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"If it tastes good; Spit it out!" ~ Jack Lalanne
Welcome! I live in Central MO :)
This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!
“Being overweight and out-of-shape is hard. Being lean and in-shape is hard. Choose your hard.”
Hey! I'm almost 53, been eating Paleo/Ancestral/Primal for nearly two years now (I've eliminated 60 pounds of fat), and have never regretted dumping the gluten.
I know it seems a little daunting at first because it is hard to image living without 'a Pizza or hamburger or a yeast roll ever again'... and thinking like that is what makes it harder. It is possible to come close to the tastes these things provide without eating gluten products... it just takes a readjustment in how you think about food (you have to cook differently and think outside the box).
We have done this as a family, and when we were trying to find replacements for things like bread, pizza, cakes, cookies we were eternally disappointed... because nothing really tastes the same as a gluten product. As soon as we looked at it as a new food adventure, we discovered a joy in food we never had before because we no longer struggled with cravings, or an out of control appetite. For me feeling well for the first time in my life continues to be a HUGE motivator. I also have a young daughter who I want to see grow up and have a life of her own... that wasn't going to happen if I continued down the path I was on.
Perhaps seeing all of the positives and really understanding the concept of Ancestral eating would be first step:
Check out the following:
Paleo... Do you really know what you're talking about?
*COMPREHENSIVE* Ancestral Nutrition Resource
Also, check these out:
• Whole 30 (FREE on-line)
• The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Paleo
• Mark's Daily Apple (FREE on-line... subscribe to the newsletter) www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-bluep
Better yet, buy Primal BluePrint and follow the guidelines!
• The Domestic Man
Here are a great list of resources as well (definitely check out the sites geared specifically to women *... we are more vulnerable to the hormonal impact of diet changes):
• Five (slightly different) flavours of the paleo diet
• 6 Years of MDA All Organized!!! (Mark Scisson)
• Beyond Paleo: from a Paleo diet to a Paleo template (Chris Kresser)
I also have a ton of resources in my photo gallery... click on any photo and in the comments section will be a list of resources!
Holler if you need any help!
Edited by: _RAMONA at: 8/22/2013 (23:06)
'An Apple A Day' keeps the doctor away...
NOTE: My weight tracker is NOT a truthful representation of my weight. Instead, I am using it as a tool to help me visualize my goal as though it's already been achieved!
Don't stress. There are so many options out there. I eat burgers frequently, have make a rockin' pizza without wheat, and in fact just scarfed down the best brownie ever! :)
Check out some of the great Paleo recipe sites out there. My favorite is Civilized Caveman. Nom Nom Paleo is also excellent.
You can do this! And you'll feel so much better for it! :)
Jeckie (aka. Sarah) - Lowell, MA - EST
Half Fanatic #3032
I have no "goal weight". MY goal is to be as healthy, strong and active as I can be. This isn't about my relationship with the scale but my relationship with the world.
Looking for recipes? I keep a Paleo-friendly recipe board on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/jeckie/mostly-paleo/
I have been told by my Dr to eliminate all gluten from my diet. The paleo diet seems to be what I need to do. I have to lose 80 lbs and I am close to being diabetic. However I am discouraged thinking that I cannot live without a Pizza or hamburger or a yeast roll ever again...
Poplar Bluff MO