How Do I Get Back on the Wagon After Cheating on My Diet?

HOW DO I GET off the wagon after cheating on my diet

Whenever I get asked this question, I get the feeling that the person asking me feels like they’re unique in their inability to either stick to a diet or else get back on it after falling off.

That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Over the past year, I’ve been pretty good, but if you’d follow me around all the time, you’d see that I still eat things I shouldn’t and still spiral just a little bit.
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What Percentage of Protein, Fat, and Carbs should I eat?

protein carbs fats percentages

There are a lot of varying opinions on this.

Generally, throughout history (for as long as we’ve known and across all cultures), protein varies between 12-18%. It’s not a huge range, so generally, 15% protein is fine. That said, higher protein diets are generally more satiating, so several studies appear to indicate that higher protein diets contribute to weight loss. For my part, I think keeping protein anywhere between 15-25% is a pretty good target, and there’s a lot of great research and anecdotal reason to believe that we should cycle protein consumption (some days higher protein, some days very low, rather than keeping it constant every single day).
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Interview with George Bryant – Civilized Caveman

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George Bryant of Civilized Caveman is one of our favorite people in Paleo – he’s compassionate, down-to-earth, always willing to help, and, of course, he cooks amazing food (and takes beautiful photos of them)! And that’s why I’m sure you’ll love reading this interview we did with George.

In particular, his answer to question #6 is my favorite, and it’s something Jeremy and I agree with strongly!

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Spotlight on Garlic

is garlic paleo

We all know that the foods we like can change throughout our lives, but one thing I can say for sure is that I grew up loving garlic and just never stopped! As a seasoning and ingredient in soups and on meats, my family always made sure to have that extra pinch; even the smell of cooking garlic was enough to lure me into the kitchen.

Mom had no problem getting me to eat garlic, and that’s a good thing, because this unassuming little bulb of flavor really packs some amazing boosts for your health. A member of the onion family, garlic has been used since before ancient Egyptian times as a seasoning all around the world. However, even more than as a delicious food, garlic has been prized for thousands of years for its medicinal effects, many of which come from antibacterial sulfur compounds (like allicin) that appear when garlic is chewed or crushed. It’s also what gives garlic that delightfully pungent smell.

What’s great about garlic:

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Fast Asian Vegetable Saute with a Side of Bacon [Paleo + AIP]

simple paleo and aip stirfry

I’ve been low on time this past week, and so I started creating 10 minute meals (start to finish) like this one.

Of course, if you have more time or energy, then go for the more complicated dishes, but if you’re looking for some super super fast and easy (and cheap) Paleo meals, then keep reading.

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Is Oatmeal Paleo? (Don’t take away all of my breakfast foods!)

Is Oatmeal Paleo?

Most of us have sampled some sort of oatmeal creation in our lifetime, whether it’s cookies, oatmeal in the morning, or a family recipe for baked oatmeal squares.

In fact, many people tout oatmeal as one of the best breakfast foods for you. Should we follow along and grab a bowl of oats every day, or should we be a bit more cautious about adding oatmeal to our daily Paleo lifestyle?
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Summer’s Here! – 51 of the Best Paleo Grilled Recipes

Paleo grilling recipes

I’m not sure what it is about grilled food that makes it taste so great.

In culinary school we learned about the Maillard reaction, the browning effect that happens to toast, coffee, and food on the grill. But I think there’s more too it than that.

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List of the Best Paleo Snacks of 2015 (15 You Can Buy + 27 You Can Make)

The Best Paleo Snacks

While you don’t have to eat any Paleo snacks on a Paleo diet, sometimes they can be essential to prevent you from falling off the diet!

And if you’re taking a long flight, a road trip, a vacation, or you often stay at the office late, then having some Paleo snacks around can be super helpful.

So, here’s our list of the best Paleo snacks for all occasions. There are 10 that you can buy from the store or from Amazon (in the US and sometimes Canada – we’ll put together a list of our best Paleo snacks that you can buy in the UK soon and also a separate AIP snacks list!), and there are also 27 Paleo snack recipes that you can make in under 30 minutes.

And if you’re looking for snacks for a long flight, then check out this list instead.

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Is Ghee Paleo? (More Specifically, Why Ghee is Amazing…)

is ghee paleo?

I didn’t grow up exposed to a lot of foods that you might consider to be traditionally non-American. (Whatever that means, but you get the idea.)

Ghee is certainly such a food.

In fact, when I first read about it, I didn’t even know how to pronounce it. Gee? Jee?

I had no idea, except the vague understanding that people seem to spread it on things.
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How Do I Cure Constipation AND Diarrhea?

how do i cure constipation and diarrhea

I recently had a reader email me with a question similar to this.

They were dealing with constipation after going Paleo, and they’d taken eaten various foods to try to cure the constipation. And that’s great, because the alternative is being constipated (which can actually be quite dangerous) or taking laxative and supplements, many of which damage the gut lining.

Unfortunately, though, the foods they’d eaten (including prunes) had too much of the desired effect, and the result was diarrhea and an upset stomach.

The answer, unfortunately, is not a simple one.
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Exercising On Paleo If Crossfit Isn’t Your Thing!

Exercising On Paleo if Crossfit isn't your thing

Kimberly is an Idaho native who loves pursuing her fitness endeavors in the great outdoors at every opportunity. She is a fishing and hunting enthusiast, and you can follow her on Instagram (@mrskimberlylandon, Twitter (@kimmylandon), or find her on Facebook–she’d love to hear from you!

A lot of people adopt a Paleo lifestyle at the same time as starting CrossFit, and this combination works great for many people in terms of losing fat and gaining more muscle.

But, what if, CrossFit just isn’t for you? *Gasp* That’s right, I said it.

What if you just can’t when it comes to WOD’s and snatches? Or what if the mere suggestion of working out in front of other people is enough to make you want to grab your snuggie, flip on Netflix, and let Parks and Rec calm your nerves for a few hours? Fear (nor hibernate) not— there are, in fact, a variety of exercises will boost the effects of Paleo living!

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Review of Paleo Meals To Go

review of paleo meals to go

Dawn, one of our readers, and her son recently started this amazing Paleo food company, and I was lucky enough to have gotten the chance to try her creations!

If you’re looking for easy Paleo meals to store at work, to take on flights, or even to take camping, then please read on.
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