So I did paleo last summer and easily lost 40 lbs. over 3 months with just following the diet strictly and walking a lot (like 10 miles a week or more of just walking, not counting step taken just in daily activity). I wasn't even especially low carb (I think I was in the 50-150 range most days, because I like fruit). Anyway, after going out of state for a family funeral and then the holidays I fell off the paleo wagon, but I was still eating paleo for probably half of my meals and eating low grains/gluten. Then I had some GI issues that sent me to the hospital twice and have had to eat a Standard American Diet for the last few months in order to get an accurate diagnosis. During that time I've regained some of the weight I'd lost, but not all (fortunately) - I think the fact that I still try to walk to work most days and take my dog for a walk on weekends has really helped.
Anyway . . . I am having my screenings done in just under a week and I'm excited to get back to paleo, but I'm inviting friends and strangers who have been interested in trying paleo too to join me! I set up a Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/504561269619821/) since I check facebook more often than I do health forums like these. So I figured I'd invite people from Spark to join up as well if it's something you're interested in trying. It's a closed group, so you'll have to request to join. It's free, I'm not making any money off of this. And you get to pick your plan too - so you can do Whole 30, 21 Day Primal Challenge, 21 Day Sugar Detox, etc. I know that Mark Sisson's Primal Challenge is meant to be lower carb (and that's the version of paleo I was following when I lost the weight last year).
I'm not pushing any one plan - just inviting people along for the journey if paleo has been something they've been interested in trying. It's only a 21 day challenge, so if it doesn't fit your lifestyle, or help you reach your health goals, or anything you can always go back to the way you've been eating. :) I thought there might be some low carbers out there interested in paleo, since it can easily be low carb, but it's low carb based more on real food than shakes and meal replacement bars.
Anyway - if it's been something you've been considering - I hope you'll join us!
| current weight: 220.0