I agree with all JAC_HAMIL said... and will add that I am following the Paleo way of eating to lose weight (uhmmm a significant amount of weight) so I'm doing it 24/7 but when I hit maintenance I'll probably go to 80/20 or maybe not, we'll see (maintenance is a long way away)... and I have been absolutely amazed that my cravings and constant hunger have completely and totally disappeared. I still have days when I'm more hungry than others - so I feed myself something whole and good! As for the cost, it does cost more in time... i find myself going to the grocery twice a week so I can get fresh veggies... plus the time to prep and cook some absolutely delicious food. I have eaten out a lot with friends and have had zip zero nada problems... there's always something that fits it.
Good luck to you!
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I've been Paleo for 2 months...started with a challenge at my Box.
Is it easy?
It takes some getting used to, for sure. The 1st week is the toughest because your body goes through withdrawals...expect to be irritable, have low energy, and not to be able to get through your WODs like you used to. Some also experience headaches. But it goes away, I promise! :-)
Paleo also takes a lot of preparation in the beginning. Clean out everything in your kitchen that does not fit the Paleo lifestyle. 2 reasons -- you won't be tempted to revert back to old habits; you need room for your Paleo-friendly ingredients.
Is it expensive?
It can be, but doesn't have to be. Initially, it will seem expensive because you pretty much have to replace your staples. But you can contain cost by shopping at your big box warehouses (Costco, BJs, Sam's Club) and local farmers markets. If you embrace the organic, grass-fed Paleo-lifestyle, then it will be expensive, but worth it.
When eating out for lunch what do you do?
I don't eat out as much as I used to. But when I do, I stick to simply prepared meal options (i.e., a burger with no bun and a side of veggies, grilled chicken/fish with steamed veggies, etc.).
Are there any quick and easy options?
Yes. The Internet has a number of Paleo recipe sites. A couple of my go-to are fastpaleo.com and paleoomg.com. There will be trial and error when it comes to finding the right recipes for you...but you will if you stick to it. My new favorite is 2-ingredient pancake recipe I found. It's 2 eggs, 1 mashed ripe banana blended together and cooked in a skillet/griddle like pancakes. I also add pure vanilla and cinnamon to the batter.
Do you really see the results?
Yes, after just one month on Paleo, I lost 6lbs, 3.25 inches and took off almost 3 minutes on my benchmark WOD time. I can't forget to mention my muscle definition...I have guns now! Also, my thighs no longer announced the coming of a rain storm...and my abs are trying to peak through!
Do you go paleo 100% or is 6 out of 7 days okay and still see results?
This is a personal choice. For me, I'm Paleo 24/7. Once you start researching, you will find a recipe for a favorite meal or a substitute.
What are some alternatives to for milk with my chocolate whey powder?
Almond milk or coconut milk
Edited by: JAC_HAMIL at: 3/2/2013 (07:41)
current weight: 153.0
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I've been crossfitting for a year now, and I know that I'm stronger than when I started, but I'm not seeing the body transformation that I want, and have noticed in others. I know the problem is diet. I am coming off a week of horrible eating after an all-inclusive vacation for a week and am thinking of going to a mostly paleo diet. I am wondering what other people think of lifestyle.... Is it easy to fit into everyday life? Is it expensive? When eating out for lunch what do you do? Are there any quick and easy options? Do you really see the results? Do you go paleo 100% or is 6 out of 7 days okay and still see results? What are some alternatives to for milk with my chocolate whey powder?
Thanks for the help!
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