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New Girl, Just heard about this program!
« on: April 27, 2016, 05:47:37 AM »
I don't know where to get started? I am 60,I have diabetes and weigh 265.  How I found out about paleo, I was looking up what our fore fathers ate.  Because there was no mcdonalds or grocery stores on every corner. And they survived just fine. That's how I heard about Paleo. I am on disability so I don't have a lot of money to spend on food. I have to be budget wise. So any help in getting me started would really help this girl regain some quality of life!

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Re: New Girl, Just heard about this program!
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2016, 05:15:37 PM »
Hi there!

Welcome - it's not too late. You can change your life!

I would suggest walking - every day.  Start small.  But do it *every* single day.

As for foods, buy stuff you like and buy on sale.  Cuts of meat that are on sale.  Learn to like eggs.  Stuff like that. 

Don't have to jump in 100%.  Just cutting out take out will make you cook more.

Stick around - read a LOT on the topic.  Post here, read here and ask questions.

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Re: New Girl, Just heard about this program!
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2016, 12:23:28 PM »
You don't need a lot of money to go paleo.

If you want to see some initial success, I would suggest one or two weeks week on strict paleo.  Buy hamburger, eggs, and bacon, with some nonstarchy vegetables, and a bit of whole fruit if you really want, enough that you can eat nothing else for a week.  Carrots count as "nonstarchy" but avoid potatoes or sweet potatoes.  Don't buy canned or prepared fruit as it often has sugar added.

If you have a bit of extra money, buy some steak for a treat.

If you limit yourself to those foods for a week or two, you sill start to see results in terms of blood sugar and reduced need for insulin or other drugs.  Be prepared to cut your dosages.

Once you see some results, you can decide if you want to keep at it.