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Hack my diet please

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 22, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Hi everyone I've been eating paleo for about 3.5 months now. I do have some auto-immune diseases (celiac, PCOS, hypothyroid, & raynauds) and I feel great since going paleo. I have lost about 15 easy lbs since starting and still have about 25 to go. I have toyed with adding dairy back in but get very congested and overall heavy feeling for a few days after doing so, so sadly (I love dairy), that is not for me

This is what I had yesterday, which is pretty typical for me, obviously meat choices & veggies will change for variety. I do try to buy organic for the dirty 15, but buy regular grocery for the rest. I buy Grass fed meat & butter, but can only find organic grade for pork, chicken, eggs.

breakfast-2 egg muffins (finely diced bell peppers & mushrooms, + sausage (applegate brand) & cage free organic eggs (can't find pastured locally) + 1 tangerine

lunch-left over shrimp, sausage (aidells brand), homemade marinara sauce with lots of bell pepper & onion over a bed of zucchini noodles (tossed with a dab of kerry gold butter)

Dinner-big salad of romaine & spinach with chopped broccoli, carrots, snap peas with homemade dressing (olive oil, red-wine vinegar, garlic, salt) + Grass fed beef & broccoli -stir fried using coconut oil (& using coconut aminos instead of soy sauce) on a bed of butter sauted broccoli slaw

after dinner snack-spoonful of coconut butter and 1 small square of 85% chocolate

Any thoughts, additions?

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on March 26, 2012
at 12:05 PM

That is great! I used to smoke too- maybe quitting helped mine too (it's seemed to improve with age.)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on March 23, 2012
at 05:18 PM

Still a good idea to get tested. I live at 7,000 feet and still take 6000 IU to stay sufficient (and avoid burning.)

673637677e38acbbb43976aecfcefa9f

on March 23, 2012
at 01:36 PM

thanks for the book suggestion, I'll have to get it!

673637677e38acbbb43976aecfcefa9f

on March 23, 2012
at 01:36 PM

Thanks! I've never had my D levels checked, but I do take a Calcium + D supplement plus get outside for dogwalks daily. I live at 7500ft, so I'm assuming I get plenty of sun

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(2053)

on March 23, 2012
at 12:49 AM

Sounds like a great life. Well done.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on March 22, 2012
at 03:36 PM

If you're new to cooking fish, I can't suggest Mark Bittman's book "Fish" strongly enough. It's always chock full of ideas when I buy a fish I do not know how to prepare. :-)

673637677e38acbbb43976aecfcefa9f

on March 22, 2012
at 03:14 PM

Should add activity-sleep ~8hrs a night. Run (2-5miles) 3 times per week. Lift weights 2X per week. Dog walks 2X daily.

673637677e38acbbb43976aecfcefa9f

on March 22, 2012
at 03:07 PM

I haven't actually had a raynauds attack since I quit smoking (2 years ago) but I still count it as one of my auto-immune diseases.

673637677e38acbbb43976aecfcefa9f

on March 22, 2012
at 03:06 PM

Thanks, I'll look into adding fish. I love fish when someone else makes it, but it never tastes as good when I try it!

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on March 22, 2012
at 02:57 PM

Sounds pretty darn good. Your snack sounds like a reasonable dessert, if you must have one. :-)

I would consider adding actual fish (especially lean white fish like pollock, haddock, cod, etc), and try to switch up your beef intake with other red meats: lamb, goat, elk, etc. FWIW, you can easily find lamb, and often goat, at farmer's markets.

Also: congrats losing the 15lbs! :-)

673637677e38acbbb43976aecfcefa9f

on March 23, 2012
at 01:36 PM

thanks for the book suggestion, I'll have to get it!

673637677e38acbbb43976aecfcefa9f

on March 22, 2012
at 03:06 PM

Thanks, I'll look into adding fish. I love fish when someone else makes it, but it never tastes as good when I try it!

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on March 22, 2012
at 03:36 PM

If you're new to cooking fish, I can't suggest Mark Bittman's book "Fish" strongly enough. It's always chock full of ideas when I buy a fish I do not know how to prepare. :-)

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on March 22, 2012
at 03:37 PM

Looks good.

Have you had your D level checked? Really essential to have sufficient D (50-60 ng/ml) if you have any auto-immune issues. More info at www.vitamindcouncil.org. Be sure to read the article about co-factors.

Organ meats (esp. liver) and gelatin/bone broth will help.

673637677e38acbbb43976aecfcefa9f

on March 23, 2012
at 01:36 PM

Thanks! I've never had my D levels checked, but I do take a Calcium + D supplement plus get outside for dogwalks daily. I live at 7500ft, so I'm assuming I get plenty of sun

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on March 23, 2012
at 05:18 PM

Still a good idea to get tested. I live at 7,000 feet and still take 6000 IU to stay sufficient (and avoid burning.)

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on March 22, 2012
at 03:01 PM

Looks great! If you're feeling good, keep doing what you're doing. If you want to start tweaking things, you might want to try eliminating eggs and nightshades (bell peppers); that could help with your automimmune issues. I have Raynaud's also, but it isn't bad enough for me to give up my eggs! ;)

673637677e38acbbb43976aecfcefa9f

on March 22, 2012
at 03:07 PM

I haven't actually had a raynauds attack since I quit smoking (2 years ago) but I still count it as one of my auto-immune diseases.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

(9812)

on March 26, 2012
at 12:05 PM

That is great! I used to smoke too- maybe quitting helped mine too (it's seemed to improve with age.)

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