I've been Paleo for just about 2 weeks now, I am doing it with my crossfit box for 30 days, but I am looking at doing 60-90 days, if not more. I have seen staggering results- I'm down 15+ pounds! I am also doing the zone diet, and while some may think that is a lot of carbs for Paleo, since they are coming from veggies and fruit alone it has not been an issue at all.
We were allowed 80/20 the first week, so 7-8 cheat meals (5-6 mini meals per day) and 90/10 the 2nd week with 4-5 cheat meals, I actually have been strict Paleo the whole time with no issues.
I am preparing my food beforehand which takes out the guess work (3 days at a time) and I have ordered some Paleo snacks/meal replacements for after WODs and on the go from teh following sites.
I also got a lot of help with what is and isn't Paleo from http://www.paleoblocks.blogspot.com/, on the righthand side is the food chart and that really helped me.
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I googled paleo results, and found amazing pictures of people who lost FAT and looked amazing. Losing fat means you may weigh more but look fantastic.
I had done it in the past, and went right back to sad, with only a little weight loss at a time. In January, I decided to just do it. Cold turkey, cut the crap, cut the bad choices, I went very strict, gave the "not approved food" away, with the exception of staples for company. Its amazing how much easier it is to eat when you make some choices like,1. for 30 days I won't eat out, or if I do I will eat a chicken, or a steak and a salad or veggies. 2. I will drink my two cups of daily coffee and water. And mostly I will eat at home. And then just do it, Your body may fight you at first, but later it will crave an apple or a hunk of meat.
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I've been following the Paleo Solution, by Robb Wolf. I received the emailed shopping lists from www.robbwolf.com and use the meal plans in the book. It's been great. The successful kick off for me was cleaning out my pantry. I got rid of all the refined carbs, processed foods, and sugar sources. Like the book says, we have no will power, save yourself and remove the temptation. I did do a box of baking items for when my family visits and we do holiday baking, a family tradition, and put it up on the top shelf under all my paper products. I also left a low shelf for my daughter with graham crackers, popcorn, and other things that she still wants around. Changes in my life are creating change in hers though - the other night she picked mini bell peppers over a brownie for a snack, and on another night she ASKED for salad with her dinner. Paleo Mommy Wins!
I agree - Marks Daily Apple site is very informative and comprehensive with lots of references if you want to delve deeper, but also a very good primer.
The other thing I think important to note is that there are no absolute prescriptions - many, many authors and pundits have different takes of what is Paleo/primal, so there is no way to do it "wrong".
It is more about uses Paleo/primal as a framework and figuring out what works specifically for you.
All the best on your journey to being healthier.
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I would go to Mark's Daily Apple (marksdailyapple.com) and sign up for his free newsletter. Also, he has a tab called Start Here or something like that and it will give you all the info you can handle. Paleo and Primal are close to the same with some minor differences. Mark's Daily Apple is Primal. A lot of people have found success with Everyday Paleo, too. I'm following "The Primal Blueprint" by Mark Sisson (author of marksdailyapple.com) and I have to tell you I've already lost 8 pounds and am definitely noticing some changes...all for the better. I hope this helps you with the starter information you need! Good luck to you!!
Hi everyone,, Ive been yo yo dieting since I had my first kid 20 years ago, I couple of months ago a good friend of mine told me about Paleo,,, I have been reading alot on it sounds duable but where do I start, trying to motivate myself but its so hard...... Any encouraging words would be appreciated it..... Have a healthy Memorial Day Weekend
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