So-Called Healthy Foods You Should Actually Avoid

Nell Stephenson is the coauthor of The Paleo Diet Cookbook. She contributes to The Paleo Diet Newsletter, USA Triathlon, and other publications. She owns and operates an online Paleo nutritional counseling business and is a competitive endurance athlete and has raced Ironman World Championships. Visit her at Paleoista.com.

Cornflakes_400Want to eat clean and feel amazing? A Paleoista knows better than to indulge in these so-called healthy foods. From Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean, and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat.

Don’t Eat or Drink These, Please

• Rice cakes, rice crackers, any crackers

Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean, and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat

Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean, and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat

by Nell Stephenson

  • Get Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean, and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat
  • Get Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean, and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat
  • Get Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean, and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat
  • Get Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean, and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat
  • Get Paleoista: Gain Energy, Get Lean, and Feel Fabulous with the Diet You Were Born to Eat

• Cereal, from “diet”/low-fat corn flakes to oatmeal—they’re all a no‑go!

• Diet soda, any soda

• Any product labeled “diet” anything

• Any dairy products, including whey protein and even yogurt, and even the dieter’s staple, good old cottage cheese

• Any pasta. Yes, that includes spinach pasta: you’re fooling yourself if you ever thought that was a good source of veggies, anyway, and gluten-free pasta

• Any beans, including soy and peanuts, as well as green beans or snap peas

• Any grains, even whole grains or products made from them

• Any sugar (except the sugar you’re getting in a piece of fresh fruit)

• Oh, who am I kidding? I have to add the “avoid junk” clause here, too, just to be crystal clear: Don’t eat fried foods, candy, cakes, cookies, pies, pizzas, fries, milkshakes, muffins, scones, packaged mixes, almost anything in a wrapper, and boxed or canned concoctions.

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