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Old 05-19-2011, 10:39 AM   #31
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:48 AM   #32
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I love paleo too. I left paleo for awhile recently and feel terrible. That's a clear message for me.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:03 PM   #33
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Was down a pound this morning after my first day paleo! Woohoo!

Also, believe it or not, I'm also already seeing clearer skin and easier breathing. I really do think the dairy was causing acne and mild athsma for me.

I had been doing Atkins, but he does mention that dairy stalls some people, and that was definitely the case for me this time. It's a combination of it being kind of addictive in that once I eat it, I tend to want more. And it's so easy to just keep grabbing cheese out of the fridge! AND it does have a lot of calories, so I think that combination was just too much for me.

I've been trying to post what I eat on my journal, so if you're curious, check it out

Today went well. I think I'm still getting a bit of hypoglycemia between meals, but my goal is to work on eating meals that are a bit bigger and not snacking as that seems to keep me more stable than grazing.

Thanks to everyone who is posting on here and sharing your success with this WOE, it's really inspiring and encouraging!
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:23 AM   #34
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Me too!

Hey! I'm on Paleo too (a bit modified)!! It's fantastic!! 3 days, and 2.5 lbs dropped already! SO happy!! It was those grains that were holding me back. Had NO idea how much I ate (or carbs in general) until I cut them out! I upped my fat intake and it's one of the best things I've ever done!! YAAY!

Still doing milk products. I should test it soon though, but I'm pretty sure I don't have a problem (or I wouldn't be dropping so fast!). Plus, I could go a day without milk and feel no side effects when coming back on... but I felt an immediate difference with grains! Glad I kicked 'em to the curb!
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:35 AM   #35
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Congrats Spartanwoman!

I'm down another pound today, too! Plus I'm feeling so light and great. Steak and cauliflower for breakfast - never thought I'd be doing that!
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:38 PM   #36
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I really do think the dairy was causing acne and mild athsma for me.
I had really bad cystic acne along my jaw line. Research kept pointing to dairy's role in acne. That was the final push for me to stop the dairy. Now my face has been clear for months but I still have the scars.

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Old 05-20-2011, 08:40 PM   #37
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I had really bad cystic acne along my jaw line. Research kept pointing to dairy's role in acne. That was the final push for me to stop the dairy. Now my face has been clear for months but I still have the scars.
There are a few home remedies that I've found help with the scarring.

If you have discoloration, you could try baking soda. I just take a bit and use it gently like a scrub. Don't leave it on too long, it's pretty drying. You could also just dab it on the scars and leave it for a minute or two, it lightens them.

Another lightener is hydrogen peroxide. Just dab a bit on the areas that are darker. Don't get it on your eyebrows or hair, it will lighten them, too.

I've also used vaseline. I'm not sure how it works, but if you dab a little on the scars at night and put a towel on your pillow, it does seem to diminish them.

Another home remedy I like is egg masks. Separate the yolk from the white. First put the white on your face, let it dry, then wash it off, then do the same with the yolk.

Yogurt and fruits also make good masks. Just mush them up and put them on. Leave it for a few minutes, then rinse it off.

Hope that helps!
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:16 PM   #38
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I'm considered basically paleo even though I do the dairy.

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Old 05-21-2011, 09:37 PM   #39
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Loren Cordain wrote a book called "The Dietary Cure for Acne" you can find the scientific piece on his website
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:05 PM   #40
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Is this thread still rockin? How is everyone doing?

I'm still going strong, this WOE seems to really be working for me. I'm basically at my notorious sticking point weight now, so if I go below this in the next couple days I'll be pretty convinced.

However, I will probably stay on paleo regardless because of how phenomenal I feel. Right now I'm working on going to bed earlier and waking up earlier, and I hope that has a good effect on my weight loss as well.

I already have more energy and am being more active which is a huge change for me.

Hope everyone else is doing well! Keep us updated
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:18 PM   #41
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:51 PM   #42
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This definitely sounds interesting, although no cheese would be tough. I'm going on vacation in a few days. When I get back I think I'm going to give this a try.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:39 PM   #43
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It really is amazing, I'm at about 7.5 lbs lost in 3weeks. Since I want losing on strict induction, an now I'm losing and I can eat fruit I'm sold!
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:58 PM   #44
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:38 PM   #45
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I had a midnight snack of bacon & eggs last night and today I'm another .5 lb lighter. Woohoo! I love primal/paleo eating. I'm experiencing lots of muscle grow without any exercise, while I lose body fat too. I feel so much stronger and it is much easier to carry around the extra fat on me. I can go hours and hours and hours without eating because the food I do have is so nourishing. Without the grains and excess omega6 oils, my level of imflammation has dropped significantly. My upper back and shoulders feel like they are made of rubberbands, so loose and flexible. I never felt this way when I tried regular low-carb, or low-carb SAD as I call it.

I do consume dairy though, but it is grass-fed raw milk and cheese. My heavy cream is pasteurized but from local grass-fed cows and not a confinement dairy. My butter and ghee are also from grass-fed cows. I don't have much cheese as the raw milk cheese is expensive and I'd rather put the money towards other things. I occasionally have conventional cream cheese, yogurt, and sour cream.

I've lost 31.5 pounds so far as of this morning. This is so much more than a diet. This is my life now.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:33 PM   #46
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Congratulations everyone on your losses! I love eating this way.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:52 PM   #47
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Does anyone have any meal examples or menus?

I was eating meat and veg for every meal, but started craving fish, fruit, and dairy. I added some cottage cheese, and broke out again :P
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:25 PM   #48
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I do a modified paleo, I cut out the dairy, nuts completely for allergy reasons and i eat fruits occationally but you can still do paleo and enjoy lotssssssssssssss of great food.
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:00 AM   #49
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I'm starting a Whole30 tomorrow. It'll be the first time ever that I've dropped dairy, I'm interested to see what happens.

I'm adding an extra degree of difficulty and cutting out vegetable/seed oils. This will make it impossible to eat out. I may have to relax on that one a couple of times during the month, I have a couple of business lunches. Although I could bring dressing... Have to think on that one, not too nuts about carrying raw egg yolks around in my purse ;>
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:02 AM   #50
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well 2 weeks down and I have lost 4lbs, and I feel amazing!
Paleo is amazing, wish I would have found out about this clean way of eating a long time ago!
That is fantastic!Great job! I've thought about this myself.
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:07 AM   #51
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:32 AM   #52
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Had blueberries, bacon, and green tea for brekkie this morning

I just really need to get creative and convince myself that it really is OK to eat whatever for now as long as it's not dairy, grains, or legumes!

I can always fine-tune the rest later.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:06 PM   #53
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I have a friend of mine's Paleo/Primal eating list that I thought would be interesting to share. He has diabetes but he's doing awesome! Looks great too!

What to Avoid!

sugar - includes soft drinks, fruit juices, cookies, cakes, cakes, cookies
starch
grains – especially wheat (gluten) in ANY form, flour, pasta, breads, crackers, cakes etc
  • transfats, hyrdogenated oils – including corn and vegetable oils
  • cereals
  • legumes – including beans and peanuts. Peanuts are technically a legume and not a nut.
  • pasteurized milk
  • high carb fruits – especially bananas, pineapple,
  • high carb vegetables
  • “reduced fat” - why? typically they are reducing natural fats AND they usually add sugar to compensate.

What I EAT Every Day

Eat these when hungry, when not hungry…don’t eat.
Meats – beef, pork, fish, poultry, eggs, etc. Organ Meats are particularly high in nutritional value.
Veggies – low carb veggies are best such as greens, cauliflower, broccoli, green peppers, celery, asparagus
Fat – Coconut Oil, Butter (with salt), Rendered Fat or Lard.
Drinks – water and coffee with ONLY HWC (Heavy Whipping Cream).
Condiments/Spices – Tony Chechere’s, Texas Pete (1 g per serving), Black and Red Pepper,
Occasionally I will Consume….

Wine – once a month I will drink wine, always red and usually a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignion. For me, occasional alcohol and diabetes is ok, I know others who use it sparingly as well.
Vinegar – apple cider on salads or greens.
Cheese – typically I will add cheese to my LC Caulicrust pizza or my LC Primal Chili, but I do try to limit.
EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, also on salads or slaw but also for low to medium temperature cooking.
Nuts – walnuts, pecans, cashews, etc. (except peanuts)
Fruits – Low Carb Fruits but not daily, blueberries, raspberries

- Stevia and Artificial Sweeteners are okay during the transitional period but not for longterm usage. You want to break the addiction to carbohydrates and that is more difficult if you continue to eat sweeteners.
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Paleo DOES work, I have been eating this way for 2 months (meat, veggies, some fruit) and I lost 18 pounds VERY easily... no hunger, no cravings, no swing moods, no counting calories (and to be very honest, no exercise too, so all this loss was just diet related). Just eating good and REAL food whenever I felt hungry. I love it!!!

Edit to add: this is what I eat normally, my appetite decreased A LOTTT since I started doing Paleo so I don't eat too much:

Breakfast at 9am
2 egg-whites omelet with herbs, plus 1 fried egg (free-range with omega-3), plus 1-2 bacon

Lunch at 2pm (don't feel hungry before that)
1-2 portions of fish or chicken (sometimes shrimp)
2 portions of veggies
some fruit (maybe) - strawberries mostly (or avocado)

"Dinner" at 6-7pm
I very seldom feel hungry at dinner time now, when I do I have 1 burger with mustard for example. Most days, I only have 1-2 square of dark chocolate (85%) and a cup of green tea. And I don't feel hungry until 9am the next day!

It's amazing to see how much I am eating now, WITHOUT feeling hungry, and how much I was eating before... I could devour a whole pizza by myself, it's unbelievable!!! Grains are really out of my life from now on, I have no desire of eating anything with flour anymore. I'm cured, LOL!!!

PS: I only use coconut oil now, it's very yummy!

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You can find a variety of interesting recipes out there that really rock. Just search paleo recipes and some of the ideas are awesome! I've heard fabulous reviews on Sarah Fraguso's new cookbook too.
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Here are some cool paleo food sites that I have saved in my favorites:

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Here are some cool paleo food sites that I have saved in my favorites:

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nomnompaleo is food porn! Love her site!
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