About Stacy

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Stacy Toth blogs with her husband (Matthew McCarry).  They co-host and produce the top rated syndicated podcast, The Paleo View as well as authored bestselling cookbooks, Eat Like a Dinosaur, a recipe & guidebook for gluten-free kids, Beyond Bacon, Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog, and Real Life Paleo,Recipes, Meals, and Practical Tips That Follow an Easy Three-Phased Approach to Health as well as two eBooks: 3 Phase Paleo and Paleo to Go! They and their award-winning recipes have been featured in several national publications, television, radio shows, podcasts and many sites online.

In addition to writing on topics related to paleo parenting, Stacy & Matt are well-known for their candor and openness in addressing topics related to having changed their whole family’s health with a paleo lifestyle. This includes living without a gallbladder, depression, the auto-immune protocol, still being the fattest people in paleo after losing 200lbs, becoming a strong athlete after a lifetime of obesity, body love and fat acceptance, safer skincare and better beauty, and everything in between.


Matt & Stacy try to keep it together with duct tape and lots of love. After over a decade of marriage, 3 kids, 3 cats, a bearded dragon, a blog, multiple books, podcasts, and Stacy’s full-time job, sometimes it has to just be about spending quality time together. It just so happens that’s often in the kitchen! That said, the journey to achieve and maintain health is not linear.

There are many factors that contribute to health and they change regularly for me. Before I suffered a back injury from a freak concrete-bag-lifting gardening accident, I was a competitive strong woman. While recovering, I found and fell in love with the importance of better beauty products. I sometimes blog about just being me – fitness, fashion, food, family… it’s all part of who I am.

I’m grateful to have found things I am passionate about, that my family encourages and that makes me feel really great. I cannot encourage you all enough to do the same, because there is infinite joy in finding what you love and making time for yourself to enjoy it. Bonus points if it contributes to a healthy lifestyle!

See more photos and read more on some of my most popular posts:

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 Stacy & Matt were the Paleo Parents ♥

Still madly in love since they committed to one another in 2002 – read more about Matt here

  • What losing 100lbs feels like. « Paleo Parents
    March 3, 2011 at 8:09 PM

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  • CaveGirlEats
    March 9, 2011 at 2:57 AM

    This is inspiring! Thanks for keeping this blog and sharing this. I know so many people who drop weight but make no mental strides to complement their physical accomplishment…and those folks seem to continue to yo-yo. I was one of those people! Then I found the Paleo/Primal way of life and found the mental and physical balance I craved. It was really an awakening! Again, thanks for this blog!

    • Stacy & Matt
      March 9, 2011 at 5:32 PM

      Liz, that is the highest compliment I could receive. I really value and respect the work you do – you’re one of my biggest inspirations, so thank you!! I got this notification late last night and was beaming and gloating to my husband until my head finally hit the pillow. I’m looking forward to listening to your interview with Bill and Hayley soon (I seriously geedked out and listened to the entire Robb Wolf backlog of podcasts over the past couple weeks)!

  • Robin
    March 19, 2011 at 1:26 AM

    Stacy & Matt, I just found your blog from chowstalker and read you bios…truly inspirational stuff!!! Congrats on making a healthy change for yourselves and for being positive role models for your kids. I am well on my way to a paleo lifestyle after a few years of paleo attempts. Nice to see other folks with some similarities to me on this journey. Keep up the good work!

    • Stacy & Matt
      March 19, 2011 at 3:09 AM

      Wow, thanks… And congrats yourself! We’re so glad to be able to offer the inspiration for others to get through their journey – it’s become such an intregal and important part of our lives, we’re happy to hear other people incorporating it into their own. Glad you found us – LOVE ChowStalker!

  • fitdaffy
    March 30, 2011 at 3:23 PM

    Wow!!! Congratulations on the great work you’ve done! I have a LOT of fellow mom friends who are also currently on Weight Watchers (or Engine 2 or 4-Hour Body or… eeek… RAW VEGAN!) and they’re so frustrated because they feel like they’re not physically progressing as they *should* be. I can’t wait to tell my friends about you (umm… that is, if that’s okay)! 😀

    • Stacy & Matt
      April 6, 2011 at 2:32 AM

      I’d love for you to share, thank you! I struggled so much with always feeling hungry, beat down, and deprived on all other diets. Paleo has made my body feel amazing and wonderful; the weight has come off effortlessly. This morning I was down 117lbs in 10 months. Natural portion control and just being more active, nothing crazy or intense like I had to do with WW and had half the results in double the time!

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  • Kristen
    August 1, 2011 at 3:10 AM

    Awesome! I am so inspired! I was lead to you by Jimmy Moore’s site. Many years back I lost 130lbs doing only lean protein, veges and fruit..super strict but I never felt better, I didnt even know there was a name for it, “paleo.” Kept the weight off for several years and was healthier than ever until I got pregnant with twins. Of course the OB said I must eat carbs etc (which I am addicted to) and I fell off the wagon. My girls are nearly two and I have 30lbs to get off (a far cry from 130 but seems impossible nonetheless.) I also want to feed my girls this way. Thanks for sharing your story and pics! Kristen 

    • Stacy & Matt
      August 2, 2011 at 3:27 AM

      Kristen, that’s an amazing accomplishment you have – and I’m sure you’ll get there again.  I can attest to Paleo being perfectly healthful for my breastfeeding baby.  So, once you get your determination you’ll be golden.  Best of luck and let us know how it goes! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, welcome 🙂

  • Sayre Rebecca
    August 18, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Stacy– thank you so much for sharing! I found you through Patti Simmons and am following you on Googleplus. I saw the clothes Patti is sending you and I know you will be happy! (have to admit I stole a couple of shirts–thanks!). I have sixty pounds to lose and though it feels like it will take forever, your story inspires me to keep going! Do you take supplements? Which ones? Can’t wait to read more about your journey as I join you in the lifestyle. Thanks so much!

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    […] then (Stacy!!! WHY DID YOU WAIT SO LONG TO RELEASE THIS GEM?!). Side note: Do you guys know who Stacy Toth is? She’s the co-host along with Sarah Ballantyne to one of my most favorite podcasts, The […]

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    […] I ventured to my first-ever book signing at the Bay and Bloor Indigo to meet Stacy Toth and Sarah Ballantyne, two best-selling authors and voices in the ever-growing Paleo diet movement. […]

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