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Introductions / Just want to say hey!
« Last post by jrocky1987 on August 13, 2015, 09:00:03 AM »
I am new to the forum and I have already use Paleo to lose 83 pounds.  I have almost reached my weight loss goal but I don't think I will ever go back to eating junk
Diet and nutrition / Re: Some contradictory advice on a few food stuffs
« Last post by lvin4jc on August 13, 2015, 07:07:24 AM »
Agave nectar is a processed sweetener; not paleo.  Whole agave leaves are probably as paleo as any other Maple syrup is almost certainly not paleo.

That's the first time i've ever heard anyone say that about Maple Syrup. It's on the staples list of a few paleo websites and in many recipes for paleo eaters. It comes out of a tree which is pretty natural if you ask me. Why did you come to this conclusion?
Diet and nutrition / Ranch dressing alternative for dipping vegetables?
« Last post by lvin4jc on August 13, 2015, 07:02:26 AM »
Pretty straight forward. I'd like to eat more raw vegetables but ranch really helps with that for me. I'm gonna guess that since ranch is mostly soybean oil that it's not the preferred dip. What have you guys found that works for you?
Introductions / Re: New to the forum, but proven Paleo.
« Last post by Warren Dew on August 12, 2015, 06:52:29 PM »
Miscellaneous / Re: Career change to a physical job, help with decision
« Last post by Warren Dew on August 12, 2015, 06:46:38 PM »
I'd say being a plumber is quite a bit more natural than being an office worker.  It isn't outside work, but the physical actions are much closer to what we would have been doing in the paleolithic.
Introductions / New to the forum, but proven Paleo.
« Last post by lvin4jc on August 10, 2015, 06:11:43 PM »
Hi all. I'm Joe. I turn 30 next Sunday and i've been getting my health in order this whole year.

I was eating SAD all my life and one day I realized that at 29yrs old I couldn't walk and talk on the phone at the same time without losing my breath. That was enough for me.

In February I started low carb and I kept it at below 50 per day. I lost almost 30lbs in just over 2 months. But one day I realized that eating some baby carrots that I wanted for a snack would cost me some carbs but I could drink 10 Coke Zeros if I wanted to without adding a single carb. So I decided it probably wasn't the healthiest way to go about things.

So I went to whole foods in April. I ate fresh, clean stuff but with the dairy, whole wheat bread, lots of white potatoes (I had been missing those on low carb so I ate plenty) and other non-paleo whole foods I only managed to maintain my weight. That's not what I was looking for, while I feel great having lost weight, I need some more off.

Then Paleo enters the scene. I had researched it plenty when I was on low carb but I didn't figure I could give up dairy. It was about the only thing that got me through low carb. Can I tell you... I haven't thought about dairy once since i've been on Paleo. It was a non-issue for me. I've been sprinkling (generously) cheese on everything so long that I didn't realize that most things taste just as good without. And holy cow, who knew that coconut milk was so delicious? I didn't even know you could buy it in stores, haha.
Well, with a paleo diet in my belly for a week or so the weight started dropping again. I've been Paleo for close to two months now and i'm down a total this year of 36lbs. And with Paleo it's still coming down.
I'm a pastor so thinking about how the designer of our bodies wanted us to eat was a big consideration for me. After doing lots of research, mostly of Loren Cordain and Robb Wolf, including their books and Robb's very, very extensive podcast i'm fully on board, this is the way to go! (but you guys already know that :)
Food Journals / 30 day Paleo Challenge --> but different
« Last post by JMull on August 09, 2015, 01:01:36 PM »
I've completed ONE 30 day Paleo challenge several months ago; now I'm trying a second one, with a twist.  After watching the video on netflix, "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead," I bought a juicer.  Here's my personal challenge: a 10 day juice fast (maybe longer) and Paleo or Juice modified Paleo for the remaining 20 days.  Why not juice for 30 days, you ask --> As a conivor, I think (believe) I need meat or fish on a regular basis.   BTW:  Juicing a bunch of veggies together tastes better than eating them individually. 
Miscellaneous / Career change to a physical job, help with decision
« Last post by ryan2022 on August 09, 2015, 06:29:51 AM »
Hi Folks,

I'm looking at a career change to a more physical job.  Although I do my best to follow a fairly strict Paleo diet,  this is actually just to get out from behind the desk and the office policts after ten years.

I come from a family of Plumbers,  and am looking at continuing with this.  I have some aches and pains from sports over the years,  but I find that as I'm up from the desk I'm starting to feel better.

Is this type of work (varied, crouching, kneeling and lifting) fairly natural?  I'm currently doing some factory work as a gap filler and am aiming for something that my body gets along with for the next 10-15 years.  I'm 36, healthy and fit.

Thanks for any help.....this is most likely in the wrong section.  It was my best guess.
Research / Re: Calorie restriction extends lifespan in primates
« Last post by Eric on August 08, 2015, 06:48:00 PM »
Very interesting.  Thanks
Diet and nutrition / Re: Carb and Protein Counting
« Last post by Warren Dew on August 06, 2015, 07:14:20 PM »
The veggies you mention are low in starch and are largely fine.  Technically, the seeds in the pea pods are legumes and nonpaleo, but I honestly wouldn't worry too much about that.  I definitely wouldn't worry about counting carbs from those vegetables unless your weight loss stalls, and the leafy stuff like spinach should always be fine.

Salmon and tuna are fine sources of protein.

I definitely would not recommend the protein powder.  Exercise biking tends to be aerobic exercise rather than anaerobic, so you don't really need extra protein, but a small helping of salmon and spinach might not hurt.

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