Frequently Asked Questions
What is Paleo?
We touched on this in Paleo 101. Briefly, Paleo is living a lifestyle that combines the amazing world we live in today with the lifestyle our Paleolithic ancestors. Move each day, get plenty of sleep, make friends and eat foods local and fresh as much as possible.
What is the GREATEST thing you enjoy about eating this way?
There are several. For one, feeling your best is a huge plus. Another huge benefit is looking healthy (clear skin, healthy body composition, etc.). A gigantic benefit for anyone will be how wonderful real food tastes when you remove all the processed items in your diet. Your taste buds, like any other sensory organ, adjust to their environment. The sweetness and depth of flavor from fresh fruits and vegetables is incredible. It’s the gift that keeps on giving every meal.
Isn’t this a Low/No carb diet?
When compared to shoveling copious amounts of bread, pasta and refined sugars in your mouth, yes. And some folks might do great tweaking their personal Paleo prescription to more of a lower carb profile. For us, we eat a TON of vegetables–enough to make most vegetarians jealous. So while our total carb count is probably much lower than someone who eats three huge bowls of pasta a day, chances are most of our days are not low carb.
Are you guys 100% perfect Paleo?
No, we aren’t. We consider Paleo a template to live our lives by and make informed decisions when we decide to eat something that isn’t considered Paleo. We did spend some years staying very much on the straight and narrow. We used that time to experiment with foods to see what agreed with us and disagreed with us. It is our belief that this is a GREAT place to start for most everyone and then let your body and brain tell you what will work for you as a lifestyle.
Where do I find some of the ingredients in your recipes?
I thought Cavemen didn’t live very long?
Many of them didn’t…cuz they were being hunted by saber toothed tigers, had zero access to antibiotics or healthcare and didn’t know where their next meal was coming from. Those that did live were strong, robust and lived free of most of the modern illnesses we see today.
What if you don’t like vegetables?
Most folks we know grew up with most of their veggies coming from a can or being largely overcooked. We haven’t found a veggie yet that didn’t taste amazing cooked in lard or with bacon. We suggest being open to trying new things, and worst case scenario, try to hide some good vegetables in with your bacon.
What do I do if I don’t know how to cook?
You’re in luck! If you can read this, you can cook. Don’t get caught up in the idea that you need a special degree or training to make tasty food that is good for you. It may seem a little daunting at first. You’ll get better with each try and cooking is more suggestion than science. You’re going to make some mistakes along the way…we all do. The point is to get in the kitchen and have fun.