Does Portion Size Matter on a Paleo Diet?

Does Portion Size Matter on A Paleo Diet

This is going to blow your mind, but portion size matters, even if you’re eating a Paleo diet.

Mind. Blown.

However, it’s not usually something you need to think about.

For too long, many Paleo authors and bloggers have made it sound like it doesn’t matter at all how much a person eats. In an effort to rebut decades of brainwashing, we now often hear that calories don’t matter.

That’s ridiculous. It’s at least as ridiculous as (and maybe more than) saying that calories are all that matters.

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How Mount Fuji Taught Me to Love Sardines

How Mount Fuji Taught Me to Love Sardines

I visited Japan for the first time in 2014, and one of the things I was blown away by was the food.

The sushi was way better than I even expected, and I generally ate tons of great food for cheaper than I expected.

But one of my favorite discoveries – and stick with me here – was sardines.

I know!! Who would have thought?

But in the town that is near Mount Fuji, they’re famous for their young sardines, also known as “Shirasu”. You can buy them fresh or dried (we went for fresh), and they’re absolutely delicious.

As it turns out, I’d spent my whole life being afraid that I’d hate this little fish, only to find out just how great they are.

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Blogger Spotlight – Mary Herrington

Blogger Spotlight – Mary Herrington

1. What got you interested in the Paleo lifestyle?

What got me interested in the Paleo lifestyle is a long story which I will try to sum up in a few sentences. After many years of being sick, having abdominal by-pass surgery at age 40 due to a birth defect which took over 7 years to find, I needed to recover. I had to find a way to provide nutrient dense foods to my 40 year old severely malnourished body. I tried raw. I tried vegan. I tried vegetarian. I have to be gluten free due to a wheat allergy and Celiac Disease, so following the Standard American Diet wouldn’t work for me. I felt hopeless, frustrated, HUNGRY and overwhelmed. I had a friend who introduced me to the GAPS diet and that lead me to the Paleo lifestyle.

What I love most about the Paleo lifestyle is that I don’t have to adjust a ton of recipes. I am allergic to sugar, wheat, all gluten, dairy, some legumes and corn to name the most common ones. Standard recipes, whether they be the Standard American Diet, vegan, vegetarian, raw or gluten free all rely heavily upon those 5 major allergens for me. Finding Paleo was finding my freedom from hours of substitutions and adjustments.

2. What excites you most about writing/blogging and helping people get healthier?
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Lemon Thyme Infused Iced Tea Recipe

Lemon Thyme Infused Iced Tea Recipe

I bought some lemon thyme (a lemony-tasting thyme plant as the name suggests) from Whole Foods a few months ago and it’s been flourishing in the garden despite the drought here.

And since it’s been so hot in California over the past few weeks, I thought some lemon thyme infused iced tea would help cool things down a bit.  And if you prefer a sweet-tasting iced tea, then try the plum infused tea recipe here.
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5 Reasons Broccoli is Better Than You Think

5 Reasons Broccoli is Better Than You Think

Growing up, there were few foods I disliked more than broccoli. (Collard greens was one of them – I just couldn’t stand the smell when I was a kid.)

Fast-forward a couple decades, and I want to put broccoli and collard greens in everything. My mom would be proud, except that she doesn’t actually like broccoli. Oh well.

Your own mom might have tried to feed broccoli to you as a kid, and it turns out that she had good reason to do so—broccoli is a true superfood. This famous green has been linked to a variety of positive health effects in nearly all of the body’s systems, from the circulatory and immune systems to mental health.

Just what sort of healthful benefits is broccoli packing in those green bunches?

Why is Broccoli Healthy?

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Is Diet Soda Paleo?

Is Diet Soda Paleo?

Want to cut back on calories?

Drink a diet soda.

Want to get away from sugar?

Drink a diet soda.

People have been debating over the health effects of the artificial sweeteners in diet sodas—sucralose, stevia, and aspartame—for quite a while now.

So should you use diet soda as a way to curb not-so-wholesome sugar cravings, or should you avoid diet soda forever?
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Plum Infused Iced Tea Recipe

Plum Infused Iced Tea Recipe [No Added Sugar, Easy, Delicious, Healthy]

My mum’s plum tree went crazy this year, and we had plums everywhere. If you open the fridge, there’s a whole bucket full of juicy plums, and if you walk outside, you have to be careful not to squish any plums that rolled onto the ground!

So, to help her eat her delicious plums, I’ve been devising new recipes using them.

This plum infused iced tea is superb for the summer months – plus it’s simple and gives a nice twist to your typical iced teas.

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Paleo Roasted Red Pepper Italian Gazpacho Recipe

Paleo Roasted Red Pepper Italian Gazpacho Recipe

This is a guest post from Danielle. Danielle posts all sorts of Paleo goodness over at http://thepaleovangelist.com. Read more about her Paleo journey here and follow her delicious food journey on Instagram @thepaleovangelist.

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Should I Take Antibiotics?

SHOULD I TAKE antibiotics

As far as antibiotics go, we never specifically suggest that anybody not take antibiotics that they’re prescribed. It’s a personal decision, and more importantly, it’s a decision you definitely want to consult your doctor/dentist about to be aware of the risks if you decide not to take the antibiotics.
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Slow Cooker Paleo Coq Au Vin Recipe – Guest Post

paleo coq au vin recipe

This recipe is from Mira and Jayson Calton’s new book, The Micronutrient Miracle. Grab a copy of The Micronutrient Miracle before August 31st, and you will get $200 in gift certificates (to buy foods like seafood, meats, groceries, and olive oil) PLUS a full year’s subscription to any of the following Rodale publications (Prevention, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Rodale’s Organic Life, Runners World, and Bicycling)! Depending on which magazine you choose this is as much as $49 in additional value. Sign up here for more info and for additional coupons.

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The 215 Most Popular Free Paleo Recipes – Essential Recipes For Every Paleo Eater

215 of the Best Free Paleo Recipes #paleo #recipes http://paleomagazine.com/paleo-recipes

We got to thinking recently… there sure are a lot of amazing Paleo recipes out there, but all the cookbooks are from just one amazing Paleo cook. So why don’t we create a free online cookbook so that you have free access to all of these amazing recipes!

So, we’ve taken the best recipes and compiled them as an easy-to-use list here for you to access anytime anywhere! We’ve designed it in a cookbook style with a table of contents at the beginning as well.

Bookmark this page and come back to it any time you want to try another recipe.

Table Of Contents To The Best Paleo Recipes

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Blogger Spotlight – Danielle Gagnon

Blogger Spotlight - Danielle Gagnon

1. What got you interested in the Paleo lifestyle?

I spent most of my college and post-grad years trying a variety of diets without much success. All I ever got for it was minimal weight loss combined with extreme hunger and blood sugar regulation issues. That all changed when 18 months ago, after starting a job with a very long commute, I starting listening to a lot of podcasts. During that time I came across the Balanced Bites podcast with Diane Sanfilippo and Liz Wolfe. After one episode, I was hooked. I listened to dozens of episodes and immediately began changing my diet. The principles of a paleo lifestyle just clicked with me.. I realized that the factory-made, fat-free and fiber-filled food I had been eating, which I thought would make me healthy, was actually making me sick. Just a few months after going paleo, I had lost weight and the constant headaches, body aches and stomach issues that had plagued my college years were gone. I felt amazing.

2. What excites you most about writing/blogging and helping people get healthier?
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How to Make Cashew Cheese [Paleo, Vegan, Dairy-Free]

how to make paleo cashew cream recipe http://paleomagazine.com/how-to-make-cashew-cheese-paleo-vegan-dairy-free-recipe

Cheese was one of the last foods I stopped eating after starting a Paleo diet – it was simply too hard to resist at first.

Luckily, I found cashew cheese as an easy and delicious replacement. Give it a try and pin the infographic below on how to make cashew cheese so you don’t forget – it’s super easy to make and has a nice creamy texture very much like cream cheese. In fact, it also looks very similar to cream cheese.

My favorite use for cashew cheese is in this recipe for bacon wrapped dates stuffed with cashew cheese.

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