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7/30/12 2:07 P

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New here.
Eating grass fed beef, organic fruits and vegetables for a couple months. Can really feel it if I eat other stuff.


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7/29/12 12:59 P

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Eating protein and veggies for awhile now. When I stick to that, I feel fantastic. Had a homemade pizza night at a friends' last week, and my husband and I had to DRAG ourselves back to our car! We had forgotten we used to feel like that ALL the time!

Question: Will I gain weight eating too many grapes and blueberries? Sounds weird, but feels like I AM. I love fruit, but the carb content has ALWAYS been a concern. Just feel better eating veggies than fruit, but not as much fun. I want someone to tell me it's fine and I can eat frozen grapes to my hearts content. Anyone?
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7/28/12 7:34 P

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Welcome Habiba! You are lucky to have access to such wonderful products!!! I would love to hear about some of your favorite Paleo crockpot meals. Best wishes!

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7/28/12 5:09 P

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Hi! Just joined this team. My husband and I have been eating Paleo/Primal for 8 weeks and we are both feeling great. Lots of energy. Weight loss is steady. We had decided to see what sort of diet made sense to us. Our friend, Jo, who has the Eat Wild website, suggested eating like our ancestors and we were so happy to find that there is so much information out on doing just that. We have been reading and I've been using the crock pot. So fun to find new sources of healthy food. Happy to be a part of this. We live in Boulder, Colorado, so lots of opportunities for good healthy food, grass fed beef and bison available, a great farmers market, plus we have a garden and small greenhouse ourselves. We are both in our late 60's, and beginning to slow down a bit. Wanted to stay healthy into our 70's and 80's and beyond if that is meant to be. Thanks for being here.

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7/28/12 4:02 P

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Hi! I just joined. My husband and I have been eating mostly Paleo for about a month now (we still allow a "free" meal once a week) and we love it. Losing weight, clothes are fitting better, and we feel better, too! I'm so happy to have found this forum.

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7/27/12 7:35 P

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Hello! I've been on and off Spark People for a while now, but I just came across the Paleo Diet, and it intrigues me. I'd really like to get my health and eating habits back on track, and I've been thinking a lot about what our ancestors might have eaten. Today's my first day trying the diet, and I'm feeling pretty good so far! I was excited to find a team on SP dedicated to it, too. emoticon

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Hi, I'm just coming back to SP after being away for a long time and I searched to see if there was any paleo or Primal material on the site. I was so excited to find this group! I'm starting a 21 day Paleo experiment on 7/29 and I'm really psyched/nervous. I'd love to lose some weight, but even more exciting, is the thought of having energy. I struggle daily to find the energy to do more, after getting home from work, than lying on the couch. Don't have big health issues, but I'd like to get more out of life and not feel so draggy when I do it. I have been in OA in the past and tried to eat on the no sugar no flour plan. That was really challenging and I felt almost like I was in withdrawal for a few days. I imagine it will be somewhat like that going Paleo. Any advice would be appreciated.

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7/25/12 3:37 P

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TriMarie-I find myself looking for the "like"button! Way to go!

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I started the Paleo lifestyle about four months ago. My daughter was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome last year. I researched her condition on the web. Some of websites recommended the Paleo diet to correct PLOS. This led me to research the Paleo diet. I purchased Loren Cordain's book and followed it faithfully. I love to cook and found new techniques for cooking. After four months I feel great! My sinus are clear for the first time in years. I gave up milks years ago and still had sinus problems. It feels good to be able to breath through my nose once again. I no longer have craving like I had before Paleo. It's now a lifestyle that will be with me forever!

The Paleo diet and an infertility specialist made it possible for my daughter to become pregnant. My granddaughter was born on June 30th this year. I can honestly say the Paleo diet has changed our lives.

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7/20/12 6:00 P

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Welcome Ugoogly and Tender!

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7/20/12 12:21 P

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Name: tender
Age: 33
When You Started Paleo: June 4, 2012
Why: nothing else worked , counted calories, worked out constantly, ate only "healthy" stuff and the weight didn't budge! 2 months roughly and i went from 235 to 214! My joint pain , digestive issues,tiredness,lack of energy,insatiable hunger, and headaches are all disappeared !

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7/17/12 8:06 P

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Hi everyone. I started paleo because I have fructose malabsorption and can't eat wheat. Gluten free is too expensive so why not just cut it out of my diet? I already ate 'clean' to start with. I can't really say how I 'stumbled' upon paleo eating, but having been interested in diet and nutrition forever, this way of life just makes sence to me.

I've been eating primal for 2 weeks and just yesterday decided to give it all and eat paleo. I joined the goal 'eat paleo all day, 6 days a week'. I've even posted about it on my blog.

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7/17/12 5:59 P

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Even though I have been eating Paleo for several months now I still refer back to the website whole9life.com. There are so many good Paleo blogs and cookbooks. I have several cookbooks but one of my favorite websites is www.theclothesmakethegirl because she is so funny. I also love NomNom Paleo and everydaypaleo.com. There are a ton of them. You will find some discrepancies-some eat dairy, some do fattier meats, etc. I always suggest starting with the Whole30 and commit for 30 days and see how you feel. Then you can tweak from there. I never realized how bad I felt until I did a whole30-haha. When I added some wheat back in all my joints started huring again and I started getting tired. When I eat Paleo I have tons of energy. I hope you have great results! Keep us posted!!


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7/17/12 4:32 P

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I first heard about Paleo eating on this Google Group:

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Hi! I'm Jennifer. I'm new to the idea of the Paleo diet, but I am very intrigued and I'd like to give it a try. I'm pretty much a blank slate, so any advice you have is welcome! I have long been searching for the right diet for my body. It seems that no matter what I eat I never feel good, I have chronic low energy, and I always feel like sleeping. I have been to the doctor who just shrugs. I've tried veganism (was very strict about it for several years), vegetarianism, Dr. Weil's regimen, pretty much everything. Except Paleo! So, I'm going to give it a go and see how it suits me. My husband loves to grill meat, so I'm sure he won't complain.
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I've recently been hearing about Paleo Diets and am curious.

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emoticon I came to Paleo because I am Celiac and dairy intolerant (casein allergic). I never feel as good as I do strict Paleo! Give it a try! You won't be sorry!

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7/7/12 3:33 P

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Hi!
I'm so curious about the paleo diet. Since going gluten free (for Celiac) I have learned so much about nutrition and of course paleo would be a great option for me to explore. I hope to learn something here!

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emoticon New members! There is a ton of free information out there on the internet! If you have questions just Google Paleo Diet. For more specific questions this is usually a very active and supportive group!

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7/4/12 3:54 P

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Hello Everyone,
I am new here. I have been battling with a muffin top for the last five years. Can´t seem to get rid of it. I recently read about the wheat belly and started cutting out gluten. I also quit on dairy again for the second time.Then recently I once agained stumbled upon the paleo diet and after reading about it it just makes sence to me to follow it, so I started doing that this month. I tried to get some books on the topic through the library, but apparently the paleo diet is hot at the moment. Not possible to get a book for the next 6 months, so I went to the locak bookstore, which didn´t have any books. Sp I ended up buying an e-book instead. I don´t have anything to compare it with, but so far I´´m very pleased with my purchase. Here´´s a link if you want to check it out: http://paleodietlifestyle.com/paleo-diet-r
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I´ve only tried out a few recipes so far and was very thrilled with all of them except for one.

Monday we had salmon parcels (my own recipe) with creamed spinach (not to be repeated)
Yesterday we had onion and balsamic vinegar frittata with classic coleslaw (both good recipes)
Today we had pork chops with applesauce and roasted tomatoes and more coleslaw. (nice all of it)

For breakfast I have a berry and spinach smoothie every morning. I add flax oil and protein powder to it (but probably shouldn´t as it´s whey???). I used to add rice milk, but have bought almond milk instead. Going to try if water is all it needs though. The almond milk is very expensive.

For lunch I usually (listen to me having been on the diet for three days) have leftovers from the day before or some raw veggies.

I am so pleased to have found this group.

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7/3/12 9:54 A

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Hello -
Not totally sure if I can do this Paleo lifestyle, but going to give it a good 30 days to work some things out. I have my daughter and her family living with me and as she is a stay at home mom, she does 90% of the cooking. This will be a fight with her, but my health is too important to not give this an honest try!
So on Friday, when another holiday is behind us and company has left for home, I will dig in my barefoot heels and work this out! I have been reading information from The Primal Blueprint from Mark Sisson.
What is you best suggestions?

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7/1/12 10:31 A

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Hi Everyone!
I'm Brook Anne. I'm a non working RN, hard working Stay at Home Mom to a 9 month old son, gardener, hooper, dancer, laugher...
I'm new to Paleo...I guess you'd call me a Lacto-Paleo, as I haven't cut out dairy. My body tolerates it very well, and giving up bread a dairy just seemed like a way to make myself miserable. Anyway, I'm new here and just wanted to introduce myself. I've been eating Paleo/Primal for about 4 days and so far I'm really loving it. I've also been experimenting with IF and I'm loving that too. On fasting days I find it extremely liberating to not have to give food a second thought. I can spend time doing other things and not have to stress about eating at all. Ok, enough about me. Have a great day!

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Hi! My name is Merri and have been a "lurker" for the past 2 weeks.
I have a niece who is totally Paleo and even has a bakery in Omaha called Paleo Bakery. She makes the most wonderful muffins/cakes. But I digress. The hubs and I have been gluten free for a while and he also gave up dairy due to too many sinus infections. Amazing that after he gave up dairy and gluten he didn't have sinus problems, acid reflux or restless legs. He also dropped 15 lbs. So I gave up dairy too (and legumes) and I haven't missed them.
I have been reading your message posts and have read Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution and the Hartwig's, It Starts With Food. This is the place I need to be. I am thinking of joining in on the Whole30 group and doing the July challenge. I am a (slow) runner, knitter, quilter and a Nana. And I am glad to be here!

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Hi! My name is Merri and have been a "lurker" for the past 2 weeks.
I have a niece who is totally Paleo and even has a bakery in Omaha called Paleo Bakery. She makes the most wonderful muffins/cakes. But I digress. The hubs and I have been gluten free for a while and he also gave up dairy due to too many sinus infections. Amazing that after he gave up dairy and gluten he didn't have sinus problems, acid reflux or restless legs. He also dropped 15 lbs. So I gave up dairy too (and legumes) and I haven't missed them.
I have been reading your message posts and have read Robb Wolf's Paleo Solution and the Hartwig's, It Starts With Food. This is the place I need to be. I am thinking of joining in on the Whole30 group and doing the July challenge. I am a (slow) runner, knitter, quilter and a Nana. And I am glad to be here!

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6/21/12 2:29 P

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Hey new to the team. I've tried to do Paleo before, but with my income level I'm finding it very hard to do and keep up with. If anyone has any suggestions on maintaining this with a limited income I'd like to hear more. :)

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6/18/12 2:52 P

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Welcome CMOTSINGER

What works for one doesn't work for all. Keep reading and tweaking but stay committed. I will say that I feel better and have so much more energy eating Paleo! Egalitaire is so right that there is no perfect way to eat Paleo. You can get so caught up in the rules that you lose sight of the big benefits you are getting! Good luck!

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Hi CMOTSINGER,

Sounds like you are on the right track with your reading - I know it can seem a little overwhelming at first cause there is SO much information.

My recommendation is to just get started and don't worry about doing it RIGHT. Decide on some basic steps you will take (eg. eliminate wheat, processed foods and sugar, or go the Whole 30 route if that is more appealing and doable for you) and start there.

Keep learning and tweaking as you go. I think everyone who has had success has adapted the nutritional plan. Each of us are unique and we need to discover what works for us within the framework of a Paleo/primal plan.

All the best on your journey.

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Hi I just joined. I've been reading stuff from Loren Cordain, Rob Wolf and Mark Sisson. Trying to put it all together and get started.

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Hi everyone! I'm new here and just started reading up on Paleo and Primal. I'm already a low carber and just want to know more about this lifestyle. :)

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Amen, amen and amen Egalitaire!!!! Everyone I know makes adjustments that suits their needs. I used to think I would do 80/20 but I found I just don't feel as good and I get back those old cravings. You have to find what makes you feel good.
No, it's certainly not all about the scale. I have only lost 4.5 pounds in 45 days BUT I am leaner, have gained a lot of muscle, and my clothes fit differently. But more important I feel fabulous, I sleep well, I have tons of energy!
I know some folks who are Paleo that eat oatmeal, some do or don't eat sweet potatoes, some do or don't eat dairy. There are no hard and fast rules but you are right on with not going on and off your eating plan without giving it a chance.

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Well, I will weigh in as well with my thoughts. There are differences between Paleo and Primal and there are also difference between Paleo and Paleo, depending on what author you're referencing.

If fact, I have come to the conclusion that whatever the true Paleo is, it really doesn't matter. I see debates on some forums about what's truly Paleo and what's not. I have decided I don't care - what I do care about is eating food and following a lifestyle that is supportive of my unique biology and will provide me with the best chance of having a long, healthful and fulfilling life.

What I have observed from being on Paleo and Primal type forums is that everyone has different needs depending on a host of factors - GF and I have had different responses to virtually the same nutritional and exercise plan.

Our systems are very complex and EVERYTHING matters - sleep, water, nutrition, timing of nutrition, exercise, timing of exercise, body comp, gender, how much weight you have to lose, underlying health issues, where you live, etc. etc.

I have become suspicious of anyone that says "this is the only way", or those that promote a highly prescriptive solution.

We are a research project where n=1.

What works for someone else might not work for me. I think the general overall framework of Paleo/Primal is useful, as a framework, not as a prescription.

There is no research that has proven much of anything in this realm. Yes, the pundits quote research and science, but when you really get into it, very little of the research is done on humans while controlling all the variables, even of just diet, let alone all the other factors.

So really, the experts can guide us, but we have to think for ourselves and make our own choices. When someone says Paleo or Primal diets don't or do "allow" a food, I cringe. It is actually our bodies that don't or do allow that food, by reacting favourably or adversely.

Everyone I know personally and online who has been successful has adapted the basic concepts to fit their unique needs and bodily responses.

I would encourage anyone thinking about adopting this lifestyle to do some basic research about the differing concepts, decide not only what you think will be healthy for you, but what you are willing to do to be healthy, and start down the path.

Then be willing to experiment. More than anything, following these plans, we can become more aware of our bodies, what works and what doesn't. But don't change plans every day.

Commit to at least 30 days of whatever you decide and then re-assess. And don't just assess by the scale alone, Paleo/Primal is about way more than weight, it's about body comp, inflammation, energy and a host of other non-scale issues - again everyone is different.

Some people do an 80/20 - if that is working for them, awesome. I struggle with the concept - really what that plan is saying is "this is the most healthful way of living for me, but I am only going to plan on doing it 80% of the time".

My goal is to eat on-plan 100% of the time. I find with that mindset, I stay closer to the plan, yes, I do go off, but not often, and it is important to not beat yourself up if you do.

I started with an adapted Primal-style plan and I didn't lose any weight for 3 weeks, then it started coming off and I have lost almost 50 pounds since starting. I also lost 5 inches off my waist very quickly. Now the weight losses have slowed, but my % of body fat is lowering regularly, so I am losing fat, and presumably gaining muscle, unless my brain is getting bigger.

I am still learning, still tweaking, still experimenting, still refining and still researching. As I learn more about the science and what has worked for other people, I try new things to see if they work for me.

All the best to everyone on your journey to being healthier.

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There IS a difference between Paleo and Primal and the main issue is dairy. Primal allows it IF you can tolerate it digestively (many can't once you take it out and then revisit it as in Whole 30) Also fatty meat, which I have read the ban on fatty meat as been lited by Paleo but I cannot cit specific refernces at this time.

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SweetNSassi-I thought they were the same too. They are used pretty much interchangeably but there is a difference. I will say I bought the cookbook Primal Blueprint cookbook and I read Mark's Daily Apply and those are both Primal. You just kind of have to find what works for you. Some people eat dairy and some don't. Nuts are so good just watch out for the calories. For me, it is realizing I don't have to count calories but there I still can't sit down and eat a whole watermelon or a 20 oz ribeye. The amount of calories do count but with Paleo the quality of the food is so much better you will lose weight. I just stick to lean meat, fish, seafood, chicken, etc and vegetables, a little fruit, nuts and seeds. I do eat sweet potatoes but I found that yogurt is a real trigger for me so I no longer eat it. My coach only cut out bread and junk food. The Whole30 is the way to go to learn true strict Paleo and then decide on your adjustments from there I think.

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OMG there is a different between Primal and Paleo!?!?!?! Oh goodness. I think i need to read some more. However i find that some things are kind murky on if you can eat potates and what nuts you can have. I love cashews. Oh well we learn as we go :) The best to everyone

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WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME! To those of you with questions, the best website I have found for information is to google Whole 30. It actually takes you to the Whole9 website. I just ordered their new book too "It Starts with Food."
Erin, my biggest hurdle too was that there is so much conflicting information about eat whole wheat, count calories, etc. Do not underestimate the number of veggies you eat on Paleo. True Paleo eats lean meat and Primal allows more fatty meats. I have had far more success with Whole30 which is really strict Paleo. I have to limit fruit and eat tons of veggies. After 45 days I really don't want to go back. The biggie for me is just that I feel so much better-no sore back, aches and pains and I have tons of energy from morning til night. I hope you have the same luck!

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6/13/12 12:17 P

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Hello Everyone,

My name is Erin and i have come and gone from spark people for the last few years :( . I am new to the paleo lifestyle and how to go about do it it. I have started a lil bit but am confused on some of the do's and dont's. I also find it hard because it is against what is told for us to eat so when you are already over weight and people look at you like REALLY your going to eat all the meat it is kind hard to explain when they dont get it.

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I am in NY as well! Welcome!


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Hi everyone. I am new to the group. I live in NY. I have yet to start the paleo diet. I actually just heard of it and have been reading about it. I may be on here with lots of questions :)

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt


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6/10/12 1:39 P

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Thank you everyone. Thank you very much. emoticon emoticon Java Turtle

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For anyone looking for ideas and recipes google Whole 30 and the clothes make the girl. Both have excellent references, ideas, and recipes. One of my favorite tricks is to sautee a big pan of peppers and onions on the weekend. Then all week long I wrap them in lettuce with leftover protein (chicken, steak, salmon), salsa, and avocado. My very favorite meal and really filling. I never get tired of it. An alternate is to make a big salad of the same thing.

Just don't try to make it complicated or just paleoize regular food. Dinner is easy-grilled meat or chicken or fish, vegetable and/or salad. Lunch is usually leftovers. Breakfast is usually eggs and chicken sausage or turkey sausage (love spicy chicken sausage from the meat dept.) and maybe a small amount of fruit. I always keep hard boiled eggs so I have something I can grab so I don't let myself get too hungry.

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emoticon Everyone!

As far as not knowing what to eat, really it is easy if you think of it as getting back to basics. Meat, veg, potato, fruits, nuts (in moderation) and eggs. Breakfat-eggas, meat and some veg or fruit. Lunch, big salad, soup, tuna and celery, lettuce wraps, with veggies and maybe fruit for sides. Dinner, meat, veg, maybe potato. Stir fry without rice(or cauliflower rice), taco lettuce wraps, etc.

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Hi. My name is Laurie and I have managed to shed 17 lbs by eating Paleo and starting Cross Fit. Both are new to me and I started mid-may this year. I have been in terrible shape for the last 10 years and want to lose the 100lbs I gained from my sedentary lifestyle. I am looking for support and hope to get more great ideas to keep paleo eating exciting.

I can do it.


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Love this diet....



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Hello everyone. I'm a veteran Sparker and 3FC-er from way back. I'm morbidly obese and feel like I've been unsuccessfully dieting my entire adult life. I even had a weight loss surgery that well, was also unsuccessful (part due to my own fault, part due to an inept surgeon). I have Type 2 Diabetes, and then, in 2006 I found out I have Multiple Sclerosis. And that's what brings me to Paleo. I was introduced to a group that was doing the diet and while researching it, I found it's highly recommended for MS patients. I've been on it a week and for me, the toughest part was giving up the artificial sweeteners. But one week into it, I'm "starting" to get used to black coffee. Oh yeah, I've been drinking my coffee sweetened, since I was two years old. Yes, you read that right, 2 years old. I'm 47. I have MANY great books and cook books on Paleo, yet I find myself moping around, wondering what to eat. I'm hoping to get clued in on how to live this lifestyle. Thanks for listening. Thanks for your time. My name is Mary, but you can call me Java, Java Turtle, Turtle or uhm whatever you like.

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Hi! :)

Im Tabb. I just joined this group today. After MUCH research of many different diets, I have found that the Paleo way of life is just eating right. I think I will be happy eating this way and am happy to join a team! :)

Im looking forward to a nice amount of healthy weight loss. I hope joining this team will benefit me and that I can be a positive supporter to everyone else!

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emoticon New Members!! I have somehow missed all these new posts! Maybe my list isn't working...Anyway, great to have you all!

Shalisa, calories will not be a problem if you eat higher fat. Things like almonds, coconut oil, nut butters, avocados...It is easy to do believe me! Sweet potatoes too...If you are really active I see nothing wrong with white potatoes either. Dried fruit too.

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Shalisa,

There are some great blogs and websites out there that have a section on eating vegetarian and Paleo. Try www.everydaypaleo.com and www.paleodietlifestyle. Both of those have lots of other websites they refer to as well. Good luck!

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Hello everyone!
I'm Shalisa, and I've been on sparkpeople for over a year. I didn't start "really using" sparkpeople until about a month ago, but I love it! I've decided to start the paleo diet on Monday. I am a almost-vegetarian, but not for moral reasons, and I currently consume almost no meat. I eat grains for breakfast every morning, and usually rice with dinner, so this might be difficult, but I know I can do it. I don't think the sugar and salt part will be difficult at all. I hope this team will help me to be innovative and smart about my food choices on this diet so I can get all my nutrients and calories from the recommended foods. I am currently training for a 77 mile cycling race, the tough mudder, and the spartan beast, so I consume a lot of calories. It's difficult to reach my caloric goal WITH GRAINS so I anticipate it to be much harder without grains.

Great to meet y'all!
-Shalisa

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Shalisa


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HI, I'm Lindsey. I've been doing Primal for about a month now and love it. I have more energy and am not hungry all the time like I used to be. I've been mainly using Mark's Daily Apple and Nerd Fitness as resources, and I'm excited to find this group for support. I shop mainly at Trader Joe's, so if anyone has any good tips for products there, please let me know!

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