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Episode 168, Navigating the Paleo Life Single: Intro (0:00)News and Views (0:56)Stacy is working on recovering from her back injury, but had an excellent Halloween weekend despite the frustrations from dealing with an injury Sarah is exhausted - she has one of her rockstar team members in town (Clair...

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Intro (0:00)News and Views (0:56)Stacy is working on recovering from her back injury, but had an excellent Halloween weekend despite the frustrations from dealing with an injury Sarah is exhausted - she has one of her rockstar team members in town (Claire) and they have been working on filming cooking videos to go with the meal plans in The Healing KitchenWeather happenings for Stacy and SarahSarah has already started her Thanksgiving cookingClaire offers great insight on how to prep paleo meals for 1How Claire connected with Sarah and a bit on how she joined The Paleo Mom's teamThrough a doctor recommendation, Claire adopted the paleo diet and 75% of her digestive issues went awayClaire's experience with learning how to cook, and self-experiemention to find the foods that make her feel great and what doesn't make her feel goodBeing less concerned with whether a food is paleo or not, but instead finding a sustainable balance incorporating the foods that make Claire feel her bestWhat Sarah has seen in her oldest daughter as she has discovered what foods make her feel her best, and how to avoid the foods that don't make her feel goodWhile eating paleo can sometimes make you feel different and make you feel like you are missing out, what you actually have is this great power to understand what it is that keeps you healthy and to ultimately keep yourself healthy for the rest of your life and not play catch up when you are olderHow Sarah feels like she is playing catch up on her healthThe health concerns that come with a lengthy history of dietingHow disordered diet habits can carry over even when we adopt a paleo diet for healing (see more on this topic here)The power of using leftovers, even for breakfastHow Claire would set-up her Sunday batch cooking to have healthy meals on hand for the weekStacy recommends looking at Melissa Joulwan's Well Fed for great tips on prepping ahead and adding diversity to your mealsClaire's number one tip to people who tolerate eggs is to make a mayo yourself because there are so many different ways to change the flavor profile of a meal with mayo as a baseNavigating eating outResearch the menu in advance onlineCheck farm to table resources that may have a restaurant directoryHave a strategy prepped in advance when dining out Don't be shy to ask questions and make requests at the restaurant, even call ahead to address the questions you have prior to dining thereEat a bit before dining out if you are worried about your choices (ex. a dinner party at someone's house)Keep an Epic Bar/RxBar in your purseDating paleoTry to pick the restaurant if possible, or make a suggestion on what kind of food you would likeIf asked, Claire lets her date know that she eats gluten-free, dairy free, and doesn't discuss the paleo diet element right awayClaire knows her priorities and where she is and isn't willing to flex themHow Stacy applies many of Claire's principles in her work setting as wellInspiring others through your actions and choicesClaire's 3 top tips for people who are single and struggling to make paleo work:Use whatever fridge and freezer space you have to your advantage - cook at home as often as possible, buy in bulkDon't feel like you have to shop at a speciality grocery store to find "special foods", you can make most foods at home or find similar versions at your general grocery storeGo live your life the way that you want to, don't let your food or dietary choices limit the way you live your life - don't neglect your social life because you don't think you can make it work, because you absolutely can and shouldThanks for tuning in - we will be back next week!Outro (1:13:00)

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