I'm new to paleo and need some help!

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 06, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Hey all! So, a little back story on me: I'm 26 years old, 170lbs and have just started going paleo. A few years ago, I lost 55lbs by calorie counting...eating healthy and exercising. I got pregnant and gained 40lbs then lost all but 15. And it is stubborn!! What worked before isn't working anymore. So after researching I've found that what paleo suggests makes so much sense! Not just for losing weight (I would like to lose about 25lbs) but for the health benefits too. So I want to give it a go. But it's a little overwhelming. The only thing that really concerns me is if ill get bored with just eggs, meat, veggies and limited fruit. I don't cook much because it's intimidating to me anyways, but now the paleo recipes are completely foreign. Help anyone!? Suggestions where to start and tips to succeed. Also looking for some workout routines. What do y'all do and how many times a week? Also wondering how much you lost and how long did it take you? Thanks for help, tips, and suggestions! :)

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on May 06, 2013
at 02:36 PM

I do a lot of simple nonrecipe meals like burgers, steak, chicken sausage, baked chicken with easy sides like steamed spinach, roasted broccoli/cauliflower/brussel sprouts, salads, sauteed onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc.

But then I like to mix it up and cook from some cookbooks or blogs when I have a little bit of time.

You can do it! Good luck. Paleo is anything but boring, I promise :)


on May 06, 2013
at 02:43 AM

Hi Jessica,

Here are some tips you might find useful.

???Eat Like A Predator, Not Like Prey???


If you are looking for a good book to read, I highly recommend the Perfect Health Diet by Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet. It's a good tweaking of the paleo diet.

Good luck.


on May 06, 2013
at 02:07 AM

Hi I remember when I first started it was very overwhelming. I read somewhere that to start find a few meals and rotate those to start with. Find 2 breakfasts you like and alternate them until you feel ready to be more adventurous. Same with lunch and dinner. This really helped for me.

Good luck. I have not been so focused on weightless. I am celiac so my focus was to get myself well then everything else seems to fall in place.


on May 06, 2013
at 03:45 AM

Jess, you answered your own question(s) - "A few years ago, I lost 55lbs by calorie counting...eating healthy and exercising"

That is what works. Period. Do it Paleo style but not Low Carb or Very Low Carb, thats a disaster waiting to happen. White Rice, Potato, etc. No grains, no legumes, no processed crapola.


on May 06, 2013
at 02:28 AM

Emeals has really easy menus/recipes that are paleo and are sent to you each week with a shopping list. Made it so much easier when I started paleo.

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