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5/28/12 1:03 P

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Hey all! Sounds like we're all ready for a challenge!Thanks for the link I will probably download it. I went to trader Joes yesterday and got the uncured pepperred turkey bacon and will go back next week and get the uncured reg. bacon. Starting to clean the "junk" out of the cupboards,just have to do it little by little so DH doesn't get to wise!!! I am attempting to get him on board with this but of course his excuse is ''It's a holiday' Whine whine whine!!!LOL Have a good afternoon all!. Diane

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5/28/12 12:10 P

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Check out the challenges. Rigasmom started a threat on whole30. I am so glad you shared about the "cheats." I am only almost 2 weeks in and haven't cheated. I think I might be terrified the first time I cheat thinking all those cravings will come back. I hope not since I feel like I have kept the monsters at bay:)

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5/28/12 12:02 P

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You are awesome! I will look for it right now. I can't wait for you to start your challenge. I hope you find it as enlightening as I have.

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5/28/12 10:08 A

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I have found that my brain wants a "cheat" sometimes. So If I do strict Whole30 for a while, then I am happy with cheese, or other dairy or something like that for "treat" that is not necessarily not paleo/primal, just not as strict. I will eat dairy again eventually, and I do occasionally have something not paleo, but NO I will never go back. I have eaten "clean" for years, limited processed foods, soda maybe once a month, whole foods, that sort of thing, I occasionally have "junk" chips, or candy or something, but I wasn't big on junk before, so no, I won't go back. I know certain ethnic dishes I love that I'll have occasionally, Indian, Mexican, etc. or cake, some really good cake, I'll indulge (but not every day, or even every week, that's how you get fat)

When you get to eat delicious meat cooked a million ways, veggies of all kinds, lovely fats, herbs, spices, and a wealth of nuts seeds and fruits, why do you need ramen noodles and fruit loops? Because they are fun? Bacon is fun. Dropping two sizes in two months is fun. Wearing a bikini "at her age" is fun.

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5/28/12 9:45 A

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I started the thread for Whole30. Look under Challenges.

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I buy that bacon all the time. They sell it even in my little town - Oscar Mayer Select Uncured.

I will start a Whole30 post, so look for it!

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5/28/12 8:58 A

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Sounds like you have done great! Do you think you will stick to most of the Whole30 eating afterwards? Love me a pina colada at the beach=-yummm.

I saw a commercial last night that one of the big commercial companies is putting out bacon and deli meat now that is uncured(no nitrates). May be worth trying if we can find it.

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5/28/12 8:56 A

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Probably a great idea Rigasmom. I am new here and have no idea how to do that??? Do you? I looked for one when I started and didn't see one. It would be great for folks to post help, ideas, and maybe what they are eating for inspiration.

You should start when you are ready. Get that pantry and fridge ready. I did a 1 hour cook up last night like she talks about on clothes make the girl. I will always do it now. I have a fridge full of cooked or semi-cooked veggies and grilled meats. This morning I am doing scrambled eggs and throwing in some sauteed peppers and onions and some chicken sausage (the peppers, onions and sausage are already cooked from yesterday).


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I am still debating on starting today or tomorrow. After all, today is Memorial Day and maybe someone will want to do something. I am taking tomorrow off as well, but it may be the best day.

Should we start a new thread titled "Whole30"? There may be others that want to join in on the fun.

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5/27/12 11:33 P

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I've been doing the whole 30 for a couple weeks, and will be doing it for three more weeks, then having a week at the beach where it will be mostly whole 30 with some pina coladas (made with real fruit and real coconut.)

I think the most important thing I've learned is one bad choice doesn't have to lead to another and to NOT make bad choices every day.

And as to bacon- I never used to eat it, now, if I'm feeling deprived, I go get some bacon, cook it and eat it and feel decadent. And then I cook with all that lovely fat.

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5/27/12 8:09 P

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Dakota106-Here's a link to the book I bought-Whole30 success guide. It has great information and you can download it 6 times. So, I downloaded it on my Ipad Kindle ap, my laptop and shared it with 4 Paleo friends. Maybe you can find someone to go in 1/2 as it's $39. I really think it's worth it. After reading it, I am not only doing the Whole 30 but buying grass finished beef and more organic foods. I never really thought it was worth it before.

http://whole9life.com/success-guide/

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Thanks your results are awesome!!! Diane

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5/27/12 7:00 P

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My MD put me on an anti-yeast diet 2 months ago, which susbsequently led me to Paleo. I'm noticing that even if I stick strictly to a paleo diet but eat resticted foods for anti-yeast (vinegars, cheeses, anything from molds or fermented, or any sugars of any form) my tummy is bloated the next day. I had a large belly 2 months ago, but it has shrunk significantly plus a 20+ lb weight loss. The anti-yeast aspect is SO RESTRICTIVE AND SO NOT FUN, but I cannot complain with the results!
Also I have so much more energy - 2 months ago I was so ill I could barely walk up a flight of stairs - yesterday I played laser tag against a bunch of 11 year olds! Something here is working for me!
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I would love that,but you said you have the book? The book that I saw you have to pre order as it doesn't come out till June 12th?

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5/27/12 10:40 A

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Here's a link to the list I started with:
http://whole9life.com/2011/10/whole-30-v
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Sorry, you are right there is no actual list on that website. I did order the book and it's great but honestly you can find tons of information free on the web. I will be happy to help any way I can. You have both inspired me and if you decide to do the Whole30 I will extend mine so we can all 3 be doing it together. Certainly wouldn't hurt me-haha!


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That's all great advice ,thanks.I will have to watch the fruit as I tend to eat too many especially in the summer! I went to the whole 30 site and could not find the download,everytime I clicked on what I thought was it the order for the new book kept comimg up! So as I have a book to return to Barnes and Noble I did the in store pickup for the Primal 21 day nas they have it.I will start with that.So off to pick that up! BBL Diane

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5/27/12 10:07 A

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There's a free download list of the Whole30 website. The bacon is supposed to be low sugar and free of nitrates/nitrates.

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I don't mind the suggestions! I really can't afford the whole30 book, so anything you can tell me really helps, I have purchased some organic veggies to start me off on Tuesday. I might start tomorrow so the 30 days are over before the end of June . I have a shopping trip planned then.

Is uncured bacon okay or too fatty? Yes, my husband loves salad. Thanks for the link. I will check it out.

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My husband and children eat at the same time too. I try to keep it where they are eating basically the same thing I am. The protein is always the same as it is for me. You can have almost any protein just try to keep it lean-pork tenderloin, chicken breasts, 93% lean ground beef, flank steak. There are lots of lean meat options. My husband and daughter have started eating more vegetables and some fish since I started which surprised me. Does your husband eat salad? I always keep a big salad in the fridge. Then I can add leftover meat to it and have it for lunch. I have found olive oil, lemon juice, and minced garlic is my favorite salad dressing. There are recipes in the book Well Fed off the website www.theclothesmakethegirl.com and she has some great recipes and ideas. Breakfast is almost always scrambled eggs with chopped vegetables and crumbled turkey sausage or turkey bacon or chicken sausage. I have found if I cook a big batch it keeps for a couple days. Just some tips since we are all busy. Sorry to go on and on.


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5/27/12 9:21 A

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I am finishing week 2 of my Whole30. I only do 1-2 servings of fruit a day and never for breakfast. Breakfast is so important to me because it sets me up for the rest of the day's eating and I have found that fruit makes me start craving sweets. I try to stick to berries since some fruits are sweeter too.

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good evening all! I think I may look at the whole 30 also.How many fruits a day if any do you all have.I think that's one of my problems ,too much fruit! Diane

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5/26/12 3:21 P

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A difficult part is my husband. We will be eating different meals at the same time. It will be tough to avoid his french fries! He will enjoy the meat though, but don't get near him with fish! LOL

How long have you been doing the whole30?


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Yay! I don't think you will regret it. I have not had any cravings or been hungry. Even went to dinner with family last night to celebrate my son's graduation. I loved my wine on the patio too:)
Here's a few tips: Keep hard boiled eggs as they are easy to grab. The time will come when you will get in a rush and they are a lifesaver plus they keep you full. There are a ton of good recipes but for me I just keep it simple-a lean meat(grilled is great or sauteed or baked), a low carb veggie and a salad-perfect. Make extras every time you cook-leftovers are wonderful.
Keep us updated and GOOD LUCK. You can do it! I lost 4 pounds the first week and the second week I started needing a belt. For me it is more about having more energy and feeling great though.

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I was just looking at the whole30 site. Sounds tough, but I think I am at a point where I have to get tough. Not that I am an alcoholic, but I do enjoy a drink on the patio after work. Oh well, that too needs to change so I can get these last 7 pounds off. Hopefully it will help with the belly fat too! I will probably start the whole30 on Tuesday since it's a holiday weekend. For me, it would be much easier than trying to fast. I'll let you know the progress. I really appreciate everyone's help with this.

Anyone want to join me?

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Yeah, I never thought I'd be one of those "i forgot to eat today" girls, but it has happened.

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IGNAZIA-I was going to suggest a Whole 30. I am doing that and I honestly rarely get hungry. If I do, it's because I haven't eaten in hours. I just eat some healthy protein and veggies and move forward.

For "big belly won't go away," you may want to try a Whole 30. It's Paleo but stricter-no dairy, etc. You can google it to go to the website. I too have IBS and can't do raw veggies. I cook big batches of veggies (usually roasted in the oven or sauteed) and have that with a small bit of protein for snacks. One thing I suggest for snacks is to have a small protein and veggies instead of just nuts or a larabar. It's not as hard as it sounds after you read the Whole 30 site. I used to be a wine drinker too (1 glass a night) but have heard several health professionals speak of women's wine belly. I gave it up and the belly started flattening. It was worth it:) Best of luck to you!!! PS-I am 46.

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what he said, and I add some raw eggs in my smoothie, was a protein powder girl for years and cant pick one for paleo. some fat of some kind is nice in the smoothie too, nuts, seeds, flax or coconut.

and as to fasting, I have never really tried it. I do find when I do the strictest paleo, like whole 30, I don't get hungry after a few days and I eat less and can go hours, as in all day without eating.

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Hi Diane,

There is no right or wrong - we have test what works for our unique bodies. As far as the Paleo/primal framework - limiting the the number of servings of fruit is usually recommended. Usually also a good idea to have some protein and fat at each meal.

For me the fat helps dramatically in satiety. If I don't get enough fat regularly I get hungry more often.

Nothing wrong with spinach and blueberries or other fruit for breakfast, but if you want to even out the insulin spikes, you might want to consider adding some fat and/or protein.

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Good morning all! Feeling great being back to paleo! I have a question ,I really like to have a green smoothie in the morning.Made with a big handful of fresh spinach,no sugar frozen berries,peaches and other fruit and 10ozs. of water.Would this be acceptable for paleo or should I stick to things like eggs,sausage etc.?? Diane

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Thank you for the link. I was intrigued by the fasting suggestion. I have a very difficult time going without food. I get really sick feeling and bad headache, so not sure if that would work for me. I may give it a try though. Any suggestions on how to avoid the headache?

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5/22/12 1:43 P

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I found this today (guess what I was researching) and it has some info about the last stubborn fat.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-ge
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t-loss/#axzz1vcaKxV00

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WOW! great ideas. I don't mind if you go on and on. I have to try them all! Yes, I think that is all I eat in the nut quantity. It is just a little snack to get me to lunch. I can't wait to try your green bean recipe. YUM is what I am thinking. I have cooked most of my veggies in the microwave or sauteed in olive oil. I never thought about toasting in the oven. I will definitely try your ideas since I really love vegetables.

Okay, so the final for my class is due Monday, and I am going to start the gym next week. Here we go! This 64-year old will be skinny again!!! Well, maybe just in really good shape. Time will tell, but I am shooting for the moon. There have to be a few stars to catch along the way.

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It might just be the last place your fat comes off of and you need to give it time. Remember a serving of nuts is I think 10-12. And maybe vary the type of nuts from day to day? Like a nut rotation. In case of allergies.

Studies have shown we get more nutrients from vegetables that are cooked with a bit of fat. One thing I love is brown some almonds in butter, once the almonds are toasty, add a big bunch of fresh green beans and stirfry til crisp tender. I make big batches of these and they make a good part of any meal or snack.

I've done it with no nuts and bacon grease or coconut oil.

My roommate taught me this simple green bean "fry" recipe. take a big bunch of fresh green beans. wash them. Put them on a pan and add fresh garlic finely chopped or dry minced garlic, mix well and toast in oven til crisp. I can eat the entire pan. yum.

One more- kale or turnip green chips. Put washed greens on a big pan, mix in a tiny bit of olive oil, add a bit of salt and I like red pepper or Cajun seasoning. Toast in oven until they are "chips" yummy.

I can go on and on. Get a pan of mixed veggies, any you want, beets, carrots, green beans, onions, turnips, rutabagas, squash, etc, add some olive oil or butter, rosemary and any other seasoning you like, and bake in until soft. This is soooooo good. People who say they "hate" vegetables love this.

Above all give it time!

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5/1/12 6:57 P

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Thank you Conradburk. I do eat a lot of the same veggies you mention and am not a processed food person, unless you are calling the Larabar, veggie chips and cheese stick processed. I cook everything right here in my kitchen. I find it difficult with my IBS to eat many raw vegetables, so I can't use them as snacks. That's is the reason for the raw nuts and chips.

Thank you again for all the kind words. I am going to keep pushing on. I was planning to start the gym this week but my final is a paper that will take up my time after work this week. I guess it's one more week to wait. At least it's free, but I haven't figured out how to push the soldiers off the equipment I want to use. emoticon Go US Army!

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Congratulations to you RIGASMOM on your weight loss and on eating Paleo. I am happy for your success. You can be proud of what you have achieved so far. I am sure you are much happier and healthier with the lower weight. Be patient and persistent. All your health and fitness goals will be achieved. I admire your spirit to return to college. Good luck with your courses. Thanks for posting on this site. I am inspired by your example!
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To tweak your Paleo diet, I suggest cutting out processed foods, which is what I have done and replace them with fresh veggies or fruits. I agree that the Larabars, veggie chips, and cheese sticks should go. You will enjoy real food more. I gave up sweet potatoes several months ago because they are nutritious, but as high in carbs as white potatoes. I eat lower carb veggies like carrots, zucchini, rutabaga, turnips, broccoli, hard squash, and plenty of greens! I love mustard greens, collards and kale. I eat a huge salad every day with Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, walnuts, chicken breast, avocado, strawberries maybe some Vedalia onion with extra virgin olive oil as dressing. I use the extra virgin olive oil on all my veggies. It makes them taste delicious and helps with adsorption of the fat soluble vitamins like vitamin A.

Thanks again for your post! I enjoyed reading the comments.
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From your typical day post, there are some things that might be hindering you. The chips, nuts and sweet potatoes all in one day are a lot of carbs when you add them up. ANd when you add in that cheese stick, if you are at all dairy sensitive that will hold inflammation in your belly. I would try having ONE starchy carb a day, maybe a half serving and trying to go completely dairy free. Nuts hinder some people as well. Good luck!


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Ewefluffy, it looks like you are doing a great job. Keep up the fight! I plan to.

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Rigasmom, I definitely think that age hindering weight loss. I'm pushing 75 and having a really hard time losing weight. When I was young, the pounds would just "fall off", now I have to fight every last one. And it hasn't mattered what sort of food plan I've been on, those pounds really do like to stay with me...

And it's different with all of us too... Good luck..

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Thank you CindyTW,

I really don't get much in carbs other than from veggies. I am thinking that I am wanting too much, too fast. I have lost about 3.5 inches since December 31, so that's not too bad. I just want it gone. There is the issue of age possibly not letting me lose it fast. I wonder if any other older folks have this issue also.

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Thanks a bunch Avatru!

I am not a big eater of fruits, except for the Larabar (about 1/3 per work day). Other than that, I eat fruit no more than one a week. I will look into the book you mentioned.

I eat the recommended fats. When I bake my tilapia, I coated in with olive oil, then season it. I make a salsa to eat with it that is tomato, avacado, garlic, onion, and more spices. That's pretty much the only avocado I eat, which would be one per week. I have a recipe for Paleo bread made with fresh ground flax and arrowroot, but only ate that maybe twice a week. My gut doctor wants me to eat oatmeal for breakfast to help bind things better, but I just hate eating the grains.

As I said in another post, I will start the gym next week and hope that helps out. Certainly won't hurt me!

Thanks again!

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Thank you Egalitaire,

I know what you are saying about Paleo meaning something different to everyone. I will try to keep a closer watch on the carbs. I need to get better at keeping track of what I eat here on Sparkpeople so that I can keep a good count. Since I have IBS, I stay away from gluten and have found that most grains will cause an issue also. It is rare for me to have any grains. Mostly meat and veggies. Here is a menu from a typical day for me:

Breakfast: 1 boiled egg, I mozzarella cheese stick, 2 cups black coffee
Snack: Walnuts and Pecans
Lunch: Dinner leftovers or homemade chicken soup (mostly veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, squash, carrots, turnips)
Snack: Maybe some Terra mixed veggie chips or 1/3 of a Larabar
Dinner: Baked fish with sauteed fresh veggies or a sweet potato (about one per month); Maybe grilled steak or other meat with salad, for a drink it's one or two glasses of 1/2 water, 1/2 red wine (typically no snack after dinner)

After the coffee in the morning, I just drink water the rest of the work day, most days over the 8 glasses. Sometimes some plain tea or coconut water.

I am going to start back at the gym next week. I stopped when my class started in January. (working full time and going to college about did it for this old lady!) Also, I guess I must tell you that I have lost 3.5 inches in my belly since I started Paleo. Yes, I am thankful for what's happened so far, and getting back to the gym will help even more. Maybe I am just wanting too much, too fast, but the family reunion is in July and I want to look GREAT! (wrinkles and all).
emoticon Thank you again for the words of encouragement!

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What's considered Paleo means different things to different people, so not sure what the specifics are of the nutritional plan you are following. I will tell you my experience - it echoes what has already been written here. Also, take a win on the victories so far - way to go.

I keep my daily carb intake under 100g/day - almost all of that is from veggies and none from wheat or other grains, or from any processed foods, although I do eat feta cheese. I also keep my calories from fat at about 50% of daily caloric input.

When I do both of those things, I am sated, am losing weight at the rate of about 2 pounds/week, am losing inches, mostly around my waist and have lots of physical and mental energy.

That's what works for me - everyone seems to be different, so just keep tweaking.

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Hi! I just found the Paleo group on the sparkpeople site. I have been following the paleo diet for about 6 months, and have found that I didnt really start to see the weight loss/belly fat loss results I wanted until I really took a hard look at the sugars that I was consuming.
Even the "natural" sugars, such as fruit and honey, which are technically still paleo, will keep you from reaching your goals. Pay attention to your carb numbers when you track your food. If you are trying to lose that belly fat, you should probably aim for between 50-100 per day. Your body will also turn extra protein that you are consuming into sugars, which will prevent the belly fat loss as well. So, figure out how much protien you need (usually .7 per lb of Lean body mass) per day. For me this came out to about 70 grams per day. The rest of your calories should come from healthy fats. This can be hard for alot of people because we have all been brain washed into thinking that fats are the enemy. Try avocados, olives, cocunut oil/butter, and walnuts, almonds for extra fat.
There is a great book called Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life [Paperback]
Nora T. Gedgaudas (Author).
The auther really goes into more detail about protien, fat, and carbs than I have seen elsewhere.
Anyways, maybe you already track this stuff, and if so, just stick to it!
I know for me, i really had to cut back on the amount of protein and fruit I was eating, and add more vegetables (you can add a ton of veggies and not go high on your carbs) and more fats.
Hope this helps!

AVATRU

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Cut out the cheese stick, and try going lower on the carbs. Maybe that will help bust it loose!

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I have been on Paleo now for about four months. I just can't seem to lose the belly. I have lost 15 pounds and inches. My belly has gone down some, especially since my doctor started me on digestive enzymes. A lot of the bloating is gone now. I do have IBS, so really try to watch what I eat. Rarely I will have some potatoes, but most everything I eat is Paleo. The only dairy is a mozzarella cheese stick in the morning. Any suggestions? I want this down by July!!!

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