Giving up grains in your diet

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    Feb 09, 2014 10:36 PM GMT
    Has anyone here given up grains and the processed foods made from them. I'd be interested in hearing form anyone that has started this type of diet and what changes you've noticed with the elimination of grains from your diet.
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    Feb 10, 2014 4:43 AM GMT
    I tried it for a week and omg I was dying. I'm a vegetarian that has given up milk and cheese as well as fried food. I mean I am surviving off of grains! I couldn't do it. I had no energy at all. Give me them grains nom nom nom!!
  • bischero

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    Feb 10, 2014 4:47 AM GMT
    I had a chocolate muffin this morning and it was delicious.
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    Feb 10, 2014 4:51 AM GMT
    bischero saidI had a chocolate muffin this morning and it was delicious.



    chocolate for breakfast?!!!! icon_surprised.gif
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    Feb 10, 2014 4:54 AM GMT
    Gabriel_Munoz said
    bischero saidI had a chocolate muffin this morning and it was delicious.



    chocolate for breakfast?!!!! icon_surprised.gif


    Chocolate 24/7. Hook me up to a chocolate IV.

    Or a coffee IV. Or both.
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    Feb 10, 2014 4:56 AM GMT
    bischero said
    Gabriel_Munoz said
    bischero saidI had a chocolate muffin this morning and it was delicious.



    chocolate for breakfast?!!!! icon_surprised.gif


    Chocolate 24/7. Hook me up to a chocolate IV.

    Or a coffee IV. Or both.


    wow. I don't like chocolate. The only chocolate ill eat would be dark chocolate. But I am crazy about coconut. I can eat...well I do eat coconut 24/7!
  • camfer

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    Feb 10, 2014 5:22 AM GMT
    Last time I tried the dinosaur diet, I went to the store and they were all out of brontosaurus. I decided on chicken, which is pretty much a dinosaur anyway.
  • rdberg1957

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    Feb 10, 2014 5:36 AM GMT
    I am not interested in giving up grains. However, I know I am better off with small amounts of whole grains. I have had bariatric (weight loss) surgery and what is recommended is a diet of protein (animal and/or vegetable), fruits and vegetables with a small amount of whole grain. If I eat too much grain I gain. Of course, first it is important to eliminate excess sugar. Fresh fruit is ok because the amount of sugar in a serving of fruit is low compared to soda and it comes with a variety of nutrients. I don't buy bread regularly, occasionally eat other starches such as white and sweet potato. I buy cereals such as Uncle Sam's with whole grain wheat and flax, but use portions that are very small. I use some brown rice. When I eat a small amount of grain, I lose weight easily, mostly because my calorie count drops I believe.

    I recently decided to stop counting calories and to just subtract them. Whatever I'm eating, if I'm gaining weight or staying at an undesirable weight, I just cut back. What do I cut back on? Sugar, wheat, fat. What do I continue to eat? Fruits, vegetables, fish and fowl, soy, lentils, beans, eggs, a small amount of cheese, a small amount of whole grains such as quinoa and rice. I start losing weight.
  • Breeman

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    Feb 10, 2014 5:40 AM GMT
    I've just recently reduced grains and upped the greens. I cut out processed foods and sugars years ago. It's been tough going and I can't say I feel any better. I miss Oreo cookies.
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    Feb 10, 2014 7:01 AM GMT
    I eliminated processed carbs and sugar and I added fats / meat . It jump started my life. I think I need a bit more detoxification from years on those de-natured foods .
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    Feb 10, 2014 7:27 AM GMT
    Alpha,

    Great work with your physique! You're looking like a man several decades younger than your actual age... very encouraging to see. How much of that do you attribute to your paleo diet?
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    Feb 10, 2014 7:01 PM GMT
    Cutting back on grains helped me considerably. I only ate brown rice, quinoa and amaranth for years. Then I stopped eating those too along with all legumes. Even better. Digestion improved. Digestive disturbance decreased. But I raised my intake non-grain starch, meat, dark greens, and healthy fat. It's definitely more effort than eating "normal".
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    Feb 16, 2014 5:19 AM GMT
    makintrax saidTwo years ago i gave up grains, along with most processed foods. Hard to adjust, but well worth it. Bloating, intestinal issues disappeared along with severe joint inflammation that i had for years. I feel years younger, and have more energy. Losing 30 lbs was a benefit to! I would strongly recommend trying it !




    I have also noticed decreased joint pain since eliminating grains... it was apparent in less than a week after going grain-free. Good to know someone else has experienced similar findings; it reinforces my commitment to continue this Paleo-type diet.