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Ann72
04-18-2012, 03:22 PM
Hi there,

I followed the paleo diet for about 5 months last year and saw fantastic results. As often happens, I got off plan right around the holiday time last year. I really want to get back on track with this plan. I believe that it is truly the best way to eat. I'm looking for a buddy who may also be just starting off on a paleo/primal journey. Any takers?

Ann


Jordana531
05-08-2012, 12:08 AM
Hey Ann!

I just started Paleo about two weeks ago and have lost 5 pounds so far! I wouldn't mind having a buddy :-)

Jordana

fozentusic
05-11-2012, 11:10 PM
Hi! I used to follow South Beach Diet and the SBD forum here is super active. It seems like the Paleo among us are definitely not as vocal. There are some other forums you could check out too, but let's get some Paleo chat and buddies going here!


Eruanna
05-12-2012, 03:27 AM
I'm starting a 6-week 'Primal Challenge' on Monday. Would love to share some tips and recipes

I've started changing to a primal diet recently and I love it, but the next 6 weeks will be strict

crazygurl61
05-12-2012, 11:16 AM
Hi I'm following Primal 80% of the time, 20% with dairy and other splurges-no grains

pgun3
05-13-2012, 07:07 PM
I would like to join in on this! I am reading up on paleo and I am very slowly trying to get into this way of eating.

Eruanna
05-14-2012, 05:08 AM
Have just done my first day of full primal! Have a bit of sugar craving, but I think it's more habit than really needing the sugar. So far so good

meltaway
05-17-2012, 02:11 AM
Does anyone have any links/references to a daily paleo diet plan?? I've been really interested for ages but can't get an idea of what the daily eating habits should be like.

pgun3
05-17-2012, 06:57 AM
Does anyone have any links/references to a daily paleo diet plan?? I've been really interested for ages but can't get an idea of what the daily eating habits should be like.

I tried to post several links for you but as I do not have 25 posts I am not allowed and because I don't have 10 posts I couldn't send you a private message either. Kind of rediculous if you ask me. Sorry

meltaway
05-17-2012, 02:04 PM
Aww. Thanks for trying though. :-/

delheidia50
05-18-2012, 02:35 AM
:carrot:
I have not long started on the Paleo Diet, but from the results I have seen so far I am not going to stop any time soon.
Having a "sweet tooth" I found it a little difficult at first, but then I found that I was really wanting to eat fruit. Probably a natural body reaction to wanting sugars.

I got most of my information from one site - yourpaleodietplace.com - it seems to have all you need to get going.

Eruanna
05-18-2012, 03:09 PM
Does anyone have any links/references to a daily paleo diet plan?? I've been really interested for ages but can't get an idea of what the daily eating habits should be like.

I'm not sure of a Paelo link, but for primal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/ is my fav site :)

Eruanna
05-18-2012, 03:11 PM
I've only been on the diet for 5 days now but I'm loving the results. I've always had problems with eating bread etc (like all my family on one side) but I feel so much better for not having any wheat at all. And the bloat in my stomach has subsided.

And what I love the best - it's really not as hard as I thought.

Chellson
05-27-2012, 09:45 AM
I'm slowly weaning myself off processed foods, hoping to start strict paleo in two weeks or so.

emilyk
05-29-2012, 12:30 AM
I'm also just easing into this. I've given up grains this last week (though I'll probably have sushi rice every once in awhile. I can't give up my sushi entirely).
I have a question that might seem dumb though - how is primal/Paleo different from Atkins (which I never did and don't know much about, but had friends who did and they ate tons of meat, veggies and fats).

veggiegirl123
05-29-2012, 08:21 PM
I ate primal/paleo for a few months last year and I lost weight quickly on it. Then I went in the opposite direction and became a vegetarian and gained a lot of weight over the winter months. I'm toying with the idea of going back to primal eating but really don't want to give up being a vegetarian. I wonder if there's a way to do both? Or at least a very restricted meat eating primal eater? I need to look into this some more.

emilyk
05-30-2012, 01:50 AM
I ate primal/paleo for a few months last year and I lost weight quickly on it. Then I went in the opposite direction and became a vegetarian and gained a lot of weight over the winter months. I'm toying with the idea of going back to primal eating but really don't want to give up being a vegetarian. I wonder if there's a way to do both? Or at least a very restricted meat eating primal eater? I need to look into this some more.

What about being a pescatarian? That would be very healthy. I think you'll have a hard time doing primal as a vegetarian. Not saying it can't be done, but it would be hard.

veggiegirl123
05-30-2012, 08:49 AM
What about being a pescatarian? That would be very healthy. I think you'll have a hard time doing primal as a vegetarian. Not saying it can't be done, but it would be hard.

Giving up fish has actually been the hardest thing about being a vegetarian for me. Becoming a pescatarian may be a compromise between the two plans. I became a vegetarian after reading The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and also reading some of Dr. Ornish's books. I have a family tree full of cancers, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure etc. At first glance becoming a vegetarian made good health sense to me. However, at the rate I've gained weight since becoming a vegetarian it's definitely not healthy ugh! I started working on my weight loss last week and have lost 4lbs counting calories, but looking over my food choices the past week I haven't been eating very healthy. Long term it's just not sustainable to live off of Slim Fast lol.

ImOverIt
06-14-2012, 05:48 PM
I'm also just easing into this. I've given up grains this last week (though I'll probably have sushi rice every once in awhile. I can't give up my sushi entirely).
I have a question that might seem dumb though - how is primal/Paleo different from Atkins (which I never did and don't know much about, but had friends who did and they ate tons of meat, veggies and fats).

Not a dumb question at all - the main difference is that Paleo/Primal focuses mostly on the quality of meat/eggs/veggies eaten as opposed to a free-for-all kind of approach. Paleo is strict no grain, no dairy (especially if you have known allergies/sensitivities but some folks still have a little yogurt or so), no processed foods, no salt, no sugar and limited starch (the occassional sweet potato or carrot is fine). The focus too is on grass-fed, quality meats and veggies. All organic, all natural (not grain fed beef or gmo chicken, etc).

I'm on day 4 and I like it. I have definitely had some sugar cravings and today I am feeling the "die off" effect of candida (as I am also following a candida-focused version of the diet for health). I am committed to 30 days to see how it goes!

Good luck all!!:carrot:

beStrong13
01-06-2013, 11:19 AM
Hi gals,
I'm new and looking for a buddy. Any takers?

cassrose
01-12-2013, 10:07 PM
Hi Bestrong,

I am seriously thinking about changing my lifestyle and starting the paleo diet. I am currently on the South Beach diet and have made it just over a week now with no grains and limited sugar (sneaked a biscuit).

I don't really need to lose a lot of weight but I have always eaten very badly and have low energy, bad skin and am prone to depression.

When are you thinking of starting?