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How to become completely Paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 03, 2013 at 5:37 PM

First off, I want to apologize for such a stupid question. I just really need some guidance and I'm hoping someone can help.

So right now I'm not completely Paleo, but I'm almost. I really want to become 100% Paleo though, but there's a problem. I still eat old fashion rolled oats and I know it's not Paleo. I don't eat other grains or other non-paleo food. It's the only food I still eat that isn't Paleo. It's just hard not having oats in the mornings. I tried having eggs in the morning, but it doesn't keep me full long and I just want something sweet, not savory.

Can someone give me tips on how to stop eating oatmeal? And tell me if there's a Paleo alternative(s) that will keep away the cravings until I start getting use to the Paleo diet? Also, please try to explain to me why oatmeal is not healthy. Maybe that will help convince me, even though I already know that all grains are not healthy. Thanks!

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on August 04, 2013
at 04:37 PM

Oats soaked out in your own homemade yogurt...add a handful of frozen wild blackberries...heaven in a bowl...

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on August 04, 2013
at 04:35 PM

If you want blueberries for winter gather them now. Be self reliant. Don't build a diet based on blueberries from 7000 miles away and out of their natural season. That's faileo. Traderjoeseo but not paleo.

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on August 04, 2013
at 04:29 PM

The part about exercise...hello Melissa? Stop wonking the blueberries on your oatmeal. Get outside and pick some! It's high season right now!

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on August 04, 2013
at 04:26 PM

If you're exercising 3 hours a day I'll award you a 25% paleo medal. If your diet is right, self-gathered and local I'll give you another 5%. Eat to support your paleo lifestyle.

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on August 03, 2013
at 09:23 PM

I confess that I have occasionally problems eating things for breakfast. One typical one is, when my wife makes yogurt (which is a lot better than store-bought), I have to have some oats in it with banana or blueberries. Or when I want some grass fed butter, I spread it thickly on two granola bars. As SF says, oats do not bother me in modest amounts.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 03, 2013
at 08:31 PM

Seems pretty healthy to me, so not sure what the problem is. My one recommendation would be to change out some of the chicken for some red meat.

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on August 03, 2013
at 06:11 PM

Other question: Why would you want to stop eating oatmeal? If it isn't causing any adverse affects, then what's the problem? Saying you want to eat a certain way just so you can claim the label - 'Paleo' - is what causes us to be viewed as orthorexics and extremists.

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on August 03, 2013
at 06:01 PM

The things I add to my oatmeal is a cup of blueberries, cinnamon, chia seeds, and almond butter and that's it. I exercise 4 or 5 times a week between 30 and 65 minutes. It depends on the day. The rest of my eating seems fine. Lunch is usually chicken with vegetables and 2 slices of homemade paleo "bread". Dinner is fish with more steamed vegetables. For snacks, it's usually fruit nuts/seeds.

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on August 03, 2013
at 05:45 PM

Perhaps off-topic, but whatever happened to Paleodrama?

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on August 04, 2013
at 05:24 AM

If you want to be completely paleo, go back in time several tens of thousands of years, live in scarce conditions and most likely die of infectious disease by 20 years old.

Why do you want to stop eating oatmeal, who said you should? Oatmeal is a whole food that can easily be incorporated into a healthy diet, as it has heart protecting properties (beta glucans) as well as slow-digesting complex carbohydrates.

Oatmeal with honey and some milk sounds like a breakfast that might fit your palate. Perhaps try some eggs whipped up with heavy cream and some fruit, or do some granola in greek yogurt or something.

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on August 04, 2013
at 04:37 PM

Oats soaked out in your own homemade yogurt...add a handful of frozen wild blackberries...heaven in a bowl...

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 03, 2013
at 05:57 PM

Rolled oats have less anti-nutrients than other grains, but you mentioned "something sweet" meaning that you must put something on the oats. If you are just eating oatmeal plain, I wouldn't worry about it much. How is your exercise and the rest of your eating?

161d2de6b570a25d8056ce605a9316d4

on August 03, 2013
at 06:01 PM

The things I add to my oatmeal is a cup of blueberries, cinnamon, chia seeds, and almond butter and that's it. I exercise 4 or 5 times a week between 30 and 65 minutes. It depends on the day. The rest of my eating seems fine. Lunch is usually chicken with vegetables and 2 slices of homemade paleo "bread". Dinner is fish with more steamed vegetables. For snacks, it's usually fruit nuts/seeds.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 03, 2013
at 08:31 PM

Seems pretty healthy to me, so not sure what the problem is. My one recommendation would be to change out some of the chicken for some red meat.

56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

(1822)

on August 03, 2013
at 09:23 PM

I confess that I have occasionally problems eating things for breakfast. One typical one is, when my wife makes yogurt (which is a lot better than store-bought), I have to have some oats in it with banana or blueberries. Or when I want some grass fed butter, I spread it thickly on two granola bars. As SF says, oats do not bother me in modest amounts.

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(10611)

on August 04, 2013
at 04:35 PM

If you want blueberries for winter gather them now. Be self reliant. Don't build a diet based on blueberries from 7000 miles away and out of their natural season. That's faileo. Traderjoeseo but not paleo.

Medium avatar

(10611)

on August 04, 2013
at 04:29 PM

The part about exercise...hello Melissa? Stop wonking the blueberries on your oatmeal. Get outside and pick some! It's high season right now!

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on August 04, 2013
at 04:19 PM

A great way to eat eggs is to bake them with coconut flour. (look up coconut quick bread recipes) I think its something like 4 eggs for every 1/4 cup of coconut flour. Maybe you could bake something up with the blueberries, chia and cinnamon.

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