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5/31/12 8:26 P

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Hi All!! Looking for all the support, tips, and tricks I can get :) I have spent some time researching this plan and am very excited to start, especially after seeing the success a close friend has had! Any good tips for the first week?!

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5/31/12 2:40 P

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Thanks! It's been a lot of trial and error, small steps forward, sometime giant leaps back... The biggest victory is that in the midst of the 80 lb drop, I've had a divorce. I've been told divorces can make you fat, so I'm super excited that I was able to keep at it, albeit slowly, during that time.



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5/31/12 1:55 P

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Hello Maemujwok! Sounds like you have done fabulous. Keep up the good work!!!

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5/31/12 12:53 P

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Hello All. I've been on spark people for a couple of years and have now lost 80 lbs. As I've lost the weight I've learned more about how my body works and the foods that make me feel great. I slowly started a whole foods approach, limited fast food, watched chemicals, additives, etc. I learned about the Paleo lifestyle a couple of months ago and started reading everything I could on it. I believe so much of the principles of the lifestyle that it has been an easy-ish transition. Most of the time. Today I'm struggling because I have made a delicious pot of soup using some leftover chicken --made the broth from the bones this morning and the soup is simmering now. As I was taste-testing my first thought was "Man, this would be DELICIOUS with some crusty bread." And now I want that crusty bread like you wouldn't believe... *drool* over all though, i have found the switch to a paleo lifestyle fairly easy. I am still working on losing another 80 lbs so I haven't started delving too much into the paleo-fied recipes for sweets and breads, etc. (although I do have one cookie recipe I use so the kids and I don't go crazy craving sweet stuff). Just trying to follow the basic plan, minus the dairy restrictions... just not there yet, but I have cut out most dairy and have switched to high fat dairy products and raw cheeses, etc so I think I get credit there, right?

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5/29/12 6:46 A

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I find not buying fast food or packaged junk actually keeps my food bill down.I used to hit the store a lot for junk food now just veggies and meat!! We also have a big veggie garden.If you don't have the room try planting a few veggies in big pots,things like tomatoes and lettuce. Keep up the good work!! Diane

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5/29/12 5:11 A

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Thinking this is a pretty expensive diet!!! I need to grow stuff, but I am not a gardener!! Might start though, every time I go to the store it costs me a fortune and every time I look in the fridge it seems like I need to go to the store!!! Still rockin it though!



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Hello! My name is Amanda and I am a 26 year old female with type 1 diabetes. I have been type 1 diabetic since I was 5 years old and have had decent control. I am currently trying very hard to achieve tighter control of my diabetes which goes a long with eating better and exercising. I have always struggled with craving carbs. I started the paleo diet one week ago with my husband and I have been very happy with it. I feel more energized, happy and just overall healthy. I am looking for support and also other type 1's on my new journey. Thanks!

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Good evening all! I've been gone for a while due to work and life,missed all the great support and advice! This is my last night of work then 4 days off,after working 70 hours a week for the last 2 years it's time to re group and get my priorities straight (meaning some me time).So glad to be back and soo looking forward to a healthy Paleo way of life! Diane

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5/24/12 5:38 P

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Welcome to all the new people. I haven't been here long but am enjoying all the motivation and wonderful results I am seeing. It helps!!

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5/24/12 3:54 P

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Just wanted to introduce myself-I am 46 and used to be in excellent shape-12 years ago. I really want to get that back. I started Crossfit 5 weeks ago and Paleo 1 week ago and I feel fabulous. I have tons of energy and have had very few cravings. I truly enjoy the food. I can't wait to learn what all of you have to share!

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5/24/12 2:50 P

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Hello to all! I am new hear, and am looking forward to learning all I can.

I hope everyone is having a good day!

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Gluten free is working for me!

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5/21/12 4:29 P

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Hi! I'm very new to Paleo and just signed up for this team! I have been doing Paleo for a week now, and in that week I have lost a total of 10.5lbs!

I was suggested to this by a friend of mine who immediately got me hooked to it! She sent me all of the PDF books she bought online containing all sorts of recipes and such!

I really enjoy the way Paleo makes me feel and the energy it gives me! I am excited to see the overall results of this! Originally I decided to do this because of the health benefits and because I wanted to lose weight. I've been reading a lot about this and the fact that there have been infertility success stories just amazes me as I am currently having the same issues.

I am so glad to be a new member of this team and I look forward to catching up to everyone! In advance, thank you all for your support and help with this!

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5/20/12 8:48 P

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Awww, makes sense. My own version of Paleo is going pretty sweet. I have not eaten any starches, or dairy for however many days its been. I have drank only water and coffee. This is pretty impressive for me just based on how many turkey sandwiches and diet sodas I would consume each day.



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CLASH 12 I make homemade ranch out of my homemade mayo and then add spices (parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper) and then thin it with almond milk to dressing texture

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5/16/12 9:59 P

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Thanks for all the great responses. I am excited to get a dehydrator and try making my own jerky. I don't usually like the ones I buy. Too many spices, or hard as a rock!
And the fruit thing-craving. I am going to cut down, but with all the fantastic fruit that's going to be a struggle emoticon
I will have to be creative for breakfast because I can't usually face foods in the morning and I don't much like a lot of the things that would be good for me in the morning. Maybe I can start adding salsa and beans to morning eggs.
I need to do more research because I don't really understand what foods I can eat, like dairy and beans, and peanuts. I don't have alot of time to look through all the posts and all the references but I did look through the Whole 30. That looks a little scary.
I just figure a little at at time. Do my best and learn as I go. I sure feel better just today, cutting down on my fruit and no wheat, processed stuff etc.
Anyway, thanks again to everyone. emoticon

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5/16/12 8:24 P

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Clash 12
On the surface the nutritional plan does seem like it is more expensive - fresh veggies, pasture fed or organic meat. Not sure how it plays out for anyone else, but for me after an initial month or so when I was trying a lot of different things, we have gotten into a rhythm and I can shop for bargains, make batches and freeze some things.

I am feeding two teenage boys and myself and I am spending less on food now than I was before we adopted a primal plan. Partly due to no desserts, on take out, no eating on the run in the car.

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Hey Tamik,

Might have slipped between the cracks, your comment about fruit making you crave - that could very well be the case - most Paleo plans recommend only one or two pieces of low-sugar fruit a day - modern fruit has been bred to have higher concentrates than ancestral fruit - berries are maybe the best.

Anywhere you can add healthy fat is usually good from a satiation perspective.

Regarding breakfast, if you want something other than eggs you might have to reframe what foods are "breakfast" foods. At my house we have salads, beef-chili, sausage soup - basically anything one might eat for lunch or dinner, we eat for breakfast.

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5/16/12 5:35 A

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How do you make ranch dressing with out any dairy?

I have a food dehydrator and make jerky all the time. Thinking this paleo diet is pretty expensive! I do have to say, I have felt much better throughout the day than I was expecting. Energy levels have been good and workouts have been good.
I feel satisfied throughout the day, I have woken up in the middle of the night hungry a few times though.



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5/15/12 10:27 P

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Thanks for the tips. I'll look up the egg casserole. And I will have to look for some good jerky. I hadn't thought of that. I do eat nuts and dried fruits but it doesn't really make me feel full or satisfied but guacamole sounds good and that isn't something I had thought of either. Lunch meat is something I didn't think could be good but I will look into that as well.
Thanks again,

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emoticon To answer your questions: 1) Hard boiled eggs and fruit or I like tomatoes too, egg salad lettuce wraps, egg casserole (I posted the recipe here in the recipe sharing) that is made ahead to reheat, or some Paleo Trail mix (nuts and dried fruits). 2) Fruit can be an issue. Try to add fat and/or protein to your snacks, such as veggies with guacamole, some beef jerky, nuts if you can keep to a serving, high quality lunch meats rolled up and just eaten like that or in a lettuce leaf, almond butter on celery, salad with olive oil and vinegar, kale chips, veggies and homemade ranch dressing, or a small serving of leftovers.

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5/15/12 1:41 P

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Hi and help,
I am new to this. Two years ago I was advised to stop eating wheat. I did and went on what was basically (I now know!) was the paleo diet, working with my chiropractor. But I slid off of it with life and all getting in the way. I really need to get back to it as I can't believe how amazingly wonderful I felt on it. But I don't really know how. I know there is so much info now about it, and I want to cut through all the time wasters and go straight to it! I'm an all-in kinda gal.
I look forward to getting into this and meeting everybody.
blessings

If anyone can help me with this??
Two of my big questions to start with are:
1. What can I do for me and the kids for breakfast that is really fast and easy? Breakfast is the worst at my house.
2. What is good for quick snacks that hold you over? I find myself eating veggies and fruits and hungry again really quickly. Also, I think the fruits are making me crave sugar.

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emoticon Hopefully with support you will find it someting you can maintain. We all slip up and have tings we shouldn't from time to time...what we do everyday is what counts!

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Hi Everybody,

I'm Danuta. I completed a course called Eat Well Think Well Move Well last year, which was all about the paleo diet. Over the course of the year, we moved from a SAD diet with extras (extra vege and free range protiens, an ayurvedic cooking) to something that looks more like a paleo lifestyle. The course finished and I had moved along, but not gotten where I wanted to go. I also found that it was so easy to move back into the before stages, possibly because all I did was add in the paleo foods and not remove all the other stuff I was addicted to. If I felt like a bun or a slice of cake, I had it. Anyway, here is for another go. I'd love your support.

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5/10/12 8:23 P

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Hey LADYKZON

Eliminating those two are a big step, I'd tried "cold turkey" everything a couple of times and it was just way rough for me. This year I said I'd give up a couple things, and then a couple more, and then a couple more. Before I knew it. I was ready for a "whole30", 30 days of basic meat, veges, fruit and no processed foods or oils. If you stick with eliminated those two, then add in processed foods, or processed oil, or grains (one grain at at time even)

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5/9/12 10:29 P

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Hi LADYKZON,

Dairy and sugar are certainly two items that are unhealthy in our diet. With the research I have done on how the body processes foods, it seems grain-based carbs might be one of the biggest challenges we face.

Depending on which version of Paleo you are referencing, one of the goals is for our bodies to convert from being glucose burners to fat burners.

Achieving that goal requires eliminating/limiting grain-based carbs, fructose, and starches.

My personal recommendation would be to do a 30-day challenge by going all-in on the nutritional plan and assessing both scale and non-scale changes.

Here's a web site to check out - one of my favs.

www.marksdailyapple.com

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5/9/12 10:17 P

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Hey Clash12

You got it right - there are a ton of versions out there. I see Paleo as more of a framework and not a prescription. Most people find what works for them by starting off with the basic framework and them tweaking to find out what works.

You asked about my nutrition compared to Atkins - I don't know much about Atkins. I based the plan I am following off Mark Sissson's Primal Blueprint.

www.marksdailyapple.com

Hope that helps - feel free to ask any other questions - will do my best to answer.

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5/9/12 9:43 P

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From what I have seen and read on the internet, everyone just makes up their own version of the Paleo diet. That is pretty Rad-uh



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Steph the other side of the protein powder issue is that it is a processed food that you don't really need. If you eat right there is no need for it. I think doing things like that are missing the point of this lifestyle. In a pinch, sure. But to plan on usuing that as a main protein source I think is not really understanding that this is about eating whole, unprocessed things that our ancestors would have eaten. Some people do, that is for sure, but I am just saying it is not really what this is about. That being said, if you also have fish at least that will be helpful. I guess I didn't ask what your definition of meat was.

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emoticon LADYKZON!

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5/9/12 2:49 P

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Thanks for the responses! I'm still on the fence about counting, but might do it for a little while just to focus on the macros. I definitely am more satisfied on higher protein/fat diet.

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5/9/12 1:26 P

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Hey all,

I'm restarting my sparkpeople journey, and am interested in adopting a paleo lifestyle (dietwise, though living in a cave could be interesting). What kinds of tips do you have for someone who's just starting out? My idea is to start by omitting dairy and sugar from my diet right now.

I'm excited to see how things go!

*Emily*


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Cindy - I'm reading the Paleo Diet for Athletes now. Rather than eat 'meat' with every meal, I think I can get adequate protein from fish, eggs, egg whites, and protein powders.

Following the rules for athletes, I still think I can embrace a lot of elements without a problem. :-)

My current protein powders technically won't fit into the strictest sense of the plan because of their whey (and sugar) content. I don't see a way of getting around that thought -- they are a necessity after workouts (since just the THOUGHT of eating a chicken breast minutes after a hard workout makes me quesy). Supposed to eat protein within 20 minutes of a hard session or long-distance run....

I need to find egg white powder somewhere -- I've never seen that before...

My hubby has enthusiastically agreed to "try" living Paleo with me for a full month - beginning May 21 (the day after my next half marathon)! How nice!

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EGALITAIRE - Thank you for your response. What is the difference between your diet and the atkins diet?



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emoticon New members! Calorie counting is something some of us need and others don't. I am finding that I do again right now. I do agree that higher fat intake does help stop the overeating...so you might just want to start with looking at the fat/protein/carbs more than the calories.

Steph-I am not sure what you plan on eating then if you are not planning on eating meat or dairy. You are going to be very low on protein that way. You woud have to eat a LOT of eggs or nuts to make up for that. Maybe this is not for you.

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Welcome all,

Clash12 - there are a lot of different versions of Paleo, but in most of the versions, fat intake is increased. About 50% of my calories come from fat - eggs, butter, avocado, nuts, etc. Some in the paleosphere don't eat dairy - I do.

JNY1179 - Calorie counting is up to the individual, but most people generally put more focus on the macro-nutrient ratios (fat, carbs and protein). From my personal experience, when I keep my fat intake at about 50% of my calories, I am sated and actually eat less calories than when I was counting calories and eating higher ratios of carbs. We have been conditioned that we HAVE to count calories - I have found counting macro-nutrients more productive.

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Welcome all,

Clash12 - there are a lot of different versions of Paleo, but in most of the versions, fat intake is increased. About 50% of my calories come from fat - eggs, butter, avocado, nuts, etc. Some in the paleosphere don't eat dairy - I do.

JNY1179 - Calorie counting is up to the individual, but most people generally put more focus on the macro-nutrient ratios (fat, carbs and protein). From my personal experience, when I keep my fat intake at about 50% of my calories, I am sated and actually eat less calories than when I was counting calories and eating higher ratios of carbs. We have been conditioned that we HAVE to count calories - I have found counting macro-nutrients more productive.

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Still wondering where the calories come from? According to what I have read, nuts and fruit are limited.



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Hi!

I'm about half-way through the book. I also purchased the Paleo Diet for Athletes and Paleo cookbook so I'm ready to get started! I plan on easing into it as I'm running my second half-marathon in 2 weeks and I don't want to change my diet too radically until it's over.

I do not plan on eating meat with every meal (or every day for that matter). I'm a runner so it may be challenging to find sources of protein that do not involve meat or dairy.....

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Hi Everyone!

Just joined SP today, I've put on about 20 lbs over the past year after meeting my boyfriend and eating way too much takeout. I started the Paleo diet last year before meeting him and it was great, I also have Celiac/Crohn's disease and it kept my stomach in great shape. Unfortunately I didn't stick with it. We are both now trying to get back on track and clean up our diets. I would like to get back to the Paleo diet.

A question for you all, the Paelo diet is anti-calorie counting. Do you track your food here on SP or not? I have done weight watchers and calorie counting before and I'm not exactly thrilled about doing it again but I feel like I need to. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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Hi...I just started eating Paleo about 3 weeks ago. I have lost 15 pounds already and am STOKED. The weight loss was a simple, wonderful, side effect as I started this for gastric reasons. I have been diagnosed and struggling with IBS for YEARS/DECADES. For the last 3 weeks I have been 99% symptom free...which in itself is a MIRACLE and enough to keep me eating this way for life. I have never felt this good, gut wise, in my whole life. I am LOVING it! The first week was pretty tough as I came down off my sugar and carb highs but these days it is pretty easy. I stick to the idea of KISS (keep it simple stupid)...I try not to over think it and I remind myself that I am doing this to not be in pain anymore.

Before starting Paleo I was vegan and loved the food but hated the stomach issues I was experiencing. My IBS and gastric issues were the worse they had ever been before I found the Paleo diet.

I am still working on the finer details...like snacking, I am having trouble finding snack type foods that I feel comfortable eating. Thankfully, I have a culinary degree and have been able to modify most foods/meals to fit happily into my new way of life. This isn't a diet for me...this is how I live, thrive, survive!

I am thrilled to see that there is a SparkTeam for Paleo. emoticon

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If you like turkey and avocado, try my wrap of turkey, bacon, avocado, tomato and homemade olive oil mayo wrapped in Bibb lettuce. I swear you won't miss the bread!

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HI there! I just started eating the paleo way two weeks ago and have dropped 5.5 pounds and feel great :) Two years ago I dropped 30 pounds (I was running a lot) - and in the past year when I started working as a teacher, I gained almost all of it back. The past few months I have been working hard to get down to my goal weight and dropped 10 pounds. Several of my friends have been successful with paleo so I thought I would give it a try.

I am really surprised with how much I am not missing dairy or bread (although I do miss my favorite deli sandwich - turkey and avocado) after training with my trainer. These past weeks I have just been having avocado wrapped in a few ham slices with a salad.

My biggest fear is that I will get bored with the food or run out of time to always have something prepapred. Thus- I searched for a Paleo group on SP to help me find more recipes! I am a wife, mom of two boys, high school teacher, and a mentor for high school kids - so I am super busy! I run and am scheduled to run the Color Run, DIsneyland Half Marathon and the Nor Cal Tough Mudder this year so I need to get my butt in gear and get in peak shape :) Nice to meet all of you!

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emoticon It takes time to get used to it, and even though I have been at this a while I still slide back into too many treats! I always come back as my tummy makes me eventually!

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Hello! I have tried this way of living one time before and found that I had so much more energy (which was terrific,) but I was focused too much on the food aspect and not enough on the lifestyle (not exercising & focusing on what I couldn't have=failure.) So now I am back at it with a renewed sense of purpose and a desire for overall health and well-being. I am looking forward to being a part of this team!

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emoticon To the team! Glad you have found this to be a way of life for you!

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Hello,

I just joined your team today and have been following Paleo for 7 weeks now. I lost 50 lbs with Spark People 5 years ago, and then gained back Every. Single. Pound. Talk about discouraging.

My paleo journey started as a surprise. I didn't even know what Paleo was- other than seeing the term in som erecipes a friend would post on Facebook.

I've been wanting to lose weight again, but had no motivation whatsover. In February, my co-workers started a weightloss challenge, and I halfheartedly joined. I didn't do much with it, but the seed of getting "back on track" was planted. At the beginning of March, my cousin posted on Facebook about a Whole 30 challenge that she was doing. I read the intro, and decided that even I could do this for 30 days. So I did, and as I started losing weight (you're supposed to break up with your scale as part of the whole 30 but I didn't - it kept me focussed) I realized that it really wasn't so hard. At the end of the 30 days, I was 15 lbs lighter, and just feeling better overall. I don't have too many health issues, so I couldn't put a finger on it, but I did feel better.

So I decided (before the 30 days were up) that I wanted to do this forever. I don't have health issues right now but diabetes and obesity run rampant in my family. I am obese, and I dealt with gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy. And I will be celebrating my 40th birthday this September- and while I don't expect to be done with the weight loss, I would like to be in onederland by then.

Some of my research led me to Dr. Kruse's Leptin reset diet which I will be following for 6-8 weeks. I'm in to my 2nd week now. I am now down 21 lbs. I am going to start walking and strength training this week, because I fully intend to adopt the whole Paleo Lifestyle. I strongly recommend Everyday Paleo and The Paleo Solution to understand some of the science and benefits behind the Paleo lifestyle.

Anyway, if you're still reading, thanks! I'm looking forward to being a part of this group.

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Learn to eat like a human, and you will lose weight - without cravings, or counting anything.

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Cause you're amazing, just the way you are
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emoticon To the team! Hope it helps as it has for the rest of us!

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Hey all.

I'm Ray and was put on a paleo diet by my doctor because of Insulin Resistance (I thought I prevented that when I lost weight the first time!) and inflammation from other conditions. No grains, no legumes, no dairy, no added sweeteners of any sort, real or fake. I'm also a vegetarian, so that makes things a bit trickier.

Anyway, I'm hoping to get some tips on following this diet and some motivation. Look forward to talking with you guys!

-Ray

Edited by: RAYRAYWATERS at: 4/23/2012 (12:51)
-Ray


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