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Introduction-New to Paleo

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Created July 31, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Hello everyone! I've already posted, but I received a request to introduce myself. The "cheetah" in my user name refers to my love of running and anything cardio. I'm a gym rat and also spin, indoor row, jump rope and lift weights.

I discovered Paleo by accident. I went on a 2 week program to lose a few vanity pounds. I stopped eating wheat, corn, sugar, soy, caffeine and dairy. I discovered that the GI issues that I had for over a year had vanished. Unfortunately after going on vacation and probably eating lots of chemicals, they returned. Anyway, that made me a believer, (though my doctor who is a specialist claims that GMOs, chemicals, soy and sugar have nothing to do with it.)

My biggest challenge is to stay motivated to avoid wheat and sugar-that's why I joined this forum.

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A Case Against Cardio - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/case-against-cardio/#axzz2ajOLU1yf

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What is wrong with "chronic cardio"? I have found that my metabolism has really slowed down after menopause.

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I discovered butternut squash about a year ago, and it goes with everything!

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on July 31, 2013
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It's nice to meet you! :) I think in the near future you will realize that this lifestyle is definitely worth sticking with - you can easily find "sweets" that are approved on this eating style. Roasted butternut squash is like candy to me! And eating all the healthy fat you want, HEAVEN on earth!

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on August 01, 2013
at 01:13 AM

I discovered butternut squash about a year ago, and it goes with everything!

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on July 31, 2013
at 09:59 PM

Excellent, but a couple of things: skip the chronic cardio and go for things like sprints and weights instead.

I had pretty bad acid reflux from wheat that went away when I also took out dairy. This isn't an area that doctors are familiar with, so they'll more likely push stuff like nexium, which strangely enough will cause more problems by causing you to not properly digest protein and absorb vitamins and minerals.

This isn't really a forum, it's more of a ask a question and get an answer or 20 kind of gig, so please edit your question to what you're asking.

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on August 01, 2013
at 03:21 PM

A Case Against Cardio - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/case-against-cardio/#axzz2ajOLU1yf

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on August 01, 2013
at 02:42 PM

What is wrong with "chronic cardio"? I have found that my metabolism has really slowed down after menopause.

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on July 31, 2013
at 10:57 PM

I think you should experiment with your exercises! That's what I love about the paleo lifestyle, not just the diet. Run outside, throw some ricks, climb some tees, carry heavy things (like my little bro; haha).

If you need extra carbs, eat sweet potatoes, bananas, and pineapples. I usually train fasted, though. But if I'm going for a set distance, I'll probably eat one of the aforementioned fruits thirty minutes before.

Hope you have fun with paleo. ENJOY IT. Love the fats. Love the freedom. Love the things that your body will accomplish.

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