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paleo et al

Saturday, January 26, 2013

So i realize that I am very sensitive to carbs... if I have pasta, potatoes, grains, etc, I tend to bloat. I also can't lose weight...even when counting the calories. There is some sensitivity I have. I am also addicted and sensitive to sugar... SO I am learning about Paleo, and trying it. I have done it for 4 days now....and I feel terrific! I have so much energy and am getting so much done, I can't believe it. I am really trying to decipher if I am tired, or just don't feel like doing something...and right now, it is the latter. I don't feel like studying, or working out, or practicing..etc... but that's just not a good enough excuse...because I NEED to do these things... It feels terrific to be eating better, and to be able to finally work out every day again. I am actually losing weight again, which thrills me!!
When it comes to low carb diets, I have to admit I really try to eat lean meats, and LOTS of veggies and allowed fruits... and not just overeat cheese and fatty things.
It is such simple changes though, for instance I made riced cauliflower tonight, and sauteed it in coconut oil with just a bit of salt and pepper. It was delicious, and so easy! I also made chicken breasts with a coating of ground almonds (so they were the consistency of flour) and coconut flakes. The recipe called for frying it in coconut oil...but to make it a bit less fattening I baked them. Even my picky husband liked it!
I find that i really do my best weight loss on some sort of structured diet. I can maintain a weight by watching what I eat, but when I want to drop pounds, which I feel like I am ready to do again, I need to do something structured.
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SEWINGMAMACDS 1/28/2013 12:35PM

    I agree too -- when I am doing a structured "diet" I tend to stay more focused and lose the weight. I am trying to learn to make that structured diet a healthy lifestyle too.

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BESTSUSIEYET 1/27/2013 9:28PM

    "Am I tired or just don't want to do this?" -- GREAT question! I think we sabotage ourselves by making excuses. Good job recognizing your body's reaction to different foods -- we are all different! Glad you are feeling better, and look forward to hearing more from you as you learn to eat well within the boundaries of what works for you! (not sure I said that well ...) Have a blessed week, and Keep on Making Healthy Choices!!


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CAMAEL100 1/27/2013 12:20PM

    I agree with you, I think that when trying to lose weight a structured plan is the best. When there is too much leeway, I tend to get carried away!!

Also I have recognized lately that whenever I think of something I don't really want to do, a wave of tiredness comes over me! I now know that this is a false feeling and I try to ignore it!

Great food ideas.

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 1/27/2013 8:32AM

    Good for you......noticing your individual reaction to specific foods!

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ECONLADY 1/26/2013 11:46PM

    Wow! Keep us posted!

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