to you! I see you're from the Seattle area - I lived there in the 60's and my kids were born there; I have very fond memories from there. I guess I am 'semi-Paleo', eating dairy ( yogurt and cottage cheese), an occasional potato or serving of rice, and more fruit than is recommended. I am really not looking to lose more weight, but to maintain, within a 5 lb. range, my current weight. There is a lot of excellent information posted in this team, as you have already seen. Ask questions as you need to, and I'm sure you'll get prompt responses! I'm glad you've joined us.
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I 'came to' Paleo after already being 'paleo and more'! I was diagnosed Celiac and then run through months of elimination testing (finding what foods cause problems).
Again, I'm stricter than Paleo BUT it's a fun spot to start looking for ideas! I gained weight but that's common for people with diseased bowels. Basically, I started absorbing nutrients! It's a good thing, I needed the nutrients for sure! It meant that I had to change even more.
I imagine (as you mentioned) just changing from eating fast food ought to help. Such crap quality 'food...' it's no wonder people are sick.
Whatever you find getting away from grains and eating whole food will make you HEALTHIER. Enjoy it!
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Welcome, Lisa! You are right in that you will need to cook most of your meals, but it doesn't need to be anything complicated. Roasting most any veg in the oven w/some bacon fat or coconut oil yields some AMAZING flavor. Cook some meat on the stove and voila! you have a delicious, nutritious paleo meal. The crockpot is also a very handy tool for cranking out easy paleo meals.
I would be careful with the "paleo" muffins and cookies. These are good for an occasional treat, but shouldn't be part of your regular diet. I have fallen into that trap the past month and am paying the price now. I will be starting a Whole 30 next week to get myself back on track.
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WEll I have been trying to normalize my weight now for a few years. I am trying the Paleo diet to see if it can benefit both my weight and my arthritis. I am hopeful.
I realize that my lack of cooking skills will impact my ability to do this. In the past I eat on the run alot, and have done a lot of McDonalds. :( So, trying this will definitely improve my diet either way! I tried tracking what I ate yesterday, and it seemed to be within the 'normal' parameters for protein, carbs and calories. I wanted to make sure while I'm on this diet I am still getting a healthy balance for my body. I do have a sweet tooth! I found a few recipies for muffins/cookies that are still sorta paleo :) I love yams and sweet potatoes so that's good :) I appreciate all advice! lisa
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