Post # 17
I was a sugar / white flour fiend. Loved it and everything about it. I started eating Paleo 2 1/2 years ago to lose weight for the wedding. The no dairy really helped my weight loss.
I never felt the surge of energy that many people feel.
I went more Primal after that (adding in dairy and red wine!).
Going Paleo/Primal made me realize how much processed food I eat and has helped me stick with the basics when it comes to food. It also helps me keep my weight in check without needing to count calories (I eat when I’m hungry/stop when I’m full (mostly)).
Post # 18
Booo sugar… worst and most prevalent drug in the world.
I once heard of a study where a researcher came into the room of a newborn baby, gave them sugar water, and left. When they returned to the room, the baby wouldn’t look at anything but the researcher. Creepy.
Post # 19
anyone willing to show me a typical day on paleo? what do you eat?
i also have an addiction to sugar. its bad, really bad. and its slowly killing me. 🙁 I am tring to do this to get off of it.
Post # 20
Breakfast: 2 eggs w/ some sort of veggies: zuchinni, broccoli, spinach, kale – I usually just throw it into the eggs and make some sort of scramble.
Lunch: Usually it’s leftovers from dinner the night before over a bed of mixed greens or baby spinach.
Dinner: Some sort of protein and veggie combo: ie: ground beef burgers, roasted chicken, salmon, etc. Veggies: broccoli, cauiflower, salad, etc….
Other staples: nuts, avocado.
I also add dairy – so I’ll do coffee in the morning with half/half and some cheese when I want a treat 🙂 I save berries for when I really need a treat – like strawberries or blueberries, etc.
I don’t have a huge need for variety – so I pretty much automate breakfast and lunch. The ‘change’ is whatever veggies I’m in the mood for…. dinner is a bit dependent on DH – it was difficult at first to cut out the bread for him (he felt he needed bread to be full) – now he knows better 🙂
Post # 21
I started Paleo last weekend to try and help with auto-immune issues. So far, so good! I feel really great and I lost 5 frickin’ pounds already! I am having blood work done in a few weeks to see if it helps anything that way. But I am also keeping track of physical signs too.
Post # 22
Just wanted to chime in that I’ve been doing Paleo for about 2 months and feel loads better- I have a dairy sensitivity and IBS and even trying to avoid the foods that the ibs diet says, I still was constantly feeling sick and could never pin point the food that made my stomach hurt. Since I started paleo I only get IBS attacks when I go out to eat and order something that I know I absolutely shouldn’t and isn’t in the paelo diet (like chips). Typically, I make a few good paleo meals on a sunday night (this weekend I roasted a chicken, made some good chicken salad out of it for lunches and then made a delicious paleo chicken soup out of the rest of the chicken) and eat those for dinners or lunches because it can be hard to have time to cook when you get home. Often I just make stir fries with lean protien and veggies. I’m also doing crossfit so I try to make sure I’m getting in enough proteins to help with my muscle building and to sustain my energy through workouts. Good luck to you and or your Fiance. I found some great paleo cookbooks on amazon!