I have been eating Primal-style (a variant on Paleo) since January. Most of the food we eat has been homemade for years, but there were a lot of non-Primal selections. There was some whining from the teens in the beginning, but they have adapted well. At home they eat Primal, cause that's all there is - if they're jonesing for something they usually go out and get it or go to a friends. But I have noticed they are even doing less of that.
I don't harp about it, just go about the business of eating on my plan and they are coming around. They have both changed their body comp. for the better too.
On the subject of red wine, dairy, etc. it really depends on what author you read, some advocate wine is OK, some dairy, some legumes. My recommendation is to go strict for 30 days and then add foods back in one at a time and pay attention to how your body is feeling and/or what is happening with your weight loss.
Red wine doesn't seem to have much impact on me, but GF (also Primal eater) has a reaction. She can eat legumes, my body doesn't respond well.
Seems we are each different and need to find out what works.
All the best and ....
Edited by: EGALITAIRE at: 7/16/2012 (11:13)
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Steph soo glad your joining us.I just kinda re joined after straying to a crazy plan that promises miracles but doesn't let you eat real food!! This is so much easier and delish! And my tummy is flatter already!! Good luck! Diane
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Some Paleo folks drink red wine-I do. However, on the Whole30 it's a no no. You will be surprised how quickly those cravings for your kids' foods disappear. My 18 year old brought home 6 gourmet cupcakes that are sitting on the counter and I have zero desire to go eat one. However, my hubby ordered pizza last night and I did break down and have a couple pieces. Nobody is perfect so don't expect yourself to be. HOWEVER, I do think that first 30 days it is really important to be strict. It breaks those cravings! Keep us posted on how it goes:)
Awesome information and tips! Yeah, my weakness is anything salty and crunchy.... and wine too! Someone at Crossfit did say wine was allowed??? Of course, in moderation....is this not the case? My goal today is to check out the Whole 30 website and then go to the grocery store. My struggle will be my teenagers food staring at me in the face! Thanks again to everyone helping me out and letting me know Paleo won't bore me!!!
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Welcome, Welcome! The best website for recipes, in my opinion, is The Clothes Make the Girl (listed below). All of those are really fabulous for information. I did buy some beautiful Paleo cookbooks too. I have made really great Paleo food since starting in April. You will not be bored but it's just an adjustment. I started eating Paleo after doing Crossfit for a month and I leaned out quite a bit in a 30 day challenge (Whole 30 website). I kind of had to overcome some mindsets about meals though. Like today (seriously) I have had scrambled eggs with crumbled turkey sausage and green onions in them'at 7. Then some nuts and dried fruit (we were out and the concession stand had nothing I would eat). I am literally not hungry at almost 4 pm. Dinner is leftover homemade marinara sauce over spaghetti squash. It feels strange at first to not have a starch at dinner but you get used to it. Whole 30 is a great way to start as it will help you pinpoint your weaknesses-mine are dairy and wine:) GOOD LUCK!!!
Hello, I started crossfit about 4 months ago but haven't lost any weight. The trainers believe its my diet and have encouraged me to try Paleo. I eat way too much and drink too much and need to get with it. Paleo seems very limiting and I bore easily and this makes me nervous. What books, recipe books and websites are best to get information on starting? Thanks! Stephanie
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