Does anybody else stick to Paleo?

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    Nov 20, 2013 4:28 AM GMT
    Who on RJ sticks closely to the Paleo Diet?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleolithic_diet

    In a nutshell, the Paleo Diet sticks to things as close to natural ingredients as you can (chicken, fish, berries, nuts, fruit, vegetables, ect), and avoids dairy products. I typically try to stick to whole foods if I'm eating, but lately I've been trying to completely convert myself to Paleo foods (at least for a while) and clean my diet up a bit.

    I was wondering if any other RJ member follows Paleo and what your experiences with it has been!

    P.S. I made these Banana-Nut Paleo Pancakes and they are the BOMB! I'm curious if they are as healthy as the article makes them out to be though. Any clue, guys?
    http://paleoporn.net/5-paleo-breakfast-recipes/
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    Nov 20, 2013 4:37 AM GMT
    Trolliosis saidNot with my wages.


    I don't know bro... throwing some chicken, veggies, and broth in a crock pock for a week seems a lot cheaper than spending $5 every day for lunch. Cooking in bulk is the way to go!
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    Nov 20, 2013 4:40 AM GMT
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    Trolliosis saidNot with my wages.


    I don't know bro... throwing some chicken, veggies, and broth in a crock pock for a week seems a lot cheaper than spending $5 every day for lunch. Cooking in bulk is the way to go!
    I can only afford a bag of potatoes once every few weeks.


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    Nov 20, 2013 4:42 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidJust remember Josh, the cavemen only lived to approximately 29 years of age. And while disease caused that in part, so did nutrition. The Paleo diet is another silly fad.


    I think I somewhat agree with you, but I just try to mostly stick to whole foods anyway! I'm by no means going to starve myself of vitamins and nutritents to live one certain way, and I love my milk milk so there's that.
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    Nov 20, 2013 4:48 AM GMT
    My diet generally tends to be paleo, even though it's been more from wanting to eat more simply and less refined.

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    I AM still trying to find the paleo tribe that hunted or harvested the cheesecakes I have been known to eat.
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    Nov 20, 2013 4:53 AM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidWho on RJ sticks closely to the Paleo Diet?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleolithic_diet

    In a nutshell, the Paleo Diet sticks to things as close to natural ingredients as you can (chicken, fish, berries, nuts, fruit, vegetables, ect), and avoids dairy products. I typically try to stick to whole foods if I'm eating, but lately I've been trying to completely convert myself to Paleo foods (at least for a while) and clean my diet up a bit.

    I was wondering if any other RJ member follows Paleo and what your experiences with it has been!

    P.S. I made these Banana-Nut Paleo Pancakes and they are the BOMB! I'm curious if they are as healthy as the article makes them out to be though. Any clue, guys?
    http://paleoporn.net/5-paleo-breakfast-recipes/
    LOL. I don't think pancakes are paleo. This seems to be a common theme amongst most people on paleo. They crave the things they're supposed to cut out. So they bend the rules and make non-paleo dishes out "paleo" ingredients. I remember some guy here asked how to make paleo tortillas out of coconut flour or some weird shit like that. On some other boards, I've seen people mention paleo pizza. And other ridiculous stuff.

    I think people would be better off by just dropping the "paleo" label and just eat clean. Drop the carbs, the refined sugars, and the processed foods. And give yourself a treat once in a while. Being too strict will only intensify your cravings, and you'll eventually go on a binge.
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    JumpMan_Josh saidWho on RJ sticks closely to the Paleo Diet?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleolithic_diet

    In a nutshell, the Paleo Diet sticks to things as close to natural ingredients as you can (chicken, fish, berries, nuts, fruit, vegetables, ect), and avoids dairy products. I typically try to stick to whole foods if I'm eating, but lately I've been trying to completely convert myself to Paleo foods (at least for a while) and clean my diet up a bit.

    I was wondering if any other RJ member follows Paleo and what your experiences with it has been!

    P.S. I made these Banana-Nut Paleo Pancakes and they are the BOMB! I'm curious if they are as healthy as the article makes them out to be though. Any clue, guys?
    http://paleoporn.net/5-paleo-breakfast-recipes/
    LOL. I don't think pancakes are paleo. This seems to be a common theme amongst most people on paleo. They crave the things they're supposed to cut out. So they bend the rules and make non-paleo dishes out "paleo" ingredients. I remember some guy here asked how to make paleo tortillas out of coconut flour or some weird shit like that. On some other boards, I've seen people mention paleo pizza. And other ridiculous stuff.

    I think people would be better off by just dropping the "paleo" label and just eat clean. Drop the carbs, the refined sugars, and the processed foods. And give yourself a treat once in a while. Being too strict will only intensify your cravings, and you'll eventually go on a binge.


    Well the only ingredients used are eggs, almond butter, and bananas but I still feel wrong eating them. I guess that's why I was asking :-)
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    Nov 20, 2013 4:56 AM GMT
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    Well the only ingredients used are eggs, almond butter, and bananas but I still feel wrong eating them. I guess that's why I was asking :-)
    Don't feel wrong! icon_biggrin.gif

    Enjoy things in moderation. You're young and physically active. It's not gonna hurt.
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    Nov 20, 2013 4:58 AM GMT
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    Well the only ingredients used are eggs, almond butter, and bananas but I still feel wrong eating them. I guess that's why I was asking :-)


    Mmmmmm! That sounds simple and yummy!

    Do you use any spices, like cinnamon or anything?
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    Nov 20, 2013 5:02 AM GMT
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    JumpMan_Josh said...

    Well the only ingredients used are eggs, almond butter, and bananas but I still feel wrong eating them. I guess that's why I was asking :-)


    Mmmmmm! That sounds simple and yummy!

    Do you use any spices, like cinnamon or anything?


    Well honestly I just tried it an hour ago and it was DELICIOUS without any spices, syrup, or anything! I might try some spices... any suggestions, GAMRican?
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    Nov 20, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
    ViciousRumor saidWouldn't being vegan be more effective than paleo in the long run?


    No, I believe a lot of vegans miss out on essential vitamins and nutrients that you simply cannot get without certain types of meat or fish.
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    Nov 20, 2013 5:09 AM GMT
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    JumpMan_Josh said...

    Well the only ingredients used are eggs, almond butter, and bananas but I still feel wrong eating them. I guess that's why I was asking :-)


    Mmmmmm! That sounds simple and yummy!

    Do you use any spices, like cinnamon or anything?


    Well honestly I just tried it an hour ago and it was DELICIOUS without any spices, syrup, or anything! I might try some spices... any suggestions, GAMRican?


    I can definitely taste cinnamon. I might go further out on the twigs with nutmet, cardamom, anise, and/or fennel seed.

    Also, I can definitely taste dark chocolate going with the recipe.
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    Nov 20, 2013 5:10 AM GMT
    ViciousRumor saidWouldn't being vegan be more effective than paleo in the long run?
    What makes you say that?
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    Nov 20, 2013 5:11 AM GMT
    I do a gluten-free diet which helped me. I eat homemade yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchee, water kefir, kombucha, veggie and fruit blenders, nuts, seeds, free-range or wild caught meats, homemade granola with honey for snacks, some cheese, tons of salads. You can actually eat tons of this stuff and be creative. Gets a little more expensive but most people can afford it. You will just be skipping the crappy fast food American's eat.

    Paleo for a while is perfect. It figures out what your gut is sensitive to.
    To learn even more you have to cut out eggs, nuts, seeds, tomatoes, coffee, for a few months though. then reintroduce. I may try this soon.
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    Nov 20, 2013 5:21 AM GMT
    GAMRican said
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    GAMRican said
    JumpMan_Josh said...

    Well the only ingredients used are eggs, almond butter, and bananas but I still feel wrong eating them. I guess that's why I was asking :-)


    Mmmmmm! That sounds simple and yummy!

    Do you use any spices, like cinnamon or anything?


    Well honestly I just tried it an hour ago and it was DELICIOUS without any spices, syrup, or anything! I might try some spices... any suggestions, GAMRican?


    I can definitely taste cinnamon. I might go further out on the twigs with nutmet, cardamom, anise, and/or fennel seed.

    Also, I can definitely taste dark chocolate going with the recipe.


    Mmmmm that sounds delicious! So do you think this is a pretty healthy and nutritious breakfast? I'm going to be in my cut stage soon and I don't want to get fat and this seems perfect to eat a couple of breakfasts icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 20, 2013 5:30 AM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh said
    GAMRican said
    JumpMan_Josh said
    GAMRican said
    JumpMan_Josh said...

    Well the only ingredients used are eggs, almond butter, and bananas but I still feel wrong eating them. I guess that's why I was asking :-)


    Mmmmmm! That sounds simple and yummy!

    Do you use any spices, like cinnamon or anything?


    Well honestly I just tried it an hour ago and it was DELICIOUS without any spices, syrup, or anything! I might try some spices... any suggestions, GAMRican?


    I can definitely taste cinnamon. I might go further out on the twigs with nutmet, cardamom, anise, and/or fennel seed.

    Also, I can definitely taste dark chocolate going with the recipe.


    Mmmmm that sounds delicious! So do you think this is a pretty healthy and nutritious breakfast? I'm going to be in my cut stage soon and I don't want to get fat and this seems perfect to eat a couple of breakfasts icon_razz.gif


    Josh. At your age, with your metabolism, and with the kinds of activities that you do "getting fat" from the breakfast you describe is NOT going to happen.

    Keep up the good work!
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    Nov 20, 2013 1:56 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidJust remember Josh, the cavemen only lived to approximately 29 years of age. And while disease caused that in part, so did nutrition. The Paleo diet is another silly fad.

    Do you have a source for that or are you just pulling it out of your ass? What nutritional deficiencies did the average hunter-gatherer have that caused him to die early?
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    Nov 20, 2013 2:01 PM GMT
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    Idk paleo although a good idea seems like one of those diets that can't be long term and will just make you end up gaining the weight back as soon as you end it
    No. I've been on it long term and the fat does not come back. But it does help to keep up at least a moderate amount of exercise.
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    Nov 20, 2013 2:05 PM GMT
    Paleo has really helped me with health issues related to inflammatory bowel disease. It's also incredibly easy to keep off excess body fat.

    For anyone starting out on the diet, especially anyone who is physically active or who works out, is to make sure you get plenty of paleo-approved fat, and at least some paleo-approved starch. Without these you may find yourself feeling weak, crazy, and skinny.
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    Nov 20, 2013 2:07 PM GMT
    Nivek saidPaleo has really helped me with health issues related to inflammatory bowel disease. It's also incredibly easy to keep off excess body fat.

    For anyone starting out on the diet, especially anyone who is physically active or who works out, is to make sure you get plenty of paleo-approved fat, and at least some paleo-approved starch. Without these you may find yourself feeling weak, crazy, and skinny.


    Thanks for sharing your experiences, Nivek! I'll definitely be getting the paleo improved fats.
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    Nov 20, 2013 2:27 PM GMT
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    Trolliosis saidNot with my wages.


    I don't know bro... throwing some chicken, veggies, and broth in a crock pock for a week seems a lot cheaper than spending $5 every day for lunch. Cooking in bulk is the way to go!


    If you follow the actual Paleo book closely, you are only buying organic.

    Like Trolli, I tried, but honestly after spending $300 on organic proteins and fruits for a week, I tamed it down.

    I think everyone has to modify it a little bit to suit their own needs.
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    Nov 20, 2013 2:30 PM GMT
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    Trolliosis saidNot with my wages.


    I don't know bro... throwing some chicken, veggies, and broth in a crock pock for a week seems a lot cheaper than spending $5 every day for lunch. Cooking in bulk is the way to go!


    If you follow the actual Paleo book closely, you are only buying organic.

    Like Trolli, I tried, but honestly after spending $300 on organic proteins and fruits for a week, I tamed it down.

    I think everyone has to modify it a little bit to suit their own needs.


    Ahh I guess you're right. I really don't see myself only being able to buy organic either. I'm planning on modifying the whole thing a bit as well - just generally trying to eat better :-)
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    Nov 20, 2013 2:42 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidJust remember Josh, the cavemen only lived to approximately 29 years of age. And while disease caused that in part, so did nutrition. The Paleo diet is another silly fad.


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    Nov 20, 2013 3:33 PM GMT

    I wish I had the $$ to eat only organic but at this time I at least eat clean and probably 75% paleo.

    I'm kinda partial tho... Using the intermittent fasting approach + semi paleo has given me abs + makes me get looks at the gym icon_smile.gif. So yeah GO PALEO. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 20, 2013 5:28 PM GMT
    I shop at the cheapest places and get the inexpensive cuts of meat. Luckily I have some great stores near my house where I can get a great variety of dark green veggies and good prices on meat. If you stick with basics like cubed porc and boneless-skinless chicken thighs you can eat affordably. Some places have good deals on ground turkey and ground porc. I avoid beef as it is linked to heart decease (because its high in carnitine). I don't eat organic most of the time due to cost.