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Offline samjohn

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Re: I used to do paleo but quit
« Reply #60 on: August 30, 2009, 05:24:41 PM »
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As for pc701 (the person who started this thread): I don't know his or her purpose of being here. pc701 became a member June 2008 and immediately started bashing paleo and then we didn't hear from him for over a year and now he is back bashing paleo again.

Do you mind a question?

Don't you mods have a 'ban' button somewhere in your browsers to kick out members? Or at the very least 'delete account', yes they can register again but you can press that button again too.

That's easier than keeping members annoying as pc701 is.

On the other hand he does give us a great opportunity to wax lyrical about paleo, and show some of the science behind it.

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Re: I used to do paleo but quit
« Reply #61 on: August 31, 2009, 04:10:03 AM »
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I was the member who said to delete his posts. But after thinking about it a little longer I think the person who said not too was correct. This forum works because people can express what they think. Let's face it everyone on this forum that believes in the paleo way of eating is thinking differently than the average person. While I still think that the person staring this post was only trying to argue - I now think it is better if we choose to ignore him but not sensor his ideas. To be clear though - I in no way agree with pc701's ideas of health and nutrition.

To me, if you step into a church and start saying their people are wrong, you're first treated well and things discussed, then if you keep on, you're asked to go away. And in fact, if you go to a place that deals with something just to bash it, that's not your place, go elsewhere. I'd have voted to delete his posts.

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show some of the science behind it

Yes if he listened, you see he never agreed to a thing, intentionally disagreed on everything and never plugged his brain to reason even just a bit.
Do you really think it matters to discuss with someone like that?


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Re: I used to do paleo but quit
« Reply #62 on: August 31, 2009, 04:58:57 AM »
I just saw this thread and I've read the first couple of pages and skimmed the rest but had to say a couple of things:

I do not IF (unlike my Hubby who does most of the time).  I don't eat 3 set meals either.  I am a constant day grazer with one major meal of usually just meat a day.  My two children are the same.

If I were to IF, I would probably do ok, if I cut my carbs out.  If I were to do as the OP suggested and eat what ever I wanted for the one meal a day, I'd be set off on a carb eating frenzy and would not be able to control my eating for at least the day afterwards.  I know this for a fact, as if I eat even slightly too many carbs (paleo or not) then I am starving, regardless of what I shove down my throat, the next day and eat a hell of a lot more and start craving crap.  This is also true of my son who has only been exposed to mostly (almost 100%) paleo foods.  If he eats too much fruit one day, the next he'll be moody and searching the house for more carbs.

Not only do I think people should be eating Paleo, I think they should be eating carb restrictive paleo.  This idea of eating what ever you want can't work, as unless you've completely cleansed your body of crap, it's NEVER going to crave the right stuff.. only the stuff that's going to make you sick (grains etc)..

And yes, I think this person is a Troll (as does everyone else).  But it does bring up a good opportunity for us to reinforce the reasons WHY we do this diet.  I have been at my goal weight for 2 1/2 years now (almost a year after I started Paleo I got to my goal weight) and there is no way I am going back (I did consider and tried it for a couple of days only to feel like I was going to die!).  The health benefits definitely out weigh the weight loss benefits.  OP's suggestion might make you lose weight, but it is not sustainable and it will almost 100% guaranteed to make you sick in the long run. 

But we all knew that anyway, didn't we?  ;D ;D

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Re: I used to do paleo but quit
« Reply #63 on: August 31, 2009, 05:00:08 AM »

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show some of the science behind it

Yes if he listened, you see he never agreed to a thing, intentionally disagreed on everything and never plugged his brain to reason even just a bit.
Do you really think it matters to discuss with someone like that?

Nope, but our explanations will stay in this thread for every other visitor to see and learn from.

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Re: I used to do paleo but quit
« Reply #64 on: August 31, 2009, 05:03:58 AM »
And yes, I think this person is a Troll (as does everyone else).  But it does bring up a good opportunity for us to reinforce the reasons WHY we do this diet.  I have been at my goal weight for 2 1/2 years now (almost a year after I started Paleo I got to my goal weight) and there is no way I am going back (I did consider and tried it for a couple of days only to feel like I was going to die!).  The health benefits definitely out weigh the weight loss benefits.  OP's suggestion might make you lose weight, but it is not sustainable and it will almost 100% guaranteed to make you sick in the long run. 

But we all knew that anyway, didn't we?  ;D ;D

If you have read the long term studies of pretty much any diet out there, the rebound rate is sickeningly high. Most bounce back to their pre-diet weight, and add some. Just another reason why paleo is the only way to go.

Also as mentioned earlier in this thread, I think the reason we all find ourselves not wanting to cheat or go off paleo, is because our bodies no longer have the built up tolerance to dietary poisons in non paleo food.


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Re: I used to do paleo but quit
« Reply #65 on: August 31, 2009, 05:09:49 AM »
I have to agree with Paleo Mum that it is too easy to slip back into carbing if I eat too much fruit, let alone letting myself eat anything at all. I have to limit fruit, even on Paleo. Carbs are addictive for many people, and I am one of them.

I will be on this plan the rest of my life, and I'm cool with that. It's a good way of eating. I haven't a choice in the matter, anyway. I can't eat gluten/casein, and I eat organic/whole foods. That equates to eating Paleo. I hope the result will make me feel better and lose weight.