“What can I eat on the Paleo Diet ?!”
Eating like old people sure sounds cool. But it raises a lot of questions:
Are grass-fed cattle similar to the game that Paleolithic humans hunted? Are Potatoes OK? What about sweet potatoes? Which cooking oil should I use? (Did Uncle Grok use cooking oil at all?) Do I have to give up all sweets?
It can also be difficult to figure out which foods fit into which macronutrient categories. Like bacon for example. Is it a protein? Or a fat? Or both? (More importantly, can I eat it?)
Questions like these are why we created this handy infographic of the Paleo Grocery List for people who want to try it out.
Fair warning: most paleo grocery lists have a lot of hard and fast rules. You may find that our list is … a little different.
First, in a “Eat More” section, we featured minimally processed foods that are typically recommended on the Paleo Diet. If you’re a paleo purist, you’ll want to pick most (or all) of your foods from this category.
If you are more flexible, you will find that we have put highly processed foods and some foods that are usually considered paleo no-no in buckets of “eat something” and “eat less”.
Take ice cream. Old people didn’t have freezers. They didn’t have Rocky Road either. But you might want to have a little ball with your kids once a week. Are You Still On The Paleo Diet?
According to our Paleo grocery list, it is you.
By thinking of foods on a continuum from “eat more” to “eat less”, You can treat yourself to ice cream occasionally and other cherished foods while staying true to the ideals of Paleo for most of the time. You can also work your way into the Paleo Diet instead of starting … and stopping … and starting … and stopping.
As you focus more on the “Eat more” category, you will likely find that you naturally eat less in the other categories.
Use our continuums to make paleo decisions that are “just a little bit better” whether you’re browsing the aisles of the grocery store, cooking a home cooked meal, or ordering from a menu.
(And if you want one Free Paleo Diet Nutrition Plan That instantly gives you the amounts of calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat you need to achieve your goals Precision Food Calculator.)
Download this infographic for your tablet or printer and decide step by step which foods match your (or your customers’) Paleo goals.
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