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Looking for a paleo buddy that can help me along please..

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 06, 2011 at 3:50 AM

Is there anyone that started Paleo not long ago that was similar to me..

Started Jan 17 at 230, Female, now at 224.5 very little exercising since I started but before winter was a avid bike rider 10-30 miles several times a week)

I can purchase almost any Veg but will have to work up to grass fed/wild meats.

I was eating what would have been considered a fairly healthy SAD diet pre paleo, low sodium (which allowed my hubby to get off high BP meds 5 months after starting and I dropped a few pounds)no alcohol, no drugs, only allergy is to beef and i cant tolerate popcorn.

Main weight prob is that i felt hungry or ate from boredom. when I cycled, I came home very very hungry so in the beginning of cycling I took off 32 lbs but never could get past that next pound. Then got would get a cold/asthma/sinusitis and I would be off riding for a while until i could breathe properly. now i am trying to get back to 218 and smaller.

I read Robb's book but think I need to know more. What one book would you read next?

How was your weight loss? Mine seems to be very slow. I am battling constipation and eating more veg.

Thanks, Theresa

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on March 28, 2011
at 03:13 PM

Following up on my progress with SlowBurn, I have made very good improvement in strength in 7 weeks. Started 2/6/11 and have done a total of 8 workouts. For example, when I started, I could do 3 pushups from my knees and now I can do 6 real pushups from my toes in slomo. For curls, I started with 5 reps with 10 lbs and now I can do 5 reps with 20 lbs. Started with 3 crunches and now I do 22. Very pleased, and no injuries.

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on February 07, 2011
at 08:32 PM

Inulin products include artichokes, jeruselam artichokes, jicama, burdock root, pectin, chicory. Chicory and burdock root can be obtained online at Monterey Bay Spice Co. www.herbco.com

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on February 07, 2011
at 08:17 PM

Are you supplementing 10,000IU daily? D3 is known to increase the immune system--and if the immune system is strong, perhaps it decreases allergys. http://www.ei-resource.org/news/allergy-news/vitamin-d-may-offer-powerful-asthma-and-allergy-protection/ Also Dr Art Ayers talks about allergies on his blog. This is a search for "allergy" http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/search/label/allergy He believes that most allergens are related to gut dysbiosis-gut flora not optimal. He has ways of repopulating the gut with good flora...eating inulin products is one.

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on February 07, 2011
at 06:21 PM

Dexter, Why is that and I am supplementing but only started less than 30 days ago. Wierdly enough, i ate Saurkraut and had a mild stomach throb.hottness that i used to get with meat. Could there be a correlation? I was eating the saurkraut to try to help ease my constipation.

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on February 07, 2011
at 06:01 AM

About having an allergy to beef. I would bet your alergy would abate if you were to supplement with the Vitamin D3.

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on February 07, 2011
at 01:16 AM

Theresa, you will soon be 140 or less if you can go zero carb and get your consumption to 80 fat, 20 protein. Perserverance and dedication. Write on a sheet of paper and tape it to the fridge...the number 140 so you see it everyday.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on February 06, 2011
at 10:20 PM

20 net carbs. ok, I will attempt this. I need to do better in logging my food on fitday for sure!

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on February 06, 2011
at 09:48 PM

Yes, PB is great for the beginner.

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(373)

on February 06, 2011
at 07:11 PM

I just finished my first workout. I can tell I really worked all my muscles, but I did not hurt myself at all.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on February 06, 2011
at 04:33 PM

I hadnt heard of Slow Burn. I will check in to that. Thanks!

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on February 06, 2011
at 04:33 PM

Thanks, Scott and QOSA. I will get on that.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on February 06, 2011
at 04:33 PM

Dexter, thanks for taking teh time for a nice overview. I I am only at 50 fat and 40 protien and of course being fat since about 23 (now 43) it is of course ingrained in me to NOT EAT FAT. I realized I need more fat and certainly more water. I am constipated daily and the least happy about this. Otherwise I sleep better and feel happier.

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on February 06, 2011
at 04:30 PM

Stefani, Thank you!

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on February 06, 2011
at 03:51 PM

I'd agree. PB is best for a newbie. Plus keep checking Mark's blog. Very sensible, very encouraging and very forgiving.

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on February 06, 2011
at 08:11 AM

You can get @ me @ my blog, on the 'contact' page. :)

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on February 06, 2011
at 08:10 AM

Hi Theresa. My name is Stefani. I keep a blog at www.paleopepper.com. I was a vegetarian, a "healthy" conventional wisdom dieter, a disordered eater, and on a weight roller coaster for several years. If you need a "buddy" to always be with you on your journey--ready both with information and with emotional support--please let me know. I'd be not just happy, but also completely honored, to help. Best, Stefani

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06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

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on February 06, 2011
at 06:16 AM

Congrats on beginning to lose weight on paleo. There are several females on paleohacks that have lost 100 pounds.

Just know that you must fuel yourself with meat and fat rather than with veggies or other neolithic carbs. You have to replace the crap energy you were getting from the carbs with protein and fat. It is not an option.

Many on these boards eat 75% fat, 20% protein, and 5% or less carbs in the form of salads with olive oil and vinegar, yams with butter, a few steams vegs slathered with butter. Breakfast, lots of eggs pan fried in coconut oil or butter with bacon or sausage. I have a microwaved yam twice a week..slathered in butter. Dinner is always either beef, fish, chicken, lamb with green salad...and maybe steamed asparagus or squash with butter.

Your goal is to convert your body over to burning consumed fat and stored fat. Eating paleo does stop the storing of fat because the blood sugar is not spiked and thus there is not much insulin secreted and the fat you eat that is not used for immediate energy consumption passes through you.

One does not have to exercise to lose weight but it seems many find so much energy from eating paleo that they start on a resistance training program...but do not overdue it to the point of exhausting exercise every day.

Carb loader exercisers including cyclists and long distance runners are overexercising their heart muscle and do not give it time to recover and thus are setting up themselves for a coronary heart event later in life. Google Jim Fixx, an author about distance running...died on his front lawn after a morning jog from a massive heart attack. Was it the carb loading he did or was it that he exhausted his heart prematurely and it just got tired and died? What ever it was, chronic cardio in all forms is not good for the body.

You must drink enough water all the time/ Paleo people eat till satiated and do not think to drink water. For your weight of 224...divided that in half...112 and that is the amount of water in ounces you need to drink daily. It may seem like a lot...but it will prevent you from becoming constipated and will flush out any toxins you have built up in your body over the years.

Of course no wheat products, no corn products, no corn oil, no soybean oil, no canola oil, no safflower oil, no sugar, no cookies, cakes, pasta, pizza, beans of any stripe, no rice... There are no essential carbohydrates. We can do just fine on meat and fat alone.

People who supplement with Vit D3 and get their levels up to about 60ng/mL are increasing their resistance to colds, flues, sinus infections. A good brand of D3 is Now Brand 5000IU each gelcap...available from swansonsvitamins.com The carrier is olive oil rather than soybean oil found in many D3 gel caps. I started with 10000IU for three months and now I take 5000IU daily. Have not been sick over three years.

You are going to do just fine. Just know that somewhere on your journey for weight loss, you will stop losing weight for a while as your body is attempting to hang onto every bit of fat energy it has...because you are telling it that there are no carbohydrates around to eat...meaning winter lean times are coming and conservation of energy is what you body wants to do. It will pass as your body becomes more adapted to burning fat for fuel rather than carbs and you will again resume the weight loss.

Keep the nose to the grindstone and do not have cheat meals and these small cheats have a tendency to sabatoge your weight loss. A couple of small cheats a week will stop the weight loss because you tell your body...oh good here comes some carbs so that I can resume storing the energy from the carbs as fat in the body cells.

You can do it, but you need to be disciplined and you need your husband to be on board with your journey.

Protein Power by Drs Eades is a good book. Get it at www.abebooks.com used.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on February 07, 2011
at 01:16 AM

Theresa, you will soon be 140 or less if you can go zero carb and get your consumption to 80 fat, 20 protein. Perserverance and dedication. Write on a sheet of paper and tape it to the fridge...the number 140 so you see it everyday.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on February 07, 2011
at 08:32 PM

Inulin products include artichokes, jeruselam artichokes, jicama, burdock root, pectin, chicory. Chicory and burdock root can be obtained online at Monterey Bay Spice Co. www.herbco.com

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on February 07, 2011
at 08:17 PM

Are you supplementing 10,000IU daily? D3 is known to increase the immune system--and if the immune system is strong, perhaps it decreases allergys. http://www.ei-resource.org/news/allergy-news/vitamin-d-may-offer-powerful-asthma-and-allergy-protection/ Also Dr Art Ayers talks about allergies on his blog. This is a search for "allergy" http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/search/label/allergy He believes that most allergens are related to gut dysbiosis-gut flora not optimal. He has ways of repopulating the gut with good flora...eating inulin products is one.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 07, 2011
at 06:21 PM

Dexter, Why is that and I am supplementing but only started less than 30 days ago. Wierdly enough, i ate Saurkraut and had a mild stomach throb.hottness that i used to get with meat. Could there be a correlation? I was eating the saurkraut to try to help ease my constipation.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 06, 2011
at 04:33 PM

Dexter, thanks for taking teh time for a nice overview. I I am only at 50 fat and 40 protien and of course being fat since about 23 (now 43) it is of course ingrained in me to NOT EAT FAT. I realized I need more fat and certainly more water. I am constipated daily and the least happy about this. Otherwise I sleep better and feel happier.

06d21b99c58283ce575e36c4ecd4a458

(9948)

on February 07, 2011
at 06:01 AM

About having an allergy to beef. I would bet your alergy would abate if you were to supplement with the Vitamin D3.

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on February 06, 2011
at 04:58 AM

Try The Primal Blueprint, Sisson is a very easy and effective entry to the lifestyle. His website is excellent also marksdailyapple.com. There are a lot more supportive people over there, imho. Having the right crowd is a great help.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 06, 2011
at 04:33 PM

Thanks, Scott and QOSA. I will get on that.

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on February 06, 2011
at 09:48 PM

Yes, PB is great for the beginner.

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on February 06, 2011
at 03:51 PM

I'd agree. PB is best for a newbie. Plus keep checking Mark's blog. Very sensible, very encouraging and very forgiving.

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on February 06, 2011
at 09:23 PM

Hi Teresa,

Just a tip for if/when your weight loss slows down: My first few weeks on Paleo I did not lose an ounce, but of course my husband lost 6 pounds that he did not need to lose and is fighting to get it back. I discovered that for me, and for many other females on Paleo, I had to severely restrict my carbs in order to lose. It seemed like I shouldn't have to, after all, I had given up grains and sugar, so I should be losing! After a few weeks of frustration, I finally listened to my brother (King of Paleo) and cut out fruit and nuts. So far I have lost about 7 pounds in the last 3 weeks. The first couple of weeks I did not have much energy, but now I am doing great on less than 20 NET CARBS (carbs minus fiber) per day. Hope this helps if you are experiencing slow weight loss.

Annie

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on February 06, 2011
at 10:20 PM

20 net carbs. ok, I will attempt this. I need to do better in logging my food on fitday for sure!

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on February 06, 2011
at 03:40 PM

I just finished reading The Slowburn Fitness Revolution and it makes a lot of sense to me. http://www.amazon.com/Slow-Burn-Fitness-Revolution-Exercise/dp/0767913868 The idea is to do 90 seconds of slow-moving resistance exercises to failure that will engage all of your muscle fibers. Here's an excerpt. http://www.enotalone.com/article/4605.html Good luck.

1f24d4895246892ef4ee4d79b7f9eeeb

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on February 06, 2011
at 07:11 PM

I just finished my first workout. I can tell I really worked all my muscles, but I did not hurt myself at all.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

(1471)

on February 06, 2011
at 04:33 PM

I hadnt heard of Slow Burn. I will check in to that. Thanks!

1f24d4895246892ef4ee4d79b7f9eeeb

(373)

on March 28, 2011
at 03:13 PM

Following up on my progress with SlowBurn, I have made very good improvement in strength in 7 weeks. Started 2/6/11 and have done a total of 8 workouts. For example, when I started, I could do 3 pushups from my knees and now I can do 6 real pushups from my toes in slomo. For curls, I started with 5 reps with 10 lbs and now I can do 5 reps with 20 lbs. Started with 3 crunches and now I do 22. Very pleased, and no injuries.

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on October 08, 2012
at 01:38 PM

I am a Chef and Nutrition Coach who teaches and practices a Paleo Diet. I buy grass fed meat from JD Beef at Riverside Arts Market on Saturdays. You can also find him online. I offer Organic, Paleo meals delivered twice a week in Jacksonville that are gluten, lactose and soy free. More info here- http://spacuisine.ezchef.net. I also offer Nutrition Coaching.

Millie Barnes 904-520-3448

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on December 01, 2011
at 12:53 PM

Hello people, I didn't want to make a new topic about this.I am looking for a paleo buddy, i want to loose about 7-10 kg, that should be smth like 20 pounds. I am 22 and it would be great to have smb from the same age group.

Iam also intrested in eating it for health, so it would be good if the buddy would be obsessed in these subjects aswell.

I am really having trouble staying on track doing it alone.For example i have basically eaten only chocolate for the last week in large quantities.I can already feel my breasts going weird from all the soy.I need to stop this if i don't want cancer. Need some motivation, to stay in contact for atleast once a week..So if anybody is intrested, let me know!

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on February 06, 2011
at 10:20 PM

I'm a big fan of blogs, my favorite is the whole9 blog. Their whole30 program changed my relationship with food. If there is a seminar near you or within driving distance you should go. They explain nutrition in a very approachable way!

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