Anyone Here Paleo/Primal, Grain-free, or Gluten Free?

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This thread is awesome!

I've been really thinking about trying this eating style. I did HCG a while ago and the eating is basically the same. Protein, fruits and vegetable. No carbs, no artificial sugar. I had so much energy and felt great. Of course, I fell off after the round was done and went back to eating bad and feeling bad.

My eating habits are so unhealthy right now, so I'm pretty excited to try something new and doable. I love to cook so this seems like a fun challenge.

Thanks for all the tips, ladies!
I have just started on a gluten free diet. I was already on a low sugar diet due to a chronic pain condition, and I found that a lot easier than gluten free. Can't believe how many products have hidden sugar and gluten in them

I do like cooking so I am currently investigating some gluten free cookbooks, and the interesting thing is that in 2 weeks I have already lost around 2kgs. More importantly, the chronic bloating, nausea and ibs symptoms have significantly improved. I know I really need to try the gluten free thing for at least a few months to know if it will make a long term difference.
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I've been having some real problems after eating pasta. Only pasta nothing else at the moment so I'm cutting that out and looking for more primal alternatives.
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I am so happy I found this thread! I have been gluten free for over a year and have lost 16 pounds. I had to cut out Gluten because of my wheat allergy. Plus Gluten killed my digestive system and I packed on weight like crazy!
I love cooking but I am a very lazy chef! But tonight I am going to make Chili Stuffed Peppers! I have TONS of leftover homemade chili so I am eating chili inspired menu items for the week lol.
I would love to go paleo eventually, but I want to master the GF thing before I try that. So cool though
I'm completely dairy and grain free!!! I have been this way for 4-5 months and started juicing about 6 weeks ago. Its the best thing I have done for my body. I do eat meat, but no more than once a day. So im a motified paleoian..I eat mostly fruit and veggies with small amount of nuts and eggs. I try to eat mostly raw, but dinner is usually meat with TONS of roasted veggies. I tried going vegan, but I actually gained 10lbs in a month and I felt soo sick, tired, foggy and bloated. Now I feel like I have soo much energy and no more stomach pains and i lost the 10lbs in 2 weeks. One thing is that I never really noticed the stomach issues til I cut out the grains. No I do cheat every now and then, i cant turn down my mother in laws baked goods but I feel HORRIBLE after!!!

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Pardon my ignorance, but what are paleoians allowed to eat? my understanding is fruits, nuts, and veggies are ok. Meat isn't one of them though? I thought primal would include meat.
Meat is part of it..I just eat it only once a day...where pelo/primal suggest protein/veggies for all meals, and minimal fruits. There really is not set way. Some paleo followers drink almond milk or even regular milk, or eat certain kinds of beans etc. . I don't like to say I eat "blank" way...I just try to eat the most natural healthiest way. I also listen to my body, I have a slow digestion system so I don't do well with a lot of protein rich food or heavy food like beans.. But I still get enough protein from my greens. Its about balance of your mind and body. Eat what makes you feel good

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I have low porosity and fine/med texture. Easily weighed down and VERY frizzy crown, with straighter under layers

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LI/RO/DC: CK Satin Roots,Sevi Pumpkin, SSI Okra reconstructor, CJ SAC,CJ RM
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Gel: JC CC, Ouidad H&H gel, Ouidad moisture lock gel

Hair loves moisture protein.
MUST Pixie diffuse.

My hair dose NOT like oils, butters or polyquats Or glycerin in high dews
Ohh okay ! Thanks for clarifying
I have been trying to eat less meat because meat is expensive. I've been on a bean kick lately
I'm gluten free, mostly grain free, and somewhat primal.

No choice about being gluten free. I have to be. Primal and mostly grain free is my choice.
I did a gluten free type deal and their were some interesting results. I am already vegan so I upped the ante(sp?) by cutting out gluten any type of processed sugar and ate raw meals. I did this for 7 days and only gave in and had cooked red potatoes for one meal out of the 7 days. I worked out for 6 days and when I stepped on the scale 10 lbs gone. I notices bloating go down and also noticed when I tried to introduce gluten and heavier starches back in I was not in a pain free place. I originally did this to experiment in raw veganism to see if I had what it takes.
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Me and my family went paleo after we learned I was allergic to most grains and dairy. For about several months now my entire family has had more energy and much less health problems, it even fixed my dads chronic sinus infections! I noticed I perform better in sports and I have a much easier time staying awake and paying attention in school. Turns out my allergies are the best thing that's ever happened to me!
I went gluten free, but still having problems for the past 5 or 6 years. Recently went on a low FODMAP diet and I'm feeling the best that I ever have!!
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Any tips on how to avoid binging? I need help properly going primal.

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Realize it for what it is. Go eat a piece of fruit or veggie. Be strong. Go do something else. Maybe even go to the grocery store more frequently so you have less of a stockpile of food
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Sometimes I get carried away and manipulate him too much. He tells me he's fine on his own but I never listen. I wash him less now and all in all we're happy.
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That's the time you really have to sit and ponder why you're doing it. It always helps me, no matter how much I want a donut. omg... donut...

I digress..
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I am diagnosed as a celiac, which involved two blood tests, a gastroscopy and a DNA sample for confirmation. I really wouldn't recommend anyone be on a gluten free diet on purpose. If you are concerned with what your energy levels are like, you might be masking the real problem as a lot of people will feel 'better' on a gluten free diet. See your doctor and get tested. It could be a fructose intolerance, or lactose for example, but I strongly emphasise that for gluten allergen sufferers in particular that they are at risk of a large variety of issues. Gluten free isn't a fad diet, it is a lifestyle to prevent those with the autoimmune disease to avoid a myriad of health problems as a result of malnutrition. Obviously I am not trying to scare you, but frankly taking your health seriously isn't always a matter of cutting things out — especially if you aren't 100% sure of the cause of the energy drop. B vitamin deficiency, iron deficiency and vitamin D deficiency could all render the same low energy result.
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I added gluten back recently in my diet for a while, because I was going to take the blood test. Thankfully, it came back negative. I was having all sorts of weird problems being back on gluten. That's enough for me to avoid it! I had a test done previously that showed intolerance to it. Just because you're not celiac doesn't mean that you're able to digest it properly and won't have any problems when eating it. I wouldn't call being gluten free "masking" a problem. If you can't digest it, you can't digest it and it causes havoc on the body.
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That's exactly the reason why doctors and dieticians alike would recommend against cutting food groups out, because once you do introduce them back into your diet you're likely to feel 'intolerant' to them. Honestly, if you came back positive for one of the tests but negative for the other, I would suggest getting tested again or even look into fructose intolerance. Further, study the gluten challenge prior to being tested. I only say this because being celiac and being gluten intolerant are one in the same. If you body is not digesting gluten properly, you're going to want to take that seriously. The results are quite simply more dramatic than feeling bloated or having a headache. But hey, I'm really just emphasising what my specialist in the field told me. In other words, I am just concerned!
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Before I cut gluten out of my diet, I would wake up right as I fell asleep and not be able to breathe, waking up choking. So no, I don't "feel intolerant to it after introducing it back in my diet". It's been something I've dealt with for a very long time and don't need some to judge it, just because I don't have the diease. It's like night and day when I eat it and when I don't. I have multiple intolerances, and I know food and my body very well. It' not just fructose, it's not just gluten. Experiences are not all the same.

No, intolerance and celiac disease are two separate things entirely, do some research. Celiac disease, the gluten basically attacks your body and damages your intestine (autoimmune). Intolerance, you can't digest food and it sits fermenting in your body (not autoimmune).
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