What is Paleo?
I've never been into the word diet, to me, diet means "I'm starving". Starving does not sound appealing to me. I like eating and cooking too much to ever be on a traditional "diet". That's why I like paleo. It's a lifestyle, not a diet. I eat real food. REAL FOOD.
What do we eat?
All Animal proteins (must have parents)
Vegetables (excluding white potatoes)
Fruit (in moderation)
Nuts and Seeds (in moderation)
Quality Fats and Oils (Coconut mostly)
What don't we eat?
Grains (including Quinoa)
Legumes (including peanuts!)
I am not a nutritionist or a food scientist of any kind, you should not consider me an expert in that field. But what I lack in expertise, I make up for with superior Googling skills. There are many, many resources available on the web, below are a list of my favorite sources that can help you better understand what Paleo is and why I (and you) chose this way of eating.
What is Paleo? by Shannon Doleac, MS, CSCS
Paleo 101 by Melissa Joulwan
The Official Resources:
The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf
The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain
Mark's Daily Apple