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Food tracker calibration for Paleo/Primal lifestyle

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 15, 2011 at 9:10 PM

So glad to have found this great resource for Paleo information - eating like our ancestors did has always made sense to me, but having a framework and extensive scientific information to help guide the way is making it so much more accessible, despite my busy modern life.

I have been using a diet/exercise tracking app for some time, and it has helped me to keep an eye on how my daily diet actually adds up in terms of target intake. Now that I am shifting into a more Paleo diet though, I find that my daily intake routinely exceeds the upper limit in categories like sat. fat and cholesterol. This is to be expected, of course. I've been scouring the web, and I know it's not a priority of Paleo to track these things, but I'd be very curious to see any information on target daily intakes (tracked in grams/mg) for the following:

  • Fat
  • Sat. Fat
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Cholesterol
  • Potassium
  • etc.

Since the conventional RDA information doesn't fit the scale of a Paleo diet at all, I'm hoping someone might point me toward some numbers I can use to calibrate my tracking app? I'm a 30 yr old woman, not an uber-athlete but generally active and moving into a Paleo lifestyle to lose some weight and achieve better overall health. Thanks in advance for any tips!

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on November 16, 2011
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Nice Site Nance!!!

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on November 15, 2011
at 09:31 PM

Thanks for the tip! I suspected someone out there might already be working on this...

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on November 15, 2011
at 09:14 PM

I think Chriss Kresser's new tool is going live this week and will be customized for ancestral health eaters. Right now it's a green area on the right side of his web page but will be a live diet/tracking tool very soon.

I'm not plugging it but will check it out myself when it launches.

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on November 15, 2011
at 09:31 PM

Thanks for the tip! I suspected someone out there might already be working on this...

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on November 16, 2011
at 05:18 AM

Nice Site Nance!!!

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