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This WOE and effects on body
« on: April 02, 2007, 05:07:13 PM »
Since starting this WOE, has anybody ever had any of the following:

Weird or irregular heart beats or blood pressure?

Dizziness?

Signs of mineral/vitamin defincies?

Hormonal imbalances?

Electrolyte imbalances (ie, sodium and potassium)?

Any other issues you had to deal with?

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Re: This WOE and effects on body
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2007, 06:00:47 PM »
Nope.  Well, I get weird heartbeats if I eat too many carbs, but that happens no matter what kind of diet I am on.


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Re: This WOE and effects on body
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2007, 07:37:11 PM »
Since starting this WOE, has anybody ever had any of the following:

Weird or irregular heart beats or blood pressure?

Dizziness?

Signs of mineral/vitamin defincies?

Hormonal imbalances?

Electrolyte imbalances (ie, sodium and potassium)?

Any other issues you had to deal with?

You're not eating enough food brotha

Make sure you get enough fat protein and carbs an off-balance can cause issues

If you get hungry force yourself to eat dont put it off because you'll enter a bad state and the body amps itself down for  a while even though it needs food

If you up your food and eat many small meals feeling hardly ever hungry and still have these symptoms ask friends for a good doctor in your area if you dont already have one and go get checked out

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Re: This WOE and effects on body
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2007, 07:40:52 PM »
Eric, I'm not saying I'm having all those issues! :o  I'm just wondering what people have experienced when changing their diet so drastically.  I'm sure that for 90% of people it's all positive, but for some - especially those who don't pay attention to what they are eating and not eating - things may not go as well as planned.

Thanks for the concern though!

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Re: This WOE and effects on body
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2007, 03:12:04 AM »
Any other issues you had to deal with?

I don't crap as much!

I guess, the less crap goes in, the less crap comes out.


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Re: This WOE and effects on body
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2007, 09:11:48 AM »
No, but I've gotten pretty sick when I ate "normal" food. My stomach didn't like it after eating this way for over two months. Man, I got sick! I got dizzy the first two-three weeks though, but it went away.

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Re: This WOE and effects on body
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2007, 03:08:03 AM »
Well.... I actually had heaps more energy, found relief from the symptoms of Crohn's Disease and no longer needed the medication for it, didn't crap as much, and as toey as a roman sandal.

Also, .... while I do feel a bit ill after eating junk it does not seriously affect me if it is a one off incident.

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Re: This WOE and effects on body
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2007, 12:44:55 PM »

I wonder, is it ok to rotate the types of food that are paleo-friendly?  For instance, I tend to like fruit and nuts in the morning, veggies (a salad) at lunch and meat at dinner.  I try to get all three things in, but its hard to eat so much and theres definitely an imbalance between the three.  I wonder if I should try to eat all three types of food at each meal.  Lol, would that be a paleo-zone diet?

Let me know your thoughts....

M

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Re: This WOE and effects on body
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2007, 02:06:13 PM »
I wouldn't worry about it as long as your diet is reasonably varied (ie, you're not eating just a pound of walnuts every day).  :)  Eat what you want.  Your wants will gradually shift around over the course of the year as there are changes in the season, your own body, etc and most likely everything will even out.

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Re: This WOE and effects on body
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2007, 11:00:58 AM »
Eat what you want.  Your wants will gradually shift around over the course of the year as there are changes in the season, your own body, etc and most likely everything will even out.

Yeah- the problem is that my "wants" gradually shift around over the course of the year to pizza, double-tall breve lattes, chimichangas, chips & salsa, Kit-Kats, keoke coffees, double cheeseburgers, and Coldstone.  *ack*  Okay, this actually belongs in the cheat thread.  Mea culpa.
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Re: This WOE and effects on body
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2007, 11:53:45 AM »
Well of course I meant eat what you want within the paleo framework.   :D

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Re: This WOE and effects on body
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2007, 11:45:30 AM »
Shawn- I haven't had any of the symptoms you mention, since I've been paleo eating.  Both this time, and last year when I first quit the junk foods and started eating healthful paleo foods, I've had only good symptoms- an almost immediate reduction in bloating, a lot more energy, headaches almost eliminated, etc.. 

In fact, this time, it's been a little less than two weeks since I've been on paleo, and this morning, I was able to tighten my belt by another notch.  That's two notches in 11 days.  Amazing!  Edit- In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that in those 11 days, I've jogged five times, for about 45 minutes each jog.  I'm sure this has helped my progress so far.  ;)

Matriculation- to address your question a little more seriously than my last post- as far as rotating paleo foods over the course of a day goes, here's my philosophy.  I try to eat a balanced (small) meal four or five times a day, getting some meat, poultry or fish, some salad or other fresh veggies, and some fruits, with each meal.  I'll eat until I'm comfortable, never stuffing myself.  In between meals, I'll snack occasionally on fruits, nuts, & seeds.  Kind of an all-day grazing of all paleo foods.

One reason, for me, anyway, is that Cordain has stated in his books that the thermic effect of protein is greater than carbs or fat.  Protein takes more energy to break down in your body than fats or carbos, so digesting proteins has a greater metabolism-raising effect.  If you limit protein intake to one time a day, for example, you'll only get this advantage one time per day (for however long as this effect lasts).  Therefore, I believe that having small amounts of protein several times a day will keep the body fired up, metabolically-speaking, which helps in burning extra fat stores and speeds up the normalizing of body weight.

If you're already thin, this might not be a consideration, but I also think that since the body requires all of these nutrients to function optimally, it's best to ingest them evenly throughout the day.

Thirdly, it has been shown that protein satisfies hunger for a longer time than carbohydrates or fats.  That's one thing that I love about this way of eating.  You're never really hungry!  This makes it much easier to ignore cravings for your old junk foods (at least for me).  From an online article I found:

Weigle et al's results clearly showed that protein is more satiating than is fat, and previous studies have shown that protein is more satiating than is carbohydrate (4). Moreover, diets with a fat content fixed at 30% of calories produce more weight loss when high in protein (25% of energy) than when normal in protein (12% of energy): 9.4 compared with 5.9 kg after 6 mo; after 1 y, evidence was found to suggest that the high-protein diet, independent of the loss of total body fat, resulted in a significant loss of visceral fat (5).

Ref:  http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/82/1/1

Another view- I've read somewhere that in certain hunter-gatherer societies, they typically ate one big meal per day.  So it's open to question as far as what's optimal..  I say experiment and see what makes you feel the best.

Doug
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