Who's following a Paleo Diet?

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katballew

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Posted: 03 Jan 2012, 10:03
I am curious to see who is following a Paleo Diet. If you are living Paleo, can you tell me how long you've been doing it, if you've been consistent and what your results have been in terms of weight loss, energy level, mood, or any other things you've noted?
Thanks!!
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mikefarinha

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Posted: 03 Jan 2012, 14:27
I don't really have an exact diet that I'm following however I started of low-carb doing Atkins, then I started to merge iedas from the Paleo/Primal diets along with ideas from the Real Foods/Weston A. Price Foundation.

The biggest difference I noticed was after a week or two going low-carb. My energy level stayed consistant throughout the day with no sugar highs/crashes and I would actually get tired in the evening. I've also been having congestion before bed for the past few years and that has vanished after a month or two.

The more you read the more you realize that all of this processed/refined food & vegetable oils have been slowly destryoing our bodies. Since March of last year I've probably lost about 45lbs.
-Mike
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Carlys Mom

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Posted: 03 Jan 2012, 14:51
Hi, KB, I'm sort of in the same camp as Mike. I started off on Atkins, started losing, and then migrated over to Primal/Paleo because it seems more sustainable. I've been doing it since late summer, and find it fairly easy to lose. I might lose more if I cut my calories some, but I am happy with how much I've lost, so I'm going to just keep doing what I've been doing. Like Mike, my energy levels stay much more consistent now.
mikefarinha

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Posted: 03 Jan 2012, 15:44
I'd also highly recommend following some blogs to help keep you motivated and give you food ideas. A word of warning; a lot of the members here at Fat Secret are still stuck in the anti-fat/calorie in calorie out paradigm so a lot of the advice you'll find here will conflict with advice promoted by the paleo/primal diets.

Here are some of my favorites blogs, some are paleo, some are low-carb, and some are real food:

www.livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog
www.wellnessmama.com
www.marksdailyapple.com
www.cheeseslave.com
www.realfoodrenegade.com
-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"
Rae1219

Joined: Nov 10
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Posted: 03 Jan 2012, 21:57
I'm primal (the main difference being that I will eat full fat dairy). I started last February when I saw it mentioned on someone's FatSecret profile and it was the best decision of my life. I think that cutting gluten and added sugars is something that everyone needs to try, because it can have a significant impact.

The first week of paleo/primal is rough if you've been accustomed to a higher carb and wheat intake. However, after that the energy comes back and it is much easier to focus. Moreover, you can go longer between meals without feeling hungry.

It is definitely a great idea to follow the experts. I check www.marksdailyapple.com regularly, and listen to Robb Wolf's podcasts here.
The podcasts are especially helpful when I need to get back on track after a period of unplanned "cheating".


Hope this helps Smile
Rachel

Primal since 3/14/11
my blog: http://primalifpossible.blogspot.com/
katballew

Joined: Dec 09
Posts: 308

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Posted: 04 Jan 2012, 07:55
Thanks everyone for responding! It's great to have additional resources. I read Robb Wolf's book over the holidays and have started making the recomended changes. I've done similar before and have felt better, but I always struggle with staying consistent and committed. I'm a work in progress, and I must be a real masterpiece because it's taking forever to finish! haha!
http://www.fitinfaith.wordpress.com

Milestones:
Lose 10% (24.5):
Get under 200 lbs:
Get to 185 lbs:
Get to 170 lbs:
Get to 155 lbs:
Get to GOAL WEIGHT 150 lbs:

"Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork." ~English Proverb

We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible. ~François de la Rochefoucauld

“Our whole story, from the beginning to the end, is about food—from the apple in the garden to the banquet table.” ~Carol Showalter
mikefarinha

Joined: Jun 11
Posts: 443

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Posted: 04 Jan 2012, 11:48
I've heard good things about Robb Wolf's book, I'm sure one day I'll get around to reading it. Smile Good luck on your journey I'm sure you'll be amazed at how healthy your body can be!

Also remember to take your body measurements because sometimes the scale doesn't always budge.

Keep us posted on your progress.
-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"
r3bauer

Joined: Jan 12
Posts: 6

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Posted: 22 Jan 2012, 18:29
I recently started eating paleo, more protein and fiberous veggies and less carbs. I have not really been doing it long enough to see a benefit yet.
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