Of course he’s happy that I am no longer anxious and depressed, and it really helps when your wife is hot and you can be proud to show her off. But, honestly, he came kicking and screaming. At first, he was happy to eat whatever I cooked at home but he would eat whatever he wanted when he went out for lunch. He started feeling sick after he did this and came to the conclusion that he was intolerant to wheat. But that was a realization he needed to make on his own. Me nagging him and talking incessantly about nutrition makes his eyes glaze over. He’s now mostly paleo but as a family we still eat dairy, rice and on occasion, corn.
I don’t think it is anti-paleo, it’s more anti-paleo *hype*, like he said. The problem with a good thing is, some people get carried away and, all of a sudden, a good thing is now a *perfect* thing. It’s never a bad thing to challenge some claims when people “go beyond”.
It is important to look for a plan that includes strategies for maintaining weight loss. There is nothing worse than regaining the weight that took you an enormous amount of hard work and patience to lose.
If you’ve been diagnosed with Celiac, have you tried the Specific Carbohydrate diet? You might find that diet designed more for your particular body issues than anything else. There are some great websites that address this issue.
It’s natural for anyone trying to lose weight to want to lose it very quickly. But evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Healthy weight loss isn’t just about a “diet” or “program”. It’s about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.
Make use of cardio machines. If you don’t have some cardio machines with you at home, consider joining a gym so that you can use some. Try out the following cardio machines and see which ones work best for you:
6. Fruit, and fructose, are not good for fat-loss diets — period. Fructose is easily converted into fat after it spills over from the liver. I eat one organic orange before sleep to increase HDL cholesterol, but this is not for fat loss.
For the record, no I would not substitute meat protein for cheese protein. If you really dislike beef, then at least substitute it for another meat protein like chicken or fish. On day 5 and 6, you need an animal protein for your metabolism.
“What we really want to focus on is losing ‘fat’ not necessarily ‘weight’ because weight can mean muscle mass too which is not good and losing fat should be the focus – which means not an overnight fix. Losing fat in a healthy manner means you have to get healthy first! The best way to do this is to make sure that you first and foremost eating clean of course and eating enough! Believe it or not, most people, women especially are depriving themselves of calories during the day and/or often binging at night which is very stressful on the body and does not allow you to lose that stubborn body fat.Second, you have to make sure your other lifestyle components are dialed meaning sleep at least 8 hours a night, focus on stress management such as make sure everyday you are meditating for around 10 minutes, and finally you must exercise smart. Too much exercise is too stressful on the body and again, you’ll hold on to that body fat because your body will not be happy with what your forcing it to do every single day. You must find a happy medium of lifting heavy weights two to three times a week, throw in some sprints here and there, and walk as much as possible. Most importantly always remember you need to become healthy by choice and then you’ll end up hot by accident!”
Katrina, you could have been me posting this! I agree 100% with you. I also was a vegetarian, even trying veganism for a short time and teach at a public school. I eat one starchy vegetable per day, love the vegetable choices, and eat about four ounces of protein three times per day. I have lost weight, have much more energy, my inflammation issues are gone as are depression and anxiety for the most part. I also rarely get sick! This is the first lifestyle change I have made where I no longer experience cravings for junk. It is very exciting and a huge relief. If, for some reason, the only food available is something I am not willing to eat, I can refrain from eating without feeling faint. My anemia and ovarian cysts have diminished. You are right, also, that Paleo can be expensive if you let it. We just do the best we can and eat seasonally. Certain months we have more money and stock up on grass-fed foods. We are able to go hunting, crabbing, and fishing where we live. We can grow our own food. We have farmer’s markets and farm shares we can purchase. I used to work at a grocery store and was honestly repulsed by what people bought to feed their families. Even prior to going Paleo, my family ate whole foods for the most part. These poor kids have to try to learn while trying to live off of factory-made, processed, junk. I work at a lower-income school and many of the students have bags of hot fried cheese curls (not sure if we can mention brand names) for breakfast and/or snack plus a sugary drink. The school does not allow candy but it wouldn’t be any worse! I try to teach lessons that revolve around healthy lifestyles and good food choices but these children don’t have much of a choice in what their parents have available.
Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi – Enjoy the full flavor of shrimp scampi without worrying that you’re ruining your diet plan. This is a way to have a restaurant quality dinner in the comfort of your home and not wonder what’s in your food or how it was made. Quality control is an important part of the Paleo diet concept, and to make delicious food is key to your success.
Serve 4 ounces broiled flounder or sole with 2 sliced plum tomatoes sprinkled with 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, broiled until just golden. Eat with 1 cup cooked couscous and 1 cup steamed broccoli. Enjoy 1 fat-free pudding cup for dessert.