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Introductions / :( Hi... I need some help please
« Last post by jessfxo 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. 
Introductions / Re: Obligatory Introduction Thread
« Last post by Warren Dew on June 21, 2017, 10:39:44 PM »
Welcome.  I suggest you dig through old threads in the Research section.  You could search for "hippo".
Diet and nutrition / Re: is carb type as important as total carbs?
« Last post by Warren Dew on June 21, 2017, 10:26:35 PM »
To know if you are in ketosis, get some ketostix and test with them once or twice a day.
Diet and nutrition / Re: Major concerns with going paleo/ancestral
« Last post by Warren Dew on June 21, 2017, 10:23:40 PM »
While you're trying to lose weight, 1800 kcal/day is fine.  When you need more, eat fattier meat.
Research / Re: Newly published Ancel Keys study
« Last post by JayJay on June 12, 2017, 05:14:36 PM »
Not just deaths, but horrible quality of life issues for generations of Americans with chronic health issues. Criminals.
Research / Re: Newly published Ancel Keys study
« Last post by samjohn on June 12, 2017, 01:17:40 AM »
That is criminal, will have literally caused deaths.
Diet and nutrition / Re: Major concerns with going paleo/ancestral
« Last post by WilliamWordsworth on June 07, 2017, 02:52:15 PM »
More eggs bro! Fry em in butter, you'll be up to 1k calories from breakfast pretty easily.
Diet and nutrition / Re: Is it Paleo? (flowchart)
« Last post by WilliamWordsworth on June 07, 2017, 02:50:48 PM »
lol... I'm still not sure about one thing though, and that's protein powder. I know whey protein isn't paleo cause it's made from dairy, so I went to find if there's any dairy free protein, and it turns out there's a bunch, like these... specifically egg protein powder or beef protein powder (what the heck, how??)

The wiki article makes it pretty clear protein powder is pretty far from nature, it's a highly processed product

Definitely wouldn't be available in nature, but the ingredients themselves are all paleo... so I can't figure it out. What's the consensus?
Diet and nutrition / is carb type as important as total carbs?
« Last post by whatsinaname on June 05, 2017, 02:02:24 AM »
For example I have 100% almond butter (almond is the only ingredient) which has 7 carbs but 3 grams of fiber.. so it is 4 net carbs with 1 gram of sugar

Then I have cauliflower mashed ''potatoes'' which are 7 carbs per serving with 2 fiber. 5 net carbs, but it has 3 grams of sugar and is made with milk and rice.

They are almost the same amount of carbs and well under my 25 limit, but one has very small amounts of rice and whole milk and the other is just a nut.

Would this be acceptable on a keto diet? I'm unsure because it is low carbohydrate, but it does have foods not typically considered keto.

Also, what about something like a stick of gum, which has a gram of sugar?

Basically I want to know if I can stay in ketosis and become fat adapted if I eat non-keto foods but stay within my carbohydrate limit.

And I'm not trying to fit a candy bar or a bunch of junk.. I just want to know if I can have things like the cauliflower mix, or a stick of gum occasionally, or to be able to eat a bowl of chili my grandma made-without having to turn it down because it has a bit of sugar, beans, and a lot of tomatoes in it-while maintaining ketosis and becoming fat adapted.

Maybe I should note I am about 5'9'' 165 lbs with 14% bodyfat. I'm not severely overweight and am mostly doing keto for the health aspects beyond slimming down

Diet and nutrition / Re: very discouraged. please help.
« Last post by JayJay on June 04, 2017, 03:55:32 AM »
You are starving yourself to death. Eat the right foods, but plenty of them. Skip calorie counting. Make sure you are getting lots of animal fats.
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