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30 Day Paleo Challenge

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Change your life,your health,your fitness. It starts with nutrition. Try the whole 30 program,no BS,no cheating. Press your reset button

 

The Whole30™, Version 5.12

 

We are trying 90 days strict

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all sorts of info here(be sure to read his "Definitive Guides")

 

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/#axzz1i7pbWkXo

 

and here

http://robbwolf.com/

 

and here

http://www.archevore.com/

post #3 of 15

This really works.  Cordain is who I used when I first got started.  Not the book that says For Athletes.  He has a new one as well.

 

Robb Wolf's book - The Paleo Solution is great.  He has pod casts and blog that I listen to regularly.

 

Give it a try and post any questions or issues that come up.  And take a before and after picture!

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Paul,

Just got Cordain's new book for xmas.

 

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I'd like to hear what you think.

 

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Watch and learn Grasshoppers


Edited by loboskis - 1/5/12 at 5:08am
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Stumbled upon this while looking into paleo.  Any encouragement is greatly appreciated!  I have a very hard time sticking to things like this, but I really want to give it a try.  Because I give up so fast i've decided that the best way for myself to be successful is to ease my way in for 30 days(although very close to spot on) and then do a strict 30 days.  Any suggestions?  I want this to be the time I succeed!

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Originally Posted by thechels View Post

Stumbled upon this while looking into paleo.  Any encouragement is greatly appreciated!  I have a very hard time sticking to things like this, but I really want to give it a try.  Because I give up so fast i've decided that the best way for myself to be successful is to ease my way in for 30 days(although very close to spot on) and then do a strict 30 days.  Any suggestions?  I want this to be the time I succeed!



Start by thinking this is a lifestyle not a diet. Food is the bodies fuel. You don't put cheap fuel in your Lear Jet.

Start small,remove the grains(pasta pizza,bread)anything prepackaged.And avoid sugars,its hiding everywhere.

do that  for a month then dive in .It's only 30 days. On the other end you will be changed & it will be normal for you to eat this way.

I just did 90 days strict,including no alcohol. I feel great.Had a couple beers last weekend,all that did was give me a headache.

Good luck,I'll be glad to help you thru this

post #9 of 15

I started Paleo by doing a 60 day challenge.  First thing that I did was to buy Cordain's book.  It was the first edition since it was a while ago - implemented his suggestions and learned what it was all about.

 

Get your shopping list down.  Don't buy non-paleo stuff.  Don't bring it in the house!  Plan your menu.  I go through a lot of limes for salads and drinking water.  Make use of roasting for veggies,  Saute veggies as well (make plenty so there are left overs).  You can use those for breakfast and lunch the next day.    We do three veggies at night!  It's easy.  I grill a lot, almost every day.  We crock-pot chicken for lunch salads.  Make a lunch and bring it to work.

 

Personally, it was easier for me to just go cold turkey.  No bean, no grains and no milk and cheese - simple as that, almost.  I did continue to put milk in my coffee, but then weened off.  I would not put milk or cream in coffee ever now.  I prefer it that way.

 

I had an advantage since I don't drink!  Lost 35 lbs and weight loss was not the goal.

 

Have fun and talk to us as you go.  Good luck!

 

bz

post #10 of 15

I've been mostly Paleo since November.  I'm a serious cyclist, and do "cheat" a bit:  now and then I'll have a piece of toast or some rice or a nice desert.  But those are rare occurances and the exception to the rule.

 

The thing I have the most difficulty with is breakfast.  I've mainly been eating eggs, but would prefer to find something else that's Paleo (and not lunch/dinner).

 

My trainer/cycling coach, who got me on this lifestyle (for athletes), is mainly Paleo as well.  He finds he cannot cut the grains entirely as the training load is too high to eliminate that fast source of carbs for glycogen replacement.  So, I've been "cheating" primarily on the weekend days of my big rides.

 

I've not lost much weight.  I'd like to lose 10-15 pounds, but it's pretty hard when you have 12-14 hours of training a week...

 

Mike

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How could all those "Macrobiotics" have missed this?

 

The important aspects of the two "life styles" are shared.  That is,  refined and junk foods are out!

 

The rest?  well,  that's where choice comes in.  The Paleo seems fine for non vegetarians.

post #12 of 15
Easing your way in likely won't work. Most of the people I see fail usually are not eating enough, and then have terrible binges that revert them to their previous eating habits. The hard part for a lot of people appears to be sugar addiction, and if you can get past that it's usually smooth sailing. For me I had to make sure I had easy sources of food around during challenge periods (I eat mostly Paleo otherwise but don't fret it if I eat some pasta, bread, or ice-cream now and again). Meaning I cooked up chicken on the weekend, or free range/grass fed beef or steak, and then just heated it up when I was hungry.
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The thing I have the most difficulty with is breakfast.  I've mainly been eating eggs, but would prefer to find something else that's Paleo (and not lunch/dinner).

 

My trainer/cycling coach, who got me on this lifestyle (for athletes), is mainly Paleo as well.  He finds he cannot cut the grains entirely as the training load is too high to eliminate that fast source of carbs for glycogen replacement.  So, I've been "cheating" primarily on the weekend days of my big rides.

 

 

Mike



2 tbl.almond butter

1 egg

1 banana

a little cinnamon& some blueberries

makes a pretty good pancake

 

If your needing to replace glycogen eat a sweet potato

 


Edited by loboskis - 4/7/12 at 3:39am
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I thought I had already posted this, but smoked salmon is great for breakfast.  I often eat one egg with egg whites added to it (lots).  I mix that into sauteed veggie such as onion and carrots or onions and broccoli - a huge amount.

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Smoked salmon for breakfast totally triggers my Eggs Benedict and prosecco + OJ addiction.     

 

Aaaaargh.    *random slurpy chewing noises*

 

At least  it's a  /tasty/  paleo-fail.      th_dunno-1[1].gif

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