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7/27/12 12:42 A

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I have a bit more energy today then I normally do, even after moving lots of sheetrock and construction equipment around and in and out of vans. Don't know if it has anything to do with sticking to a more Paleo diet today/yesterday or with the new meds. So far I don't see any reason to stop, plus I promised myself I'd give it a month anyway. By the way, some of you might want to look at Pinterest, I use it a lot for ideas, recipes, articles, etc. Great way to organize thoughts, but there are lots of boards there that are focused around Paleo, might help you find some great sites!

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Here's a board I came across today and found some great ideas through, like drying strawberries in the oven! Hope everyone is doing okay, going to weigh myself soon...have a wedding coming up and would really like to maybe loose 2 pounds (I had hoped to have lost a lot by now but my body didn't like that idea, at least now I have a full diagnoses, I'll take that instead! emoticon )

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Edited by: INNERDREAMS at: 7/27/2012 (00:43)
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7/26/12 12:25 P

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I haven't seen fathead. What's it about?

..you may not be able to really feel compassion toward others until you are able to feel compassionate toward yourself. Margaret Paul


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7/26/12 12:22 P

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I haven't seen fathead. What's it about?

..you may not be able to really feel compassion toward others until you are able to feel compassionate toward yourself. Margaret Paul


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7/26/12 11:28 A

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Ah interesting, I hadn't read that one yet. I really love different opinions. Have you watched Fat Head?

I spent so much time reading the good and bad about Paleo. Took me two weeks of research before I made the decision. What that author said in that article makes a lot of sense. I think in all these articles they tend to group together everyone but everyone is so very different.

The reason I started following Paleo was because it was a healthy way to cut out carbs but still get to eat good food. I don't feel deprived. I don't feel like a rabbit. I feel better when I eat meat.

Everyone is different though!!!

Day 5 and I actually feel pretty good, plus lost a couple pounds :) How is everyone else feeling?



Edited by: MRSYATES84 at: 7/26/2012 (11:31)
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7/26/12 5:03 A

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I think the Paleo diet makes a fair amount of sense - very Mediterranean Diet in a lot of ways.

That said my degree is in Anthro so this article for Popular Science had to get a look in. www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-
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7/25/12 9:00 P

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-MRSYATES84, I'm doing the same...after seeing that some women with hypothyroidism recommended low carb, etc I had been easing into it. Now with the PCOS diagnosis I received yesterday it was a wakeup call to really take charge of things. I want to try all that I can do to a) help my body, b) feel better, and c) help aid my fertility (even though its not a problem yet that I know of, nor am I trying for kids right now). I would hate myself if I couldn't have kids because of PCOS and there were things I could do. Doctor said most of her patients don't need any help getting pregnant and those that do only needed minimal help...still don't want to push my luck. Hoping after 30days I see at least some results, or at least a spike in energy...alwayyys tired. Good luck on you're own Paleo experiment!

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7/25/12 11:48 A

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I remember reading that blog as well. I also love The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf and Eat Well. I follow a lot of Paleo blogs as well. I am currently on day 4 and I feel great. I am giving my body 30 days to see if it likes this way of eating better than all the carb overload eating I have done in the past. So far so good. :)

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that is a great article I have read before. I am a member of nerdfitness and get email updates when a new blog is posted. It does spell it it out really easy and is a great read!

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7/25/12 2:55 A

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I had suspected I had PCOS a while ago, was diagnosed as hypothyroid and then just yesturday with PCOS (finally some direction!), and came across the Paleo Diet in my research. I liked this one site, www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2010/10/04/
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e-beginners-guide-to-the-paleo-diet/#
, that spells out the basics pretty plainly (plus there are Lego pictures of Cavemen!). They also have links to other great websites. I'm thinking of trying it myself...got nothing to loose at this point, just trying to find something that works and like you said the methods make sense of PCOS (and similar for thyroid as well). Let me know how you do if you do chose to go ahead with it! Good Luck!!

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I am very familiar with Paleo, and trying to change my lifestyle to it completely. I have pretty much already given up dairy and most processed foods, but I am not there all the way yet. It makes sense to me, the whole concept of it, how people ate before everything became processed.
I also bought the Everyday Paleo book/cookbook and I love it, there are some amazing recipes in it if you are interested. The woman who wrote the book also has a website and a free pod cast if you are interested. The website is everydaypaleo dot com.
Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear your insight on Paleo.

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7/24/12 2:23 P

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After taking over a month off of eating healthy and taking my Metformin, I knew that I had made a big mistake letting myself slip. Wow was my body rebelling.

So I have been researching endlessly PCOS and why exactly we don't do well with processed food, carbohydrates or sugar. The research I have come up with is amazing, it appears that since I was first diagnosed they have come a long way.

Anyways, after talking to a few friends and doing a whole butt load more of research, I discovered the Paleo lifestyle. It doesn't have a lot of studies done on it but there was a lot of personal blogs out there with women who had PCOS and followed the Paleo lifestyle that found amazing results. Which makes sense, you are eating barely any carbohydrates and sugar.

So I decided to give it a try. Day 3 and I am actually feeling really good. I also started my Metformin back up yesterday. Maybe both of them combined will actually start giving me some energy back and help with all these crazy PCOS symptoms?!?!

Has anyone else gone Paleo? Ever heard of it? Tried it?

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