My take on: Flax, chia, juice cleanses, green smoothies & juicing

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Those of you who follow my blog and listen to my podcasts know that I am not particularly dogmatic about what is “allowed” and “not allowed” on a Paleo/Primal/Real Foods type of diet. My approach is to help you understand how food should work in your body and empower you to choose foods that provide optimal, nutrient-dense fuel for your body.  …

FAQs: Is protein powder okay on a Paleo diet?

FAQs: Is protein powder okay on a Paleo diet?

Diane Sanfilippo Athletic Performance & Athletes, FAQs, Most Popular 82 Comments

The short answer: protein powders aren’t food. And by now you know how I feel about the fact that we should be chewing and eating food. But sometimes, there are exceptions to even my own “rules.” So, I’ll bend just a little here. Some folks may be “qualified” to consume protein in a non-food/powdered form. 1. Those interested in mass-gain …

FAQs: What is Paleo?

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“Paleo” is short for Paleolithic, but the name is actually less important than the power of the overall approach. While the term “Paleo” has gained traction in the mainstream media and on bookstore shelves everywhere due to the improved health of those who follow the lifestyle, you could call it “Primal,” “Grain-Free,” “Real Food,” “Whole Food,” “Nutrient-Dense,” or “Ancestral.” Whatever …

Introducing The 21-Day Sugar Detox – IN PRINT!

Diane Sanfilippo 21-Day Sugar Detox, Books, Events, & Programs, FAQs, Featured 16 Comments

I can’t believe it’s been almost three years since I originally published The 21-Day Sugar Detox as an eBook. Since April 2010, The 21-Day Sugar Detox has helped thousands of people to bust their sugar and carb cravings naturally. The whole-foods based approach to making dietary and lifestyle habits has proven effective again and again – and the program now …

FAQs: How can I eat Paleo without a gallbladder?

Diane Sanfilippo 30 Day Meal Plan, Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), Digestion, FAQs, Featured 37 Comments

My maternal grandmother, who many of you read about in my book, has no gallbladder. My father has no gallbladder. I’ve said it many times over, when I talk about my background and motivation to study and teach nutrition, that I live and eat in a way to do the best I can to prevent not only ailments like cancer …

Keep “Practical Paleo” in Costco stores

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First off, let me thank you all for the amazing support of Practical Paleo via Amazon and in stores all over the country – and world! After making the New York Times Bestseller list 4x already, Practical Paleo has surely gained traction and some more mainstream exposure to those who may not previously have heard of this whole movement. I recently received …

Balanced Bites | Diane Sanfilippo | FAQ | How Can I Eat Paleo on a Budget?

FAQs: How can I eat Paleo on a budget?

Diane Sanfilippo Budget Eating, FAQs, Featured, Most Popular, Paleo and Primal, Practical Paleo 19 Comments

I’ve covered this topic once already in my Priorities for Eating Paleo on a Budget post. And Robb Wolf has a post on his site about it. And I’ve covered this in my book Practical Paleo, in a bit more detail, but it seems we can never share enough information and tips for making eating real, whole foods easier for as …

FAQ: All about the book, Practical Paleo

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Last Updated 2/11/14 – I’ll add to and update this page as I see fit and more questions arise! People have had lots of questions about my new book, Practical Paleo, so I figured a post on some of the most frequently asked would be a good idea. Here you go! Logistics – Where to buy the book. Is Practical Paleo available for Kindle, …

Are you paralyzing others with Paleo Perfectionism?

Diane Sanfilippo FAQs, Featured, Monday Motivation, Most Popular, Paleo and Primal, Staying on Track 63 Comments

I visited my local lululemon athletica shop last week wearing my “WILL WOD FOR PALEOKITS” T-shirt and was kindly greeted by the cashier, “Are you Paleo?” Am I Paleo? Hmm… well, I certainly eat Paleo, at least according to my own set of standards. I quickly informed the lovely cashier (whose name I did ask for but now forget, darn …