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Diet and nutrition / Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« on: October 26, 2009, 07:34:18 PM »
ajmesa- I've not heard your story.  Have you posted it?  Is it humorous?

Diet and nutrition / Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« on: October 26, 2009, 05:47:58 PM »
Sunday morning during church I started feeling weak and light headed toward 11:30.  For breakfast I had a scrambled egg, banana, and handful of walnuts.  After church we were having a potato bar.  I got in there before everyone else and grabbed a plate and had some steamed broccoli with about a teaspoon each of real bacon bits, sour cream, chives, cheddar cheese and some mango salsa with no HFCS in it.( My daughter had checked for me)  The plate had nothing more than a snack on it but I was trying the advice about fat helping with the weakness and dizzyness.  It worked pretty good.  I didn't feel like I had an imbalance any more, I was just hungry.  I didn't eat anything 'till I got home and had some chicken and grilled beef. 

Does this sound right within the first week?

Thank you folks; all my questions got answered.  (for now)

I've been pure Paleo for 3 1/2 days.  I've no plans to quit it.  My family is pretty supportive.  Actually very supportive.  I'm rather impatient to see the weight come off so that's the most anticipated factor of this eating style. 

Two of you responded with something to the effect of fill pretty much up on meat and then finish with some veggies.  That's helpful to know and easy to incorporate.

I may go and look for Rob Faigins book at a used book store around here if I seem to be struggling with changing over. 

Wlfdg: currently I'm the man/woman of the house as I got layed off and my wife got a job.  So I'm in charge of the house and meals.  I'm preping for the winter by chopping some wood and buttoning down the backyard.  I used to be a commercial/industrial electrician.  My activity isn't what it was and I don't know when it will be, but I have opportunity to stay fairly active, just not in intense day long stuff.

Warren Dew:  I'm 6' 3" 320 lbs.  I'm looking to lose 100 lbs.  (and if I do on this eating style I'll scream it from the housetops!)  This eating style is my hope to get out of body-guard size and back into something that people don't have to move for on the bus. 

My only slight is I use about 1/2 teaspoon of seasalt on my meat throughout the day to help it go down so I don't get frustrated with the intense change.  I'll stop using it as time goes on, but for right now I kinda think it's helping take the wing out of the wang.

Thanks for all your kind responses.

Diet and nutrition / Re: The caveman diet is making me very tired
« on: October 24, 2009, 07:38:07 PM »
It's odd but Cordain doesn't address this in his book.  It's a great help and comfort for newbies to be able to speak to and get advice from people who have experienced the same thing we're going thru. 

Stacey, good health to ya.  I hope you get better soon.

Diet and nutrition / Re: sometimes at the store...
« on: October 24, 2009, 07:31:17 PM »
I am one, willingly, and my youngest teenage daughter has expressed interest in it.

How did this turn out?

What about portions and their values?  Do most monitor their amount of meat and it's caloric value and % of fat and protein?  Or do you just eat a big hunk-a-meat till you're not hungry?

21-century-caveman replied that the fuel burning switch comes after a period of 'less-than-20-grams-carbs'.  Is it important to know the values of the vegetables and fruit that I am consuming per day in order to allow my body to switch over?

By the way, thank you for the great info on the basics and on where to get good meat and produce.  Excellent sites.

Diet and nutrition / Re: The caveman diet is making me very tired
« on: October 24, 2009, 09:48:04 AM »
This should be a sticky.  I'm am reading lots of beginners that are experiencing this.  I know there is no perfect formula but its definitely common, and it's a bit scary when you don't know what to do.

How important do you think it is to understand all the terms about this eating style to be successful at adapting?  I have no idea what ketosis is although I have heard of it.  I ask because after reading Cordains book I find some contradictory information here that is also working.  (No veggies and lots of animal fat and cheese?)  I don't know how to adapt to these different views. 

I need to lose weight.   I am married with two teenage daughters.  Money is tight.  I want to start eating in a way that I can continue in comfortably for the rest of my life.  Needless to say, it's all against me, and others who are starting. 

If I were to start eating only fatty meat I think I would die while pooping.  So, about the terms for the beginner?

Diet and nutrition / Re: Basically Meat-Only?
« on: October 24, 2009, 09:17:48 AM »
Barbaric only eat meat for many moons.  Barbaric poops alot for first few weeks.  Barbaric no like meat.  Then, Barbaric poop like everyone else.  Barbaric like meat.  Then, Barbaric eat shiney fruit and green leafy stuff.  Barbaric poops until he thinks he can poop no more.  Then, Barbaric poops more.  Then, Barbaric poops like everyone else.  Barbaric likes shiney fruit and green leafies.

Believe it or not, when I finally stopped laughing this is extremely helpful.  It's good to know that I might not be the only one going thru a breaking in period.

Diet and nutrition / Re: sometimes at the store...
« on: October 24, 2009, 09:06:02 AM »
This thread is incredibly encouraging.  But as a very recent 'salt, fat, dairy, grain, nacho' addict I've got to say, people think YOU are the freaks! ;D 

Introductions / Re: Hello from PNW
« on: October 24, 2009, 08:45:09 AM »
One knows one is on to something completely new when the  majority of the answers to his diet questions is "more fat"! 

Thanks for the replies.  They will give me something to think about when the funny feelings come.

Introductions / Hello from PNW
« on: October 23, 2009, 07:54:38 PM »
I have been eating Paleo for three and a half days.  I found out about Paleo watching the video "Sugar-the bitter Truth".  I have been researching it for a few days.  Picked up Cordains book yesterday and ran thru it.  

A few years ago my wife and I tried Atkins.  I made it a week into it and gave up because I was terribly dizzy and weak and shaky.  Today I got a little weak and shaky and I'm hoping to find out why here.  Is there an area that houses threads like "what to expect physically for beginners"?  

I'm pretty much sticking strictly to Cordains book for now 'till I get the hang of it.  

I'm 6'3" 330 lbs.  I'm doing this to lose weight and be healthy for the rest of my life.  I'm not big boned.

Very nice to meet all you healthy people!

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