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10/26/10 4:28 P

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Hey everyone! I just found out that I have a sensitivity to gluten and yeast. A buddy of mine said I should check out the paleo diet. I bought the book but have yet to read it all the way through.
I've cut out all of my breads and pastas and that has really helped clear up my eczema (reaction to yeast)! Anyhow I am anxious to try the new eating plan.

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10/23/10 3:12 P

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Hi my name is Ilka and i'm looking for something that will help jump start my weight loss again. A friend of mine suggested the Paleo diet so I thought i'd give it a try. I'm trying the Whole30 program starting tomorrow. I say tomorrow because I have to go shopping first lol.. Looking forward to all the advise and receipes this group has to offer.

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10/15/10 10:00 P

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Hi, i am new to the team, but with Sparkpeeps for a couple years. My trainer suggested the paleo diet as this is her eating plan. I have read a little about the eating plan and it seems like there is lots of variations. Anyway, today is day 4 for me. I am doing better than day 1 and 2.

Hello everyone, i will check in as i definately will need some support.

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10/15/10 12:16 A

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Hi there,

I am Patty from California. 53 and 40 lbs that I can't loose.

I bought the Paleo book and am starting a challenge at my crossfit gym tomorrow.

Need some support since my husband thinks I am crazy.
Do you log in the nutrition or not?
All tips are welcome.

Keep sparking and I am glad there is a team.
Yah!!! emoticon

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10/14/10 7:22 A

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Hello from IL. I just thought I would drop in and introduce my self. I was excited to find a Paleo/Primal group on here.

I am 33 (soon to be 34) wife and mother of 1. I was just told that I was Insulin Resistant so I am working on changing my life. I have been eating Paleo (I still have some dairy) for the last few weeks and I feel great. Can't wait to learn more and share my journey with you!

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10/11/10 2:54 P

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Hello, been dabbling with paleo a little bit...observations... no breads & dairy I drop weight... breads and dairy nothing happens... so I think I'm gonna try this a little more.

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10/2/10 7:03 P

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Been a member of spark for quite some time but doc (naturopathic) just suggested I try eating more paleo oriented. I'm not sure if she's working me into the total way of doing so but we're starting no grains. This should be interesting for a heart patient...my cardio won't be any happier than she was when I told her no statins and that I was eating coconut oil and butter. She still doesn't believe that is what lowered my levels. Now to bust them the rest of the way by trying this approach.

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10/2/10 11:19 A

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Hi. I've been Sparking for over a year, but recently read Primal Blueprint from Mark Sisson and have been following the diet recommendations of 50-100 carbs per day for the past two weeks.

I'm a vegetarian, so I'm not strictly adhering to the plan by avoiding dairy and soy, but I do eat lots of eggs. My cravings for grains and sugars have disappeared and I feel great so far.

Next week, I'm starting some of the cardio and weight training recommended in the book. I'm looking forward to getting some muscle tone and exercising less this fall and winter.

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10/2/10 7:53 A

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Hi, I'm not new to Spark but read about the paleo diet and liked what I read. I always do better with a low carb type diet, but was having a hard time losing after being on and off for years. For the past 3 days, I have been doing cavepeople eating :) I'm sure it won't always be easy but already I feel better-maybe it was the dairy (ate a TON of it on low carb before) and the wheat/soy/corn mess I was eating. Planning to blog, hopefully people will read and respond if they have tips, hints and suggestions for me!
Looking forward to meeting everyone!
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Hey. :) I've followed paleo/primal in the past with amazing results. But I fell off of it and I've been struggling to get back on ever since. In the process I've gained back all the weight I lost, plus some. I really want to make the switch for good. I know it's the best thing I can do for myself!

I'm 21, a recent college grad near Boston.

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9/27/10 10:41 A

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emoticon Debra here from Minnesota. Thought I'd join the team. Haven't read the Paleo Diet book yet. I'm going out to "hunt" :) for the book today. From what I've "gathered" :) I've been following the basic principals. Although, I do have my moments of UNHEALTHY choices! Yikes! A few major detours on my journey to DESTINATION HEALTHY.

Have a happy & healthy week!

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9/25/10 1:02 A

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I lost about 30 pounds with Paleo several years ago and loved it. Not sure why I haven't tried it in the past few years, but here I am. I need to lose about 20 lbs to ditch my back pain and feel healthier.

If not now, when?


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9/19/10 6:33 P

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Hi, I'm new to the team and new to the Paleo diet. I accidently posted this in the wrong place... oops. Anyway, a weight specialist put me on this diet, but I have a lot to learn about it. I'm hoping that I can get advice and encouragment from this team.

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9/12/10 5:47 P

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i'm new to this group. i'm still flirting with paleo, right now just kicking my protein up to around 30%. but i belong to a crossfit gym with some paleo trainers, so i feel the influence. ;)

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8/21/10 2:04 P

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Hi all I am new to the team I am getting back on track this week. I have been eating crappy the past 3 weeks and need to get back to my cavewoman lifestyle. emoticon I have been eating paleo/Primal Blueprint since last August when I found out I am allergic to wheat, soy, and many other things and found Paleo through the gluten free networks. I started at 381 and am now at 330(I gained about 8 the past few week was down to 322). Until this diet I was convinced I would always be fat(my page tells my story won't bore you here), but now I feel better about it. I still plateau for long stretches, but I am the lightest I have been since the 6th or 7th grade. Just looking for new ideas and sharing info.

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8/17/10 1:09 P

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Hello everyone!
I saw this team on another members page and I was intrigued. After a brief google search,reading the basic principles of this way of eating, makes total sense to me! I have requested the book at my local library today and should get it in a few days.
I am not new to spark but I am on a continuous journey of learning taking any tool that I comes my way!
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8/17/10 1:07 P

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Hello everyone! I am relatively new to the Paleo diet but had heard of it before. I think it does make sense to eat what our ancestors ate thousands of years ago, considering that our bodies haven't really evolved the past 10,000 years. So that is why I had decided to give this diet a try. I am also doing it because I am trying to build my body up to where I can keep up with the cross-fit work outs (I haven't exercised in a while, so muscles need time to condition) and the cross-fit website did encourage a paleolithic diet. But I do have a question: Does anyone have any suggestions on books or internet sites on the Paleo diet? I have a basic understanding of what the diet is but would like more information on it. Any advice would be helpful!
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8/17/10 11:37 A

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I'd been casually following Mark's Daily Apple for a few years and only recently became much more interested in the whole paleo/primal lifestyle. After a lot more reading of other related websites and blogs and careful consideration, I think I'm ready to give this a try. I just got Mark Sisson's book yesterday and would like to read it before I do much more, but my plan is to go into this gradually and just see where it all goes. I find that I have already been doing some of it for a while now, things like cutting back on grain products and processed foods, but some of the other ideas are very new, so I have quite a way to go yet. It'll be good to share experiences with others doing the same sort of thing.

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8/16/10 11:42 A

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Hi All!
I have been eatting Paleo for a little more than a week with some interesting side effects. First, during some of my CrossFit workouts I have been really dizzy and have been told it will probably be like that for a couple of weeks til my body adjusts and second within the weeks worth of time the scale reads 4lbs less! Hope that keeps up! I am here to find more recipe/ingredient options.

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8/4/10 8:58 P

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Hi all. I'm Nikki. I decided to go to the Paleo diet or way of eating after I realized I was eating in a similiar fashion when I was at my smallest adult weight of 185. I want to go beyond this plateau. All the sugar, grains, and simple carbs are just bad. It's a luxury not a necessity. So, here I am. Thanks everyone.

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8/3/10 9:43 P

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Hi everybody I'm out here in San Francisco and I have been looking into the Paleo diet and its ideas. I bought "The Primal Blueprint" , "The Primal Blueprint Cookbook, " The Paleo Diet" and " The Paleo Diet For Athletes". Currently reading The Primal Blueprint so I will be learning as I go. I have been on spark for almost a year and have lost over 13 Lbs. I have been learning quite a bit about diet and this seems like a logical extension. I'm looking forward to learning about this way of looking at diet.


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7/14/10 11:33 P

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Hello everyone,
I started the Paleo Diet on Monday after getting on the scale and seeing that I had gone fro 220 to 250. I knew it was time to do something. I have found it so easy to follow. I love fruits so it seems like a plus with this diet. I have found that preplanning is key with this diet. I cooked up all of my lean meats for the week, cut, washed and bagged my fruits, cooked broccoli and cabbage and have been eating salads as well. I am going to weigh in on Sunday to see how I am doing! Good luck everyone and I hope to get to know each and everyone of you!

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7/11/10 11:59 P

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Hello all. I've been dabbling in Paleo for the past week and am hoping to learn more. There isn't much else to say other than the fact that it can be hard, but this eating lifestyle has amazing benefits... and I've only been doing it a week!

Linda :-)


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7/10/10 4:05 P

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Hi there! I've just started looking into Paleo and thought I'd join. I'm in Kansas and a single mum of one. I think this food-style may help n my Couch to 5K program as well.

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6/29/10 11:01 A

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I'm from Omaha and am wondering if dairy and gluten are not for me. So I'm following a paleo plan because this seems to give me guidelines to avoid both of these products.

I've been doing it a week....and have lost 3 pounds. I haven't even felt that deprived (because I can eat nuts probably!) So far it has been easy to follow. I think not eating the processed foods is a big plus in this way of eating.

I'm still journal-ing how I feel to see if what I'm eating makes a difference.

Looking forward to the support here!

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Hi there!

I'm not very new to sparkpeople (couple of years off and on), and not so new to paleo, though I'm definitely more of the primal bandwagon.

I'm hypothyroid and have other endocrilogical issues and so am working on fixing everything right now, so while I want to lose weight, it's not my primary focus, getting better is. Weighing, etc is just too frustrating right now because my body will do things all on it's own no matter what I eat/exercise I do!

With regards to the 80/20 (for primal), I do tend to be more 95% most of the week, and then on occasion more 90% on weekends. I'm working on doing less of the diversions, and it gets easier as i go, so I'm not so worried about that as well. I'm seeing this as long term/permanent change, and so if I need to ease into some parts of it, I'm good with that.



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6/17/10 11:10 A

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I'm only 2 weeks into this myself but I say if you need to snack go for it. I do. I'd rather have a snack, then freak out and overeat at dinner! Have some berries, or 1/4 cup walnuts (good for omega 3), maybe some leftover grilled chicken breast (I grill extra for this purpose). If you track your nutrition, it's easier to plan for snacks, I try to figure mine out each morning, but if I had to work I'd prob. do it on the weekend for the week.

Edited by: JAMARCIL at: 6/17/2010 (11:11)
Jenn :-)

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I'm only 2 weeks into this myself but I say if you need to snack go for it. I do. I'd rather have a snack, then freak out and overeat at dinner! Have some berries, or 1/4 cup walnuts (good for omega 3), maybe some leftover grilled chicken breast (I grill extra for this purpose). If you track your nutrition, it's easier to plan for snacks, I try to figure mine out each morning, but if I had to work I'd prob. do it on the weekend for the week.

Edited by: JAMARCIL at: 6/17/2010 (11:11)
Jenn :-)

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6/15/10 6:31 P

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Hi!
I have had chronic sinus infections for 40+ years. I decided to go vegan to see if getting rid of dairy,etc helped. I was able to avoid prednisone and anitbiotics, but I still cannot breathe through my nose, have no sense of taste and was really tired. I began to see an acupuncturist. He suggested I try the Paleo diet. He thinks lack of iron in my diet is the reason for my fatigue. He thinks the sugar in the fruit and occasional processed food is the reason my sinus problems. Today is day one for me. He suggested I try it for two weeks...I see him in exactly two weeks tomorrow. My biggest problem is the need to snack around 3-4. Any suggestions?


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5/20/10 3:56 P

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Good afternoon,
I am just joining this group and I am just looking into starting the Paleo diet. I have a great workout ethic but need to do better on the food. My friends are doing one diet fad to another and no excercise. They all are dropping weight and look great. But, they are not physically strong. I want to be Strong and skinny. I am trying to do this the most natural way no pills, shots, special food made from chemicals etc. I think this will be a great start for me (my trainer suggested it). I am looking forward to purchasing a book after work today. Thanks for all the suggestions and Good Luck to all!

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Hello there inspiring people!

My name is Stacy, I am 43 and I have been a victim of chronic cardio and under the delusion of whole grains for a while! Two years ago I moved from Vancouver BC to a small farm north of Vancouver and feel like Sisson is speaking to me. I bought the book and am about a third through but the food and exercise programs make great sense to me. Currently I have been eating Primal for 11 days with some cheese "as accessories", half and half in coffee and nitrate free bacon.

I am looking forward to getting to know some others pursuing this lifestyle and learning what has worked well for you. I wonder especially about wine!

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Hi all,
I've been on SP years now but only discovered primal eating about a week ago. Silly, because it seems so obvious: the more natural and unprocessed you go, the better, right? Obviously humans lived for generations with no flour etc. so why should it be suddenly essential?
So I'm trying it. I'm not an all-or-nothing type so I'm unlikely to give up all grains or anything, but I'm aiming for 80% and hoping that it will make a difference for me. Though I lost 25lbs the old fashioned way, the last 10 are stubborn, and I could use some upper body strength.
I see some folks read MDA. Also his fitness ideas make a whole lotta sense. I've been getting fitter over the last few years and it seemed odd to me that the more fit you get, the more you have to work out to keep challenging yourself. So what, ultimately you spend all your time working out? That doesn't seem right. I'm going to try short, intense workouts combined with a lot of just moving around and see what that does for me.

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Hi, I'm new here and to this. I've been following a low glycaemic plan for the last few years so am used to eating plenty of protein but with wholegrain carbs each time. I year ago I found out I was severely gluten intolerant so I am now gluten free. But a year on have been feeling maybe grains in general aren't good for me. I don't know why, just an instinct maybe. So I am looking into the paleolithic diet, I'm a biochemist and it makes sense to me :-)

Goddess x

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HI! I'm new to the whole caveman diet. I have really good feelings about it tho. I went sugar/carb restricted when I was trying a vegetarian diet a few years ago and I lost weight. Then, I got tired of having no meat and added everything back. So, instead of only having 20 lbs to lose I have between 50-70. Anyways, Thanks for having this group. I'm gonna go check out those recipes now.

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Hey, everyone! :) I'm a new member to the site this week. Instinctively I've known a paleo- type diet and lifestyle is good for me, and I've been working towards it over time. My goal is to shift my eating to at least an 80/20 balance by the end of May!

I'm happy to be a part of this team, and I hope to create supportive connections here!

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Tim & Martha - there's a few really good articles that address 'raising healthy kids' on marksdailyapple.com (I just typed in "kid's" in the search box.)

www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-
mark-rais
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www.marksdailyapple.com/pract
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www.marksdailyapple.com/paren
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My non-parent, soap-boxy thoughts on this - paleo/primal was good enough for Grok's kids, why wouldn't it be good enough for yours? Quality meat and veggies gives all the nutrients you need with out having to be 'enriched' with anything.

If you're making a gradual transition to no grains because you want overall good health and wellness, then the whole family should _gradually_ transition as well.

Remember: As a parent, YOU set the tone for the family, and if you're positive and energetic about your food choices, and don't make a big deal about the changes, they will (eventually) follow suit.

The other side of that coin is this: If you're constantly bemoaning the fact that you can't have this or that, they'll pick up on it as well.

And honestly, there are way too pre-teen Type II Diabetics in this country... why change the way you eat and not carrying it over to your kids?

::steps off soap box now::

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Hi! I'm Sandy and I'm an ER nurse. Seeing how sick my patients were is starting to scare me straight. I started the Primal Blueprint 2 weeks ago and I've lost 10 pounds. I'm excited to continue with it, and I'm excited to meet a bunch of other folks that are in it with me.

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Tim,

It is really hard to go paleo with kids! I'm not sure how healthy it is for them not to eat grains or dairy, besides the fact that I don't know what my son would eat if it weren't for that. He'd starve I think! It's also hard because it's really tempting to eat with them when you make up a nice plate of mac n cheese!

I'd be interested in hearing a doctor or nutritionist's point of view regarding children and the paleo diet.

I have switched to almond meal pancakes with fresh fruit topping and they love it!

Good luck! I'll keep you posted if I find more recipes that are a hit with them.

-martha

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4/25/10 11:40 A

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Hey, there! I'm new to the team, but have been trying paleo for the past month or so. I fall off the wagon when I'm stressed or tired and I reach for carbs/sweets. I feel sooo much better when I stick with paleo though. Much more energy, and no stomach aches! Plus, it just feels rewarding to decide on something healthy and stick with it! I hope I can keep up with it now that I have your support and ideas!

Great to be a part of this with you guys!

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4/19/10 3:50 P

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Hi Everyone,
I had read about the Paleo Diet on one of fitness websites I frequent, so the seed had been planted. Then one day out of the blue, I commented to my husband that my milk allergy probably was a result of my native American ancestors, who didn't have access to dairy until a few hundred years ago. That got me wondering exactly what they did eat and I started a web search on the subject. One thing led to another and here I am, trying to choose my foods more like a hunter gatherer. I'm in transition, but it's already becoming an interesting journey.

I'm so glad to see there are others here to share it with.

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4/15/10 10:15 A

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Hi All!
I am happy to see that there is a Paleo team so we can find support and answers from people with similar life styles. I am pretty new the the Paleo/Primal diet and am slowly transitioning my way there. My wife and I have given up grains for the most part, and are limiting our dairy to greek yogurt and cottage cheese. It's hard to say if/how the diet is working so far as we have also just joined crossfit and are feeling pretty beat up this week form that!

One question before I sign off, does anyone/everyone include their kids in the diet (mine is 2yrs old)? I am starting to feel hypocritical letting her grilled cheese or oatmeal, etc. I guess I just need to find some more kid friendly recipes.

Cheers,
Tim


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4/10/10 8:03 A

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Hi everyone,

I've been on SparkPeople since December, but I've only lost 5 pounds because I keep falling off the wagon. A lot of my friends are into the paleo diet and I've decided to give it a try, starting today. My normal eating habits are not paleo-friendly at all, so I've decided to ease into it slowly to make the transition easier. It would be tough to find entirely new recipes and snack foods all at once. My plan is to give up wheat right away (trying to replace with protein and veggies instead of other carbs), and then after a few weeks, drop dairy. If that works, I'll think about what my next move should be.

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3/30/10 11:20 A

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Hi! My name is Lori / aka Cpt. Spacemonkey. I have done pretty well on spark until I had hip replacement surgery and have gained back 50lbs. Looking for some thing to jump start me back again and I think this might be it.

It makes an incredible amount of sense. So anyway... Hi!

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3/29/10 6:21 P

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Wow! Hilary that's AWESOME about your cholesterol levels and your success. Keep up the great work!

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3/25/10 7:31 P

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Hi everyone. My name is Hilary. I am 32 and I am a stsy at home mommy of 2. I have been dedicated to the Paleo lifestyle since January 11th. Not only has it helped me drop weight, but can I just say.. Damn I feel great!!! I have been overweight since my 4yr old daughter was born. It is so great to see other people with tips and ideas here. I look forward to getting to know you all (or at least some of you hahaha)

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Before I started my Paleo journey, My cholesterol was double the high normal and my trigycerides were 4 times what the normal is, my Good Cholesterol was below and my bad cholestrol was up. After just 2 months of Paleo and working out daily ALL my levels have become into the Normal range! My doctor is amazed, proud of my fast sucess and he said he will definatly keep Paleo in mind for other patients!

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3/25/10 1:12 P

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3/25/10 6:05 A

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Hi all - my name is Jill and I've been doing Paleo for about two weeks, initially inspired by my neighbors who lost 10-15 lbs. and look great. I really enjoy Mark Sisson's posts on MDA, but I do get a little scared/grossed out on the forums when people talk about frying eggs in bacon fat. That just doesn't sound healthy! I reset my Spark goals for carbs to Mark's 50-150 recommendation for slow, steady fat loss. So far, I've had one "cheat" meal (pizza) and I should probably have a wine a little less often, but I don't miss bread or rice at all.

Look forward to learning from all of you and supporting you in your process.

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3/17/10 11:28 A

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Hi everyone! Just joined the team - glad to find a Paleo team on Spark. I've been sparking for close to 3 years, but am just getting started on the primal path.

Like others have mentioned, I am afraid of eating too much meat. I was a vegetarian for 13 years, and tend to eat mainly vegetarian. So, I am looking for ideas for recipes that aren't so meat heavy.

It's good to see other people having so much success here!
Sarah

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Hi all,
I am new to this team and fairly new to Paleo ( a week now). My son who has crohns disease but doing well started just to feel better and healthier. I want to do that and lose and get toned. I am doing well on my goals this year, have alost 10 lbs this year so far.
My question is I think I am going to be eating too much meat. they say you can't really with veggies and fruit, but I am not a good veggie eater. I stick to brocolli, cauliflower and carrots. I eat canned peas and corn. I HATE sweet potatoes, turnips, most root veggies etc. so am going to have to get some ideas to mix this up.
Surprisingly I havent missed my oatmeal in the morning, that was my biggest worry but have only had 1 toast and 1 pc of garlic bread since I started.
I read the symptoms of too much meat in the book and am not sure if it is cos I ate the garlic bread this eve with about 2 T pasta that I am so gassy and in the bathroom all eve or if it is too much meat and not enough veggies for this week.
Anyway so far not as hard as I thought but can see it getting tough as tired of so much meat and trying to eat enough veggies. But going to keep at it and see how I feel and do.
HOpe to be around, will say am more of a blogger than a team writer but will keep reading if not posting.
thanks good health to all.

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2/8/10 12:33 P

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Hello Everyone!

I'm Dot and I'm 39 years old. I'm married, busy mom and I work full time. You can imagine my stress levels, which then lead to my stress eating.

I was introduced to the Paleo Diet by my husband this weekend. He's in great shape and the Paleo style of eating has worked for him.

Today is my official first day! Wish me luck...

I can't believe I ate eggs this morning. I say this because my eating background has been mostly pesco-vegetarian. I've tried different styles of veggie eating even vegan, but I have a bottom-less pit and never feel full. A few years ago after having my son. I went crazy overeating pastas, nuts, cheeses, and junk food. Calories in/calories out - I quickly gained tons of weight, about 40lbs to be exact.

This style of eating will go against what I've been used to, and I'm curious to see what may happen. The lack of dairy won't be a problem, but the lack of grains and legumes might be challenging.

I look forward to learning from all of you here.

Thanks,
Dot

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