|02-09-2008, 04:25 PM||#3|
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
Join Date: Oct 2005
WOE: Perfect Health Diet/JUDDD
Start Date: LC;HCG; 1/19/12/JUDDD; 1/13/13 PHD/JUDDD
You crack me up!!
That was me. I lost well on Atkins and then stalled for months and I switched over to the Paleo diet. I cycled back and forth between the two diets.
Paleo is an excellent way of eating, and if I could, that is what I would stick to all the time, but it is quite strict. Paleo is pure whole natural foods like cavemen supposedly ate. The theory is our body is not equipped to handle the foods we feed it now.
The basics of the Paleolithic Diet are:
Eat none of the following:
· Grains- including bread, pasta, noodles
· Beans- including string beans, kidney beans, lentils, peanuts, snow-peas and peas
· Dairy products
Eat the following (preferably organic, grass fed, no nitrates)
· Meat, chicken and fish
· Vegetables (especially root vegetables, but definitely not including potatoes or sweet potatoes)
· Nuts, eg. walnuts, brazil nuts, macadamia, almond. Do not eat peanuts (a bean) or cashews (a family of their own)
· Berries- strawberries, blueberries, raspberries etc.
Omega 3 fats are critical to good health.
I did do very well on this diet. I lost weight, I felt tons of energy, and was quite healthy. With this diet, there is a huge surge in your vitamin intake, naturally,and there is a huge decrease in your toxin intake.
As you can see from the restrictions, it is not easy to follow. Especially life without cheese and dairy. And for me, eliminating salt is hard. Grains are considered toxic. Lectins are very bad as well as exorphins (found in dairy and wheat), and enzyme blockers ( in grains, beans potatoes).
Paleo is the plan I would LIKE to follow all the time. But life gets in the way.
So I cycled between Paleo and Atkins. That's not an okay thing to do in the Paleo world, but it worked for me.
Good broth resurrects the dead. ~ South American Proverb
|02-10-2008, 12:02 AM||#4|
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: going to school in NC
Stats: 160/140ish, 5'11"
WOE: gluten-free whole foods
Start Date: May 2007
^^I do a modified version of paleo as well. Just try to eat as many whole foods as possible with as little processing as a you can find/afford. I don't eat grains much at all (that's the easy part), but I love my raw cheese and yogurt. Some say cultured and raw dairy is easier to digest and more nutrient rich.
I find I lose better (and feel better!) on paleo because it really limits how many "treats" you can have. Now I consider a palmful of macadamia nuts or some berries a treat! You get more bang for your caloric buck health-wise.
"I've got a perfect body, but sometimes I forget. I've got a perfect body 'cause my eyelashes catch my sweat."
|02-10-2008, 03:27 AM||#5|
Old Wise One
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Hudson River Valley
Stats: choosing to be scale-free;
WOE: (48% C; 33% Fat; 19% P; )
Start Date: 11/22/11 - MediterrAsian, Flexitarian, Oz-ish
|02-10-2008, 04:06 AM||#6|
Way too much time on my hands!
Join Date: Mar 2004