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Paleo is Changing My Life--

Friday, February 01, 2013

I remember telling people that wanted to eat Paleo that they were crazy a few months ago. My best friend has been Paleo on-and-off for about a year and I never saw myself doing it, not ever. Then I bought some literature and decided to try it. Three weeks later and I am down 22 pounds and feel amazing! I've given up diet soda and have two cups of coffee in the morning and then just water the rest of the day.
I have decided to give up everything non-Paleo except for dairy because my calcium is always low (and I love me some milk and yogurt) BUT I am cutting back on dairy. I can see myself giving it up in the future. We are donating all of our non-Paleo food to the food pantry next week as well.
It's been great.

A short, incomplete list of benefits--

I am sleeping now without sleeping pills.
I wake up every morning before my alarm, rested and ready to go.
I am focusing better on homework and work.
I am drinking 10 to 15 glasses of water a day.
I am struggling to eat enough calories because I just feel so full all the time.
I have more energy than I have had in years.
I just feel good, in general, I feel amazing.

When I told my mom I quit sleeping pills after being on them (in some form) since I was 16 years old, she decided to try it to. I made a believer out of her. Now my parents are eating Paleo and my dad is losing weight (finally). He had weight loss surgery scheduled for June bur after starting Paleo, he decided to give natural weight loss one more try. I have been begging him to NOT get surgery for months, so Paleo was a wonderful idea for him as well.

All in all, Paleo isn't for everyone but I never thought it was for me either and now I know that I can never go back to anything else!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BONNIEBELLE2 12/18/2013 12:12PM

    emoticon I'm loving the Paleo Diet too!

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GYNN_VT 2/2/2013 10:16PM

    It's hit and miss with headaches. I've been having a good deal from lack of caffeine, maybe? Or stress? But they are mostly just HEADACHES not MIGRAINES, so I'll take it. A few excedrin treats them easily.

And thank you :D

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ANYA_JADE 2/2/2013 5:40PM

    honestly, I am amazed at the NSV's you've received from this new lifestyle. I would love to know if it has helped decrease your headaches at all.

Good job, Amber! :D

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GYNN_VT 2/1/2013 9:19PM

    Linda- Me too! I have been arguing with him for a while and I'm glad that my results encouraged him. Going under the knife is never a good option and he's only 41, he can still do it on his own no problems! He just has to work at it!

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-LINDA_S 2/1/2013 7:51PM

    What great results! Hope your dad doesn't opt for surgery and the diet works for him.

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GYNN_VT 2/1/2013 4:04PM

    Thank you, guys :)

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LAILATN 2/1/2013 3:17PM

    That's awesome that Paleo is working so well for you! emoticon

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MICHELLE8182 2/1/2013 2:12PM

    Congrats on finding something that works for you and on your success!! :)

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KERI414 2/1/2013 1:38AM

  Cool - I'm really glad this is working for you!

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