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 I eat?

All Animal proteins (it must have parents!)
Vegetables
Fruit
Nuts and Seeds
Quality Fats and Oils 
Dairy (high quality cheese and yogurt)

What don't I eat?
Processed foods
Grains
Legumes (including peanuts!)
Soy
Added sugar

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.  

Quick Reads:
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

Online Resources:
Mark's Daily Apple
Whole9