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I'm confused =D Trying to start my Paleo lifestyle TOMORROW and I just read an article on here about going gluten free and it talks about quinoa and rice. Are we allowed to have those items???

Answered on November 19, 2013
Created November 17, 2013 at 9:46 PM

New and confused!

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on November 18, 2013
at 12:47 PM

Cheese should be a flavor, not a staple in one's diet.

Personally, I'm not a fan of the 30 day paleo plans, just ease into it, there's no advantage to going cold-turkey really (and disadvantages are real).

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on November 18, 2013
at 03:16 AM

Grass-fed dairy is good stuff. Smart to wait until you've tested the waters for 30d. Butter ghee should be fine to add in pretty soon.

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on November 17, 2013
at 11:13 PM

Before you "jump in"..... how about some vital details?

Ht, wt, age, gender, estimated body fat or waist measurement?

How you proceed depends somewhat on where you're starting & what your objective is.

Are you a 45 year old guy, 6' 5", 330 lbs with a 55" in waist and 30% body fat, pre-diabetic and inflammatory disease? Or a 27 year old female, 5' 5", 110, 15% body fat and a history of eating disorders?

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on November 19, 2013
at 07:25 AM

Transitioning from SAD to paleo is a process, it takes a while. I doubt anyone has done it perfectly according to a plan. Some things will work for you & some things won't and some things what did work will stop working. A basic plan is fine but you have to be aware of what seems to work and what doesn't and then make adjustments. Some weeks you might a few pounds, some weeks none.

Maximize fat loss, I would recommend avoiding sugar, soda (diet or regular), grains (wheat, rice, corn), fruit juice, refined carbs, processed foods & dairy (other than cream & low fat cottage cheese).

There's a lot to be said for wild salmon & greens. :) Worked for me.

You might take a look at 4 Hour Body... fat loss sections.

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on November 18, 2013
at 06:31 PM

Thanks for the feedback Matt11 ...I kind of made peace with the madness of going cold turkey this morning. I'm taking it a day at a time. Today, so far so good =D BobK thanks for your input. I am 46 years old with a terrible BMI! My reasons for this journey is to improve my health by losing weight, getting my blood sugars under control (diagnosed type 2 earlier this year) and ridding my diet of gluten (I have a pretty moderate gluten sensitivity) I tend to have the mentality of all or nothing ...following a 'plan' to a T and if I waver from the 'plan', I thow up the white flag! So, I'm truly trying to change that part of my personality; laying aside the perfectionist side of my personality.

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on November 18, 2013
at 03:30 AM

Take a look at

http://paleohacks.com/questions/503485/if-you-had-to-start-all-over-what-would-you-do-dif.html#answer-503490

If you give more details about your situation, you'll better recommendations.

Ht, wt, age, gender, estimated body fat or waist measurement?

How you proceed depends somewhat on where you're starting & what your objective is.

Are you a 45 year old guy, 6' 5", 330 lbs with a 55" in waist and 30% body fat, pre-diabetic and inflammatory disease wanting to lose 90lbs?

Or a 27 year old female, 5' 5", 110, 15% body fat and a history of eating disorders just wanting to have a healthier diet?

But to answer your question, the amount of carbs you need to eat & their source depend on your activity level and current body fat %. Rice is a pretty benign carb source but quinoa is problematic for some people. I believe Quinoa is seed of a plant related to spinach. I would recommend yam or sweet potato with butter over either.

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on November 18, 2013
at 03:12 AM

Thanks! I'm gonna lay low on those items for atleast 30 days. Ive just spent 3 hours in the kitchen prepping stuff for the next few day! Whew! I know this will become second nature, right now its all new. My biggest obstacle I think will be cheese =D I've seen some recipes with cheese, so I'm guessing some consume dairy and others don't. Thanks for the input!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on November 18, 2013
at 12:47 PM

Cheese should be a flavor, not a staple in one's diet.

Personally, I'm not a fan of the 30 day paleo plans, just ease into it, there's no advantage to going cold-turkey really (and disadvantages are real).

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on November 18, 2013
at 03:16 AM

Grass-fed dairy is good stuff. Smart to wait until you've tested the waters for 30d. Butter ghee should be fine to add in pretty soon.

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on November 17, 2013
at 10:29 PM

White rice it up. Don't make it a staple, but it should go down smooth. (It's a "safe starch.") To make quinoa more ideal, you would want to soak and ferment to deactivate the phytates. Where white rice tastes delicious, I'm still a little hesitant to try a properly prepared quinoa.

(Brown rice by comparison you would want to avoid, as the antinutrients are concentrated in the bran.)

The main issue with white rice is it's a very low-nutrition pure carb type food with a hint of arsenic. You can somewhat fix this by eating it in moderation with broths / kelp, buying organic californian, and thoroughly rinsing it before cooking.

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on November 17, 2013
at 10:18 PM

People with gluten intolerance can have a type of reaction to other grains that are traditionally classified as "gluten free". Check out this article called 50 Shades of Gluten Intolerance.

Some people have no issues digesting rice and quinoa and so incorporate them as part of their diet -- most commonly as a carb source on heavy lifting days.

If you're trying to truly go gluten free, I would avoid all grains in general for the first few months and then you can try adding some back in one at a time and seeing how your body reacts. Make sure to only add back in one thing though, such as rice, and wait at least a few days to see how you feel before trying anything else. N=1 I find all grains irritate my stomach even if they don't technically contain gluten and I feel much better without them in my diet.

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