How to Gain Weight on a Paleo Diet

How To Gain weight on a paleo diet

If you’ve ever asked this question (or if you’re wondering right now), then you, my friend, are in a generally enviable position.

Unlike the rest of us, you probably have very little trouble losing weight, and of the 2, it’s almost always easier to gain weight than to lose it.

And doing while Paleo might be a little tougher than doing while eating a standard American diet, but it’s not impossible at all.

How to Gain Weight on a Paleo Diet

Putting on weight is really a matter of doing 3 things, whether you’re Paleo or not…
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Giveaway! Win Wholly Guacamole Products!

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Having grown up in California, Mexican food has always been one of my favorite cuisines. Tacos, burritos, nachos, you get the picture. But as a child I wasn’t so keen on vegetables, especially the green ones. I would dip the chip in the salsa, even sometimes in the guacamole (despite it being green), but more just to flavor the chip. I would never actually scoop anything up.

Somewhere between adolescence and adulthood – I was a late bloomer in terms of healthy eating – a friend was devouring an avocado and when I looked at him with a puzzled face, he started to poetically elaborate on the buttery subtleties of this special “fruit” (yes, avocado is a fruit, botanically speaking). I started to experiment, first with a little salt, then with different textures, until I finally learned to make, and love, my own guacamole!

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Post by Lucha: World traveler turned culinary student, Lucha will try most food but prefers Indian, Thai and Mexican food above all else. She is currently either cooking, eating, grocery shopping, or browsing recipes on Pinterest.

Paleo Chocolate Pancake Recipe

paleo Chocolate Coconut Pancakes

Pancakes seem to be an American breakfast tradition, so having just become an official US citizen, I thought I’d make these to celebrate.

This Paleo chocolate pancake recipe is a modified version of the coconut pancake recipe here. And if you’re looking for an even simpler Paleo pancake recipe, then check out the 2-ingredient pancake recipe here.

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Why Humans Need Their Gallbladders – A Guest Post by Ute Mitchell

Why Humans Need Their Gall Bladders

Ute Mitchell lives in Portland, Oregon, where she homeschools her children, grows her own veggies, does CrossFit, and is a certified Nutritional Therapist. She co-published the Fast Paleo Top 100 ecookbooks and shares her musings on her Paleo life at GrokettesMusings.com, which is in the processed of being moved to realfood4.me.

Why Humans Need Their Gallbladders

The human being is an amazing animal. When necessary, we manage to live with just one kidney, a fake heart, no stomach, shortened bowels and more. We don’t think twice about appendectomies or the removal of tonsils. These surgeries are done as routinely as root canals, no questions asked by patients, no explanations offered by surgeons. In October of 2013, I went to the hospital for a liver resection. Hemangiomas in my liver made it necessary to remove over 60% of my liver, which translated to my entire right lobe and a small piece of the left lobe. As part of this surgery, my gallbladder, attached to the right lobe of the liver, had to be removed. It was a “package deal”, according to my surgeon, and I had nothing to worry about, because the gallbladder is an “unnecessary organ”. I usually pride myself for possessing great critical thinking skills. A statement like this would have normally alarmed me, and I would have asked questions or done my research about this gallbladder that I knew precious little about. Under the circumstances, however, I was a little preoccupied. It’s not every day that one is told that they will lose half a liver.

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