0
 
Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
SAVANNAHZMOMMA1's Photo SAVANNAHZMOMMA1 Posts: 712
3/13/12 9:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Count me in on agreement--I'm frankly enjoying being "off the grid" from conventional wisdom and the profiteers who try to sell me all this processed junk. Feeling way better is so important to me, and lately I've enjoyed the chance to see that going back to "old foods" on some days gives me the symptoms I suffered for years.

Joy

Races Goal:
Sub 8:30/mile for a Springtime Race!
Volunteer at a race before June 2012!

Goal Winter & Spring 2012:
Develop an interesting cross-training routine that will be fun for my daughter to join in on.
10,000 steps/day whether running or walking.
Launch my SLEEP project!


 August Minutes: 0
 
0
250
500
750
1000
JESUJOI SparkPoints: (5,666)
Fitness Minutes: (505)
Posts: 194
3/13/12 12:12 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Sunshine what is profound to me is that allowing myself to be okay with it for a bit has resulted in weight loss! :)

 Pounds lost: 23.0 
 
0
7.5
15
22.5
30
LADYROSE's Photo LADYROSE SparkPoints: (100,807)
Fitness Minutes: (34,752)
Posts: 7,600
3/13/12 11:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sunshine - I totally agree! Those ingrained ideas that eating fat = automatic heart attack are hard to kill, especially when the warnings are so dire from "Them".

Like you said, though, some are receptive and willing to change... the great thing is that even going in 50% will give you benefits. Changing a lifetime worth of habits is hard, and when the rest of the world isn't on board with with it, it's really challening, give yourself credit for doing what you can!

*I* know it's hard to not to compare myself to others, or get caught up in their perfection - I keep reminding myself that I'm doing the best I can for where I am now... some days I do better, somedays not so much. I'm not where I want to be, but I'm a heck of a lot closer than I was before!

Steph

Steph
ladyrois.blogspot.com/

Take the words “genetic freak” out of your vocabulary and substitute the words “hard working, committed, and focused” and you will have removed one obstacle to doing things you never thought possible. Top Dawg

The BOSS Rules: Train Beyond Our Self-imposed Strength Limitations.

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
C. Robbin


 current weight: 160.0 
 
203
186
169
152
135
SUNSHINE7352's Photo SUNSHINE7352 SparkPoints: (3,851)
Fitness Minutes: (145)
Posts: 278
3/13/12 2:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
As the resident "Newbie" I will tell you this though: It is hard to break those cycles. I'm already struggling. I have things planned out but if they don't go that way... I tend to fall back into old habits, especially when you have to make snap decisions! It's easy. It's what I know. Heck, it even helped me drop 20 pounds!

I honestly had no idea that grains weren't healthy until just recently. I will tell you it's kind of hard to be okay with cooking in oils and eating 'fats.' It goes against everything I've ever heard before! Doing something like this is a huge step and I have to re-train myself and my way of thinking about what 'good foods' are!

Some of us are pretty receptive though! YAY!

"If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution." -Unknown


 Pounds lost: 20.0 
 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50
EXOTEC's Photo EXOTEC Posts: 3,028
3/12/12 11:42 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I completely agree. I cringe when I hear the phrases, "healthy grains" and "lean meats". It's in the common philosophy, and we're so inured to it after all these years that most people don't even pass it through their common sense filters.

It reminds me of an article I read EONS ago in Ann Landers (I think?) about a woman who always cut her roasts in half before putting them in the oven ... when asked why, she couldn't answer. She went to her mother, who was the one she learned this from, and discovered that when her mother and father were first married, they lived in an apartment so small that their oven wouldn't accommodate a normal roasting pan. So she had to cut it to make it fit! This woman was following that "good" advice for most of her life without questioning or even thinking about it.

I think this is where many people are with nutrition and health. It's how it's been. It's their comfort zone. They don't engage their brains to ask WHY they're doing anything, they just do it because that's what they've always done. If something does finally shake them out of that complacency, they might take a closer look at what they're doing and why. But then, even if they see the data, some people just can't step out of the familiar. It's too scary or too much trouble.

I guess everyone has a twist on what they believe is healthy. The research today supports the lowcarb lifestyle, but even within that genre, there are variances. That's why we all take an active interest in what works for each of us, and create our own health. Seems to me this is healthy for our bodies AND our minds. Good for us.

...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
(attributation forgotten)

We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
~attributed to Chief Seattle

We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
~C.S. Lewis


 current weight: 249.0 
 
380
322.5
265
207.5
150
LADYROSE's Photo LADYROSE SparkPoints: (100,807)
Fitness Minutes: (34,752)
Posts: 7,600
3/12/12 3:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
"The two camps on eating are so completely different, aren't they??"

Betty... so true!!! I was thinking about it the other day - I love Tom Venuto and he's done several articles, not really bashing the paleo/primal approach, but doesn't agree with it in principle. He does advocate for a lower carb (in carb cycling) and low, to no grain (basically chose the nutrient density over calorie/carb dense) apporach, but puts in in the context of making those choices depending on your overall _physique_ goals.

And *I* think that's the key - are you focused on your physique, because you certainly can get lean eating oatmeal, bread, rice, etc.... Look at the typical bodybuilder 'diet'.

Or are you focused on optimal health?

Lean doesn't automatically mean that you've achieved optimal health. And being truly healthy doesn't mean you'll be lean, but it will make it a whole lot easier to get there AND stay there.

Just my $.25 :)

Steph
ladyrois.blogspot.com/

Take the words “genetic freak” out of your vocabulary and substitute the words “hard working, committed, and focused” and you will have removed one obstacle to doing things you never thought possible. Top Dawg

The BOSS Rules: Train Beyond Our Self-imposed Strength Limitations.

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
C. Robbin


 current weight: 160.0 
 
203
186
169
152
135
KICK-SS's Photo KICK-SS Posts: 9,574
3/12/12 2:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ladyrose, I don't think that's sarcasm, that is the truth!! I just cringe when I see these people touting "healthy" breads, cereals, etc. They seem to think if it's whole grain, it's healthy...

The two camps on eating are so completely different, aren't they??

Betty

EWEFLUFFY IS NOW KICK-SS

TODAY IS THE TOMORROW YOU WORRIED ABOUT YESTERDAY. GET ON WITH IT!!

BEFORE YOU CAN START A NEW CHAPTER - YOU HAVE TO FIRST TURN THE PAGE!




 current weight: 181.4 
 
229
209.25
189.5
169.75
150
DAKOTA106's Photo DAKOTA106 SparkPoints: (9,955)
Fitness Minutes: (235)
Posts: 2,452
3/12/12 2:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Very interesting and I totally agree with you.! Diane

 current weight: 169.8 
 
190
177.5
165
152.5
140
LADYROSE's Photo LADYROSE SparkPoints: (100,807)
Fitness Minutes: (34,752)
Posts: 7,600
3/12/12 2:23 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just had to share this blog post!

www.liftbigeatbig.com/2012/02
/your-hea
lth-is-not-profitable.html


It got me to thinking, with the outcry to ban/enforce government regulation on sugar, would they ban "healthy" cereals that are loaded with sugar in the form of 'heart healthy whole grains'? I mean, 32g carbs per serving is still 32g of sugar, regardless if it's corn syrup or whole grain... (but there's that whopping 2g of fiber in the whole grains which makes a /load/ of difference! ooooh, was that my outloud typing? LOL!)

(sorry, sarcasm filter didn't engage this morning... ;)

Steph
ladyrois.blogspot.com/

Take the words “genetic freak” out of your vocabulary and substitute the words “hard working, committed, and focused” and you will have removed one obstacle to doing things you never thought possible. Top Dawg

The BOSS Rules: Train Beyond Our Self-imposed Strength Limitations.

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
C. Robbin


 current weight: 160.0 
 
203
186
169
152
135
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Paleo Diet General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Mayo question 10/3/2013 5:41:45 PM
Daily Chat! 6/10/2014 8:58:33 AM
Low carb Paleo Not 9/14/2013 11:47:47 AM
"Eat This, Not That"...for Paleo! 7/3/2013 11:46:52 AM
Health Benefits? 6/18/2014 10:41:59 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28224x47039534

Review our Community Guidelines