6 Tips to Starting and STAYING Paleo


I’m the mother of 3 who keeps all my family on a strict paleo diet and has for 3 years all while working, building several businesses and volunteering, I don’t think there is a whole lot of valid excuses for NOT going and staying paleo in any walk of life.

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When people ask me what tips I can give them, these 6 things have been critical to my success:
1. COLD TURKEY – throw everything away in your house and start over. Most people cannot handle temptation and no one succeeds by halfassing.
2. Find tools to make life easy – the slow cooker, a secondary freezer, a dehydrator. Small investments up front save tons long term
3. Plan/prepare – I stock my freezer and pantry with common items that are easy to prepare when I forget to plan or don’t defrost something, or am too tired to be creative and cook
4. keep it simple – every meal is a protein, a veg and a fat. That’s it. Every time. Don’t over complicate it. You do not have to recreate past favorites ever, don’t look for fancy recipes that are knock offs of old sad versions of things you used to be addicted too, don’t eat a ton of paleo “treats” reserve those for holidays only.
5. SLEEP, Drink water, move/play, and meditate every day.
6. Know your farmers – get out an meet every butcher, farmers, small grocer, produce stand owner, etc in your area. Create an arsenal of people that make your life easier and better. Stay OUT of grocery store franchises entirely.
This is a previous post about shopping and saving time & money, as well as one about raising your kids paleo.
The key to success is finding what works for you. I’d love to hear your tips and tricks too!

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About Leanna Cappucci

I am a woman, a mother, a wife, an entrepreneur and I have worn a hundred different hats in my lifetime. I've recreated myself when I've needed to, I've gleaned from the experiences I've been lucky enough to have - both positive and negative, and they have impacted the person that I am today. Like you, I've succeeded and failed and I will continue to do so, because failure is simply the precursor to success! As a coach, as a blogger and as a friend; I am just who I am. I will ramble, I will be honest, I will be emotionally invested and I will say it like it is. I am not a sugar coater, I value honesty. I am not afraid to disagree or have conflict, as those are both healthy and vital to individual growth. I enjoy teaching, learning, discussing and collaborating. As a mother, there is nothing more important to me that the responsibility I have been given to shape the lives of my children, to empower them, to protect them and to help them learn to be strong and independent adults some day.