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1/17/13 12:39 P

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Paleo and primal are often lower carb but they are not as much about restricting carbs as Atkins. They advocate eating what primitive man ate and skew processed foods. They are about the quality of food. They are great diet for celiacs. They want high quality meat - grass fed/pasture raised, no chemicals. They allow organic fruits and veggies, including starchy ones. Paleo/Primal restricts omega 6 fatty acids, grains, legumes, and artificial sweeteners. Paleo doesn't allow dairy. Primal is a more relaxed version of Paleo and are not as worried about legumes though they don't encourage them. Panu is a little more like Atkins. There are a few more minor differences. Atkins and the 3 diets have a lot in common though. They are all 3 great diets but paleo and primal are more about eating natural than Atkins.

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1/17/13 11:21 A

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Thanks for all the great tips. I am trying to keep away from processed as much as possible. I'm sticking to whole meats (except for tuna) and the veggies I can have on induction, I'm cooking fresh. Nothing canned or frozen. I've never heard of paleo or primal. Are they low carb also? And if so, do they work better than Atkins? I think for me, whatever I do has to be low carb. I am insulin resistant and it seems that my body will not tolerate even the smallest amount of carbs.

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1/17/13 10:21 A

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Real food is best. That's why I like diets like paleo and primal.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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1/16/13 11:54 P

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I love cheese, and macadamia nuts. I can't have mayo, but you can. Cold turkey/chicken, with mayo, and diced onions, and you have a snack loaded with fat. Have 4 ozs of cheese, or some olives.

My favorite fat dish though, is a 1 - 1.5 lbs of ground beef, and melted cheese on top, about 4 ozs.

I use butter and olive oil in my eggs, and meat and veggie stir fries, respectively.

My # 1 suggestion for low carb is to cook every meal from scratch, and eat nothing diet, SF, bars, shakes, Atkins products etc. It is all junk, and real food is better.

Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 1/16/2013 (23:56)
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1/16/13 4:54 P

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You can track fiber on your food tracker under the part where you track other nutrients. There is no low carb option. Sparkpeople does not encourage low carb.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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1/16/13 12:11 A

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I had another question that I hope someone can answer. I've been tracking my food with the food tracker and I just noticed that it has not been subtracting the fiber carbs. Is there anywhere in the settings that I can set it up for a low carb diet that only counts the net carbs?

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1/14/13 12:53 A

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Thanks for info on the coconut oil. I think I'll give it a try.

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1/12/13 12:43 P

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I use Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. I was on an auto ship program through Amazon until my friend told me that it was available through Costco... When I run out of what I'm currently using I'll try the stuff at Costco... emoticon

Edited by: MAILHANDLER at: 1/12/2013 (12:43)
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1/12/13 9:15 A

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We have some members who have some strong opinions on the coconut oil and hopefully they will chime in. Unless you order it online your selection locally may be limited depending on where you live. Some of the coconut oils have a stronger coconut taste than others. And there is always the question of how it is made.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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1/12/13 12:47 A

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All of that sounds great. Thanks. I am actually eating much of that already but because I'm restricted by induction for the next 2 weeks, some of it will have to wait. I haven't eaten much fish. Mostly just tuna, salmon, tilapia and some occasional catfish. I am game for just about anything though so I will give some of those others a try. The coconut oil thing sounds interesting. Any suggestions on brand or kind?

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1/10/13 11:11 P

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Do you like fish? Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines, Herring, Tuna, Arctic Char, Sable Fish, Chilean Sea Bass, Eel, etc: they all have a lot of fat in them but it is the GOOD fat that you NEED!

You could also use flaxseed oil for a salad dressing or perhaps just plain old extra virgin olive oil (we all typically have that in our pantries!) I would mix a bit of that oil with mustard & some vinegar (apple cider, balsamic, red wine, white wine... which ever you prefer) and then dress your salad with it: and you don't need to feel GUILTY at all because this is GOOD FAT and good fat helps your body in every way shape & form!! emoticon

Don't be so hard on yourself as you take steps toward living a healthier life. Focus on the positive changes you've made in your life, from new, healthier foods to a new way of thinking about exercise. You've committed yourself to living a longer, better life.Don't set unreasonable goals. Before long you’ll be enjoying an incredible new way of life and continuing forward with more confidence, more energy and a whole new outlook for the future.


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1/10/13 11:00 P

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Welcome to the team. People have different ways to get fat in their diet. I like fatty cuts of meat. You can eat nuts, full fat cheese, avocados, cook your food with olive oil, coconut oil, or butter. Mayo. Olives. Salad dressing.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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1/10/13 10:08 P

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Hi. I'm new to sparkpeople and new to the low carb lifestyle. I did my research before getting started and I think I'm doing things right but I would love any tips or tricks anyone can give me. Especially anything on how to get more fat into my diet. I seem to be struggling with that one some.

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