30 Day Paleo Challenge Quick Guide

So you’ve finally decided you’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. An over-zealous fitness enthusiast friend screamed, “TRY PALEO!” close enough to feel the warmth of his breath on your eyeballs and you decided to give it a try. After several failed attempts, you may have decided you need a quick and easy guide to helping you eat like a caveman. You, my friend, have come to the right place. Here is an easy guide to help you get started along your Paleo journey.

  1. 1.    Start eating three meals a day
    1. I don’t care if you want to puke in the morning, get something in your mouth.
  1. 2.    Add two snacks, once in the morning and once in the evening
    1. Seeds and nuts are a great source here. Again, I don’t care if you’re hungry, your feet hurt, it’s not convenient or any of the other excuses I’ve heard. Do you want to be feel great? Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to stay out of the hospital? Eat your snacks.
  1. 3.    Have protein (meat/Poultry/eggs/seafood) and vegetables with every meal
    1. Fat is another great addition to these meals in the form of avocado, oils, etc.
  1. 4.    Start cutting out the crap
    1. If it’s artificial or has added sugar, cut it out. Processed food is not food, it’s poop. Fast food is not food, it’s poop. Don’t eat poop. (see food list below)
  1. 5.    Clean up your food sources (Grass-fed, free-range, non-pasteurized)
    1. Everyone asks me what to do if they “can’t afford” high quality meat….the reality is that most of us CAN afford it if we cut out other unnecessary elements in our lives. However, if you truly can’t afford to buy grass-fed and free-range foods, you will still get a tremendous benefit from switching your diet over to Paleo. Remember, if you stop eating poop, you’ll stop feeling like poop.

Once you manage to go strict Paleo for 30 days, you can experiment with adding a few elements back in to see how your body handles them but commit to 30 days of strict to help your body reset.



MeatsFlank Steak, Hamburger, Chuck Steak, Sirloin, Lean beef, London broil, Lean veal, Pork loin, Pork chops, Turkey, Chicken, Kangaroo, Alligator, Ostrich, Bison, Game hen, Chicken eggs, Duck eggs, Goose eggs, Rabbit, Goat, Venison, Emu, Organ meats, Caribou, Quail, Rattlesnake, Reindeer, Squab, Turtle, Wild boar


Fish/Seafood: Abalone,Bass,Bluefish,Clams, Crab, Crayfish, Cod, Drum Eel, Flatfish, Grouper, Haddock, Halibut, Herring,Lobster, Mackerel, Monkfish, Mullet, Mussels, Northern pike, Orange roughy, Oysters, Perch, Red snapper, Rockfish, Salmon, Scallops, Scrod, Shark, Shrimp, Striped bass, Sunfish, Tilapia, Trout, Tuna, Turbot, Walleye


Fruit (wt loss) Blackberries, Blueberries,Boysenberries,Cherries, Cranberries, Grapes, Gooseberries, Lemon, Lime, Pomegranate, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries Fruit (general) Apple, Apricot, Avocado,Banana, Cantaloupe, Carambola, Cassave melon, Cherimoya, Figs, Grapefruit, Guava, Honeydew melon, Kiwi, Lychee, Mango, Nectarine, Orange, Papaya, Passion fruit, Peaches, Pears, Persimmon, Pineapple, Plums, Star fruit, Tangerine, Watermelon


Vegetables (Non-starchy) Artichoke,Asaparagus,Beet greens,Beets, Bell peppers, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Collards, Cucumber, Dandelion, Eggplant*, Endive, Green onions, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard greens, Onions, Parsley, Parsnip, Peppers (all kinds), Pumpkin, Purslane, Radish, Rainbow Chard, Rutabaga, Seaweed, Spinach, Squash (all kinds), Sweet Potatoes, Swiss chard, Tomatillos, Tomato *, Turnip greens, Turnips, Watercress   Nuts and Seeds (Raw or home-roasted)Almonds,Brazil nuts,Cashews,Chestnuts, Hazelnuts, Pecans, Pepitas, Pine nuts, Pistachios, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts   Fats/OilsOlive Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil

BeveragesWater,Mineral Water, Full-Leaf Teas

Beverages (in moderation) Wine (Spanish, red) Coffee  


Not Allowable Food Items


Dairy: Butter,Cheese,Cream,Cream Cheese ,Dairy spread, Frozen Yogurt, Ice cream, Ice milk, Milk, Nonfat dairy creamer, Powdered milk, Yogurt

Grains: Barley,Bread, Corn, Millet, Oats, Rice, Rice noodles, Brown Rice cakes, Rice flour, Rye, Sorghum, Wheat, Wild Rice  

Grain-Like seeds: Amaranth,Buckwheat,Quinoa

Legumes: Adzuki beans, Black beans, Black-eyed peas, Broad beans, Chickpeas, Fava beans, Field beans, Garbanzo beans, Horse beans, Kidney beans, Lima beans, Lentils, Miso, Mung beans, Navy beans, Peas, Peanut butter, Peanuts, Pinto beans, Red beans, String beans, Snow peas, Sugar snap teas    

Starchy VegetablesStarchy tubers (potatos),Cassave root,Manioc,Potatoes and Potato products, Tapioca pudding, Soft Drinks and fruit juices All sugary soft drinks Canned, bottled Processed Foods Some sausages Deli meats Almond Milk Sweeteners Honey All added sugars (organic or otherwise) Stevia Splenda Aspartame/sucralose, etc  




Sample Day of eating



Sample 1 Handful Raw Cashews Handful Blueberries Sample 2 Grass-fed sausage 1 Sautéed green pepper ¼ Sautéed onion Coconut oil Sample 3 2 egg omelette Grass-fed ham ¼ diced red pepper ¼ diced yellow pepper Sample 4 4 oz chicken breast Sautéed Kale



Sample 1 4-8 oz. Baked Salmon Leafy greens Sample 2 4-8 oz. Grass-fed Beef Romaine Lettuce Olive Oil Diced avocado Diced Peppers Sample 3 Paleo Kebobs Sample 4 Paleo Chili



Sample 1 Beef and Pesto Side-Salad Sample 2 Nitrate-free bacon wrapped sweet potatoe Steamed broccoli Sample 3 Cauliflower crust pizza Sample 4 Roast Beef Saurkraut

SnacksAlmond butter and bananaRaw nuts/seedsApple with Cashew butter4-10 Mini sweet peppers Home-baked Kale chips Avocado Raw veggies

author: Well Fit Life

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Cycling Lymphomaniac

Thank you for this. I’m happy to see that kangaroo makes the list. 🙂

Since Tony’s Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, there’s a great big spotlight on nutrition in this house. Each passing day we’re eating less processed food, prepping more meals at home and keeping portion sizes under control. I even stopped craving Jet’s 8-corner deep dish, well done with pepperoni which was no easy feat as pizza is my kryptonite. Carbonated water with a lemon, lime and/or orange wedge satisfies my very rare soda cravings as I’ve reduced that poison intake to about 12 sodas a year. I don’t touch artificial sweeteners either. My other food crushes are ice cream and yogurt. Do you have any suggestions for substitutions that are paleo friendly for ice cream and yogurt?


First off, I love your blog name, lol. Congrats on all the progress! Kefir is a great replacement for Yogurt that I feel is completely acceptable. As far as ice-cream goes, they make coconut milk ice-cream and IMHO, if you can get it with Stevia and you’re a life-style paleo person, good to go!

dave collins

Solid presentation today. Where do you train at? Need to reprogram my 16 year old sons diet.


Hi Dave, thanks!
I can do nutritional programming anywhere and I have representatives I. Most cities, call or email me at 313-410-8944 and we can chat a bit more!

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