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Exercises / Paleo beginner's exercise/crossfit advice
« on: December 05, 2012, 12:41:10 PM »
I've been on a paleo diet for nearly four weeks now and am feeling good. My primary goal is weight loss - have dropped from 223 pounds to 200 (want 186). I now want to get fit - but am not ready for the gym or getting back into rugby or football. I have always been convinced that running is not good for us - especially on the road - my bike is out of action and swimming is an option.

Basically, I am looking for good weight loss, fat burning exercises, that also help my heart and lungs (I smoked for many years) that I can do at home to build up my fitness and confidence before I get back into sports.

Any suggestions? I'm willing to work hard.

Thanks
Sibbo

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Food Journals / Day 12 - am I eating the good stuff?
« on: November 21, 2012, 10:38:27 AM »
Hi

I have posted details elsewhere, so will be brief on my goals. Am 41; 6ft 1 and was 223 pounds. After 11 days, now 209. Initial goal is to get down to 186 and to improve energy levels.

Yesterday, I ate:

Breakfast: a pint of water
Lunch: a few berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries); a couple of handfuls of mixed seeds and nuts (no peanuts)
Evening feast: sirloin steak (medium rare); a large bowl of steamed veg (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, spinach, cabbage and leek)

Today:
Breakfast: a pint of water
lunch: same nuts/seeds/berries as yesterday
Evening feast: chicken legs (with skin); king prawns; same steamed veg as yesterday

Would really appreciate your feedback thoughts...

cheers

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Diet and nutrition / Am I eating the right food?
« on: November 17, 2012, 02:16:27 PM »
Hi

I would appreciate your views...

I don't eat during the day (sometimes graze on nuts, seeds and berries).I have a black coffee first thing and I drink water and green tea.

I eat in the evening, tonight I had: 2 sausages, 4 rashers of bacon, 2 poached eggs and mixed vegetables. I typically eat meat and steamed veg. Sometimes fish - not a big fan, but know it is good for me.

Would be great to hear your views...

cheers
Sibbo

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Diet and nutrition / How do I get into ketosis?
« on: November 16, 2012, 06:10:21 AM »
Hi everyone,

I started this new lifestyle last Friday and thought I'd share my experience and, hopefully, get some feedback/tips from you all.

My goals: to lose weight, gain energy and live longer!

In the last year I have been suffering from low energy - constantly tired and low in mood, I also ballooned in weight putting on 2 stone (28 pounds) and thought I'd give this Paleo way of life a go.

Starting weight: 223 pounds (6ft 1 bloke with a belly!)

Last Friday I went for it. I have been grazing during the day on nuts and berries and drinking lots of water and green tea (no milk, no sugar). I have cut all agriculture and dairy and processed foods from my diet (I lived off 'ready' microwave meals). I still have my morning coffee. Then, in the evening I have a Paleo 'feast' - meat, eggs, steamed veggies, berries, fish; as much as I want/need.

The first two days were hard. Headaches/stinging eyes/no energy/very hungry...

...then it got a lot better. I didn't crave carbs/sugar and didn't feel hungry - I have gone a couple of days with no grazing of nuts and fruit and just having an evening paleo meal. My mood and energy levels are elevated and I feel good (still have bad moments in the day, but a glass of water seems to sort that out) and I feel a lot less bloated and thinner - 'love handles' and belly are noticeably less flabby.

Weighed myself today...

...211 pounds!

My goal is: 186 pounds -  I was that 2 years ago and feel like that is my 'fighting weight'.

A long way to go, I know - will stay on this plan of only eating in the evening (grazing during day if necessary) until I hit 186, then will eat paleo meals through the day as I want/need them.

This is a great way of life so far...would be grateful for any thoughts/tips...especially concerning ketosis - how do I get into it and turn my body into a fat burning machine...?

cheers
Sibbo

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Introductions / started a week ago - my journey so far...
« on: November 16, 2012, 05:51:30 AM »
Hi everyone,

I started this new lifestyle last Friday and thought I'd share my experience and, hopefully, get some feedback/tips from you all.

My goals: to lose weight, gain energy and live longer!

In the last year I have been suffering from low energy - constantly tired and low in mood, I also ballooned in weight putting on 2 stone (28 pounds) and thought I'd give this Paleo way of life a go.

Starting weight: 223 pounds (6ft 1 bloke with a belly!)

Last Friday I went for it. I have been grazing during the day on nuts and berries and drinking lots of water and green tea (no milk, no sugar). I have cut all agriculture and dairy and processed foods from my diet (I lived off 'ready' microwave meals). I still have my morning coffee. Then, in the evening I have a Paleo 'feast' - meat, eggs, steamed veggies, berries, fish; as much as I want/need.

The first two days were hard. Headaches/stinging eyes/no energy/very hungry...

...then it got a lot better. I didn't crave carbs/sugar and didn't feel hungry - I have gone a couple of days with no grazing of nuts and fruit and just having an evening paleo meal. My mood and energy levels are elevated and I feel good (still have bad moments in the day, but a glass of water seems to sort that out) and I feel a lot less bloated and thinner - 'love handles' and belly are noticeably less flabby.

Weighed myself today...

...211 pounds!

My goal is: 186 pounds -  I was that 2 years ago and feel like that is my 'fighting weight'.

A long way to go, I know - will stay on this plan of only eating in the evening (grazing during day if necessary) until I hit 186, then will eat paleo meals through the day as I want/need them.

This is a great way of life so far...would be grateful for any thoughts/tips...

cheers
Sibbo

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