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Top 10 Need-To-Haves of the Paleo Lifestyle

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 21, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Wondering what everyone's Top 10 Must-Haves are, and what the commonalities are between everyones.

Mine: 1. Robb Wolf podcasts 2. Mark's DailyApple Forum 3. Paleohacks 4. Vibram Fivefinegrs 5. A giant cookingpot for when I cook whole birds 6. Cronometer for tracking nutrition 7. Almonds 8. Knives 9. Ground Beef 10. Coconut oil & coconut milk

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(3024)

on April 17, 2013
at 09:37 AM

Billy Connelly wouldn't agree with you. I came across this earlier today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB1BTehhzBI Check out from minute 3:20.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on March 24, 2013
at 08:18 PM

In addition, I've heard some people say Bacon is pretty good.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on March 24, 2013
at 06:45 PM

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! I didn't like them until I went Paleo. Here are my two favorite ways to prepare them, if you need some further inspiration :) (one with dairy, one without) http://www.bhg.com/recipe/vegetables/creamy-brussels-sprouts/ http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/thyme_braised_brussels_sprouts.html - I like to add a touch of white balsamic or white wine vinegar to the latter!)

81feb1022a28f534867616b9316c7aa4

(638)

on March 24, 2013
at 06:26 PM

I think yo have inspired me to try Brussels sprouts!

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

(2030)

on March 22, 2013
at 01:50 AM

It never gets old!

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10121ac7b6beb99c0fbfbf1522c50adb

on March 22, 2013
at 12:10 AM

  1. Bacon
  2. Bacon
  3. Bacon
  4. Bacon
  5. Bacon
  6. Bacon
  7. Butter
  8. Bacon
  9. Bacon
  10. Bacon

7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

(2030)

on March 22, 2013
at 01:50 AM

It never gets old!

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on March 24, 2013
at 08:18 PM

In addition, I've heard some people say Bacon is pretty good.

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on March 22, 2013
at 08:54 PM

My favorite Paleo foods and tools are similar to the ones already mentioned here, but I think we're mostly leaving out a critical "must have" component here- the BELIEFS & BEHAVIORS that guide us in making our lives "Paleo" more so than any collection of foods or tools.

For me, the "must haves" I need to be a healthy Paleo woman are the mental, spiritual, emotional and behavioral qualities that interacting with the modern world has typically stripped us of.

1 . Above anything: THE RIGHT ATTITUDE. Staying positive, open and always trying to improve. (Without being neurotic about it!)

2 . A mentally, emotionally and physically healthy "TRIBE" of people to belong and contribute to.

3 . Commitment to find time to RELAX & PLAY.

4 . Time in and appreciating NATURE (whatever variety you have available to you)

5 . An open EXPLORATORY & QUESTIONING MIND. Self-Experimentation.

6 . Whole body, FUN 'EXERCISE' like barefoot trail running, functional fitness, movnat, weight lifting. Just MOVE!

7 . MENTAL & PHYSICAL CHALLENGES that keep your systems strong (hormesis baby!)

8 . Source of a FRESH NUTRIENT DENSE DIET- (Farmer's Market, Home garden, Butcher...)

9 . Attempt to live and connect more with the NATURAL RHYTHMS- sleeping enough and at right time, light exposure, etc)

10 .BACON.

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on March 21, 2013
at 03:46 PM

  1. Food Processor
  2. Coconut Oil
  3. Pyrex Tupperwear
  4. Cauliflower
  5. Avacado
  6. Spices
  7. Eggs
  8. Coffee
  9. Stone baker 10.Organic Farmers Market

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on March 21, 2013
at 03:35 PM

In no particular order...
1. Heavy cream.
2. Brussels sprouts.
3. Sweet potatoes.
4. Everything pig.
5. Kale and spinach.
6. All spices.
7. Eggs.
8. Avocados.
9. Ground beef.
10. Chicken broth.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on March 24, 2013
at 06:45 PM

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! I didn't like them until I went Paleo. Here are my two favorite ways to prepare them, if you need some further inspiration :) (one with dairy, one without) http://www.bhg.com/recipe/vegetables/creamy-brussels-sprouts/ http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/thyme_braised_brussels_sprouts.html - I like to add a touch of white balsamic or white wine vinegar to the latter!)

81feb1022a28f534867616b9316c7aa4

(638)

on March 24, 2013
at 06:26 PM

I think yo have inspired me to try Brussels sprouts!

Medium avatar

(3024)

on April 17, 2013
at 09:37 AM

Billy Connelly wouldn't agree with you. I came across this earlier today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB1BTehhzBI Check out from minute 3:20.

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on March 21, 2013
at 03:04 PM

  1. Fire
  2. Stick

Catch food, put on a stick, hold over fire till done, eat. Repeat as necessary.

:-D

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on March 22, 2013
at 11:51 AM

These are mine, don't necessarily need to be the same for everyone (and maybe not just paleo related):

  1. Strength training & walking + supps
  2. Loads of leafy greens and veggies in general
  3. Plenty of eggs & some dairy
  4. Seafood (blue fish the most plus some algae)
  5. Some lean meat cuts (and now not so necessarily lean)
  6. Online tools to track myself (Garmin Connect/RunKeeper/ShapeUp)
  7. Online health, nutrition and performance resources to dig in (Twit/FB/Blogs/etc)
  8. Proper rest & stress managing
  9. Meditation or general thinking about things and about me
  10. Investing in relationships, having goals, purposes and being of some use to the world

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on March 21, 2013
at 10:39 PM

  1. Water
  2. Bacon and then the rest of the pig
  3. Eggs
  4. Coffee
  5. ALL coconut products
  6. Lamb
  7. Liver
  8. Frying pan
  9. Omega3
  10. Paleohacks of course.

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C5c1073ffc65c5b737408d1d6cc68e86

on March 21, 2013
at 01:22 PM

  1. Skillet
  2. Knives
  3. Food Processor
  4. Bacon & Bacon Fat
  5. Coconut (milk, oil, flakes, etc.)
  6. Pull-up Bar
  7. Sleep
  8. Coffee, Tea, & Mineral Water
  9. Blogs
  10. Big Pantry, Extra Refrigerator, & Chest Freezer

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on March 22, 2013
at 11:16 AM

  1. Oxygen
  2. Tubers
  3. Olive and coconut oils
  4. Meat
  5. Leaves
  6. Seafood
  7. Nuts
  8. Fish
  9. Vegetables
  10. Fruit

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89985542ffc00c296552951369fe809a

on March 22, 2013
at 04:17 AM

  • Salmon (every part - from the skin to the bones!)
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Spinach
  • Green Beans
  • Grass-Fed beef/bison
  • Ground Ostrich
  • Nori
  • Butternut Squash
  • Olive Oil
  • SLEEP

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(70)

on March 22, 2013
at 02:30 AM

My Day:

Sleep, coffee, half & half cream, playtime, clothes?, sunshine, bacon, coconuts, nutz, more sleep

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on March 22, 2013
at 12:34 AM

  1. Coconut oil
  2. Bacon
  3. Broccoli
  4. Kale
  5. Sweet potato
  6. Coconut milk
  7. Fish oil (fermented)
  8. Grass-fed anything
  9. Bullet-proof coffee
  10. Chicken

Listed in no specific order.

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C28ae8c7a12a730363835acf21e962a2

(715)

on March 21, 2013
at 04:21 PM

  1. farmers market
  2. asian grocer for sashimi/exotic fruits
  3. coconut water
  4. avocados
  5. young coconuts
  6. kimchi/probiotics
  7. vitamin d
  8. a good knife
  9. green sun tea
  10. a plate

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on March 21, 2013
at 04:03 PM

1-potatoes

2-yogurt

3-beef

4-iPad

5-salt

6-herbs

7-water

8-butter

9-veggies

10-working out

In no particular order.

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91597fb7f6bb422bff222c03f0885d5b

on March 21, 2013
at 03:51 PM

Top 10 For My Primal Lifestyle

  1. Mark's Daily Apple
  2. Big A** Salads
  3. Steak
  4. Eggs
  5. Bacon!
  6. My new found love of vegetables I previously claimed to hate.
  7. Kerrygold Butter/full fat yogurt/heavy cream...
  8. Sparkling water with a squeeze on lemon
  9. Food processor
  10. The ability to eat the occasional bit of dark chocolate even if I forget about it for weeks at a time!

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on March 21, 2013
at 03:48 PM

  1. Pans, and my stick mixer
  2. Broccolis
  3. Avocado
  4. Poultry
  5. Eggs
  6. Piggy foods
  7. Running Shoes
  8. Paleo blogs
  9. Coconut Milk
  10. Nuts in every amount

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7d151e981f4f5b0a3c376d257965093a

on March 21, 2013
at 03:03 PM

  1. My local butcher
  2. Coconut oil
  3. Online Paleo community
  4. My Ninja blender
  5. Bacon
  6. My ceramic pots and pans
  7. Water
  8. Candles
  9. The beach/My local park
  10. Sleep

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(1974)

on March 21, 2013
at 12:50 PM

  1. Brocoli. I swear my body wants like 5 cups of this a day.
  2. Ground beef
  3. Running Shoes (I sometimes use Vibrams but usually mizuno)
  4. Coffee (otherwise I would not be awake enough to cook myself healthy food..)
  5. A stove
  6. Pots + pans
  7. Oranges
  8. gym membership for weight lifting
  9. Spinach
  10. Paleohacks (for motivation and community)

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on March 21, 2013
at 11:36 AM

  1. Vitamix blender (, or the equivalent).

  2. A skillet or two.

  3. An oven.

  4. A stand mixer is helpful, and WAY cool!!

  5. A refrigerator w/ freezer.

  6. A vegetable steamer.

  7. The usual assortment of kitchenware.

  8. Time to prepare one's own food.

  9. Internet accessability so as to sign on to paleohacks.com.

  10. ... (you fill this in)

_Lazza

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on March 22, 2013
at 07:57 PM

  1. Heavy cream
  2. Super dark chocolate
  3. Steak
  4. Eggs
  5. Sweet potatoes
  6. Banana
  7. Broccoli
  8. Avocado
  9. Grilled chicken
  10. Fish, especially salmon

Funny, I feel like I eat so many different foods, yet there's not very much I would add to this list

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on March 26, 2013
at 07:19 PM

Pressure cooker to make instantly all my bone broths and make really soft all those hard meat parts.

I hardly eat the most expensive cuts, instead I opt for the hard ones with bones. Those tend to be harder, less demanded and therefore cheaper. However with a pressure cooker everything cooks 3 times faster and finish way softer and tender. In mine, water still boils 30 minutes after turning the stove off. It really helps me to save a lot in electricity bills and meat costs.

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(1363)

on March 24, 2013
at 08:18 PM

Slow Cooker, Bacon, blackout room. Can't think of any other must-haves.

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81feb1022a28f534867616b9316c7aa4

on March 24, 2013
at 06:36 PM

  1. Avocado
  2. Eggs
  3. Home-made mayo! This stuff is awesome!
  4. This would have to make 4, my stick blender that I use to make the mayo!
  5. Improved sleep
  6. Marks Daily Apple is a pretty cool blog
  7. Eating slowly and enjoying my meal!
  8. Any chicken meat (especially fatty) or any type of pork steak
  9. Enjoying a coffee with heavy cream... mmmmm!
  10. Paleohacks... this site keeps me entertained for hours.

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on April 17, 2013
at 09:32 AM

Pumpkin Husband to cook the pumpkin for me:) Sleep Mark's daily apple This blog Avocado Coconut Pool Warm weather - why I am currently living in Thailand Blender

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on March 24, 2013
at 05:40 PM

  1. HCI and Pepsin
  2. Paleo diet (not low carb)
  3. Relaxation

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(70)

on March 24, 2013
at 03:29 PM

  1. laughter, love, hate....emotions in general
  2. lack of any sort of electronic communication...forums, podcasts, blogs, cellphones, facebook etc
  3. outdoors
  4. general understanding of nature
  5. use of seasonal weather/food to your advantage
  6. coastal location(this may just be me but when i am landlocked i get anxious and claustrophobic)
  7. understanding of hunger
  8. understanding of fullness
  9. enjoyment of physical labor and accomplishment
  10. being able to sit and be with yourself

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(240)

on March 24, 2013
at 01:20 PM

SLEEP to include flux and blue blockers SUNshine, EARTHing lots of moving around lots of pure WATER and green tea seafood / seaweed (plus 2 brazil nuts a day) grass fed ground beef and lard pastured butter and eggs avocados sweet potatoes kale

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on March 24, 2013
at 12:57 PM

  1. Coconut oil
  2. Ground lamb, bison and beef
  3. Yoga
  4. Magnesium Chloride oil (I have suffered from muscle spasms in my back/neck for years until I found this stuff...) I was also already supplementing with magnesium vitamins (way more than was doing my stomach any favors...) so this stuff was a game changer because it also eliminated a lot of my migraines which manifest initially as tension headaches and transition into full blown 24 hour migraines.
  5. Oranges
  6. Bacon, with a side of bacon, on top of bacon. And for dessert: bacon
  7. Garlic Cauliflower Mash - because I was a huge huge huge meat/potato kind of girl
  8. Unsweetened, Iced Green Tea from Starbucks (I used to be a big coffee and Starbucks addict so this allows me to get the psychological crave of going to Starbucks out of the way without ordering something with dairy and tons of caffeine)
  9. A good reusable water bottle - like a Camelbak or something similar. I drink 10X the amount of water using one than I would otherwise.
  10. Kerrygold Butter

This isn't a list of things I use the most. It is more or less a list of things I probably would struggle without if I was doing paleo and they did not exist.

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on March 24, 2013
at 07:12 AM

Not in order:

  1. underground beef broth http://undergroundwellness.com/how-to-make-beef-bone-broth/
  2. heavy cream and coffee
  3. beef
  4. butter
  5. distilled water, chlorophyll, puriphy drops
  6. avocados
  7. veggies/cooked, salads
  8. coconut oil
  9. sleep
  10. money

Without money, I can't afford the above and can't sleep :)

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