2 weeks PALEO! So happy!

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    Jul 16, 2014 4:26 PM GMT
    Okay, firstly. I took quite a long break from Realjock and felt compelled to come back recently! This will be a long post but I'm just hoping to inspire anyone who has any doubts or anything like that.

    So let's get to the topic, I have always been a bit chubby. Maybe 5 - 10 kilos overweight max. Nothing major but still something I'm insecure about. But I kind have just accepted it, I could care less about having muscles or abs or being stick thin anymore. I've always been "dieting" pretty much just eating carrots and drinking water, and every single time I'd collapse with a whole bigmac and a sundae at Mcdonalds.

    (Doesn't help I work there) Anyways so recently my friend who weighed upwards of 120 kgs on a 5 foot height was morbidly obese. About a year ago she started "paleo" which most of you know is the caveman diet, eating purely what our ancestors could. With a touch or creativity. So anyways, she was always cooking and cooking. And I was seriously doubting what she was doing and was thinking no way it'll last, not if I couldn't have success. She now weighs 60 kgs, 15 kilos less than me, I'm a little taller though. She also does a lot of weight training and about 2 hours in the gym nearly everyday.

    But she's done so amazingly! So proud! Anyways whilst I kept complaining I was overweight, constantly sweating, couldn't walk to the fridge she suggested paleo as she was eating chocolate. I was like are you crazy that won't work! She said you can make purely natural food. And with that I researched paleo some more.

    AND OMG!

    It's amazing!

    I only started 2 weeks ago, but I already feel so good! I've lost 2 kilos. Although I promised myself I wouldn't care about my weight, my only goal was fitness and avoiding diabetes like my family. One day all I did was make desserts, I'm not saying I eat them all in one go, which is hard to anyways because they are so rich due to real cocoa, but I feel like I can eat now without feeling guilty. My whole perception of food has changed. I've gone 2 whole weeks without any gluten, grains, refined sugar and dairy. And it feels amazing.

    I make bacon and eggs on flaxmeal "bread", Avacado and cocoa powder mousse, sweet potato fries and almond coated chicken breast. I've changed my relationship with food! And the best part is I feel direction with what I'm doing. I felt so lost before, and many of my friends have said so too!

    And after watching a health food show, where this man was over 60 kilos overweight and these nutritionists and P.T. came in and were like, here. Just eat these carrots and chicken. I was thinking to myself. This man, who works full time to support his family. Who has lived his whole life in this habit isn't going to just start eating carrots. Of course he failed. Only managing to lose 10 kilos of the projected 20 kgs. Because in this modern day and age it's about finding what works. It's about not agriculture but the evolution of the staples we have. I believe this is how people can find something that works for them. Of course it has only been 2 weeks, but I've never felt so sure of something before I don't think. And yes Paleo is expensive but the costs that it will save later down the track, and the health benefits you'll receive. There's really nothing to compare.

    Anyways, sorry for the long post. I'm just really excited by Paleo. I'm not rushing anything or getting myself too excited but I will be looking into start exercising soon and learning about how all that kind of stuff works. Hopefully it progresses just like paleo! Thank you!

    I must add that I have been having a little bit of full fat grass fed dairy in my milk just to make it a little cooler and make it less runny. But that's all. I've pretty much been %99 paleo with maybe 1 or 2 times I craved bad food. But that was nothing. Apart from that the first week is a killer, you will have lots of brain fog and I had really bad stomach cramps. Since never going a day in my life without gluten, grains, refined sugar or dairy it was a big adjustment. Just a heads up.
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    Jul 16, 2014 6:20 PM GMT
    good job man! did you give up the coke? :p

    definitely start walking at least. it's so good for you icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 16, 2014 7:57 PM GMT
    Yeah, I use to drink about 2 litres a day weirdly :/ But it was more just something to drink, I have no issue with water. But it just could me awhile to get use to it. However I do admit to having a glass of diet coke which i forgot about. But wasn't really concerned by that.
  • Elian

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    Jul 16, 2014 8:49 PM GMT
    Good job mate! I would also encourage people to try paleo.

    In my opinion it is quite easy to stick to it since you can eat many different things. I don't know in your case but I do not feel hungry at all (I just eat fruit or protein rich food if I am).

    Combine it with exercise and take the occasional cheat meal/day when you attend to social things (but never two in a row)and it works wonders. I have had more or less the same amount of extra weight you described for many years and in two months and a half I lost 6 Kg approx and got some definition that I have never had before.icon_smile.gif

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    Jul 16, 2014 10:07 PM GMT
    You don't necessarily need to go full Paleo. Gluten free and sugar free is good enough to totally keep any weight off while you get leaner. People just don't know how to stop eating pizza, hamburgers and actually cook well for themselves.
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    Jul 17, 2014 12:37 AM GMT
    Most folks can't believe the transformation that starts immediately after switching to the Paleo diet. They think that it is just "water" loss the first couple weeks until their clothes don't fit anymore. Then allergies go away and you aren't tired anymore and then meds arent required for blood pressure, diabetes etc. Cardio as a weight control strategy becomes counterproductive and abs appear out of nowhere.


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    Jul 17, 2014 2:13 AM GMT
    Your success story (and others like it) is why I stay on this web site.


    CONGRATULATIONS are due!!!

    I am also on a very hard core version of the diet now and I am loving it.
    It's a shift in weight dynamics and body mass. Sneaky fat cells creep up and POW before you know it your a HIPPO!! lol

    I am pushing a button, the fat loss one and say to myself daily to keep me motivated........NO COOKIES.....

    It's shocking to go into the store, and high end stores and see all the foods that are literally KILLERS.......

    I went to whole woods today, The salad and hot bar is 6.49 a US #lb. I only put on my dish the good stuff, meats, veggies and more good true WHOLE FOODS.

    My sex drive is optimal, my work and business is more focused than ever and I can still get into a tight speedo.......

    So to you and others...DO it. I can for sure also claim this is the true way of life and way to eat forever.
  • wild_sky360

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    Jul 17, 2014 5:50 AM GMT
    Good for you and Cheers! to good health. I hope this success will motivate you to keep going beyond the diet lifestyle and become the best Chris and partner to your man that you can be.

    Hopefully your success will influence your friends also so they don't become statistics for diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and other chronic disease.

    I'm very happy for you. Now represent.
  • Triggerman

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    Jul 17, 2014 6:23 AM GMT
    Generally, any time you watch your diet you lose weight. That is statistics, not me. Paleo is just another fad diet. Talk to me in a year and tell me you have still lost weight.

    How do you lose weight? Eat less calories than you expend. Not sexy. Not easy. Do you lose weight on these diets? Sure. It is about calories in, calories out.
  • Triggerman

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    Jul 17, 2014 6:27 AM GMT
    The whole gluten free diet was just exposed by the guy who started it. He said he miscalculated. He no longer supports it. It was another scam
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    Jul 17, 2014 9:39 AM GMT
    Awesome man. I also found it was a good way for me to lose. My pt put me on it a year ago. I lost 20kg. 8kgs in the 1st two weeks.

    I dropped to 76kg. I was very happy. I am now 86kg so yes I had trouble staying on the diet but I hav also put on a lot more muscle then I had. So even tho I'm not as thin as I was a year ago I'm not unhappy with the way I look anymore.
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    Jul 17, 2014 11:43 AM GMT
    Triggerman saidThe whole gluten free diet was just exposed by the guy who started it. He said he miscalculated. He no longer supports it. It was another scam


    Are you a troll? It is no way a "diet" it is a lifestyle, I'm not drinking soups. I'm not stepping on scales. It's not even all about weight loss. It's about health. It's about fueling your body. I'm never hungry. I eat what I want. And it's %100 healthy. And since pretty much everyone I've spoken to has spoken about gluten belly, I believe it's more than just one guy who "overcalculated" that gluten aids in weight stability.
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    Jul 17, 2014 4:21 PM GMT
    Kristoff said
    Triggerman saidThe whole gluten free diet was just exposed by the guy who started it. He said he miscalculated. He no longer supports it. It was another scam


    Are you a troll? It is no way a "diet" it is a lifestyle, I'm not drinking soups. I'm not stepping on scales. It's not even all about weight loss. It's about health. It's about fueling your body. I'm never hungry. I eat what I want. And it's %100 healthy. And since pretty much everyone I've spoken to has spoken about gluten belly, I believe it's more than just one guy who "overcalculated" that gluten aids in weight stability.



    It's now the conventional wisdom supported by bad science ( the low fat myth) in conjunction with big pharma and the processed food industry's brainwashing, that obesity, heart disease,diabetes,depression are the norm as one gets old and can be treated with drugs that ACA was created to provide. My best friends went to their graves smirking at my fad diets taking meds on top of meds rather than questioning that delusion.

    Robb Wolf Challenges that delusion in his book The Paleo Solution. He says don't believe , just try it for 30 days.
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    Jul 17, 2014 4:30 PM GMT
    Triggerman saidGenerally, any time you watch your diet you lose weight. That is statistics, not me. Paleo is just another fad diet. Talk to me in a year and tell me you have still lost weight.

    How do you lose weight? Eat less calories than you expend. Not sexy. Not easy. Do you lose weight on these diets? Sure. It is about calories in, calories out.


    I challenge you to be scientific and experiment with Paleo diet for 30 days rather than mindlessly repeating myths that were put in your head by processed food manufacturers.
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    Jul 17, 2014 11:45 PM GMT
    Triggerman saidThe whole gluten free diet was just exposed by the guy who started it. He said he miscalculated. He no longer supports it. It was another scam


    Triggerman......

    Hey you....

    It works and not doing the gluten and bread and crap has me personally feeling great. You know? I am sane too!! LOL

    ALSO, DIET?? Man, come on did the cave man need someone to teach them about diet? NO, as gatherers they went out and lived off the land just like WE all should today.
    I blame corporate for using slick marketing and AD campaign's to convince people to partake!! Just the the cigarets adds. Same unhealthy deal here, but with carbs, chips, cookies, and killer Krispy cream doughnut shit.

    Death to the junk food corporations. Best thing that could of happened was the HOSTESS should have been buried and never resurrected EVERicon_lol.gif!!!

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    Jul 18, 2014 12:17 AM GMT
    You know what? Cavemen didn't have cancer, diabetes or high blood pressure.
    Which is proof that paleo works!

    Except...
    Cavemen died before forty. (Scurvy, starvation, infectious diseases, saber tooth tiger attacks, etc.)

    In a planet of 7 billion people we can't be hunter gathers. There isn't enough to hunt!

    Civilization is literally built on carbs. It was only with the advent of agriculture that allowed enough calories to be produced by few enough people that some people could focus on things other than finding food. This gave rise to creative classes, religious orders and rulers. Which isn't necessarily a good thing all together. But we did eventually get to the internet, penicillin and the martini so there are positive parts to civilization.

    Personally, I think it makes sense to eat "real food" and not hyperprocessed junk. But whole grains (brown rice, whole wheat bread, etc) are fine for the vast majority of people.

    Even 'junk food' that is home made is ok. Because it usually takes a lot of effort so you make it for a special occasion. Things like angel food cake and french fries take a lot of effort to make and clean up after. So if you were making them yourself it'd be a once a month special occasion type of thing. The problem is that our modern system has made it to cheap and easy to eat those things every day and 'real food' is more expensive, harder to obtain and prepare.
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    Jul 18, 2014 12:20 AM GMT
    2bnaked said
    Triggerman saidThe whole gluten free diet was just exposed by the guy who started it. He said he miscalculated. He no longer supports it. It was another scam


    Triggerman......

    Hey you....

    It works and not doing the gluten and bread and crap has me personally feeling great. You know? I am sane too!! LOL

    ALSO, DIET?? Man, come on did the cave man need someone to teach them about diet? NO, as gatherers they went out and lived off the land just like WE all should today.
    I blame corporate for using slick marketing and AD campaign's to convince people to partake!! Just the the cigarets adds. Same unhealthy deal here, but with carbs, chips, cookies, and killer Krispy cream doughnut shit.

    Death to the junk food corporations. Best thing that could of happened was the HOSTESS should have been buried and never resurrected EVERicon_lol.gif!!!

    Death to both Monsanto and ConAgra. Death to any corporate entity who promotes and uses that deadly high fructose corn syrup in their food products. Death to all these fools who grow water intense crops in semi arid areas like the Great Plains and depleting the giant underground aquifers that sustain life in that region.
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    Jul 18, 2014 12:24 AM GMT

    In a planet of 7 billion people we can't be hunter gathers. There isn't enough to hunt!
    [/quote]

    I didn't mean that literally, I meant it figuratively as in eat whole foods and foods that are not processed. BINGO! So go to the supermarket and start hunting and look for good healthy food and organically grown is even better.

    Oh P.S

    If I need a treat trust me I will eat it. Just not 24/7 lol

    COCK is the best substitute in reality! lol
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    Jul 18, 2014 12:29 AM GMT
    2bnaked said

    In a planet of 7 billion people we can't be hunter gathers. There isn't enough to hunt!


    I didn't mean that literally, I meant it figuratively as in eat whole foods and foods that are not processed. BINGO! So go to the supermarket and start hunting and look for good healthy food and organically grown is even better. [/quote]There is only one problem doing that, organically grown food tends to be higher in price unfortunately. When you are on a low or fixed income, you try to get the most bang for your buck in the grocery store.
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    Jul 18, 2014 12:33 AM GMT
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    2bnaked said

    In a planet of 7 billion people we can't be hunter gathers. There isn't enough to hunt!


    I didn't mean that literally, I meant it figuratively as in eat whole foods and foods that are not processed. BINGO! So go to the supermarket and start hunting and look for good healthy food and organically grown is even better.
    There is only one problem doing that, organically grown food tends to be higher in price unfortunately. When you are on a low or fixed income, you try to get the most bang for your buck in the grocery store. [/quote]

    You know it might cost more up front, but when you cut out all the other wasteful spending and living a healthier lifestyle you will save a small fortune.

    I am lucky that I have my own company and I work hard to make it go. Nothing comes easy. I take nothing for granted!!! LIVE.
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    Jul 18, 2014 12:55 AM GMT
    2bnaked said
    roadbikeRob said
    2bnaked said

    In a planet of 7 billion people we can't be hunter gathers. There isn't enough to hunt!


    I didn't mean that literally, I meant it figuratively as in eat whole foods and foods that are not processed. BINGO! So go to the supermarket and start hunting and look for good healthy food and organically grown is even better.
    There is only one problem doing that, organically grown food tends to be higher in price unfortunately. When you are on a low or fixed income, you try to get the most bang for your buck in the grocery store.


    You know it might cost more up front, but when you cut out all the other wasteful spending and living a healthier lifestyle you will save a small fortune.

    I am lucky that I have my own company and I work hard to make it go. Nothing comes easy. I take nothing for granted!!! LIVE.[/quote]I am not familiar with the PALEO diet or how to go about implementing it into my daily life. Will it help with dealing with anxiety and mild depressionicon_question.gif
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    Jul 18, 2014 2:37 AM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidYou know what? Cavemen didn't have cancer, diabetes or high blood pressure.
    Which is proof that paleo works!

    Except...
    Cavemen died before forty. (Scurvy, starvation, infectious diseases, saber tooth tiger attacks, etc.)

    In a planet of 7 billion people we can't be hunter gathers. There isn't enough to hunt!

    Civilization is literally vast majority of people.

    Even 'junk food' that is home made is ok. Because it usually takes a lot of effort so you make it for a special occasion. Things like angel food cake and french fries take a lot of effort to make and clean up after. So if you were making them yourself it'd be a once a month special occasion type of thing. The problem is that our modern system has made it to cheap and easy to eat those things every day and 'real food' is more expensive, harder to obtain and prepare.



    Paleo diet is not about acting like our ancestors it's about eating food our bodies are naturally attuned to process.

    Michael Pollen new book "Cooked " makes the same conclusion that cooking our own food would make a big difference. It's also interesting that many so called "foods " that have become staples in our diet were originally novelty items to be eaten once at World Fairs etc.
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    Jul 18, 2014 2:40 AM GMT
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    2bnaked said
    roadbikeRob said
    2bnaked said

    In a planet of 7 billion people we can't be hunter gathers. There isn't enough to hunt!


    I didn't mean that literally, I meant it figuratively as in eat whole foods and foods that are not processed. BINGO! So go to the supermarket and start hunting and look for good healthy food and organically grown is even better.
    There is only one problem doing that, organically grown food tends to be higher in price unfortunately. When you are on a low or fixed income, you try to get the most bang for your buck in the grocery store.


    You know it might cost more up front, but when you cut out all the other wasteful spending and living a healthier lifestyle you will save a small fortune.

    I am lucky that I have my own company and I work hard to make it go. Nothing comes easy. I take nothing for granted!!! LIVE.
    I am not familiar with the PALEO diet or how to go about implementing it into my daily life. Will it help with dealing with anxiety and mild depressionicon_question.gif[/quote]


    Yes, removing processed sugar ( that includes so called juice " ) and adding good Omega 3 fats will make a huge difference in mood . I thought yoga could fix that but I found diet more effective.
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    Jul 18, 2014 2:43 AM GMT
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    2bnaked said

    In a planet of 7 billion people we can't be hunter gathers. There isn't enough to hunt!


    I didn't mean that literally, I meant it figuratively as in eat whole foods and foods that are not processed. BINGO! So go to the supermarket and start hunting and look for good healthy food and organically grown is even better.
    There is only one problem doing that, organically grown food tends to be higher in price unfortunately. When you are on a low or fixed income, you try to get the most bang for your buck in the grocery store. [/quote]


    I never shopped at Safeway but now almost anything you want organic is available at a reasonable price .
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    Jul 18, 2014 3:08 AM GMT
    Triggerman saidThe whole gluten free diet was just exposed by the guy who started it. He said he miscalculated. He no longer supports it. It was another scam
    Paleo is not gluten-free by design, it just happens that there is no gluten in it. That's only one small part of it.