Paleo Diet

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    Oct 12, 2013 1:51 PM GMT
    I am curious if other people on here have gone Paleo... and curious about your results.

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    Oct 12, 2013 4:42 PM GMT
    Read the book and right off knew that I couldn't afford it or stick to it and that I was on the fringes of eating Paleo anyway.

    Something like the Nu for You system works, and so does the RJ healthy weight loss (so long as you stick to it) and you won't go bankrupt doing it.
  • GWriter

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    Oct 12, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
    November will be three years since I went pretty strict Paleo. Best thing I ever did.
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    Oct 12, 2013 8:02 PM GMT
    Started in 2009 to show, the people in my life who were advocating that I needed to eat that way, that they were wrong and I could eat gluten and milk and not have any issues. Boy was I wrong!

    Over 4 years now and it's the single best thing I've ever done for my health.
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    Oct 13, 2013 6:50 AM GMT
    I gained weight eating paleo. I think it was the lack of carbs.
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    Oct 13, 2013 1:01 PM GMT
    Fondlemytrigger saidI gained weight eating paleo. I think it was the lack of carbs.


    That makes no sense. If you gained weight on the Paleo diet, it was most likely muscle.
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    Oct 13, 2013 1:08 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Fondlemytrigger saidI gained weight eating paleo. I think it was the lack of carbs.


    That makes no sense. If you gained weight on the Paleo diet, it was most likely muscle.


    Agreed.
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    Oct 13, 2013 1:13 PM GMT
    It is totally possible to gain weight while eating Paleo. Paleo says nothing about the quantity of your caloric intake. Paleo is not a diet, it's a lifestyle - it's not a method designed for any purpose other than to fuel your body with the nutrition that it needs to operate most efficiently.
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    Oct 13, 2013 2:36 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Fondlemytrigger saidI gained weight eating paleo. I think it was the lack of carbs.


    That makes no sense. If you gained weight on the Paleo diet, it was most likely muscle.


    It makes perfect sense. Eating high fat means eating a lot of calories. Excess calories leads to fat storage.

    Since I've gone off Paleo I've lost significant poundage (alright 6-7 lbs aint too much) and have become leaner. Everyone's body and metabolism's are different.
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    Oct 13, 2013 3:26 PM GMT
    Paleo doesn't have to be high in fat....again, it's not a diet. If all you do is eat bacon and steak and macadamia nuts, yeah...you're Paleo, but you are also terribly unhealthy. Paleo will only identify the foods that you should eat and foods that you should not in order to achieve optimal nutritional efficiency. If you fail to maintain a healthy balance of those foods that are Paleo friendly, you will have defeated the purpose of following Paleo.
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    Oct 13, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    Fondlemytrigger said
    Scruffypup said
    Fondlemytrigger saidI gained weight eating paleo. I think it was the lack of carbs.


    That makes no sense. If you gained weight on the Paleo diet, it was most likely muscle.


    It makes perfect sense. Eating high fat means eating a lot of calories. Excess calories leads to fat storage.



    You're right. I should have been clearer in my statement. My comment was assuming you were eating a BALANCED Paleo Diet. My guess is your diet was not balanced if you gained weight. Although this diet is not intended as a "diet" to lose weight by, the majority of people who follow it in a balanced way do report weight lose.
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    Oct 13, 2013 3:52 PM GMT
    __JoeyD___ saidStarted in 2009 to show, the people in my life who were advocating that I needed to eat that way, that they were wrong and I could eat gluten and milk and not have any issues. Boy was I wrong!

    Over 4 years now and it's the single best thing I've ever done for my health.




    Yep, me too. Turns out eating naturally trumps being a gym
    rat or any other regimen. Its still hard for me to believe that I can have abs at my age when my friends got fat and died.
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    Oct 13, 2013 3:56 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Fondlemytrigger said
    Scruffypup said
    Fondlemytrigger saidI gained weight eating paleo. I think it was the lack of carbs.


    That makes no sense. If you gained weight on the Paleo diet, it was most likely muscle.


    It makes perfect sense. Eating high fat means eating a lot of calories. Excess calories leads to fat storage.



    You're right. I should have been clearer in my statement. My comment was assuming you were eating a BALANCED Paleo Diet. My guess is your diet was not balanced.


    Yeah, my diet was probably not optimal. I was eating tons of omega 6 laden eggs and probably too much coconut oil. If I ever get back in to it, I'll be way more regimented so I can finally have some lower abs.
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    Oct 13, 2013 3:59 PM GMT
    Fondlemytrigger said
    Scruffypup said
    Fondlemytrigger said
    Scruffypup said
    Fondlemytrigger saidI gained weight eating paleo. I think it was the lack of carbs.


    That makes no sense. If you gained weight on the Paleo diet, it was most likely muscle.


    It makes perfect sense. Eating high fat means eating a lot of calories. Excess calories leads to fat storage.



    You're right. I should have been clearer in my statement. My comment was assuming you were eating a BALANCED Paleo Diet. My guess is your diet was not balanced.


    Yeah, my diet was probably not optimal. I was eating tons of omega 6 laden eggs and probably too much coconut oil. If I ever get back in to it, I'll be way more regimented so I can finally have some lower abs.



    Eating a lot a fatty foods is normal when you first start on this diet, as you're missing the sugar that you used to consume, so you instinctively reach for the farrier foods. Totally normal. After a few weeks, you learn to let go of some of the fat laden stuff and eat more balanced. I think you quit before you made that transition.
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    Oct 13, 2013 6:43 PM GMT
    Try carb-cycling, every other day, or every other 2 days before long intense workouts.

    Omega-3 eggs are not 'natural' and not better than free-range organic eggs. I eat 6-8 eggs aday for 2 years, and 3-7 table spoons of coconut oil a day and haven't gain any pounds, just tight muscles.
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    Oct 15, 2013 2:51 PM GMT
    Starboard saidIt is totally possible to gain weight while eating Paleo. Paleo says nothing about the quantity of your caloric intake. Paleo is not a diet, it's a lifestyle - it's not a method designed for any purpose other than to fuel your body with the nutrition that it needs to operate most efficiently.





    Paleo diet is about fueling your body with cholesterol( which is what it is designed to do) rather than sugar and processed carbs. When you make the switch back to natural eating you get a natural healthy lean body. Low fat diets and exercising to stay lean are huge modern myths ..
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    Oct 15, 2013 3:38 PM GMT
    FredPDX saidRead the book and right off knew that I couldn't afford it or stick to it and that I was on the fringes of eating Paleo anyway.

    Something like the Nu for You system works, and so does the RJ healthy weight loss (so long as you stick to it) and you won't go bankrupt doing it.


    Er - it's very possible to be cheap and eat paleo... especially with a costco membership + freezer. I also don't really sacrifice much by way of taste. On the other hand, I still enjoy the odd donut or mcdonald's every blue moon.