Paleo Peeps 
(and other healthy peeps!)

Paleo Peeps ® Boston, MA 
Getting Started with Paleo
  • Eat real food. Meat, eggs, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruit, oils (like EVOO or coconut). Eat foods with very few ingredients, all pronounceable ingredients, or better yet, no ingredients listed at all because they’re fresh and natural.
  • Do not eat dairy. This includes butter, cheese, yogurt and milk (including cream in your coffee).
  • Do not eat grains. This includes bread, rice, pasta, corn (NOT a vegetable), oatmeal, and also any gluten-free pseudo-grains (quinoa, etc).
  • Do not eat legumes. This includes beans of all kinds, lentils, and peanuts. No peanut butter!
  • Do not eat sugars of any kind, real or artificial. No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, Splenda, Truvia
  • Do not eat processed foods. This includes protein shakes, processed bars like Zone and Balance bars, dairy-free creamers, etc.
  • Do not drink alcohol, in any form. If you must drink, try tequila. 
  • My personal principle: Food is on a spectrum of bad-for-you to great-for-you.  Make good choices so you can stick with it! Better to "cheat" with some hummus than some really processed junk.

Some Tips to Make Life Easier
  • Check out the Helpful Links section here
  • Check out the Amazon store here - no pressure to buy.  Just a list of our favorite cookbooks, brands, cooking items, and gear all in one place.
  • Get 8+ hours of sleep
  • Get appropriate rest between workouts
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Grass Fed, Free Range and/or Organic is best
  • Learn your spices and herbs to make your food taste amazing and avoid boredom (check out our FB site for some recipes from other Paleo Peeps)
  • Eat with abandon (Remember – it’s all about what you CAN eat, not what you CAN’T eat!)
  • Save starchy vegetables (sweet potato, roots, tubers, squashes) and fruits (best are berries) for post-workout
  • Eat in moderation: Nuts and seeds (limit to 1/4 cup per day; rotate; no peanuts) 
  • Try coconut oil for cooking. Try olive oil and nut oils for salads and toppings.
  • Check with a doctor if you have any health issues.

A Few Things to Pick Up
(at Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Amazon or any good supermarket)

  • Disposable storage containers (ideally no BHA)
  • ​Quart and Gallon size freezer Ziploc bags
  • For cooking - coconut oil, ghee, grass-fed Irish butter (technically dairy but high quality)
  • For salads - olive oil, flaxseed oil
  • Apples – great as a snack with a tbsp of almond butterSpices (cumin, sea salt (not iodized), etc)
  • Almond butter – no peanut butter. Once you stir it, it won’t be so separated. 
  • Almond milk –  a decent substitute for milk
  • Coconut milk – minimize additives
  • Green tea – technically has caffeine but a fraction of the caffeine in coffee
  • Herbal teas 
  • Stevia - minimize additives
  • Veggies (incl. garlic and onions)
  • Fruit (incl. lemons)
  • Ground turkey, beef, bison
  • Frozen spinach and kale
  • Walnuts, almonds, cashews
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • A food processor
  • Dark leafy green vegetables
  • Fresh fermented vegetables

Paleo Peeps Facebook Group
​Please look for the Paleo Peeps Facebook Group and ask to join. It’s a great environment to share recipes, photos, link, etc.

Good Luck!

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