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OK, what should I eat

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 20, 2012 at 12:15 AM

I know that I'll probably get a lot of different answers, some likely to contradictory but my basic question stands; what specifically should I be eating on an honest Paleo diet?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on July 22, 2012
at 08:43 PM

I like the Green & Black's organic dark chocolate. I get the bar with the least sugar and the ingredients list seems okay to me. Lately, I haven't felt the need to have it all that much...

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 20, 2012
at 11:54 AM

Great answer. I'd add a brief list of the things to omit: added sugars or sweeteners, grains, legumes, seed oils, dairy unless you find you tolerate it. Refined "foods." Processed foods other than the most minimally processed (kraut, kimchi, jerky etc). Almost all foods that come in a box. Almost all foods that come in a jar or can.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on July 20, 2012
at 08:19 AM

I know plenty of people do make the dark chocolate exception in paleo, the dairy exception (me in this group), the alcohol exception and the coffee exception, so _well_ worth mentioning, but it made me wonder, given how intensely I examine the contents of my food now, if I did still do chocolate, how the heck would I choose one...?

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on July 20, 2012
at 08:16 AM

Dark chocolate...hmm ..If I still did things with added sugar, I am sure id find it hard to get a dark choc without weird stuff in it. And also doing it in small quantities ;P Cacao itself seems like an a very reasonable addition though. Its a great drug for mood and for energy.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on July 20, 2012
at 08:15 AM

Id personally swap the red wine for small amounts of clear spirits (wine has lots of methanol in it, particularly red wine, pretty toxic stuff moreso than ethanol, hence why red wine makes many people quite sick). Not that I drink myself, but if your doing ethanol, better if its more or less _just_ ethanol IMO.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on July 20, 2012
at 08:09 AM

Great summary! Id add- anything can can be made by simply boiling something in water- cranberry juice, tea, herbal teas. And every other kind of unmentioned, unprocessed meat, preferably pastured if its pork or chicken.

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on July 20, 2012
at 01:12 AM

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014e7a87621b34bead8645fde586f6cd

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on July 20, 2012
at 01:03 AM

solid response Dave

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on July 20, 2012
at 12:35 AM

Paleo is very personal. We all eat differently, even if we call it paleo. What you should eat is something only you can decide/figure out for yourself.

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on July 20, 2012
at 12:21 AM

....what do you think you should eat based on what you have already read.

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on July 20, 2012
at 12:33 AM

Animals and plants. That's it. Mix it up anyway you want.

More specifically, meat & veggies. Add fruits, nuts and tubers as you like. Use fats like coconut oil, butter, ghee and tallow.

Avoid grains (especially wheat/barley/rye). Avoid legumes (especially soy, kidney beans and peanuts). Avoid refined sugar/HFCS/trans fats/vegetable & seed oils. Avoid dairy, if you have a problem with it.

Okay, very specifically, eat these:
Grass fed beef, game meat, liver/offal, pastured eggs, wild salmon and other fatty fish, shellfish.
Kale, avocado, greens, pretty much any veggie you want.
If you tolerate carbs well, eat fruit and starchy tubers as you like (sweet potatoes, etc.)
Nuts in smallish quantities - almonds, walnuts - a handful a day is fine.
Optional (not really paleo, but reasonable additions): coffee, dark chocolate, red wine - all in small quantities

014e7a87621b34bead8645fde586f6cd

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on July 20, 2012
at 01:03 AM

solid response Dave

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 20, 2012
at 08:19 AM

I know plenty of people do make the dark chocolate exception in paleo, the dairy exception (me in this group), the alcohol exception and the coffee exception, so _well_ worth mentioning, but it made me wonder, given how intensely I examine the contents of my food now, if I did still do chocolate, how the heck would I choose one...?

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 20, 2012
at 11:54 AM

Great answer. I'd add a brief list of the things to omit: added sugars or sweeteners, grains, legumes, seed oils, dairy unless you find you tolerate it. Refined "foods." Processed foods other than the most minimally processed (kraut, kimchi, jerky etc). Almost all foods that come in a box. Almost all foods that come in a jar or can.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 20, 2012
at 08:09 AM

Great summary! Id add- anything can can be made by simply boiling something in water- cranberry juice, tea, herbal teas. And every other kind of unmentioned, unprocessed meat, preferably pastured if its pork or chicken.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 20, 2012
at 08:15 AM

Id personally swap the red wine for small amounts of clear spirits (wine has lots of methanol in it, particularly red wine, pretty toxic stuff moreso than ethanol, hence why red wine makes many people quite sick). Not that I drink myself, but if your doing ethanol, better if its more or less _just_ ethanol IMO.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

(5381)

on July 20, 2012
at 08:16 AM

Dark chocolate...hmm ..If I still did things with added sugar, I am sure id find it hard to get a dark choc without weird stuff in it. And also doing it in small quantities ;P Cacao itself seems like an a very reasonable addition though. Its a great drug for mood and for energy.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 22, 2012
at 08:43 PM

I like the Green & Black's organic dark chocolate. I get the bar with the least sugar and the ingredients list seems okay to me. Lately, I haven't felt the need to have it all that much...

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39d290f0fc2ca0d12006a9147b3584aa

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on July 20, 2012
at 11:05 AM

I'm no expert, but I'd advise concentrating on what you CAN eat not what you can't - it's so much more positive!!

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on July 20, 2012
at 11:36 AM

FOr me I thought of it as: Meats- clean organic grass fed if possible , imagine this was 10's of thousands of years then when animals only ate natural foods, Then veg and salad things that grew on trees, and from the ground, the only things from this is no grains, oats, bread, pasta. limit the fruit if your worried about your weight due to insulin spikes. nuts/ seeds are also allowed. Be creative with your foods, which will allow you to experience more flavors why not make a egg pizza using 4 egg whites omlette as a base tomato passata, peppers and turkey home made pizza :)

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on July 20, 2012
at 01:31 AM

I would advice you to think exactly the opposite: "What should I NOT eat".

After that, privilege varied, real whole foods from animal and plant sources over everything else and go low on the good carbs if you need to lose weight and until you become reasonably lean.

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