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I am nearly paleo except for some greek yogurt and occasional beans. I feel great and have lost about 30 pounds over the last year or so.



“To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” ~ Hippocrates


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Welcome! Your paleo experiences are very inspiring to hear! Good luck starting over! emoticon emoticon

"...it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser so thanks for making me a fighter." "..no more, its over." "...but in the end you'll see, YOU WON'T STOP ME! I am a fighter, I ain't gonna stop, there is no turning back, I've had enough!"
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2/25/15 4:09 P

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Hello everyone. I have used SP in the past but haven't stuck with it. Last year I tried a paleo lifestyle and found really good success. I was exercising, had a tremendous amount of energy and I was loosing weight. I felt better than I had in years and people were telling me they could see a difference and wanted to know what I was doing. Then I cheated here and there, while my mom was visiting me on her vacation. After she left....I couldn't get control. I just couldn't get back in the program. Since then, I have put the weight back on and have been very unhappy. I want that feeling back paleo brought to me. I started back on today. We'll see. Oh and since then, my mom has tried paleo, stuck with it and is off all meds, went down three sizes and has built up her muscle mass. I know it works!

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2/22/15 6:56 P

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Hi! Welcome! emoticon

"...it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser so thanks for making me a fighter." "..no more, its over." "...but in the end you'll see, YOU WON'T STOP ME! I am a fighter, I ain't gonna stop, there is no turning back, I've had enough!"
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Janelen I am so happy for you! Way to go! Yes I find that as I adapt to a healthier diet I am not as hungry after I eat. I stay full longer. I dont seem to crave as many double starches and sweets either. Keep up the great work!

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I am kinda new here. Got lost shortly after I joined several years ago and gave up. I am back and ready to pick up and learn how to use SP now. I am pretty new to Paleo cooking though. I am learning a lot from The Weston A. Price Foundation and when I follow that I loose weight. Price's was is very similar to Paleo.

I am learning how to ferment foods for the Probiotics. I love garlic flavored fermented Radishes.

The one thing that I have found surprising about Paleo recipes on line is that they used canned tomatoes, tomato sauces etc. I would think to be pure paleo you would want to make your own of those things as well. I would cheat on the paste though! LOL Takes too long to cook down!

A little about me. I am married with two adult kids, and two boxers. Had 3 but our old man Ernie recently passed away. He was our rescue baby and we figured he was about 9 yrs old. He came with no expression on his sweet little boxer face and with in a month we saw him change every day and saw his eyes light up. Some day we hope to rescue again. He was given a life sentence in the medical field of about 2 months tops if we were lucky. He was with us for a year, and a month and a few weeks! We changed his name from Freedom to Ernie Freedom Borgnine because he kinda looked like Ernest Borgnine!

Thank you for excepting my request to join the group. I hope I can offer some recipes to help others on their path as well as find some good ones on my path to wellness.

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emoticon to the team and emoticon on your weight loss!!!! emoticon emoticon

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Welcome to the team Lisa - what a great job you have already done!

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Congratulations on the weight loss and welcome to the team!

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2/15/15 6:46 P

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Hello. I just joined the team today. I just started eating paleo January of this year (2015). I have already lost 14 pounds and feel really good.

I am a married mom of 4 kids (2 away at college). I work part-time and am also back at school (getting a master's) to become an art teacher.

My challenge now is finding new meal ideas so it doesn't get boring. I think this Spark Team will really help me.

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welcome Janelen and Debaz04!

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Hello everyone my name is Debbie. I started on Paleo a few weeks ago through a nutritionist and so far I am loving it. I haven't felt this good in a long time. I'm so glad I found this team to ask questions and share information with. I'm usually not very good about posting but I plan to be active with this group because I know how important support is in the weight loss journey. Looking forward to talking and sharing with everyone.

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"...it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser so thanks for making me a fighter." "..no more, its over." "...but in the end you'll see, YOU WON'T STOP ME! I am a fighter, I ain't gonna stop, there is no turning back, I've had enough!"
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2/11/15 11:58 A

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Hello my name is Janelen. I have been a member of Sparkpeople for many years now. I have been yo yo dieting for years. I started with a trainer about a year ago and I did okay-until the holidays. Food binging and my trainer quit for another job. I now have a new trainer and I have learned so much from her including the benefit of a paleo diet. I really love it. I have never felt so good in my life and I cannot imagine ever going off it. I still have some foods I am going to work on weaning myself from such as greek yogurt and coffee but those are the only two food that I have a problem with. I dont even miss the sweeties. :) Looking forward to learning from you all and meeting you.

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"...it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser so thanks for making me a fighter." "..no more, its over." "...but in the end you'll see, YOU WON'T STOP ME! I am a fighter, I ain't gonna stop, there is no turning back, I've had enough!"
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Welcome to the team!

Your family sounds tailor made for the Paleo way of eating. I think you will be very pleasantly suppressed at how good the food taste and it won't take long at all before you realize that you don't miss any of the old food you use to eat.

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Hi my name is Heather, I finally decided it was time to starting eating the Paleo way. Our family has never been much for grains because of our son can not eat gluten. But there has always been dairy in the house which I do eat on occasion. But the reason for the big change is husband was told by the doctor he needed to give up the gluten and the dairy for his health....so here were are.

I started reading and last week I picked up the book "Nom Nom Paleo". My son and I love the food in the book. My husband had yet to try anything yet as he is away working.



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Good Morning everyone and welcome KLH702.

I've been a member of this team since joining SP and have been doing Paleo for @ two years. For a while this team was inactive and I am really excited that you are all here.

Kim - processed foods are hard to give up for a reason. They are addictive. Most likely you are going through withdrawal. I know it is hard but power through it. You will be amazed when you come out the other side how incredible real food taste! My experience is that it doesn't take that long - maybe 1 or 2 weeks - before the foods hold over you starts giving way. A very small spot of time when you are talking about the health of your entire life. Plus most processed foods are expensive. Once you stop buying the junk you will be amazed at how much money you save! I spend less money now even though I buy the grass fed quality meat, pastured chicken eggs, and organic veggies.

KLH702 - there are a ton of links on the pages of this team. Do a little exploring and you will find a lot of available reading material.

My sisters Allergist (AMA Doc) recommended she go Paleo/Primal over three years ago when her gluten free diet was not helping her Celiacs. My Dr. didn't have an issue with it when I told him that is how I was eating Paleo and he is an Assoc. Prof of Medicine at the local Medical school. Plus my medical numbers improved dramatically and its hard to argue with that when it is the only change made. My son who is a MD, instructor of Medicine at Harvard, and has been published in several journals also did not have an issue with my eating Paleo. The diet is becoming more main stream and it would appear that no one has dropped dead from eating it emoticon The AMA still is SAD, the establishment moves slow, and most Docs. tow the line. But individual Docs have learned what the diet is about - eating whole foods and no junk - and realize it is less dangerous than the junk food diets most people have. My doc still leans toward the Mediterranean diet but that is because a lot of the research published pushes that. If you look at what the original Greek diet the Mediterranean diet is based on it has heavy Olive oil, veggies and seafood. Expect for the bread - that is Paleo!

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Hi and Welcome! That is great progress, Congratz!
I am interested in the reasons your internist gave on checking out Paleo. Not usual for modern medicine to make the suggestion.

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Hi everyone! I've been seeing an internist since October and down 24 pounds since then, but at my last appointment last week he mentioned I should check out the Paleo diet. So I looked on pinterest and found some recipes to try this week and even a Paleo magazine so just wanted to say hi and any beginners tips would be awesome! emoticon

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Thanks for the welcome guys! I am determined to stick with this, even though I am starting to think I need a therapist to get off of processed foods. I've been experiencing some anxiety/sadness at not being able to eat my normal diet. Physically, I am already feeling a lot more energetic, so that is awesome. Its just the mental/emotional aspect that I have to deal with now. I'm going to try that cauliflower dish! I definitely need to start eating more veggies to fill me up. I'll have a stove again in a month and then I'll be roasting veggies every night. :)

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I had RNY gastric bypass, and I choose to never eat ANY grains again. I had a few complications after surgery and just dont want to play lottery with my health in regards to grains. BUT processed foods or others items like sugar substitutes, Crystal light, sauces and potatoes... OH MY, hard to let go. On the whole, I eat a lot of protein, veggies and fruits and am doing well. I do labs in Feb and I see my doc in March. I find the Paleo Way of living mimics a lot of my RNY choices. Considering before surgery I drank LOTS of sodas and ate a bunch of crap, I am doing and looking amazing.

I look forward to great ideas and support here.

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Im thinking, no to butter in my coffee. But who knows, maybe I will open my mind to that in the future. I did look it up and it LOOKS amazing. So for now, coconut milk it is.

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emoticon Hi Kim, soda crackers and bakery goods sounds like my old diet! lol (Throw in some cheese and popcorn lol ;) ) I was not a big vegetable eater either but my favorite way to eat most veggies is a tiny bit of salt and pepper and to either saute them in a tiny bit of EVOO or coconut oil or roast them, but without an oven that would be hard. lol Also, one of my favorite new Paleo recipes is to steam cauliflower and then mash it with a little chicken stock and add a tint bit of butter. They'll never be like real mashed potatoes but it's very close and a great comfort food. I am taking this VERY slowly and having a lot of setbacks but I am determined to keep trying to get to 100% Paleo. Good luck to you! emoticon

"...it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser so thanks for making me a fighter." "..no more, its over." "...but in the end you'll see, YOU WON'T STOP ME! I am a fighter, I ain't gonna stop, there is no turning back, I've had enough!"
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welcome to the team kim!

Your right - there are many ways to do Paleo. Paleo is a template so you should be able to find your food comfort zone. When I go cold turkey on sugar it takes me @ a week of powering through the cravings and then it gets so much easier. A week is a very short time - so you can do this!

You will probably find that once you give up grains and sugary food your taste buds will change and you will start to taste the natural sweetness in veggies and your occasional fruit. Also - healthy fat sources are now OK so using them in cooking veggies (or on salad dressings) may increase the flavor of them.

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Hi! I'm Kim and I am on Day 2 of eating Paleo. I tried it for a couple of weeks before and felt great, but then I fell off the wagon. But now I'm back and going cold turkey. I'm just trying to survive the first week but then I'll probably have lots of questions. I'll definitely need to learn how to make vegetables taste good. I have never eaten many of them, so that's my biggest hurdle in all of this. This week I'm just steaming them or eating them raw. I don't have a stove right now either, so that limits my abilities. But I can still stir fry and steam. I think the most confusing part is figuring out what I want my 'Paleo' to consist of--there seems to be a bit of variance of what foods are allowed. Its pretty crystal clear that my usual diet of soda and crackers and bakery goods is a no go though. :) Which is good.

Anyway, happy to join you all--you seem very knowledgeable and friendly!

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Interesting....I'll have to look it up. Definitely easing. lol The best part is though, I really want to keep doing this. With most diets you feel resentful that you have to eat that way to loose weight but with this way of eating I know it's better for me whether or not I loose weight so I am happier trying to do it. :)

"...it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser so thanks for making me a fighter." "..no more, its over." "...but in the end you'll see, YOU WON'T STOP ME! I am a fighter, I ain't gonna stop, there is no turning back, I've had enough!"
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welcome Diintrp to the team!

Have you guys tried bulletproof coffee? There are a lot of references to it in the Paleo world. Just Google it to get a recipe.

I'm not a coffee drinker - Chocolates/sugar's my vice.

Some people go full into Paleo, others ease into it. I'm an easer…. Both are viable options on this journey to health - as long as we educate ourselves and become more empowered on our own journey.

Ayla


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same here, I love my coffee! I am not strict Paleo yet either. I still use the Coffemate creamers usually, but I have tried the coconut milk and almond milk and it's just not the same. My thought process is the same, one thing at a time. Once I get better at eating paleo for most of my meals and have lost a significant amount of weight, I will worry about the coffee. :)

"...it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser so thanks for making me a fighter." "..no more, its over." "...but in the end you'll see, YOU WON'T STOP ME! I am a fighter, I ain't gonna stop, there is no turning back, I've had enough!"
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I am a fierce coffee drinker lol. Im not strict Paleo yet as I use sugar substitute in my coffee. One thing at a time. The coconut milk is good in the coffee. Having RNY and changing my lifestyle has not been easy, so I am making adjustments when I can, and as I can.

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Welcome and good luck to you! I'm trying really hard to get used to the coconut milk in my coffee as well! lol emoticon emoticon emoticon

"...it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser so thanks for making me a fighter." "..no more, its over." "...but in the end you'll see, YOU WON'T STOP ME! I am a fighter, I ain't gonna stop, there is no turning back, I've had enough!"
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Hi everyone!!!

I am new to the team. I had RNY in March of 2014 and made the decision to not eat grains for many reasons. It was nice stumbling on the Paleo Lifestyle as it really mirrors what I am doing. I am now tweaking things like using coconut oil when I cook and coconut milk in my morning coffee. I have so much more to learn and apply, but I am looking forward to being healthier than I have been in the last two decades.

Hugs!!!!

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Welcome Tia!

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New to paleo-- 3 weeks. Feeling more energetic.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle Onassis

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. Nido Qubein


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Welcome Pamela

I just love hearing people say they couldn't eat another way. I've been doing Paleo a bit longer but I am a convert as well.

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emoticon emoticon Welcome! I agree, VERY supportive, great group of people!

"...it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser so thanks for making me a fighter." "..no more, its over." "...but in the end you'll see, YOU WON'T STOP ME! I am a fighter, I ain't gonna stop, there is no turning back, I've had enough!"
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Hi Pamela, and welcome to the group! It is a really nice bunch and there is so much good information here. Plus everyone is very supportive.
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Hi there, My name is Pamela and I am super excited to join your group. I have been enjoying the paleo lifestyle for well over a month now and couldnt even think about eating any other way! I look forward to communicating with all of you and learning from each other!

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1/18/15 5:42 P

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Thanks for the link FMIAYLA!

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Welcome TA11Girl1

Paleo isn't a 'diet' - it is a life style. It is also a template for how to eat. There are many different varieties so your 'modified' version might just fit in with one of these versions. I didn't start out 100% and still don't hit that target most days. But the closer I eat to 100% the better I feel.

If you check around this teams various threads you will find a ton of links to read. One of the most common places to start for beginners or for those who are staring out slowly is Mark Sissons site. Here is a link

www.marksdailyapple.com/#axzz2dsdJNt
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1/18/15 11:35 A

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Hi all. I'm joining this team because right now I'm following what I am calling a "modified Paleo lifestyle". It seems like a good fit for me and my habits, but I don't believe in jumping into anything dramatically different...for me that's a recipe for failure.

So while I slowly acclimate myself to the lifestyle, I want to be involved in a group to learn more about it. And help me stay on the path.

About me - my name is Michelle, I'm 45, and live in Canada. I joined SP about three weeks ago, and have been investigating the Paleo lifestyle for about three months. Also, I hate the word 'diet' :)

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1/17/15 4:49 P

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Welcome to the team Vererx

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Hi Everyone,

I am joining this team as I consider and read about the paleo diet. I did something almost exactly like whole 30 in July/august and have been sugarfree since. I began watching my carbs in October and have felt great following a low carb diet. My diet is continuing to evolve. I find myself eating mostly fish, eggs, meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts and some dairy products.

I am a mom of 4 children still at home, I usually have a noisy, busy house. This week has been an exception since I am at home in bed with the flu (and my laptop).




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Welcome to the team Diane.

A Whole 30 is certainly a jump right in there way to start. I've done a couple of them. Both Michelle Tam of Non non Paleo and Melissa Joulwan of The clothes Make the Girl are excellent resources for tasty whole 30 recipes. The Foodee site also has a lot of good choices.

nomnompaleo.com/post/42057515329/the
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theclothesmakethegirl.com

www.thefoodee.com/tag/whole30/

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Good morning all! I am a 50ish,very active,very busy (work 70 hrs. a week) T2 diabetic. The nutritionist at my DR.'s office has always recommended a low carb diet,I haven't been very good at following thru. So today is day 1 of whole 30 for me and I am determined to continue a paleo lifestyle for good! Hopeing I can lose the extra weigh and stop all Diabetes meds eventually. Looking forward to meeting everyone! Diane

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Thank you Mary :)

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Hi Kdoree
welcome, I just wanted to stop by and say that :)
Mary

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Thanks Fmiayla and Danceagain75! I have a plan in action! :) and determined to stick with it this time! :)

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Welcome KDOREE! The same thing usually happens to me. This time I am determined not to let slip ups make me feel like quitting and I am just starting right back over again. Good luck to you! emoticon emoticon

"...it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser so thanks for making me a fighter." "..no more, its over." "...but in the end you'll see, YOU WON'T STOP ME! I am a fighter, I ain't gonna stop, there is no turning back, I've had enough!"
-"Fighter" by Christina Aguillera (sp?)


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Welcome KDOREE!

A little planning goes a long way. Get your non-Paleo trigger foods out of the house. Develop a list of go to Paleo recipes that can become a foundation of your diet. And most importantly don't expect perfection right out of the starting gate. Remember this is a life style not a weight loss diet. (Although most people's weight adjust to a healthy level so if you are overweight you will probably lose with little effort.) And you can play with your carb levels to tweak what works for you.

There are a lot of resources among the various threads of this team. So take some time to explore. If you have any questions just ask. And if you need support - that's what a team is all about emoticon



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