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[Question] Fallen down the same pitfall twice, advice needed (How to improve my discipline?)

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Hello all. To fully ask the question I desperately need answers to, I should give you all some background on why I’m doing paleo and how for whole long I’ve done it.

Firstly, I have moderate acne, seborrheic dermatitis and some mild digestive issues, mainly constant grumbling and a little gas. As a university student, in my first year of university I ate nothing but junk and would drink excessively. I developed the dermatitis then, and the digestive issues shortly after that. For a month during september, I ate nothing but white meat, broccoli and cauliflower. I don;t know how I was able to keep it that extreme for a month, but I did, and I saw my dermatitis almost vanish, and my acne got a tiny bit better. My digestion was farty, but in a good way I think, because of all the fibre.

However, this strange phenomenon happens to me when I eat healthily for long enough. Because my mood lifts from all the good food, and my skin is not as bad as when I’m eating poorly, my mind goes: “hey, your skin isn’t really so bad is it? And my mood’s so good now too! I’m sure I could be happy just eating what I want!”. And then, I wake up with a rash and a bloated stomach after cheating the next day.

The first time this happened, I was like, well damn, at least I know that for next time. So I started again around the 10th of October, this time just doing paleo, a little less restrictive, but still completely changing everything I eat. This time, it took less than two weeks for things to clear and my mood to lift, but guess what. Yesterday me thought that I KNOW BEST, I KNOW WE CAN EAT PROCESSED JUNK AGAIN!

And so I’m here again, wondering if any of you have quit the diet a certain way in because a mood lift and improvement in symptoms makes you think that you don’t need it anymore. Are there any steps I can take to make sure this doesn’t happen again? Sometimes the pressures of social eating just really get to me, and my brain convinces me over a long period of time that I’m missing out by not eating these foods 🙁

I’m sorry if this is too lengthy for you all, but I just really need to get my feelings out to people that I hope will understand me. I feel like such a failure that this has happened two times now. I know eating paleo makes me feel better in the long run. I’m going to throw out all the bread and treats that I bought yesterday and start anew again.

TL;DR. Paleo improved my mood, skin and digestion to the point where I have TWICE thought I didn’t need to eat that way anymore, only to discover a new skin flare up and wake up with bloating and ample guilt. What can I do to avoid this?

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[Question] Fallen down the same pitfall twice, advice needed (How to improve my discipline?)

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Hello all. To fully ask the question I desperately need answers to, I should give you all some background on why I’m doing paleo and how for whole long I’ve done it.

Firstly, I have moderate acne, seborrheic dermatitis and some mild digestive issues, mainly constant grumbling and a little gas. As a university student, in my first year of university I ate nothing but junk and would drink excessively. I developed the dermatitis then, and the digestive issues shortly after that. For a month during september, I ate nothing but white meat, broccoli and cauliflower. I don;t know how I was able to keep it that extreme for a month, but I did, and I saw my dermatitis almost vanish, and my acne got a tiny bit better. My digestion was farty, but in a good way I think, because of all the fibre.

However, this strange phenomenon happens to me when I eat healthily for long enough. Because my mood lifts from all the good food, and my skin is not as bad as when I’m eating poorly, my mind goes: “hey, your skin isn’t really so bad is it? And my mood’s so good now too! I’m sure I could be happy just eating what I want!”. And then, I wake up with a rash and a bloated stomach after cheating the next day.

The first time this happened, I was like, well damn, at least I know that for next time. So I started again around the 10th of October, this time just doing paleo, a little less restrictive, but still completely changing everything I eat. This time, it took less than two weeks for things to clear and my mood to lift, but guess what. Yesterday me thought that I KNOW BEST, I KNOW WE CAN EAT PROCESSED JUNK AGAIN!

And so I’m here again, wondering if any of you have quit the diet a certain way in because a mood lift and improvement in symptoms makes you think that you don’t need it anymore. Are there any steps I can take to make sure this doesn’t happen again? Sometimes the pressures of social eating just really get to me, and my brain convinces me over a long period of time that I’m missing out by not eating these foods 🙁

I’m sorry if this is too lengthy for you all, but I just really need to get my feelings out to people that I hope will understand me. I feel like such a failure that this has happened two times now. I know eating paleo makes me feel better in the long run. I’m going to throw out all the bread and treats that I bought yesterday and start anew again.

TL;DR. Paleo improved my mood, skin and digestion to the point where I have TWICE thought I didn’t need to eat that way anymore, only to discover a new skin flare up and wake up with bloating and ample guilt. What can I do to avoid this?

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Top Rated Low-Carb Cookbooks

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Top Rated Low-Carb Cookbooks

Top Rated Low-Carb Cookbooks

Finding the right low-carb meals can be easy, if you have social media of some kind. The real issue comes in with the time it takes to search social media and find the right recipes for you and your budget. One way you can avoid this is by going the old-fashioned route and grabbing a cookbook. The problem here lies within finding the right cookbook for your needs. Here are a few of the top rated low-carb cookbooks that you can find online and in Kindle form.

Paleo Low-Carb

If you are trying to stick to a paleo diet, but are taking it a low-carb route, then you may like the top rated Nom Nom Paleo cookbook. There are two of the Nom Nom Paleo website cookbooks that are available. One is the original cookbook that does contain some carb based recipes while the other contains over 150 recipes with very few carb based ingredients. These are available online and can be purchased for most e-readers including Kindle. The 150 recipe option focuses more on pre-made meals and meal prep as well as meal planning options.


Complete Ketogenic

The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners is one of the top bestselling ketogenic cookbooks. This cookbook covers everything from breakfast to snacks and gives you several cooking options as well. The book is available on Kindle and can be purchased online. This book is primarily designed with the ideal of rapid weight loss and keeping that weight off in mind. If you are going to a low-carb option with the largest focus being your weight loss goals, then this is the book for you. Though it can go hand in hand with other books, this one could be your primary resource for ketogenic cooking.


Bacon and Butter

Okay, bacon and butter doesn’t sound like a cookbook name, but it is. This is the go to cookbook for many people and has a wide variety of cooking options. This cookbook is honestly for someone that wants to switch up their diet and do something a bit out of the ordinary. The recipes are easy to follow and ideal for beginners that may feel like they are eating the same thing everyday or hitting a rut in their diet plan.

These cookbooks range in ideas from breakfast to snacks and desserts. The best tip regarding these cookbooks is to grab as many of them as you can and pick and choose recipes from each one to create your weekly meal plans and stick to your low-carb meal and diet routine.

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[Question] No appetite and very little weight loss after a month on paleo… any suggestions?

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Hello all,

When I was in high school, my family ate paleo, and my parents lost a ton of weight on it. I didn’t notice too much of a change, but I had a lot of other stuff going on, and was already pretty active (high level dance classes for multiple hours most nights, etc.), so I just assumed I was continuing to be healthy. However, eight years later, and I have decided to go back to eating paleo after being unable to in college due to dining hall options, and having gained weight from college and some medications (which I am no longer on).

I started on Ash Wednesday (it’s for Lent, but I plan on sticking to it after Easter as well), and now after a month of strict paleo, I feel awful. I broke out in a horrible full-body rash the second week, assumed it was because of food allergies (I have oral allergy syndrome, a severe almond allergy, and I’m celiac), and tried to avoid whatever the potential trigger foods were. However, midway through that second week I completely lost my appetite, and I haven’t regained it. It’s to the point where the sight, smell, or idea of food makes me nauseous, and no matter what I try to eat I struggle to keep it down. I’m drinking plenty of water every day, but can’t eat more than a handful of cashews or a small piece of chicken in a day. I’ve been drinking coconut milk to try and keep the fat intake up, but even that makes me feel sick after more than one glass in a day.

On top of all of that, I have a horrible taste in my mouth, and I seem to be burning easily in the sun, which wasn’t really the case before. My father was always so pleased at how much more sun he could tolerate when eating paleo, being someone who burned easily, so I was shocked at this. I’ve also only lost 6 pounds this month, which is the standard amount my weight usually fluctuates over the course of a month. Finally, I’ve noticed that I’m experiencing more depressive dips than I have in a while, even though so many people rave about the positive effects of paleo on mental health.

I’ve been adhering to the paleo diet entirely, or as much as I can without being able to eat much. The closest I’ve come to a “cheat” food was a piece of 70% dark chocolate, in an attempt to get my stomach to accept food, but other than that one instance I’ve been trying to eat eggs, nuts, fish, chicken, beef, bananas, grapefruit, and all of the vegetables I’m not allergic to. I made paleo animal crackers with coconut flour, a bit of honey, cinnamon, and eggs, and even those I’ve been struggling to eat. Again, I’m really only eating at max the equivalent of a cup of food a day, always something that is paleo, and I am drinking tons of water. My caloric intake is obviously very low, and although my energy levels are usually pretty good during the day, after 5:30 they tend to drop to the point where I’m taking multiple naps before just going to bed at 10 PM. I don’t hit the gym regularly, but there’s a lot of walking involved with my job, so I know I’m getting a few miles in every day, as well as a ton of stairs. I do take a Vitamin D supplement every morning, as well as a multivitamin, so I’m sure that’s helping me some, but I would like my nutrients to come from food I’m able to eat!

Does anyone have any suggestions to get some of my appetite back? I know that calorie reduction can help with weight loss, but I’m sure that under 300 calories a day for almost a month is just not good. Also, any ideas on what could be causing the horrible taste in my mouth? (I’m a 23 year old female)

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[Question] Strict diet gaining weight

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Hi guys I’m a little stuck and was hoping to get some input from my fellow redditors. I’ll start with my question, then give a brief history of my nutrition successes/failures.

I just finished a Whole30 and my issue is that I can’t lose weight. A few stats:

35 M 6’2"

SW: 226 (this is the day I started Whole30)

CW: 228

Starting body comp (bodpod): 26% body fat (58 pound fat, 167 pound lean)

I think I’m reasonably strong and have a decent amount of lean mass, just can’t seem to lose fat.

1RM:

Back Squat: 405 lb

Flat Bench: 300 lb

Deadlift: 500 lb

I currently crossfit 3 days a week and run 3-5 miles 1-2 times per week.

Some brief history:

I switched to a paleo way of eating about 7 years ago and lost about 15 pounds over about 2 months. At that point I was pretty lean (I’d estimate about 10-15% body fat), weighing around 190-200 lbs. I was very happy with my physique, energy, and strength. I was slightly less strong than I am now, but not markedly so. I slowly regained weight over the next 5 or so years up to where I am now. I normally stick to a mostly paleo way of eating with a focus on meat and fat as my main calorie sources. I never had to count calories to lose weight initially. I do enjoy wine and craft beer and I figured this was the main source of my extra calories and weight gain. However, over the last 3 months I have severely limited alcohol from averaging 20 or so drinks a week now to about 5-10. Over the last 30 days I consumed no alcohol (doing a strict whole30) and still didn’t lose any weight. To be honest the whole 30 was pretty much how I eat anyway minus the etoh. Just to cut out the obvious stuff I am not making gluten free crackers, nut butters, or fruit the focus of my whole 30 diet. I’m mostly eating meat and vegetables with some squash and sweet potatoes on workout days. Quite frustrating.

Is this just me getting old? Any tips on where to go from here? I know that if I do a calorie restricted diet I can lose weight in the short term but I’m looking for something I can stick to for the rest of my life. I plan to get another bod pod done in November to see if my ratios have changed at all.

Thanks for reading.

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Wife is 3 months Paleo and has weight gain/no energy, I need diet advice for her.

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I’m asking this for my fiance, she has been doing a semi-strict paleo diet for a bit over 3 months and at first (like the first month) but she has put on about 15 pounds around her stomach and I’m kind of worried about her, she also takes a lot of naps and sweats at night so we barely get intimate anymore. She does really well until the mid afternoon generally but then she just crashes and I barely even see her the rest of the day.

I’m an 8 year strict vegan personally but I respect her choices and know that it isn’t for her and am mainly just wondering how we can adjust what she eats to fix this, she eats a lot of steak, ribs, bacon, potatoes, etc mostly normal stuff but she does cheat once a week and eats dairy but other than that she follows the rules pretty much. She heavily dislikes fish but likes chicken and is meh towards turkey. She doesn’t care much for vegetables but eats broccoli when I make it for her. She does have some health issues and is diabetic and early signs of heart disease as she was about 250lb’s when we met but I forced her to excersize with me a few times a week and quit fast food and she managed to get down to 190 over the last year when she first went paleo but is now up to 205. I didn’t fall in love with her over looks btw, we fell in love because we could talk for hours and had similar interests and it just happened lol.

I love her a ton and I want to marry and grow old with her but she always says she is tired and I’ve caught her drinking soda pop on multiple occasions recently and she says she does it for the caffeine… I heard sweet potatoes are paleo and I like them as well so I cook them for her but she says she doesn’t like them and only ate 3 bites so I’m back to square one. She will eat half a cup of broccoli if I add butter to hers but if I don’t she hates it. I’ve tried getting her to help me cook but she hates cooking and has always preferred frozen dinners as well as fast food and ordering pizza but I told her I won’t allow anything like that in the house and I knew she hates veggies and would never go vegan so she said she’d go paleo if I cooked everything which is fine.

It’s getting to where I don’t think she has her heart into being healthy despite me trying my best to make it easy for her, so if anyone has some paleo recipes that she would like the taste of please help me, I’m literally begging you all honestly! I literally just made a profile on her to ask this and despite how much I love and care about her I have limits which hurts to say but it’s true.

Thank you all for reading!

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[Other] Looking for advice/ suggestions/ inspiration/ and success stories from anyone who has beaten inflammatory illnesses, IBS, GORD, bloat, weight gain, etc with Paleo diet (+/- supplements). Cracked it! Thanks everyone :-)

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As the headline suggests, I’ve cracked it with western medicine and the normal western diet. There’s something horribly wrong with how we live, how we eat, how we exercise.

I used to be a tiny stick of a person, some weight I gained was good weight, but since then I’ve gained 20kg in the last 4-6 years (it’s yo-yo’d a bit) and am now a solid 15-20kg over my goal healthy weight, with a lot of fat around my tummy and thighs. I am constantly bloated so bad I look 9 months pregnant and sometimes get congratulated by strangers on my pregnancy/ upcoming baby. I’m. Not. Pregnant.

Over the years I’ve had numerous blood test, CT scans, colonoscopy, gastroscopy x2, ultrasounds. I’ve seen various specialists, costing me hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Not ever has anyone found anything wrong except inflammation- I’ve now been diagnosed with gastritis and reflux, recurrent sinusitis, recurrent cystitis, IBS, PCOS. Aka, lots of inflammation. But no cause of it- no immune problems, nothing. Blood tests all normal. I’ve been tried on various medications over the years- antibiotics (many times), birth control, ibs meds, anti-histamines (yet I’m not allergic to anything??), cortico-steroids, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, medications for acid-reflux/ proton pump inhibitors). None of them have completely resolved the symptoms, it’s only gotten worse and worse and worse.

I went to a new GP wanting help with the above and walked away with THREE referrals (to doctors working in specialities that I’ve already been through), more tests (that I’ve already done many times) and TWO new suggestions for MORE MEDICATIONS (which I refused).

This Is INSANITY

I am young. I’m in the prime of my life. There is nothing actually wrong with me, every test is normal except they show inflammation of unknown cause. I’m not lactose or glucose intolerant, yet I’ve tried restricting both to no success, I’ve tried low-FODMAP, I’ve tried low-carb. I’m on FIVE regular medications (including a low-dose antibiotic that I’ve been on for months) plus have to regularly use other medications to treat symptoms that arise. I have had a congested and blocked nose for years despite surgery.

This Is Not Right

What the HELL is this? How can any doctor or any sane person think this is normal for a young, healthy, woman?

I’ve CRACKED IT. I want CHANGE. I want to be WELL. I want a flat belly, not a giant baby belly. I want to breathe through my nose.

This is madness!

So I’m going paleo, starting tomorrow. No “weaning into it”. Grains, dairy, legumes- they’re all out.

I’m also going to try a high-quality probiotic, probably a HCL supplement. I’m hoping to see a naturopath very soon and am prepared to pay the cost- I just want to be WELL again.

I’m posting because I’m desperate, frustrated, scared, alone, and I don’t know anyone who has symptoms like mine, or who has found wellness with paleo, or seen improvement. I don’t even know anyone who eats paleo. I’ve tried telling people I want to try paleo and they start going on about how it’s “complete nonsense” and “we’ve evolved to eat grains now”, and “cavemen mostly starved and died at the age of 30 so it’s hardly a good lifestyle choice” and “you can’t just cut out entire food groups and expect to get better, you’ll miss out on important nutrition”.

It’s bumming me out. My partner is supportive but sceptical, he’s seen me try low-carb and low-fodmap, neither of which helped (in-fact on low-carb I kept crying cos I was so damn hungry no matter how much I ate).

So I just wanted some support, some words of encouragement and advice, and most desperately of all: success stories.

Please, if you’ve had a chronic illness/ annoying symptoms and paleo helped or eliminated those problems please let me know, I’d love to hear about it!

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[Discussion] Orthorexia and Primal Lifestyle

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I have a history of eating disorders. Currently, I’m struggling with orthorexia… and I can’t tell if the Primal lifestyle is making it worse or better. Honestly, I just want to feel good and energized… I really don’t give a shit about how I look. I just want to be healthy and fit. I want to optimize my health so I can be the best that I can be. I work on ski patrol through the winter, so my days are long, strenuous, and cold… And food is a real problem. I’ve tried therapy, doesn’t work for me – So I turn to reddit for help.

Basically, I don’t eat enough. Tracking my calories, I’m only getting 1,600-1,800kcals a day – there’s no way that’s enough, especially considering my day to day expenditures. As a result, I binge. It’s been worse in the past, but it happens on a weekly basis now. I fixate on meal time – three meals a day, spaced 4-5 hours apart, within a 10-12 hour eating window. Every time I break from this schedule, I binge. Or I feel like I somehow failed or broke from my high fat, low carb, no processed lifestyle.

I eat basically the same things every day and I’m growing more and more anxious about breaking from that list of “approved” or “clean” foods. I’m hungry often, but only when I’m not busy or distracted – when I’m alone, I binge. When I’m busy, I don’t. And honestly, I don’t feel hungry when I’m busy, so obviously there’s an emotional factor at play that just adds fuel to the fire. I should also add that I have no problems with gluten or grain or dairy – my very recent ancestors hail from northwestern Europe and Great Britain, and grain was a major part of their lifestyle. But after researching the subject, I feel that the evidence against grain is pretty substantial, making it worth the cut. I often crave pizza and bread and cookies. Even so, I have not broken from the no-grain rule I’ve set for myself, even in binges. Binges usually consist of nuts, nut butters, dark chocolate, full fat cheese, mayo, and salami – and even looking at my binges, I’m only totaling out calorie-wise at 3,000-4,000kcals for the day, which is much closer to what I need for what I’m doing in my day. Logically, my binges are probably the only thing keeping me fueled. But the emotional impacts of stuffing 2,500+kcals in my face at once and waking up bloated and uncomfortable make it unsustainable.

I know that the answer is eating more and being more diverse in my food choices – but for whatever reason, I’m fixated on the idea that breaking from high fat, low carb, no processed food even once is going to fuck over my health overall. Has anyone dealt with a similar issue…? And does anyone have any ideas for how to deal with this? Basic steps? I feel like I’m on the verge of breaking through, because I understand what is happening to me. And I understand what the fix is. But I have no idea how to get there. Any comments or advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks, and sorry for the diatribe.

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[Discussion] A good 14-day Paleo Meal Plan to follow?

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I’m new to Paleo though I’ve read about it a bit from various websites. From the different recipes I’ve seen. I wanted to create my own and get some criticism from you guys if this 2 week plan would be a good outline to follow. All criticism is welcomed.

Sample Paleo Diet

Day 1

Breakfast 2-3 Poached Eggs Sauteed Spinach in Gee or Organic butter with fresh blueberries sprinkled on top

Lunch

Avocado Tuna Sandwich Instead of mayo, you use Avocado, cilantro, spray some lime juice and mix it in with the Tuna (I don’t like tomato nor onions) and place it on paleo bread and serve with oven roasted kale chips drizzled with olive oil and sea salt

Dinner

Beef, Carrot, Broccolli, peapod, water chestnut, and bean sprout stir fry mixed with coconut amino soysauce on top of a bed of cauliflower rice

Day 2

Breakfast

2 Chicken Sausages (like Bratwurst Size) with Sauteed Spinach or Arugula accompanied with Turnip Hash Browns

Lunch

4x Collard Green wraps with cold turkey breast, paleo honey mustard, spinach, and alfalfa sprouts served with side of carrots

Dinner

Butternut Squash Noodles cooked in olive oil and mixed with pesto sauce served with grilled chicken also cooked in olive oil with herbs and spices

Day 3

Breakfast

Egg and Cheese Organic Pork Chorizo sprinkled with Jalapenos with Sweet Potatoe Hash which contains Shredded Sweet Potatoes with sliced Green and Red Pepper

Lunch

Zuccini Meatball Sandwich, Zuccini split in half then you put Meatballs in Tomatoe sauce in them, served with Homemade Sliced Potatoes cooked in Gee

Dinner

Grilled Steak with side of Asparagus and Root Mash (i.e. my take on Swedish Rotmos; it has Rutabaga, Carrots, Parsnips, Potatoes, and Turnips)

Day 4

Breakfast

Spinach and Egg Omelette with Turnip Hashbrowns and 2 Chicken Sausages

Lunch

Turkey, Arugula, Avocado Butter (Mix of Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime mushed together into buttery like substance for sandwiches) and Bean Sprout Sandwich on Almond Paleo Bread. With Paleo Potatoe Chips

Dinner

5x Paleo Tacos made with Cassava Flour, with Barbacoa, Cilantro, served with a Green Tomatillo Sauce with some Jalapeno Spice added to it.

Day 5

Breakfast

Egg, Spinach, Kale, and Turkey Sausage Casserole

Lunch

Paleo Almond Wrap with Grilled Chicken, Leftover Green Tomatillo Sauce from Day 4, Turkey Bacon, Cauliflower Rice, with Avocado inside.

Dinner

Salmon Fillet with Steamed Broccolli, Carrots, and Zuccini served alongside Cauliflower Rice

Day 6

Breakfast

Paleo Porridge with Flax Meal and Almond Meal with Coconut Milk, add Blueberries, Strawberries, and Blackberries.

Lunch

Almond Bread Sandwich with Sliced Turkey, Honey Mustard, Bacon, and Spinach served with Sweet Potatoe Chips

Dinner

Beef with Red Curry over Cauliflower Rice

Day 7

Breakfast

Paleo Cereal, like Bear Naked with Almond Milk

Lunch

Almond Paleo wrap with Chicken Breast, Arugula, Basil Pesto, and Baby Spinach

Dinner

Beef Pot Roast with Carrots, Celery, Small Red Potatoes, with Red Whine added to produce the juice on the tender loin

Day 8

Breakfast

Paleo Porridge with Flax Meal and Almond Meal with Coconut Milk, add Bananas, Walnuts, and Almonds

Lunch

Corned Beef sandwich with Almond Bread, Sauerkraut, and Mustard with Paleo Potatoe Chips

Dinner

Venizon Steak with Sauteed Spinach and Fresh Blueberries added on top with roasted cubed butternut squash

Day 9 Breakfast

Paleo Cereal i.e. Bear Nakd with Almond Milk

Lunch

5x Cassava Tortilla Tacos with Shredded Pork i.e. carnitas that was kept overnight with Natural Orange Juice to soften the meat, with Cilantro, Drizzle Lime Juice over it and with Avocado in it. With Homeade Red Chilli Sauce

Dinner

Beef Burrito with Cauliflower Rice, Hummus, and Spinach

Day 10

Breakfast

3x Egg, Chickensausage, and Kale Soufflets

Lunch

Chicken and Turkey Bacon Almond Wrap with Steamed Bok Choy with Peanut-Soy Sauce (Made with Coconut Aminos)

Dinner

Chicken Pad Thai with Zuccini and Butternut Squash Noodles made with Peanut Soy Sauce leftover from lunch shown above

Day 11

Breakfast

Egg with Turnip Green Omelette, with side of Fruit Medley, i.e. Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Grapes, and Blueberries

Lunch

Grilled Duck Breast with Sauteed Swiss Chards topped with Blueberries and side of chopped sauteed butternut squash

Dinner

Beef Goulash soup with carrots, celery, and potatoes

Day 12

Breakfast

Egg, Kale, Spinach, Turkey Bacon, and Mustard Green Casserole

Lunch

Butterleaf Lettuce Wrap with Collard Green, Chicken Sausage, Paleo Mustard, and Alfalfa Sprouts inside

Dinner

Elk Steak with Collard Greens and Potatoes cooked in Duck Fat.

Day 13

Breakfast

Blueberry, Strawberry, and Raspberry Porridge made with Almond Milk and Almond Meal

Lunch

Gram Bread (Bread made with Chickpea Flour) with Ham, Spinach, Alfalfa Sprouts, and Avocado Spread

Dinner

Gram Rotti Bread (made from Chickpea Flour) with Red Curry, Cauliflower Rice and Sliced Chicken Breast

Day 14 Breakfast

Egg, Turkey, and Spinach Omelette with Turnip Hash Browns

Lunch

Almond Wrap Bread with Turnip Greens and Mustard Greens, Paleo Mustard, and Chicken Sausages

Dinner

Elk Steak with Sauteed Spinach and Blueberries on top, with Turnip Hash Browns

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[Question] My moms in the hospital and I’m stress eating everything in sight.

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It’s been a week long situation, VERY stressful and possibly life threatening. I feel silly posting this as it’s not a priority, my mom is, but she is sedated and I’m just sitting here wanting to eat even more so figured I’d vent-post. I’ve been doing Paleo pretty good for almost a month now, but this week it changed and I’m not responding correctly. I’ve had a few slip ups this week eating little pieces of cake or something once a day, but overall calories were moderately low, I avoided eating bread or pasta, so not the end of the world. Once moms back at home and ok, I’d sigh the ship, no problem. Well, that may not happen or at least not anytime soon and today the floodgates opened. I’ve eaten everything I can find and it’s ALL been junk food. Donuts, chips, candy bars, yogurt, pudding, fried chicken, Chinese food, egg rolls, chow mien noodles, chic-fil-a sandwich (hey it was free) cookies, pastries, lemon bars, coconut bars, custard pie, popcorn, 6 cups of coffee with heavy cream, steak, all in all I’d bet I’ve eaten about 10 thousand calories of pure junk and that may be a low estimate. I kid you not, It was non stop eating of crap all day long, from 5AM on. Whats scary is that I didn’t even realize it until now, after dinner. It’s like all I was doing was trying to pacify the mind to not scream while I’m stuck in this building, and my mind tricked me into not realizing what I was doing. (thats not an excuse, just trying to explain I didn’t even see what I was doing, I was blind to my own actions like it was involuntary, which of course it isn’t.) I’ve had a minor issue with food in the past where I would, sometimes, emotionally eat SOME ice-cream ( a coffee mug amount) , or SOME chips (a cereal bowl worth) , once in a great while when life got REALLY out of hand. But I never ate ALL the food, at once, as much as I can stuff in my face for 12 hours non stop like I did today. I kept it all together for my family but lost it diet wise. I tried to go walk 2 miles and just felt gross so quit after 1. This is concerning, embarrassing, adds to the stress level and quite unlike me to this severity. The odd thing is, I never got full. I’m still not full and could eat more. I know this won’t fix the reality of the situation before me but it’s not helping and my actions aren’t my normal self.

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