Paleo Dieting: How Is It Restrictive?

We hear it all the time: “Paleo is so restrictive!” Umm, not really!

It all comes down to perspective. If you think you can’t eat bacon & eggs, or ribeye steak, or seafood because of the cholesterol and saturated fat – now, that’s what WE call restrictive.

Who doesn’t LOVE a juicy steak?!

What should you eat on a Paleo Diet?

Paleo is about “JERF”-ing. Just-Eat-Real-Food-ing. There are a wide variety of nutrient dense foods which provide the micronutrients (vitamins & minerals) you need for good health. Junk food just doesn’t deliver.

With Paleo, you get to choose from a wide variety of non-processed meats and seafood. There are dozens & dozens of vegetables, how bad can that be? Plus there are a wide choice of fruits, nuts & seeds, and healthy oils. These foods enhance your health instead of destroying it slowly.

Eat more of these foods!

Not sure how to start eating Paleo? Try this.

Robb Wolf has a Food Matrix which lists twenty seven proteins, twenty four vegetables, five fats, and twenty five herbs & spices to help you plan and prepare Paleo meals. 

The Matrix is by no means exhaustive, so there are many, many more possibilities out there. Then he takes one item from each list to make a meal and calculates that you get “27x24x5x25= 81,000 DIFFERENT meals. Divide that by 365 (1 different meal per day) and you will not see the same meal for 221 YEARS.” Well, I usually eat 3 meals per day, so that’s about 74 years.

Either way, how is that restrictive?

Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb

Bet you thought you couldn’t have tacos on Paleo.

If your looking for more great meal ideas with specific instruction, we’ve posted several recipes on Nourishe.

Paleo = freedom (from feeling like crap)

When it comes to grain-based foods – bread, pasta, cereals – Paleo can be a challenge at first, until you avoid them long enough to realize how much better you feel without them. Since eating Paleo, we and many others have noticed that our aches & pains are gone. Feeling bloated is gone.  We have more energy and we’re not sick all the time. 

Once you realize how great eating good food makes you feel, you’ll realize how much you are in control of your own health.

This is freedom, not restriction.

It’s empowering, too. As you rid yourself of maladies and medications which are the consequences of poor food choices, you gain confidence that you are capable of living a truly healthy lifestyle and feeling amazing.

And of course, if you find yourself really craving some of your grain-based favorites, you can use our products and mixes to make the foods you miss when you miss them – delicious pizza & flatbreads, waffles & pancakes, sandwiches, and even cakes! 

Paleo is restrictive? We don’t believe so!

In health,


For more:

Our Paleo e-book and cookbook contains over 80 delicious recipes for appetizers, breakfasts, soups, salads, entrees, vegetables & sides to desserts and much more.

Order your copy of, Dine, here.