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117 2/26/13 1:23 P
I guess I should add that the transition was much easier for me b/c I HAD to eliminate gluten, wheat, corn, dairy milk, etc from my diet. I will eat this way the rest of my life, it isn't a 'diet' for me in the temporary weight loss sense of the word as much as it is my 'diet', as in the foods that are available for me to consume on a daily basis.
I have not tried the Paleo diet. I think (and this is just my opinion) that if you're doing something like this, or say raw vegan or clean eating or low carb or whatever, just to lose weight and then you intend to go back to your old way of eating once you've lost the weight-- then you're doing it for the wrong reasons. You may lose weight, but chances are you'll gain it all back, once you stop doing it.
Any of those things require a real commitment. I don't do them because I'm not willing to make that commitment. Sure, I've incorporated a few things from various "diets" into my healthy lifestyle. I eat a lot less bread than I used to. We go meatless in our house at least once or twice a week. I eat a ton more vegetables than I used to. I make a lot more stuff from scratch (spaghetti sauce, other sauces and dressings etc) rather than buying the convenient, processed stuff.
I've chosen those "healthy lifestyle" things that I'm willing to commit to, for the rest of my life, and that's what I do. Who knows, maybe somewhere down the line, I *may* go vegetarian or paleo or whatever. But it will be because I see value in that particular lifestyle. Not just because I hope I'll lose weight quicker.
I do a plant based diet too and just added more fermented foods into my plan. I don't do meat because I get plenty of protein from my greens and i don't do dairy because again my greens, nuts, seeds and fruits have plenty. But I have seen many people succeed beautifully and others fail miserably. It really depends on your level of commitment to the plan. Truthfully, I can't find anything wrong with the plan. My two friends who are on it have been for the past few years and are doing beautifully.
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112 2/26/13 12:46 P
I find that paleo is a little difficult to sustain, mor myself at least. I am redirecting towards a plant based diet, but including some lean meats (need the iron) and yogurt (need the calcium). Forks Over Knives is what I'm mostly following. I got the video from the library and bought the cookbook off amazon very cheap..
Fitness Minutes: (65)
117 2/26/13 12:41 P
I am basically doing paleo with a couple of exceptions. I do have 3-4 slices of gluten free bread every week or so and on occasion I have small amount of dairy products (ex. greek yogurt used in veggie dip, or cheese from grass fed cows) and I love the difference in the way I feel. It's not hard to get your nutrients in, but it makes it that much more important to eat organic produce and grass fed animals because of the higher nutritive values of those foods.
Is it working for me? Well check out my ticker and you tell me. I started eating this way in January and it's the only thing that has ever given me any kind of consistent measurable results. EVER.
Best way of eating I've ever tried. I do not miss any of the restricted foods and I have more energy than I ever have. Warning though- the first 2 weeks are ROUGH. You feel like an addict going through withdrawal. You should probably consult with your doctor or a dietician before starting it, though. You need to make sure you find ways to get all of the nutrients your body needs if you are omitting all grains, dairy and legumes. It can be tricky to find the right balance. There are experts out there who could help, though.
I'm not doing the paleo diet,but I know someone who is,and he's done great! He started over a year ago,hasn't stopped and said he feels awesome.I've done up a few recipes and like them...but I'm a calorie counter and do like some of my foods that aren't on paleo...and not willing to give them up either,lol.I'm always willing to try a recipe though!
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