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What is your greatest victory from your paleo lifestyle?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 01, 2011 at 8:54 PM

any area counts......lets hear them

E17fe88b98575c183241fba50ae42b93

(398)

on October 13, 2012
at 06:33 PM

Same here! I reliably woke up with migraines almost every day of my PMS week, and they are now totally gone!

D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

(2029)

on October 13, 2012
at 03:15 PM

I'm not strict. I'm more WAPF because I include gluten free grain on occasion, but overall 80/20. I lost my excess weight through calorie reduction.

D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

(2029)

on October 13, 2012
at 03:03 PM

I've heard one of the first parts of the gut that gluten damages is the part that produces lactase. I don't have a scientific study to show for it, but that's what I've heard from several celiacs. :)

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on June 02, 2011
at 04:27 PM

Ha! What he doesn't know won't hurt him (or me). I went strict paleo last Fall at a time when my rheumy wanted to crank my meds from Celebrex to a biologic. I thought I'd give strict paleo and increased mobility work one last chance to save my bacon. Since then, I've become a physically new person. Doc's cool, but skeptical of the food connection. He sees it as the natural ebb and flow of arthritis, and is sure I'm destined for another crash. I'm happy to keep my dietary quirks to myself and continue to dumbfound him when I see him.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 02, 2011
at 03:34 PM

It's from Mark Sisson Primal BP cookbook, Bacon Wrapped Liver: Basically you cut the liver into 2 oz portions (I soak it in milk for a while first) then season how you like (salt, pepper, cayenne for me) and lightly sautee in butter and garlic until medium (or your liking) then remove from pan. Then do a quick 1-2 minute fry of some bacon, then wrap the semi-cooked bacon around the liver pieces and return to the pan to crisp up the bacon and finish cooking the liver. Even my son loves it!

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

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on June 02, 2011
at 03:29 PM

Ditto, we need the recipe!

0d50f54d2c57d74806be35d916f8dc74

(634)

on June 02, 2011
at 05:05 AM

Me too! I really want to like liver.

Be1dbd31e4a3fccd4394494aa5db256d

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on June 02, 2011
at 04:56 AM

Other than health it would have to be obeying the paleohacks no swearing rule. Gosh...dangit.

F6ea948ab43dc51d72509c0989e670fe

(1639)

on June 02, 2011
at 04:56 AM

Can I get your recipe? I would love to figure out how to make it taste good.

967229edcc94a66580110324524feb49

(688)

on June 02, 2011
at 04:48 AM

Would be interested in hearing your recipe. I've only used liver for fishing but I'm willing to try anything once.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 02, 2011
at 02:58 AM

When you change you set a monster example for your kids. My kids have changed dramatically as well and it is my crowning achievement. Kids really look at what their parents do and emulate them even when you think they dont. My college age son transformation was amazing when he began at Disney World.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

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on June 02, 2011
at 02:46 AM

Ah yes. That's a big one. My husband used to INSIST on having sweets and tea every night AND he ate two pints of ice cream a week. Usually finished each pint in one night. The first month was rough because he whined constantly about the lack of dessert in his life. Now I don't hear a word out of him about it. He even cheated and ordered pancakes with syrup at a diner two weeks ago and could only eat one pancake. He was totally grossed out by them and said he remembered them tasting a lot better then they are. Too funny. Diabetes runs in his family so fingers crossed he'll skip it.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:40 AM

Another five spot!!!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on June 02, 2011
at 01:39 AM

nice a five spot!!!!

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:38 AM

Change is a great thing.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:37 AM

nice job what did your doc say?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:37 AM

love to hear this...

2ab6415f5f20b8fe1d34a94c7be85e6a

on June 02, 2011
at 01:26 AM

fantastic of you

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:16 AM

+1 for climbing trees. ;D

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 02, 2011
at 12:32 AM

totally awesomely excellent!

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 01, 2011
at 10:44 PM

Thank you, kindly. I honestly consider it my biggest life accomplishment yet.

3a833804187fe8926214e6c0bd8a0766

(1023)

on June 01, 2011
at 09:53 PM

Agreed with #4. I still put back some ice cream or beer now and then with no noticeable problems because the other 90% of the time I'm eating Paleo (or at least HG) foods.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 01, 2011
at 09:13 PM

awesome.........plus one!

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0b1ec80fa938d2946000fd3cb60b5079

on June 01, 2011
at 11:55 PM

Helping my daughter break free from Autism and begin speaking! Read her story at PaleoFreedom

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:37 AM

love to hear this...

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on June 02, 2011
at 12:32 AM

totally awesomely excellent!

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Eedf46c82d0356d1d46dda5f9782ef36

(4464)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:32 AM

My riding lawnmower broke down... instead of fixing it I bought a push mower (not self-propelled, actual PUSH) because exertion is fun for me now. I've learned to distrust the path of least resistance. Resistance makes us strong.

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F3176aa8463fe7f416f4da0d04974c1d

(1392)

on June 01, 2011
at 10:34 PM

  1. Not having to shop in plus-sizes for the first time since middle school/being able to share clothes with my friends for the first time EVER. (Size 14/16 down to a 4/6! I love Paleo!)
  2. I've started experimenting with foods I never would've dreamed of eating pre-Paleo. After 20 years of carb-loading, I now love vegetables.
  3. Having my acne disappear.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on June 01, 2011
at 09:33 PM

  1. Having my 12 year old daughter eat gluten one weekend and realize that her intense lactose intolerance came back with a vengeance. Hearing her announce to her friends that going gluten free allowed her to finally eat ice cream was a very proud moment. (I had no idea that gluten could be a trigger of lactose intolerance but this is just an n=1 with no science to back myself up)

  2. Realizing that my love of bread was dead and gone after going on a major bread binge a couple of weekends ago. The physical and mental issues that ensued just were no longer worth it.

  3. The moment I realized that my kids discovered the value of self-experiments with food in order to solve mysterious ailments.

  4. Knowing that I don't have to be 100% paleo to enjoy the rewards.

  5. Learning what works for MY body and not following a rigid set of guidelines.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:40 AM

Another five spot!!!

3a833804187fe8926214e6c0bd8a0766

(1023)

on June 01, 2011
at 09:53 PM

Agreed with #4. I still put back some ice cream or beer now and then with no noticeable problems because the other 90% of the time I'm eating Paleo (or at least HG) foods.

D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

(2029)

on October 13, 2012
at 03:03 PM

I've heard one of the first parts of the gut that gluten damages is the part that produces lactase. I don't have a scientific study to show for it, but that's what I've heard from several celiacs. :)

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1d9af5db8833413037be3ac48964714f

on June 01, 2011
at 11:11 PM

  1. Being skinny compared to most men my age (47), with no effort involved in keeping the weight off.
  2. LDL dropping 60 points after I refused the statin my doctor tried to put me on.
  3. Virtual cure of the osteoarthritis in my right shoulder.
  4. Climbing trees.
  5. Can keep going well after my 4 year old gets tired.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:16 AM

+1 for climbing trees. ;D

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:39 AM

nice a five spot!!!!

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Medium avatar

(3259)

on June 01, 2011
at 09:37 PM

Cutting my arthritis medication dose by 75% and completely coming off blood pressure drugs.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:37 AM

nice job what did your doc say?

Medium avatar

(3259)

on June 02, 2011
at 04:27 PM

Ha! What he doesn't know won't hurt him (or me). I went strict paleo last Fall at a time when my rheumy wanted to crank my meds from Celebrex to a biologic. I thought I'd give strict paleo and increased mobility work one last chance to save my bacon. Since then, I've become a physically new person. Doc's cool, but skeptical of the food connection. He sees it as the natural ebb and flow of arthritis, and is sure I'm destined for another crash. I'm happy to keep my dietary quirks to myself and continue to dumbfound him when I see him.

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50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 01, 2011
at 08:59 PM

Being able to share it with my father, who in one year went from 5'10" 265lbs, eating fast food and drinking diet sodas everyday, to an in-progress 200lbs, hasn't had a soda in a year, and frequents the local gym and trails. Still workingg on it, but he's doing fantastic.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 01, 2011
at 09:13 PM

awesome.........plus one!

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 01, 2011
at 10:44 PM

Thank you, kindly. I honestly consider it my biggest life accomplishment yet.

2ab6415f5f20b8fe1d34a94c7be85e6a

on June 02, 2011
at 01:26 AM

fantastic of you

5
E3c6d84c01a12e2ee1c49e2180d84238

on June 01, 2011
at 10:14 PM

The biggest triumph is that my husband has stopped eating a pint of Hagen Daas twice a week and has taken a serious interest in his heart health. He has dropped 22 pounds in about 10 weeks. My own progress has been much more slow, but I am enjoying some better mental clarity.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 02, 2011
at 01:38 AM

Change is a great thing.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on June 02, 2011
at 02:46 AM

Ah yes. That's a big one. My husband used to INSIST on having sweets and tea every night AND he ate two pints of ice cream a week. Usually finished each pint in one night. The first month was rough because he whined constantly about the lack of dessert in his life. Now I don't hear a word out of him about it. He even cheated and ordered pancakes with syrup at a diner two weeks ago and could only eat one pancake. He was totally grossed out by them and said he remembered them tasting a lot better then they are. Too funny. Diabetes runs in his family so fingers crossed he'll skip it.

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D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

on June 02, 2011
at 12:36 AM

Eating LIVER...and actually finding a recipe that makes me look forward to it instead of having a feeling of dread.

0d50f54d2c57d74806be35d916f8dc74

(634)

on June 02, 2011
at 05:05 AM

Me too! I really want to like liver.

967229edcc94a66580110324524feb49

(688)

on June 02, 2011
at 04:48 AM

Would be interested in hearing your recipe. I've only used liver for fishing but I'm willing to try anything once.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on June 02, 2011
at 03:29 PM

Ditto, we need the recipe!

F6ea948ab43dc51d72509c0989e670fe

(1639)

on June 02, 2011
at 04:56 AM

Can I get your recipe? I would love to figure out how to make it taste good.

D67e7b481854b02110d5a5b21d6789b1

(4101)

on June 02, 2011
at 03:34 PM

It's from Mark Sisson Primal BP cookbook, Bacon Wrapped Liver: Basically you cut the liver into 2 oz portions (I soak it in milk for a while first) then season how you like (salt, pepper, cayenne for me) and lightly sautee in butter and garlic until medium (or your liking) then remove from pan. Then do a quick 1-2 minute fry of some bacon, then wrap the semi-cooked bacon around the liver pieces and return to the pan to crisp up the bacon and finish cooking the liver. Even my son loves it!

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on June 01, 2011
at 09:53 PM

for the first time in 50 years i don't "feel" fat. yeah!

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C7ee22f0c92ebb052894010c373ca31f

(85)

on October 13, 2012
at 03:18 PM

I've been able to completely stop the anti-depressants I've been on for migraines the past four years - and no migraines!

E17fe88b98575c183241fba50ae42b93

(398)

on October 13, 2012
at 06:33 PM

Same here! I reliably woke up with migraines almost every day of my PMS week, and they are now totally gone!

3
66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on June 02, 2011
at 02:22 AM

Watching in amazement as my 14 year old son adopted paleo eating without any fuss at all and then seeing his asthma and eczema (that he has has since 1 year old) all but vanish. He loves bacon and drinks kombucha, won't even look at a coke lol. As for myself I am down 40 lbs, blood-pressure is normal and women seem to really like what they see.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on June 02, 2011
at 02:58 AM

When you change you set a monster example for your kids. My kids have changed dramatically as well and it is my crowning achievement. Kids really look at what their parents do and emulate them even when you think they dont. My college age son transformation was amazing when he began at Disney World.

3
1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on June 02, 2011
at 12:56 AM

As small a victory as it is I actually Feel like moving around now. I actually found myself hopping around with my baby because it made him laugh, where a few months ago playing or taking a walk was tiring and I just never felt like doing it.

Also my skin looks awesome and I'm slowly losing weight and rarely feel ravenously hungry even though I'm breastfeeding.

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Af9537cfa50562b67979624e9007e12a

(1334)

on June 01, 2011
at 09:53 PM

having more energy and a better body than most guys half my age.

hasn't done a damn thing for my blood pressure though, I am still on three meds to keep it bearable. But I blame that on drinking and smoking.

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967229edcc94a66580110324524feb49

(688)

on June 02, 2011
at 04:54 AM

Still working on finding the right balance with Paleo but big wins have been NO hypoglycemic attacks in 2 months, weighloss, and increased libido... ( of course that can be related to the weightloss, but at this point who cares :) )

2
560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 02, 2011
at 03:38 AM

Feeling like I have found a way to live for the rest of my life to maintain weight. Knowing I don't have to do that low fat calorie restriction CW and thrashing myself at gym (chronic cardio) to see any results. In short being able to get off the hamster wheel!

Improved sense of wellbeing and mood!

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60199d3a580a4e17969059609e48e678

on June 02, 2011
at 03:12 AM

having my husband who combated this lifestyle for months actually talking to his coworkers about it and suggesting it to friends that want to lose weight. :D score 1 for lala & Paleo!

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04d349013cb04a6144d8ac3977a7b1d1

(190)

on June 01, 2011
at 10:55 PM

for the first time in 18 months I have people starting to ask me to help them lose weight. They have been watching me and seeing me on Facebook. I have been somewhat silent about it although I am guilty of hitting the share button occasionally. It has been the actual weight loss and the inches lost that has them asking. Not to mention my skin looks awesome.

It has actually made me think about how I can pay it forward...I look forward to my future now.

1
E17fe88b98575c183241fba50ae42b93

(398)

on October 13, 2012
at 02:22 PM

It took me 10 (subtle and low-pressure) months, but my very stubborn, fat-phobe parents are finally off of canola oil, and cooking with butter! They still trim some of the fat from their meat and strain off the drippings, but at least they're saving it for me and not tossing it. Last night they told me that lately they've only been cooking with clarified butter, even when they're just cooking for themselves. I don't know if I'll ever be able to get them off bread, but I guess baby steps are better than no steps.

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1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on June 02, 2011
at 12:52 AM

As small a victory as it is I actually Feel like moving around now. I actually found myself hopping around with my baby because it made him laugh, where a few months ago playing or taking a walk was tiring and I just never felt like doing it.

Also my skin looks awesome and I'm slowly losing weight and rarely feel ravenously hungry even though I'm breastfeeding.

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32123f4f25bdf6a7b70c9c2a719386ed

(396)

on June 02, 2011
at 12:30 AM

How strict is everyone? I have been following the PHD diet for several months and can't seem to lose weight. I have however been able to cut my thyroid medication in half and my blood pressure is a bit lower. I am female, 61 and would like to drop 40 - to 50 pounds. I don't lose weight on very low carb either. Excessive exercise makes me gain weight and seems to add too many stress hormones. Help?

D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

(2029)

on October 13, 2012
at 03:15 PM

I'm not strict. I'm more WAPF because I include gluten free grain on occasion, but overall 80/20. I lost my excess weight through calorie reduction.

1
3a833804187fe8926214e6c0bd8a0766

(1023)

on June 01, 2011
at 09:52 PM

The results speak for me. I've yet to "preach" to anyone about food or lifestyle, I only answer questions if asked, yet people all around me are starting to make the change to eating Paleo/HG style diets because they've seen the overwhelming changes in me.

I even had a family member start going back to SAD foods only to realize it was those foods that made them sick, tired, depressed, bloated, and overweight with skin problems.

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C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

on October 13, 2012
at 05:04 PM

My valorous and absolutely stunning victory over scones.

Yes, scones are dead to me.

That is my greatest paleo victory.

Oh yes, I also don't feel occupied by an invading force of grain seeds.

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D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

on October 13, 2012
at 03:12 PM

I'd love to say fertility, but we haven't started trying yet. ;)

In that case, having regular cycles for the first time in my whole life.

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