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Remember my Paleo Thoughts?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Well..........I guess I am more of a primal sort of gal. I guess I was reading both Paleo and Primal, and it was all jumbled together.

Thanks to Justbirdy summarizing:
Robb Wolf: meat, eggs, veggies, fruit
Mark Sisson: meat, eggs, veggies, dairy, lower carb

So I have been doing a little Primal Paleo. I am Primeo or maybe I am Palemal. In that sometimes I have a fruit, sometimes I have a dairy.

The meat is a dream come true. When I started my journey, meat was one of the first places that I cut back on. Sweet tea was actually the first food group to go. When I figured I was drinking 1.5 cups of sugar a day, I said no more. Then it kind of blossomed from there.

So anyways, that is why I was confused, why it wasn't black and white. Because I was combining two different philosophies, each probably has their own black & white but I was mixing them together and creating all this gray.

I loved everyone's feedback. Thank you for that. It really helped me to type it out, to read other's perspectives.


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ORCHIDLADY56 3/18/2012 12:09PM

    I know what you mean. I tried paleo for a while last year and all three of them - Cordain, Wolf & Sisson - had threads in common, yet differing ideas on various foods.
I applaud you for your efforts to research and try it out. I ended up stopping as it just wasn't working well for me. I was having a lot of aches and pains, including tendonitis in my elbow that wouldn't go away. Once I added back in grains and dairy, it all went away - including the tendonitis. I just don't think that for my individual system I was getting enough of what my body needed to heal itself.

Good luck, and love reading your blog!

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GOPINTOS 3/17/2012 9:18PM

    The O thing is fascinating. DH is type O, negative I think. And I have been feeding him Primeo (yup that's my new hybrid diet haha - yikes did I just say diet?) anyways, I have been feeding him the same as I eat at night, and all day today, and he has adjusted surprising very very well. He was hating the couscous and quinoa, etc but he would eat whatever I fixed w/o too much complaint. So that is fascinating.

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LIVINGFREE19 3/17/2012 8:57PM

    I am glad you got the information you needed. I don't know enough about either one to have been able to help you there.
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CHIPLEY_FL 3/17/2012 8:56PM

    I was reading your other blog about the peleo diet. It reminded me of some thing I read about "Eating for your blood type". Basically "O" is the oldest and was around before agriculture so they (we as I am type O) ate more like the cave man. And then as the diets changed the blood changed. That is what works good for me, but not something I can stick with long term. I incorporate what I can and continue to try and learn more and make healthier choices for my health instead of my taste buds.

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DIANEDOESSMILES 3/17/2012 8:10PM

    OH MY hon,, you are SO MUCH MORAH healthier than I AM ! As you will soon find out ! GOOD HEALTH TO YOU !!!

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JUSTBIRDY 3/17/2012 10:29AM

    I created the Ancestral Health team to pull all the different plans together in once place. When people are starting it is so hard to know all the different plans, and which one is the best for you. I think Robb Wolf is fairly low carb, too. Mark Sisson has that wonderful carb curve on his site, and that seems to put the whole carb situation in perspective for many.

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FLORIDASUN 3/17/2012 9:08AM

    This is a great observation. It's SO darn easy to get confused with all the stuff out there. I've tried them all...I've decided I just do better with a 'me diet'...I am mindful of my calories...will be MORE mindful of how much exercise it takes to burn them off and stay on the lower carb end of things. Yep...seems like a plan. Aren't our sparkies the BEST? emoticon emoticon

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