Simple Paleo Diet Breakdown: do’s & don’ts

Simple Paleo Diet Breakdown: do’s & don’ts







Unprocessed meat:

  • Turkey (turkey breast, turkey mince, turkey burgers, turkey rashers)
  • Chicken (If buying chicken pieces read the ingredients – some contain gluten, starch, salt, preservatives etc. Better off buying fresh cooked chicken at a deli if you’re on the go)
  • Bacon
  • steak



Green veg (plenty of green veg is key!)

Avocado (Amazing for energy & good fats)

Fruit (contains natural sugar so limit your intake if you’re aiming for weightloss. The only fruit I eat is blueberries in my protein pancakes and sometimes I snack on frozen grapes – great for a hangover)

Seeds (Source of good fats. Add sunflower seeds to a salad. If you can get chia seeds then a Table spoon of them a day in your food is amazing! It they will keep you fuller for longer. I put them in my protein pancakes & salads)

Nuts (unsalted almonds & cashews are best. Peanuts are a legume they are not a nut – avoid!)


Sweet potato (Sweet potato wedges are delicious. This is kind of a treat, it’s great for energy if you’re training)

Butternut Squash

Honey (in moderation)

Dark chocolate (the higher the percent the better)

coconut oil







Sugar (Sugar is the devil! Most foods that say ‘low fat’ have high sugar which makes you fat)

Grains  (Cereals, bread, pasta, wheat etc.)

Dairy (Milk, butter, cheese etc.)

Processed Sauces  (Ketchup, mayo, dips etc.)

Legumes (peanuts, lentils, soybeans, chickpeas)


Fruit juices (Full of sugar)

Fizzy drinks

Sweets & chocolate

Processed meat (Hot dogs, sausages)

Overly salty food (most fast food, chips etc.)

Alcohol (wine – hugely high in sugar! when I’m out for a drink I order vodka with sparkling water and fresh chopped lime rather than lime cordial)

Fatty oils




  1. Paleontologist Dr. Alan Walker, of Johns Hopkins University, led a comprehensive study on the teeth markings on humanoid fossils. A NY Times article reported his conclusions: “Every tooth of the hominids of the 12 million year period leading up to Homo Erectus appeared to be that of a fruit eater.” So meat eating probably played a very small role in human development. The diets of our closest primate relatives of today may include small amounts of meat and insects, but they probably account for no more than 1-3% of calorie intake. In the last 75 years, animal product consumption in Western society has zoomed to unprecedented levels, and now provides about 30% of our calories. Which would seem to explain why nearly all Americans have cardiovascular disease. Carnivores and genuine omnivores can eat all the animal fat and cholesterol they want without requiring bypass surgery. Not so true for humans…

    No matter what advancements we make in nutritional science, we will always have people who remain in the stone age.

  2. When you say beetroot can it be beetroot out of a jar? and instead of milk can you drink almond milk?

    • Beetroot out of a jar is ok, Raw beetroot is hard to find but it’s really nice baked in the oven. Yeah I use almond milk 🙂

  3. […] I follow the paleo diet (most of the time!) I can’t really eat porridge. My tummy gets really bloated when I do.. and […]

  4. I’m a vegetarian, do you know what foods I could use to replace the meat & fish with? Also what;s your opinion on quinoa. Thanks 🙂

    • Hi some people would consider quinoa a grain and say that it’s not paleo. But because of of its high protein content I think it’s great! I wouldn’t eat it everyday but I think adding 1 cup of quinoa to a salad is a great way of bulking it out. Sorry I don’t know much about the vegetarian diet! I have friends who are vegetarians though and they seems to eat tofu but I don’t know much about it.

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