What We (Ought to) Eat

Our Guiding Principles

What We (Ought to) Eat

Our Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles are pretty simple. We say “Yes” to fresh, natural whole foods that are nutrient-rich and toxin-free. We say “No” to wheat and most other cereal grains and legumes. We avoid sugar in any form, especially high fructose corn syrup. We minimize industrial seed and vegetable oils, and we choose processed foods as a last option. So, quite naturally, we read labels and often come away disappointed with the ingredients we find in processed foods.

We try to limit protein to 8 oz. per day and and limit carbs even further. Ideally, carb intake is limited to all the leafy green vegetables and salad greens we want with an occasional sweet potato or modest serving of rice. Fortunately, the right fats can be eaten virtually without limits because that is where the body prefers to get its energy. put, we shop for fresh produce, dairy and meats if at all possible

We try to keep carbs low and engage in intermittent fasting as a routine.

When well-planned, a healthy diet is really not complicated; it’s easier once you know the good, the bad and the ugly foods and think ahead, especially when eating out!

Our goal here at Byrd House Paleo is to hold true to our principles while enjoying great food and having fun cooking it.

Above All, Eat Well and Have Fun!

So, let’s have some fun eating great paleo meals!!

Melane & Johnnie Byrd

The Best Foods

  • Nutrient-rich
  • Toxin-free
  • Whole foods
  • Fresh produce
  • Fresh Meats & Fish
  • Eggs
  • Coconut Oil
  • Butter, Cream & Ghee

Food Labeling

  • Organic
  • Grass-fed
  • Free-range
  • Gluten-free
  • Non-GMO
  • Cage-free
  • Pastured
  • No Sugar Added

Foods to Avoid

  • Vegetable Oils
  • Sugar and Corn Syrup
  • Legumes
  • Wheat & Cereal Grains
  • Dairy, except butter & cream
  • Most processed foods
  • Fast Foods

The Good

Tasty nutrient-dense, toxin-free, whole-foods! There are so many good choices out there to eat healthy.


Gray Area

The ‘jury is out’ on certain foods. So, the decision is ‘to eat or not to eat’ but always in moderation in the gray zone.

The Bad!

Some foods are just plain unhealthy! We have some definite opinions about foods that can cause serious health issues.

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