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Paleo?

Posted by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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Anyone eat the paleo way? We just gave up glutin and I feel a ton better. Just wondering if we should take it all the way. What has your success been with doing this life change. Or thoughts about this. Good or bad welcome.
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eema.gray
by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 6:54 PM

We kind of do paleo.  No grain although we do occassionally have a little rice.  A handful of beans here and there, provided they've soaked first to the point of starting to sprout.  No dairy unless it's been grass fed and, since grass fed/unprocessed is crazy expensive here, that means we're not doing dairy for the time being.

We JUST started so I haven't seen any major changes yet.  

It's common to point out that civilization as we know it has always run on cereal grains.  However, the modern varieties create a ton of stress on your GI system and endocrine system.  If you can manage to track down heirloom varieties, and soak and dry them before using, those would probably be a lot better for you.  :-)

Don't get too fixated on right or wrong ways to eat paleo.  If you feel fine eating supermarket dairy, by all means, keep eating it.  :-)  Same goes for beans, rice, and anything else.  If you continue to feel good and can do the things you need to do, keep eating it.

nlonnon
by Tasha on Aug. 30, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Not I, there are just too many foods that I can't/won't give up unless I really have to :)

norahsmommy
by Bronze Member on Aug. 31, 2012 at 10:42 AM
No, too restrictive. I do eat gluten free and limit grains because frankly too many give me tummy problems. Rice doesn't but most others do, even quinoa. I have to have just a little of that with a ton of veggies thrown in. I also limit cauliflower and kale for the same reason. They are my favorites so that's hard. I do not drink milk anymore because of tummy issues but cheese is alright for me and I love it!
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aprilsalcro
by on Aug. 31, 2012 at 11:49 AM
This !

Quoting nlonnon:

Not I, there are just too many foods that I can't/won't give up unless I really have to :)

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mom2boyz8811
by Bronze Member on Aug. 31, 2012 at 2:13 PM
I'm wheat, soy, nut and dairy free. I'm eating this way because my breastfed DS may have food allergies. It has really helped me cut out the processed stuff. I'm working on trying to get my older kids and DH to eat more whole foods.
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KCisPaulsMom
by Bronze Member on Aug. 31, 2012 at 4:17 PM

It's not for everyone, but it works for some. I am following Bob Harper's book which says you should not eat rice, pasta, bread or potatoes after 2pm... in other words... I'm Paleo after 2pm. smile mini I've lost 4 pounds in the 12 days I've been doing it.

I think you have to do what works for you. Counting calories was not enough for me.

If you're really into Paleo.. take a look at...

http://robbwolf.com/what-is-the-paleo-diet/
and
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/#axzz259mfJU3a

The Eat Clean diet also strips out a lot of junk, but is not as restrictive as Paleo. Find out more here:
http://www.eatcleandiet.com/

And here's the book I've been reading ... which kinda combines Paleo with Eating Clean:
http://www.amazon.com/Skinny-Rules-Nonnegotiable-Principles-Getting/dp/0345533127/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346444245&sr=1-1&keywords=bob+harper

 

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