I started eating Atkins, because that was the book I had. I haven't really read much on Paleo, so while I joined the team because it was a low carb diet, and would give me more people to discuss low carb with. I have always considered myself an Atkins dieter.
What I eat almost daily now, is a mushroom omelette for breakfast, b/s chicken thighs with a 1/2 can of tomato for lunch, and b/s chicken thighs with green beans for dinner. I have 2 T butter, and 3-4 T olive oil, plus garlic, and black pepper for seasonings, and my snacks tend to be berries, apples, and macadamia nuts.
I used to eat cheese before, but if I eat more than 4 ozs a week, I have issues, so I dropped that. I also have a problem with Na, which helped nix cheese.
Looking at the description of Paleo, I think I more closely follow this diet now, even if my budget keeps me from eating grass fed/organic foods most of the time. Plus canned vegetables because they are cheap. I do eat organic mushrooms at breakfast though.
Does anything I eat disqualify me as a " Paleo dieter ". As far as I can tell the biggest difference is dairy, which I no longer eat.
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 181.0