I've seen several people posting about eating rice and eating grains, but to my understanding, I thought if you're eating Paleo, you're supposed to stay away from these things? Also people have talked about cheese and milk... again, ok or avoid? Someone send me an idiot-proof Paleo guide, please! I've been sticking to lean meats, veggies and fruits... do I need to add more? Thanks in advanced!
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on May 01, 2013
at 08:19 PM
In general, we don't eat grains. White rice is considered a safe starch to be eaten in small quantities, generally by people who work out hard and need the carbs.
The gist of paleo is to eat real, unprocessed food. Barring that, it's open to interpretation based on how YOUR specific body reacts to foods. Dairy is great if your body tolerates it, but the only way to figure it out is to cut it out and see if you feel better. No difference? Keep eating high quality dairy.
No need to stick to lean meat either. That fat along the edge of the steak is HEAVEN! ;)
Paleo is an open template to figure out what works best for you. In general the only things that you should always be avoiding are processed foods, industrial oils (vegetable, canola, soybean, corn etc) and white sugar. Included in that processed food category are grains, especially the ones that have gluten. There are a fair number of people who eat gluten-free oats occasionally, but they are certainly in the minority.
on May 02, 2013
at 11:29 AM
You say you're new to paleo. Cut out those iffy foods (rice, grains, milk, cheese) for 30 days, then reintroduce and see how you feel. You may find you are fine with cheese but grains give you the runs. All of this is just a template to find what works for the individual.