5 Essential Paleo Diet Tips

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The Paleo diet has turn out to be one of the biggest health ‘crazes around. People who’ve adopted it swear by its effectiveness and praise its life changing effects.

So what’s the Paleo diet?

The Paleo diet, also referred to as the caveman diet, is a dietary plan that take cue how our early hunter-gatherer ancestors would have eaten. Mainly, the diet consists of fish and seafood, (ideally grass-fed, pastured) meats, vegetables, fruit, seeds and nuts, and healthy fats. The diet excludes legumes, dairy and dairy products, grains, potatoes, refined sugars, and processed oils.

Does it work?

Absolutely! It’s a particularly nutritious diet and the health advantages are plentiful. We’re going to cover 5 Paleo diet tips to help you get the most out of this wonderful way of eating.

Let’s get going.

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Simple Strategies for Eating Out While Staying Paleo

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It’s happened to all of us. Here you are, starting a healthy eating plan (ahem, Paleo), past the hiccups and bumps of the first few weeks, and finally you’re in a place where you’re starting to see the digits on the scale moving the way you want them to move.

And then it happens.

Someone asks you to go out to eat and all of a sudden it’s like a huge wrench was just thrown into your dieting efforts.

It’s not like you didn’t know this was eventually going to happen. You aren’t living in a bubble after all and at some point someone was going to want you to grace them with your presence for a night on the town. Still though, you’ve just worked your buns off to get to a good place with your dieting and the last thing you want to do is take a step backwards.

So what do you do?

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7 Benefits of the Paleo Diet

Following a Paleo diet offers a ton advantages. We’re going to cover 7 in this article, but this is in no way an exhaustive list.

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Managing Cravings On the Paleo Diet

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This challenge has caused so many to fall off the Paleo bandwagon. Everyone starts off with good intentions, but many gave up when their cravings get the best of them.

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Are There any Tasty Paleo Desserts?

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You’d better believe there are!

One of the fundamental rules of following a Paleo diet is that sugar is a serious NO-NO. This one rule scares off many people from even trying it in the first place.

“How on Earth am I to go without sugar?”… “Whaaat! No sugar??? You’ve gotta be nuts!”

That’s typically how most folks will react. People love their sugar and letting it go can be a difficult thing to ask.

One reason many balk at the notion of dropping sugar is they’re not aware of the alternative options. They just see the main sacrifices that they’re going to be making. The cookies, candies, ice creams, cocktails, and so on, have all changed into things now out of reach. The comfort foods of their youth are no longer available.

But don’t panic!

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5 Popular Misconceptions About the Paleo Diet

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Despite the fact that the Paleo diet has 1000’s of followers, has seen a surge in recognition and popularity, and has been on the scene for a number of years, there are a lot of misconceptions about this eating regimen. These misconceptions come up as a result of incorrect information and even marketing efforts by…

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Is it Dangerous for Children to go on the Paleo Diet?

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It may be surprising to note that this is one of the most common questions regarding the Paleo diet. On some level, it is actually a little amusing that parents will worry about putting their children on a diet that is wholesome and healthy and yet have no qualms letting their child guzzle a soda that…

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Artichokes Are A Strange But Healthy Food

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Artichokes have been around for a long time, but did you know how nutritionally beneficial they are?

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What Is the Paleo Diet?

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The Paleo Approach The Paleo diet, often often called the ‘caveman’ diet is an approach primarily based on what our ancestors consumed throughout the Paleolithic period. The present day version isn’t a precise replication of their eating regimen, only a idea of what their diet would have been like – mainly wholesome, healthful food that’s not stuffed…

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