Tiny steps can be just as valuable as a giant leap
The list below of Paleo encouraged and discouraged foods was found here – Please read it and follow it with a grain of salt. It really depends on who you read and how they interpret Paleo eating on whether to get rid of ALL of the foods listed on the discouraged list. I am certainly modifying it a bit overall with the goal that any food I do eat is natural, whole unprocessed — I am not eating crap food. I am having my pre-workout 8oz glass of milk with protein powder, and cream and sweetener in my coffee. Modify to see what works for you — Try it solidly for 2 weeks to 30 days minimum to see how your body responds. Can’t just right into it? Try eliminating one element — drink too much soda? Try cutting it out for 2 – 4 weeks. Or try cutting out wheat/gluten for 2-4 weeks. Tiny steps can be just as valuable as a giant leap.
Below is a list of foods that are encouraged or discouraged in the Paleo diet. This list was obtained from the book Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain (Wiley and Sons, New York 2002 pages 104-112).
Lean poultry (white meat, skin removed)
Eggs (limit to six a week)
Nuts and Seeds
Foods To Be Eaten In Moderation
Foods You Should Avoid
Cereal Grainlike Seeds
Soft Drinks and Fruit Juices