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Offline jessfxo

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:( Hi... I need some help please
« on: July 09, 2017, 11:10:00 AM »
Don't really know what to say here but... I've been wanting to "go paleo" for probably nearly 2 years now but for some reason can't do it... like I'm too scared to or something I don't know. But basically for the past year I've had severe depression and anxiety and IBS and I honestly just feel like giving up now. I don't want to be medicated for it and I have a phobia of taking any tablet/supplement so vitamins are out too.

I seem to spend all my free time (evenings + weekends) just going on the internet looking at paleo success stories and websites and hoping something will click so I'll start it but nothing does. I eat a lot of pizza and takeaway although I do eat a lot of meat as well. I've read nearly all the Paleo books (Primal Blueprint being my favourite) but I just can't seem to get my head around it. I'm scared of how many carbs I should be eating as I've read too low causes anxiety but too high causes depression. And I don't know how much meat and I don't really like vegetables that much. I can't afford organic/grassfed meat and vegetables and my mum doesn't believe in the diet so buys loads of food that I end up binge eating.

As anyone got any advice for me please? :( I feel like such a failure and I haven't even started. 

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Re: :( Hi... I need some help please
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 12:37:35 PM »
Hello! I can totally relate in so many ways! It's very frustrating but please dont think of yourself as a failure, although I often do myself! In successful times I do well on fruit , chicken and eggs, cooked any way. You could get some vegies in that way as an omelette maybe? i have another post with a tuna, egg bake pic. so simple and tasty. Ive been eating lots of bad stuff lately but am determined to keep trying. Every day is a new day and a chance for a new start. Thanks for reminding me. I read lots of different ideas online as well over the years. One thing that helps me is to try to go raw foods since it cuts out alot of options--pizza, potatoes, breads, pasta etc. I like smoked salmon(expensive though) and if not a vegie fan could always do more fruit maybe? Bye for now.

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Re: :( Hi... I need some help please
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 06:38:14 PM »
I'd say just start it.  Start a food journal here and see how it goes.  You'll get suggestions for improvements.  Don't worry about your carbs being too low - it doesn't cause anxiety if you have a reasonable omega 3:6 ratio, which you can get by having salmon, skin on, once a week.  Initially you could keep a lot of fruit around so you have an alternative to the nonpaleo snacks - I did - but eventually you may not need them.

Do drink a lot of water - half a gallon to a gallon per day.  Do have plenty of red meat, lean if you are trying to lose weight, and full fat otherwise.  Do get a couple of hours of sun each day, or alternatively, take 2000 IU of vitamin D3.