PALEO

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dustin p.
Joined: 6/24/2013

I did the 2014 cleanse a couple weeks ago and have continued to blast for the majority of the day and have a lean protein for dinner. I have never looked into the Paleo Diet until today, and it looks like the Nutribullet ideals and Paleo Diet are very similar to each other. Or I should say that the Paleo Diet would be much easier to consume and plan with a Nutribullet. I think I am going to try to stay with all natural and no processed food for as long as I can and see how it helps with my weight loss plan. Hopefully it will turn into a lifestyle change and away from a diet plan. Any comments on Paleo? Good/Bad/Neutral?

Going all natural and mostly plant based is the key for great health along with exercise. I personally think the Paleo diet is to meat heavy. I also think whole grains like buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth are fine in limited quantities. If you are just getting started you might want to read this post it may be of some help.http://www.nutriliving.com/forums/topics/if-you-are-new-nutribullet-and-need-lose-weight Please let us know how you are doing. Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.
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I did the 2014 cleanse a couple weeks ago and have continued to blast for the majority of the day and have a lean protein for dinner. I have never looked into the Paleo Diet until today, and it looks like the Nutribullet ideals and Paleo Diet are very similar to each other. Or I should say that the Paleo Diet would be much easier to consume and plan with a Nutribullet. I think I am going to try to stay with all natural and no processed food for as long as I can and see how it helps with my weight loss plan. Hopefully it will turn into a lifestyle change and away from a diet plan. Any comments on Paleo? Good/Bad/Neutral?

I've been considering Paleo myself. In January, I decided to cut out grains and all processed foods. I had cheese maybe a handful of times though. I lost 26 pounds as of this morning. Being a man, you could possibly lose more. I was looking at the Whole30 challenge and will most likely try it. I didn't think I could give up bread or pasta but I can honestly say I don't really miss it. I can't give up meat though. I am more veggie than meat but I know that giving it up completely will just be setting me up for failure. At the end of January, I tested out my grain sensitivity theory. I ate bread and whole wheat pasta for 4 days. My fatigue came back and my sinuses were clogged again. I also didn't lose a single pound for a week after stopping the grains. Finally, I started losing again at my usual rate of 1 pound every 1-2 days. I think Paleo is good fit for me. If you try it and it works, and you can see yourself eating this way for a lifetime, then it's good for you. Good luck!
Nikon Girl: I have been dabbling in PALEO which is like saying I only smoke two cigs a day. That said, I am interested in modifying my diet along the PALEO lines. How many times a day do you blast? I feel like I could almost live on my blasts, maybe two a day with a protein like poultry or fish. HOwever, at this time I am blasting in the a.m. and eating a salad for lunch. Then I have a PALEO-ish dinner. It seems like too much food for me. Again, what do you eat each day...if you don't mind me asking. Thanks, BE
Nikon Girl: I have been dabbling in PALEO which is like saying I only smoke two cigs a day. That said, I am interested in modifying my diet along the PALEO lines. How many times a day do you blast? I feel like I could almost live on my blasts, maybe two a day with a protein like poultry or fish. HOwever, at this time I am blasting in the a.m. and eating a salad for lunch. Then I have a PALEO-ish dinner. It seems like too much food for me. Again, what do you eat each day...if you don't mind me asking. Thanks, BE
BE wrote: Nikon Girl: I have been dabbling in PALEO which is like saying I only smoke two cigs a day. That said, I am interested in modifying my diet along the PALEO lines. How many times a day do you blast? I feel like I could almost live on my blasts, maybe two a day with a protein like poultry or fish. HOwever, at this time I am blasting in the a.m. and eating a salad for lunch. Then I have a PALEO-ish dinner. It seems like too much food for me. Again, what do you eat each day...if you don't mind me asking. Thanks, BE
Lol@cigs. Ask away! I cook for everyone so I make a huge batch of blast in the morning and whip up eggs/egg whites. Lunch will be another blast with some teriaki chicken or tofu. Or if I don't feel like a blast then I will have an apple and a little meat like salmon, chicken, turkey, etc. I also snack on deli meat sometimes if Im not too hungry. If I didn't make a blast for lunch, I make one for dinner then pair it with a protein. There is more to eat than I thought. I was apprehensive because I have the pickiest kids (plus I didn't think I would eat much). They love turkey burgers and I thought they'd be upset having to give them up but it was their idea to eat them without the bun so they just cut them up like a it was a steak and eat away. If I get peckish between meals, I'll eat and apple, orange or whatever. If it seems like too much food to you, it probably is. I am not as hungry as I used to be during the day so if you don't feel like eating, don't. My blasts are mason jar size (32oz). Just pay attention to how you feel. I used to use the large dinner plates but now we use the small ones. I exercise 4-6 days a week and never feel faint or tired so I must be eating what I need. The glutens are a big one for me. Don't want to even go near them anytime soon. I still have cheese once a week though. We do a pizza night once a week with a gluten free crust and I do go heavy on the mozzarella. So far no side affects from the GF crusts. Besides, Paleo does say I can have 3 free meals a week ;) A note about meats- I am very picky. I turn my nose up at farm raised salmon and for good reason. All the eggs and egg whites we buy are organic and of course grass fed beef, organic chicken etc. I can't get all my fruits and veggies organic but I get as much as I can. Let me know if you have any more questions and good luck!
This is an interesting thread as I follow Metabolic Typing which for me is similar to Paleo as I'm a protein type. Recently I've also had to change to gluten free for my thyroid and it was also suggested to go dairy free. I do have cheese about once per week but otherwise I'm doing okay without other dairy. I'm going back to working with the RD that got me started with metabolic typing as I did really well and then thought I could continue on my own but now need some assistance to get back on track. In reality, the best plan is the plan that works for each individual and is something you can adopt as a lifestyle change as it needs to be "for ever". Good luck to all.