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Paleo Diet in September

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Last Wednesday I started the Paleo Diet.

I don't really consider it to be a "diet." Oooh, dreaded boogie man word. Diet to me means "way of eating" rather than restriction-ville.

This is a lifestyle change for me. A way of thinking and being. I am depriving myself nothing. And already I have lost 6 lbs. I am surprised.

Even though I had tried a "grain-free" 30 days, in 2007, as a jumpstart to a diet with "whole grains" and organic unprocessed foods to great results, there is always a doubt that any action I try will not get results.

I don't plan on returning to eating grains as a main staple of my diet. If nothing else, grains will be treated like alcohol, something to be indulged in infrequently.

My significant other is truly being supportive. We're both doing Paleo together and he's relishing in the new recipes. I've probably bought 20 books focusing on Paleo and Primal lifestyle and eating.

A lot of new ingredients and making items from scratch. He even made mayonnaise from scratch. I'm eager to make ketchup from scratch. This way we know there are no additives or preservatives etc. Just the pure unprocessed food.

I woke this morning and was 240.4 lbs. I don't know if it's this "water weight" loss that people keep mentioning. I just know I was 250 lbs on June 2nd and within days have lost several pounds in just a week.

When I wake tomorrow will I be 238 lbs? I will jump for joy if so. That was my weight in 2007 when I first tried "grain free". A year and a half later I found out I was 208 lbs.

Yeah, a year and a half later because I wasn't and still am not watching the scale like a hawk.

I do seem to have a bit of the "low-carb flu" or "wheat-flu." Feels like allergies or a cold. But the symptoms seem to be better today.

That's it for the update. When I hit 230 lbs - 235 lbs, I'm going to restart my workout schedule with high dedication. I'm a member of a Y but I'm curious about Crossfit and may start doing "Workouts of the Day" (WODs) before checking out a Crossfit gym.

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    I haven't heard about a Paleo healthy eating plan before and will be looking it up. I am so happy you've got support right at home who are interested in helping make the meals and experiment with what works best for you both. I believe my mom is doing something similar with my dad where the are eating starches rice, bread, potatoes sparingly with more focus on fruits, veggies, and limiting meat to lean cuts. There indulgence is Subway every now and then.

    I cannot wait to hear the next update and possibly see you in the Morning Workouts SP team topics giving us clues on how to work on consistency with workouts and other advice on ways to live a healthier way.

    Keep on moving towards those goals and emoticon
    2565 days ago
    keep it up!
    2573 days ago
    I have tried some vegetable recipes from a web site called Nom-Nom Paleo. I've been eating her pureed cauliflower with carrot for 4 days straight as it is just as delicious warm and cold. I'm not doing Paleo but I use ideas from across the spectrum. The site will pop up if you google the name. Best wishes . . . it sounds like you found what works for you.
    2575 days ago
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    I'm am trying to convert to full Paleo, it's a slow progress but I'm getting better at it.
    Congrats on a great lifestyle change and I hope to read good things about your decision.
    2577 days ago
    Good for you! I am doing a similar "lifestyle diet" and I feel better in general, and I have to tell myself that even when the scale doesn't move, I'm healthier than I was yesterday, right? Keep it up!
    2577 days ago
    emoticon I don't look at it as a diet either. I eat paleo and low carb. It's just a way of eating.
    2577 days ago
    Keep Sparkin'!!
    2578 days ago
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    2578 days ago
    Yes good luck, you should write a book from all the ones you've read!!!! Way to go on getting the information you need to do the best with this change in eating patterns.
    2578 days ago
    I just started eating paleo too. Hope to hear more about your progress.
    2578 days ago
    Way to go! Yes, this is about lifestyle changes, not a diet. Keep up the good work & congratulations on your weight loss!
    2578 days ago
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    Great work! If it's a lifestyle change, embrace and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
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    2578 days ago
    Don't wait for 230-235 - do it now!! Best of Luck!!
    2578 days ago
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