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Hi! I am a graduate student at DU going for a Library masters. I'm also an intern at a public library. I have 2-year-old puppy who keeps me active. We like to take lots of walks and go on hikes.

I just started the Paleo/Primal lifestyle and it's an adventure! Especially for someone who rarely cooked before. I'm totally a child of the convenience food culture. I can follow a recipe for a home cooked meal from scratch, but why did I ever need to when all the powdered ingredients were ...
Hi! I am a graduate student at DU going for a Library masters. I'm also an intern at a public library. I have 2-year-old puppy who keeps me active. We like to take lots of walks and go on hikes.

I just started the Paleo/Primal lifestyle and it's an adventure! Especially for someone who rarely cooked before. I'm totally a child of the convenience food culture. I can follow a recipe for a home cooked meal from scratch, but why did I ever need to when all the powdered ingredients were in the box together and the directions were basically "stir together and heat for thirty minutes?"

So I am learning all kinds of new things! How to make food, what real food tastes like, and what real foods I enjoy, etc.

I've always been a fan of fruit, so it's all I can do not to buy a cart load of the stuff and live on fructose alone. But no! I will learn how to make things!
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Member Since: 4/25/2012

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My Goals:
My plan is to change careers, get fit, grow spiritually, and maybe make some more friends and find love along the way.

My Program:
I have gone Paleo/Primal! So my version of that is nothing processed, nothing containing grains (although I have had the occasional ear of sweet corn), no legumes (with the exception of the occasional green bean or some peas), no milk (I do rarely allow myself some other cheeses), and no refined sugar (I do allow myself to sometimes have honey).

I eat plenty of meats; good for me fats like fatty cuts of meat, butter, coconut oil, and olive oil; and I also consume nuts. I get lots of vegetables and fruits in. Sometimes, I may even take in a potato or sweet potato.

I try to keep my carb intake below 100 grams, and most days it's actually below 50.

I take vitamins and fish oil supplements to try and help catch whatever I may be missing.

Personal Information:
I am a Navy brat, so I spent some time in Connecticut, and Washington growing up. When my dad retired we moved to Iowa. Then I moved to Nebraska and now Colorado as an adult. Out of all of the states I like this one the best.

I take my dog walking and hiking almost daily. I have also started lifting weights at home, but I'm definitely a newbie.

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I would also like to have one of those triangles of nothing that skinny women have when they stand with their legs together.

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CANDIK48
8/22/2013 12:24:44 PM

Thanks for the great comment on my plateau blog! I appreciate you!



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RUSSELL_40
8/15/2013 3:44:18 PM

My brother has tried low carb a few times, and never been able to stick to it, because of headaches. I think the problem is that he eats too many carbs( on low carb ), which is a huge drop still from his regular menu. Enough to get him into withdrawal, but not enough to get him past his " addiction ", or whatever it is. If 20 net carbs works for you, and you are worried about such low carbs, then in a few weeks, after you no longer have cravings for carbs, headaches, or other issues, and can eat what you want, start adding back in carbs 5 grams a week. Track your food, and if cravings return, look and see what was new. test it, to find out if it is a food that causes cravings, and if so, don't eat it again. I do well at below 50 g a day, but some people eat 100 g a day. However what constitutes that 100 g is a big part of whether it is safe to consume.

Not all of us will be able to eat the same foods. I can't have any sugar substitutes at all, even Splenda, but many low carbers love them, and use them for flavor. If you read up on low carb, and avoid the trigger foods till later, you will be fine. The problem occurs when you use that 5 g extra carbs for a 1/2 glass of wine, and not extra veggies. It may not be an issue, but it may be. Fruits, cheeses can be something that you need to limit, especially based on the type. I can't eat 1/2 a banana, but I consume half an apple a day, and if I want an orange, I eat no more than 2 a week, and then no other fruit. Your base foods are safe, and should be almost all of your diet, and then you will try out a food, one at a time, to build that base.

Your boundaries will have to be set by experimentation/ trial and error. Hopefully you can up your carbs to a level that gives you more variety and flavor soon, and without headaches, or lack of energy. The goal is to feel/be healthy, while eating the highest level of carbs, but with those being carbs that do not cause cravings, or weight gain.

Hope to hear of great progress soon.



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CANDIK48
8/14/2013 7:19:32 PM

Thanks for the sparkfriend add! Wishing you great success on your paleo/primal journey!



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6/5/2012 4:59:03 AM

Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to read and comment on my blog. I really do appreciate it! (Another ill-deserved 15-minutes of Sparky fame seems to be rolling now thanks to Spark mail...)

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SUPERTHEE
5/27/2012 7:53:46 PM

Thanks for the blog comment!! Love the added info about the triangle of nothing skinny women have lol....I concur ;)



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