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Has anyone ever tried this?? What are your thoughts on it?
by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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Juliejinks
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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My friend and I started on this a few months ago and i feel great! We do 2 cheat meals a week ie pizza or a burger on a bun so we still can enjoy the things we used to eat all the time :) ive lost my skin is clearer no more brain fog! I eat all kinds of veggies fruits and some meat so I agree its not a meat diet ;)
katherinemcp
by Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:20 AM
My brother has followed a paleo diet for about 2.5 years and he loves it! He lost at least 50 lbs and is much healthier. He got a DVT after his son wa born and was put on coumadin and was told he'd be on it forever, but once he started losing the weight he didn't have any more issues and is not on any medications at all. I'd love to give it a real try but while I'm breastfeeding I find I need the simpler carbs and grains.
michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:35 AM


Quoting katherinemcp:

My brother has followed a paleo diet for about 2.5 years and he loves it! He lost at least 50 lbs and is much healthier. He got a DVT after his son wa born and was put on coumadin and was told he'd be on it forever, but once he started losing the weight he didn't have any more issues and is not on any medications at all. I'd love to give it a real try but while I'm breastfeeding I find I need the simpler carbs and grains.

You can get carbs from healthy sweet potatoes and fruit instead of simple carbs and grains.  There are many moms that stay paleo throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding and have no issues.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:49 AM

I just found this article this morning....shocker that all five foods are on the paleo approved list!???!!!!


5 Fatty Foods that Make You Skinny

You are NOT what you eat.

 If we were what we ate, then people who ate lots of hot dogs and pork chops would be solid walls of muscle. People who ate lots of pasta would be stringy and fat-free. People who ate lots of pecan pie would be Zooey Deschanel (sweet, but nutty and flaky). 

And people who ate a lot of fat would be fat.

What's that, you say? That last sentence is true? People who eat fat are fat? Well, no, not necessarily. Science shows that eating fat won't make you fat any more than eating money will make you rich.

 Now, eating foods that are packed with the wrong kinds of fat will make you fat. Trans fats found in pie crusts and other baked goods, and saturated fats found in processed and grain-fed meats, add hefty calories while doing mostly harm to your body's nutritional bottom line. But healthy fats will do the opposite: They can quell your appetite, cutting the number of calories you eat in a day, while improving your heart health and stoking your metabolism. 

Delicious, fatty foods that help you lose weight? Right here!

BEWARE: 10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

#1: Grass-Fed Beef

Yeah, I know: grass-fed beef is a little pricey. But its higher ratio of good-for-you fats make it well worth the cost: A study in Nutrition Journal found that grass-fed meat contains higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to reduce the risk of heart disease. And when it comes to your waistline, grass-fed beef is naturally leaner and has fewer calories than conventional meat. Consider this: A 7-ounce conventional strip steak, trimmed of fat, will run you 386 calories and 16 grams of fat. But a 7-ounce grass-fed strip steak is only 234 calories and five grams of fat--you'll save more than 150 calories and your steak will taste better.

#2: Olive Oil
 Olive oil is rich in cancer-fighting polyphenols and heart-strengthening monounsaturated fats, and when it comes to looking lean, it's backed by some pretty strong facts. A recent study from Obesity found that an olive-oil-rich diet resulted in higher levels of adiponectin than did a high-carb or high-protein diet. Adiponectin is a hormone responsible for breaking down fats in the body, and the more you have of it, the lower your BMI tends to be. Reap the benefits by making olive oil your cooking fat of choice and using it in dressings and sauces. 

RELATED: The 3 Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes

#3: Coconut

Coconut is high in saturated fat, but more than half of that comes from lauric acid, a unique lipid that battles bacteria and improves cholesterol scores. And get this: A study published in Lipids found that dietary supplementation of coconut oil actually reduced abdominal obesity. Of the participants, half were given two tablespoons of coconut oil daily and the other half were given soybean oil, and although both groups experienced overall weight loss, only the coconut oil consumers' waistlines shrunk. Sprinkle unsweetened flakes over yogurt or use coconut milk in a stir-fry to start whittling your waist.

#4: Dark Chocolate
 Good news for your sweet tooth: Chocolate can help you flatten your belly. Dark chocolate, that is. But to truly take advantage, don't wait until dessert: A recent study found that when men ate 3.5 ounces of chocolate two hours before a meal, those who had dark chocolate took in 17 percent fewer calories than those that ate milk chocolate. The researchers believe that this is because dark chocolate contains pure cocoa butter, a source of digestion-slowing stearic acid. Milk chocolate's cocoa butter content, on the other hand, is tempered with added butter fat and, as a result, passes more quickly through your GI tract. Because dark chocolate takes more time to process, it staves off hunger and helps you lose weight. 

RELATED: What Your Food Cravings Say About Your Health

#5: Almond Butter

Numerous studies have indicated that almonds can help you lose weight despite their high fat content. In fact, a study from the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders compared two diets over the course of six months. One group followed a low-fat, calorie-restricted diet (18 percent fat) and the other followed a moderate-fat diet (39 percent fat) in which the extra fat was supplied by almonds. The latter group lost more weight than the low-fat dieters, despite the fact that both groups consumed the same amount of total calories. Furthermore, the almond eaters experienced a 50 percent greater waistline reduction. How is this possible? Almonds contain compounds that limit the amount of fat absorbed by the body, so some passes through undigested. Try stirring almond butter into your oatmeal, spreading it on toast with banana slices, or eating a couple spoonfuls as a snack.

hoping413
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 8:10 AM
Thanks for sharing. This is great info. I cooked a paleo friendly dinner last night and it was really good and filling. I need to make sure we are eating enough veggies though so I am trying to make a good variety at dinner. Breakfast is tough for me BC I don't really eat eggs. I have been looking for other alternatives though.

Quoting michiganmom116:

I just found this article this morning....shocker that all five foods are on the paleo approved list!???!!!!


5 Fatty Foods that Make You Skinny







You are NOT what you eat.


 If we were what we ate, then people who ate lots of hot dogs
and pork chops would be solid walls of muscle. People who ate lots of
pasta would be stringy and fat-free. People who ate lots of pecan pie
would be Zooey Deschanel (sweet, but nutty and flaky). 



And people who ate a lot of fat would be fat.



What's that, you say? That last sentence is true? People who eat fat
are fat? Well, no, not necessarily. Science shows that eating fat won't
make you fat any more than eating money will make you rich.


 Now, eating foods that are
packed with the wrong kinds of fat will make you fat. Trans fats found
in pie crusts and other baked goods, and saturated fats found in processed and grain-fed meats, add hefty calories
while doing mostly harm to your body's nutritional bottom line. But
healthy fats will do the opposite: They can quell your appetite, cutting
the number of calories you eat in a day, while improving your heart
health and stoking your metabolism. 


Delicious, fatty foods that help you lose weight? Right here!


BEWARE: 10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism



#1: Grass-Fed Beef



Yeah, I know: grass-fed beef is a little pricey. But its higher ratio
of good-for-you fats make it well worth the cost: A study in Nutrition Journal
found that grass-fed meat contains higher levels of omega-3 fatty
acids, which are known to reduce the risk of heart disease. And when it
comes to your waistline, grass-fed beef is naturally leaner and has
fewer calories than conventional meat. Consider this: A 7-ounce
conventional strip steak, trimmed of fat, will run you 386 calories and
16 grams of fat. But a 7-ounce grass-fed strip steak is only 234
calories and five grams of fat--you'll save more than 150 calories and
your steak will taste better.


#2: Olive Oil

 Olive oil is rich in cancer-fighting polyphenols and heart-strengthening monounsaturated fats, and when it comes to looking lean, it's backed by some pretty strong facts. A recent study from Obesity found that an olive-oil-rich diet
resulted in higher levels of adiponectin than did a high-carb or
high-protein diet. Adiponectin is a hormone responsible for breaking
down fats in the body, and the more you have of it, the lower your BMI
tends to be. Reap the benefits by making olive oil your cooking fat of
choice and using it in dressings and sauces. 

RELATED: The 3 Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes



#3: Coconut



Coconut is high in saturated fat, but more than half of that comes from
lauric acid, a unique lipid that battles bacteria and improves
cholesterol scores. And get this: A study published in Lipids
found that dietary supplementation of coconut oil actually reduced
abdominal obesity. Of the participants, half were given two tablespoons
of coconut oil daily and the other half were given soybean oil, and
although both groups experienced overall weight loss, only the coconut
oil consumers' waistlines shrunk. Sprinkle unsweetened flakes over
yogurt or use coconut milk in a stir-fry to start whittling your waist.


#4: Dark Chocolate

 Good news for your sweet tooth: Chocolate can help you flatten
your belly. Dark chocolate, that is. But to truly take advantage, don't
wait until dessert: A recent study found that when men ate 3.5 ounces of
chocolate two hours before a meal, those who had dark chocolate took in
17 percent fewer calories than those that ate milk chocolate. The researchers believe that this is because dark chocolate
contains pure cocoa butter, a source of digestion-slowing stearic acid.
Milk chocolate's cocoa butter content, on the other hand, is tempered
with added butter fat and, as a result, passes more quickly through your
GI tract. Because dark chocolate takes more time to process, it staves
off hunger and helps you lose weight. 


RELATED: What Your Food Cravings Say About Your Health



#5: Almond Butter



Numerous studies have indicated that almonds can help you lose weight
despite their high fat content. In fact, a study from the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders compared two diets over the course of six months. One group followed a low-fat, calorie-restricted diet
(18 percent fat) and the other followed a moderate-fat diet (39 percent
fat) in which the extra fat was supplied by almonds. The latter group
lost more weight than the low-fat dieters, despite the fact that both
groups consumed the same amount of total calories.
Furthermore, the almond eaters experienced a 50 percent greater
waistline reduction. How is this possible? Almonds contain compounds
that limit the amount of fat absorbed by the body, so some passes
through undigested. Try stirring almond butter into your oatmeal,
spreading it on toast with banana slices, or eating a couple spoonfuls
as a snack.

hoping413
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 8:11 AM
That's awesome. I have been hearing a lot of great things about it. I haven't found one person who tried it and didn't like the results.

Quoting katherinemcp:

My brother has followed a paleo diet for about 2.5 years and he loves it! He lost at least 50 lbs and is much healthier. He got a DVT after his son wa born and was put on coumadin and was told he'd be on it forever, but once he started losing the weight he didn't have any more issues and is not on any medications at all. I'd love to give it a real try but while I'm breastfeeding I find I need the simpler carbs and grains.
hoping413
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 8:13 AM
That's what I've been trying to explain to my husband. We can still have a couple of cheat meals a week. He's really overweight and just seems to have no motivation to lose it. So I am hoping that if I see results then he will jump on board.

Quoting Juliejinks:

My friend and I started on this a few months ago and i feel great! We do 2 cheat meals a week ie pizza or a burger on a bun so we still can enjoy the things we used to eat all the time :) ive lost my skin is clearer no more brain fog! I eat all kinds of veggies fruits and some meat so I agree its not a meat diet ;)
michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jul. 24, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Click on the link to get plenty of breakfast ideas!

20 Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed Paleo Breakfast Ideas To Wake Up To

47 comments

Paleo Breakfasts: Banana Cream 'Oatmeal'

‘What do I eat for breakfast?’ I get this question quite often.

The cry sometimes becomes even more plaintive, ‘What do I eat for breakfast if I/my spouse/children don’t like/can’t eat eggs?’ and I remember my early days when I would sit at the table, head in my hands, staring at the wood grain (the only kind of grain in our house, :-) ) waiting for breakfast inspiration. But inspiration rarely hits us at such an early hour…

Don’t worry, be patient

If you are new to this paleo thing, my recommendation is don’t worry about breakfast at first. Going paleo cold-turkey can be hard on the brain – re-engineering three meals a day in one fell swoop is challenging and eventually those poor old synapses and neurotransmitters may blow up and collapse. Instead, prioritize eating paleo at dinner, then lunch. You may find breakfast sorts itself out on its own.

http://paleononpaleo.com/paleo-breakfasts/

Quoting hoping413:

Thanks for sharing. This is great info. I cooked a paleo friendly dinner last night and it was really good and filling. I need to make sure we are eating enough veggies though so I am trying to make a good variety at dinner. Breakfast is tough for me BC I don't really eat eggs. I have been looking for other alternatives though.

Quoting michiganmom116:


hoping413
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 8:29 AM
1 mom liked this
Thanks. I saved that one!

Quoting michiganmom116:

Click on the link to get plenty of breakfast ideas!

20 Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed Paleo Breakfast Ideas To Wake Up To

47 comments

Paleo Breakfasts: Banana Cream 'Oatmeal'

‘What do I eat for breakfast?’ I get this question quite often.

The cry sometimes becomes even more plaintive, ‘What do I eat for breakfast if I/my spouse/children don’t like/can’t eat eggs?’
and I remember my early days when I would sit at the table, head in my
hands, staring at the wood grain (the only kind of grain in our house, :-) ) waiting for breakfast inspiration. But inspiration rarely hits us at such an early hour…

Don’t worry, be patient

If
you are new to this paleo thing, my recommendation is don’t worry about
breakfast at first. Going paleo cold-turkey can be hard on the brain –
re-engineering three meals a day in one fell swoop is challenging and
eventually those poor old synapses and neurotransmitters may blow up and
collapse. Instead, prioritize eating paleo at dinner, then lunch. You
may find breakfast sorts itself out on its own.

http://paleononpaleo.com/paleo-breakfasts/

Quoting hoping413:

Thanks for sharing. This is great info. I cooked a paleo friendly dinner last night and it was really good and filling. I need to make sure we are eating enough veggies though so I am trying to make a good variety at dinner. Breakfast is tough for me BC I don't really eat eggs. I have been looking for other alternatives though.



Quoting michiganmom116:


ReadWriteLuv
by Casey on Jul. 24, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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Head to your local library, it's a great resource. There are lots of great books and cookbooks on Paleo. Look for Primal Blueprint and anything about clean eating. 

Quoting hoping413:

Thanks. I saved that one!

Quoting michiganmom116:

Click on the link to get plenty of breakfast ideas!

20 Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed Paleo Breakfast Ideas To Wake Up To

47 comments

Paleo Breakfasts: Banana Cream 'Oatmeal'

‘What do I eat for breakfast?’ I get this question quite often.

The cry sometimes becomes even more plaintive, ‘What do I eat for breakfast if I/my spouse/children don’t like/can’t eat eggs?’
and I remember my early days when I would sit at the table, head in my
hands, staring at the wood grain (the only kind of grain in our house, :-) ) waiting for breakfast inspiration. But inspiration rarely hits us at such an early hour…

Don’t worry, be patient

If
you are new to this paleo thing, my recommendation is don’t worry about
breakfast at first. Going paleo cold-turkey can be hard on the brain –
re-engineering three meals a day in one fell swoop is challenging and
eventually those poor old synapses and neurotransmitters may blow up and
collapse. Instead, prioritize eating paleo at dinner, then lunch. You
may find breakfast sorts itself out on its own.

http://paleononpaleo.com/paleo-breakfasts/

Quoting hoping413:

Thanks for sharing. This is great info. I cooked a paleo friendly dinner last night and it was really good and filling. I need to make sure we are eating enough veggies though so I am trying to make a good variety at dinner. Breakfast is tough for me BC I don't really eat eggs. I have been looking for other alternatives though.



Quoting michiganmom116:



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