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Old Thu, May-11-17, 14:44
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Default The Paleo Diet - Just read it, going to try it

There doesn't seem to be much activity on these paleo threads.

Anyway, I just completed a month and a half on Atkins induction and lost 11 pounds along with losing pain, bloat, lethargy brought on by a formerly carb-heavy diet. I'm pleased with the results. My plan from the start was to follow The Primal Blueprint after a while as Atkins is not sustainable for me. Well, I just happened to have a Kindle copy of The Paleo Diet (Loren Cordain, revised 2010 version) and read it in one sitting yesterday. It resonates with me even a bit more than The Primal Blueprint, and I'm going to give it a whirl. I think this is an eating template/philosophy/method I can stick with for life. What other people have described as "restrictive" or "strict" about Cordain's version of paleo, I find to be refreshingly simple and accessible.

I'm not in a huge hurry to lose more weight; I'm confident that if I embrace the lifestyle the weight will peel off of me in good time. Most of all, I want to feel well and enjoy life. Wish me luck, and I'd love to hear from any other paleo people out there, veterans or newbies.
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Old Thu, May-11-17, 15:10
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There are other well-established Paleo forums and Paleo is "Carb Agnostic". Some paleo acolytes are actually quite opposed to Low-Carb, to them, there is a divide between the two.

But many of us here do embrace a combination of Low Carb and Paleo personalized for our own needs/goals. For me it means basically all "real food", no processed foods/bars, make my own mayo, no AS, no legumes. But then adding LC, also means no starchy root vegetables, very little fruit. The iffy "rules" that vary for me is dairy (this month is none, not even cheese ..so sad), alcohol out also.

One suggestion for you might be the wildly popular Whole 30. People use it as a one month "clean restart" and since you are switiching to The Paleo Diet, it may be a way for you to clear out the effects of any non-paleo foods you used on LC. The biggest one is Dairy. Try a month Dairy-free and to see if you have any improvements in skin, weight, etc. https://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/
Not easy, but simple, bright-line rules. If you do go wild with the sweet potatoes and fruit, you may some re-gain pounds, but may also find other food intolerances.

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Old Thu, May-11-17, 15:25
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Thank you, Janet! I've been through a lot of the ropes and for the most part have eaten real, whole foods for many years. Only during times of stress and hardship have I grabbed at anything within reach and gotten sick and fat. I spent a lot of time and effort overcoming my emotional eating.

Doing whole foods, plant based (no meat, scant oil/fat), I discovered many food sensitivities and issues. I know without doubt that beans and grains are off the plate. I jumped into Atkins from there still loving potatoes, rice, pasta, corn on the cob ... induction really helped me rid myself of cravings for that stuff. I also realized, diving head first into cheeses and yogurt, how bad dairy is for me. I don't have overt symptoms; they build up - constipation and congestion and a sinus infection. Ouch! I dumped the dairy. I can live without it. Other creamy nondairy things satisfy me just fine.

So there you go - no wheat or other grains, no sugar, no cakes or cookies or breads or pastas, no rice, no dairy - starting to sound a lot like paleo! I did follow primal loosely for a couple of years but found it hard to stick to for several reasons, mostly because there are so many gray areas. That's why I think paleo will be good for me. I'm going to scan the threads, compare notes and jump in. Looking forward to the journey.

P.S. Mark Sisson's carbohydrate curve works well for me. I like being fat adapted yet not in ketosis, at least not all the time. Everybody's different and every body's different! Whatever works.

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Old Thu, May-11-17, 15:30
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I don't have overt symptoms; they build up - constipation and congestion and a sinus infection. I can live without it. <snippet>


oh, my word!
i wish i could stop dairy.
it continually sneaks back into my life....

welcome to the forum.
you found the right place and do start a journal so you can document your journey and we can converse with you.
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Old Thu, May-11-17, 15:45
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Thanks, Pilot Gal! Dairy is one of those things I'm able to indulge in in small amounts once in a blue moon, like half and half in my coffee when I eat out, or a few pinches of shredded cheese on my salad. I also love my grass-fed butter, which I use in moderation but enjoy tremendously and doesn't seem to affect me. It's the only dairy item I will bring home.

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Old Thu, May-11-17, 16:00
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I've eaten my own version of low carb paleo for years, mostly meat, fish and veggies, no fruit, no legumes, no dairy, some sunflower seeds and some flax seeds along with coconut oil and olive oil. It's easy and it works for me.

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Old Thu, May-11-17, 17:52
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Jean, that's the way I like to eat, too. Mostly poultry, fish/shrimp, vegetables. I'm not a big fruit eater but I do like to have a piece now and then. Do you eat eggs?
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Old Thu, May-11-17, 19:03
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I don't eat eggs. It's one of my numerous food sensitivities. I even tried duck eggs instead of chicken eggs to see if they would work but no go. I avoid fruit because of their carb count except for the occasional berry.

Jean
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Wow, Barb712, I could've written that about dairy. I too get sinus infections, constipation, zits, and muscle aches.

I've got a zillion food sensitivities too. I think I ruined my gut with NSAIDs.
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Old Fri, May-12-17, 10:06
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In my younger days, I ate ibuprofen for menstrual pain. I had a terrible time. By my 40s, when I started winding down, it was so freeing! The "change" was a welcome one. My whole body heaved a collective sigh. But that monthly ibuprofen use for 20-odd years left me with digestive issues (heartburn, reflux). Now I don't touch the stuff. Over time, things have eased quite a bit though I'm still mindful of being gentle with my GI tract. Whole, real foods seem to sit fine with me. It's the processed stuff that kicks up havoc. As I've explored primal/paleo, I'm starting to learn more about probiotics. Since ditching the dairy, I've discovered fermented vegetables like sauerkraut, olives and half-sour pickles. And apple cider vinegar. A whole wonderland of things like that. The body is amazingly resilient and receptive to healing foods.
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