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Dolce diet feels better because of grain reintroduction

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 06, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Has anyone else had success with this more so than they have with paleo?

I have lost a stone in two weeks and gained strength. I feel like the diet is extremely similar to the paleo diet/primal diets but I don't understand why my progress on this diet was so much better than on paleo.

The only difference is that I am ingesting brown rice, a few different types of beans, oat bran and quinoa, mozzerella and feta cheese and rather than red meat eat salmon, or poultry or other fish depending if I can find any good quality tuna.

I feel maybe it could be the fact that I do extremely well on grain, which makes me question the evolutionary science behind the paleo diet. my diet is the absolute same, apart from I eat no red meat and added the oat bran, brown rice and quinoa and legumes.

So if my exercise level is the same, the rest of the food is pretty much identical, fruit intake a bit higher and nut intake slightly more varied, but I added grain and my body gained strength while losing bodyfat, why exactly is it that we should avoid grain?

I understand that highly processed junk is usually where we get our grain in the west, but eating natural foods, with a moderate grain intake seems to do wonders for me and makes me feel and look better than I did on the paleo diet.

Can anyone explain reasons for this quite drastic change in how i feel and my body composition from the reintroduction of "natural" grain from whole food sources ?

Can anyone offer any similar experiences or tell me how they feel after being on the dolce diet for a long period of time? does the weight loss slow down and how do you maintain on it? do you count calories or not as the book suggests?

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on August 04, 2013
at 12:22 AM

dude i had my shoulder ripped apart in training lol, are you really sinkiing to calling a man out for getting fat while out of training lol and i am still weak in the upper body, i dont think i will ever fully reach post injury strength again.

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on August 04, 2013
at 12:03 AM

So you were at least a stone overweight? And weak?

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on June 07, 2013
at 11:55 PM

Anyone want to add?

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(40)

on June 07, 2013
at 01:00 AM

Interesting. I'll have to do a little more research on it to get a better idea of what its all about.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on June 07, 2013
at 12:15 AM

I ate exactly the same, sweet potato, poultry and fish, I dropped the red meat when I started the dolce diet but other than that everything is the same, a protein, carb source like sweet potato, green veggies and mixed fat like coconut and olive oil with each meal. Fruit and nuts for a snack. Basically I now consume the grains and dairy that i mentioned and dropped red meat. That is the only difference. Meal sizes are the same, meal frequency is the same etc.

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on June 06, 2013
at 11:41 PM

You could have easily been missing the nutrients found in grains while you ate paleo. People do things pike take out food groups.without replacing the nutrienta commonly found in them and then feel better when they start ingesting them again. But that doesn't change the harmful compounds also found in grains. Also, I see no gluten in your diet, which is the absolute worse grain compound you can consume, or so I've heard. You may have also not been eating enough carbs on paleo.

Edit to add: if you haven't changed anything except take grains out while on paleo, then feel better when you add them back in, then you're more likely to be suffering deficiencies in nutrients grains do have. To feel good on paleo you have to replace nutrient sources you lose when you don't eat grains, things like B vitamins, many of which are present in green leafy veggies, and some other things I don't remember off the top of my head. If you don't get.them from somewhere else, of course you'll feel better adding them back in. Hope that makes sense.

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3e213af46c3c91e2c28d8489e4e3fec3

on June 07, 2013
at 12:03 AM

Its hard to compare apples to apples on this unless you explain what you were eating while doing paleo. Like the previous comment said, you may have been nutrient deficient in certain areas.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on June 07, 2013
at 11:55 PM

Anyone want to add?

3e213af46c3c91e2c28d8489e4e3fec3

(40)

on June 07, 2013
at 01:00 AM

Interesting. I'll have to do a little more research on it to get a better idea of what its all about.

9f52f85c3964445d7b16c94a890f6136

on June 07, 2013
at 12:15 AM

I ate exactly the same, sweet potato, poultry and fish, I dropped the red meat when I started the dolce diet but other than that everything is the same, a protein, carb source like sweet potato, green veggies and mixed fat like coconut and olive oil with each meal. Fruit and nuts for a snack. Basically I now consume the grains and dairy that i mentioned and dropped red meat. That is the only difference. Meal sizes are the same, meal frequency is the same etc.

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