Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home

Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Eating and Exercise Plans > Weight Loss Plans > Paleolithic & Neanderthin
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-15-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
Gallery: blondie55
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
blondie55 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 08-15-2012, 07:15 PM   #2
LeanLioness's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Belleville, IL (St Louis Metro area)
Posts: 5,751
Gallery: LeanLioness
Stats: 250/205/130 (-45 since Feb)
WOE: PBP / Paleo combined with IF
Start Date: Last restart: 02/06/2011
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.
LeanLioness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2012, 03:30 PM   #3
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
cfine's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,149
Gallery: cfine
Stats: 276/216/199
Start Date: April 2012
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.
cfine is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2012, 04:28 PM   #4
Major LCF Poster!
Shantony's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Guelph, ON
Posts: 1,466
Gallery: Shantony
Stats: 243/226/150 (5' 2")
Start Date: Jan 1, 2014
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.
Shantony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2012, 01:43 PM   #5
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
kellydawne's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,674
Gallery: kellydawne
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.
kellydawne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 09:47 AM   #6
Senior LCF Member
EdnaLegume's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 69
Gallery: EdnaLegume
Please don't give up salt!!! especially Iodine salt. your body NEEDS it!!!
EdnaLegume is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 07:32 PM   #7
Major LCF Poster!
Shantony's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Guelph, ON
Posts: 1,466
Gallery: Shantony
Stats: 243/226/150 (5' 2")
Start Date: Jan 1, 2014
How has the week been treating you guys?
Shantony is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:30 PM.

Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.