Grass feed meats are the best choice.

Let’s Go Paleo – A Paleo Diet & Lifestyle How-To

Let’s Go Paleo.

In 2013 the Caveman Diet was one of Google’s most searched diets for weight loss. Well it is three years later and the paleo lifestyle is still popular.

Converting to a paleo diet or lifestyle can seem like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be that difficult. You can make simple changes to start or go ALL IN with your paleo shopping list. Check out our list below and you won’t have any trouble converting to a paleo healthy Caveman’s Kitchen.

Meats: Grass fed beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, pork and others.

Fish and Seafood: Wild caught pollock, salmon, trout, haddock, shrimp, shellfish, etc. Avoid any farm raised seafood from China. Better yet, avoid any farm raised seafood.

Eggs: Choose free-range, steroid free, pastured or Omega-3 enriched eggs.
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Balsamic Crockpot Roast Paleo Style

Here is an incredible recipe for a balsamic crockpot roast. Feel free to also give this a try with a pork roast as well. You won’t be disappointed.

Balsamic Crockpot Roast
Balsamic Crockpot Roast


3 lb. beef chuck roast, boneless;
2 to 3 sweet potatoes, cut into big pieces;
4 carrots, cut into big pieces;
1 onion, sliced;
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary;
2 bay leaves;
2 cloves garlic, minced;
1 cup red wine (optional);
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar;
1 ½ cup beef stock;
2 tbsp. cooking fat;
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste;

SERVES: 4 PREP: 15 min. COOK: 8-10 hrs.

Bacon Avocado Omelette

Here is a great quick protein packed breakfast.

Bacon Avocado Omelette

Bacon Avocado Omelette
Bacon Avocado Omelette


4 bacon slices
1 avocado
2 tbsp minced red onion
1 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
1 dash hot sauce
4 eggs


Cook bacon until crisp.
While bacon is cooking, whack your avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Mash it up, but not too fine—a little texture is nice.
Add onion and cilantro to avocado. When the bacon is done, drain it and crumble or snip it in, too. Stir it all up.
Now make your omelets, one at a time. Use half the avocado mixture in each. Top with more hot sauce, if desired.


NUTRITION: 370 calories; 30 g fat; 17 g protein; 9 g carbohydrate; 3 g dietary fiber; 6 g net carbs per serving.

Horseradish Scrambled Eggs

Horseradish Scrambled Eggs

Horseradish Scrambled Eggs
Horseradish Scrambled Eggs


4 slices bacon, raw
6 eggs
1 tsp horseradish


Put big, heavy skillet over medium heat. Use kitchen shears to snip the bacon into the skillet. Fry it crisp, separating the bits as it cooks. While that’s happening, whisk eggs with horseradish.
When the bacon bits are crisp, scoop them out of skillet to a plate and reserve.
Pour off all but a tablespoon or so of the grease. Now pour in eggs and scramble until they’re almost set. Then add the bacon bits and scramble them in. Serve.


NUTRITION: 450 calories; 39 g fat; 20 g protein; 2 g carbohydrate; trace dietary fiber; 2 g net carbs per serving.

Facts About Cortisol and How it Affects Fat Storage

Facts about cortisol and how it affects fat storage

As medicine advances over the decades, more and more information is made available to the public about the human body and how it functions. In recent years cortisol has been in the public eye via the media and in medical literature. What it is and how it affects the body has been a widely discussed subject for many years by medical personnel as well non medical people who are interested in the latest issues with regard to health. Cortisol is one of many hormones in the body. It is produced by both males and females in the body’s adrenal glands. Cortisol has several functions including increasing blood sugar and immune system suppression among other functions. However, it is cortisol’s affect on the body when it is under stress that is the cause of concern for many people.


The body produces Cortisol as a natural response to stress. This includes injury or trauma to the body, emotional stress, and lack of sleep or illness. Even relatively minor situations like traffic jams or an argument with a friend or co-worker will cause the body to produce this hormone. So why is this problem? Simply put, the process in which the body deals with stress causes an increase in heart rate, increase in fatty acids and fat creation as Cortisol is released. Additionally, visceral obesity, or fat deep within the abdominal cavity, is also increased when the body is under stress.
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Is the Paleo lifestyle for you?

The Paleo diet sounds as if it’s some old concoction that will help you lose weight. Well, it is. The idea behind the Paleo program is that you can lose weight simply by eating as people did thousands of years ago. If you were think of it as the “Caveman Diet”, you would be more on point. Consider what it would mean to eat like a caveman and then work from there.

What Did They Have?
What did cavemen have to eat. Imagine how the world looked when there was no industrialization at all and no processed foods. The people of the paleolithic era only ate the foods that they could find. There was no such thing as food preparation. In fact, there was barely such a thing as fire. Therefore, the Paleo program is a look back at how food could be enjoyed if the cooking and processed food were taken out of the equation.

No Processed Foods:
The Paleo Diet starts with the idea that you simply don’t war processed foods. However, you have to define processed foods before you stop eating them. Many people don’t realize that processed foods are any foods where you are getting them out of a package. From the TV dinner that is so popular all the way to bread that comes in a package.

Stay off processed foods
Stay off processed foods

Each and every one of these foods items has some kind of chemical and preservative in it. If you think through the foods that you eat on a regular basis, you will realize that a good many of them are processed and have some kind of chemical or preservative in them.

However, you don’t have to stop eating in order to go on the Paleo Diet. You simply have to change the way that you look at food.
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Paleo Diet and Advanced Glycation End Products

Paleo Diet and Advanced Glycation End Products

Eventually when you are slowly changing your lifestyle to be healthier you will run into those who are negative and will want to put down your new way of life. Clearly, these people don’t understand that the positive effects of changing your habits far outweigh what you were doing before. One of the main arguments against adopting a Paleo lifestyle is the problem of advanced glycation end products that is a result of eating cooked meats.

The problem here you see is that these advanced glycation end products (AGE’s) are actually contributors to slowly causing you to age. If you consume meat that is cooked on an open grill or oven broiled you will slowly accumulate these end products and that in the end will slowly contribute to your aging.

There is no doubt that those who eat the Paleo diet religiously eat far more meat than most in the world. However, if you know what are the causes of these AGE’s then you can learn to cook in other ways to prevent this build up. As it turns out there are plenty of slow cooked meals that would not only qualify as Paleo but would be easier to cook and ultimately healthier.
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Paleo Diet and Skipping Breakfast – Is this possible?

Paleo Diet and Skipping Breakfast – Is this possible?

The idea behind the caveman or Paleo diet is to eat almost exactly as our ancient ancestors ate. Clearly, there must have been times when food was not plentiful, so therefore eating in the morning regularly may have been difficult.

Skipping breakfast is something that is common among those who perform intermittent fasting. There may be variations of this dieting technique but it seems as the Paleo lifestyle and intermittent fasting are compatible.

Just because you can?

However, just because something can be done with one diet and another does not really mean you should do that thing. There are many studies that show the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast and the evidence behind intermittent fasting is not all that great, that does not mean it is invalid but rather there just has not been enough studies to show if it is effective or not.
Ultimately you have to consider how you feel each day with any diet program. If you feel sluggish or are weak during your daily exercise, something clearly has to change. Why are you choosing to go with the Paleo lifestyle? Does it fit in with your Crossfit or exercise routine? Are you desiring to get lean and cut out some of your fat?
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Is it Paleo or Not – Eliminating the confusion

Is it Paleo or Not – Eliminating the confusion

Whenever someone brings up the Paleo diet there is invariably a discussion if something is truly “Paleo” or not. The confusion arises not because many people understand the fundamental principles behind this diet program. Essentially, you will want to eat as close to someone who lived approximately 10,000 years ago if not before that.

If a food has a label or a package than some die hard Caveman eaters would claim you are not eating truly Paleo. Just think about it this way, even a couple hundred years ago much of the food sold in the world did not come prepackaged or had a label. So, even if the meat is good and is something someone would have ate that long ago if it comes in a package than most likely it is not Paleo.
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