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This is Part 3 of a three-part series on The Paleo Diet. Click here for Part 1 and Part 2.

So how do we balance the strict boundaries of Paleolithic eating with living in the modern world? Today, “Paleo’ish” is how Eric, Ali (my fiancé and co-acupuncture/nutrition partner in crime at Alki Wellness) and I eat and how we recommend that all of our clients and patients eat as well. After a few more rounds with the above story, we’ve all come to the conclusion that the 80/20 rule is our Paleolithic nutritional savior. Going from one extreme to the other is a common experience for people who set themselves up to eat 100% Paleo 100% of the time. It just isn’t sustainable if you want to have a social life and allow yourself to enjoy some of the finer points of the human experience.
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