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blondie55 08-15-2012 01:37 PM

New Paleo diet
Well after reading Vegetarian Myth, Wheat Belly and the CR Way I decided on the Paleo diet with two 24hr fast a week. I have to admit that I had no idea how hard it is to eliminate wheat, soy and sugar. How long will it take for the cravings to go away? Will I lose a good amount of weight? I only want to lose 25 pounds and no more then that. I've been on the SAD diet and was drinking two 20oz pepsi a day for the caffeine as I don't like coffee. Its also hard to eat this way when I have a family who eats the Sad diet. Any advice would help. Thanks

LeanLioness 08-15-2012 08:15 PM

The cravings may take a couple of weeks or it could take a few months.
It all depends on the addiction level.

I don't find it hard eating this way even though my husband eats some SAD foods, but eats mostly what I eat.

His breakfast and lunch have bread items, but other than that, it is all Paleo.

We eat protein, fat and veggies for supper. He might have a small scoop of ice cream in the evening and I will opt for a portion of fruit.

cfine 08-18-2012 04:30 PM

Maybe you should just start with one of those changes. It's hard to make a lifestyle change, but trying to make two changes at once might set you up for failure. My experience has always been that I try to do too much too quickly and then end up being miserable and not continuing. I wish you all of the luck in the world!! They say it takes one month to make a habit. I would do the paleo diet for a month, and then try the 24 hour fasts after that.

Shantony 08-19-2012 05:28 PM

I find that so far the two hardest things to give up right now is salt and sugar. Salt is harder than sugar. I have NEVER cooked without salt. Right now everything is tasting bland. I ate an apple today though and you just dont know how happy it made my mouth. LOL.

kellydawne 08-22-2012 02:43 PM

Shantony, why are you limiting salt? You actually need salt and we get too much when we eat processed foods, but with a whole foods diet you may actually not be getting enough salt. If you use a good sea salt or mineral salt you'll get additional nutrients too.

EdnaLegume 08-24-2012 10:47 AM

Please don't give up salt!!! especially Iodine salt. your body NEEDS it!!!

Shantony 08-27-2012 08:32 PM

How has the week been treating you guys?

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