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Stickied. Agreed on not overloading the list but I would like to recommend beginner cookbooks. Well Fed 1 and Well Fed 2 are hands down the best. Also, It Starts With Food is the best intro to paleo there is.

I was just wondering if there was a good paleo cookbook. I'm starting today and foresee getting bored after a week of just meat and veggies if I don't get creative...

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I was just wondering if there was a good paleo cookbook. I'm starting today and foresee getting bored after a week of just meat and veggies if I don't get creative...

 

I would recommend Well Fed 1 & 2 over anything else as has been said. I'm in love with those books and have made almost every recipe. They're very simple. However, if you're looking to be more creative, but still want hearty, clean paleo food, try Nom Nom Paleo. She also has a fantastic cookbook that I've already used several times even though it's only a month old.

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Whole30 is too extreme for newbies who need to transition more gradually.

 

Maybe Steve would revise his article if you shared your thoughts with him.

I disagree. I think it works better for some people and less for others. It depends on the person.

 

And yeah, Steve knows. :)

 

I'm just voicing my opinion so people who come by and read this thread can find what works for them. :)

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I disagree. I think it works better for some people and less for others. It depends on the person.

 

And yeah, Steve knows. :)

 

I'm just voicing my opinion so people who come by and read this thread can find what works for them. :)

 

I'm with you on that, Loren. I am more of a jump head first into the freezing cold water instead of prolonging the inevitable. Eating style changes really suck at first because of the cravings, but if you can get past the first few days your pallet will usually adjust (at least mine does).

 

For example I used to drink a lot of sweetened beverages, and then switched to pure water for a month. The first week, water tasted beyond plain and my liquid intake skyrocketed just to satisfy my thirst. After that though I was accustomed to it well enough, and after a month I tried the sweet beverages again, and found I didn't really like them as much. The human body and mind is amazing in that respect.

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Here are my top resources for new "Paleo" people 

 

Books

The Paleo Coach- Jason Seib

The Paleo Solution- Robb Wolf

Primal Body Primal Mind- Nora Gedgaudas

 

Cookbooks

Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook- Sarah Fragoso

Paleo on a Budget- Elizabeth McGaw

 

Podcasts:

The Paleo Solution Podcast

Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness Podcast 

 

Websites:

Mark's Daily Apple http://www.marksdailyapple.com/#axzz34GBn9kfb

Paleo Hacks http://paleohacks.com/

 

And Finally

Magazines:

Plaeo Magazine: Modern Day Primal Living 

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depends how picky you want to be. offhand I would class kombucha as better than juice (too sugary) or beer (made with grains) but worse than plain tea (which contains no sugar or alcohol).

Probably not okay on Whole30 since alcohol is forbidden, but if you're just doing regular paleo, you could give it a try and see how you feel.

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Thanks for the input, I have found that I like Kombucha, but not to the point where I have to have it.  Good to know where it lands in terms of Paleo diet.

 

So for a follow up question and to keep this discussion going.

 

Is there an ideal protein supplement that fits into the Paleo diet?  Or better to eat the amount of protein that you should intake each day?

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Thanks for the input, I have found that I like Kombucha, but not to the point where I have to have it.  Good to know where it lands in terms of Paleo diet.

 

So for a follow up question and to keep this discussion going.

 

Is there an ideal protein supplement that fits into the Paleo diet?  Or better to eat the amount of protein that you should intake each day?

 

by paleo logic, it's better to just eat your protein.  Cavemen didn't have whey powder, did they?

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Anyone familiar with Mark's Daily Apple is aware that he espouses the 80/20 principle concerning nutrition.  Following the Paleo/Primal plan 80% of the time will keep you more sane than imposing strict restrictions on yourself.  Definitely have to weigh in behind his books and website as an excellent new Paleo resource.  Tons of articles and a forum full of like-minded folks.

 

Whey powder is not strictly Paleo because it is derived from a dairy source.  There are several plant or nut-based protein powders available but these are generally prohibitively expensive in my experience.  I personally toe the line between Paleo and Primal and have accepted and embraced the miracle of whey isolate because the benefits far outweigh the detriments in my eyes.

 

I eat whole foods 90ish% of the time but I love my protein shakes around my workouts or as a bedtime snack.  Call it a treat or call it a supplement but it's in my meal plan to stay.

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Whole30 is too extreme for newbies who need to transition more gradually.

 

Maybe Steve would revise his article if you shared your thoughts with him.

 

 

I'm another that will disagree with this. Whole30 made it extremely easy for me to adopt paleo as it gave me a complete set of rules + structure, a reasonable time frame in which to reset my body and cravings, and a set of tools to learn how to eat post-Whole30. I have been on NF for a long time, but I never would have adopted paleo without Whole30 to get me there as I found it far too intimidating. 

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Hmmm. I'm surprised I said that. On further reflection, I was ambiguous. I did not mean that whole30 is always too extreme for all newbies. Rather, what I meant was that for some newbies - i.e. those who may need to transition more slowly - it may be too extreme. I'm not suggesting that newbies should avoid whole30.

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im pretty new to the whole paleo diet thing. iv only done it for about 5 months but im keen to make it work for me. i have a paleo cookbook that i got from this site https://tinyurl.com/yblpcu7d. i got the paleo 4x one that only cost about 25 dollars and it is brilliant. theres over 50 recipes in it, and i actively use at least 20 of them. some of the otheers are a bit hit and miss depending on your taste but i would honestly recommend it if you have a tough time coming up with new paleo meals. every single one of the recipes in the book i bought only use 4 ingredients so if youre strapped for cash, the cupboards are a bit meagre or even if you just dont want to fuss over a tricky meal its great. they have another few books on this site too but iv not bought them so cant personally recommend them. but based on the one iv got im sure they will be pretty damn good as well. anyway anybody got any recommendations for a newbie?

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I was just wondering, has anyone tried Real Plans that is mentioned Whole30 site?  I'm fairly new to this, so wouldn't mind trying this out...but I'll need a lot of prep time first (mostly as I'll need to work out exactly what I'm going to cook and where I'll get what.  Meat and veg are easy enough to get, but want to make sure I've got all the other bits and pieces so that if I do this, I do it right first time...hopefully)

 

If not Real Plans, has anyone used/found a good way to do the meal planning in advance?  Thanks in advance for any advice/suggestions

 

~ Barbs

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Has anyone found any good meal replacement bars/shakes that have more than the usual 20grams of protein? It would be great if there was one that had at least 40 grams but didn't taste like $hit. There are days in the office that I can't get away/didn't bring food, and I just can't seem to find a good option...Thank you!

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