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Food Journals / Re: Aimée's Food Journal
« on: March 24, 2011, 03:23:34 PM »
Forgot to do this for a while! So... Went to the gym and used the equipment last night. I jogged most of the way there (although it isn't that far :D )

Thursday, March 24

Leftover tuna from the stuffed avocados from EDP (
An apple

Leftover Spice Rubbed Crock Pot Chicken from EDP

Miscellaneous / Gluten allergies, celiac, heartburn and asthma
« on: March 23, 2011, 01:53:22 PM »
So, my husband has asthma. He had his first attack (landing him in the ER) at 13. Since we got married he wound up in the ER several times and has recently gotten it very under control. How? Heartburn meds. So weird how that helped, but it did. He gets heartburn a lot and it causes asthma flare ups. Knowing this and after reading this I really want him to get checked out for Celiac's Disease and vitamin deficiencies. I bet going paleo will really help his asthma and heartburn after reading these... That would be fantastic if he didn't have to take heartburn pills daily. He also has various other symptoms related to gluten sensitivity or allergies. Hmmm....

"For people who are sensitive to grain-based foods—such as people who have autoimmune diseases of any kind, or Celiac disease in particular—grains can cause frequent heartburn. While heartburn is frequently dismissed as a minor complaint, it can actually expose a larger and more completely treatable disease such as an autoimmune disease or Celiac disease. The Paleo diet is very beneficial for people who have autoimmune diseases or Celiac disease."

And this entire post (very brief but has links to sources which I really appreciated)

Parenting / Re: Paleo baby
« on: March 21, 2011, 03:15:31 PM »
We didn't feed our son paleo at this time but we did give him steak early on :) THe pictures are priceless, I just had to share. He gummed this thing to mush and loved every second of it. He got all he could out of it I am sure as it was gray and gross at the end! I think the photos are hilarious  ;D

Parenting / Re: First foods
« on: March 21, 2011, 03:07:32 PM »
We never gave rice cereal to our first. We did baby led weaning. Basically, we took salt out of our cooking and cooked stuff a little longer and let him have at stuff right off of our plates. He loved it. We loved it. We will be doing it again with this one! Only with different foods, obviously. It will be nice to give him paleo foods from the start. My two year old is going to take a little bit of adjusting... He is pretty good about at least tasting different things though. He licks most anything you put in front of him at the very least, and will often even shove it into his mouth and then let it fall back out if he doesn't like it. I am pretty confident he will get there :) In the mean time I guess I will just try to offer foods I know he likes alongside new ones or the ones I am reintroducing. One more month and baby gets to start solids! :)

Introductions / Re: Very excited!
« on: March 21, 2011, 11:13:43 AM »
Hi Aimee!! Great to see you over here!! ;D 

For me, I went into it kind of gradual - I was pretty much already there with only a little grains & dairy.  From there it wasn't hard to cut them out entirely so I didn't notice any huge effects, other than weight loss.  But any time I caved and ate grains after cutting them out . . .  :P oooh I paid for it.  I felt bad enough that it just isn't worth it anymore to eat them.  It's been months now.  I still eat icecream occasionally to boost my milk supply but I'll be glad when that's done.

Kaiden - he only got grains for about 5 months, and boy did he fatten up . . . so common with DS kids, I don't know why more don't do this!!!  I stopped grain with him before his 1st birthday and aside from a lick of icecream a couple times, I've never given him dairy (except what passes thru my milk).

I have been dairy free for three weeks now for Nolan, and I haven't really had huge negative effects either. I wonder if it is because I was dairy free for a while before and that made it somewhat more gradual? Who knows. I was a little more sleepy toward the end of the day the first or second day but not last night. Maybe I will be more tired later? I don't know. Either way I love it so far.

Food Journals / Re: Aimée's Food Journal
« on: March 21, 2011, 08:40:23 AM »
Monday, March 21

3(ish I made four and shared with the little man) scrambled eggs in bacon grease (my husband had the last of the bacon this morning so used his grease :D) with spinach
a handful of blackberries and blueberries and blackberries (handful combined)
1/4 avocado

Lunch: (little brother wanted to go to Togo's, a sandwich place)
cobb salad with no cheese or dressing (carrots, red cabbage, bacon, egg, chicken, tomatoes, avocado)

Better Butter Chicken from (slightly modified to exclude the butter and other spices I didn't have and didn't want to go out and buy)
Spinach cooked with bacon

Banana shared with my son
Raw Pine Nuts
Apple shared with my son

Food Journals / Re: Aimée's Food Journal
« on: March 21, 2011, 08:37:47 AM »
Sunday, March 20

half cup of blackberries
1/4 avocado with a squirt of fresh lime
2 eggs scrambled with spinach
delicious bacon

leftover pulled pork wraps
a few strawberries
grape juice

leftover apple cinnamon pork chop
broccoli and carrots pan fried with bacon and a few tablespoons of chicken stock

handful of pine nuts
handful of blueberries
small bowl of raspberries (after declining the eclair and cheesecake, nice hosts brought me a whole bowl when I said I couldn't eat dairy :)

Food Journals / Re: Aimée's Food Journal
« on: March 21, 2011, 08:31:14 AM »
Saturday, March 19

2 baked eggs (included green onion, sweet potato, egg, spinach, bacon)
banana (half, split with my son)

Broccoli pine nut soup (chicken stock, broccoli and onion with pine nuts on top. My two year old son loved it and would GULP it out of a cup!)
A few strawberries

Pulled pork wraps (pork rubbed in olive oil and herbs cooked in a chicken stock/water mix topped with apples, jicama, carrots and red cabbage with a vinagrette in bibb lettuce leaves)

Chicken and apple sausage (was at a kids bday party an felt obligated to eat stuff :/)
Avocado (half mashed with pine nuts mixed in with a little lime juice squeezed in)

Food Journals / Aimée's Food Journal
« on: March 21, 2011, 08:24:46 AM »
Edited to add my current weight (as of the night of March 21st) I weighed about 158 1/2 lbs. I am 5'4". I should take some measurements... Anyway, I am also currently nursing a 5 month old. I would like to lose some weight and inches. I also want to feel healthier and more fit. I need to start actually using my gym membership. It is within walking distance after all... Feel free to give suggestions or comments!

I will put my first few days in here also as I kept track then :)

Friday, March 18

2 scrambles eggs, 2 slices of bacon and some OJ

Didn't write this down I guess?

Mashed cauliflower (had onion, cauliflower and carrots in them)
Apple cinnamon pork chops

2 raw carrots

Introductions / Re: Hi, my name is Gina.....and I'm a food addict!
« on: March 21, 2011, 08:17:28 AM »
Hello! I am glad you are enjoying the paleo way of eating so much and that it has been such a great experience to you! I have been doing my best to keep things tasting good here for the family so we can still have fun, varied, and delicious meals. I have been doing a ton of looking around online and found some great sources for recipes! I really like the site She uses some things that are on the border of paleo depending on how you follow but you can always substitute if you want (sweet potatoes, yams, grass fed butter). Everything I have made has been really good and well accepted by my husband :)

Another website that seems very promising... I made these saturday night and still have leftovers that my husband has been going to town on! They were amazing! He has a lot of recipes that look really good!

Good luck as you continue your journey :) 

Introductions / Re: Very excited!
« on: March 21, 2011, 08:06:53 AM »
Thanks for the replies and welcomes everyone! It is so helpful to be able to see how other people do things, what works/doesn't work for them and their experiences when I am just starting out. I am sure it will be helpful later down the line too. I am pretty happy I found this resource. I am the type who has to read, research and ask questions and this place seems perfect for that :) It also seems like everyone is really friendly and helpful.

Hello! I am new here (obviously, hence my posting in this topic...). Anyway, I am a 25 year old stay at home mother of two year old and 5 month old boys. I love it. I have always wanted to be healthier but have always lacked energy and motivation. I also love food. I actually learned about the paleo diet when my 5 month old was having some issues. After some research I decided it was very likely he had a milk protein allergy and cut out all dairy (he is exclusively breastfed). He has gotten better!

Bit confused. Did you stop giving the 5 month old cow milk and/or stop breastfeeding and/or stop eating dairy yourself?

I myself stopped eating dairy :) He has been exclusively breastfed since birth and we don't introduce anything other than breastmilk until six months. We practice baby led weaning for introduction to solids.

Welcome Aimee!  Keep up the breastfeed. Cow's milk is for calves.  Breast milk is for humans. 


Thanks! My first was breastfed until 15 months and it was great. (I would have gone longer but I was halfway through my pregnancy with my newest and was done. I took a gradual approach where I just kind of helped him wean without all out cutting him off). I am feeding my toddler paleo now too. He was never picky before but now he totally is! What's up with that? I guess it's an adjustment for him to get used to. Hopefully he gets used to it fairly quickly. He at least tries (licks) everything so far :)

Introductions / Very excited!
« on: March 20, 2011, 09:46:49 PM »
Hello! I am new here (obviously, hence my posting in this topic...). Anyway, I am a 25 year old stay at home mother of two year old and 5 month old boys. I love it. I have always wanted to be healthier but have always lacked energy and motivation. I also love food. I actually learned about the paleo diet when my 5 month old was having some issues. After some research I decided it was very likely he had a milk protein allergy and cut out all dairy (he is exclusively breastfed). He has gotten better! After all the reading I did it somehow brought me to reading about the paleo diet. It made a lot of sense to me and all of the things it is supposed to help with (energy, depression, etc.) I would love to help improve :) I am currently on day three and love it. I am much less sleepy throughout the day, never hungry and more focused than before. Hopefully it continues to get better! My husband is fairly on board and I think he will be moreso once he gets used to it. He doesn't know much about it but seems genuinely interested in trying it so I am trying to pass along all that I can from everything I have come across.

Oh yeah, for some reason when I type I type A LOT! I'm normally not a huge talker... Weird. So, question. About when did you start feeling somewhat better, moderately better and a lot better as a result of going paleo? Just curious :) I am sure it may be somewhat of a placebo effect but that would be figured out pretty quick as it wouldn't last (for me).

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