Before you begin stock up:

Supplies List

STEW, STEW, and STEW. This is the only effective way of satiating the Carb hungry pizza/ sandwich cravings of the first couple weeks. My favorites were of tuber base (rutabaga +turnip+parsnip+buffalo steak in a tomato base= Happy PaleoPerson.


  • If you can get it unsalted and without sugar- Eat Jerky!!! Beef, Buffalo, Salmon, Deer, Rattlesnake, Human, whatever! (special prize may be awarded for most unusual jerky consumption)
  • Canned Salmon (Costco’s is MUCH better thanTrader Joe’s Wild salmon), tuna (low sodium in water), sardines etc.
  • Have lots of chicken, buffalo, fish and other lean meats around both frozen and fresh

Fruits and Vegetables

  • Sacks of easy peeler oranges and little organic apples are your friends
  • Bags of frozen broccoli and blueberries from TJ’s are lifesavers
  • Unsweetened Apple Sauce

Nuts and seeds

  • Walnuts, macadamias, cashews (raw and unsalted) they are expensive if you plow into them as meals but they are so calorically dense that a small handful at a time should suffice- you’re going to want tins of these at arm’s reach 24 hours/day

Quality fats and oils

  • Walnut Oil
  • Coconut Milk (Thai Kitchen has no preservatives)
  • Coconut oil- excellent for curries, high heat tolerant
  • Flax Seed Oil
  • Olive oil- no salad is complete without tons of this on it
  • Fish oil- .5-1 gram per day of DHA/EPA per 10 pounds body weight

This won’t be fun without a solid supply of spices- double check that you are well stocked
Curries, Bragg’s, Basil, Dill, Tumeric, Coriander, Nutmeg, etc, etc.
Coffee, Vodka and Tequila, wine- these are only 1 pointers so have them around for “cheat days” Green tea is not a point gainer so find a good strong one (Macha will rock your socks off)

Don’ts – Lock these up for the month


  • Lock them up- Whole grain breads, pastas, cereals, Rice, millet, etc. etc.
    • The only “Good Carb” in the month of August is either a fruit or a veggie


  • All milks and cheeses are banished in August. Get used to espresso!
    • As an alternative, try unsweetened almond milk.

Refined Sugars

  • “Cookies?” “No.”
    “Cakes then?” “No Ian, no cakes either.”


  • Beans, legumes, black beans, peanuts, lentils, etc.

Processed Foods and Added Salt

  • Ketchup, bacon, ribs, salted nuts, commercial salad dressings, salted canned meats
    • has recipes for low salt, home made kechup and salad dressings.