Paleo Acronyms

If you’re new to Paleo, you’ll have stumbled over some Paleo acronyms. And Google is, of course, a great place to search for them.

I decided to put together a list of the most common acronyms, so you have them all in one place. Copy it, print it, put it on your fridge. 😉

Before you know it, you’ll have them memorized and won’t need my little list anymore.

1) SAD – Standard American Diet, which really stands for the standard western diet.

2) CW – Conventional Wisdom

3) MUFA – Mon-Unsaturated Fatty Acids

4) PUFA – Poly-Unsaturated Fatty Acids

5) SFA – Saturated Fatty Acids (We like those!)

6) EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil (remember not to cook with EVOO, as it oxidizes)

7) EVCO – Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (heating EVCO is no problem)

8) IF – Intermittent Fasting

9) LCT – Long Chain Triglycerides

10) MCT – Medium Chain Triglycerides

11) CLO – Cod Liver Oil

12) GM/GMO – Genetically Modified/Organisms

13) GF – Gluten Free (Gluten Free does not make it Paleo!!)

14) LC – Low Carb

15) CHO – Carbohydrates

16) HDL – High Density Lipoprotein

17) LDL – Low Density Lipoprotetin

18) CLA – Conjugated Linoleic Acid

19) EPA/DHA – Eicosapentaenoic and Docosahexaenoic Acid (the two important Omega 3s… aren’t you glad there is an abbreviation for those?)

20) BBS – Body by Science

21) CVD – Cardio Vascular Disease

22) CHD – Coronary Heart Disease

23) BG – Blood Glucose

24) FBG – Fasting Blood Glucose

25) Primal Blueprint

There are more. But I would argue that these are the most common ones. Did I forget any? Leave a comment. 🙂

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