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anonymous_114091 10-30-2012 09:48 AM

Anyone Here Paleo/Primal, Grain-free, or Gluten Free?
 
Grain-free checking in, and ever since I started eating this way I've had more energy and have been consistently losing weight. It's definitely been working for me. Anyone else here following something similar? Please dish on how it's been benefiting you on your health journey!

GoddessCurls 11-03-2012 08:26 PM

I'm totally on board. It's awesome. I've fallen off a bit recently...didn't gain any weight back but I do wanna be good again.

appollonia 11-04-2012 05:17 PM

I have celiac so I can't do gluten. I haven't noticed much in my fitness/weight loss journey though..

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MojoDojo 11-04-2012 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by appollonia (Post 2064293)
I have celiac so I can't do gluten. I haven't noticed much in my fitness/weight loss journey though..

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Basically this. I have noticed less bloating but no real weight loss.

Roswenthe 11-04-2012 05:36 PM

I'm fructose intolerant, and wheat has fructose, so I avoid it. I was paleo for about a year, but I feel so much better eating rice on a regular basis.

There's some good cookbooks out there for paleo. We have Paleo Comfort Foods, and my dad seems to approve when I've made stuff from it for him.

The biggest challenge with paleo is variety. It's real easy to fall into a pattern of eating the same things over and over because they're easier to make, or cheaper. I guess that's true with anything though.

jeepcurlygurl 11-04-2012 06:18 PM

I eat a combo of primal, low sugar, low carb. I have greatly reduced grains, cereal, bread, rice, pasta, beans, sugar but still have them in limited amounts. I also limit processed foods and anything out of a box.
I feel much better, lighter, more energetic, more alert with this way of eating.

murrrcat 11-04-2012 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl (Post 2064325)
I eat a combo of primal, low sugar, low carb. I have greatly reduced grains, cereal, bread, rice, pasta, beans, sugar but still have them in limited amounts. I also limit processed foods and anything out of a box.
I feel much better, lighter, more energetic, more alert with this way of eating.


what do you eat??

what's left?

Not trying to be mean or sarcastic I'm serious, but my mind goes blank when I try to eat like that, I can't figure out what kind of meals to make.

jeepcurlygurl 11-05-2012 06:27 AM

Meat, fish, eggs, fruits, veggies, nuts. Foods that are whole, unprocessed, not out of a box. Things that a caveman would eat. Minus the mastodon. : )

coilynapp 11-05-2012 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl (Post 2064325)
I eat a combo of primal, low sugar, low carb. I have greatly reduced grains, cereal, bread, rice, pasta, beans, sugar but still have them in limited amounts. I also limit processed foods and anything out of a box.
I feel much better, lighter, more energetic, more alert with this way of eating.

+1 for me. Lost 40 lbs since march. And it was FAT (I've lost about 8% body fat so far). 5 inches in my waist and 5 inches in my hips. Still working at it.

GoddessCurls 11-05-2012 10:34 AM

I actually need to add a few carbs in because I have lost a bit too much and I'd like too gain a little back

murrrcat 11-05-2012 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl (Post 2064588)
Meat, fish, eggs, fruits, veggies, nuts. Foods that are whole, unprocessed, not out of a box. Things that a caveman would eat. Minus the mastodon. : )

But how do you make it a meal? Like a steak with a handful of nuts? It's so random to me. But then again idk

Give me a sample meal lolol

coilynapp 11-05-2012 12:11 PM

Sample meal for me murr

Meat, veggies (either steamed, sauteed or a fresh salad with fruits and nuts and cheese).

Sometimes I'll have rice or pasta or bread. I LOVE BREAD!!!!!! If I was magic, I would turn bread into a protein.

jeepcurlygurl 11-05-2012 12:18 PM

Meals are easy. Last night I had homemade spaghetti sauce, meatballs, cabbage noodles, and a huge salad with homemade blue cheese dressing.
Tonite I'm making salmon patties with roasted veggies (sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, carrots, broccoli, and walnuts).
Cabbage rolls, chili, soups, stews, baked fish with a parmesan nut crust, buffalo chicken, rosemary chicken, shepherds pie (mashed cauli instead of mashed potatoes), tuna salad, chicken salad. I could go on and on.

coilynapp 11-05-2012 12:19 PM

Oh yes, forgot cabbage noodles!

Jeepcurly, I'm coming to your house YUM!!!!

murrrcat 11-05-2012 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by coilynapp (Post 2064804)
Sample meal for me murr

Meat, veggies (either steamed, sauteed or a fresh salad with fruits and nuts and cheese).

Sometimes I'll have rice or pasta or bread. I LOVE BREAD!!!!!! If I was magic, I would turn bread into a protein.



have you tried these??

Flourless Protein Pancake Recipe | Blogilates



those meals sound hard.

I'm lazy chef.

jeepcurlygurl 11-05-2012 07:12 PM

Hard? They're just regular food. ??

murrrcat 11-05-2012 07:19 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl (Post 2065042)
Hard? They're just regular food. ??


yes your meals sounds hard.


but what is cabbage noodles

how does one roast veggies?


how does one bake fish with a Parmesan nut crust ?

:tongue3::scratch:

murrrcat 11-05-2012 07:19 PM

no seriously, how do you roast veggies?

jeepcurlygurl 11-05-2012 07:26 PM

Ok, so you don't cook at all?
I just meant that cooking primal/low carb/low sugar food is no harder than cooking any other food.
Cabbage noodles are just cabbage sliced into strips and boiled in water til tender. They are used in place of regular pasta.
roasted veggies - any veggie you choose (fresh or frozen) tossed with a little olive oil and any herbs or seasonings you like. Then put them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake until done (stir every 20 min or so). Some veggies take a half hour, some an hour. Roasting really brings out the flavor of veggies.

I love to cook and you all can come over my house any time. : )

iroc 11-05-2012 08:06 PM

Real food. Fruits and Vegetables in the produce section. Meat. Fish Eggs. Are much better for you, and less fattening, than foods that are very starchy like pasta, potatoes, bread etc.

The worst foods to eat are those that come in packages with a seasoning packet included and such.

Foods that are processed, instant, pre packaged, easy to cook, etc, are loaded with preservatives. Preservatives works against your body. They actually slow down your metabolism. Sadly children that grow up eating crap like that are at a disadvantage from the start. Their metabolism is being stunted in childhood making them doomed to be overweight as adults.

The key is to shop mostly on the outer edges of the grocery store. Limit yourself when it comes to the stuff in the middle. Don't even go in the frozen section unless you're only buying veggies! Or veggie burgers ;)

Roasting vegetables:

Cut up some carrots, green beans, peppers, squash, maybe a few tomatoes, whatever veggies you like - put them all in a roasting pan, shake some Mrs Dash on it (they have a bunch of flavors and they're salt free) drizzle with olive oil, stir to coat it all, put in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.

You want chicken? Put some in a pan on medium heat with some Italian dressing. Cook about 10 - 15 minutes (til you see the bottom edges turning white) and flip it. Once its cooked halfway throw some dried cranberries and walnuts on top to cook the rest of the way. Very easy. Make some rice and green beans. Boom. Dinner.

Cooking doesn't have to be complicated. Get a crock pot and look up some crock pot recipes. Makes cooking even easier!

Processed food is not good stuff. Bagel bites will kill you, man.





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