SparkPeople Paleo Lifestyles Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=28224 Paleo is a lifestyle approach that works with your genetics to help you stay lean, strong and energetic! No matter the shade - Primal, AIP, Low-Carb, Keto, Whole30 - you will find support here! SparkPeople Paleo Lifestyles Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=28224 Success Stories: Don't Believe Everything You Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x66047990 I've always wondered if the 'weight loss' success stories in magazines can actually be believed... apparently not. <BR> <BR> Dr. Jason Fung has exposed a recent People article (at least in part) as fraudulent. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/32727f23-eeb2-4bc8-af4f-8be0c7d78d8b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>people.com/bodies/half-their-size-20<BR>17-weight-loss-winners-share-their-suc<BR>cess-stories/jessica-linz-31 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It seems one of the... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:46:42 EST Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x66034448 I don't know if you guys have seen this yet, for some reason my search didn't bring up results. <BR> <BR> I made this with ground chicken and the coleslaw in a bag mix for ease... It is so very good and so very easy!! <BR> <BR> <link>ketogasm.com/keto-egg-roll-bowl-reci<BR>pe/ </link> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:26:51 EST Kindle books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x66009337 Figured it was time to put these in one place. As I come across free ones, I'll share them here. No guarantees on how long they'll be free but will usually be free when I post. I'll make a note if it's just a lowered price. <BR> <BR> And here's the latest.... <BR> Hey y'all, saw another freebie in my books emails. The "look inside" frustrated me a bit because it leads you to something else that may not be free. That said, the recipe titles looked good so I just downloaded it...haven't taken ... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:08:26 EST My Paleo Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x66002813 Hello everyone. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Ramona asked me if I could write a few words on the benefits I have experienced on Paleo. I know many of you have wonderful stories you might also want to share. So here is my thread. <BR> <BR> To start at the very beginning. I was a slim child and very slim through my twenties, though I always felt fat. I kept slim, through sheer willpower and obsessive calorie counting and chronic cardio. As I got older and took on more responsibilities, it beca... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:08:56 EST So glad to have found you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x66002393 Hi! I'm so glad to have found a Paleo group! I eat Paleo AIP due to eosiliphilic esoghagitis. Keto for weight loss. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:56:58 EST Having trouble drinking enough water? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65999907 What do you think of these? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb61c495-afa0-479b-93c9-099b5444cf6f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf488871-639f-480b-a615-d676d64a7e16.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Right Cup: Trick Your Brain, Drink More Water! <BR> <link>http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/th<BR>e-right-cup-trick-your-brain-drink-mor<BR>e-water-health-technology#/ </link> <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:52:25 EST I discovered Hail Merry brand this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65999362 dark chocolate macaroons, made with Coconut oil, completely Paleo, only 11g of carbs in two macaroons, and lots of good fats, so they're delicious and satisfying. Wow, these are great! <BR> <BR> What else is there out there that makes Paleo easier? Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:49:17 EST FREE On-line 5-day SCREENING EVENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65988545 3 Full-length films: REGISTER HERE: <BR> <link>http://www.fmtv.com/21-day-program/f<BR>ree-screening </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54017df5-03bf-4101-a0b4-8992aece8d92.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0cdb6250-88bb-4956-acec-1e39d2f1cb11.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f4d2a812-fad8-4482-9cba-766e3a3bdd03.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.c... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:19:36 EST 40 Whole30 (Instant Pot) Recipes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x65984538 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51c4e94e-bd93-48c4-b49b-2df161cba4e4.jpg"> <BR> <link>acalculatedwhisk.com/whole30-instant<BR>-pot-recipes/#more-6127 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm SO excited! I can't wait to try these! <BR> <BR> ...and even if you don't have an Instant Pot (though I highly recommend one... best purchase I made last year... Amazon has then on sale quite often), most of these recipes are very adaptable to the a slow cooker, or regular cooking... just increas... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:36:46 EST New Year Pitfalls: Where Kick-Start Plans Go Wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65941397 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11f6b272-66e2-4425-bf33-62569f45b5eb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> New Year Pitfalls: Where Kick-Start Plans Go Wrong <BR> <BR> 1. You’ve chosen an ungrounded or unrealistic plan. <BR> 2. The program’s intensity doesn’t fit your personal disposition or current readiness. <BR> 3. You’re paranoid about perfection. <BR> 4. You’re allergic to certain foods. <BR> 5. You’re trying to do it alone. <BR> 6. You’re overcomplicating things (or the plan is... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 18:10:13 EST New to the Team- Not New to SP or Paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65932720 Hi Team! <BR> <BR> For the past 16 years, I've been on some sort of diet or exercise program. I've been skinny twice in my life, but I did it the wrong way. I essentially starved myself and compulsively exercised. Now that I have children, I don't want to do that anymore. <BR> <BR> I've been low carb on and off for a couple of years. In June of 2016, I committed to getting fit after having two babies fairly close together. I slowly worked up stamina doing at-home work out videos, being con... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 15:46:13 EST Cravings help needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65925835 Hey there, I thought there are probably times when we all need help with this. So, here it goes. <BR> <BR> I'm struggling to be good. So far, I am succeeding staying on track, but I'm having some wicked cravings. When I started all this it took me about 2-3 weeks and I was feeling great, didn't need to eat unless I wanted to. No cravings, no problems. But, I'm having trouble wanting to be soooo bad! I've tried to fight it by eating more healthy choices, eating 2-3 times a day watching ... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 19:28:48 EST Must keep my brain with me at all times! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65909763 So, today is the day I decided to get going with the Paleo woe. Yesterday I bought ingredients to make shrimp creole for today (recipe from a Paleo Slow Cooking book) but my morning started out brainless! First thing I did was have my standard coffee with real cream, not that bad, but still, ...dairy. Well, then my hubby, not knowing my plans really, made cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting... I couldn't NOT eat one, he went to the trouble and all, but did I have to eat two? LOL... then... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 20:44:31 EST Kombucha/F rmentation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65882701 Hey there, I couldn't remember where I mentioned the lower carb Kombucha I found. I'll post pictures here, let me know what you guys think of it. I like that it's only a couple shots a day. I haven't tried it yet though...so who knows if it's actually good tasting. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54ab07c4-fc6b-4d3d-ac87-aa796689aee9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d3f88af-fa43-4668-b9c9-3ca09f106263.jpg"> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:54:22 EST Easy Paleo Recipe App (Sparkpeople) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65873883 Hey there! I just found a newer app from Sparkpeople call Easy Paleo Recipes. <BR> <BR> Has anyone checked this out? I just downloaded it. I'm going to take a closer look tonight, but if anyone here has found it helpful or not. Could you let me know? Just curious if it will help me with more ideas for meal ideas. I mostly will need dinner recipes as I'm working on cooking one meal a night for the 2 of us. He fends for himself for breakfast and lunch most days. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:17:07 EST Weight loss results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65871608 Ditching Weight watchers and switching to Paleo but so scared! How is everyone doing with weight loss? My daughter in law lost 25 lbs and looks amazing but being in my 60s I am concerned I may not have same results. I did well on WW. Lost 55 but gained back 20 and just get can't my head back into WW. I am so miserable with this weight gain that I hope this works! I didn't have any success with Atkins or south beach years ago. Tue, 27 Dec 2016 03:29:24 EST Health to regain, 100lb to loose, Let's start ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65841404 1. What brought you to SparkPeople? <BR> I have been a long time user of sparkpeople, on and off for what feel at least 15 years (off more than on). I love the report functionality and being able to use it as I please for my needs. <BR> <BR> 2. What brought you to Paleo? <BR> Health issue (pre-diabetes), hypothyroid (treated and still have symptoms), misc joint pains <BR> Probable weight loss is a welcomed side effect as I have 100ish lb to loose. <BR> Being in my early 40's, I feel as I ... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:56:50 EST Just found this group, and liking it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65834814 I've just spent the last half hour re-reading Mark's Daily Apple. Had not been there in some time, but the links I found here reminded me of what a great site it is. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I've been easing into the Paleo lifestyle for the last two years, going from "carb controlled", to mostly Paleo, to fully embracing it along with my family. Along the way, I've lost 42 pounds - still have between 13 and 23 to go. And I've learned a LOT about what my body needs and how it reacts to certain fo... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:47:01 EST Baby It's Cold Outside ruined? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65810657 Okay. I just hear the new version of 'Baby It's Cold Outside' reflecting consent. There's a debate going on here on News Talk Radio about it; and while I think the first version has been done to death, I am horrified at what these two have managed to do to a lovely bit of artful expression. <BR> <BR> What do you think? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ffaca26a-1188-439b-ba80-18c40c557746.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Baby It's Cold Outside (Original &a... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:10:02 EST Red Meat Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65774010 Has anyone eaten red meat for awhile, then stopped eating it for a few weeks, then added it back only to experience water retention, inflammation, body aches, and nausea? I ate some ribeye steak today, and felt very weird afterwards. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:00:19 EST Some GREAT Gift Ideas HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65716478 17 Gifts That Will MOVE You <BR> <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/17-gifts-tha<BR>t-will-move-you/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8552ee8-88fe-4656-9b58-91ed3f0e7e69.jpg"> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:15:57 EST Food Guides: do you pay attention to them? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65705065 I was invited to participate in a survey to perhaps influence the next version of the Canada Food Guide (I don't put a lot of faith in surveys... and I never feel they ask the right questions, though this one allowed for lots of room to give full opinions). While I have serious doubts about how much good my input will do, I filled out the survey and was brutally honest... and provided resources to back up my statements. <BR> <BR> But... it got me thinking... do national food guides really do... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:17:28 EST Nutritional Report Pie Chart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65703490 Hey you guys. Did I come close to the ideal today? It is so hard for me to reduce the carbs and feel satiated. But, man did it feel weird to eat what I ate today. I feel like I need to eat some more veggies or fruit. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6442f03-075b-43ea-a0ef-8b29f5d9db34.png"> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:19:21 EST CHEW the FAT: Countdown to the New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65691316 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ee31406-a926-4485-adb5-a5d5f3b793db.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Regardless of your spiritual bent, for the vast majority of people, this time between American Thanksgiving and Christmas is a time of hope, expectation, preparation &amp; planning, and a refocussing our energies on what really matters in our life. <BR> <BR> ...not unlike this season in our journey here, and in the context of health and fat elimination. <BR> <BR> So many people reach... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 22:56:47 EST Pumpkin Custard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x65659237 For those looking for pumpkin pie substitute recipe! SO DELICIOUS! <BR> <BR> In a blender, or food processor, combine: <BR> <BR> • I large can of raw pumpkin (796 ml) <BR> • 300 ml heavy cream <BR> • 1/4 cup raw honey (or Maple syrup) <BR> • 3 eggs <BR> • 1 tsp Nutmeg <BR> • 1 tsp Ginger <BR> • 2 tsp Cinnamon <BR> <BR> Blend well and pour into custard cups. Bake for 30 minutes at 300 degrees F (or until a knife comes out clean). <BR> <BR> Chill thoroughly. <BR> <BR> ENJOY!!!! ... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:14:32 EST Paleo -to kick Metabolic Syndrome's Butt! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65638311 1. What brought you to SparkPeople? <BR> I've been a sparker since March of 2007, lost and gained more than 50 pounds more than once during my time here so far. <BR> <BR> 2. What brought you to Paleo? <BR> A realization, in the form of bad health indicators, that I need to really get serious about losing weight. In the past few months I have found out I have very high blood pressure, very high triglycerides, high cholesterol, and for the past two years I've already known that I was very ob... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 12:27:17 EST He's done it again.... The NEW Primal Blueprint! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x65625480 THIS is the DEFINITIVE resource for the Ancestral Health movement, and I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy (the book was released 2 days ago and Amazon Canada is already sold out... so I have to wait)! <BR> <BR> From Mark Sisson himself: "I have no problem stating that this volume can stand as the ultimate comprehensive guide to living the Primal Blueprint lifestyle and gaining a total understanding what the Primal/paleo/ancestral health movement is all about." <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:05:02 EST New to Paleo... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65615437 So I've tried being gluten free many times but always quit when the symptoms came back. I then realized it was because of the other grains I was eating. I learned that dairy bothered me too, resulting in phlegm, chest pain, and a stuffed nose. I then read that grains and legumes were high inflammation foods and I should be on a low inflammation diet yet to a high chance of getting more serious autoimmune diseases in the future if I don't take care of the less serious ones I have now (eczema a... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:30:05 EST Intermittent fasting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65612164 Hi again! So, the weight just isn't budging, and I've been pretty faithfully paleo (even though I haven't been logging the foods in here due to crazy busy, but anyhoo:) So now I'm reading about fasting, and thinking that might be the thing to do the trick, along with the paleo. With that in mind, has anyone tried the Alternate Day diet? <BR> <link>www.johnsonupdaydowndaydiet.com/html<BR>/how-to-do-the-diet.html </link> <BR> <BR> This seems pretty doable to me, and I've even joined the s... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:53:46 EST Crispy bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65611885 Hey there, need help since I'm new to all this. What do you guys think about this recipe? If it is good for us here, I'll post it in the recipe discussion. Thanks! <BR> <BR> This recipe is from a friend who when visiting Oslo ate these. 2 decaliters is just shy of a cup. <BR> <BR> We ate them with eggs and cheeses. They are really tasty, you can actually eat "cheese and crackers" without loading up on the sugar and carbs and they taste amazing with hard cheeses, cottage cheese, ... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:02:42 EST Autoimmunity Demystified (Betrayal Video Series) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65610794 If you've never before participated in a FREE on-line educational event, let this be the first: <BR> Betrayal: The Autoimmune Disease Solution They’re Not Telling You <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/82e7c3b3-447b-4cf6-9eb7-972cf90d15a8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "This documentary is crucial for you if you know someone with autoimmune disease, have it yourself or simply want to be proactive and prevent it. Do you have someone in your life that is suffering with rh... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:59:40 EST Breakfast Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65603558 Ok Everybody. I need some breakfast ideas. Mostly, quick breakfasts. I am a chronic cereal for breakfast eater. Last week I ate pineapple and actually that was filling enough to last me a few hours. But, I know there are more ideas out there. I also like hardboiled eggs another great option. I know you guys are creative. Please share what you guys like for breakfast. <BR> <BR> (I have a lot of allergies, so I know I may not be able to eat your favorites, but sharing will be great to ... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:44:27 EST Blackstrap molasses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65595921 Has anyone seen this article? <BR> <BR> <link>www.thepaleomom.com/blackstrap-molas<BR>ses-the-sugar-you-can-love/ </link> <BR> <BR> I know that many of you don't suffer from sweet tooth, but I was wondering if this really is a better choice for sweetening than honey or maple syrup? I mean I know what she says in her research, but I am a more boots on the ground kind of person. <BR> Sun, 13 Nov 2016 07:02:55 EST CHEW the FAT: Honouring your journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65586223 ...Our Present... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3cf7c554-e52a-4e95-8230-6bc797b5533d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/42d62e57-8167-4913-971c-cbc8368d96ea.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> While we ponder anew how we've dealt with conflict in the world over the ages, I invite each of you to do the same in view of the battles in your own life. <BR> <BR> Weight loss and health recovery is so much more than exercise and nutrition, ... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:55:26 EST trying to get more protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65560058 I need help trying to get in more protein. So, I'm trying to track my food intake as we should here. Today, I'm going to go over a little bit, but when tracking everything I realized I am really lacking on getting enough protein. So I've also gone over on fats for the day too. With eating closer to a paleo diet, I know good fats and protein are essential. So, what should I be averaging with fats? What would be considered to be too much? <BR> <BR> Thank you all so much!! Mon, 7 Nov 2016 16:52:12 EST Free at time of posting: low carb/keto book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x65558118 I wish my computer worked so I could post a link. <BR> <BR> Just saw in one of my book emails that Amazon has "Low Carb: 90 Delicious Ketogenic Diet Recipes: 30 Days of Breakfast, Lunch &amp; Dinner + FREE GIFT! (Ketogenic Cookbook, High Fat Low Carb, Keto Diet, Weight Loss, Epilepsy, Diabetes" free for Kindle. Mon, 7 Nov 2016 11:02:51 EST Struggling a little (with an odd thing) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65547698 I've been consistently on a keto eating plan for three weeks now and I mostly feel really, really good. There have been one or two backslides (did I mention my demonically possessed sweet tooth?) but for the most part I've been on "plan"--and I've noticed many differences and positive changes (bette sleep, better mood, my clothes are looser). I'm ignoring the scale for the moment, but I can tell I'm losing weight. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I found myself struggling with the weirdest thing today. I ... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 21:27:50 EST sugar causing gas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65546023 Ok, this is a rather yucky topic, but twice in the last couple of weeks I've experienced serious gas pains. Both times have been after I've eaten candy the day before. Not a lot of it, mind you, but..hmm, I am just wondering if this would cause the pain? Anyone else have this? Other than that, I've been sticking to my paleo foods quite faithfully. Sat, 5 Nov 2016 15:45:46 EST Squash recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65532991 Specifically acorn squash. How have you made this that you really liked? I bought one to try but have no idea what to do with it, lol. Just went through the recipes thread and didn't see anything there. (Although I did save some other recipes that I had forgotten about.) <BR> <BR> Also, spaghetti squash...just slice it down the middle and bake? I know I can go simple and just use it with sauce, in place of pasta. Anything you do with this that is tried and true? Thu, 3 Nov 2016 14:11:19 EST Genius, EASY Hacks to increase Nutritional bang... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x65526371 ...for your efforts when making: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e536528-f4a6-428e-bf6a-6cd5fa5a8658.jpg"> <BR> Safer scrambled eggs <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54acb9ff-fea8-40f1-9b2a-70c4ebac82d1.jpg"> <BR> More nutritious rice <BR> (while not Paleo, it is not gut-damaging, and occasionally fine if you can handle the carb load) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/10cb84ce... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 15:52:54 EST Blood Brain Barrier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65520234 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31122408-539e-4e44-bb31-a7d21c2a22db.jpg"> <BR> <BR> LARGER IMAGE: <link>skat.ihmc.us/rid=1104174833937_66652<BR>4434_13399/Blood%20Brain?rid=110417483<BR>3937_666524434_13399&amp;partName=htmljpeg </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Why the Blood-Brain Barrier Is So Critical (and How to Maintain It) <BR> <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/why-the-bloo<BR>d-brain-barrier-is-so-critical-and-how<BR>-to-maintain-it/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> In the Ancest... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 19:53:15 EST Limited Time Offer : FREE E-book Bundle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x65518310 From MARK SISSON: <BR> <BR> You’ve got 10 days to grab The Primal Prescription plus 29 other eBooks for free. <BR> <BR> While I can't vouch for the philosophies of each and every author included, there are definitely some gems in there. Maria Emmerich’s Keto-Adapted: Your Guide to Accelerated Weight Loss and Healthy Eating looks on point and has received great reviews, while Grain Free Paleo Snacks and Decadent Paleo Desserts should give you plenty of new Primal-friendly Thanksgiving treat... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 13:34:26 EST CHEW the FAT: Shopping, Sustainability, DF Cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65505532 Hey there, everyone! <BR> <BR> Nice to see some increased activity around here (what a creative, crafty bunch you are, LOL)! I am still run off my feet, but keeping it Paleo! <BR> <BR> Welcome to the newbies! <BR> <BR> Beach good to see you around, again! <BR> <BR> Dawn, and LV, I pray your week ended well enough. {{{HUGS}}} <BR> <BR> Nancy! I've really liked how you're framing your comments with "the fat upon which I am chewing today!" I smile every time. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The fat... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 19:00:24 EST Tired of falling off the wagon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65505288 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a45e8af1-8704-4803-9e86-c70f020f3eec.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tired of Falling Off the Wagon? <BR> How to Jump Off Permanently and Finally Reach Your Health Goals. <BR> <link>http://rebelhealthtribe.com/tired-fa<BR>lling-off-wagon-jump-off-permanently-f<BR>inally-reach-health-goals/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> This was a really great read... freeing and empowering. <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> Are you precariously riding 'the wagon' with a whi... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 18:30:12 EST Joining in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65504834 Greetings! <BR> <BR> I'm not new to SparkPeople, but am new to this group.. I joined about 2 weeks ago(?) but haven't posted until now: 1) because while I'm not new to SP, went inactive around 2011 [after an injury that continues to limit physical mobility, but am no longer allowing it to dominate my life &amp; 2) I'm still trying to wrap my mind around going paleo.. it was actually suggested by my primary care doctor that I move toward a low carb diet since my blood glucose was high at my l... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 17:11:44 EST New Team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65504328 Good Afternoon Team members, <BR> <BR> 1. What brought you to SparkPeople? I originally joined SparkPeople sometime around June of 2006. I joined because I was hearing good things about this site and I needed to lose some weight, which I did but then lost track sometime in 2011 and so now I am back doing better than before or at least I hope to. <BR> <BR> 2. What brought you to Paleo? I had researched the Paleo lifestyle a while back and still believe in it just haven't fully gotten int... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 15:30:16 EST CHEW the FAT: where/how is everyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65463965 Hey there, Paleo Peeps! <BR> <BR> I imagine you are all as busy as I am! It's been uncharacteristically quiet around here, and some people seem to have disappeared altogether (makes me sad). <BR> <BR> For my own part, this week alone, I have a meeting every evening and several during the day; I have a Halloween costume to pull together for the Divine Miss O (as usual she didn't make up her mind until the last minute), the laundry is piling up, the yard needs to be put to sleep for winter (i... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:51:50 EST Has anyone tried Paleo Leap Tribe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65458468 <link>http://gettribe.paleoleap.com/?utm_s<BR>ource=b-post&amp;utm_medium=pl&amp;utm<BR>_campaign=tribe </link> <BR> <BR> Wondering if this is a plus or minus...it's 9 bucks a month, so not free, but..?? Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:45:47 EST New to the group--Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65452681 Hi there, <BR> <BR> Brand new to this group, but not new to Sparkpeople. I've played around with low-carb type eating plans and "diets" for years (I'm including ALL of them in that term because there are SO many). <BR> <BR> I will admit that AIP was a new one on me. In fact, I just learned about it today; while dining at Cultured Caveman (a Paleo restaurant in Portland) for lunch today, I noticed a sign on a nearby table that read, "AIP Meet-up". I had NO idea what it meant, so I did a ... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:22:10 EST New- here and on to LCHF adventures! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65422082 <em>524</em> <BR> New here - <BR> but don't even know where to start... <BR> ok- first- I too Love Dr. Fung and have been listening to him for awhile. Brilliant. <BR> I have been able to listen but hope to sit and watch as well of the youtube videos. <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:42:33 EST CHEW the FAT: The Paleo Diet is Bullsh!t (article) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65415556 "Manic Monday" through "Thank God it's Friday!" <BR> <BR> How's your week starting off? <BR> <BR> <BR> I don't know about anyone else, but I have a BEAR of a week ahead of me.... Though, the sheer pleasure of my Saturday evening may just carry me through. The Symphony was WONDER-FULL... and we had the bonus of them being joined by an amazing local choir. The theme was Broadway and, I swear, Broadway could not have done it any better! <BR> <BR> On top of my regular roller-coaster, I am at... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:42:20 EST CHEW the FAT: Weekend Edition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65401341 How're things going? <BR> What's on your mind? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c443167-f1c3-4001-9a6a-624cd6db1623.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 10:37:18 EST Question about Practical Paleo book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65395840 I've got the latest version of this book on my Kindle, and there are designations of MA and NR next to some of the recipes. If you look under the Squeaky Clean Paleo 30 day meal plan, and just in Day One, several recipes have this. Does anyone know what these letters stand for? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> -Sue :) Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:18:56 EST Valentus SlimROAST Weight Loss Coffee (WTH?!?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65395833 So I ran across (IMO) a snake oil salesman last night, LOL. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else heard of this stuff? Tried it? <BR> <BR> What do you think of these sorts of products? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b474a03-c7e9-4b3b-8f50-29d4d01c46fe.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Coffee Weightloss (Valentus) <BR> <link>www.coffeeweightloss.ca/#gs.sXx=L_8 </link> <BR> <BR> "Formulated with natural appetite suppressants, feel good ingredients and detox components SlimRO... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:15:59 EST Chew the FAT Friday: NSVs anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65392276 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb6c9c63-8cd9-4864-9e23-033a869403e7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee415b18-ee0f-446f-ba0f-5c254273a79b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/538bfbf0-c4bf-4f89-a7da-3318978c9a72.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c067c33-bd25-4a98-a74d-16e87475eda6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So how's everyone doing? <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:45:35 EST Finding more like-minded support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65388070 Hello. I've decided to join this team to gather more reinforcements for the LCHF, whole food lifestyle that is healing my type 2 diabetes. It is so important to fill your mind up with good "nutrition" as well as your body. I have found that the more information I gather, the better I do on my journey to better health. I know that I will find great information here. (Ramona is the information Queen!) Hope to get to know you all better as we journey along. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:27:35 EST CHEW the FAT Wednesday & Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65378135 Yesterday got a favourable response, so let's try another: <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4f0fe74-7075-49b0-91fa-38a83d1f7f36.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you like, respond to the meme: <BR> "( fill in your thought ) satisfies me for a minute. ( fill in your thought ) satisfies me for life." <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ...and don't forget that you're not restricted to the posted suggestion! <BR> <BR> Go team, GO! <BR> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 01:17:36 EST hi group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65376696 1. What brought you to SparkPeople? I have been on and off SP for years. <BR> <BR> 2. What brought you to Paleo? I wanted to try it. I feel like it will help me prepare my body to get pregnant. I also want to detox and just feel better about myself mentally and physically. <BR> <BR> 3. What is one accomplishment that makes you proud? How can you use this to build success into this phase of your journey? I finished H.S when everyone else thought it wouldn't happen. I was forced to drop out... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:46:24 EST CHEW the FAT: Motivational Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65370987 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40ebe799-d77d-41a3-ae76-0224d2e7530c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> So how was your weekend? <BR> <BR> What does your week hold? <BR> <BR> Have you checked out the new Summit opportunities? <BR> <BR> Drop in to the new Paleo exercise thread and join the discussion! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 01:23:53 EST Nut milk and nut pulp/flour http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65348156 I know we've discussed nut milks before but I have a new question. <BR> <BR> I'm about to try a recipe Ramona shared in the recipes thread to make cashew milk. At the end of that post is information about dehydrating the nut pulp that is left over to grind into flour. Since you've been at this longer, Ramona, is there a way to use cashew flour? I'm just wondering if it's worth saving the pulp, dehydrating, and grinding if it's not something I'll be able to use later. Fri, 7 Oct 2016 13:40:56 EST CHEW the FAT: Friday to Monday, THANKFULLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65344999 Hi, everyone! this weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving weekend! <BR> <BR> In that spirit, I invite everyone to consider the good things in your life... NSVs (non-scale victories), people, relationships, challenges overcome, lessons learned... and celebrate them here! <BR> <BR> My weekend starts today! There's no school, so my Divine Miss O is home (I love when she's home)! My niece is getting married tomorrow, and I am SO excited for her and her young man. It will be a wonderful celebration of... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 01:00:56 EST Getting back to Paleo basics.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65343702 after a half year of skiving off, lol. So I need a little help, or push, or maybe a shove, even, lol. Yeah, I've said I'm only partially Paleo, but maybe I need to commit all the way. It's not like I'm way off track, but there are foods I have real trouble with eliminating: my dark chocolate, and half and half in my coffee, and the occasional sugary treat. Sugar is a real bear for me. <BR> Also, I'm a bit confused by the Keto thing, after a lot of reading I did yesterday...seems like there is... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 20:30:27 EST Cloud bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x65338227 So I know that lots of Paleo people don't do any dairy, but I have been seeing a lot of articles recently about cloud bread. Then it popped up this morning in the sparkpeople news feed. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts? <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=dietfriendly_dough_experts_weigh_in<BR>_on_cloud_bread </link> Thu, 6 Oct 2016 02:45:20 EST CHEW the FAT: Wintery Wednesday & Thursday (SIGH) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65330555 Here's what it looked like outside my window late this afternoon: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/114fdc5b-8620-478e-a8bf-7fa5599e3c13.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/508774f1-965c-4449-afe1-e8ff85738564.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I think it's going to be a LONG winter. It's supposed to snow for the next 4 days and then warm up some. I feel so badly for my niece... she's getting married on Saturday. I still need to get shoes (my ... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 03:09:42 EST CHEW the FAT: TUESDAY Tidbits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65322920 G' Morning, everyone! <BR> <BR> So, it's been a quiet weekend around here! Mine was anything but, LOL... but it was a lot of fun, and I am in complete awe of the fine young people I was privileged to chaperone (with the notable exception of three of them... aren't there always a couple... and a few of the older girls are snotty beyond words). What they accomplished with only 12 hours of rehearsing (and that they could even do 12 hours of rehearsing!) was astounding! They are playing the scor... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 01:54:19 EST Road Trip food take along ideas...any suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65321389 Hubby and I are Leaving on a 10 day road trip in a couple of days, and I want to pack a Palo cooler, to help me stay on track. Any suggestions. Here's what I have so far. <BR> <BR> Sliced roasted 'good' chicken <BR> Boiled eggs <BR> Homemade mayo <BR> Krave jerky <BR> Celery, carrot sticks, cauli, broccoli <BR> Cashew butter <BR> Palo sandwich bread <BR> Mon, 3 Oct 2016 21:08:28 EST So, i bought myself a new kitchen tool... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x65315203 Presenting, a not-quite-paleo (i'm dubious about the sweet corn) meatball and veggie casserole, with thanks to my new La Creuset pan. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3ebf695-a273-4475-a318-911543eb4662.jpeg">There will be feasting tonight! Mon, 3 Oct 2016 03:52:38 EST CHEW the Fat: Sunday...sorry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65310719 Sorry, ladies, we were having so much fun last night that I forgot to start today's chat thread. <BR> <BR> Hope you all are having a beautiful day. <BR> <BR> We were up so late playing pool, listening to music, and talking that we just got up a little bit ago. It was a fun night! Sun, 2 Oct 2016 13:20:19 EST CHEW the FAT: slacker Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65300351 That's fully my intention for the day...to be lazy and "slack off" all day. So i'm starting this post before I head to bed, in hopes that I sleep in in the morning. <BR> <BR> I made it safely to my friend's house and we're already being lazy. They're watching a TV program as I type this then I think we're all off to our beds. (The teenage girls just went and I think I just heard her husband snore in his recliner, lol.) <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a wonderful day! Sat, 1 Oct 2016 00:45:33 EST CHEW the FAT -- Finally Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65293244 Alright, folks, Ramona is busy getting ready for her trip so you're stuck with me, lol. <BR> <BR> What's on your agenda for the weekend? Anything fun planned? <BR> <BR> I have to work a few hours then I'm off to bff's house for the weekend. Lots of time relax, catch up, good (safe!) food...and I'm sure a few adult beverages will be involved. If we get really ambitious, we'll play some pool. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:06:44 EST CHEW the FAT: Thoughts for Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65289574 What's on your mind today? Come and share! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <BR> So glad to see a few more people showing their faces on the threads: welcome Teresa and Kim! <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> Ayla... we miss you but will be excited to learn from you once the Keto Summit is over! <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <BR> WELCOME BACK, Mon! You were missed... and I LOVE that prep system... I really do hope you'll re-do that 'Frugal' thread when you have a spare minute! <BR> <BR> <em>3... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:39:51 EST Dehydrator beef jerky http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x65286613 I'm rather excited by this, and particularly the Cajun version: <link>jerkyholic.com/how-to-make-beef-jerk<BR>y-with-a-dehydrator/ </link> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:18:17 EST CHEW the Fat: Wednesday Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65278855 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff4e56fd-c391-4df3-8f4b-15a23bbaeb36.png"> <BR> <BR> (Isn't this empowering?) <BR> <BR> <BR> I read this blog yesterday, and felt well and truly Sparked: <BR> <BR> I can do this. I'm the ONLY one who can. And not by Willpower. NOW I begin to win my war! <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6242713 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> How about you? What do you think? <BR> <BR> Otherwise, how are things going? <... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:19:22 EST CHEW the FAT: Teachable Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65274536 Hey everyone! I hope you're having a great start to your day! <BR> <BR> I'm busy this week watching the FREE Keto Summit talks (the details on how to sign up are under the Education Forum... listen while you do other things)... and I have to say it's one of the more inspiring. Perhaps it's where I'm at, but I'm hearing new things, and things I already know in new ways... dots are connecting in ways they hadn't previously. <BR> <BR> My favourite quote from yesterday: <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:47:59 EST Tracking homemade foods? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65269214 Is there any easier way to do this than create my own recipes, or is that about it? Since going mostly paleo, I've learned to make my own mayo, etc, and specifically thinking how I enter tuna salad or other combination foods. It's a bit of a pain, lol. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:45:13 EST CHEW the FAT: Monkeybar MONDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65263805 "Legitimate question: When it comes to ball pits, jungle gyms and carousels, why should kids get to have all the fun? You work hard, right? Right. So, here are some places to play hard. Literally." <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f08dba7-92b8-4d47-a0ba-6cc6b7e8b719.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Chicago Opens a Playground for Grown Ups on the Lakefront <BR> <link>urbanmatter.com/fitness-playground-b<BR>urnham-park-chicago/ </link> <BR> <BR> Most Epic Adult Playg... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:20:31 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65260581 Hi everyone! My name is Lori. I am 37 years old, married, and have two boys (ages 7 and 14). I have struggled with my weight my whole life. In 2011 I went from 247 pounds to 189. I quickly regained all that I had lost, along with about 40 more. I learned from my mistakes though, and I am hopeful I can lose 100+ pounds. <BR> <BR> I was invited here by "_Ramona". I'm excited to see that there are active Paleo members here. I'm pretty new to Paleo. I started a little over a month ago. I recentl... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:09:02 EST CHEW the FAT: Feed Your Soul Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65256775 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54357760-0737-4b8a-b71a-c59538c5f2d2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Paleo: A Guide to Spiritual &amp; Intellectual Growth <BR> <link>paleofoundation.com/paleo-guide-to-s<BR>piritual-and-intellectual-growth/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you ready for the week ahead? <BR> What steps did you take this past week, or will you take this week, to create the life you want right now? <BR> What are you doing to feed your soul/mind/heart? <BR> <BR> <B... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:47:14 EST CHEW the FAT: Simply Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65249779 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f530e610-4eba-485a-be7f-4d3d54fc77f9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> 4 Reasons Not to Cut Loose on the Weekends <BR> <link>paleoleap.com/4-reasons-not-let-week<BR>ends-junk-food-days/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> So how was your past week? <BR> What's on the horizon for the week coming up? <BR> Need any help troubleshooting? <BR> Do you need a shoulder for venting? <BR> any NSVs (non-scale victories) to share? <BR> <BR> Tell us what's on your mind! <BR... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:37:46 EST does this work? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65245517 I keep jumping from calorie counting to paleo/low carb. I really need some positive feedback and some successes so I can see that this is worth my time. I am currently thinking to just give it all up!!! GRRRR!!! Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:24:09 EST CHEW the FAT Friday: FINALLY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65242635 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a927546-9922-4b3c-892d-ce265e756cff.jpg"> <BR> (this rooster is exactly how I looked when I drove off to get the kids for soccer yesterday... hadn't washed my hair in two days, LOL) <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1793a9a9-35d9-48c7-a884-569d23d72439.jpg"> <BR> (I swear I had one nerve left most of this week, and every second person stomped on it) <BR> <BR> <BR> So, tell us... what was the most (insert ad... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:45:59 EST Hi! Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65241902 Howdy, folks! What brought me to this team? Well, I've been on and off of Sparkpeople since 2008, and I'm back because I want to lose that last twenty pounds. My doctor told me about the Whole30 site back in January, and I did a Whole30 from mid January to mid February. I didn't lose that much, only 6 pounds at the time, but the idea of paleo works well for me. Now, I'll be the first to admit I don't follow it religiously or militantly,but I try to eat mostly vegetables, fruit, meat and good ... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:10:36 EST I have a few questions so far, concerning paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65236289 Hi, So turns out I need a refresher course on all of this cause I don't remember a lot and I have random questions.... I know I should read up on it all, but I tend to only have time to read on Shabbat and that would require books, which need to be purchased overseas. Anyway... <BR> <BR> 1- Cashew milk. What is the filmy stuff that collects on top as days go by and is it edible? <BR> 2- How do I know if my cashew milk has gone off? <BR> 3- If I add avocado to my breakfast of tuna/egg salad,... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:30:25 EST CHEW the FAT Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65235955 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56bd983e-4b0f-487f-a3d9-489230c61f7d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> A Woman’s Worth <BR> (it's a bit of a commercial, but outside that it's a great message) <link>http://www.girlsgonestrong.com/blog/<BR>ggs-spotlight/molly-galbraiths-spotlig<BR>ht-a-womans-worth/ </link> <BR> <BR> "My life’s purpose is not simply to help women discover and accept what their best body looks and feel like with minimal time and effort. Even more importantly, it’s to ... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:36:35 EST Good morning, Team! Kim joining you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65231273 1. What brought you to SparkPeople? <BR> I have been a member for a long time, but sort of lost the buzz (and gained ten pounds). So I came back! <BR> <BR> 2. What brought you to the Paleo team? <BR> I've been slowly transitioning to paleo over the summer, and one of my goals is to find a team for support and ideas. I really like the welcome package that _Ramona has in place. Lots of cool stuff to look at, and I'm looking forward to trying out the podcasts. <BR> <BR> 3. What is one a... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:29:55 EST CHEW the Fat Wednesday (follows don't-as k-Tues.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65227329 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/53b8ccf2-aab1-45d6-838a-91d751726dfe.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Is it a bad sign that I can't remember Monday, and that I'm not entirely sure what day today is? <BR> <BR> (honestly... I haven't even been drinking) <BR> <BR> I am caught smack dab between being relieved it's Wednesday already, and freaking out because it is already Wednesday; but I'm thinking that if I just step around the debacle that is this day, I can possibly recoup my we... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:30:47 EST Transitioning to Paleo & Eating Meat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65226036 I thought we could try give Mon (DETOXINISTAGURL) a bit of support on this one. <BR> <BR> While I've only tried to eat according to a vegetarian nutritional plan for three months many, many years ago (and became terribly ill), I do know what it feels like to feel trapped into dietary changes for reasons beyond my control. <BR> <BR> I know there are others here who have had to do the same. <BR> <BR> What helped? <BR> How do you reconcile what you want to what you need? <BR> What helped you... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:31:36 EST CHEW the FAT: Nearly Missed MONDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65217965 Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> Sorry the thread is so late today... I hit the wall yesterday... we had an early supper so we could get the girl to Symphony rehearsal on a full stomach, and Mr. and I were going to visit his Dad (in care). <BR> <BR> We finished eating, and there was some time, so I laid down for a quick 'rest'. That's where I stayed. I slept form 5-7, got up and made sure the Divine Miss O got to sleep alright, and went right back to bed. <BR> <BR> This morning I hit the ground ru... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:14:22 EST Dehydrated almond pulp? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x65213986 Has any of you dehydrated the pulp left over from making almond milk in your food dehydrator, to make almond flour? Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:19:40 EST No fuss, go-to dinners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x65212157 Hey tribe: <BR> <BR> I'd be interested in hear about your go-to dinners, when you simply CBF cooking. I'm in the middle of a Hashimoto's energy slump and need ideas on how to nourish myself with a miimum of fuss. <BR> <BR> Thanks, muchly. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:24:13 EST CHEW the Fat Sunday: Feed Your Soul http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65206470 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/06c2c2cf-a0f0-422d-84f0-2c1b1871283c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 25 Ways to Feed Your Soul <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/janice-taylor<BR>/soul-tips_b_1512587.html </link> Sun, 18 Sep 2016 04:22:51 EST CHEW the FAT Saturday: Self-Acceptance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65200092 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b641c9c4-3e94-4f6c-8854-ec0da3e50901.png"> <BR> (random internet pic... NOT Ramona) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> How to Accept Your Body After Significant Weight Loss <BR> <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-accep<BR>t-your-body-after-significant-weight-l<BR>oss/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Have you felt unexpected “kick-back” emotions following a significant transformation? What perspectives and actions made a difference for you? <BR> <BR> Share... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 04:39:46 EST Back again with some A's for the Q's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65199946 1. What brought you to SparkPeople? <BR> I was looking for a way to track both exercise and food in one place after going Primal. I had been using FitDay, but SP had the social component too which I thought would be more fun. <BR> <BR> 2. What brought you to the Paleo team? <BR> I've been Primal since 2010 and have been a member of various Primal/Paleo teams. I look for one that's relatively active, but not too huge and definitely not militant. Seems like I sort of follow Ramona around SP.... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:59:06 EST Hello Loren Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65198240 Hello All, <BR> <BR> I'm Loren. Let's get to the questions: <BR> 1. What brought you to SparkPeople? <BR> I came to spark people many years ago (2008?) when looking for a recipe calculator. I was a regular users for maybe 4 years then off, now back on. <BR> <BR> 2. What brought you to the Paleo team? <BR> I thought I'd give this a try, see if it helped with my plateau. <BR> <BR> 3. What is one accomplishment that makes you proud? How can you use this to build success into this phas... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:40:03 EST CHEW the FAT: Finally Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65193568 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/106c97c6-8426-4ec6-acc4-78ce68df5902.jpg"> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 03:18:03 EST CHEW the FAT: Talkative Thursday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65185987 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/403888b1-ddcc-4274-a603-7f242ac75e87.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 02:15:23 EST Help! Losing my appetitte http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65185006 Any suggestions and comments would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> I've been eating paleo-esque (maily paleo, but not fanatically so) for about six weeks now, and as I further adjust my diet to higher levels of protein, I find I sometimes have no appetite for many hours after eating a protein meal. This goes beyond fullness to nausea at the thought of eating. For example, I had two eggs and veggies for breakfast and 4 hours on, I am still too full to eat. <BR> <BR> I've gone from being borderline... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:11:32 EST CICO Insanity refuted. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65182144 Hi, everyone, I've never done anything like this in all of my 8 years on SparkPeople, but this just hit me WRONG, and I need help addressing it. <BR> <BR> As we all know CICO is the by-line around the general SparkWorld, and there are great numbers of self-proclaimed CICO gurus, with huge readerships, prolifically blogging it's praises. I can't remember why this particular blogger caught my eye, but I started reading and looking for an opportunity to suggest there might another way of lookin... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:57:22 EST CHEW the FAT Wednesday: Let's Talk About Carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65178650 One of the most debated paleo concepts is the carbs... how much is too much, what is optimal, what foods are the best source of carbs. <BR> <BR> For women this is truly a key issue because carbs are the foundation of a healthy hormonal profile. Additionally, if you are diabetic or have metabolic syndrome, or thyroid issues, typical paleo recommendations regarding carb levels may not work for you. <BR> <BR> This article offers some interesting ideas regarding how and why we must distinguish ... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 01:31:34 EST CHEW the FAT Tuesday: What do you think? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65171712 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce3f4e14-8df1-4e55-b38a-fb6ae3b2dd8b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:53:19 EST CICO (calories in/out) Insanity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65169029 I don't meant to be judgemental... really I don't, but this has to be the most disgusting diet hack I have ever encountered: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1d69d61-2a5b-4709-82d4-c7920f744faa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> All The Cakes You Can Make With Just A Box Of Cake Mix And A Bottle Of Soda <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/27/ea<BR>sy-cake-recipe-use-soda-be-bubbly_n_57<BR>17767.html </link> <BR> <BR> ...and it just goes on, and on, and ON: <BR> <link>http... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:38:31 EST CHEW the FAT Monday: Moderate (Progress) Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65167957 Hey there everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to catching up on how everyone's weekend was! Mine was BUSY!!! <BR> <BR> So it's Monday, and it's about half-way through the month... about the time when you may be feeling discouraged because perhaps you aren't seeing the results you want, perhaps (for whatever reason) you haven't been able to stick to your goals for the month, perhaps you're allowing a lack of perfect follow-through to begin sabotaging/eroding your good intentions entirely... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:06:17 EST Tapioca as a thickener http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x65158456 Hi All: <BR> <BR> Is tapioca acceptable as a thickening medium for stews and casseroles? It's the starchy byproduct of the cassava root, so technically I guess that would make it a carb. <BR> <BR> thanks, Mon Sun, 11 Sep 2016 03:02:15 EST CHEW the FAT: Feed Your Soul Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65158251 Very important, but often disregarded aspects of a Paleo Lifestyle are rest, rejuvenation, and balance. Incorporating these aspects and creating LIFESTYLE requires acknowledging that this journey isn't simply about nutrition, exercise and weight loss. <BR> <BR> This journey is also about feeding your soul. <BR> <BR> Here are a few bits to get you started! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6f67ad5-e540-4dc4-9d04-3e682f91bd79.jpg"> <BR> <link>http://www.yout... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 01:30:28 EST CHEW the FAT: Simply Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65151837 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2791b6f5-9bf0-45f1-8753-1a17d7aaf811.gif"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41ebaaeb-cd53-4317-aef4-d8b03d508e7b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So, what shall we talk about today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 01:39:42 EST Help. Where is the challenge broad?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65150416 So I'm back after a few years and doing my first challenge day 7. <BR> This is the challenge: Congratulations! You've made it through the first week of the New Member Challenge! Have you started tracking your food and fitness regularly? Have you posted on the Message Boards or created a SparkPage to help meet new friends? Let us know how it's going by checking in on the challenge wall. Good luck with week 2! You can do it!! <BR> I can't find a challenge broad. <BR> <BR> Fri, 9 Sep 2016 20:46:13 EST CHEW the FAT Friday: Paleo Wins this Week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65144928 We spend a lot of time bemoaning the mistakes we make along the way, but rarely do we consider our victories. <BR> <BR> I really appreciate MDA's example of sharing successes on Friday... helps me see my week in terms of what I'm doing right, and encourages me to stay on track over the weekend. <BR> <BR> So to that end, let's share what we did right this week! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's a story for inspiration and to get you thinking: <BR> <BR> Down Under But Not Down: Australian Fami... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 02:16:00 EST CHEW the FAT Thursday: Everything in moderation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65138136 Food for thought: <BR> How Defining Moderation Can Help You Reach Your Health Goals <BR> <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/how-defining<BR>-moderation-can-help-you-reach-your-he<BR>alth-goals/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> So what do you think? Thu, 8 Sep 2016 02:32:18 EST CHEW the FAT Wednesday: Easy Paleo 'Hacks' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65130292 It's Back-on-the-Wagon Wednesday! <BR> <BR> So, I read this quick little blog entry via MDA (Mark's Daily Apple): <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d81e0b50-a3c2-4fec-a7f4-7c01e39e80c3.jpg"> <BR> <link>drspencer.com/double-your-veggies-an<BR>d-half-your-starch/ </link> <BR> <BR> "For example, if you have one scoop of vegetables and two scoops of starch, flip it around to two scoops of vegetables and one scoop of starch." <BR> <BR> ...and it got me thinking: <BR... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 03:03:40 EST Instant Pot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65129137 I'm concerning getting the Instant Pot from Amazon. Does anyone have Instant Pot and if so is the 4 yr assurance plan necessary to purchase? And of course how do you like it? Thank you for your help. <BR> Teresa Joy Tue, 6 Sep 2016 22:07:16 EST A new way of being with myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65127411 Hi tribe! <BR> <BR> I'm a returning Spark member, and new to the AIP lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I have autoimmune disease and multiple food allergies which have caused me to change my diet from veggo to paleo (and beyond), and find it challenging and still resent having to eat contrary to my ethics, at times. <BR> <BR> Having said that, making the change has greatly reduced my inflammation and my weight has started coming down, so i can see it's benefits! And i'm enjoying the exploration of new ... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 16:57:48 EST CHEW the FAT Tuesday: Ch-ch-ch Changes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65126456 ...to the team, that is! <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Welcome to today's discussion thread (I promise, they'll be posted earlier in future)... and a special welcome to new team members! We hope you'll join in and share your Paleo journey. <BR> <BR> A very strong aspect of cave life was community... communal living, communal meals, sharing. Early 'man' couldn't have survived without joining together for the purpose of achieving common goals (not unlike this weight loss fitness journ... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 14:01:15 EST ~ September Sound-Off Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x65126125 I DON'T KNOW, BUT I'VE BEEN TOLD <BR> (I don't know, but I've been told) <BR> PALEO IS SOLID GOLD! <BR> (Paleo is solid gold!) <BR> <BR> I DON'T KNOW, BUT IT'S BEEN SAID <BR> ( I don't know, but it's been said) <BR> BACON'S BETTER THAN ANY BREAD! <BR> (Bacon's better than any bread!) <BR> <BR> I DON'T KNOW, BUT BET IT'S TRUE <BR> (I don't know, but bet it's true) <BR> CHALLENGE THREAD IS GOOD FOR YOU!! <BR> (Challenge thread is good for you!!) <BR> <BR> NOW, DROP AND GIVE YOUSELF TH... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 13:13:08 EST New (again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65122669 Hello,I'm coming back to SparkPeople after being gone since 2009 (I think). I just had triple by-pass surgery and had read Whole 30 prior to knowing I was gonna be having surgery. Seamed to be complicated for my life. I read some on Paleo and it seam to not to be a complicated. Before surgery I started cutting some things out of my foods. Like coffee and cream, cuz didn't what coffee with no cream. Good thing on the coffee anyway as I'm not suppose to drink coffee now. Anyway I am follo... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 01:59:35 EST AIP for alopecia areata http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65102698 Hi Everyone <BR> I've just joined because I started the Autoimmune Protocol (Sarah Ballantyne version) on 1st September in hopes it will help with my alopecia areata. For good measure I'm also excluding fruit, mushrooms etc for the first two months to work on Candida. <BR> I understand that there is considerable overlap between AIP and Paleo so I hope I can find tips and recipes here. <BR> If anyone here has seen any improvement in AA I would love to hear from you. I was inspired to try... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 02:24:38 EST Anyone Interested in a Whole 30 Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x65091010 I wanted to do a Whole 30 AIP in August but the time got away from me. I am starting today, for obvious reasons, "Thirty days hath September, April, June and November". Would anyone like to hop on too? You can be any version of Paleo. I have to be Paleo AIP for health reasons. <BR> <BR> http://whole30help.com/whole30-shopping-<BR>list/ Thu, 1 Sep 2016 11:02:26 EST Paleo-Friendly Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65085333 I truly loved this article! <BR> <BR> 10 Primal-Friendly Tips from Wise People Throughout History <BR> <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/10-primal-fr<BR>iendly-tips-from-wise-people-throughou<BR>t-history/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> So many people think that 'Paleo', or LCHF, are new ideas... but they're NOT! Paleo has been around for 60 years or more, LCHF even longer. People have just forgotten that just a century ago, the way we are now striving to eat (in a largely hostile world)would have... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:45:59 EST Electrolytes & Weight Management http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65084840 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c1b1fab1-6dd1-4b4d-8681-7e49fe5c8166.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A seldom discussed element of any weight loss program is fluid balance in the body. <BR> <BR> One of the most encouraging elements of a Paleo nutrition plan is the initial rapid exodus of water-weight, and for the most part, this is a good thing. A great number of obese people have poor fluid control... we tend to bloat very easily, and the excess fluid retention places a strai... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:51:06 EST Fixing Dad: must-watch FREE movie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65072965 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f6e46ab-8541-4842-8ba8-34ff2bc3331b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fixing Dad is the story of a man whose lifestyle choices caught up with him until his two sons resolved to save him. <BR> <BR> Geoff was overweight, over-worked and resigned to a premature death from a catalogue of health conditions. In November 2013 his doctor felt he and Geoff needed to talk about the possibility of foot amputation due to his type 2 diabetes. The arch of one f... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:38:39 EST newbie with health issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65069464 Good morning everyone! I am new to this team and style of eating but not to Spark People. I have been trying weight watchers for YEARS and it has never worked unless I ate very little and ran 7 miles a day. Now at 47, I am heavier than ever and feet that ache all the time. I have been diagnosed with IBS, acid reflux, and depression/anxiety. My blood sugar is in the pre-diabetic range and I carry most of my weight around the middle. I have swollen feet every night and I am only 47. I am a lot ... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:12:21 EST Coconut Milk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65052781 Once maligned for its saturated fat content, coconut milk has made a resurgence thanks to the Paleo community. It's a staple in my house. I use it as a creamer for my coffee and tea. It's also the base of my Thai and Indian meals. <BR> <BR> I've tried a couple of different brands. Obviously, I only buy the full-fat versions, not the lite. <BR> <BR> Badia Coconut Milk: Inexpensive regular grocery store brand in the ethnic isle. <BR> 365 Coconut Milk: The Whole Foods brand. <BR> Lucky Coc... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:20:17 EST Dawn, Telling my story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65045625 START A NEW THREAD &amp; Tell Us Your Story! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. What brought you to SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> Oh my, that was so long ago! I think it was around the time that I noticed the scale started creeping up...despite the fact that my eating and activity habits hadn't changed.. I don't even remember how I found the site but I do know that I was never a very active member. I was doing it for ME, not for social interaction. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. What brought you to the Paleo ... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:27:47 EST _RAMONA: Telling My Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x65044793 Even though I've been around here a LONG time, I thought I'd kick off the NEW INTRODUCTION FORMAT by doing it myself as an example. I invite all new and current members to do likewise! <BR> <BR> START A NEW THREAD &amp; Tell Us Your Story! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. What brought you to SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> I signed onto SParkPeople 8 years ago because I was so very sick and tired of feeling terribly sick and tired all.of.the.time. I was 47 years old and I was afraid I would not see my 3-y... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:57:39 EST The Thermodyamics Mistake in CICO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65022612 The problem with CICO is a lot of people reference the First Law of Thermodynamics as their rationale. <BR> <BR> To review: <BR> <BR> "The law of conservation states that the total energy of an isolated system is constant; energy can be transformed from one form to another, but cannot be created or destroyed." <BR> <BR> If you eat 1000 calories of any food, that is 1000 units of energy. Here is the mistake people make with that, and I was guilty of believing it myself at one point. Our b... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:51:49 EST Staying Paleo While Travelling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65011403 Back in 2011, I began my Paleo journey, improved health, and lost weight. I successfully maintained it for 3 years. Then I started a new job and became mostly sedentary. This disrupted my metabolism in a way that I'm still trying to unravel. <BR> <BR> I also had to start travelling for work. I travel to my home office in Denver every 12 weeks. For the past 2 years, I have regained weight due to carb creep during travel. It was really difficult to maintain Paleo traveling through airpor... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 18:51:53 EST Bulletproof Coffee/Rocket Fuel Latte http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x65003219 What do you all think of Bulletproof Coffee? Do you drink it? Have you heard of Rocket Fuel Latte? <BR> <BR> As a resource for those who might be new to the concept, here is Bulletproof Coffee: <BR> <BR> <link>bulletproofexec.com/how-to-make-your<BR>-coffee-bulletproof-and-your-morning-too/ </link> <BR> <BR> Here is Rocket Fuel Latte: <BR> <BR> <link>www.healthfulpursuit.com/2015/04/roc<BR>ket-fuel-latte/ </link> <BR> <BR> Basically, Bulletproof Coffee is MCT oil and Kerrygold Bu... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:54:39 EST Role of Exercise in Weight Loss or Maintenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x64996591 The old CW trap I fell into a decade ago was the undereat and overexercise paradigm. That's not healthy. But the thing is, I really like being an active person. Hiking, biking, kayaking - I loved to do it. I have never been a competitive active person, just an entirely leisurely pursuit. <BR> <BR> So the question is, what is the role of exercise with losing weight? <BR> <BR> My experience as a semi-active person? Not much. <BR> <BR> Is it necessary? Absolutely, but more so for mainte... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:19:38 EST Lessons from the Biggest Loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x64969320 Everyone has read the stories about the contestants of "The Biggest Loser" experiencing permanent metabolic slowdown after their dramatic weight loss. <BR> <BR> These Obese III people who felt hopelessly overweight lost weight during the show, which is supposed to be an inspirational tale, except now their bodies are rebelling against their weight loss. All but a few of them have regained their weight. Some are heavier than before. Others are fighting every step of the way for their loss.... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 12:44:56 EST Why Did You Choose Paleo? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x64957607 I just came back to Spark recently, and it seems so quiet around here! I know that there must be people lurking around, so let's get some discussions going! <BR> <BR> My story is best told in my old blogs, but basically I came to find Paleo when after 5 years on the SAD diet I struggled to lose weight. I even struggled to maintain what I managed to lose. It just didn't make sense to me. I was following the recommendations, and nothing happened. <BR> <BR> I spent a couple of months caref... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:24:00 EST The hardest par for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x64941027 As a rediculously busy person (and aren't we all) the hardest part about this is all the pre-planning. In a fast-food, fast transportation, everyone needs to be everywhere right now kind of world - the cutting, chopping, pre-cooking, MEAT, making salads part of this is very hard to do and keep up with. <BR> <BR> Just sharing my struggles. Low fat is so much easier as so much around us is low fat and easy to grab. <BR> <BR> I think Paleo is a great choice and I like most of it - but the pr... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 07:37:57 EST ~ When the $!!*?#$! scale shows you no love... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x64916581 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/83344d1c-115d-4791-a165-c94e2d80c2a6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Keeping it all in perspective: <BR> <BR> A STALL is defined as having lost no pounds and no inches in at least four weeks. Two days is not a stall. Two weeks is not a stall. It has to be at least four weeks. The reason anything less is not a stall is that sometimes your body just needs to take a break and adjust to the weight that you've already lost. This can take a few weeks. ... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 13:03:05 EST Paleo side dish for picnic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x64882249 I got through the weekend almost.... I made it through Saturday fine. Sunday was another story. We went to visit friends at their camp. I packed: Pistacios; Grapes; and chips for my hubby and kids. I ate only the "right stuff" until Dinner when I was absolutely starving by then. So I ate a hamburger (the whole thing with bun) :( - because there was little else to eat. I was at the mercy of the people who owned the camp ground. <BR> <BR> So tell me - I know I have a picnic this coming ... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 12:51:35 EST Brand new to Paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x64860795 Came across the idea of Paleo as I had tried low-carb and kept failing. I like fruit too much to not eat it. Someone said they were going to do Paleo for that exact same reason. Well... Here I am. I have completed two days on my own entirely - just reading stuff on the 'net and figuring it out. I know I can use the support. <BR> <BR> I am 52, 171.2 lbs as of this morning and tired of being way too big. I have weight everywhere, but I hold a lot of weight in my breasts and I am very sel... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:21:21 EST Feeling discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x64797911 OK, I have been eating Paleo for 8 weeks and have only lost 6 1/2 pounds. I am so tired of reading of others who have lost much more and much faster! The other thing that is bothering me is that I read about all the energy and how great everyone feels on this life style, when I really don't feel any different. I am used to it now so I would hate to quit, but at this rate it would take me 7 1/2 more months to loose what I want to loose. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:48:29 EST Paleo Food Ideas for Allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x64751174 Hi all! <BR> <BR> So I'm running out of ideas that are easy enough to cook on a weeknight and don't break the bank, but still hit the Paleo lifestyle AND fill up the family! <BR> <BR> In our family (2 women, 1 mid 30s and 1 late 20s, a VERY active (and ADHD) 6.6 yr old boy and a 1 yr old boy) we have the following allergies: <BR> <BR> - Beef/Pork/Bison/Venison (obviously the big challenge for me as the Paleo cook lol) <BR> - Dairy (hard cheese we can do, but no milk, ice cream, yogurt, et... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:14:00 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x64723666 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I am a working mom with two boys (6.5 and 1yr). My fiance is US Air Force. We love to get out and hike and explore the world! <BR> <BR> I have been Paleo/Primal off and on for about 6 years. We got off track during the move from the last station, and I put on weight over the winter with less exercise and the baby, dealing with two kids, etc and now I'm trying to refocus. I always feel better with a solid vegetable, protein and fats based diet! <BR> <BR> We have a number o... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 13:33:33 EST New member from Belgium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x64720363 Hi everyone, I thought I'd pop in to say hi and introduce myself. <BR> <BR> About me: <BR> I'm a 40 year old woman living and working in Brussels, Belgium. I live together with my boyfriend, we don't have any children. I work as a secretary at a University. I love being outdoors and cooking. <BR> <BR> My paleo adventure: <BR> I've been on and off living a Paleo lifestyle for the past 2 years now. I feel much better when I eat paleo I noticed but didn't think much further about it. Till I g... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 03:53:09 EST SNACKING: Struggling with hunger & food choices? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x64709988 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb083b0e-8597-4c64-9043-5399e7b7297f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> 5 Reasons Why We’re All Wrong About Snacking <BR> <link>empoweredsustenance.com/is-snacking-<BR>bad/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> A big part of why Paleo works to restore healthy weight and overall health is that it teaches us to understand and respect how our bodies are created/evolved to work. Circadian rhythms play a very big part in this. <BR> <BR> For myself, I think this article... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 15:41:19 EST Feeling Overwhelmed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x64705282 EXCELLENT article! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12082f60-a508-4968-b55f-3fe73ca0e255.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Feeling Overwhelmed? 9 Ways to Cope and Work Past Roadblocks <BR> <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/%e2%80%a8fee<BR>ling-overwhelmed-9-ways-to-cope-and-wo<BR>rk-past-primal-roadblocks/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Plan for it <BR> <BR> 2. Stop and let the dust settle <BR> <BR> 3. Accept the phase and move through it <BR> <BR> 4. Apply self-co... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 00:20:52 EST Alcohol & Paleo/LCHF/Keto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x64704911 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aacce007-d8a3-45bd-b3ea-ab76e7636157.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.paleogirlskitchen.com/2013/09/pa<BR>leo-drinking-cheat-sheet.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> While summer is (IMO) the easiest time to be Paleo, it is also one of the seasons when many people find it the most difficult to negotiate social waters. Hopefully these resources will help you make choices that best support you in meeting your goals! <BR> <BR> Keep in mind that alcohol, ... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 23:06:17 EST Adjusting Carb Levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x64697530 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aeceed7e-7108-4b16-802b-74e5b6310238.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 5 Signs you Might Benefit from Adjusting your Carb Levels <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Sugar Cravings <BR> <BR> 2. Flagging Workouts <BR> <BR> 3. Insomnia or Unrefreshing Sleep <BR> <BR> 4. Bloating and Gas <BR> <BR> 5. Weight Loss Stalls or Weight Regains <BR> <BR> <BR> Read the details here: <BR> <link>paleoleap.com/5-signs-might-benefit-<BR>adjusting-carb-levels/ </link> <BR>... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 22:06:51 EST Wheat intolerance... FREE Documentary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x64640998 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41e534cf-9967-4484-af7b-df051aca756b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mark Sisson is featured in a new documentary on the problematic history of wheat. <BR> <BR> You can watch 'What's With Wheat?' online for FREE until June 30th. You won’t want to miss it. <BR> <BR> Click here to sign up and grab your spot: <BR> <link>http://whatswithwheat.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Come back and tell us what you think! <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:49:18 EST A nice visual summary of what makes us fat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x64640984 "Fats get a bad rap. We’ve heard that curbing our consumption of fatty foods will help you lose weight. We’ve reduced our fat intake, but obesity is still thriving. So what gives? The answer: It’s not fat’s fault. Instead, diets rich in carbohydrates have been secretly storing fat, slowly growing our waistlines and our obesity epidemic. Don’t believe it? Check out this infographic done in collaboration with Massive Health to see how it happens." <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sp... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:39:19 EST READ THIS FIRST - TEAM UPDATES!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x64631115 Hello Paleo Pals!! <BR> <BR> My name is Jenny and I'm a new Team Leader. I'm really excited to get to know everyone here on this team! <BR> <BR> I'm dedicated to helping create a supportive, involved atmosphere where no one should be afraid to ask questions and get help with their paleo journey. <BR> <BR> Some new things: <BR> <BR> There are some new sticky topics listed under the "Introduce Yourself to Team Forum." One is a rules and guidelines post about what behaviors we expect here. ... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:22:03 EST SATURDAY RECIPE - June 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x64631100 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6b1b713-c641-46eb-a85b-d452a4617f6e.png"> <BR> <BR> June 25 Recipe: <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aecaa59b-75db-4d28-80cc-5d3a63477a2b.JPG"> <BR> This is a personal favorite of mine. It's tasty, full of nutrition, super easy and keeps for a few days in the fridge. It's great for a side dish or just on its own. <BR> <BR> I've seen many many many versions of this all over das Internets, this is just my versi... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:14:39 EST FORUM RULES AND POSTING GUIDELINES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x64630885 This team is for anyone following or interested in learning more about an ancestral-style diet, such as paleo, primal, or whatever other names they're falling under these days. <BR> Other topics of interest are health, fitness and lifestyle issues as seen from an evolutionary perspective. <BR> <BR> 1. RULE NUMERO UNO - THE GOLDEN PALEO RULE <BR> Do not act like your One True Paleo™ is the be-all, end-all and is perfect for for every human on Earth. You should really not use the words "you ne... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:22:45 EST FAQs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x64630801 <em>58</em> I. The Paleolithic Era <BR> <BR> Q: What does "Paleo" mean in the first place? <BR> <BR> A: "Paleo" is short for paleolithic, and refers to the Paleolithic Era of human evolution, from approximately 2.5 million years ago until about 15,000 years ago. This time period spanned between the first invention of stone tools by early hominids, through the evolution of anatomically modern Homo sapiens, and ended at the invention of agriculture. The period which began at the invention o... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:02:44 EST NEWBIES START HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x64630715 So, you’ve decided to try Paleo for a new start? Welcome! If you have beginner questions, we’re more than happy to help you out, but please respect everyone’s time by checking out this post first, before you post a generic request for newbie advice. This is a compilation of all our best beginner tips and tricks, conveniently pre-organized into one post especially for you. <BR> <BR> <em>3</em> What is Paleo? <BR> If you don't really know what Paleo is, or if you have very basic questions l... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:47:10 EST Ethinic Paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x64424570 One of the ways I've kept it interesting is to learn to use different flavors. Last year I learned to use North African flavors like turmeric and rose water. I just started learning Asian cooking. I bought fish sauce and am making Turkey Meatballs with a dipping sauce. My only problem is with the hot peppers. I don't like them, so I'll have to adjust. Anyway when you get bored, if you like to cook, try some flavors you don't usually eat. Thu, 26 May 2016 11:17:21 EST Paleo, Low Carb and Baking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x64220071 Paleo is naturally low carb as I understand it. Do you still bake on a paleo diet? If so what do you use to sweeten your baked goods (the non-savory ones) ? I've been doing low carb, don't love artificial sweeteners and stevia and I just don't see eye to eye. Tell me what you do? I'm trying to find my way.... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:16:24 EST Paleo Restart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x64215172 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm thinking off trying the Paleo Restart program. <BR> Has anyone used the website? There is a one-time fee, no monthly like some others. <BR> <BR> I recently restarted Spark after a bit of a break, new name, new goals. <BR> <BR> Jill Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:18:38 EST Restarting Paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x64103158 I've been on SP for a few weeks, trying to do the low fat/calorie counting regime. I realized that I just need to get back to Paleo and work on those areas I've let slip. I'm type 2 diabetic and low carb works the best for me. It's just that I don't like the foods I'm suppose to eat and have a hard time getting myself to eat them. I don't usually eat enough protein or low carb veggies and so that is what I'll be working on to replace those starches I've been eating. I don't do too bad with su... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:46:32 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x64068063 Hello everyone. A friend of mine posted Paleo to her facebook page and I am intrigued. I've been doing research and think its something I would like. I'm not crazy about processed carbs. my dr thinks I'm gluten intolerant as my stomach hurts when I eat them. I am doing Weight Watchers now and finding it more and more difficult to lose weight as I am beginning menopause :(- My questions are.... does this lifestyle give you better results with weight loss at age 50ish and do you track the... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 17:34:56 EST Thinking about paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x64048758 I've been thinking about Paleo for a bit. I'm doing some reading, etc. It sounds very restrictive. Is it difficult to follow? Mon, 4 Apr 2016 09:50:28 EST Karen from Georgia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x64003380 Hi, <BR> I'm new to SP again! <BR> I've been eating a Paleo template for several years but I've gotten back to eating too much too often. I need some support to make positive changes. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your support, <BR> Karen Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:20:07 EST Wild Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63815389 I bought the 30 day plan after the TV show and could have saved my money. It is a low carb Paloe, but allows legumes if properly soaked, which I can't tolerate anyway. So if you are looking at this save your money. Look up the resources free, like the Carb Curve on MDA. I love Abel James, but this is NOT worth any money with the free resources out there to tell you the exact same thing. Fri, 4 Mar 2016 05:42:06 EST Kitchen Gadgets that YOU use that are helpful.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63803778 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I thought I would start this topic as a resource for the rest of us and any newbies. I love a good gadget!! <BR> <BR> I recently purchased a Spiralizer from Amazon. I still haven't broken it in. <link>www.amazon.com/Spiralizer-Tri-Blade-<BR>Vegetable-Strongest-Heaviest-Gluten-Fr<BR>ee/dp/B00GRIR87M </link> <BR> <BR> I have a VitaMix from QVC in 2011 but I usually do smoothies in it. I had earlier bought something that Montel Williams was touting but it broke do... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 15:29:45 EST SOPLC Day 15: Dairy... The Controversy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63727451 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo corner of the world? <BR> <BR> What success have you to crow about? <BR> <BR> What challenges are currently informing your choices? <BR> <BR> Any new NSVs to report? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a5573d2-c8f9-47bc-8aef-818a40db9009.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 14. If tolerated well, eat some high-fat... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 21:58:58 EST SOPLC Day 14: Eat Fruit Sparingly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63721342 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo corner of the world? <BR> <BR> What success have you to crow about? <BR> <BR> What challenges are currently informing your choices? <BR> <BR> Any new NSVs to report? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de3371b7-d337-4b69-8a7c-f2bac738d817.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 13. Eat fruit sparingly. Fruits are ofte... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 01:30:29 EST EXCELLENT Paleo Opportunity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63718461 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5be61137-547d-4251-a41c-dcd1a14dfa67.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Paleo Dork says: <BR> <BR> I gotta write this quick! I just caught wind of a big vegan potluck in my town. I gotta get down there and try to stop them! Cruelty to humans is an increasingly widespread fad, and I refuse to watch people suffer from lack of nutrition. It's just not right. <BR> <BR> With that said, you won't suffer with this amazing show by Camille Macres! That's right, ... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 16:29:49 EST SOPLC Day 13: Eat Vegetables (with good fat)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63713704 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo corner of the world? <BR> <BR> What success have you to crow about? <BR> <BR> What challenges are currently informing your choices? <BR> <BR> Any new NSVs to report? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae30f15c-ca7d-4fb0-9c97-199b682affeb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 12. Eat vegetables, but don't think of t... Fri, 19 Feb 2016 23:03:02 EST SOPLC Day 12: Ditch Standard 'Cardio' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63707058 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo corner of the world? <BR> <BR> What success have you to crow about? <BR> <BR> What challenges are currently informing your choices? <BR> <BR> Any new NSVs to report? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62c14b56-55fc-431f-9ef5-c73ad8bd4e7b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 11. For workouts, ditch the standard "ca... Fri, 19 Feb 2016 01:42:57 EST SOPLC Day 11: Eat Fish & Shellfish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63699524 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo corner of the world? <BR> <BR> What success have you to crow about? <BR> <BR> What challenges are currently informing your choices? <BR> <BR> Any new NSVs to report? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5e3b5b18-3357-425c-8303-94e71b582870.jpg"> <BR> LARGER IMAGE: <link>http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/<BR>736x/24/ef/d4/24efd4fda59c1ff06304ae16<BR>df84f255.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> <BR>... Thu, 18 Feb 2016 00:04:42 EST SOPLC Day 10: Eat Eggs (preferably pastured)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63692026 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> Can you believe we're quarter of the way done? <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo corner of the world? <BR> <BR> What success have you to crow about? <BR> <BR> What challenges are currently informing your choices? <BR> <BR> Any new NSVs to report? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c3b15cb-ed6e-4d6c-9848-8e955134650e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: ... Wed, 17 Feb 2016 00:53:38 EST SOPLC Day 9: Eat High-Quality Meat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63684438 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo corner of the world <BR> <BR> What success have you to crow about? <BR> <BR> What challenges are currently informing your choices? <BR> <BR> Any NSVs to report? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11ebb215-7952-45de-ac81-398c07d717b8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 8. Eat plenty of high-quality meat, pref... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 01:24:31 EST family of 5 making big changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x63680859 Hello Everyone. I am Carmela, but I go by Mel. About a month ago, myself and my husband decided that we were going to "try" paleo" We have been gaining speed but not without some setbacks, but for the most part are really started to embrace much of this new way of eating. It DOES take alot of planning, alot of home-cooking everything, and alot of money, but i am hoping we start to see the financial fluctuation taper a bit as we begin to acquire new staple ingredients in our house. Beca... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 15:50:12 EST SOPLC Day 8: Omega 3/6 Ratio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63676356 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo corner of the world? <BR> <BR> What success have you to crow about? <BR> <BR> What challenges are currently informing your choices? <BR> <BR> Any new NSVs to report? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/60ca10db-7976-46dc-98bf-c7e87a2909b6.png"> <BR> LARGER IMAGE: <link>33q47o1cmnk34cvwth15pbvt120l.wpengin<BR>e.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/fa<BR>tpyramid.png </link> <BR> <BR> <BR>... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 01:31:57 EST Secrets of Success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63673000 This is really cool SparkFeature! <BR> <BR> I don't know if it's new overall, but it is new to me! Check it out... you can read other SPARKlings submissions, and you can add your own 'Secret'! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/secrets-of-succe<BR>ss.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Share your own PALEO secrets of success HERE! <BR> <em>104</em> Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:21:52 EST Romantic Love is Paleo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63669129 I thought this was a really interesting read, and I thought I'd share. <BR> <BR> What do you think? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f41be58-2c04-44e2-a81d-b8143f421d6f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Why Romantic Love is Essential to Human Experience <BR> <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/why-romantic<BR>-love-is-essential-to-human-experience<BR>/#ixzz407evnh00 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/702dfd24-c6cf-4... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:57:42 EST SOPLC Day 7: Don't Eat Beans/Legumes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63669073 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo corner of the world? <BR> <BR> What success have you to crow about? <BR> <BR> What challenges are currently informing your choices? <BR> <BR> Any NSVs to report? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f4872acd-680f-40e4-b445-156e7ff20b91.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 6. Don't eat beans and other legumes. If you choose to ... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:17:04 EST SOPLC Day 6: Don't Eat Soy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63662564 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo corner of the world? <BR> <BR> What success have you to crow about? <BR> <BR> What challenges are currently informing your choices? <BR> <BR> Any NSVs to report? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/66710500-9a85-4729-88f2-1902f40ff8e1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 5. Don't eat soy. Some fermented soy might ... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 02:40:13 EST SOPLC Day 5: Eat Saturated Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63658403 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo corner of the world? <BR> <BR> What success have you to crow about? <BR> <BR> What challenges are currently informing your choices? <BR> <BR> Any new NSVs to report? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a743fa4d-e1a2-471c-a7df-3cb1115dda6f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 4. Don't eat modern oils derived from grains ... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:13:08 EST Head's Up (potential rip-off)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63654138 Just so everyone is aware, Michelle Tam, of Nom Nom Paleo has been plagiarized, and outright ripped off: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e86dc612-c7f8-4425-8e63-f81c6160d07b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "I AM SO ANGRY!!! This bogus "Nom Nom Paleo" Android app stole my trademarked name, logo, and ALL of my copyrighted photos and recipes from my actual iOS app. What's worse is that this imposter app is a BAD copy, and yet users are being fooled into thinking we put out this tras... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:19:11 EST SOPLC Day 4: Reduce/E liminate Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63651522 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo corner of the world? <BR> <BR> What success have you to crow about? <BR> <BR> What challenges are currently informing your choices? <BR> <BR> Any NSVs to report? <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 3. Don't eat sweets: avoid sugar, corn syrup, agave nectar, honey, maple syrup, and artificial sweeteners. If you must have some sweetener for a dish, you might tr... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:43:57 EST I am never where I am suppose to be.....dang. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63651450 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/20b02e00-8fa8-4206-b615-60afb3efb793.jpg"> <BR> That is me for sure. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:30:57 EST Introduciton http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x63647091 Just restarted with Spark for the I-don't-know-how many times! Looking forward to restarting paleo. I felt better when I was living that way. <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 23:30:17 EST SOPLC Day 3: Don't Eat Grains http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63641690 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo corner of the world? <BR> <BR> What success have you to crow about? <BR> <BR> What challenges are currently informing your choices? Found any new Paleo resources? <BR> <BR> Any NSVs to report? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/35b1c6a3-88d9-4c61-88c2-c993689be8c9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> #2. Don't eat ... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:27:49 EST SOPLC Day 2: Eat Real Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63632331 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo corner of the world? <BR> <BR> What success have you to crow about? <BR> <BR> What challenges are currently informing your choices? Found any new Paleo resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> As I mentioned, I'm going to be posting a point each day from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh, for discussion, so here we go! <BR> <BR> A "paleo" approach to health uses the evolutionary history of homo sapiens, plus the best of mode... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 01:11:07 EST Recipe Streams for Paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63627536 There are all kinds of great recipe streams, emails, suggestions available UNLESS you eat Paleo. Have any of you found them on the SP website? Mon, 8 Feb 2016 12:55:20 EST SOPLC Day 1: Are You Ready? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63626471 Hi, everybody! I hope your strategizing is going well so far, and that you are ready to begin the Shades of Paleo Challenge (SOPC)! <BR> <BR> The thread introducing the Challenge can be found here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224<BR>x63570397 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, please share with us the Paleo Plan you will follow, any modifications you are making, and why. Declare any starting stats for which you want to be held account... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 10:27:22 EST Joined and ready to learn! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x63624128 Hi everyone! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> This is perfect timing for me to hear about this new challenge starting Monday... 'Shades of Paleo'. I've done really well (way back in the 90's) following Atkin's, but I just knew something was missing or not quite right about it. I went from 180 down to 150 and then stalled there, but as of this year, I'm fluctuating between 180 to 195. There is so much better scientific information out there now with this eating/lifestyle, that I think I can get thi... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 03:27:28 EST ~ Paleo Success Stories! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x63579228 Check these out! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>chriskresser.com/need-to-lose-weight<BR>-get-inspired-by-these-5-paleo-success<BR>-stories/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> ...now go and take your 'before' pictures (it's never too late)! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Tue, 2 Feb 2016 11:20:54 EST Looking for support and friends for healthier life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x63573843 Hello everyone! I need support friends to help me reach my goals. I need to loose about 50 lbs, and turn my diabetes off! I believe in this eating lifestyle and that it can reverse my diabetes. I admit I am addicted to bad foods filled with high starchy carbs and sugar. I live in a house that has other people who constantly bring in breads which I really need to leave alone. I would like some help also in finding some really good bread recipes to use for sandwiches. I know there has to be som... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:26:35 EST Denise from Davie FL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x63572480 New to the group but a Paleo lifestyle family for over 2 years now. I credit the combination of Paleo eating, consistent work outs and the great nutritional products from Advocare for improving my life signficantly. I weigh 120 pounds less that I did a couple of years ago; I am an avid runner and an Orangetheory and Pure Barre fanatic, getting ready to run my first half marathon. I will be 62 in another week but am healthier than I have ever been in my life! Looking forward to connecting ... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 16:07:05 EST INTRO: Shades of Paleo LIFESTYLE Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63570397 Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> The New Year is one of those times of the year when SparkPeople typically sees an influx of new members, as do most teams. I thought, perhaps, a Shades of Paleo LIFESTYLE Challenge might be helpful to us paleo veterans (new ideas, fresh outlook), and encouraging to those of you who are just starting out. <BR> <BR> I've noticed a number of newbies making similar mistakes and being disappointed with their results... the biggest being any and all attempts at re-inventin... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 11:27:42 EST Mary in Michigan - Day One of Paleo ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x63568174 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been around SP for a while and really love the supportive atmosphere. I lead a small and mighty group and love the friends I've made there. I'm joining the Paleo Lifestyle group to learn more and to hang out with like-minded people. I am starting the Paleo nutrition on the advice of my doctor. I hope it will help me get rid of some lingering inflammation and maybe even help with my tendency towards soft-tissue injuries. I've been prepping for the last couple of we... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 06:47:55 EST February Whole 30. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x63566283 I am starting a w Whole 30 and would love some company, or any support/lessons learned. Sun, 31 Jan 2016 22:27:07 EST Wordgirl830 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x63566131 Hello everyone. I am Angela from the Houston, TX area. I am so excited to see this active group. I remember Ramona from another team and she is a great motivator. As soon as I saw her here, I knew I was in the right place. <BR> <BR> I have been having issues with h pylori off and on for the last three years. I am so tired of the creaking and pain in my knees and ankles and I am ready for change. I am so done with the stomach issues. One of my ex coworkers told me about Whole 30 and ho... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 22:07:17 EST Team goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63559037 Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> I'd like some feedback/suggestions about what sort of goals would be helpful to people. The ones we had weren't being tracked by the majority of the team, and amongst those who were tracking, the degree of success at meeting them was very low. <BR> <BR> I may be crazy, but I think goals need to inspire people to be successful. <BR> <BR> I was thinking one goal related to exercise minutes per month? <BR> <BR> Another goal related to food and meal planning? <BR> <BR... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 01:56:00 EST ~ The ABCs of YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x63558889 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/7/b371713105.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Every year here at SparkPeople a rash of these goes around. Some people love them and some people hate them. If you are one who appreciates the ABCs, then I invite you to add your ABC post here! <BR> <BR> Something else I've noticed is that people are being quite liberal about how they are using them (which I, of course, like... being a bit of an individualist and all). <BR> <BR> Some people just copy and pas... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 00:45:39 EST General Exercise thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224x63549520 Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> This is our daily exercise check-in thread! However and wherever movement (or lack thereof) fits into your life, you are welcome here! <BR> <BR> Drop in here to crow, to commiserate, to encourage, to grumble, to be inspired, to get support... whatever you need to create an active, sustainable paleo lifestyle! <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> <BR> Go team, go! <BR> <em>321</em> <BR> Go team, GO! <BR> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... and since this is a paleo te... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:47:59 EST THE COST OF EATING HEALTHY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63542398 (note, I'm taking a bit of an extreme and harsh stance in this post, I expect debate and comments ... Bring it on) <BR> <em>496</em> <em>486</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> It has occurred to me that eating Paleo (or similar) is healthier. Probably because our ancestors who didn't do well with this diet were selected out over the tens of thousands of years. <BR> <BR> However, we have developed wheat and other cheaper calories. In short, I don't think that the worlds 7,500,000,00... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 21:51:12 EST Hair Care http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63471904 I fully switched to Henna only for color and haven't actually colored in months, its gray I want to cover. I have had all kinds of issues with my shampoo and conditioners being natural and whatnot but too moisturizing so my hair feels greasy! Its fine but curly so its a fine balance of not enough and too much. Anybody have baby fine frizzy hair? And know how to manage it without chemicals? Wed, 20 Jan 2016 06:56:48 EST Orthorexia? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63462921 Have you seen this? <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=2063&amp;page=2 </link> <BR> <BR> Just got this in my emails from Spark this morning and I may be oversensitive but this annoyed the **** out of me! Seemed like a lot of this applied to the paleo "diet" and people's perception of it. "Eliminating groups of food..." (Paraphrasing) "...seen on the discussion boards about taking their own food to gatherings." <BR> <BR> I popped off and had to comment ... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 05:58:42 EST . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63458169 Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START each day, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to practice self-control, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is w... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:44:42 EST TV Show "My Diet is better than yours" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63443161 Hosted by Shaun T, creator of the workout sensation “Insanity,” the new reality series My Diet Is Better Than Yours features celebrity trainers coaching average Americans to lose weight and get in shape. Each trainer brings his/her own individually designed and wildly diverse diet and exercise plan to their contestant, and works with them to change their lives. <BR> <BR> The premise made me think of Biggest Loser, but then after a few minutes I see its totally different. Six Trainers for ... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 19:25:51 EST OUT-OF-T IS-WORLD Resource... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63417366 ... for any UK team members! <BR> <BR> Primal Meats! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c42f5083-4e7a-4487-9307-f0086ca850b0.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11217c31-2ca7-40fb-b1c2-5c4b3bf1202f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 100% Grass Fed Beef <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34e210eb-560e-4e61-b640-efa16a9f8183.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 100% Grass Fed Lamb <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ad3... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:02:34 EST 2015s 100 Most Influential People... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63417074 ...in Health and Fitness <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9abe4252-a9fc-47f2-b2af-744ec6321c43.jpg"> <BR> <link>greatist.com/health/most-influential<BR>-health-fitness-people </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This was an interesting read, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that a great many of them, if not actually Paleo, had Paleo affiliations. <BR> <BR> I was also really happy to see a great number of my own favourite gurus: Michael Pollon, Jamie Oliver,... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:28:46 EST Paleohacks?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63413508 That used to be a place where all the learned people in the Paleo community gathered. NOW I am on the email list and I am finding it highly commercialized and sometimes contradictory. Any thoughts on this? Wed, 13 Jan 2016 03:52:09 EST EXERCISE CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x63411682 I have restarted my exercising: <BR> . . . . Walking 30 minutes outside every day <BR> . . . . Weight training at the gym 3 X week. <BR> . . . . 10,000 steps per day. <BR> <BR> This is enough to start with and it will be adjusted when appropriate. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 20:28:55 EST Paleo Garlic Breadsticks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x63403415 These are sooooo yummy! <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=3020091&amp;ff=1 </link> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c5f774c8-28ec-4cd7-a664-9fed0902fb45.jpg"> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:16:23 EST Toxic products you can buy that should be avoided http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63376402 I wanted to share something I received in my email, from PaleoGrubs. <BR> <BR> Greetings Paleo Warriors! <BR> <BR> Today I wanted to show you some of the most toxic products you can buy, and why it’s so important to avoid them on the Paleo Diet. When you’re on Paleo you’ll naturally be giving the body a break from all of the man-made junk sold to us as food and other goods. <BR> <BR> The Paleo Lifestyle <BR> <BR> Going Paleo is more than just changing your diet, but about adopting a he... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 16:43:10 EST Are you wondering about supplements? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63376258 Ask, and ye shall receive, Roberta! <BR> <BR> Here's another whole thread for you to peruse: <BR> (found in the 'A Good Place to START' thread) <BR> <BR> Supplementation <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224<BR>x59271362 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ...in the Food-Related RESOURCE thread: <BR> <BR> Should SUPPLEMENTS be part of your Paleo lifestyle? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d9d10fa3-3054-4a44-8957-2... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 16:20:42 EST Eat VINTAGE rather than Paleo? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63375868 This article gave me a lot of food for thought, and I'd like to know what everyone else thinks: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d018566-eafc-4671-a6ea-d2b3a042f8a4.png"> <BR> <BR> Low Fat, High Maintenance: How money buys lean and healthy–plus, an alternative path to both <BR> <link>eathropology.com/2016/01/07/low-fat-<BR>high-maintenance-how-money-buys-lean-a<BR>nd-healthy-plus-an-alternative-path-to-both/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Some of the thoughts I'm pon... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 15:09:59 EST Carb Flu Blues? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63359344 Then you're on the right track! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Okay... perhaps you've gone gung ho Paleo or WHOLE30, or Primal, and instead of feeling a whole lot better, you're actually feeling worse. <BR> <BR> No, you haven't made a terrible mistake, you've just come down with a case of 'carb flu'... a natural by-product in the initial stages of a low-carb, whole foods diet until your body becomes adjusted to the lower levels of carb and you become a fat-burner. <BR> <BR> Carbs need a l... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 17:18:55 EST January 2016 3% Weight Loss Challenge is DONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x63338513 Okay! Here it is! <BR> <BR> The goal: Lose 3% of your body weight by February 1st! <BR> <BR> Your moderator/cheerleader for this challenge: TRISTANFLIGHT... check out his SparkPage: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TR<BR>ISTANFLIGHT </link> <BR> <BR> The process: declare your intentions here, and commit your 3%... be accountable to, and supportive of, others by checking in here (at a minimum) weekly on Mondays! <BR> <BR> <em>530</em> <BR> Share tips! <BR> <em>530</em> ... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 12:22:32 EST So who's doing Whole30? (RECIPES) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63331454 Here are a few resources that I just now came across... even if you're not specifically doing Whole30, these are great Paleo recipe resources: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b29c950-e526-45cf-8844-7cc6a6838320.png"> <BR> <BR> <link>http://onceamonthmeals.com/blog/reci<BR>pe-roundups/50-freezable-whole30-recipes/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4cdab406-1416-49fb-bb5c-f9110b004199.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 30+... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 18:48:13 EST Get back to grain free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x63323380 I feel so much better when I eat paleo, I've fallen off the paleo wagon this holiday season. <BR> <BR> I'm back, and feeling great! Sat, 2 Jan 2016 21:27:52 EST Paleo Dork! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63315955 It is a discount email you can sign up for that gives online deals and book deals! I have gotten several deals so far and even some that were better left alone! lol (Paleo Coconut Oil chips!). <link>paleodork.com/ </link> Sat, 2 Jan 2016 01:15:02 EST Returning Member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x63299051 I was a member of both SP and the Paleo Team before. I have had a hiatus that didn't do me any good and I am back now! I hope to be active on the team and welcome friends! Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:14:51 EST Almond Cashew Butter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63284020 What's the deal with Almond Cashew butter. Just bought my first jar. Its separated, which I understand is because its natural. But how do you mix it up? Its like trying to mix cement as it is already hardening. I wonder if I put it in the microwave it would soften up so I can stir it? <BR> I just wanted a little to put on my apple late night snack. Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> Thank you D Mon, 28 Dec 2015 21:27:41 EST Hello ... sort of paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x63274881 Hello. <BR> <BR> I'm not exactly paleo. I am a low carb person, and there is significant overlap. I'm also leaning towards what people have eaten over many thousands of years, not the last thousand or so. <BR> <BR> I hope to get ideas and camradery. <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Dec 2015 17:45:26 EST Hello fellow Carnivores! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x63219149 Hi everyone! I'm new to this group. <BR> <BR> Not new to eating close to paleo...I was eating very clean (no processed, very controlled carb) Nov-May last year and lost nearly 50 lbs...then I went to Charleston and let myself free-eat and drink and it never stopped after my 2 days there. I've gained back more than 30. <BR> <BR> Worse than the lbs (and TIGHT clothes), I'm constantly aching all over again. That was GONE. I was feeling SO good. I was still obese, but I wasn't in pain all the... Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:50:21 EST 7 Things to Pack for Paleo-Friendly Holiday Visits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63176917 Check it out! Not what I expected, actually... and surprisingly interesting. It gave a different way to look at it: <BR> <BR> 7 Things to Pack for Paleo-Friendly Holiday Visits <BR> <link>paleoleap.com/7-things-to-pack-for-p<BR>aleo-friendly-holiday-visits/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e731b404-4aee-44d7-9f34-4e9c91d4150d.jpg"> Sat, 12 Dec 2015 14:17:03 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x63169064 Hi everyone, I am Belle. I did Paleo a two years ago and felt great, but then I started adding a cheat meal, then a cheat day, and before I knew it, I was off Paleo and back to carbs and fast food. I am restarting and recommitting for the long-haul this time. <BR> <BR> I am here for support, accountability, and to make a few like-mined-food friends. I hope to give as much as I receive. <BR> <BR> I need 30 minutes meals if anyone has suggestions. Fri, 11 Dec 2015 09:39:19 EST Paleo Party Rules! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63159269 Apparently you can gracefully handle any social situation AND stick to your paleo guns with a few simple rules of thumb: <BR> <BR> <BR> Top 10 Paleo Party Rules <BR> <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/top-10-paleo<BR>-party-rules/#axzz3sWtOKxjB?utm_source<BR>=hootsuite </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> What are your best paleo party strategies? <BR> Which if the article rules will help you most at this stage of your paleo journey? <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Dec 2015 21:36:18 EST Losing too much weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63141909 So I'm on the paleo diet and I just started a new job where I'm literally running around 8 hours a day. Because of this I have lost 5 pounds and now weight 110 (I'm 5'3"). I eat 90 grams of fat a day but it isn't helping me to keep the weight on. I was just wondering if there were fattier sources of meat I could use or if there were non-grain higher carb foods I could try. I eat sweet potatoes but they don't seem to be causing any weight gain. I personally am not too concerned with my weight ... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 12:22:10 EST Soups! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63133111 What are your favorite? I'm talking easy soups - sautee a few veggies with some spices, add some stock, and give it a blend! <BR> <BR> I've recently made a carrot, ginger, coriander soup with veggie stock and coconut milk. That was really good. <BR> <BR> I also just made a parsnip, celery root/celeriac, apple soup with chicken stock and cinnamon and coriander. <BR> <BR> Both have been incredibly delicious, simple, easy, one pot soups, but I'm wondering what your favorite ones are? Sun, 6 Dec 2015 08:17:56 EST New Here in Southern California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x63107977 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I actually am on day three of my Paleo restart. I am feeling kind of blah at the moment but I'm sure that is due to detox. Anyways I live in California with my husband and 3 kids and a German shepherd. We really enjoy getting outside (which we are doing more of now). We are trying to get the whole family back to a healthy state. Wed, 2 Dec 2015 15:51:13 EST New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x63098700 Hi, I am new to the group. I am also new to the Paleo lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I want to live the Paleo lifestyle not only because I want to shed a few pounds, but because I am tired of being bloated and feeling like a slug because of all the carbs I eat. <BR> <BR> I am a carb addict for sure. It is nothing for me to eat 3 or 4 bowls of cereal in the evening. <BR> I am very addicted to processed foods like crackers, granola bars..anything carby that comes in a box. I can't have just one. <BR> ... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 12:27:59 EST One size does not *fit* all... including Paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63085740 The "One Size Fits All" Diet Plan Is a Myth <BR> <link>www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-ti<BR>ps-nutrition/one-size-fits-all-diet-pl<BR>an-myth </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> "There are profound differences between individuals.... And these differences in digestion didn't just apply to junk foods. Even healthy foods provoked different responses in some people. The study used the example of a woman who was obese and diabetic despite trying to lose weight on every diet under the sun. During the s... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:05:41 EST FREE Cookboook Download http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63040627 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48687692-06ac-4431-9151-6c842105b137.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>http://gallery.mailchimp.com/3601824<BR>3441eb2eb7a4ac55c1/files/ThePaleoMom_s<BR>_Thanksgiving_Feast_optimized.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34429e95-e33c-407f-a054-9e6dadd08878.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ...I've downloaded it myself and have been drooling over the recipes so I decided to share! <BR> <BR> ENJOY! <... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 23:04:31 EST Bad news for cadio junkies.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x63009119 I love this article! <BR> <BR> • Bad News for Cardio Junkies <BR> <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/a-case-again<BR>st-cardio-part-27/#axzz3rQaIKrdR </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> "What’s better for altering body composition—resistance training alone, endurance training alone, or endurance training with resistance training? ...Some cardio can be beneficial, [but] it simply doesn’t work as well as we’ve been told it does. There are just better ways most of us can and should be spending our trainin... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:18:07 EST What are you making for (Paleo) Thanksgiving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62988630 This is an EXCELLENT Holiday meal-planning/recipe resource! <BR> <BR> ...and being an E-BOOK, you have immediate access! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/371afea3-cb88-4f89-bec2-f886306b5006.jpg"> <BR> <link>againstallgrain.com/thanksgiving-ebo<BR>ok/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/90e5141d-ad99-47dc-9378-2f0e7691eec5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "These days, everyone at least knows someone who has Celiac or eats ... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 19:14:30 EST R.I.P. S.A.D (Standard American Diet): Paleo Grief http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62976204 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37e52303-433b-482f-93b3-b015e402942f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A team member recently spoke very openly about her grief at having to give up certain foods forever. I very much appreciated her honesty. She spoke a loud what a lot of people feel/think, but don't feel comfortable enough to acknowledge. <BR> <BR> If you think about it, grieving what you are giving up is a very important and real part of making a successful transition to a susta... Sat, 14 Nov 2015 01:16:12 EST Offal ISN'T Awful! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62975549 As I am going through the recipe/nutrition resource threads I am noticing that questions regarding nose-to-tail come up now and again with no answers, so I decide to post this here. I've also added it to both the recipes and resources threads. <BR> <BR> <BR> Ultimate Recipe Collection for OFFAL! <BR> <BR> One of the most challenging paleo ideas is nose-to-tail eating. Here is the most comprehensive resource to discovering offal isn't awful! <BR> <BR> The best place to acquire the less co... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 22:42:54 EST . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62961308 . Thu, 12 Nov 2015 03:09:16 EST Paleo Diet vs Paleo Template (Lifestyle) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62961232 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/099dcab8-4ec0-4c82-8031-9a2d82efa7b7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For your consideration as you begin your paleo journey, offered by Chris Kresser. <BR> <link>chriskresser.com/beyond-paleo-moving<BR>-from-a-paleo-diet-to-a-paleo-template/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Over the last couple of years, as the popularity of the Paleo diet has expanded, a lot of controversy has emerged over exactly what a Paleo diet is. <BR> <BR> Part of the pr... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 02:31:47 EST ~ Drop in & CHEW THE FAT! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62961182 On what other team would this be seen as a positive? <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So, drop in whenever you can and let us know what's on your mind and how you're doing! <BR> <BR> ...just don't bite off more than you can chew! <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> P.S. Don't forget to subscribe to this thread so you don't miss any of the juicy bits! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b2bff14-c8c6-45f7-8678-5e29ab732042.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 02:12:43 EST Is your paleo lifestyle sustainable? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62961142 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> I read a great article at 'Mark's Daily Apple' by Mark Sisson: <BR> <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/stop-saying-<BR>no-start-saying-yes/#axzz3qeLoap8e </link> <BR> <BR> It says, in part: "I know parents who have “yes” days with their kids—days when the kids can ask for just about anything (barring the hazardous, illegal, harmful or physically impossible) and the parents have agreed to go with it. While the idea assuredly raises some eyebrows and probably isn’t for ... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 01:52:48 EST High Carb, Low Carb, or No Carb? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62948954 One of the most debated paleo concepts is the carbs... how much is too much, what is optimal, what foods are the best source of carbs. <BR> <BR> For women this is truly a key issue because carbs are the foundation of a healthy hormonal profile. Unless you are diabetic or have metabolic syndrome, typical paleo recommendations regarding carb levels may not work for you. <BR> <BR> This article offers some interesting ideas regarding how and why we must distinguish between health-promoting and ... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:05:57 EST Foods that can be eaten cold? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62942193 I've been out of work since I started eating paleo but I'm going to be getting hours soon and that means I'll be eating at least one meal at work. The problem is I've given up using the microwave so I need ideas for meals that don't require the food to be heated. The only recipe I know so far is the avocado tuna salad, but I can't eat that every day. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for things I can eat. Even meat that could be pre-cooked but eaten cold would be great. I just can't thi... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 13:43:37 EST How much cardio/ movement is ideal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62935026 I read a few of the articles here on running and someone had noted that excessive cardio was bad for those with hormonal problems. I'm not sure if this exactly is my problem but I've suffered some hair loss and want to remedy this problem. I'm afraid that hormones may have something to do with this problem as well as my old diet of eating a load of sugar, processed foods, and tons of white bread. I've since given up gluten and grains (as they both bother me). I'm hoping this will help but I d... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 16:10:35 EST Paleo "yes!" day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62912614 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo/Primal corner of the world? What success have you to crow about? What challenges are currently informing your choices? <BR> <BR> <BR> From 'Mark's Daily Apple' by Mark Sisson: <BR> <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/stop-saying-<BR>no-start-saying-yes/#axzz3qeLoap8e </link> <BR> <BR> "I know parents who have “yes” days with their kids—days when the kids can ask for just about anything (barring the hazardous, illegal, harmful or ph... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 16:04:26 EST Ideas for good pale snacks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62905652 I eat three meals a day but sometimes I get hungry in between. I eat enough fruit for breakfast so I don't really want to add that in as a snack. At the current moment I've been eating nuts as a snack but it's getting to where I'm eating a cup of nuts every day and I'd like to not OD on them. I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas for snacks besides fruit and nuts. Wed, 4 Nov 2015 18:46:06 EST ~ 30 Day Reset / Maintenance: NOV. 1 - NOV. 30 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x62904473 RESET: DAY 4... working on giving up coffee/cream <BR> <BR> Good luck! <em>104</em> <em>220</em> Wed, 4 Nov 2015 15:32:48 EST Trying again on Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x62904190 <em>4</em> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> I have been away from Sparkpeople for about a year, and decided to see if you had a Paleo thread. I am terrible with eating plans, but I know Paleo is the best for my food allergies. I am excited to try it here. Wed, 4 Nov 2015 14:46:04 EST Pleasant Surprises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62889059 I'm pretty new to Paleo and find myself experimenting a lot with substitutions for the sugary and starchy foods that made me fat and diabetic in the first place. Haven't had much luck with bread as the almond and coconut flour breads I've tried just have a disagreeable taste to me. But I must say that I am head over heels in love with cauliflower mash as a substitute for mashed potatoes. This stuff is awesome! Honestly, if I didn't know better I would hardly be able to tell them from pota... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 18:15:11 EST Nutrient dense foods for better hair growth... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62888005 I lived a great deal of my life on high sugar garbage and because of it I have lost a great deal of hair. I'm hoping to reverse it and am wondering if there were any nutrient dense foods that may be able to help. I believe I have a gluten intolerance because I get bad reactions (like 39) so I'm not sure if the hair loss has been from gluten, excess sugar, bad nutrition, or all of the above. I'm eating a (mostly) paleo diet (I still eat a lot of peanut butter, a small amount of milk in recipes... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 15:39:18 EST Is the sparkpeople nutrition report accurate? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62862155 So my sparkpeople nutrition report at the end of each day says I'm getting too much vitamin A and not enough iron. I'm beyond confused. It says the vitamin A overload is coming from excess animal products. I only eat around 1400 calories a day and I don't think I'm eating anything in excess. Besides that, how can I get more iron in my diet but cut down on animals products. Is anyone else having these issues? Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:59:14 EST Why I'm not panicking about bacon and cancer... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62836882 World Health Organisation, meat &amp; cancer <BR> <link>www.zoeharcombe.com/2015/10/world-he<BR>alth-organisation-meat-cancer/ </link> <BR> <BR> Is eating meat really A “Big Health Dilemma”? <BR> <link>drragnar.weebly.com/blog/-is-eating-<BR>meat-really-a-big-health-dilemma </link> <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 23:21:46 EST Need advice on organ meats... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62832333 I've heard organ meats are a super concentrated form of vitamins and I want to try to get all my minerals and vitamins in through food instead of supplements. Does anyone know what the best way to start adding them into your diet is? Mostly I'm looking for good recipes and places to find free range, antibiotic free organ meats. Whole Foods near me doesn't sell them (I'm in Chicago). Thanks a bunch :). Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:58:25 EST ~ 30 Day Reset / Maintenance: OCT. 1 - OCT. 30 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x62656541 ~ DAY 4 of Reset ~ <BR> <BR> Starting over again, hopefully I will stay on track this time. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day and week ahead! ~ Dee <em>356</em> Sun, 4 Oct 2015 03:32:52 EST Ways to add fat to you diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62645592 I realized lately that I wasn't getting enough fat in my diet and it was causing me to have issues with sleep. I eat three meals a day and almost never need a snack unless I'm doing a lot of activity. I was just wondering if anyone know of any easy ways to add more fat to your diet? I'm aiming for 30 a meal but I'm only coming in at twenty-something. Fri, 2 Oct 2015 15:59:25 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x62388835 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all. <BR> <BR> I'm new to sparkspeople and also to paleo. <BR> <BR> I'm planning to try this out for 30 days (whole month of Sept) and then see how it goes. Today is Day 1. <BR> <BR> Had great success on low carb over 10 years ago. But couldn't stick to it cos I found it too restrictive. <BR> <BR> Hope this time around works better especially since I now cook for myself. I like the idea of eating well & eating clean. <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:19:55 EST ~ 30 Day Reset / Maintenance: Sept. 1 - Sept. 30 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x62386702 Here is a new thread if anyone is interested in keeping track of their progress or to start a new 30 day reset. <BR> <BR> Good luck to all! <em>104</em> ~ Dee <em>220</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:52:51 EST Paleo/Primal Nutricion goals in SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x62319584 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I will write an introduction later but a I have question first! <BR> <BR> How did you reset you nutritional goals in SP to match the Primal/Paleo diet? <BR> I've read some things on Marks daily apple, but still am not sure how to calculate my own numbers. Carbs is easy (50 to 100) but what about protein and fat? <BR> And calories, you just don't look at them? <BR> <BR> Thanks for your help! <BR> Rymke2-0 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 05:04:53 EST ~ Reset / Maintenance: Aug. 1 - Aug. 30 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x62154165 Sorry... late creating the thread. <BR> <BR> I start Monday, 8/3/15 <em>334</em> Sun, 2 Aug 2015 02:06:07 EST ~ Paleo/Primal Reset: July 1 - July 30 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x61897007 I will be officially be starting on July 5th. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:22:04 EST New Life, New Choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x61850031 Hello! I'm a 30 something mom of 2 kids. I went through a tumultuous divorce, and was lucky enough to meet, 3 years later, a great guy who's supportive, and responsible. He thinks I'm beautiful the way I am, but I feel the need to lose the 40 or so extra lbs I'm carrying around. Can't wait to get to know some people on here, and utilize some of the information I've already picked up from Spark!! Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:40:33 EST New with stomach issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x61760610 Hi, I started grain free on May26th. It helped my cravings and I do not miss the grains. I am lactose intolerant so I do not drink milk and I limit my cheese intake. I focus on whole foods and eat almost all of my meals at home. My problem is my stomach. It is so messed up. I have gone off nuts to see if it is the nuts, but no change. <BR> <BR> Does anyone deal with this or have any suggestions? <BR> <BR> Thank you. Sun, 14 Jun 2015 21:35:03 EST ~ Recovering from a Paleo Detour ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x61645289 “Falling off the wagon” sounds so harsh – let’s just call it a “detour” off the straight and narrow. Maybe it was a planned detour and you don’t regret a minute: that’s completely fine. Sometimes an experience or a special occasion is important enough to make nutrition a lower priority – that’s a sign that you have a full and engaging life. Everyone should have something in their life that’s more important than avoiding sugar. On the other hand, maybe your detour was a little less serendipit... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 14:07:42 EST ~ Paleo/Primal Reset Challenge: June 1- June 30 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x61639177 <em>249</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 23:09:56 EST Vacation splurges. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x61592358 Last year I went to Disney World where eating paleo is nearly impossible. After the first day of eating SAD again I was in so much pain. I was doubled over in pain or in the bathroom for most of the trip. <BR> <BR> This year I am going to Italy for two weeks. Even though I love paleo, I want to be able to eat pasta and pizza when I am there. I'm just worried that if I do indulge I will be in horrible pain the whole vacation. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure there is a solution to this. I guess I'm j... Tue, 26 May 2015 14:30:47 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x61522982 I went to a seminar on Primal Blueprint a while ago and was really intriqued. I've been following the program on my own until recently, except that I continued to drink milk (which I'd changed from Skim to 1% to get some fat content). I did not fully realize what a difference primal was making in the way I feel, until I fell completely off track a couple of days ago and starting eating breads and sweets again. Headaches, stiffiness and tiredness came back big time. <BR> I don't know anyone el... Mon, 18 May 2015 14:53:22 EST ~ Paleo Reset Challenge: MAY 1 - MAY 30 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x61405517 ~ DAY 5 ~ <BR> <BR> IF: 13 hours <BR> LUNCH: Homemade turkey meatballs, stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes, cheese, mushrooms and baby spinach <BR> DINNER: chicken tortillas and loads of peppers and baby spinach <BR> SNACK: 1/2 cup pistachios and 1/2 handful of pecans/cranberries <BR> <BR> Exercise: Walking: 30 minutes <BR> <BR> ************************ <BR> <BR> ~ DAY 4 ~ <BR> <BR> IF: 17 hours <BR> LUNCH: chicken tortilla's and peppers <BR> DINNER: Spinach panek <BR> Snack: Dark ... Tue, 5 May 2015 07:51:18 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x61272600 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1119572783.jpg"> <BR> Hi, <BR> I'm Sundown I am going Paleo-Gluten Free, Veggie with Meat (if that makes sense) lol. I appreciate help with Paleo tips and tricks for reclaiming my health and weight, Thanks! Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:02:42 EST ~ Popular Paleo/Primal Podcasts ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x61263213 I love listening to Paleo/Primal & diet/health related podcasts. Here is a list of some of the podcasts that I have listened or are on my "to listen to" list:: <BR> <BR> This link contains podcasts from: <BR> <BR> - RHR: Chris Kresser <BR> - Balanced Bites <BR> - Health Nuts <BR> - Healthy Comedian <BR> - The Paleo View <BR> <BR> <link>www.rubiesandradishes.com/2013/08/21<BR>/podcasts/ </link> <BR> <BR> *************** <BR> Paleo Hacks: <BR> <BR> <link>blog.paleohacks.com/c... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:54:45 EST New to Paleo - what is reset? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x61219470 What does reset mean? <BR> <BR> Also I am curious to what weight loss everyone has achieved and in time frame? Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:24:53 EST ~ Exercise Trumps Diet for Weight Control .... ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x61207545 Exercise Trumps Diet for Weight Control as We Age <BR> April 12, 2015 <BR> <BR> by Cathe Friedrich <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1863879692.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Exercise Trumps Diet for Weight Control as We Age <BR> <BR> It’s an age-old debate – which is more important for weight control, diet or exercise? According to some studies, diet, what you eat and how much, is more important than physical activity for weight loss. Proponents of this idea point out that n... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:22:21 EST Yummy Rolls http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x61202060 I made these today. Loved them. Very small. Next time I would double the batch and freeze them. <BR> <BR> <link>paleospirit.com/2013/paleo-dinner-ro<BR>lls/ </link> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:31:27 EST ~ How to Have a Paleo Friendly Cheat Day ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x61139310 A version of this article previously appeared on <link>Paleohacks.org </link> <BR> A few years back, cheat days were all the rage. <BR> <BR> Initially the idea of “stepping out” on your diet was met with skepticism, but as research emerged supporting the idea that taking a day off could actually speed the rate of fat loss, people increasingly jumped on board. <BR> <BR> Cheating isn’t a new idea by any stretch, nor is it going anywhere. Way back in the 20th century (1999, to be precise), B... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 08:00:25 EST I have a SCALE Addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x61103766 For most its chocolate, donuts bread etc.. <BR> For me its that D@#$@##$ scale <BR> <BR> I am determined not to weigh myself for 30 days...but man thats tough <BR> <BR> I weigh in the morning, i would weigh at lunch but work gets in the way..Then I would weigh before dinner, after dinner, after workout and after drinking tons of water.. <BR> <BR> Its awful.. <BR> I would throw it out the window as you all say, but I still need it.. Then of course I GOOGLE (NEVER GOOGLE), and found a scale... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 08:33:52 EST I'm New and already screwed up today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x61092973 Sheesh! <BR> Well...I already had a plain donut and milk this morning alone! <BR> <BR> But the rest of the day will be better?? <BR> <BR> Anyway I am new - Mom & Grandma (47, but some say I look 30) - used Sparkpeople to help last time, and it work (obviously fell off the wagon). <BR> <BR> Am afraid to excercise as I get kind of fanatical about it - no happy mediums for me! <BR> <BR> Anyway big hello! <BR> <BR> Sam <BR> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:56:20 EST ~ Paleo Reset Challenge: April 1 - April 30 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x61090901 ~ <em>249</em> : 4/1/15 ~ <BR> <BR> IF [Intermittent fasting] throughout the day. <BR> <BR> I am feeling a little nauseous for some reason, so I am going to drink lots of water and pomegranate white tea. <BR> <BR> I brought some almond milk to work and I have my primal whey protein powder at work so that I can have a protein shake later if I get too hungry. I also have some pistachios for snacking. <BR> <BR> I am happy to be able to start today. <BR> <BR> Good luck everybody, ... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:43:51 EST paleo/primal exercise ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x61052997 Another sparker recommended Mark Sisson's site and I was really interested in his primal/paleo exercise recommendations. They are in a free e-book called 'Primal Blueprint Fitness' at his website. <BR> <BR> His way of looking at exercise is refreshing. He recommends a reasonable mix of body weight strength training, sprinting/interval training, slow steady state workouts and play/rest. <BR> <BR> Has anyone here followed his plan or read his exercise material? I am really considering chang... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:12:47 EST VIDEO SERIES: The Truth About Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x61049400 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1355726244.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1026952244.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l764812480.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> REGISTER for FREE, here: <BR> <BR> <link>http://thetruthaboutcancer.com/quest<BR>/spring5.php?a_aid=1618291# </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> * Episode 1: Modern Medicine & The Cancer Pandemic (March 30th) <BR>... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:04:41 EST NEW Weekly Paleo Cooking Show... ON-LINE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x61012089 WOW! It is apparently only a matter of time before paleo is all over the airwaves! <BR> <BR> <BR> "Camille’s Paleo Kitchen is here to show the world that cooking can be nutritious, delicious, affordable and fun for the whole family. Camille believes that cooking delicious paleo meals at home is the key to having a happy, healthy family." <BR> <BR> <link>paleokitchen.tv/tv-show/episodes/sea<BR>son-1-episodes/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I really liked the show (she's a bit quirky), bu... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:41:53 EST Paleo TV Show!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60882974 Wouldn't this be GREAT?!? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1676090517.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sarah Ballantyne says: <BR> <BR> "Paleo Bites is a cooking show, designed to bring the growing popularity of the Paleo diet to everyone’s kitchen with delicious recipes for home-cooked meals made with nourishing whole-foods ingredients. This includes a focus on easy-to-find budget-friendly foods that can be simply prepared to create a surprisingly delicious meal. I wan... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:46:34 EST ~ 30 Day Reset Food Guidelines /Reference ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60868758 Starches, Dairy & processed foods seem to be the most questionable foods when it comes to the paleo reset. <BR> <BR> A list of acceptable foods from Chris Kresser's Personal Paleo 30 day reset guidelines <BR> <BR> ******************** <BR> EAT LIBERALLY: <BR> ******************** <BR> [... for those who are **doing their first reset** to determine inflammation, weight loss, etc.] <BR> <BR> STARCHES: <BR> <BR> Yams <BR> Sweet Potatoes <BR> Tapioca <BR> Yucca <BR> Plantains [fipr or un... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 03:38:24 EST Didn't mean to add a new topic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x60844609 Please remove it, and tell me how. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:19:39 EST ~ Paleo Reset Challenge: 3/1/15 - 3/30/15 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x60764723 Hi guys, <BR> <BR> After the passing of my dog on Dec. 21st I kinda, no, I really, got off track and started eating all the foods that gave me comfort in the past, but equally caused me health problems and weight gain. Needless to say, "I have work to do" now. <BR> <BR> I thought it would be great if we could do a 30 day reset together so that we can offer support for one another and provide motivation. <BR> <BR> I will be following Chris Kresser's Personal 30 Day Reset, but you can chos... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:42:04 EST Beans and Peanuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x60732635 I am just curious as to why beans are not a paleo food and also why do peanuts get grouped in with beans but other nuts don't? It's strictly curiosity, I don't miss either food item, I never ate beans a lot and I prefer cashews or almonds to peanuts anyway, but a family member asked me why I could not eat beans and I did not have an answer. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:32:10 EST How To Eat Paleo When Sick - Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60725380 I need some suggestions, I am new the Paleo diet but not new the gluten free life style. I just recently joined this forum but I have not had an opportunity to get to know any on the team yet or to post anything other than to introduce myself. <BR> <BR> Here is my my question, I just starting eating the Paleo way about three weeks ago then I got sick and now I am just off food completely. The thought of eating meat, eggs etc is just a turn off plus I don't have the energy to cook anything ... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:47:08 EST ~ Paleo diet” vs Paleo template” ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60715606 <em>213</em> I found this article interesting, written by Chris Kresser. Let's talk about it! <BR> <BR> ******************************* <BR> Beyond Paleo: moving from a “paleo diet” to a “paleo template” <BR> by Chris Kresser <BR> <BR> Over the last couple of years, as the popularity of the Paleo diet has expanded, a lot of controversy has emerged over exactly what a Paleo diet is. <BR> <BR> Part of the problem is that there are now a number of authors and bloggers – from Mark Sisson ... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:25:09 EST ~ Andy Deas’ Coconut/Apple Pudding Recipe ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x60681663 See Recipe index Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:01:39 EST ~ Andy Deas' Coconut Apple Pudding ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x60681114 See recipe index Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:51:49 EST Pineapple Recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60677211 My taste buds have really changed since adopting the Paleo lifestyle, and I find I like so many more real foods now. One of those foods is the pineapple I used to push aside as gross garnish on my plate. <BR> <em>488</em> <BR> I bought a pineapple, and now I have no idea what to do with it! I'm sure I'll save some just for snacking, but I'd really like some ideas for cooking with it (I cook for one, so one pineapple is lots). <BR> <BR> Any ideas? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:30:31 EST ~ PRODUCT REVIEW: Fat Works: Leaf Lard &Tallow ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60675852 ... taken from "The Paleo Review" <BR> <BR> Fat Works Leaf Lard & Pure Tallow <BR> <BR> A few months ago during my Autoimmune Paleo experiment, I was looking for safe alternative cooking fats. As I read Mickey Trescott's Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, she recommended lard and tallow as AIP friendly alternatives. Having been around paleo a while, I know that the key with animal fat is that it come from pastured/grass fed animals. So, after searching the internet a bit, I came across Fatworks... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:59:17 EST anyone do this too??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60675220 I want this lifestyle. I am grain free and dairy free. I have gone to the store to buy grocery items that I think are healthy and follow a Paleo/Gastric Bypass patient lifestyle. Then I read something on here and think.. OH CRAP.. I messed up, what was a thinking. I shop costco a lot, so you can imagine the bulk lol. I bought Hummus thinking great protein for myself as a RNY patient and it is not a grain, then I read here, hummus is a bean... I KNOW THIS, OMG, so much to remember. <... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:16:29 EST ~ Exercise guideline suggestions ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60631960 MAYO CLINIC GUIDELINES: How much should the average adult exercise every day? <BR> <BR> Answers from Edward R. Laskowski, M.D. <BR> <BR> For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends these exercise guidelines: <BR> <BR> - AEROBIC TRAINING: Get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. You also can do a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. The guidelines suggest that you spread ou... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:59:16 EST ~Losing inches, not pounds, with diet & exercise~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60630556 FROGLEGJACK asked the question: "Should I be happy with inches lost and no scale movement?" <BR> <BR> I wanted to provide more information regarding "pounds vs inches"... I found this article on LIVESTRONG.com... I hope that you find it helpful! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> vs <em>7</em> <BR> <BR> You’ve been diligently watching what you eat and hitting the gym with regularity – but the numbers on the scale haven’t budged. You do notice your clothes fitting mor... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:37:43 EST How much “lost pleasure” have you suffered... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60599125 ...since going paleo? <BR> <BR> "A series of FDA regulations that go into effect this year require that chain restaurants, grocery store chains selling prepared food, large vending machine operators, movie theaters and amusement parks all display calorie counts on their menus. Within that document is an estimate that this caloric information will cause consumers to “suffer” up to $5.27 billion in “lost pleasure” over 20 years by virtue of fewer french fries and other fattening favorites." <B... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 14:35:27 EST FREE On-line Seminars for 2015! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60598364 Check out some of the many supporting resources available on-line for FREE: <BR> <BR> <em>530</em> <BR> The Healthy Gut Summit <BR> <link>healthygutsummit.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Each day, new presentations will ONLY be available at 10 A.M. U.S. Eastern Time until the next day at 9:59 A.M. U.S. Eastern Time. <BR> <BR> EVENT SCHEDULE: <BR> <link>healthygutsummit.com/schedule/?inf_c<BR>ontact_key=a95a3efd5d2d0c13a7bb7477b4d<BR>bfa7a82edefdc62d9dc8ded9caad3f0a7eb79 </link> <BR> <... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 12:56:07 EST Feedback, please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x60570524 I'm looking for any kind of feedback on what could possibly be blocking my loosing weight. I'm about ready to give up. I am so depressed right now. Since starting this in Jan. of this year, I've only lost about 4 or 5 lbs. ( I lost 6 or 7 back in Dec. gained some back and lost it again, on top of loosing 4lbs when I had a stomach bug, but that came right back too) My scale just fluctuates SO much, it is very frustrating. Anyway, to have cut the amount of calories that I have for most of the t... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 13:58:32 EST Salad Dressings: Primal from Marks Daily Apple http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60569520 <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/10-delicious<BR>-diy-salad-dressings/#axzz3QtDLk9Zs </link> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 11:46:47 EST Need creamy salad dressing..ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x60567875 I'm new to paleo and really need a creamy dressing. <BR> Anyone have a great recipe? Thu, 5 Feb 2015 08:59:35 EST