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Miscellaneous / My new paleo experience
« on: March 08, 2013, 01:08:40 PM »
(Originally posted in the parenting forum by accident) :p

A friend of mine recommended the paleo diet to me a few weeks ago, and I couldn't think of any reasons to say no.

Since December I've cut out 80% of the processed foods out of my diet. Today I weigh 185lbs, which is roughly 30lbs lost since then.

So since last Friday, I've gone paleo. Today evening will be one full week for me :)

My paleo terms so far, I haven't gone for organic grass fed meat (yet) or organic veggies or anything. I do plan to get there though. My going paleo was really the result of one paleo meal, and thinking I might as well just go for it.

The first weekend was tough, because I had the flu, and I wasn't eating any fat. To be honest, my understanding was that fat was a no no. So I had tons of veggies, a boatload of fruit, and some meat.

Of course I was hungry, but after reading more into what I should be eating, I've introduced fat into my diet (I do use bacon, but will switch to pork belly) and pork sausages from the butcher shop.

I feel great most of the time. I do go through moments of 'cloudy' though. It's odd, like everything is cloudy around me, but it goes away. What I do enjoy, is sometimes I just get this feeling like the marrow of my bones is light as a feather, and I feel GREAT! So I'm hoping there's more of that to come

A few things I've noticed about myself. My skin is oilier. In a good way, it just seems more nourished. I can tell you almost instantly, my breath has vastly improved. I used to have a case of 'dragon breath' and for some reason now, my mouth feels perfectly clean.

I fart less, that is huge. I used to be the champion of clearing a room. Now, the twice a day I do need to blast one, I can't even smell it. I used to get a bit of acid reflux, regurgitation, etc, all of that is now gone.

I'd like to do some more research into the types of fats that exist (last week I didn't even know what a carb was) but I know to stay away from veggie oil.

Eating out will be a challenge. I went out to Kelsey's the other night, and thought ok, so a half rack of ribs with wings, some steamed veggies, and off I go. Wrong! I realized the wings are fried in god knows what. Skip them. I had ribs with no sauce, but I could tell there was still something on them by taste, and by the immense gas I had later (still smelled like roses though)

My golas for paleo are to live a healthy lifestyle. For myself, my wife, my kids. I'd like burn off all of my fat. I don't care about my weight per se, I like being big and heavy so i can push people out of my way. I just don't want fat on me.

So anyhow, that's me for now. Sorry about the frequent fart mentions, but what a difference!

Parenting / My noobish paleo experience so far.
« on: March 08, 2013, 09:24:40 AM »
Wrong forum :p

Moved to the misc forum

Introductions / Tom here, looking to make some paleo friends ;)
« on: March 08, 2013, 05:40:37 AM »
Hi all,

I was recently introduced to the paleo diet by a buddy of mine, and it just seemed to make so much sense.

I'm just about to hit my first week milestone, and I don't think I could have done it without the vast amounts of knowledge available online.

So hi ,all!

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