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reegs 02-27-2012 01:44 PM

Paleo diet/lifestyle

Has anyone tried the paleo diet or does anyone consider themselves to have a paleo lifestyle?

My boyfriend wanted to try a 30 day challenge as he had heard the about the benefits and to lose some weight. So to help him along I'm joining in. We cut out dairy, grains, legumes and anything processed. Which means no pasta, rice, milk, cheese, potatoes, peas, beans and sugar. Lots of fruit and veg, lean meat, nuts and lots and lots of water.

We are up to day 9 and so far so good. We only had one cheat meal which left us feeling awful. He's been struggling with the detox side of things and having lows before a meal. I can honestly say I nearly quit 2 days in, so I've compensated by having a morning latte then sticking to the diet for the remainder of the day.

At the end of week one I've lost 1.7kgs and he's lost close to 5kgs.

We're determined to stick out the 30 days and will then consider reintroducing some foods back into our regular eating, mainly our morning bowl of cereal which we both miss.

Wish us luck for the next 21 days :)

CurleeDST 06-07-2012 12:36 PM

Wishing you luck
Let us know how it goes.

JRock 06-07-2012 11:21 PM

Good luck & keep updating your progress. I'm not doing Paleo, but Atkins which is similar. I have nut and fruit allergies so I figured without those, the diets/lifestyles are quite similar.

When I dropped the carbs, processed foods, diet soda, sugars, etc, it was difficult. I felt crummy for about 5 days. After that, I felt fantastic! I had loads of energy. That surprised me the most. In the first 14 days I lost 12 lbs. In 5 months I lost 56 lbs. I had to quit, however, due to a wonky gallbladder. But now that I've had my surgery I'm back on this way of eating.

I hope you enjoy your new lifestyle!

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apatt4975 09-08-2012 01:34 PM

I read about this but wasn't sure about it.

Keihs 09-09-2012 05:28 PM

Is the paleo diet raw?

Honeycurls 09-09-2012 07:39 PM


Originally Posted by Keihs (Post 2030135)
Is the paleo diet raw?


anonymous_114091 10-30-2012 09:33 PM

I'm not paleo, but I'm grain-free. I still allow myself to eat cheese, yogurt, dark chocolate, legumes, and tubers moderately, but I do not consume grains. My diet mainly consists of vegetables, fruit, meat, and fats. I feel great eating this way, but it may not be for everyone. I have reason to believe due to observing characteristics of myself and my family that I have a difficulty processing grains and excess carbohydrates. When I eat grains I tend to feel bloated, like my stomach swells slightly. It is also hard for me to keep weight off. I learned this by experimenting with going grain-free for a month and a half. I wanted to know if my body would approve or not. Not only did I lose weight without trying but I got some unexpected compliments on how clear and nice my complexion was (my skin was always acne prone when I ate grains). Overall, it works for me.

anonymous_114091 10-30-2012 09:44 PM

Oh, and I want to suggest doing internet searches on grain-free recipes. You can even bake bread out of almond flour! Some of my favorite websites for recipes are The Detoxinista and Paleo for Foodies.

curlylaura 10-31-2012 02:05 PM

I'm not paleo but I'm intrigued by it. I think I'd do primal though to allow for dairy.

At the moment I'm avoiding processed foods. If it has a long shelf life or I have no idea what the ingredients are or say them, I avoid it.

GoddessCurls 11-03-2012 08:25 PM

I do it. I've been following WheatBelly probably for about 6 months. I've lost 40 pounds..don't have to work out like a maniac and I do feel better. When I cheat I feel like crap. Even that little pooch in ur lower belly that it seems all is chicks that don't live in gyms have to deal with. That went down a lot! I sleep better..clearer head! Plus I don't get hungry as much. All my blood tests came back great..blood sugar, triglycerides, cholesterol. All of it. Can't recommend enough!

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