From Cavemen To College: Easy Tips On Going Paleo

Like most students, I have an undeniable problem with fatigue. Sure, nights out roaming the dirty Eug and consuming my more than fair share of Taco Bell and Track Town may have a little something to do with it. I decided to try going paleo over the summer to see if it made a difference in how I felt. The result? Simply amazing. I had more energy and felt much healthier and happier.

But is it possible to try out the paleo diet in a campus setting? Absolutely. Here are some of the basic do's and don't's of going paleo:


  • Eat lots of meat, seafood, and eggs
  • Eat fruits and vegetables
  • Munch on nuts and seeds
  • Use only healthy oils (olive, coconut, flaxseed, etc.)

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  • Experiment by baking with almond, flaxseed and coconut flour

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  • Eat almond and sunflower seed butter

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  • Eat cereal grains or legumes (this includes peanuts)
  • Consume dairy
  • Eat refined sugars, processed foods or refined vegetable oil
  • Eat potatoes (I take this one as more of a suggestion than a rule...French fries are a luxury no caveman would have denied)

Although going full-on Paleo is wonderful, it can also be expensive. However, using theĀ aboveĀ guidelines as a basis for a cleaner diet is 100% doable! There are hundreds of websites and cookbooks that detail how you can more affordably go paleo. So the next time you are feeling sluggish, consider altering your diet as a solution! Trust me: it's so easy, a caveman could do it.

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