Below are the bad versions of foods to stay away from or eat in small amounts (where noted) when on the Paleo / Zone diet. (Cited: from THE PALEO DIET by Dr. Loren Cordain)
No dairy items are permitted on the Paleo diet unless you are Vegetarian or are trying to bulk up using the CrossFit Football John Welbourne method. – ONLY RECOMMENDED UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.
Meats: – These aren’t TERRIBLE options, but the ratio of protein to fat is on average 30:70. These are fine mixed in to your weekly (paleo) diet, but try not to eat them every day.
Fat Pork Chops
Lean Lamb Chops
Pork Shoulder Roast
Ham Lunch Meat
Ground Beef (15% fat)
Lamb Shoulder Roast
Fat Lamb Chops
Link Pork Sausage
Oils: – These are ‘Bad’ oils and should not be used at all because the ratio of Omega 6’s to Omega 3’s is too high. More info on The Omegas.
Apricot Kernel Oil
Coconut Oil – though this one has been heavily debated, according to the Weston A. Price Foundation
Coconut oil is 92% saturated with over two-thirds of the saturated fat in the form of medium-chain fatty acids (often called medium-chain triglycerides). Of particular interest is lauric acid, found in large quantities in both coconut oil and in mother’s milk. This fatty acid has strong antifungal and antimicrobial properties. Coconut oil protects tropical populations from bacteria and fungus so prevalent in their food supply; as third-world nations in tropical areas have switched to polyunsaturated vegetable oils, the incidence of intestinal disorders and immune deficiency diseases has increased dramatically. Because coconut oil contains lauric acid, it is often used in baby formulas.
Rice Bran Oil
Tomato Seed Oil
Wheat Germ Oil
Spices: If you are suffering from an AID (Auto Immune Disease) you should stay away from these:
Other pepper based spices
Potatoes (not including Yams or Sweet Potatoes)
Legumes – beans, peas, and peanuts included