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Diet and nutrition / Re: I'm craving all my food within 1 hour
« on: September 21, 2010, 06:07:30 AM »
Thanks for posting this butters, Im also having constant hunger pangs. I seem to be hungry every hour and a half? its bizzarre, im not counting calories although Im very aware of eating too much fruit or nuts. I work in a veterinary hospital and its hard to be able to leave the surgery to go and snack on meat etc.

Food Journals / Re: Day 1 starting tomorrow
« on: September 21, 2010, 06:00:40 AM »
Good Luck to you  ;D Im on my 2nd attempt at the paleo lifestyle. It worked the 1st time and Its working again now, Im sure you'll achieve the results you want if you stick to it. Im slowly learning from my mistakes. Like the others have said, im not sure how you'll cope if you dont eat a lot of meat though?? Be careful with the booze too, I cant tell you how much yo-yoing im doing due to my love of the vino  :-\

Progress Reports & Photos / Re: doing so well but how do i keep loosing
« on: September 21, 2010, 01:40:31 AM »
love the look of these meazzas, great idea. will struggle not to put cheese on though!

Food Journals / Re: Claires 2nd attempt :)
« on: September 21, 2010, 01:15:07 AM »
Thanks! I cant wait to get to that stage  ;D

Ive had a bit of a 50/50 weekend, went to a friends wedding and had a fair few slips. Am back on track now but my god how its affected my weight loss  :(

Live and Learn

Food Journals / Claires 2nd attempt :)
« on: September 17, 2010, 02:36:11 AM »
Ok so this is my second stab at Paleo. My first attempt went brilliantly then stress kicked in thanks to work and the comfort eating kicked in!! My particular favourite comfort food being dominoes pizza  :-\  I started around 76 kilos and my goal weight is 63kilos. I think its been a pretty successful week food wise but unfortunately I have managed to get through about 3 bottles of red wine and a couple of beers in addition to this :(
I do an hour of cardio work and an hour of weights in the gym every day.

Apple Banana and Orange

mixed nuts/dried fruit

Chicken Salad (spinach, radish, beetroot, plum tomatoes, chickn and dessertspoon of walnut oil)

Leftover roast beef

3 black coffees

Banana and Apple

Chicken Salad and Banana

Leftover roast beef

2 black coffees

Apple and Banana

mixed nuts/dried fruit

Tuna salad (same ingredients as the chicken one)

Homemade Lamb meatballs (lamb mince, grated carrott, egg, onion and olive oil) with mixed green veggies and a tomato sauce (tomato passata, herbs,chopped onion and a splash of red wine)

3 black coffees

Frittata (2 eggs, grated courgette, cabbage and tomato, herbs, oil to cook)

Chicken Salad and Banana

Lamb Shank cooked in red wine and vegetable stock (not sure if veg stock allowed???)
in a tomato sauce (made as yesterday) with mixed green veggies.

Friday (so far)...
Frittata (as yesterday) and apple

I have chicken salad with me for lunch and will be having pork steak and mixed green veggies for dinner tonight. Hopefully not accompanied by any more wine  :)

Diet and nutrition / Tuna
« on: August 24, 2010, 05:57:00 AM »
Tuna has become a huge staple of my diet lately, as Ive been having it in salad for lunch pretty much daily. Now an ex nurse at my work has mentioned that I should not be eating so much because of a high mercury content! Is this genuinely something to worry about, what are the effects?

Diet and nutrition / Re: When organic isn't really organic
« on: August 24, 2010, 05:41:32 AM »
Id heard about the egg scams, my sister in law has her own chickens so were lucky enough to get them from her occasionally. Farm shops are the way forward then I guess. Was shocked to hear about the meat although I would never go for battery farm chickens, purely on humain principles!!

Food Journals / Re: Renta's Roasts and other refreshments.
« on: August 24, 2010, 03:17:04 AM »
Hi Rentawitch, Ive just noticed through reading your diary you are here in "sunny" London too. could you advise me as to where I can get grass fed meat, Ive just been buying organic supermarket meat as I have no clue on the whole grass fed thing.

Thanks in advance, Claire   ???

Interviews / Re: weight loss
« on: July 30, 2010, 06:59:47 AM »

going to show my dumbness now but nightshades?

Tomatoes, Eggplant, Chilis, Gooseberries, Goji Berries, etc...

I still eat Nightshades. Maybe not as much anymore because I find they aren't that tasty without salt. Tomatoes and bacon still find their way on my plate every once in awhile.

Some parts of Cordain's book I strongly disagree with (I think I have revision 1 of the paleo diet, this may have changed) - I was pretty shocked to see "diet cola" in his meal plans.

I didnt realise tomatos were not allowed??

Interviews / Re: weight loss
« on: July 30, 2010, 04:39:18 AM »
Cordain's book is fine, there's just changes that need to be made:

1) fatty meats instead of lean meats
2) I don't think he covered nightshades, which have inflammatory properties

However, Cordain now has a lot to say about nightshades.

going to show my dumbness now but nightshades?

Diet and nutrition / tinned tomatos and passata
« on: July 30, 2010, 03:21:23 AM »
Are these ok if i can find them organic, or are we talking way to many additives?? i do love a good bolognaise and i find using fresh tomatoes doesnt quite work!

Diet and nutrition / Re: Calories in...Calories Out
« on: July 30, 2010, 03:18:14 AM »
Just wondering if anyone thinks that Paleo is like Atkins where calories in and calories out goes out the window?

I am a huge calorie counter but kind of feel like you don't need to be on Paleo....Any other women trying to lose weight and really into keeping track of everything that goes in your mouth.

I have had a terrible obsession with calories in the past, its dangerous and unhealthy. Ive only been eating paleo for 5 days now but I can honestly say the freedom of not worrying about calorie counting is immense. Ive lost 5lbs and I feel great already. I think you just have to be careful, obviously eating 10 lamb chops and 15 pieces of fruit a day wont do much good on the calorie side if things, ive just been sensible with the choices of meat/fruit etc consumed.

Interviews / Re: weight loss
« on: July 30, 2010, 03:07:39 AM »
fresh from the farm shop it is then :)

really helpful advice thanks. although ive been told eggs are fine!!

Interviews / Re: weight loss
« on: July 30, 2010, 02:07:27 AM »
Cordain's book is fine, there's just changes that need to be made:

1) fatty meats instead of lean meats
2) I don't think he covered nightshades, which have inflammatory properties

You may have just made me the happiest girl in the world, this means i can have bacon right? Not eaten it in sooo long  8)

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