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Weight Gain

5 NEAT Paleo Tips for Burning Calories Like a Thin Person

Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, or NEAT, basically means burning calories while doing anything other than a workout – think washing dishes, cooking, hauling...

avocado with oil

Paleo and Keto: How Much Fat is Too Much? How Much is Enough?

Way too many explanations of Paleo and keto diets are jam-packed with: Complicated technical terms (Omega-6 PUFA! Stearic acid! Adipose...

Cheese

8 Kinds of Cheese for Keto/Low-Carb Diets

Not all people on keto diets eat cheese – and that’s totally fine! If you can’t tolerate dairy, here are...

Nutrition label

How to Read Nutrition Labels for Paleo/Keto Diets

They’re long and complicated and full of numbers: for people who don’t already know a lot about nutrition, those black-and-white...

Pills

4 Lesser-Known Causes of Constipation – Even on a Paleo or Keto Diet

“Eat more fiber” and “drink more water” are the two pieces of advice everyone always gets for constipation – and...

Gut shield

Food Additives, Weight Gain, and your Gut

“Food additives” is an incredibly general term – as a rough definition: a food additive is something added to food...

5 Lesser-Known Tips for Hunger-Free Paleo Weight Loss

Ask anyone how to avoid hunger while you’re on a diet and they’ll tell you to eat more fiber, eat...

Wheat

Going Gluten-Free for Digestive Symptoms

From upper digestive issues (dyspepsia, heartburn, etc.) to problems lower down in the gut (bloating, gas, constipation/diarrhea), there’s actually quite...

Stress

5 Things to Know About Running & Paleo

Running is a touchy subject on Paleo – some folks swear off it as a relic of their calorie-counting past...

Cramps: SOS

Digestion and the Menstrual Cycle: The Paleo Take

If you struggle with constipation, diarrhea, bloating, awful gas, or general abdominal pain around your period, you’re not alone: roughly...

Time saving

4 Things to Know about Intermittent Fasting and Type 2 Diabetes

Intermittent fasting has a lot of promise for weight loss – partly because the fasting itself has beneficial effects, and...

6 Paleo and Low-Carb Meals with more Fiber than a Whole-Wheat Sandwich

6 Paleo and Low-Carb Meals with more Fiber than a Whole-Wheat Sandwich

Fiber isn’t the one holy grail for digestive health – in fact, some people have digestive problems from eating too...

Ham

How Much Meat on Keto: Choosing and Preparing Animal Protein for Paleo/Keto Diets

The stereotypical image of a keto meal is a big plate full of bacon with a few spears of asparagus...

Happy eggs

Omega-3 Eggs for Paleo and Keto: Healthy or Hype?

Omega-3 eggs are exactly what they say on the tin: eggs with extra Omega-3 fats in them. Benefits of Omega-3...

Pills

6 Reasons to be Skeptical of PPIs for Heartburn

More than half of Americans get heartburn at least occasionally, and the most popular pill for that is a proton...

weight loss

4 Tips for Weighing Yourself During Paleo or Keto Weight Loss

The Paleo approach is all about listening to your body and working with your built-in human needs. Maybe the “most...

Keto scale

Do I Need to Count Calories to Lose Weight on Keto?

This is ultimately going to be a post about calories and keto, but start by thinking about your computer for...

Shrimp soup

Building a Paleo/Keto Shopping List: 7 Pantry Staples for Easy Soups

Whether you’re starting Paleo for the new year or just trying to stick with it through the cold months, it...

Shirataki Noodles: The Paleo Take

Shirataki noodles are popular for one big reason: calories. Some brands have 0 calories; others have 5 or 10 for...

Chocolate, coffee, and alcohol

Chocolate Cravings on Paleo and Keto: the Good, the Bad, and the Science

Do you suddenly lose all self-control around chocolate? Is the lure of Rocky Road ice cream or a gooey chocolate...

Cooking vegetables

Keto Cooking 201: 8 Optional-but-Fun Tools for Next-Level Keto Meals and Snacks

You already have the basics. You have a cast-iron frying pan, a good knife, a cutting board, a baking pan…but...

Seaweed

Building a Paleo Shopping List: 7 Staples for More Interesting Salads

Throwing together a salad is easy: lettuce, cucumbers, red onions, walnuts, chicken, oil, vinegar, done. Throwing together an interesting salad...

red meat and fat

What Paleo and Keto Fans Should Know About the Carnivore Diet

If low-carb is good for weight loss, wouldn’t zero-carb be best? And if plant foods so often contain toxins and...

Brain

5 Paleo-Friendly Diet Strategies with Research-Backed Antidepressant Effects

Just to be clear: none of this is intended as a substitute for seeing an actual doctor or following a...