SparkPeople Paleo Lifestyle 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 Lifestyle Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=28224 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 Questions (spoiler: one is graphic) 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 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 Paleo & Alcohol 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> <BR> How to Drink Alcohol without Ruining Your Paleo Diet or Getting a Hangover <BR> <link>paleomagazine.com/how-to-drink-alcoh<BR>ol-without-ruining-your-paleo-diet-or-<BR>getting-a-hangover-10-simple-tips/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ultimate Paleo Guide to Alcohol <BR> <link>ultimat... 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 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 Recommended carbs daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x60559408 I am working on Paleo. Right now I am doing well with no sugar, no flour and no dairy. As I track my foods daily what is the range of recommended carbs? Thank you. Wed, 4 Feb 2015 12:10:45 EST What About Rice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60552172 I've heard a LOT of conflicting advice about rice. Based on my research, I'm thinking white rice and rice noodles are OK in reasonable quantities, but don't really have any nutritive value to speak of. At least I hope so...I'm slurping a bowl of pho right now. <BR> <BR> I'm a little confused on this one. I am not die hard Paleo...I can't quit anything cold turkey or I set myself up to fail. But the more I learn, the more I appreciate the health benefits of the diet choices. <BR> <BR> What i... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 19:27:56 EST counting calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60491770 Hi, <BR> I have been tracking my food for almost a month now to get myself on track. At this point, I know what I can and cannot eat. So the question is are you guys counting calories or tracking your food? I am thinking about not worrying so much about tracking now that I have cleaned my diet up. Do you think that tracking is something that is necessary? <BR> Mary Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:52:44 EST whats in your coffee? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60472458 I use sweet in low and coconut milk. i love the sweet taste in my coffee. Anyone have ideas for sweetener in coffee that is Paleo??? I used to dump huge amounts of sugar in my coffee so sweet in low is an improvement for me, but I know it is not the best. I would love to hear what everyone puts in their coffee. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:06:56 EST Free Paleo e-Books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60391576 I follow Just Eat Real Food on Facebook and a couple times a week they post links to free paleo e-Books for Kindle. Heads up that occasionally one sneaks in that isn't free. They aren't any books that you'd find in a bookstore, but I've found a few good recipes in a couple of them. I don't have a Kindle, but I use them through the Kindle app on my phone and computer. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:41:27 EST relapse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60260765 Last night was not good. After having the yucky shrimp and butternut squash soup, I was disappointed and hungry. Then after arguing with my husband over his Mother (again, lol) I gave into temptation and made some popcorn. Of course I still felt bad about doing that today and ended up eating a handful of chips. What a horrible domino effect and also a very destructive habit I also fall into. I don't feel like I want to just blow everything and give up yet but it's very hard staying on track. ... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 13:35:24 EST Diabetic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60247442 Chris Kessler wrote a really good blog post about using the paleo or primal approach to treat diabetes. My doc is thinking that I need insulin. I was wondering if I could get some paleo feedback? Wed, 7 Jan 2015 11:22:03 EST quick meal ideas???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60228399 Good evening! I am new to Paleo and trying to find quick meal ideas for myself and family. I have a husband and two daughters and only I am going Paleo right now, but when I can I want to be making Paleo meals for them too. My problem is being able to make quick meals for those busy nights when there is a lot going on. Like tonight for example; I had crock pot orange sesame chicken, mashed sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts planned but... I forgot to start the chicken this morning so had to s... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 20:56:04 EST Nom Nom Paleo cookbook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x60168585 I received a Nom Nom Paleo cookbook for Christmas, there are so many recipes to try I don't know where to start. Anyone have any recommendations? Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:28:54 EST I need buddies!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x59863276 HELP! <BR> <BR> I'm new and I came here because I'm looking for a support group to help me with my goals. I'm looking to lose 40lbs and gain my life back. I'll journal almost daily and track my progress and it'd be great to have some people to share this journey with :) Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:58:14 EST Celiac, new to paleo :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x59823288 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I have Celiac disease, so I removed wheat/rye/barley from my diet about 10 years ago, when I was diagnosed. I feel like I may becoming sensitive to some of the grains that I still eat, so I am excited to go without them and see how I feel (though I do love me some grains)! I'd like to feel awesome instead of okay :). <BR> <BR> Looking forward to learning from you all! Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:23:55 EST New to Paleo!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x59813578 Hello Everyone! I am new to Paleo and very excited about it. I lost 5 pounds in my first 2 days of my trial run :) I'm thinking this was a difficult time to start Paleo, with the holidays coming up, but I'm going to give it my all. I love, love, love sugar. So that's been difficult. How is everyone else doing? Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:45:08 EST southwestern casserole http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x59798878 We tried another new recipe tonight. It was a bit of work, mainly because I don't have a food processor so I had to grate the sweet potatoes by hand. But it made a good amount and we liked it. Another for the win column. People who say Paleo food is boring, aren't really trying! We've tried so many new things and have only had one dinner we didn't really like. <BR> <BR> If I did this right, here's the link http://paleogrubs.com/southwestern-paleo-c<BR>asserole#more-5411 <BR> <BR> If I didn'... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:29:01 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x59775168 Not seeing recent posts anybody active in this group? Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:45:07 EST Whipped topping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x59773824 I found a recipe for pumpkin custard (like the filling of pumpkin pie). It's very good, but needs a dollop of whipped"cream". I tried whipping full fat coconut milk, but it just got frothy. Is there a way to make whipped cream without using dairy? I haven't looked at the store to see if there's one to buy. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:49:50 EST Hi (: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x59626008 To be honest, I'm a bit addicted to sugar in every form. But I've read up on the paleo diet for the past month or so and it really seems worth trying... so here we are. Feel free to add me as a friend so we can motivate each other (: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:57:05 EST Still a little confused http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x59554102 So in order to lose weight you need to stay under a certain caloric intake. I read somewhere that IF you keep carbs under 75(?) grams you dont need to count calories? When I ate LOW carb (20 ish) then yes I could eat all the fat and meat I wanted, but lately my carb count has been hovering around 80-110 grams per day (all healthy carbs). <BR> <BR> So with a carb count that high, I am better to keep an eye on my caloric intake correct? If I dont want to count calories, I need to count carbs?... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:43:13 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x59553917 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Lo, I just joined SP and i'm on my journey to lose 25lbs! Please visit my page and add me as a friend so we can motivate each other! Thanks! Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:18:50 EST Umami Gravy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x59553775 I still cannot get over how darn GOOD this gravy recipe is. In all honesty it reminds me of a good thick chicken gravy (without all the thickeners, yet still thick). I actually prefer this over the old standard gravy I used to eat. This is from the people at NomNomPaleo <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> •½ ounce dried porcini mushrooms <BR> •2 tablespoons ghee (or fat of choice) <BR> •2 onions, diced <BR> •1 teaspoon tomato paste <BR> •½ teaspoon fish sauce <BR> •½ pound cremini mushrooms, s... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:57:15 EST Heart of the matter - Australian movie, banned http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x59539470 So interesting, watch it while it is still on youtube. Before it gets taken down from there. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGIGXfIDaJo&<BR>feature=youtu.be </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa9ZYsW59Zo </link> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:42:16 EST Carob Fudge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x59448493 Easy carob fudge (yes, you can substitute cocoa powder if you like). <BR> <BR> Must have food processor to do this though. <BR> <BR> Fudge: <BR> 2 cups raw cashews <BR> 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut <BR> 12 medjool dates pitted and softened <BR> 1 cup carob powder <BR> 1/2 cup pure maple syrup <BR> pinch of fine sea salt <BR> <BR> Ganache: <BR> 1/2 cup carob powder <BR> 1/2 cup pure maple syrup <BR> 1/4 cup coconut oil <BR> pinch of fine sea salt <BR> <BR> Fudge base: <BR> <BR> Lin... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:57:06 EST New and Overwhelmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x59346978 I have just started on paleo and spark people today. Any tips so I don't feel so overwhelmed? Fri, 3 Oct 2014 13:52:46 EST 10/01/14 - SSOPNC Day 25: Your Paleo LIFESTYLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59324951 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 24. Reject the meaningless concepts of "moderation" and "balance" as applied to diet. Instead, identify your range of healthy foods, then eat a wide variety of those foods. Try new foods, as your tastes will change over time. People will consume different... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:44:45 EST 09/30/14 - SSOPNC Day 24: N=1... Paleo Your Way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59314099 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 23. Pay attention to your body; experiment to find what foods work best for you. If you have health problems like autoimmune disease, test foods by a process of elimination. Try completely removing potentially problematic foods -- like gluten, dairy... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:35:34 EST 09/29/14 - SSOPNC Day 23: Sleep Plenty, Sleep Well http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59301070 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 22. Sleep plenty and sleep well. Take time off time to recover from workouts. Don't abuse your body by failing to give it the rest it requires. <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'paleo' your preferred nutritional a... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:35:20 EST 09/28/14 - SSOPNC Day 22: Eliminating Fat... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59290906 ...from YOUR BODY! :) <BR> <BR> <BR> Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 21. If you wish to lose (fat) weight, lower your carbohydrate intake to about 50 grams per day or less. Limit tubers, fruit, dairy, and nuts. Be sure to lose that weight gently: eat only when you're hungry, but don't... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:04:30 EST 09/27/14 - SSOPNC Day 21: Becoming Fat-Adapted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59281189 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 20. Some people require a few weeks to adjust to eating a paleo diet. It's not uncommon to feel a bit lethargic or foggy while the body transitions to using fat rather than carbohydrates as its major source of fuel. You can choose to dive in whole h... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:56:54 EST What changes have you experienced... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x59274018 since going Paleo/Primal? <BR> <BR> Physical changes, emotional changes, spiritual changes? <BR> <BR> A few more questions for my fellow whole food travelers: <BR> <BR> How long have you been following Paleo or Primal guidelines? <BR> <BR> What else have you incorporated into your life other than changing what you eat? Deliberate sun bathing? More or less movement? Conscious efforts at relieving stress? Or anything else you've been doing on your quest for good health? <BR> <BR>... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:15:00 EST 09/26/14 - SSOPNC Day 20: Supplementation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59271362 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 19. Supplement with vitamin D, based on your blood levels. Consider the following supplements as well: cod liver oil and butter oil; iodine and selenium; magnesium and potassium; vitamin K2; fish oil. Try to get as much good nutrition from real food... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:04:11 EST Have you figured out your optimal macros? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x59257082 After reading through the thread, "Is a low carb diet ruining your health?"', I was very curious to see what macros - fat/protein/carbs - my fellow paleo and primal folks find most effective for your needs. Also if you don't mind noting what you're aiming to achieve - weight loss, better fitness, building strength, getting a health issue under control, etc... <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance, friends! <em>30</em> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:17:19 EST 09/25/14 - SSOPNC Day 19: Eat Organ Meats/Marrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59256682 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 18. Be adventurous: don't neglect organ meats and bone marrow. Make homemade stock made from leftover bones. <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'paleo' your preferred nutritional approach? Have you found any resourc... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:02:55 EST Hi guys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x59253683 I have tons of food Oral allergies/intolerances, eosinophilic esophagitis. I kind of dabbled with the southbeach diet and the candida diets. I have been semi good with my food allergy diet over the years, but keep battling bacterial and fungal infections. I had only rice, corn, oats and quinoa for the past 2 years. I love my sugar and had not religiously stopped but have purchased honey and stevia. I love my enjoy life chocolate bars and my delicious ice creams and frozen yogurts. I just star... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:21:16 EST 09/24/14 - SSOPNC Day 18: Fermented /Cultured Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59249453 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 17. Fermented and cultured foods -- like yogurt, kefir, and homemade sauerkraut -- are beneficial for your gut bacteria. Enjoy them! <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'paleo' your preferred nutritional approach? Ha... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:53:52 EST 09/23/14 - SSOPNC Day 17: Eat Tubers... Maybe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59238880 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 16. If tolerated well, eat some tubers like sweet potatoes. Some people seem to tolerate modest quantities of white potatoes, but others don't. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of carbohydrates for athletes. Try limiting or avoiding tubers if ... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:29:16 EST How low should you go?Paleo limba http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x59237396 I read an interesting article in Chris Kessler daily email, about low carbs and the paleo/primal diet. If I was super cool like _ramona, I could paste the link.. but the point of the article was that you should pick your carb range based on your health and goals. I have some adrenal gland issue, plus I want to lose weight, so according to this article, and Mark's daily apple, I should aim for under 100 carbs a day. The problem is getting there. I need some suggestions on getting to a mildl... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:24:34 EST Help with the hunger? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x59231419 I'm fairly new to paleo, mostly just trying to stem the effects aging is having on my body (so much rounder! and softer! and all blobby.) by cutting down on grains and increasing the amount of whole foods I'm eating. That ends up looking like some sad cousin of paleo/primal eating. <BR> <BR> While I can lose some weight eating the way I am, I feel viciously deprived most of the time. I'm hungry All. Day. Long. And after 4-5 days of this, I am verrrrry prone to binging on alcohol and tater t... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:22:43 EST 09/22/14 - SSOPNC Day 16: Eat Nuts... in Balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59226859 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 15. Eat nuts, if you like, but beware the omega-6 load in some nuts. Grouped and ranked from least to most omega-6 content, we find: (good) macadamias; (okay) cashews, hazelnuts, almonds, and pistachios; (worse) pecans, brazil nuts, and pinenuts; an... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:28:52 EST 09/21/14 - SSOPNC Day 15: Dairy... The Controversy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59215554 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <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 dairy, preferably raw and/or fermented. Avoid low-fat dairy like the plague. You might need to limit dairy if you're trying to lose weight. It can be helpful for building mass, however. <BR> <BR> <BR> What ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:27:33 EST 09/20/14 - SSOPNC Day 14: Eat Fruit Sparingly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59206515 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 13. Eat fruit sparingly. Fruits are often high in sugars, particularly fructose: tropical fruits are the worst; berries are the best. Fructose is particularly hard on the liver. <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'p... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:28:18 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x59199941 I have struggled with weight for more than 25 years....well, it wasn't much of a struggle....the pounds won! But with determination and a sense of humor all is possible. I will never get down to my original weight...I personally think 6 lbs 4 oz is a little TOO far....but 150 lbs is an achievable goal. Any help, encouragement or just plain old fashioned friendly advise is welcome. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:24:16 EST 09/19/14 - SSOPNC Day 13: Eat Vegetables! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59196636 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <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 them as the holy of holies. They are particularly good when slathered in good fats. Beware the goitrogenic effects of some vegetables, particularly when eaten raw. <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you ... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:16:13 EST Free Paleo book today on Amazon for Kindle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x59187898 The book is: Everyday Paleo For Beginners: Everything You Need to Kick-Start the Paleo Diet [Kindle Edition] <BR> Dana Summers (Author) <BR> <BR> I haven't read this book, but free is good! I just downloaded it. I'm not sure how long it will be availabe for free. <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/Everyday-Paleo-For-Be<BR>ginners-Everything-ebook/dp/B00HX9DYRW<BR>%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAI577GW2METHB3K<BR>7Q%26tag%3Dbookcycling-20%26linkCode%3<BR>Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953<BR>%2... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:26:03 EST 09/18/14 - SSOPNC Day 12: Ditch Standard 'Cardio' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59185991 Hey, everybody! Sorry I'm not around much this week... it's welcome week at school, and this means A LOT of time out of the house... on top limited time, my computer has decided to act up a bit. I'm glad to see that some discussion is still happening. Keep it up! I'll be back with my comments, as soon as I am able (today is meet the teacher and family scavenger hunt)! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <B... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:41:50 EST First batch of questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x59176657 OK, so they keep piling up and I realize if I don't start asking they'll just keep piling... so here goes: <BR> <BR> What is coconut Aminos and why/how do they get used in cooking? <BR> <BR> I see canned pumpkin used a lot in recipes, but the only ones I see have sugar. Is there a way to make it from scratch? <BR> <BR> How do I judge my ratio and how do I know I am keeping to that ratio. Why is the ratio important? <BR> <BR> Is coconut sugar allowed? <BR> <BR> What is the difference betw... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:30:36 EST 09/17/14 - SSOPNC Day 11: Eat Fish & Shellfish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59173308 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 10. Eat fish and shellfish periodically, preferably caught wild rather than farm-raised. <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'paleo' your preferred nutritional approach? Have you found any resources you use/recommend... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:52:24 EST ACV reaction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x59172915 I have taken to using acv on my salads for lunch, but noticed the past few days a burning sensation on my skin immediately after consumption. No redness, just the sensation. <BR> The only thing I can think of is the acv. <BR> Has anyone heard of this reaction before? Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:21:38 EST struggling to eat Paleo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x59168724 My name is Lilli. I am fairly new to the Paleo lifestyle. I'm find myself sabotaging my efforts and procrasting exercise. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:44:06 EST 09/16/14 - SSOPNC Day 10: Eat Eggs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59162062 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 9. Eat eggs, preferably from pastured chickens. Eggs enriched with omega-3s are a good option too. Prefer nutrient-dense egg yolks to nutrient-poor egg whites. <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'paleo' your preferr... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:18:19 EST 09/15/14 - SSOPNC Day 9: Eat High-Quality Meat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59149620 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 8. Eat plenty of high-quality meat, preferably from pastured animals. Grass-fed meats have a better ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 polyunsaturated fats than grain-fed meats. Avoid meats treated with antibiotics and hormones, if feasible: the animals ar... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:17:29 EST 09/14/14- SSOPNC Day 8: Watch Your Omega 3/6 Ratio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59137730 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 7. Watch your ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 polyunsaturated fats, as well as your total omega-6 intake. Most people eat far too much omega-6, both absolutely and relatively. Today, the average ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in Western diets is 17:1, but ... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 01:46:05 EST 09/13/14 - SSOPNC Day 7: Don't Eat Beans/Legumes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59128610 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> 6. Don't eat beans and other legumes. If you choose to eat some legumes, eat them sparingly and prepare them to minimize toxins, such as by soaking them. <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'paleo' your preferred nutritional appr... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:33:57 EST 09/12/14 - SSOPNC Day 6: Don't Eat Soy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59123570 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <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 be okay, if tolerated. However, all soy is goitrogenic and contains estrogen-mimicking hormones. <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'paleo' your preferred nutritional approach? H... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:28:45 EST 09/11/14 - SSOPNC Day 5: Eat Saturated Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59112673 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <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 and seeds -- such as canola oil, corn oil, or soy oil. Make your own mayonnaise and salad dressing. Don't eat fried foods in restaurants: rancid vegetable oils are standard for frying. Avoid all hydrogena... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:24:55 EST 09/10/14 - SSOPNC Day 4: Reduce/E liminate Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59099905 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? Any new considerations about grains to share? <BR> <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 try a bit of stevia. With time, your taste... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:10:10 EST 09/09/14 - SSOPNC Day 3: Don't Eat Grains http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59091846 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> #2. Don't eat wheat, corn, rice, or other grains. If you choose to eat some grains, eat them sparingly and prepare them to minimize toxins, such as by sprouting and soaking. Wheat seems to be the worst of all the grains, while rice seems to be the m... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:48:14 EST The Women's Gluten-Free Health Summit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x59081478 TIME SENSITIVE Resource: The Women's Gluten-Free Health Summit <BR> September 8th - 12th, 2014 <BR> <BR> I just want to say that this summit is so worth the time it takes to listen!!!! <BR> <BR> All talks this week (four a day) are under a half hour each, the audio quality is the best I've ever heard for these summits, and the FREE gifts are AWESOME... Dr. Daniel Kalish is giving away an e-copy of his latest book... 184 pages of the best information you could possibly have explaining the in... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 12:27:25 EST Interesting Resource (Paleo Podcasts) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x59077020 Relentless Roger and the Caveman Doctor <BR> <link>relentlessrogerandthecavemandoctor.l<BR>ibsyn.com/ </link> Mon, 8 Sep 2014 03:28:40 EST 09/08/14 - SSOPNC Day 2: Eat Real Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59076741 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe 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 modern science, as a broad framework for guiding daily choices about diet, fitness, medicine, ... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 01:33:34 EST 09/07/14 - SSOPNC Day 1: Are You Ready? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x59066379 Hi, everybody! I hope your weekend is going well so far, and that you are ready to begin the September Shades of Paleo Nutrition Challenge (SSOPNC)! <BR> <BR> The thread introducing the Challenge and all Challenge Threads (and some really good conversation) can be found here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224<BR>x58997789 </link> <BR> <BR> Today, please share with us the Paleo Plan you will follow, any modifications you are making, ... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 01:26:11 EST Under eating? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x59053735 I was going to post this on SP community message boards, but realized I would have too many people focus on the fact I am paleo instead of my actual issue. So I figure it would be better to turn to my other paleo eaters. Since I know its not what I am eating but how much. <BR> I have been under eating without realizing it. I am 20/80 paleo and eat mainly nuts, meat (no pork) and lots of veggies and fruit. I do eat yogurt specifically for the cultures. Been paleo off and on for over 2 year... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 17:20:24 EST New Dietary Guidelines for Americans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x59041074 Interesting blog entry (Adele Hite is all about the science, AND a registered dietician... which does not make her popular in her field of choice)... I read this blog because I don't have the patience to read all the studies with a fine tooth awareness: <BR> <BR> <BR> Dietary Guidelines for Americans: We don’t need no stinkin’ science <BR> <link>eathropology.com/2014/09/04/dietary-<BR>guidelines-for-americans-we-dont-need-<BR>no-stinkin-science/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Does anyone... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 11:54:10 EST Time Sensitive Offer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x59014815 THE GRAIN-FREE SNACKER & INDULGE: <BR> <link>ditchthewheat.com/grain-free-snacker<BR>/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I bought 'Indulge' when it first came out, and every recipe has been wonderful! It also taught me the ins and outs of gluten-free baking/cooking techniques. <BR> <BR> The thing is, even if you don't normally cook with a cookbook (I never have before Paleo), there is a learning curve to transcribing your favourite recipes and cooking style, and using Paleo ingredients to their b... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:23:38 EST Shades of Paleo Nutrition Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224x58997789 Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> September is one of those months where SparkPeople typically sees an influx of new members, as do most teams. I thought, perhaps, a Paleo nutrition Challenge might be helpful to us paleo veterans (new ideas, fresh outlook), and encouraging to those who are just starting out (of late, I've noticed a number of newbies making similar mistakes and being disappointed with their results... the biggest being trying to re-invent the wheel without really understanding the full... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:20:44 EST Is a Low-Carb Diet Ruining Your Health? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x58965154 Hi everybody! <BR> <BR> I had a gut reaction to this (the title alone got my hackles twitching, LOL): <BR> <BR> Is a Low-Carb Diet Ruining Your Health? <BR> <link>chriskresser.com/is-a-low-carb-diet-<BR>ruining-your-health </link> <BR> <BR> I ran a gamut of emotions... sometimes I get really tired of trying to figure it all out, too, and when something surfaces to challenge what I 'know' (HA!) to be true, it's disconcerting, to say the least. <BR> <BR> However, by the time I got to the... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:58:40 EST Depression: Disease—or a Symptom of Inflammation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x58898921 Very Interesting article: <BR> <link>chriskresser.com/is-depression-a-dis<BR>ease-or-a-symptom-of-inflammation </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Before adopting an anti-inflammatory protocol, I struggled with depression.... never so much so that I had to turn to medication... though now that I think about it, perhaps I should have... but enough that it interfered with my life, and made getting through each day a little more complicated... a chronic low-grade, 'low' with occasional bright spot... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:12:23 EST How do you track everything? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x58889028 I think I have a handle on the foods I want to eat. But I keep reading about how many carbs, and % of fat etc etc. I'm not losing weight, (but feeling way better and not gaining weight which says a lot!) so I think it's time to fine tune the amounts of food I eat. <BR> <BR> But honestly, my mornings are throw veggies in a pan, run around the house until they are cooked, throw some eggs on top, throw a bunch of veggies into a bag for lunch, and eat breakfast on my way out the door (or someti... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:23:38 EST Not losing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x58870352 Well, I don't really want to be that person that complains...but I've been really good again for 10 days now and I'm not losing like I did back in March. I'm not sure why. <BR> <BR> Breakfast is eggs and avocado <BR> Lunch is usually grilled chicken <BR> Dinner is more chicken or beef with either roasted veggies or salad <BR> Drinks are water, some tea with organic honey, an occasional bad drink (the drive-through coffee place near my house makes a killer iced mocha - but I've only had 2 in... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:21:47 EST Snack Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x58851909 I am having trouble with in between snack meals for weekdays. I'm out of my house for a minimum of 12 hours a day. I pack lunch and snacks to get me through. I realized I am probably eating too much fruit. Does anybody have some good ideas for in between meals? Thansks! Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:36:09 EST Purchase Paleo Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x58830802 Anyone ever purchase a paleo help guide of some sort? I almost bought the nom nom paleo recipe book (it was on sale) but felt like it was still not in my finance so I didn't. <BR> <BR> But I'm looking at paleo leap website and they have some guides that seem very helpful/visual. First month is $1 and $9 after that. Even if I only do it for one month, it's not bad, but I don't want to be a sucker, even if it is for $1. :) <BR> <BR> Other reason why I ask, is hubby just agreed to "do" paleo h... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:36:47 EST How did I do with this recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x58828672 Tried to convert a new recipe to paleo last night. So how did I do? (PS it was really tasty!) <BR> <BR> 4 Cups of sliced Yellow Squash (Fresh out of our garden) <BR> 1 Whole Onion sliced <BR> 1/4 Sliced Almonds (I added this, it wasn't in the original recipe) <BR> 2 eggs <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup of butter - I used Kate's Home Made Butter with sea salt that is gluten free, so I was hoping it was grass fed... <BR> <BR> http://www.kateshomemadebutter.com/Kates<BR>-Butter_butter-sticks.html <BR> <B... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:03:57 EST Side dish/carb alternative that ISN'T cauliflower. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11887x28224x58809257 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm still getting my feet wet when it comes to Paleo and I need some ideas for side dishes / carb alternatives that don't involve cauliflower - because I'm starting to get sick of it LOL. <BR> <BR> I know about spaghetti squash, slicing up zucchini for "pasta" and Sweet potato anything... but outside of that, any other suggestions for a "carb" replacement? <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:48:24 EST Afternoon "slump" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x58786336 Thanks for the discussion about the afternoon binge and thanks for the info, Ramona! <BR> <BR> I'm hoping for some help of my own. <BR> <BR> I am having a difficult time at work...I'm getting TIRED after eating! Today I had Cantaloupe for breakfast at 8:00. I have to wait a few hours after I wake before I eat. As a snack, I had egg salad: 2 HB eggs, a few tbsp of Avocado and Paleo-friendly mayo + salt. I felt great after both "meals". I had a ton of energy. I was very busy at work (I'... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 23:58:49 EST Transitioning to paleo--but what about juicing too http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x58684121 I'm getting ready to start a paleo lifestyle soon. Hopefully within 2 weeks after I burn up the last few groceries. <BR> <BR> I noticed way long ago that carbs just kill me. I love them, but it's just not a mutual love. I am about 370 and furious about it. The math just doesn't add up. I put on 150 of it within about 2-3 years. I've always struggled to keep it off. But thyroid is normal, no weird deficiency, and other than a crappy lipid panel, nothing obvious. I'd own 100 of that from P... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:39:39 EST Afternoon "binge" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x58681330 So my mornings are pretty much under control. I have my coffee with measured 2T of creamer, and eggs with whatever veggies I fancy (usually spinach, squash, mushrooms, peppers, onions in any combination). Once I'm done with my coffee I start sucking down water. Between 9-10 I have an apple. Around 11 - 11:30 I get hungry but I sort of push through it until my lunch hour (this is work week only). At lunch I have a salad, which can vary in ingredients. Mostly romaine lettuce, green peppers, mus... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:55:19 EST Here's to good health! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28224x58664010 Hello everyone, My name is Jenny. I live in Pennsylvania with my husband and our two dogs and two cats. My passion is animal rights and rescue and I work in the Holistic Pet Products industry as a Field Rep. I'm diabetic, have high cholesterol and hypothyroidism. I've been doing some research on the Paleo diet and wanted to give it a try. I hear it's done remarkable things for diabetics and helping those of us with a slow metabolism to loose weight. I'm here to learn and share experience... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:10:13 EST The “Dangers” of Going Gluten-Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x58622880 Great, informative article: <BR> <BR> <link>www.marksdailyapple.com/the-dangers-<BR>of-going-gluten-free/#more-51165 </link> <BR> <BR> Read. <BR> Discuss. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:39:05 EST Eating out on Paleo...found a nice guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x58575735 Check out this guide that shows which menu items to pick when eating out on the Paleo diet. <BR> <BR> <link>www.dietreviewsdigest.com/stick-to-y<BR>our-diet </link> <BR> <BR> Hope this helps you. 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