Starting Out Paleo... Again

Answered on July 10, 2017
Created July 07, 2017 at 6:12 PM

I did paleo in 2015 and it went really well - I lost 40 pounds in 4 months! But then, I went off, and gained it back + more. Starting off again, I want to make it stick this time around. 

1st: Does anyone have experience living with family members that aren't doing paleo in the same house? My problem is that I have literally no self-control so when I'm around their food, I can't help but want to join in. I grocery shop for myself now starting out, so hopefully that helps, but if anyone has any good advice I would appreciate. 

2nd: I had a lot of issues with digestion (leaky gut syndrome) when doing paleo for the past couple times. Is there anything anyone recommends? I'm on probiotics now, but if something else works I'm more than willing to try. 

Any additional advice is welcomed! Thanks so much.

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on July 10, 2017
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I live on my own, so I dont have any experience on how to deal with being paleo in a non paleo household, BUT I have been thinking about it a lot since I would love to have a family one day and how to do it then, because I think I am on this for life..

My thinking has been to paleofy meals so that parts of the meals are paleo – let´s say you cook meat balls for your family and you make those paleo (so that everyone can eat those) and then you make mashed potatoes, with milk and butter for the kids/boyfriend and mashed rutabarga for yourself (for example). Then you can still eat together and your food will look the same and taste similar. Once you sit down and enjoy the social event of the dinner, you´ll forget that you eat different stuff. I think also it´s good for people/family in general to get to know paleo recipes and that its actually tasty and not always that differnt from conventional cooking if you experiment a little and use your imagination:)

I have a leaky gut and I have troubles with probiotics still because I think that my belly is still infected by bad bacteria and yeast. However, I am noticing improvement with daily intake of bone broth.

Good luck to you!

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