Hello, derek here again with the paleo diet beginners food list. You need to be following the recommendations made here if you want to gain the most from your new way of life.
1. Foods To Eat
all meats (grass fed)
all poultry & game
all wild fish (farmed fish are not allowed)
most nuts (not peanuts as they are a legume)
seeds (pumpkin, sesame etc)
beef bison buffalo chicken
duck elk emu goat
goose grouse guinea fowl hare
kangaroo lamb moose mutton
osterich ox partridge pheasant
pigeon pork quail rabbit
reindeer turkey veal venison
anchovies baracuda basa bass
carp catfish clams cockles
cod coley crab crawfish
crayfish dory dover sole flounder
haddock hake halibut herring
krill lemon sole ling lobster
mackerel marlin monkfish mullet
mussels octopus oysters perch
plaice pollock prawns rock eel
salmon sardines scallops sea bream
shark shrimp skate snapper
squid sturgeon swordfish trout
tuna turbot whitebait
artichoke asparagus aubergine (egg plant) bamboo shoots
beet greens beetroot bok choy broccoli
brussel sprouts cabbage carrot cauliflower
celery chard collard collard greens
corgette (zuccini) cucumber endive fennel
garlic horseradish kale kohlrabi
leeks lettuce mushrooms mustard greens
onions (all types) parsnip peppers pumpkin
radicchio radish seaweed shallots
spinach squash (all types) turnip watercress
apple apricot avocado bananas
bilberries blackberries blueberries cranberries
currants dates elderberries figs
goji berries grapefruit grapes guava
lemon lime loganberries lychee
mango marion berries melon nectarines
oranges papaya peaches pineapple
plums pomelos raspberries strawberries
allspice basil bay leaves capers
caraway cardamon catnip chervil
chicory chilli chinese five spice chives
cilantro (corriander) cinamon cloves cumin
curry leaf curry powder dill elderflower
fennel fenugreek garlic ginger
horseradish jasmine juniper kaffir lime
lavender lemon balm lemon verbena mace
majoram mint (all varieties) mixed spice mustard
nigella nutmeg oregano parika
parsley pepper (all types) rosemary safflower
saffron sage savory sorrel
star anise tarragon thyme tumeric
vanilla wasabi watercress
almonds avocado oil cashew nuts chia seeds
coconut coconut oil eggs flax seeds
flaxseed oil ghee hazelnuts lard
macademia macademia oil olive oil pecans
pine nuts poppy seeds pumpkin seeds sesame seeds
sunflower seeds walnut oil walnuts
2. Foods Not To Eat
meats that have been grain fed
barley buck wheat cereal grains corn
enriched flours oats pasta polenta
grits quinoa semolina wheat
Acesulfame k agave aspartame beet sugar
cane juice cane sugar high fructose corn syrup isomalt
maltitol mannitol molasses neotame
refined brown sugar refined white sugar saccharin sucralose
syrup treacle turbindo sugar xylitol
cakes cookies diet sodas donuts
energy drinks fast foods (burgers etc) candy lollipops
pastries popsicles potato chips (crisps) pretzels
processed foods sausages sodas
beans (all) lentils (all) peanut products peanuts
peas snap peas soy beans soy products
3. Foods Some People Allow
Following a true paleo diet will not allow these foods, but modern feeling seems to be changing in regard to some of them.
One of the major points discussed between the paleo purists and the modern paleoists is dairy products. If grass fed beef is acceptable then surely the by products (ie milk products) should also be acceptable.So I include here a few of the things that are shall we say borderline paleo. I leave it up to you to decide if you want to consume these products.
butter cheese condensed milk cream
cream cheese evaporated milk ice cream milk
quality bacon from pasture fed pigs sweet potatoes
4. Sensible Snacks
hard boiled eggs.
a piece of fruit. (apple, orange, pear)
a handful of nuts. (not peanuts)
leftovers from the night before.
apple slices with some almond butter.
a bowl of berries with some coconut cream.
homemade beef jerky.
There is a vast array of foods that can be eaten while following the paleo diet. The list here is extensive but not exhaustive.
As with any diet exercise is going to contribute to any weight loss. If you are primarily looking at weight loss I would recommend that you do not have potatoes.
Even though there are a great number of everyday foods that are not considered to be suitable for the paleo diet you are still left with an extraordinary amount of foods that are available.
Take a good look at the foods you can eat and make yourself some menus. It is surprising how easy it can be.