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Diet Basics

People assume the Paleo Diet is complicated are difficult to follow. It is actually quite simple. Eat real foods. For a guideline on portions, 56–65% of your calories should come from animals, 36–45% from plant based foods. Keep proteins high at 19-35% carbohydrates at 22-40% and fat at 28-58%.

What to Eat
Eating a Paleo Diet is more about experimenting than limitations. Mother Nature provides a large variety of delicious foods to explore. Instead of settling for a box of processed macaroni and cheese, feast on a meal that excites your taste buds and your energy level. Here is a small list of the many foods to incorporate into your diet.

PROTEINS

Meat Game Poultry Fish Shellfish Eggs
Beef Pheasant Goose Tuna Lobster Chicken eggs
Veal Deer Chicken Salmon Shrimp Goose eggs
Pork Duck Turkey Trout Scallops Duck eggs
Lamb Wild Turkey Quail Halibut Crab Quail eggs
Goat Rabbit Duck Sole Clams  
Rabbit Moose   Bass Mussels  
Sheep Woodcock   Haddock Oysters  
Wild Boar Elk   Turbot    
Bison     Cod    
      Tilapia    
      Walleye    
      Flatfish    
      Grouper    
      Mackerel    
      Herring    
      Anchovy    

 

 

 

VEGETABLES

Standards

Green Leafy

Squash

Root

Mushrooms

Cauliflower

Collard Greens

Butternut

Turnips

Oyster

Broccoli

Lettuce

Spaghetti

Carrots

Button

Celery

Spinach

Acorn

Beets

Portabella

Bell Peppers

Watercress

Pumpkin

Parsnips

Chanterelle

Onions

Beet Top

Zucchini

Artichokes

Porcini

Leeks

Dandelion

Yellow Summer

Rutabaga

Shiitake

Green Onions

Swiss Chard

Buttercup

Sweet Potatoes

Crimini

Eggplant

Mustard Greens

Crookneck

Radish

Morel

Brussels Sprout

Kale

Yams

Artichokes

Turnip Greens

Cassava

Asparagus

Seaweed

Cucumber

Endive

Cabbage

Arugula

Okra

Avocados

SUPPORTING PLAYERS

Fats

Fruits

Nuts & Seeds

Flavor Enhancers

Fresh & Dry Herbs

Olive Oil

Apples

Brazil Nuts

Cayenne Pepper

Parsley

Avocado

Oranges

Pistachios

Chilies

Thyme

Coconut Oil

Bananas

Sunflower Seeds

Ginger

Lavender

Clarified Butter

Strawberry

Pumpkin Seeds

Onions

Mint

Lard

Cranberry

Sesame Seeds

Garlic

Rosemary

Tallow

Grapefruit

Pecans

Black Pepper

Chives

Veal Fat

Peaches

Walnuts

Hot Peppers

Tarragon

Duck Fat

Pears

Macadamia Nuts

Star Anise

Oregano

Coconut Flesh

Nectarines

Pine Nuts

Mustard Seeds

Dill

Nut Oils

Plums

Chestnuts

Fennel Seeds

Bay Leaves

Nut Butter

Pomegranates

Cashews

Cumin

Sage

Lamb Fat

Pineapple

Hazelnuts

Turmeric

Coriander

 

Grapes

Almonds

Cinnamon

 

Papaya

Paprika

 

Cantaloupe

Nutmeg

Kiwi

Cloves

Lychee

Vanilla

Foods to Eliminate

The main foods to eliminate are processed foods, the largest source of toxicity and malnutrition. Processed foods are the easiest items to eat these days, and we eat entirely too much. Grains that form the base of sandwich breads, cereals and pasta have no place in the Paleo Diet. Also, the processed fats and vegetable seed oils are also counter productive to our health. Legumes, especially soy, and vegetable seed oils should be banished from your diet. There are no refined sugars little dairy and absolutely no processed foods in the Paleo plan.

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