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Can I eat anything gluten free on Paleo Diet?

Answered on December 17, 2014
Created January 06, 2013 at 6:43 PM

I am new to this Paleo diet and crossfit. I need some pointers please.:)

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This was something I had to realize - I was doing pretty good with cutting out gluten products but then plateaued while still consuming Udi's and such, after I cut those out I dropped like a stone.

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Going gluten-free is a necessary but insufficient stipulation of paleo. The idea is to eat based on the diet of paleolithic people, so no neolithic/post-agricultural foods. There are many things in modern diets besides gluten that our paleo ancestors didn't eat: grains, soy, legumes, dairy. As a rule, avoid anything processed and eat real, natural foods. Pop tarts can be gluten free but still contain all sorts of unnatural chemicals and additives which humans aren't meant to eat.

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Everything you eat should be gluten-free on a Paleo diet. Grains, and wheat in particular, is a big no-no.

I think you need more than pointers. You need the basics. Try a book on Paleo or Primal diets, or at least check out marksdailyapple.com or robbwolf.com, whatever one you like best.

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Gluten-free packaged foods aren't necessarily paleo. The basis of paleo is grain, legume, and dairy free, so if a packaged food is made with rice, or buckwheat, or any number of non-gluten grains, it wouldn't be paleo.

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on January 07, 2013
at 06:59 PM

This was something I had to realize - I was doing pretty good with cutting out gluten products but then plateaued while still consuming Udi's and such, after I cut those out I dropped like a stone.

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Many of the gluten-free packaged fare you will find is highly processed and contains highly questionable ingredients. Follow the links Luckie provided and do some in-depth reading. It will give you a much better idea of what you want to look for in food.

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on December 17, 2014
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No grains (wheat especially), no sugar (like none), basically nothing that comes out of a box or wrapper. Primarily water to drink.

If you are going to do the diet, do it strict for a few weeks so you will really know if it is working. Breakfast is eggs or leftovers. Eat large salads, fresh (not preserved or cured) meats, lots of vegetables, some fruit, some nuts. Carbs such as sweet potatoes only after your Crossfit workouts. If you really have to have dessert eat very dark (80-90%) chocolate. Don't be afraid of the fat and have fatty steak, eggs, and bacon to your heart's content.

keep it simple and strict for 3-4 weeks and then reassess. I've done it for almost 3 years and it is the best God damned thing I've ever done for my health.

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