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March 6th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

The Paleo Diet



The “Paleo” (paleolithic) diet has risen in popularity over the past few years. According to, it involves eating only foods that our ancestors from the Paleolithic era ate, which includes meats (poultry, beef, lamb, pork, etc.) fish and other seafood, fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and natural oils such as olive, coconut, avocado, etc. Things like dairy, cereal grains, refined sugars, legumes, and any type of processed food are not included, as the hunter-gatherers of that age did not have the tools and knowledge to cultivate or create them (although some variations of the diet do include eggs and beans). Overall it’s a type of low-carb diet. Advocates of the paleo diet believe it aids in preventing certain diseases and ailments, including acne, obesity, some types of heart disease, diabetes and others. If you’re interested in trying this diet, you should consult your doctor first. The are skeptics who don’t find this diet to be as effective as others in terms of balanced diet and weight loss, so it’s important to do your own research and determine if it’s something that’s right for you. Here are some great Paleo resources for information, recipes and more.

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July 16th, 2013 at 5:00 am

Let a Teen Show you How to Eat Healthy

Are you looking for gluten free food ideas? Perhaps you’re considering going paleo. Or maybe you’re just looking for some healthy food recipes to liven up your family menu. If so, you definitely want to check out the Yes to Yummy blog.

Written by a smart and funny 14-year-old named Abby who is, full disclosure, the daughter of a good friend, Yes to Yummy is chock full of excellent recipes and ideas for great tasting gluten- and grain-free food that is healthy and delicious and helps you go paleo with a smile.

Dietary restrictions can be a real roadblock to eating great tasting food. Admit it, gluten-free is a hardship (oh how we love our carbs), and gluten-free products, well, they’re not usually on the high end of the taste charts.

So Abby has put together lots of great recipes that run from hearty dinners to delightful desserts that make you forget that you’re eating right. Her blog is clearly written, with great photos and easy to follow instructions, peppered with colorful commentary that will make you feel like you’re chatting with a good friend. She’s got a great story of her own personal transformation that came about when she changed her diet. Now’s she’s the head chef in her home and her family is reaping the rewards. Lucky them!

Follow the Yes to Yummy blog or like her (along with 4000+ others) on Facebook to participate in the dialogue .

Well done Abby!

You can also find Paula on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter @techsmart319. Feel free to reach out if you have questions.

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