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What does Paleo mean to you ?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 18, 2013 at 6:15 PM

The Paleo Lifestyle is unique and still small, but growing here in the US. More and more people are drawn to researching just what exactly "Paleo" is and what it means to live a Paleo Lifestyle. I'd like to pose this somewhat general question as to what being/living Paleo is to you. In your answers, please list the top three most important factors that express what living Paleo is for you. Thanks for taking the time to share your answers !

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on February 19, 2013
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I avoid all grains, all cow dairy (but not goat/sheep/buffalo), avoid all industrial oils (I use EVCO, grassfed butter, EVOO, palm, palm shortening.) Eat grassfed or at least organic meats, eggs, wildcaught seafood. Sleep is in a totally dark room with an orange lamp. F.Lux on the notebook. Workouts are once a week a-la Body by Science. Some supplementation: liposomal glutathione/C, ALA, D3, K2, carnosine, magnesium, selenium, kelp for iodine, potassium from coconut water.

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Thanks for sharing Ray. Can you tell me what you do to be Paleo ?

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on February 18, 2013
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It means not suffering from nightly acid reflux, and esophagal damage. It means having tons of energy and being calm at the same time. It means being a lot healthier and reversing many years of damage. Means better sleep, less stress, higher activity levels, immunity to cold and heat.

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on February 18, 2013
at 07:10 PM

Thanks for sharing Ray. Can you tell me what you do to be Paleo ?

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on February 19, 2013
at 05:56 PM

I avoid all grains, all cow dairy (but not goat/sheep/buffalo), avoid all industrial oils (I use EVCO, grassfed butter, EVOO, palm, palm shortening.) Eat grassfed or at least organic meats, eggs, wildcaught seafood. Sleep is in a totally dark room with an orange lamp. F.Lux on the notebook. Workouts are once a week a-la Body by Science. Some supplementation: liposomal glutathione/C, ALA, D3, K2, carnosine, magnesium, selenium, kelp for iodine, potassium from coconut water.

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on June 10, 2013
at 02:28 PM

To me Paleo means, for one of the first times in my life, I've done something for myself that I don't feel guilty about, nor will I.

Living Paleo is about finally keeping my word to myself and not ???letting me off the hook??? when I make a promise to myself that I don???t keep???I would feel stressed out if I broke a promise to anyone else in my life, but when it???s me, for some reason, it???s ok???No longer.

The last thing, Paleo is now about me getting out of my comfort zone and purposely trying things that make me uncomfortable, especially, not being a know it all about everything! When I think I know something Paleo, findings come along that challenge ???established??? lines of thought???I???m more interested in the most recent research than whether or not I???m right or wrong, which was a huge driving factor in the beginning of Paleo, things just needed to be black or white and I???ve stepped away from that line of thinking.

I???d like to answer this question again a year from now, comparing how I've changed/ evolved my ideas.

Truth.

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on February 18, 2013
at 07:49 PM

Guided n=1 and self experimentation all in the name of vibrant, thriving health and well being.

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on June 10, 2013
at 01:46 PM

Adopting a paleo lifestyle has allowed me to enjoy a quality of life that I had never had before:

  1. weight loss--I was able to lose a ton of body fat while still eating rather than restricting

  2. satiety throughout the day--after eliminating foods with added sugar, I could make it from lunch to dinner without having a snack, having extreme cravings, or having that awful sugar crash headache. I am no longer on that blood sugar roller coaster

  3. great sleep schedule--I used to not get tired until one or two in the morning. I would then proceed to sleep in to eleven or noon the next day. Still, I had no energy since I was on a largely carb-based diet. After going paleo, I have begun to feel tired around 1030 or 11. I then wake up between 7 and 9 the next morning well-rested. This has allowed me to enjoy the beauty of morning sunshine, particularly during the summer. Usually, I had always slept through this lovely part of the day

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on February 19, 2013
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Simply not eating 1) wheat, 2) seed oils, and 3) sugar.

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on February 18, 2013
at 07:09 PM

It means eating our intended diets

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