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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Restless28, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Restless28

    Restless28

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    Today is the first day to go back to the Primal/Paleo lifestyle. I had great success with it last year, but fell off due to laziness.

    I think it is the best "diet" idea, but it's really a lifestyle change. I'm now convinced its sustainable. Friends suggested the Body for Believers diet, but that is full of processed foods.

    Wish me luck. The carb flu sucks.
     
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    gl. Iv done a keto cut before, which i think is somewhat similar to paleo, and really liked it. I had awesome results. I didnt think the first week or two when i got off carbs was too bad.
     

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    Good luck my friend:angel:
     
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    So do you include the bugs and parasites?
     
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    It's really not. I live pretty low carb, so usually I just cut the carbs after holidays. I've done it enough, I pretty much know exactly what to expect:

    Days 1-3 -- Really aren't to bad, the worst is I'll usually find I'm craving a soda (which I don't understand because I probably have 2 soda's a year)

    Day 4-6 -- I feel like absolute crap. I can still work through it, but headaches, nausea, fatigue.. pretty much all hits me at once.

    Day 7 and on.. -- I'm usually fine. Energy has completely returned, sleep is now normal, etc.

    I'm sure for some it's worse than others, but for me.. It's pretty simple
     
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    A bunch of my CrossFit buddies are into the paleo diet. I love dairy and bread way too much to do it for long. They swear by it. I just try to eat lots of veggies and cut out processed garbage and sugars.


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  7. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

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    Try juicing, it's crazy what one month of only veggie and some fruit juices can do for you. Not a fad. I still juice every day after over a year. Dinners are balanced and I try to stay clear of breads, but I love breads and they love me too. LOL
     
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    That's caffeine withdrawal.

    <--fan of paleo.

    Do you minimize cooking of meats too?
     
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    Coffee in the mornings and a beer in the evenings are my Achilles Heel.
     
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    Travelin' Jack Misinformed

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    Look up Bulletproof Coffee. I'm doing the paleo thing and I drink a cup every morning. You can get grass fed butter (Kerrygold) at Trader Joe's and some Whole Foods.
     
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    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    Drink a cup of Coffee. The paleo gods will not strike you down.

    I have been pretty strict paleo in the past. I agree with its ideas. Nowadays I just try to eat whole foods as much as possible while avoiding the usual non-paleo things.

    I also eat a damn cheeseburger (with the bun) if I want one.

    MF
     
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    I don't think it's caffeine.. I'm a big tea drinker (no sugar).. so I lean more towards sugar withdrawal.

    I don't do Paleo per se, so yes, our meats are cooked. I can just relate to someone dumping carbs, as I've done it plenty of times.

    IGF
     
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    Jeffrey Lebowski Not a golfer

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    These two seem to HAVE to go together for some reason I cannot fathom. My wife is into both.



    Personally, I eat the hell out of gluten (esp. seitan) and carb is some 65-70% of my diet, but I run and bike daily.
     
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    Thanks for the tip on BP Coffee. I needed to buy coffee anyhow, so I went all in on Amazon and bought the Kicking Horse Dark Beans, Organic Ghee, and MCT Oil.

    I'm looking forward to trying this. I liked the reviews.
     
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    Keto was easy for me because i love eating huge salads and lots of meat. I loved eating 4 eggs and bacon every morning. Only time it was hard was when the gf wanted to eat out or when she cooked something amazing during the week.

    Im gona have to look into that coffee, I hate going without coffee
     
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    I love big ass salads and eggs. I love meat and broccoli too.

    The coffee research I looked at came from a guy who had it in Tibet. With the MCT Oil, he claimed the energy boost was awesome, without the jitteriness usually associated with coffee.
     
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    I've always wondered where one gets mastodon meat... HH
     
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    Golden Corral, baby...Golden Corral. :eat:
     
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    Ah, that explains the monoliths I create after a visit. HH
     
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    The first time I went Primal, the carb flu sucked. Once I got past it, the weight and bloat went away quickly, my joints ached less, and my skin was clearer. It sold me.

    I just got bored and/or lazy with the meals. Maybe since I'm simplifying my life now, I can learn to love grilled and baked meats daily.