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How did everyone go 100% paleo?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 22, 2013 at 11:22 AM

My brother came home from the forces last night and got in at around 3:am.

We threw in some pizzas and played fifa for a few hours.

I woke up this morning and my gut is ruineed, i feel so sick.

I always thought the whole exposure was bullshit and that people were ebing dramatic, but after 100% paleo eating and my first exposure I don't ever see myself eating non paleo again.

I feel so horrific, no gym, no going out, just me curled up with my computer in the fetal position.

Is this the way most 90% paleo people become strict paleo?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on August 29, 2013
at 07:05 PM

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on August 29, 2013
at 07:04 PM

Is there anybody on this site that considers themselves 100% paleo? Does anyone know what 100% paleo means. I eat 100% of what I eat...

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on August 29, 2013
at 07:02 PM

Okay, people are looking into my cube to figure out what I'm giggling about. A ticket for killing a rabbit! Wascally Wabbit!

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 24, 2013
at 01:08 PM

Only a douche can get douche chills.

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on August 24, 2013
at 10:43 AM

this was mildly amusing but gave me douche chills.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 23, 2013
at 05:48 PM

Too bad it's just your stomach and not your brain.

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on August 23, 2013
at 11:09 AM

Probably because GrufalloUnchained is also known as the spammer Bill Baily.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 22, 2013
at 04:49 PM

If I refused beer and FIFA when my brothers on leave I think we would have a family meltdown

F00050d678de2dc749a86b4d3f2ffc0c

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on August 22, 2013
at 03:42 PM

Maybe your problem lies with peer/family/social pressure rather than anything else?

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 22, 2013
at 02:33 PM

I got called into work on my day off and have been asked twice if I have flu lol I feel shockingly bad right now and I know tonight my brother will expect me to down a case of lager and multiple kebabs with him. My stomach wants to commit suicide right now :/

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on August 22, 2013
at 01:28 PM

Fixed. It may not be the best question, but it's an honest one.

3bc294cb7745a5e99612ff886ca00101

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on August 22, 2013
at 01:27 PM

Because... pizza? (Wasn't me!)

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on August 22, 2013
at 01:22 PM

I don't get it. Why the downvotes?

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on August 22, 2013
at 01:21 PM

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on August 22, 2013
at 11:49 AM

I don't think that's necessarily the way that 90%-paleo or 80/20-paleo people become strict paleo; then again, I do think what you described is a fairly common experience.

Sub-allergy-level "sensitivity" to wheat is a real, discernible set of medically observable conditions called gluten-sensitive enteropathy. It just rarely gets diagnosed right off the bat, because symptoms are diverse (it's a set of conditions, not 1 condition), and there's more likely diseases for most of the symptoms people present, and scientifically and medically, one generally starts with the most plausible disease to treat.

So, you have a bona fide sensitivity to wheat. Welcome to the club! Rest easy knowing that you are likely to never have a fatal allergic reaction to wheat, but stay vigilant and never eat wheat deliberately.

How I went 100% paleo is also the story of how I decided to stop being "paleo" and just stick to eating what didn't hurt me ... granted, this is mostly paleo-friendly food. But, if you're going to break with ideological strictness, why not opt for nixtamalized corn tacos topped with truly paleo foods instead of pizza, for example? Or how about ph??? with rice noodles, but 100% other paleo ingredients (I mean, heck, ph??? base is basically bone broth with rice noodles, veggies, and meat).

The "how" is just a personal decision - you either do or do not want to continue feeling like a bag of shit after you eat. The choice is up to each of us.

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on August 22, 2013
at 01:21 PM

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 23, 2013
at 05:49 PM

I quit being 100% paleo when I got a ticket for killing a rabbit in the park. Besides I got tired of digging for tubers, trespassing to pick fruit, and only being able to hunt during certain seasons.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 24, 2013
at 01:08 PM

Only a douche can get douche chills.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 24, 2013
at 10:43 AM

this was mildly amusing but gave me douche chills.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on August 29, 2013
at 07:02 PM

Okay, people are looking into my cube to figure out what I'm giggling about. A ticket for killing a rabbit! Wascally Wabbit!

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3bc294cb7745a5e99612ff886ca00101

(1186)

on August 22, 2013
at 01:25 PM

For me, not being 100 percent Paleo means things like a few lentils tossed into something, goat cheese or milk, drinking alcohol, the occasional rice noodle indulgence. Pizza would be a nightmare! I used to try to make paleoized pizza crust with like, flax and coconut flour and stuff, but since you can never really replicate that taste, it's better to give it up I find. I don't miss those bread based things anymore. I certainly don't miss feeling weird and sick after eating.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 23, 2013
at 05:48 PM

Too bad it's just your stomach and not your brain.

F00050d678de2dc749a86b4d3f2ffc0c

(321)

on August 22, 2013
at 03:42 PM

Maybe your problem lies with peer/family/social pressure rather than anything else?

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 22, 2013
at 04:49 PM

If I refused beer and FIFA when my brothers on leave I think we would have a family meltdown

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 22, 2013
at 02:33 PM

I got called into work on my day off and have been asked twice if I have flu lol I feel shockingly bad right now and I know tonight my brother will expect me to down a case of lager and multiple kebabs with him. My stomach wants to commit suicide right now :/

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on August 23, 2013
at 05:40 PM

I have no immediate terrible effects from eating gluten once in a while. I might be very slightly nauseated and tired a few hours later if it is a very large amount. It's only when I eat it often for a week or so that my tummy gets upset and the REALLYBADSTUFF happens. So I eat it once in a while, never before any super important events.

I'm far from 100% Primal/PHD, though. I eat quite a few legumes. I agree with greymouser - I eat what makes me feel good / doesn't make me feel bad, rather than strictly ideologically Paleo/Primal/PHD.

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on August 23, 2013
at 06:25 AM

Becoming ultra sensitive to SAD foods is probably not ideal for most of us. I think a bit of cheating is necessary and healthful.

Here's Matt Monarch talking about the pitfalls of a raw food diet. You can imagine what an issue cheating/food sensitivity is for raw vegans. A lot of what he talks about applies to the paleo diet when taken to the extreme.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOnK_n7Ontg

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on August 22, 2013
at 04:46 PM

Not being "100%" for me means dairy, the occasional organic ear of corn, or sprouted corn tortillas. husband and kids, corn and white rice enter their diets occasionally. I gave up all things gluten when, after a month of being strict, I had a piece of chocolate cake while travelling for work. I wanted to die.

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Eb3c83c339e81d0bd6e1b6b97148af65

on August 23, 2013
at 07:00 PM

According to Cordain to follow the Paleo diet (be 100% paleo) you must consume paleo foods 85% of the time. This means that roughly every sixth meal can be non paleo, or you can spread these foods out over other meals.

Basically nobody will consume paleo foods 100% of the time. Personally I shoot for 95% paleo foods allowing for condiments, etc.

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on August 23, 2013
at 05:28 PM

I'm pretty strict with my diet and I'd say I'm 90/10 Paleo.

However, if I end up having a non-paleo meal I tend to pay the price. For example I had Chinese food this past weekend and I made it through half my plate before my stomach was in knots. I stopped eating when that began and left all the left overs for my husband. It sat in the fridge for 4 days and it didn't even cross my mind to eat it whenever I opened the fridge.

This is a normal reaction to these types of foods for me now.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on August 23, 2013
at 11:12 AM

Having a food sensitivity such as being celiac, weirdly enough helps. When exposed to gluten, I get a very bad reaction immediately, and then the night after, I get no sleep and lots of acid reflux.

It's very easy to remember when bad things happen, and suddenly, things like pizza no longer are viewed as food.

Instead, when I want a treat, I have a ribeye and some bacon. Or some 90% dark chocolate. I'd rather have those foods as my cheat.

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on August 23, 2013
at 05:41 AM

I don't think very many people are 100% paleo, but remembering mornings like this keep a lot of us 100% grain free.

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