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Old 04-22-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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As of May first im going to try to do another primal/paleo 30 day challenge!

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

I plan on being pretty strict... cant wait! WOOHOO!
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:38 AM   #3
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Kerry - I'm in... as mostly a gatherer rather than a hunter( see paleo workout and you will know why)

I LOVE these challenges... and hey I am traking calories etc on ************! Made a BUNCH of friends over there also =)
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Hello! I've been working toward a more primal lifestyle and I'm going to try to work up my courage to do the challenge. I'm not sure I can do 100% but I'm pretty sure I can do it at least 80% of the time.

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Old 05-01-2012, 05:54 AM   #5
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OK Challenge Peeps.... It's May 1st Bring on the 30 days!

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Meal planning
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Finding/reading good paleo blogs/recipes (and trying them out)
Changing my household (which for me, means clearing the pantry/fridge)
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Welcome Angel! It's gonna be a GREAT MONTH! You can check out our Paleo/Primal exercise link also..... YEAH!
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:18 AM   #8
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I'm in! I'm so happy too! One day down, 29 to go..
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Mark's 30 day original challenge guidelines

Challenge #1: Eat Lots of Plants and Animals
Eating right is central to the Primal lifestyle, which is why Law #1 is a five-part challenge:

Eat vegetables, fruits, nuts/seeds, meat, healthy fats: This one is pretty straightforward. I’m asking you to eat Primal for 30 days. Commit to it right at this moment. Just one month of nothing but the best food on the planet. In just a few short weeks your body will thank you. If you want more ideas on which foods to eat and which foods to avoid pick up The Primal Blueprint and stay tuned for coming articles.
Cook at home: If you don’t know how to cook the challenge above really will be a challenge. Over the next 30 days we’ll be covering some essential cooking skills and techniques that anyone looking to go Primal should master. If you’re the type that dines out more often than dining in, and doesn’t know a pot from a pan, make an effort this month to get into the habit of preparing your own food.
Eat clean: The quality of your food matters. While sourcing clean food (organic, grass-fed, pastured, etc.) can be difficult and pricey it’s also an important part of the Primal Blueprint. Let me be clear. If your eating plan strictly consists of Primal foods, but your beef isn’t grass-finished, your eggs aren’t pastured and your vegetables are conventionally raised, you are still light years ahead of most people. But there’s room for improvement. This month I want you find and eat clean food. Stay tuned for tips on sourcing the best and doing it on a budget.
Dial in your carb count: If you’ve read The Primal Blueprint you are familiar with The Primal Blueprint Carbohydrate Curve. This month I’m challenging you to take a closer look at your carb intake and make sure it aligns with the Curve. It’s the simplest, surefire way to drop excess body fat and stay lean for life. Stay tuned for tips on how to accomplish this.
Remember the 80/20: Not all neolithic food is poisonous. Additionally, the Primal Blueprint and this challenge isn’t about becoming an ascetic. Periodically indulge in sensible vices – high-fat dairy/cheese, dark chocolate, red wine – and take full advantage of state-of-the-science supplements – fish oils, high-antioxidant multi-vitamins, protein powders. It will make the challenge more pleasant, the transition easier and will support your health to boot.
Challenge #2: Avoid Poisonous Things
Don’t eat garbage: This is the other side of the first challenge above. If you are eating Primal you aren’t eating chips, cookies, crackers, grains, pasta, beans, bread, popcorn, energy drinks, soda, juices, candy, vegetable oils and fast food. The list goes on. If you want to go Primal the first thing to do is purge your pantry, your fridge and your life of all the junk that has no place in your body. Do it for 30 days. I promise it gets easier and you’ll want to keep doing it because you’ll look and feel better.
Challenge #3: Move Frequently at a Slow Pace
Just move: It’s that simple. Just get out there and move. I challenge you to align your low-level aerobic activity with Primal Blueprint Fitness. If you don’t already have the free fitness program grab it now. Get 3-5 hours of walking, hiking, light cycling, swimming, etc., each week. Do it all at once or in batches. Use the logbook at the back of PBF and your forum journal to track your progress.
Challenge #4: Lift Heavy Things
Lift your body: If you want to build lean muscle mass and stay strong into your golden years you have to lift heavy things. Align your weightlifting routine with Primal Blueprint Fitness and perform two bodyweight workouts each week. See chapter 3 of Primal Blueprint Fitness for all the details.
Challenge #5: Sprint Once in a While
Just move… very fast!: Too many people neglect to include sprinting in their workout routines. They’re the perfect Primal fitness hack that can be done in as little as 10 minutes. I challenge you to perform one sprint workout each week during this challenge.
Challenge #6: Get Adequate Sleep
Make sleep high priority: Late nights at the office. Late nights partying. Late nights… watching TV. Whether it’s business or pleasure, we’re busier than ever and sleep is often the first thing to suffer. I challenge you to get adequate sleep every night this month. What amounts to adequate is for you to decide. I think most people know how much sleep they need. Some people get by on six hours a night no problem. Others need eight or more. The important thing is you wake up feeling energized and ready to go.
Challenge #7: Play
Get playful: If you’ve forgotten how to play, this challenge will jog your memory. Grok did it and it’s why I train. For the stress-reducing effects, to get you moving without even realizing you’re moving and for the sheer fun of it, I challenge you to participate in each of the four Workouts of the Week this month. Each WOW during the challenge will be decidedly playful. Be prepared to print out the rules, gather your friends and have a blast.
Challenge #8: Get Adequate Sunlight
Soak in the rays: It’s difficult to emphasize enough the importance of vitamin D. In a world where we go from our houses to our cars, from our cars to the office place, from the office place to our cars and back home again many of us are woefully deficient. My challenge to you this month is to get 15 minutes of sun exposure each day of the 30-day challenge. If sun is hard to come by in your area take a supplement instead.
Challenge #9: Avoid Stupid Mistakes
Listen to your body: This is such a broad Primal Blueprint law the challenge could take many directions. For the purpose of this 30-day challenge, though, I’d like you to be particularly aware of what your body is telling you during each of the other challenges. Feel a sharp pain during a sprint? Be smart and end your sprint session. Skin turning pink while out in the sun? That’s a sign to seek shade and avoid a nasty burn. I want this to be a pain and injury free event, so pay particular attention to what your body is saying.
Challenge #10: Use Your Brain
Challenge yourself intellectually: I won’t ask you to throw out your television or read War and Peace this month. But I will say that you are gifted with a huge brain, and you should flex it. We each have the power to solve difficult problems, be incredibly creative, and effect major change. And it all begins in our heads. This month I challenge you to identify one of the intellectually challenging things in your life you’ve been meaning to do and take the first steps to actually doing it. Apart from the pride and satisfaction you’ll derive from following through there are many health benefits conferred as a result. As the saying goes, use it or lose it.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:35 AM   #10
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:46 PM   #12
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I don't have the book and have never read it, I'm going completely off of what I'm reading here...can you explain this to me please?
"Dial in your carb count: If you’ve read The Primal Blueprint you are familiar with The Primal Blueprint Carbohydrate Curve. This month I’m challenging you to take a closer look at your carb intake and make sure it aligns with the Curve. It’s the simplest, surefire way to drop excess body fat and stay lean for life. Stay tuned for tips on how to accomplish this. "
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:49 PM   #13
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Is unsweetened Almond Milk a part of Paleo?
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #14
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count me in I've been doing this with IF now every day this week and feel better already. I'm doing about 70-90% paleo most days. No sugar, grains, or dairy. Just having veggies, meats, and some fruits. Can't give up the coffee yet
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Yes you can use Almond Milk unsweetend..... and welcome Star!
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Yes you can use Almond Milk unsweetend..... and welcome Star!
YAY! So glad because I discovered a new dessert a few nights go that is amazing and should fit into Paleo perfectly!

I use the canned pumpkin 100% pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling.
Add some cinnamon and stevia (I don't think this is ok on Paleo is it?)
some Flax seed (optional) and then drown it in almond milk. Eat with a spoon. Sounds weird, but it's soo good. Taste like pumpkin ice cream!
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YAY! So glad because I discovered a new dessert a few nights go that is amazing and should fit into Paleo perfectly!

I use the canned pumpkin 100% pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling.
Add some cinnamon and stevia (I don't think this is ok on Paleo is it?)
some Flax seed (optional) and then drown it in almond milk. Eat with a spoon. Sounds weird, but it's soo good. Taste like pumpkin ice cream!
Stevia is fine :-)
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:19 AM   #18
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Yesterday I add
Breakfast
2 eggs and a banana
snack
1 minute flax muffin
Lunch
jicama slaw with red onions and tuna
Dinner
Ground chicken with onions, bell peppers and zucchini

What did you all have?
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I'll join in here too. I'm new to the boards. I've been doing Paleo for 2 1/2 weeks. I actually started for my daughter who is 14 yrs old. She is not over weight or anything. She just has really severe auto immune problems. We've been struggling with it for years and found that this could clear up some of her issues. She has the worst asthma that her doctor (who is a respiratory specialist) has ever seen and her whole body looks like a scab from all the eczema. She's constantly tired, has bags under her eyes, gets sick all the time (and it lasts forever... and generally ends up in the hospital). She's been to more doctors than I can even count any more to help with all of this. They all wanted to prescribe her more and more medication. At any rate, it's been a long journey for her.

So, I read up on everything I could find and discovered that this might work to help clear up some of her issues. We started 2 1/2 weeks ago. She was really tired and felt sick the first couple of days. After that, she has had more energy. The best thing that's happened for her is that her asthma is clearing up. She went from using her inhaler 3-4 times daily, to not at all this entire week! The skin on her face is starting to clear up. The rest of her skin is still pretty bad though. We're adding in some cod liver oil in the next couple of days to help with that.

My results so far are pretty great too. I've lost 10 lbs since starting. That's huge for me because it's a pretty large percentage of body weight. I went from 162 to 152. I would like to be about 130, so I have another 22 lbs to go. Anyway, I'm highly motivated to be here and hope everyone does awesome in the month of May!
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I'll join in here too. I'm new to the boards. I've been doing Paleo for 2 1/2 weeks. I actually started for my daughter who is 14 yrs old. She is not over weight or anything. She just has really severe auto immune problems. We've been struggling with it for years and found that this could clear up some of her issues. She has the worst asthma that her doctor (who is a respiratory specialist) has ever seen and her whole body looks like a scab from all the eczema. She's constantly tired, has bags under her eyes, gets sick all the time (and it lasts forever... and generally ends up in the hospital). She's been to more doctors than I can even count any more to help with all of this. They all wanted to prescribe her more and more medication. At any rate, it's been a long journey for her.

So, I read up on everything I could find and discovered that this might work to help clear up some of her issues. We started 2 1/2 weeks ago. She was really tired and felt sick the first couple of days. After that, she has had more energy. The best thing that's happened for her is that her asthma is clearing up. She went from using her inhaler 3-4 times daily, to not at all this entire week! The skin on her face is starting to clear up. The rest of her skin is still pretty bad though. We're adding in some cod liver oil in the next couple of days to help with that.

My results so far are pretty great too. I've lost 10 lbs since starting. That's huge for me because it's a pretty large percentage of body weight. I went from 162 to 152. I would like to be about 130, so I have another 22 lbs to go. Anyway, I'm highly motivated to be here and hope everyone does awesome in the month of May!
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So glad to hear it's working well for you!
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I'll join in here too. I'm new to the boards. I've been doing Paleo for 2 1/2 weeks. I actually started for my daughter who is 14 yrs old. She is not over weight or anything. She just has really severe auto immune problems. We've been struggling with it for years and found that this could clear up some of her issues. She has the worst asthma that her doctor (who is a respiratory specialist) has ever seen and her whole body looks like a scab from all the eczema. She's constantly tired, has bags under her eyes, gets sick all the time (and it lasts forever... and generally ends up in the hospital). She's been to more doctors than I can even count any more to help with all of this. They all wanted to prescribe her more and more medication. At any rate, it's been a long journey for her.

So, I read up on everything I could find and discovered that this might work to help clear up some of her issues. We started 2 1/2 weeks ago. She was really tired and felt sick the first couple of days. After that, she has had more energy. The best thing that's happened for her is that her asthma is clearing up. She went from using her inhaler 3-4 times daily, to not at all this entire week! The skin on her face is starting to clear up. The rest of her skin is still pretty bad though. We're adding in some cod liver oil in the next couple of days to help with that.

My results so far are pretty great too. I've lost 10 lbs since starting. That's huge for me because it's a pretty large percentage of body weight. I went from 162 to 152. I would like to be about 130, so I have another 22 lbs to go. Anyway, I'm highly motivated to be here and hope everyone does awesome in the month of May!
That's great news!!! I have RA which is autoimmune. Going paleo has probably cut out grains and dairy which really helps with autoimmune problems. I hope she continues to get better and better!
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What are you guys eating today?

For breakfast I had shredded chicken with veggies and an egg!
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For breakfast I had half an avocado with some sea salt and for an early lunch I had the other half on a bed of lettuce with some carrot shavings
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Started out my day with some left over chicken, and I'll grab a banana right before I start my work out, so the carbs/sugars get burned off. Lunch will probably be more left over chicken, I made a whole crock pot full! Snack on some sunflower seeds, and then dinner...maybe some turkey burgers and grilled veggies.
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I gain lot weight so I started on it this month
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I'm new here and my dtr lost 70 lbs by doing paleolithic diet. May I join in on the 30 day? For me it's going to be just a bunch of trying to stick with it and if I have a challenge I hopefully will stick with it.

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