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Created July 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM

I am new to paleo. I understand the basics but the list is very boring. Can you use soy sauce, hummus, no sugar added ketchup or sugar free jello? Are all potatoes bad - even sweet potatoes? Where can I get more information like this? thanks

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on July 29, 2012
at 12:02 AM

I will read the ingredients next time I shop at Costco.

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on July 28, 2012
at 01:33 AM

Herbs and spices and home made ingredients are your freind. Get into some paleo recipes from the net...you can make your own homemade jello some low fructose fruit, gelatin and perhaps a small amount of honey. Same with the sauces. Just hit google up "paleo "

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on July 28, 2012
at 12:35 AM

I use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce - tamari if the store is out (still soy, but no wheat). Hummus I have on occasion, but there are recipes floating around for zucchini "hummus" you might try instead. Stay away from the sugar substitutes - worse than the real thing. You can make your own condiments for lower-carb versions.

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on July 27, 2012
at 11:29 PM

Sigamagaw is right, the turkey bacon has got to go. There are several uncured bacons without nitrates out there and I believe US Wellness Meats has a Whole30 approved bacon (no sugar).

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on July 27, 2012
at 11:11 PM

Why turkey bacon? That is highly processed and full of nitrates. Even normal bacon with nitrates is better than turkey bacon.

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on July 27, 2012
at 11:09 PM

Sugar free ketchup has fake sugar too..I think...

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1296732e87fbf070566afe641ca0c089

on July 27, 2012
at 11:27 PM

There's nothing boring about good, nutrient dense food. That is the junk food talking to you! With the possible exception of the hummus, none the examples you listed come close to good for you! Legumes are usually on the bad list because of the anti-nutrients in them. Any fake sugar, fake food coloring and fake flavoring (of which sugar-free jello has it all) is REALLY bad for you. This is what you are trying to remove from your eating experience. The Paleo Diet is NOT a diet, it's a way of life. Pick up a couple of cookbooks, read some of the many wonderful Paleo blogs and ease into some of the great recipes out there. You can't go wrong with healthy food, it's getting the bad junk out of your system that hurts. Once you get past that, you'll wonder why you ever thought it was food. Good luck!!

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on July 28, 2012
at 12:54 AM

Boring? Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, veggies, fruits, really cool fats. Mix them up a little, add some spice, don't skimp on fats and flavor. Sweet potatoes should be fine. Many people eat white potatoes occasionally. I'd still skip the grains and legumes. Check out some blogs and cookbooks. The food is real and foodie friendly.

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on July 27, 2012
at 10:58 PM

I can't drink enough kefir smoothies. I give my turkey bacon a 1 minute jolt to make sure all the germs are dead, and then I luxuriate in the fats and proteins and salt. I melt butter, add garlic salt, and use that as a dip for celery, which I love to chew. I sip kombucha all day long. I make kefir cheese and love it. I have my homemade sauerkraut.

Remember, agricultural cuisine has had 10,000 years to develop in order to taste good. Paleo cuisine has had 10,000 years to be forgotten.

1296732e87fbf070566afe641ca0c089

on July 27, 2012
at 11:29 PM

Sigamagaw is right, the turkey bacon has got to go. There are several uncured bacons without nitrates out there and I believe US Wellness Meats has a Whole30 approved bacon (no sugar).

8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

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on July 27, 2012
at 11:11 PM

Why turkey bacon? That is highly processed and full of nitrates. Even normal bacon with nitrates is better than turkey bacon.

F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

(1439)

on July 29, 2012
at 12:02 AM

I will read the ingredients next time I shop at Costco.

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on July 27, 2012
at 10:29 PM

Hi ma, I'm a newbie too, and one thing I've noticed is that there are a lot of variations. My understanding:

I'd stay away from soy sauce - try tamari or coconut aminos hummus is legumes, might want to stay away from it, but it's not the worst "cheat" I'd think no sugar added ketchup is ok, but sugar free jello - no way - they sweeten it w/ fake sweeteners which IMO are even worse. Finally some say sweet potatoes are ok and even an occasional white potato.

You'll get a lot of opinions/variations, but the gist that I've gotten so far is that it's all about experimenting and seeing what works (and doesn't) for you.

Good luck!

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on July 27, 2012
at 11:09 PM

Sugar free ketchup has fake sugar too..I think...

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