Strong fingernails that grow quickly, my hair is shinier than ever, my skin has cleared up, I have less mood swings (because sugar crashes are gone!), and reduced digestion issues. These small goals have meant just as much as scale goals!
current weight: 156.0
Fitness Minutes: (32,016) Posts: 6,263 4/21/12 7:26 P
I guess I was being too narrow with that because I already had to be dairy and gluten free before Paleo. I didn't count changes from removing the gluten and dairy!
I too had skin issues clear up, I have had only a rare pimple,and have gone off the prescription creams for rashes I would get on my face. They come back if I eat dairy or even accidental gluten. My energy has been a lot better and mentally I feel a lot more "clear". I don't get heartburn, indigestion or abdominal pain anymore.
xena47-that's awesome! And wonderful that the family followed your example.
I don't know of anyone who has truly tried this diet that didn't see a big difference. Have to wonder why some, like my husband, just don't want to stick with it even though he felt great and, yes, he was so much easier to live with.
I'm glad to see everyone is having successes beyond the weight loss. For me, that 50lbs lost is great, but it's just not the main event-its the new health that rocks!
About two years ago, I decided to try a 30 day challenge to see how it went for me. My acne went away. This totally blew my mind. I had been afflicted since I was a teenager, sometimes to the point that I would refuse to leave the house. Giving up dairy in my twenties had brought it somewhat under control, but it never really stopped and in my 40's it had gotten worse. Dropping the grains and increasing the fat, contrary to EVERYTHING I had ever heard on the subject, made it go away completely. No one was more surprised and delighted than me.
Then my dandruff went away. Then my husband and son ganged up on me and forbade me to go off this new plan. They said I was so much easier to live with--far less depressed or prone to getting angry or upset and yelling at them. In fact, they both decided to go Paleo themselves after seeing how well I was doing.
Enormous improvement in health, strength, energy and mood and outlook on life. Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, high blood pressure meds all reduced or gone. Test results in other areas improved.Also I am more open to people and experiences and more outgoing. I am one very happy lady!
Edited by: LIZZABEE at: 4/19/2012 (06:44)
Pounds lost: 51.0
Fitness Minutes: (15,377) Posts: 1,671 4/19/12 12:10 A
Tampatink asked a great question in her blog tonight that I thought would be a good topic for a forum discussion. Tink hope you will forgive me for hijacking your idea - just seemed like a very good topic for this forum.
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