I'm the same as you, I've tried going Paleo before and fallen off the wagon, but this time I'm determined! And you're right, it does feel great :-)
The Come Dine With Me idea sounds fantastic! If only I could convince my friends to give the Paleo way a chance!!
From what I can gather, most of you on here are from the US, and I was just wondering if there were any other Brits on here?! I was also wondering how it was turning Paleo in the US compared to in the UK.
For example, I'd never heard of Spaghetti Squash before, I've been looking, and can't seem to find it here in the UK, or does it just have a different name?
I've only been Paleo minded for about a week now, and I'm absolutely loving it! The food and the way it makes me feel :-)
However, I feel like I'm starting to have a bit of an issue with breakfasts!
I can't eat eggs everyday, putting it simply (without sounding crude!) I would never go to the toilet!! And apart from eggs, all I keep getting from other websites I've been on, is for me to eat yesterdays leftovers.
I know this is probably just something I've got to get used to, but breakfast is my only stumbling block thus far! I've found I've been tempted to / opting to skip breakfast because I'm so uninspired to eat anything Paleo friendly in the mornings that isn't fruit and nuts. I'm trying to lose weight, so I know that's not the best idea.
I know eating meat, fish and veggies for breakfast is something I need to get used to, but to start with I don't always have leftovers, and I was just wondering if anyone had any beginner friendly breakfast ideas that weren't just eggs?!
Thanks in advance!
« Last post by Eric on November 17, 2013, 11:30:36 AM »
It's too late, you've already been bit by the bug and will stick with it. It may take a few iterations but you'll keep coming back to what you KNOW is right - PALEO
« Last post by darren on November 17, 2013, 11:06:12 AM »
Having fallen off the paleo wagon 18 months ago and returning to my old overweight unhealthy self i started reading The Primal Blueprint and everything seemed to fall into place again.I have been full paleo for a couple of weeks now and feel great,some friends and i have even started a kind of paleo come dine with me where we take turns in coming up with a new dish to try(its great to have the support of friends with the same views).We have also found some great local organic farm shops for our veg and grass fed meat,it feels really good to be in control again
« Last post by Warren Dew on November 17, 2013, 09:16:50 AM »
The ideal snack for him would be full fat meat. For example, you could make a sirloin roast once a week - get the butcher to leave 1/4 inch of the fat caul - and slice it thin and bag it up for him, maybe with a bit of salt. Most teen boys love deli meat as a snack when it's available, so this should work well. Actual deli meat tends to be very lean, but leaving the fat on will help him fill his appetite while keeping the expense down a bit - 1/3 of an ounce of fat will provide about the same energy as a slice of bread. Keep the fruit, of course.
If you are going to use almond butter, spreading it on apple slices might work. I wouldn't use almond butter at my age - I like to limit my intake of nuts - but it could be okay for a teen.
To fully address any neurological issues, you might need to prefer meat to almond butter because the meat fats have better omega 3 to omega 6 ratios. Grass finished meat would be ideal, but it's more expensive. Most of the digestive issues should go away gradually once the nonpaleo foods have been removed, and you said the bed wetting has improved already.
« Last post by Warren Dew on November 17, 2013, 08:57:36 AM »
I don't consider AGEs in food to be an issue. There are a few correlation studies that correlate them weakly to heart disease and diabetes, but those are likely to have the same problem as the correlations with processed meats, because that's what most foods with AGEs are. The problem with the correlations with processed meats - and with all correlation studies - is that the cause of the problem may be with some associated variable, or something in how the data was analyzed, the latter providing the ability for researchers to tilt the results to what they expect. In the particular case of processed meats, most likely the problem is that they are usually eaten in sandwiches, which include - you guessed it - grains. Somehow the researchers look at grains as a correlative factor, nor do they normally control for it.
I think there are some threads on the processed meats studies in the Research forum that go into more detail.
Glycation within your body proteins is an issue, and is likely why people with uncontrolled diabetes eventually go blind, for example. However, that's unrelated to AGEs in food, because the food is first digested into individual amino acids, which are then individually incorporated into your own proteins. Glycation in one's own proteins is caused by excessive glucose levels, which one generally doesn't have on the paleo diet.
Our son suffers from digestive issues, bed wetting, mild Tourette's Syndrome and ADD - These are also issues that we are hopeful will be alleviated (even if just a little) by this diet modification, and we are monitoring closely. Already, there has been an improvement in the bed wetting issue.
We are new to Paleo eating. I want to be clear in the beginning that our reasoning behind going Paleo was because we were looking for something that would be low glycemic. This is kind of the extreme form of that from what we can tell. And really very easy.
Well, really, it isn't that different from what we were already eating - fish, chicken, some steak, some fruits and a ton of vegetables were already typical - except we now (for the most part) don't eat brown potatoes, pasta, rice and wheat type breads. So far substituting cauliflower for rice and mashed potatoes has been a great success. We had "pasta" using spaghetti squash recently - again, a big hit.
My husband and I are doing really well with the starchy, wheat, rice type carbs. Switching from Peanut butter to Almond butter or Sun butter wasn't an issue at all. However, our son seems to be struggling - especially with is Peanut butter sandwiches. These are his go to snacks and he eat SEVERAL a day with carrots or apples in between meals. Having him eat Almond butter instead isn't that big of a deal except it's expensive. And baking bread with almond flour makes it very dense and unappealing for use as a sandwich - never mind that even when we find a "deal" on the almond flour it's $5-$6/lb!
We wouldn't be as concerned about this, but we have a growing teenage boy who eats A LOT, and he's an athlete - year round baseball and skateboarding - deep conditioning for the new school semester has started, and we want to be sure we are not only fueling him with appropriate foods, but ENOUGH of them without breaking the bank.
Anyone else run into this yet? Any advice or suggestions? Thanks in advance!
« Last post by Big Pete HKC on November 17, 2013, 03:44:25 AM »
While I may not compete anymore outside of the practices occasionally, I am currently both a Strength and Conditioning as well as a Nutritional advisor for a college wrestling team at my alma mater. I have since instituted kettlebell training (per my expertise) to increase areas important to wrestlers such as grip strength, core strength, as well as muscular conditioning along with their regular strength and conditioning programs.
Where our approach differs from other wrestling teams is that we find a way to naturally fit athletes into the weight classes without involving starvation or dangerous crash dieting methods. When I competed, and I know this is common in many programs, guys would binge and then starve themselves back down before competing and weighing in. I work with athletes (mainly in the Paleo realm) to foster healthy leanness year-round so that they can better fit into their weight classes comfortably, with good levels of strength and energy to be able to compete. Those that embrace these techniques as I teach them tend to perform better overall.