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Going Somewhat Paleo

Monday, November 11, 2013

Starting tomorrow I will be embarking on another path of my weight loss journey. I will be changing my diet to my version of a paleo diet. I have been having stomach issues for the past 3 or 4 years and read that following this diet lifestyle might be what I need to do to find relief.

If you haven’t heard of a paleo diet before, it’s a diet that is based on eating foods that our bodies were designed for through thousands of years of evolution. You eat foods that you are able to get through hunting and gathering. The diet will consist of me eating meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats. I will be avoiding grains, legumes, processed dairy, processed foods, alcohol, soy oils and seed oils.

I know that it sounds extreme, but I will be having one day a month for a cheat meal to help with the cravings that I know I will have. For this month I will be having a cheat meal on you guessed it, Thanksgiving. I am being realistic about this new adventure that I am embarking on. I am not treating this like a diet that I can get off and on, but a lifestyle change.

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  • no profile photo CD14126107
    Paleo should not be too hard, I'd imagine except for ruling out dairy. Why not dairy? Hunters/gatheres must've had goats milk at least, right? Oh well. Just wondering to myself, that's all.

    Have a good go at the Paleo endeavor.

    Have a good week.

    100+ Pounds Team

    2733 days ago
    I eat pretty much paleo all the time. I have fairly severe hypothyroidism and my body has decided it does not like gluten. I grow a large garden every year and eat 6 to 9 cups of vegetables daily - little to no starchy vegetables, fresh fruits (2 servings daily) and 6 to 8 ounces of lean protein twice daily. I lost 37 pounds in 2 months eating this way. Then I started trying to add back in some whole grains and my weight loss has stopped and I am having stomach problems again. Paleo is the only way for me to eat.
    2740 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan. I've seen a lot of people on this diet lately. Good Luck!!
    2741 days ago
  • ALMOM68
    Good luck! I hope you find what works for you! emoticon
    2741 days ago
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