I read that article about if they weren’t high the train wouldn’t have crashed?? seriously you can still test positive from smoking even if you weren’t high that day. No where did it state they were currently high..just that they “tested positive”….people kill me with their wierd assumptions about weed
At the most basic level, food is fuel. It gives you energy to do things. But very few people eat just for that reason. It’s at every social gathering. And it’s where a lot of us turn when we have a rough day.
Remember that the most successful weight management comes from dietary changes and healthy eating choices that will stay with you over time, not from diets that leave you feeling deprived or result in binge-eating episodes.
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Gluten-free: This diet includes toast and crackers, which traditionally include gluten in the wheat. You could buy gluten-free versions if you chose to, but going gluten-free is not a feature of this diet.
I’m 5’11” and 220 lbs and in my late 40’s. My goal when I do this diet is to drop to 190 lbs in 6 weeks of resolve. I’m happy with 190 to 200 lbs. But let’s say I started/was slimmer like 200 lbs, it would be harder to drop 17 lbs than when I’m at 220 lbs. The only thing I have modified to this diet is my red meat intake on day 5 and 6, I eat only one 10 ounce steak on each day, because anymore doesn’t work for my metabolism and I lose less weight.
Valerie! I’m also insulin resistant and having a hard time losing weight. I, however, am 35 and a stay at home mom with a 7 month old. Losing weight has never been easy for me, but has been worse after having a baby. I’m down to 50g of carbs a day and exercising as much as I can and nothing is happening. I’m getting really frustrated and defeated. It’s been a little over a month for me.
Eat high quality, wild-caught fatty fish like salmon once or twice a week. These foods are rich in the super healthy EPA and DHA fatty acids, and also in vitamin D. If you cannot get your hands on good, wild-caught fish, try a fermented cod liver oil supplement.
At the end of the study, both groups experienced increased insulin sensitivity, but the effects were stronger in the paleo group. Notably, only in the paleo group did those who were most insulin resistant experience increased insulin sensitivity (25).
a good friend of mine dropped from 150 kg’s to 87 kg’s on your diet and looks healthy as all hell today , and i did this diet instictiveley a few years back and dropped around 30 kg’s , i did not keep a weight loss diary and i need to drop 16 kg’s now . so i just wanted to know
Breadie, If you’re ‘lean and fit’ (and don’t need to lose weight) and you think the Paleo way of eating is too restrictive…I’m wondering why you’re on this site…and as to your comment above about Paleo being restrictive if ‘you LOVE grains’ – the Vegan and Vegetarian diets would be ‘too restrictive’ to someone who likes to eat meat – so whats your point?
There are tons of speculations still when it comes to losing weight. And I think I just found the solution to it, I’ve always been one of the people that have been searching for an effective weight loss diet and been very picky all this time. Thankfully a friend referred the Paleolithic diet to me and it has really changed my perspective in regards to diets and everything about it. Now, I’m losing weight so easily by just following the recipes.
Rebecca – I actually haven’t heard a lot of people say that, but if it happens it’s just your body’s way of saying that you were not eating the right way before and it’s detoxing the nasties out of your system 🙂 I’d say just make sure you’re eating enough food and moreover enough carbs so your blood sugar doesn’t go too low. Eat sweet potatoes, potatoes, and fruit every day – don’t skimp, especially in the beginning because it’s hard enough for your to go through grain/dairy/legume withdrawal and then on top of it go to a very low carb diet. Also, make sure you’re eating a whole lot of fat in the beginning – so plenty of olive oil, coconut oil, home-rendered tallow or lard, or bacon grease. People may be throwing up and dizzy because their blood sugar gets too low, and all of these suggestions will help with that. Good luck to you!
I have been told by my Holistic MD, that I have to make a lifestyle change or I will die of a massive heart attack or stroke. (I take no statins @ all, just suppliments). My triglycerides are 1025 & should be under 150. My Cholesterol is 342 & should be between 125-200. My Glucose is 92 & should be between 65-99. And my Thyroid reverse T3 is out of range @ 26 & should be between 7-24. He said this is all high because of my Cholesterol, so he wants me to not have any carbs @ all for 6 months, until my next blood test. I started about 2 wks ago, omitting breads, rice, pasta, potatoes & sugars & anything with flour. I went to see a certified nutritionist today & she told me to ck out Paleo meal plans. So far I feel better, but I need to get my numbers down. I really dont’ excercise except for alot of housework & up & down the stairs. What else will help me bring my numbers down with your Paleo meal plan?
I’ve talked to a lot of Paleo people, and I’ve learned a lot from them (and myself) over the years about failing to lose fat, even on Paleo. Let me share with you what we’ve collectively figured out, and you can start experimenting with yourself to get over this little bump in the road.
I’m always hungry on the Paleo diet – I honestly don’t find protein foods filling and can eat huge amounts. I’m more satisfied if I can mix a small amount of protein with carbs such as rice or quinoa. I should also say that I ate a diet based around wholefoods with an emphasis on organic produce and avoidance of processed foods before I was put on the Paleo diet – plus I have allergies to wheat, soy, oranges, tomatoes, mushrooms, cocoa and baker’s yeast. My diet wasn’t ‘bad’ per se.
I gained quite a bit from having children (twins) etc. My naturopathic dr put me on the paleo diet and one year later I’m down 80lbs! It’s honestly quite easy when you’re on it long enough because you’re getting what your body needs and the cravings for sugar and carbs don’t taunt you because of this. I’m not even trying to lose weight anymore and am working on just getting in shape but the pounds are still coming off. It’s fantastic!
If you don’t like the taste, try mixing it with something that overpowers it. I like to mix ACV with Organifi superfood powder (http://www.greenpowderdrink.com) which is also really good for weight loss. When you give your body what it needs, you’ll find that cravings go away and you’ll inadvertently lose weight.
I maybe eating too less or too much; or not sleeping enough, or taking too less or too much carbs but what ever it is I am not doing anything different than the last month in which I lost 13.2 pounds (that was %11 of my total weight) , this month none, my weight remained the same trough the whole month.
Those core 10% I have always viewed as having internal medical problems like thyroid, metabolism etc. They get brainwashed also with the lies. They also make their problems worse with processed foods.
I ate slow-carbs for 3 months and lost 30 pounds. I went back to a less-restricted diet (a few slices of toast, some potatoes and rice) and didn’t gain back a pound. Normally, those who gain back pounds are those who go back to the Standard American Diet way of eating — 300g of refined carbohydrates, candy bars, pop, sandwiches and fries galore — that will surely cause you, and anyone else in the world, to gain weight. Eat sensibly, incorporate lower-carbohydrate foods sparingly, as this is much better for your health, and exercise. You shouldn’t have any weight problem after that!
Many typical lunch foods—cold cuts, cured meats, pizza and soup—are high in sodium, so keep that in mind. You probably want to pack your own. These are a few delicious lunch ideas you’ll want to whip up:
Marie C Fields/ShutterstockVitamins have come under fire recently for being a waste of money but if you’re trying to lose weight, they might be worth your cash. In a Chinese study of obese women, researchers found that those who took a daily multivitamin lost significantly more body fat than those who took a placebo pill. Why? It’s possible to be overweight yet undernourished, a state that could cause the body to crave more food as a way to get necessary nutrients, the authors note. (Psst: This is one healthy habit cardiologists swear by too.)
I agree that the number of calories consumed should be less than burned for weight loss and calculating, weighing, counting, tracking is the only way to be fully aware of how many you’re consuming. I’ve never allowed myself to gain more than 10-15 lbs throughout my adult life (I’m 54) except during my 4 pregnancies. I always took off weight by doing what I stated above . Something changed about 8 years ago. I find it extremely difficult and tedious to track everything I eat. I’ve tried Fitness Pal, Weight Watchers, Sparkpeople, food journals and more. Those are all great tools but very difficult/time consuming to stick with. I found myself planning every single morsel. I was not able to lose any of the 10 lbs I’d like to drop because as soon as 3 dropped, 4 came back on. I have been yo-yo-ing like this for 6 yrs!!!! So discouraging! On Paleo, I eat strictly what hunter gatherers would eat. My meals are bigger than before and i eat whenever I am hungry. The first 4 lbs have come off within 8 days without even trying. The difference? This is the easiest, tastiest, most nourishing way of eating for me since my kids were little. I track nothing. I follow the guidelines of what is allowed and what to avoid. I look forward to each meal and never feel as if I’m on a diet. To continue losing I will have to shrink my portions and not eat so close to bedtime, but compared to tracking, that is super easy to do. My body (and brain) are thanking me for no longer “abusing” them by calculating every single bite that passes my lips. Perhaps my body has been reset, as they say. Perhaps I have accepted that at 5’9″ weighing 161 lbs is not that bad because for the first time in 6 years, I feel GREAT! I encourage everyone to at least give Paleo an honest try.
Taco Salad – This version of taco salad is the perfect light lunch to keep you cruising after a hearty breakfast. No giant deep fried taco shell bowl for this salad, just plenty of romaine lettuce which turns a calorie and fat-laden taco salad into a light, fresh, and still delicious lunch option. Ground beef provides protein to keep you sustained right up to your afternoon snack.
When you’ve kicked the soda habit or simply made it through the day without overeating, pat yourself on the back. You’ve moved closer to a slimming lifestyle that helps people lose weight without crazy or complicated diet plans. Phone a friend, get a pedicure, buy new clothes — or on occasion, indulge in a small slice of cheesecake.