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I like paleo but thrive on gluten and the reintroduction foods

Commented on January 26, 2014
Created January 26, 2014 at 1:58 AM

I have been doing pale for awhile and reintroduced some food groups. I suffer zero effects from eating gluten, eating dairy or any food group.

However since going paleo on a budget I have grown to love chicken liver, lamb heart, sheep brain, tongue and all the cheap delicious bits no one wants.

Now I am probably the only person who started pale because i love the taste of meat and fruit, most people seem to do it to lose weight. I am a heavy sob and I wouldn't have it any other way. Food to me is everything, along with friends, family, lots of german beer and bavarian ale with a side of chicken livers and rice.

I cut out all gluten for 2 months and ate meat veg and fruit. I reintroduced gluten last thursday as my brother came home from the marines. I had 6 pints of lager, multiple foot long baguettes and chicken with rice and refried beans etc. Woke up, felt great. No ill effects at all.

Now this is making me wonder what to do. I like paleo, but if I suffer no ill affects at all from gluten or processed food. So is there any point in me doing it? Or should I revert to what old old girlfriend of brazillian heritage got me hooked on?

Steak, chicken, organ meats, rice, beans, bread and ice cold bear? I figured out since reintroducing food my diet consist of this

150 grams of oat bran with milk and honey

workout

6 eggs with coffee and milk

chicken livers marinaded in mango and herb with a pint of wafstapen and a bread roll

fruit and nuts as a snack

more chicken livers, more bread, more beer

beans rice and chicken with fire grilled chicken and a big ol bunch of hot sauce

lamb heart with oven baked pre boiled white potato home made chips, assorted veg and beans

more beer

wine with the lady and a small 10 o'clock meal/ conversation

bed.

I feel just as good on this as paleo and i still gets tonnes of protein, vitamins, antioxidants and all the great micronutrients pale offers.

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on January 26, 2014
at 05:45 PM

i often eat 5 slices of bread day, sometimes 10. although there are days where i eat none cuz i run out

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on January 26, 2014
at 05:45 PM

i often eat 5 slices of bread day, sometimes 10. although there are days where i eat none cuz i run out

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on January 26, 2014
at 05:39 PM

Do you respond well to gluten too? How much do you eat?

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on January 26, 2014
at 07:00 AM

Other possibilities are that people who do well on paleo tend not to reintroduce, and that people who reintroduce non-paleo foods and do well don't hang around the paleo community and so their stories don't get told.

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on January 26, 2014
at 05:38 PM

I just want to bump this because I am looking for any articles rob has done on this type of situation.

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on January 26, 2014
at 05:38 PM

most people don't get symptoms from high quality bread. ignore the "even if you don't feel anything you're wreaking untold havoc on your body!" fear mongering.

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on January 26, 2014
at 05:45 PM

i often eat 5 slices of bread day, sometimes 10. although there are days where i eat none cuz i run out

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on January 26, 2014
at 05:39 PM

Do you respond well to gluten too? How much do you eat?

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on January 26, 2014
at 03:00 AM

Also I feel like I'm some weirdo because every paleo person I know says they felt bad after reintroduction but I feel great. Either I am a weirdo or the entire paleo community online are fake posters made by rob wolf.

If the science is against gluten and sugar and beer etc why don't i feel or perform worse. could this be genetic or something personal to me? I see all these studies and I am anticipating the accusations of lying by die hard paleoites but I really feel just as good eating bread and beer with my chicken livers and having oats and milk in the morning.

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on January 26, 2014
at 07:00 AM

Other possibilities are that people who do well on paleo tend not to reintroduce, and that people who reintroduce non-paleo foods and do well don't hang around the paleo community and so their stories don't get told.

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on January 26, 2014
at 02:56 AM

@seesaw14 thanks for the reply man, its interesting to see some people deviate from pale while still sort of identifying with its template, you do seem to deviate far less than me though.

This made me wonder how the average gluten tolerant person who goes pale merely benefits from the added micronutrient profile pale offers, rather than its elimination of "processed foods"

How do you feel about beer, do you drink it? Since reintroducing beer to my life my journey on this planet has reached its height of frolicking pleasure. Since I drink it daily since reintroduction of gluten and feel just as good I am thinking of saying thanks for teaching me how important organs and fruit and veg is but disassociating myself from the paleo community.

What is rob wolfs advice for people who reintroduce processed foods and feel great? Are we just the blessed few? What does he recommend we do, just eat like I am currently doing?

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on January 26, 2014
at 02:45 AM

I'm not too strict about bread, et al (I keep it to once a month ish).

What I really stay away from is sugar (added sugars that is). .. not only because I get the "sugar belly" and acne, but it is being linked to the major noncommuticanle diseases world wide.

Overall, I think your last sentence probably speaks for a lot primalites...reducing grains/"bad foods" and focusing on WHOLE foods and healthy fats. stay away from those processed foods tho .. it's kinda how smoking for a couple years doesn't cause cancer, but doing it for 10+ years will.

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