on Paleo, as tomatoes and other nightshade veggies are the product of agriculture, but geez, who ever got fat from eating too many nightshade veggies?)
Turkey meatloaf muffins w/ broccoli and salad
Salmon, roasted broccoli and asparagus

I eat sweet potatoes PWO.

I hope this helps.

Shit man I though we were supposed to eat cavemen. No wonder so many people lose weight on it. Cavemen are hard to come by these days.


Here’s a cave dweller I’d eat. Betty Rubble.