Simple Food Rules

People mistakenly think The Paleo Diet is hard. It’s not. It’s actually quite simple. Eat foods that avoid:

  • Added sugar/processed sugar
  • Beans/legumes/soy
  • Grains
  • Dairy
  • Alcohol

While those are the basic rules, I think that Michael Pollen’s Food Rules are actually a good addition, and they make a lot of sense:

  • Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
  • Avoid foods containing ingredients you wouldn’t keep in your pantry.
  • Avoid food products with more than 5 Ingredients.
  • Avoid anything “lite”, “low-fat” or “non-fat”
  • Avoid food you see on television.
  • Shop around the walls of the grocery store; avoid the middle.
  • Eat mostly plants.
  • Eat your colors.
  • Eat animals that have eaten well themselves (most animals do not do well eating grain, just like us).
  • Eat all the junk food you want as long as you make it yourself.

There’s also a GREAT website I enjoy and I think you should check it out, too! It’s called MUST HIKE MUST EAT, and even if you don’t hike, there’s LOTS of great information there.

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