Paleo Diet

  • LVJim

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    Oct 27, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
    Has anyone started the Paleo Diet? What has it been like for you? Any thoughts, comments? What about keeping it going longer term than just the initial relatively quick body fat loss period? I've been working with a trainer and following what I understood to be good nutrition for two years now, but my first month with the Paleo Diet made more difference in loss of body fat than all the other work with careful nutrition.
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    Oct 27, 2010 6:58 AM GMT
    I only did it for a couple months, and a modified version of it...still ate some other stuff during the process.
    I still eat mostly clean, but not all unprocessed. Lunch meat is one of my addictions.
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    Oct 27, 2010 9:18 PM GMT
    I started shifting toward a paleo diet seven years ago, and it's been more strictly paleo for the last three or four years. It suits my physiology really really well.
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:20 PM GMT
    I've been eating a Paleo diet since May 2010. I've shed a decent amount of weight, and my body fat % has never been lower than it is now.

    For me, eating "Paleo" has led me to more than just fat loss. After the initial "carb flu" from switching away from a more conventional "healthy" diet (lots of whole grains, low fat sources of protein, lots of fruits and veggies, etc.), my moods have improved, I have much more energy without the need for snacking so often, my mind seems to be clearer, and I think more sharply.

    My trainers and a good amount of people at my CrossFit gym have been eating Paleo for years with no major health problems, so it's definitely sustainable. The hardest part, for me, was overcoming carb addiction and the constant temptation to eat grain-based products. But after a few weeks, I got used to it to the point where I don't miss bread, pasta, and rice.

    Good luck!
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    Jan 28, 2011 11:30 PM GMT
    All it means is you're cutting out man-made processed food. How is that a "fad"?
  • xKorix

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    Jan 28, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
    Buffhunk64 saidPlus, exactly where were your ancestors 15,000 years ago? Not in North America I am guessing. So what did they eat in Eurasia that long ago? Also, from what I understand there was a huge climatic change in North America 11,000 years ago that made many plant and animal species extinct. Try finding mastodon steaks at the store. So what people really ate that long ago is up for interpretation. Eat a balanced diet, make sure you do not have any allergies or are intolerant of various foods and you will be fine.

    Umm why are you referring back to 15 000 years ago? My family has only been eating a conventional North American diet for about 60 years. I'm only the second generation to actually live in a city and not out in the wild. Before that it was Wild Rice, Fish, Game(Deer, Moose, and Rabbit) and Berries. My ancestors, 60 years ago, were eating this. It's more or less the Paleo diet and don't give me that crap about it was all exercise and a lack of calories, food is plentiful out there.
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    Jan 28, 2011 11:48 PM GMT
    Paleo diet is not a fad, IMHO. In today's context, it is a discipline way of eating -- consuming food that are not processed. We are programmed to eat too much overprocessed food instead of clean healthy eating. I was a skeptic but I now know Paleo works. I just wish I can maintain this diet regularly -- financially, this is an expensive diet to maintain. I seriously have no problem letting go all the carbs I crave for ... even rice! It is actually fun trying to figure out new Paleo recipes and the wonders of spices in cooking.

    I now only do strict Paleo once every other month. Now, I only do 80% paleo -- need higher bodyfat to combat the cold winter temperature ... lol ... Lowest BF reading following this diet was 6.6% -- end of Oct. 2010

    Paleo is NOT a fad.


    p/s this article is well written and easy to follow ... have a look see...
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    Jan 29, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    I don't think there's much to worry about with rice and sweetpotatoes. If you need the energy of starchy foods, those two would be the best. The one neolithic food that you'll benefit most from avoiding is modern hybrid wheat.