Paleo Questions Answered! A 5-Minute Convo with Paleo Writer Scott Jones

Your Paleo Questions Answered! 5 Minutes with Paleo Writer Scott Jones | eMeals #eMealsEats

1WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THE PALEO PLAN?

Without a doubt, my favorite aspect about the Paleo plan is that it’s accessible to everyone. You don’t have to live in a big city or near a gourmet market. The vast majority of our ingredients can be found at your local grocery store—even the large national discount stores.

2WHAT’S ONE CHALLENGE ABOUT WRITING THE PALEO PLAN?

The biggest challenge is maintaining a variety of meals. Our protein-heavy Paleo Meal Plan doesn’t allow for traditional sides like pasta, rice or potatoes, so I have to bring my A-game every week to ensure it doesn’t just turn into the “All Meat Plan.” I really try to mix up not only the flavor profiles, but also the vegetable-based sides, so the meals are hearty, appetizing and exciting.

Related Recipe: Paleo Greek Roasted Chicken with Grapes and Red Onions

3WHAT’S ONE BENEFIT YOU’VE SEEN OR HEARD OF REGARDING THE PALEO LIFESTYLE?

Those who have been on the Paleo diet say that once all the refined sugar and dairy are cut from the diet—about two to three months in—their level of energy is noticeably higher than before, so they’re even more motivated to work out and follow a Paleo diet, all part of the lifestyle.

4RELATED: WHAT MAKES PALEO A LIFESTYLE CHOICE AS OPPOSED TO AN EATING CHOICE?

Paleo is more of a lifestyle because it’s all about mimicking the way people ate and stayed fit during ancient times, so it’s not just about a high-protein, vegetable-rich diet, it’s also about working out in a way that uses the entire body (which is why the CrossFit-style workouts go hand-in-glove with the diet).

Related Article: 3 Benefits of the Paleo Diet

5IF SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS INTERESTED IN THE PALEO LIFESTYLE/DIET, WHAT’S ONE THING YOU WOULD TELL THEM?

Stick with it. Don’t give up. It’s take a few weeks to get used to no refined sugar and dairy. But once you’re over the hump, the real benefits begin to kick in.

BONUS

HOW DOES EMEALS HELP SOMEONE FOLLOW THE PALEO LIFESTYLE/DIET?

Even if you’re a confident cook, planning can be a huge challenge, and we do all of that for you (we even provide breakfast and lunch options). As with any lifestyle change, not having the right plan can easily get you off track. So eMeals gives you everything you need—recipes and a shopping list—to meet your health goals week after week. You can even try the 14-day trial for free!

Our thanks to Scott for taking the time to help us shed some light on the Paleo lifestyle and eMeals Paleo plan!

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2 thoughts on “Paleo Questions Answered! A 5-Minute Convo with Paleo Writer Scott Jones

  1. Garrett Pate

    I love using you’re paleo plan but not including potatoes in paleo should be a crime! Even the Whole 30 plan allows potatoes. Now I know why your struggling with variety in your recipes! Can we see a change please I paid for a year of this and feel robbed a bit!

    1. Ashley Leath - Menu Editor

      Hi Garrett,

      Thanks for your comment. Here’s some feedback from Scott:

      I appreciate you reaching out to us and for your candid feedback—It’s how we ensure we’re on target with our plans and meeting the needs of subscribers like you.

      In crafting our Paleo plan, we stick to the basic food and ingredient guidelines generally recognized as those suitable for a Paleo lifestyle—and that general list of ingredients excludes white potatoes and limits sweet potatoes.

      That being said, we also clearly recognize there are more specific and nuanced diets flowing out of the overarching Paleo diet—be it Autoimmune Paleo or Primal.

      In terms of our actual Paleo Meal Plans, customer feedback and research show that the vast majority of our subscribers find our approach fits their needs while allowing them the flexibility to customize to their personal preferences as needed (adding potatoes, for example).

      Again, I recognize there are many opinions on the subject. Here are a few from within the Paleo community:

      http://paleomagazine.com/why-arent-potatoes-paleo/

      http://thepaleodiet.com/are-potatoes-paleo/

      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/paleo-potatoes/#axzz3SsdIye6Q

      http://ultimatepaleoguide.com/potatoes-paleo/

      Best regards,
      Scott
      Paleo Meal Plan Writer

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