Paleo Diet FAQ

Paleo Diet FAQ

Sometimes, it is hard to find reliable information out there when it comes to the Paleo diet. The fact that there are hundreds of self-proclaimed gurus, and thousands of interpretations of what it means to follow Paleo doesn’t help at all.

Here we plan to provide you with clear answers to some of the questions you might have. If you can’t find the answer, leave a comment with your question.

What does “Paleo” really mean?

The term “Paleo” is a shortcut for the Paleolithic Era, which lasted from 2.5 million years ago to about 15.000 years ago. It is a period before the invention of agriculture, which started the Neolithic Era

How strict is Paleo?

Paleo is as strict as you want it to be . Following the original Paleo is not as popular as you might think. Nowadays, many paleo gurus changed their mind and strongly discourage going below 60g of “good” carbs a day, i.e. coming from sweet potatos or white potatos.

Is Paleo the same as Whole30?

Not really. Even though, Whole30 starts as a something akin to Paleo, it gets more strict over the time.
Hence, there are similiarities between those two, but generally Paleo ? Whole30.

Where do I get calcium from?

The best sources of calcium are: fishes, brazilian nuts, almonds, spinach and mussels.

Does Paleo work well with Crossfit?

Yes, it does. Click here for an explanation why they work well together.

Are legumes paleo?

No, they are not. They are rich with Phytates and Lectins. The first ones prevent your body from utilizing minerals. The second ones are proteins, which are difficult for our bodies to be digested.

Is there any paleo alcohol?

Although alcohol is not recommended for paleo followers, there are some paleo friendly options. Probably, the best choice is tequila. It is both gluten and starch free. You shouldn’t go with a cheap option though, they might be processed and not as healthy as top-notch tequila. If you are in a mood for cocktails, Robb Wolf’s NorCal Margarita is the way to go.