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Losing Weight on Paleo - Are there certain things you should avoid?

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Created January 11, 2013 at 11:29 AM

I am on the Paleo to get health and to lose weight. I know that certain foods should be avoided to help, such as high fructose fruits. I was wondering if is okay to eat tomatoes when on the paleo, having a few a day, some for lunch and some for dinner. Some people seem to say for weight loss it should be avoided but others disagree.

Anyone had any success with out tomatoes for weight loss? I am insulin resistant due to PCOS, incase that matters. I've been trying to loose weight unsuccessfully for about years 9+.

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on January 12, 2013
at 12:14 AM

Hook up with Irish Paleo Girl on FB, maybe she has advice that might help. Also see theirishpaleo.blogspot.com Good luck!

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on January 11, 2013
at 04:39 PM

We are not a substitute for labs and health care professionals. But I also think we are better than Paula Deen.

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on January 11, 2013
at 02:48 PM

I would miss Tomatoes terribly if I cut them out so I am glad I don't have to. I am going to replace my fruit with Nuts and keep going as I am. At least till my 30 days on Paleo. Thanks for all the advise guys!

39185d0f0773cee76a113aaef0b8d382

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on January 11, 2013
at 02:47 PM

Thanks for the advise Ken. I am currently on a waiting list to see a dietician. I am Irish and need to wait 4 months for one :((public healthcare) Hopefully i'll be at a good point when I get to see them though.

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on January 11, 2013
at 02:46 PM

Great answer! And yes: if you are otherwise not sensitive to tomatoes, then go for it! Cooked tomatoes are especially awesome. I'm in a similar position, funny enough: I need to watch my broccoli/Brussels sprouts intake for FODMAPs reasons - I miss them!

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on January 11, 2013
at 02:17 PM

My point about the registered dietitian or professional is that even after all my success, I needed help to really get me to the next level. It is hard to do it all by your self.

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on January 11, 2013
at 02:14 PM

I agree with Eric. You also may wan o consider ditching the fruits all together and sticking to non-starchy veggies. Also avoid dairy. I have been paleo/primal for at least a few years now and I can tell you that is a constant learning process, never stop reading, asking, and seeking to understand. Listen to your body and pay attention to how you feel and respond to different things you eat and do (exercise). And to really lock in to a routine or program to get things really on track (and probably make things a little easier for you) you might consider connecting with a reputable RD.

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on January 11, 2013
at 01:49 PM

Yup. Chicken, Turkey, Lamb, Pork, Beef and Sea food. I have never got on well with Organ but I am going to try Kidney again.

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on January 11, 2013
at 01:33 PM

Eating meat I'm assuming?

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on January 11, 2013
at 01:00 PM

Before this I was not on SAD type diet. I had more or less cut out all carbs, only eating fruits, veg and some times rice. I did not take caffeine, or sugary drinks. My main changes from my previous diet to going Paleo is I've stopped drinking Alchohol, taken out legumess, dairy, All grains,rice,pasta etc. - I used to have some of the main carbs a few times a week but always had wholegrain versions. Not sure if I am still considered a baby or if i should be looking into it in more detail now :) I also stopped having chocolate with the dairy. I had that infrequently though.

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on January 11, 2013
at 12:23 PM

I don't think that tomatoes are a problem as far as weight loss - no one gets/stays overweight due to too many tomatoes. Even being insulin resistant and having struggled with weight loss for more than 9 years, I don't think it's necessary to eliminate tomatoes. However, it may take a long time to overcome that insulin resistance. I know of people who have strictly dieted for months before they started losing weight. The point of this is not to be discouraging, but rather to ensure you know that, even in a paleo framework, it will be a long process for you to reclaim your health. But you can do it - and whole, unprocessed, healthy food choices are what will get you there! Keep the endgame in mind: ask yourself with each little decision, if my endgame is healthiness, does eating this/doing that contribute to or detract from that goal?

I feel compelled also to mention that tomatoes are a nightshade which may contribute to some other overall health issues. However, if you're transitioning to a paleo diet from a standard American diet (SAD), I would be far more inclined to focus on whole, unprocessed, generally healthy foods (meats, vegetables, limited fruit--low fructose ones, and healthy fats) than I would on relatively minor nutritional issues (which is not to minimize the role that nightshades, FODMAPs, etc. play in upsetting/obstructing some people's health--merely to point out that, compared to a bag of Doritos, a tomato or bell pepper is a far better choice for anyone--baby steps for baby feet). For more on nightshade issues see: http://www.quora.com/Paleo-Diet/Why-does-the-Paleo-Diet-object-to-tomatoes-and-peppers.

I hope this helps - keep making good health choices!

39185d0f0773cee76a113aaef0b8d382

(25)

on January 11, 2013
at 02:48 PM

I would miss Tomatoes terribly if I cut them out so I am glad I don't have to. I am going to replace my fruit with Nuts and keep going as I am. At least till my 30 days on Paleo. Thanks for all the advise guys!

39185d0f0773cee76a113aaef0b8d382

(25)

on January 11, 2013
at 02:47 PM

Thanks for the advise Ken. I am currently on a waiting list to see a dietician. I am Irish and need to wait 4 months for one :((public healthcare) Hopefully i'll be at a good point when I get to see them though.

0a819d945f30ae46a104d7a14e50e739

(105)

on January 11, 2013
at 01:33 PM

Eating meat I'm assuming?

744342f7ec832d8be55df79dbc067ebd

(76)

on January 11, 2013
at 02:17 PM

My point about the registered dietitian or professional is that even after all my success, I needed help to really get me to the next level. It is hard to do it all by your self.

39185d0f0773cee76a113aaef0b8d382

(25)

on January 11, 2013
at 01:00 PM

Before this I was not on SAD type diet. I had more or less cut out all carbs, only eating fruits, veg and some times rice. I did not take caffeine, or sugary drinks. My main changes from my previous diet to going Paleo is I've stopped drinking Alchohol, taken out legumess, dairy, All grains,rice,pasta etc. - I used to have some of the main carbs a few times a week but always had wholegrain versions. Not sure if I am still considered a baby or if i should be looking into it in more detail now :) I also stopped having chocolate with the dairy. I had that infrequently though.

39185d0f0773cee76a113aaef0b8d382

(25)

on January 11, 2013
at 01:49 PM

Yup. Chicken, Turkey, Lamb, Pork, Beef and Sea food. I have never got on well with Organ but I am going to try Kidney again.

744342f7ec832d8be55df79dbc067ebd

(76)

on January 11, 2013
at 02:14 PM

I agree with Eric. You also may wan o consider ditching the fruits all together and sticking to non-starchy veggies. Also avoid dairy. I have been paleo/primal for at least a few years now and I can tell you that is a constant learning process, never stop reading, asking, and seeking to understand. Listen to your body and pay attention to how you feel and respond to different things you eat and do (exercise). And to really lock in to a routine or program to get things really on track (and probably make things a little easier for you) you might consider connecting with a reputable RD.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on January 11, 2013
at 02:46 PM

Great answer! And yes: if you are otherwise not sensitive to tomatoes, then go for it! Cooked tomatoes are especially awesome. I'm in a similar position, funny enough: I need to watch my broccoli/Brussels sprouts intake for FODMAPs reasons - I miss them!

744342f7ec832d8be55df79dbc067ebd

(76)

on January 12, 2013
at 12:14 AM

Hook up with Irish Paleo Girl on FB, maybe she has advice that might help. Also see theirishpaleo.blogspot.com Good luck!

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on January 11, 2013
at 04:04 PM

You need to avoid internet forums.

Until you have a good understanding of how YOU respond to things they will often cause more confusion then clarity.

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on January 11, 2013
at 04:39 PM

We are not a substitute for labs and health care professionals. But I also think we are better than Paula Deen.

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on January 11, 2013
at 04:43 PM

People only avoid tomatos if they are following an auto-immune protocol or if they are allergic.

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on January 11, 2013
at 04:42 PM

you need to work out

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