Do you have a cookbook?
Why yes I do, thank you for asking! It's called The Paleo Cupboard Cookbook, and you can click HERE to check it out!
I am new to paleo, what is it and where do I start?
That is an excellent question my friend! Starting out on a paleo lifestyle can be a little confusing. You may be wondering what you should or shouldn't be eating and what resources are available. Or you may be wondering "Why the heck am I doing this anyway"? EIther way, check out my Paleo Quick Start Guide for an overview of the paleo diet, and my list of paleo resources for ideas on where you can get more information.
I have a limited budget, can I still follow a paleo lifestyle?
I get asked this question a lot, and the answer will vary depending on how limited of a budget you have. Most of us can't afford to eat grass-fed meats and organic produce on a daily basis, but you can still make good food choices even with a limited budget. Check out my tips on making paleo affordable as a starting point, and then try and tailor the lifestyle to fit what you can afford. I also suggest the Frugal Paleo Cookbook as a great resource.
I hate to cook or have limited time to cook, can I still follow a paleo lifestyle?
This is a tough one, because eating real foods usually requires that you cook your meals and put some time into planning them. There are a lot of slow cooker recipes that are a good choice for people who do not want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. There are also paleo meal services such as Pete's Paleo where you can get farm fresh, paleo-friendly meals delivered right to your door.
I tried your recipe and changed "this, this and that", but mine didn't turn out like yours. What happened?
You would be surprised how many times I get asked this question. The answer is, it didn't turn out like mine because you changed "this, this and that".
If you change a recipe around (which I thing is great and I encourage you to do, because it is fun!), then you are now venturing out into uncharted recipe territory. Chances are I haven't made the recipe the same way you did, so I may not be much help in figuring out why it didn't turn out like mine, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't still experiment!
How many calorie, fat, carbohydrates, etc. are in your recipe?
You wont find any of that information in most Paleo recipes, because we tend to frown upon counting that sort of thing. If you are putting healthy food in your body, listening to what your body needs, and you are getting a thumbs up from your doctor at all of your check-ups, then counting all of that becomes irrelevant. I realize that some people have medical conditions that require them to count that information, so if you really must have it then there are online calculators that you can plug the recipe into and it will give you the details that you need. Otherwise spend the time doing something fun that doesn't require a calculator.
Is <insert ingredient name> paleo?
For me, a paleo lifestyle is really about putting real food in your body, and not about following some specific diet that has ridiculously restrictive limits. What I eat and what anyone else eats is probably not going to be the exact right template for you, so you have to do some experimenting to find out what will work best. For example, some people can eat potatoes and not have any effects, while others may find that potatoes do not work well for them. Pay attention to what you eat and how you feel afterwards, and you should quickly see what foods you should stick with and what you may want to ditch.
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