Paleo Bees, Break it Down For Me

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Nona99:  Me and my DH are on a paleo diet and love it! It is literally what it is nicknamed: A Caveman diet. Unfortunalety most healthy things are a little more expensive so you will need to expect to stretch your buck. Basically you are doing what cavemen did and that is searching for food that you would only find in nature. You will never be hungry on this diet and you will feel yourself have more energy! 

If you want any recipes then just let me know! 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Nona99:  You could hunt: duck, fish, rabbit, quail, and anything that moves with a beating heart! So, bison is definitely allowed and is actually a pretty popular choice for people on a paleo diet. As for Mr. Payless, he loves this diet! What man doesn’t like an excuse to eat bacon with every meal? We also eat a ton of hard vaggies that really add substance to our meals. Last night we had bacon wrapped salmon, cooked spinach and banana, oven roasted carrots, and steamed red potatoes. I am pretty sure I heard Mr. Payless’s button pop after all of the food (he had two serving of the salmon). 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Bison is an ok foodstuff 🙂 For paleo, as long as it had a face at one point, it’s safe to eat. 

I liked this flowchart: 

 

My one piece of advice – obviously most nuts and nut butters are ok on Paleo, but eat them only in moderation. They are high calorie and while you may think it’s ok to make a “Paleo Pie” with an almond flour crust, you aren’t actually saving yourself any calories and may end up making something more calorically heavy than the original offending item. 

 

I’m a flexable Paleo – I eat butter and occasionally peanut butter. I have half & half in my coffee in the morning, and I’ll eat yogurt or cheese from time to time. But all in all, it’s been a great journey – been doing it for about 8 months now and have been feeling (and looking!) great.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Nona99:  We do breakfast hash (chopped potato, asparagus, spinach, and other veggies) most days but Mr. Payless has a few other recipes he really enjoys that are egg free: like taco salad, sweet potato hash browns, coconut flour waffles, and muesli scones. 

It really is an easy switch and you may actually discover a loss in desire for a lot of processed foods! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Also, for breakfast I’ll often eat some sliced fruit with a small handful of nuts – sometimes I’ll make a “cereal” with dried fruits from Trader Joe’s and some coconut almond milk. I’ve REALLY learned to like eggs since switching to Paleo. I love a soft-boiled egg these days when before I couldn’t stand the taste of the yolk.

 

This morning I ate a salad for breakfast 😀 

 

Edit: Look up banana or pumpkin paleo pancakes! They only have a few ingredients and are easy enough to make in the morning.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Minnow: +1 

This is great advice and a wonderful chart! 

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Nona99:  

@Minnow:  

When making the banana or pumpkin pancakes it is good to add a 1/2 tablespoon of almond flour for ever egg you use because it makes them easier to flip and also tastes a little less like a pumpkin or banana omlette! 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Payless:  Yes, I love the texture that almond flour gives to most recipes. I make paleo oven “fried” chicken with almond flour and buckwheat flour (real, 100% buckwheat – it’s easy to find “buckwheat flour” that is just buckwheat added to white flour). Juries are out on whether buckwheat is Paleo, but I figure once in a while won’t hurt, and it’s certainly better than wheat or rice or corn. But it’s the almond meal that gives the crumb that wonderful texture!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Minnow:  hmmm, I might surprise DH with some of paleo pumpkin bread because this conversation is getting me hungry! 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Nona99:  I just have…like…an axiety response to eating in the morning, I literally get sick to my stomach….it comes from eating breakfast with my demanding and stress inducing father…who would grill me about my plans for life and long term goals and I’d be sitting there like…I’m 8….my goal is to get roller skates for Christmas.

OH MY GOD. THIS IS ME. Seriously, what? I can’t even believe this.

I cannot even bear to think about breakfast because of my slightly traumatic childhood around breakfast/my dad. He meant well, but he would make me these HUGE breakfasts of like, eggs, ham, cheese, etc, and he would make me eat the whole plateful while asking me if I was the first in all of my classes/when I was planning to take algebra/where I was going to college/when I would apply to medical school (and yes, I was like 9). I can remember just quietly crying into my, like, gigantic bowl of oatmeal… sad, salty tears dripping into my bacon sandwiches…

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