You all MAKE ME LAUGH! I write a post about being healthy with lists of great foods we should all be eating. And EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU who emailed me about that post asked the same question. Is alcohol allowed with this Paleo diet thing??? THAT’S WHY I LOVE YOU GUYS! You are all my kinda people! So here’s the dish on a glass of wine. Word for word from Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat:

“At first, avoid alcohol consumption on this diet. At a later point in time, as weight loss and dietary patterns become well established, alcohol in moderate quantities, if low in carbohydrates, may be added back into the diet.”

I’ve also interviewed Robb Wolf, author of  The Paleo Solution, and he says “less is usually better.” However, he’s quick to hand out his Paleo margarita recipe which is high quality tequila over rocks with lime juice and a splash of club soda. Delicious!

And note, I took a picture of a bottle of wine… not a glass. That’s because I can no longer drink wine, or any alcohol for that matter. My friend Amy, the one who took the crazy cake, challenged me to a no drinking contest. WTF?? Remember in college when you would challenge your friends to a drinking game?? Now that we’re in our 40s, apparently it’s a NO drinking game. She sucks. Who does that to a friend?? Side note: This wine is Berghold from Lodi. Lodi zins are my new favorite wines! Well, they will be once I take Amy down!


About Wendy D

I was born in San Francisco and ended up marrying a rancher in Reno, Nevada. I have a big city job anchoring the 5 o’clock news but come home to the country where my husband’s family has ranched for 5 generations.


  1. Cathy says:

    You, without a glass of wine at night…that’s just wrong. :)

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