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Food Journals / Re: The Pez Dispenser log
« Last post by Pez on March 24, 2014, 06:11:27 AM »
Day 17

Breakfast: None

Lunch: Italian sausage and some roasted vegetables

Dinner: Hamburger lettuce wraps

Day 18

Breakfast: None

Lunch: Hamburger lettuce wraps

Dinner: Chicken with roasted veggies

Day 19

Breakfast: None

Lunch: Tuna with avocado

Dinner: Chicken breast with veggies

Day 20

Breakfast: Cucumber

Lunch: Chicken breast with veggies

Dinner: Pollock, roasted sweet potatos, sauted red peppers

Snack: Sunflower seeds
Introductions / Re: New Grunt here!
« Last post by Kem on March 24, 2014, 04:57:50 AM »
Welcome to the board.  :) Gradual is a good thing for some of us. I've been easing into strict Paleo since last December when I started gluten free and before I even knew much about Paleo. I am now grain, dairy and mostly sugar free. Still have a piece or two of crystallized ginger most days but that is it for any refined or added sugar.
Diet and nutrition / Re: Desperate Help Needed
« Last post by UKtroglodyte on March 24, 2014, 01:47:10 AM »
I suffer from Rosacea and I really do sympathise. In a way I'm lucky, because as a woman, I can get away with wearing make-up to partially cover my rosacea when I go out.

When I first started on a Paleo diet the rosacea cleared up significantly over a couple of months, to the point where I stopped wearing make-up completely. Unfortunately due to various external circumstances (but mainly due to my own stupidity) I have gone back to eating "normal" foods and my skin at present is nearly as bad as it ever was. For me bread is the worst culprit.

You might want to check out the link between SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and rosacea. Just google it and you'll find loads of information. This article, originally posted here by Warren, is a good place to start about SIBO.

After seeing myself in the mirror last night as well as finally getting fed-up with feeling generally unwell and tired, I've decided to go back on a strict Paleo regime. In fact, that's why I came back on this forum, for a bit of inspiration. I know that if I stray a little with sugary and bread type foods then I can't stop.

Warren is absolutely right that you may need to eat more fat. I add egg yolks to all sorts of things like chicken broth, vegetables etc... I make my own mayo with Macademia Nut oil and eat that with meat and veg. And of course, fatty mince and belly pork and I use beef dripping for cooking.

Give it a bit longer, do some relaxation and visualisation of your skin clearing up. Rosacea is also linked to stress.

Good luck.
Introductions / Re: New Grunt here!
« Last post by Warren Dew on March 23, 2014, 08:36:58 PM »

Paleo can be pretty restrictive as well, but you can get into it somewhat gradually if you want.  If you can give up your actual sugar in favor of fruit, that's a big step.  Just get coffee good enough to drink black - or drink tea, as Tama suggests, with no milk or sugar.
Introductions / Re: Newbie! ...and former Medifast user.
« Last post by Warren Dew on March 23, 2014, 08:33:48 PM »

Dairy is definitely not paleo, but many people consider full fat dairy to be "primal", which is closely related.  In addition, some paleo folks use clarified butter as a minor cheat.
Meta / Re: Paleo Diet Book recomendations.
« Last post by Warren Dew on March 23, 2014, 08:29:49 PM »
All you really need to know is to focus your eating on fresh whole meat, fruit, and vegetables.

That said, if you want books, I'd recommend tracking down a used version of Neanderthin.  You might also want to pick up a copy of Why We Get Fat.
Diet and nutrition / Re: Desperate Help Needed
« Last post by Warren Dew on March 23, 2014, 08:27:48 PM »
First off, what people call "skinny" these days is actually normal.  What people consider to be "normal" is actually a bit chubby.  I'm 5'10 and 138 lb, and it's a perfect weight for me.

The types of food in your diet are excellent.  The balance may not be so good.  The issue is that you are eating too much protein, and not enough fat.  See if you can find 70% lean, 30% fat beef mince.  With 500g of that, you won't need the chicken breasts, which have virtually no fat, and may be able to make the whole chicken last longer.

The extra fat - especially saturated fat such as from the beef mince - will help protect your skin as well.

The typical experience of people with rosacea who go paleo is that it gets a bit worse at first, but then goes away entirely after a couple of months.  Good luck!
Introductions / Re: New Grunt here!
« Last post by Tama on March 23, 2014, 06:41:07 AM »
Balance is what attracted me to Paleo, as well.

I'm toasting our start with a cup of green tea! 
Introductions / Newbie! ...and former Medifast user.
« Last post by Tama on March 23, 2014, 06:33:03 AM »
Hey y'all!  One Paleo day under my belt.   :)

A couple of years ago I made a half-hearted attempt at Paleo without doing much research on it.  Shortly thereafter I went to MediFast and lost 100 pounds...that was in 2012.  In 2013 I succeeded in gaining it ALL back.   :-[

While I enjoyed the fast weight loss on MF it was not sustainable for me and I realized I was missing out on the very things that I love like the eggs my free range chickens provide.  I grow a small 1000sf garden and hope to add more fruit to the figs and grapes (...actually the grapes are not looking so well!).  I also am lucky enough to have a Grade A goat dairy about 8 miles away (I live in the sticks) and I purchased a gallon of raw goat milk to make yogurt. 

...from what I've read the "dairy question" is a controversial subject, but I guess you know which camp I'm in!   ;D

EDITED:  If anyone can direct me to the correct area to change my time zone, I'd appreciate it.  Thx!
Meta / Paleo Diet Book recomendations.
« Last post by Guppyfry on March 23, 2014, 06:28:00 AM »
There are so many low-carb/Paleo type diet books out there, it is overwhelming!  For someone just getting started, which one or two books would you recommend and why?
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