Paleo Diet 101: Beginner’s Guide to What to Eat and How It Works

Paleo Diet 101: Beginner’s Guide to What to Eat and How It Works

Favorite Resources for Info About the Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet

Cordain is the founder of the paleo diet movement and a professor emeritus at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. His website has all the info you need to get started on your paleo journey, from what to eat to the latest research on the caveman diet.

Diet Review: Paleo Diet for Weight Loss

Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health delivers an unbiased look at the research on paleo and the benefits and risks of putting the diet into practice in real life. If you’re looking to learn the scientific truth about this eating plan, you’ll want to check out this resource.

Favorite Paleo Diet Blogs


PaleOMG is run by Juli Bauer, who has also published several cookbooks. Her recipes are well loved (like the classic Almost Five-Ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie) and include ideas for slow cookers, Instant Pots, and air fryers, as well as vegetarian, holiday, and party dishes — inspiration for paleo-friendly fare no matter the occasion.


Have a question? Pop it into the PaleoHack’s search bar and you’ll have answers at your fingertips. Find paleo recipes, advice on beginning a paleo diet, various resources for exercising when on the paleo diet, and more.

Favorite Resource for Paleo Diet Meal Planning

Nom Nom Paleo

It can be tough to remember what is and isn’t allowed when going paleo, so a meal planner helps take out the guesswork. This one, by Michelle Tam’s Nom Nom Paleo, includes about 150 recipes, along with step-by-step photos, that are gluten-free, soy-free, and refined sugar-free. The app can be downloaded on the App Store for $5.99.

Favorite Paleo Diet App

Stupid Simple Paleo Tracker

This app provides a handy visual food list (so there are no questions about what’s allowed), plus a calorie and macronutrient tracker so you can better work toward your goals and chart your progress. Find it on the App Store, where it’s free with in-app purchases and has a 4.3-star rating, or through Google Play, where it’s also free and has a 3.7-star rating.

Favorite Paleo Podcast

The Paleo Solution Podcast

Robb Wolf, the author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat, has a 4.6-star rating on Apple. Though new episodes stopped in 2020, if you’re just tuning in, you’ll have over 400 weekly episodes to choose from. Topics include what to eat on paleo, how to try intermittent fasting, and tips for exercising.

Additional reporting by Stephanie Bucklin and Melinda Carstensen.


Kerri Waldron

My name is Kerri Waldron and I am an avid healthy lifestyle participant who lives by proper nutrition and keeping active. One of the things I love best is to get to where I am going by walking every chance I get. If you want to feel great with renewed energy, you have to practice good nutrition and stay active.

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