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Anyone Here Paleo/Primal, Grain-free, or Gluten Free?

anonymous_114091anonymous_114091 Posts: 126Registered Users
Grain-free checking in, and ever since I started eating this way I've had more energy and have been consistently losing weight. It's definitely been working for me. Anyone else here following something similar? Please dish on how it's been benefiting you on your health journey!
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  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    I'm totally on board. It's awesome. I've fallen off a bit recently...didn't gain any weight back but I do wanna be good again.
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  • appolloniaappollonia Posts: 9Registered Users
    I have celiac so I can't do gluten. I haven't noticed much in my fitness/weight loss journey though..

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  • MojoDojoMojoDojo Posts: 702Registered Users
    appollonia wrote: »
    I have celiac so I can't do gluten. I haven't noticed much in my fitness/weight loss journey though..

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    Basically this. I have noticed less bloating but no real weight loss.
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  • RoswentheRoswenthe Posts: 66Registered Users
    I'm fructose intolerant, and wheat has fructose, so I avoid it. I was paleo for about a year, but I feel so much better eating rice on a regular basis.

    There's some good cookbooks out there for paleo. We have Paleo Comfort Foods, and my dad seems to approve when I've made stuff from it for him.

    The biggest challenge with paleo is variety. It's real easy to fall into a pattern of eating the same things over and over because they're easier to make, or cheaper. I guess that's true with anything though.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,235Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I eat a combo of primal, low sugar, low carb. I have greatly reduced grains, cereal, bread, rice, pasta, beans, sugar but still have them in limited amounts. I also limit processed foods and anything out of a box.
    I feel much better, lighter, more energetic, more alert with this way of eating.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    I eat a combo of primal, low sugar, low carb. I have greatly reduced grains, cereal, bread, rice, pasta, beans, sugar but still have them in limited amounts. I also limit processed foods and anything out of a box.
    I feel much better, lighter, more energetic, more alert with this way of eating.


    what do you eat??

    what's left?

    Not trying to be mean or sarcastic I'm serious, but my mind goes blank when I try to eat like that, I can't figure out what kind of meals to make.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,235Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Meat, fish, eggs, fruits, veggies, nuts. Foods that are whole, unprocessed, not out of a box. Things that a caveman would eat. Minus the mastodon. : )
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    I eat a combo of primal, low sugar, low carb. I have greatly reduced grains, cereal, bread, rice, pasta, beans, sugar but still have them in limited amounts. I also limit processed foods and anything out of a box.
    I feel much better, lighter, more energetic, more alert with this way of eating.
    +1 for me. Lost 40 lbs since march. And it was FAT (I've lost about 8% body fat so far). 5 inches in my waist and 5 inches in my hips. Still working at it.
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  • GoddessCurlsGoddessCurls Posts: 1,537Registered Users
    I actually need to add a few carbs in because I have lost a bit too much and I'd like too gain a little back
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    Meat, fish, eggs, fruits, veggies, nuts. Foods that are whole, unprocessed, not out of a box. Things that a caveman would eat. Minus the mastodon. : )

    But how do you make it a meal? Like a steak with a handful of nuts? It's so random to me. But then again idk

    Give me a sample meal lolol
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  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    Sample meal for me murr

    Meat, veggies (either steamed, sauteed or a fresh salad with fruits and nuts and cheese).

    Sometimes I'll have rice or pasta or bread. I LOVE BREAD!!!!!! If I was magic, I would turn bread into a protein.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,235Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Meals are easy. Last night I had homemade spaghetti sauce, meatballs, cabbage noodles, and a huge salad with homemade blue cheese dressing.
    Tonite I'm making salmon patties with roasted veggies (sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, carrots, broccoli, and walnuts).
    Cabbage rolls, chili, soups, stews, baked fish with a parmesan nut crust, buffalo chicken, rosemary chicken, shepherds pie (mashed cauli instead of mashed potatoes), tuna salad, chicken salad. I could go on and on.
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    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    Oh yes, forgot cabbage noodles!

    Jeepcurly, I'm coming to your house YUM!!!!
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    coilynapp wrote: »
    Sample meal for me murr

    Meat, veggies (either steamed, sauteed or a fresh salad with fruits and nuts and cheese).

    Sometimes I'll have rice or pasta or bread. I LOVE BREAD!!!!!! If I was magic, I would turn bread into a protein.



    have you tried these??

    Flourless Protein Pancake Recipe | Blogilates



    those meals sound hard.

    I'm lazy chef.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,235Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Hard? They're just regular food. ??
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    Hard? They're just regular food. ??


    yes your meals sounds hard.


    but what is cabbage noodles

    how does one roast veggies?


    how does one bake fish with a Parmesan nut crust ?

    :tongue3::scratch:
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    no seriously, how do you roast veggies?
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,235Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Ok, so you don't cook at all?
    I just meant that cooking primal/low carb/low sugar food is no harder than cooking any other food.
    Cabbage noodles are just cabbage sliced into strips and boiled in water til tender. They are used in place of regular pasta.
    roasted veggies - any veggie you choose (fresh or frozen) tossed with a little olive oil and any herbs or seasonings you like. Then put them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake until done (stir every 20 min or so). Some veggies take a half hour, some an hour. Roasting really brings out the flavor of veggies.

    I love to cook and you all can come over my house any time. : )
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users
    Real food. Fruits and Vegetables in the produce section. Meat. Fish Eggs. Are much better for you, and less fattening, than foods that are very starchy like pasta, potatoes, bread etc.

    The worst foods to eat are those that come in packages with a seasoning packet included and such.

    Foods that are processed, instant, pre packaged, easy to cook, etc, are loaded with preservatives. Preservatives works against your body. They actually slow down your metabolism. Sadly children that grow up eating crap like that are at a disadvantage from the start. Their metabolism is being stunted in childhood making them doomed to be overweight as adults.

    The key is to shop mostly on the outer edges of the grocery store. Limit yourself when it comes to the stuff in the middle. Don't even go in the frozen section unless you're only buying veggies! Or veggie burgers ;)

    Roasting vegetables:

    Cut up some carrots, green beans, peppers, squash, maybe a few tomatoes, whatever veggies you like - put them all in a roasting pan, shake some Mrs Dash on it (they have a bunch of flavors and they're salt free) drizzle with olive oil, stir to coat it all, put in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.

    You want chicken? Put some in a pan on medium heat with some Italian dressing. Cook about 10 - 15 minutes (til you see the bottom edges turning white) and flip it. Once its cooked halfway throw some dried cranberries and walnuts on top to cook the rest of the way. Very easy. Make some rice and green beans. Boom. Dinner.

    Cooking doesn't have to be complicated. Get a crock pot and look up some crock pot recipes. Makes cooking even easier!

    Processed food is not good stuff. Bagel bites will kill you, man.





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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    thanks for the tips!
    I do have a crock pot I've just been to lazy to use it.


    aaaah

    the circles I go into.


    can you put frozen chicken in a crock pot? ( I feel like thats a duh...)
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  • irociroc Posts: 7,890Registered Users
    murrrcat wrote: »
    thanks for the tips!
    I do have a crock pot I've just been to lazy to use it.


    aaaah

    the circles I go into.


    can you put frozen chicken in a crock pot? ( I feel like thats a duh...)


    Frozen, no.

    But take it out and leave it in the sink the night before. If its a small chicken it will be thawed in the morning. If its just you, try a little Cornish game hen.

    Put it in the crock pot with a can of chicken broth. Some cut up carrots, green beans, corn, and 1/4 cup of rice. Leave it on low.

    When you come home, take the chicken out and lay it on a cutting board to separate it from the bones. I end up having to use a combination of a ladle and tongs to get it out!

    Sometimes it turns into a casserole in there, but whatever!

    Once you get started you'll feel more comfortable with it, and cooking isn't so scary. You don't have to be a gourmet, just cook to eat! And if you don't over do the butter and cream its much healthier!


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  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    murrrcat wrote: »
    coilynapp wrote: »
    Sample meal for me murr

    Meat, veggies (either steamed, sauteed or a fresh salad with fruits and nuts and cheese).

    Sometimes I'll have rice or pasta or bread. I LOVE BREAD!!!!!! If I was magic, I would turn bread into a protein.



    have you tried these??

    Flourless Protein Pancake Recipe | Blogilates



    those meals sound hard.

    I'm lazy chef.

    Oh I don't do soy. I have made almond and coconut flour pancakes. The ones with almond flour are the best and they are super filling!!!

    They are not hard. Just different if you are not used to cooking with non-flour flour :D
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  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    Love the tips going on in here!!!!!
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    Jeepy and iroc, thanks for those recipes. They sound awesome.
    Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
  • Knotty_MaddyKnotty_Maddy Posts: 518Registered Users
    Murrcat...or any one else looking to take this style of eating up...it is not hard, as the others have very correctly pointed out!

    My brekkie: yogourt, granola and dates, or eggs and bacon (yay, weekends!)
    lunch: some boiled eggs, a bit of ham, a handful of nuts. Snack, some gluten-free crackers. Or, veg and some meat, like a bit of left-over chicken breast.
    Dinner: steak and veg, either fresh raw veg with home-made dip, or else chicken curry with rice, or meat, veg and potato, or...lol! Possibilities are endless :) there are also gluten-free noodles, like Mrs. Leeper's rice noodles. Makes cooking pasta a breeze and it is delish! Or, for pancakes, try Pam's all-natural pancake mix. Gluten free and awesome! There are also Mary's Crackers, and if you shop the dairy case, you will find a cream cheese called "It's better than cream cheese!" natural cream cheese spread (made from soya etc.) so there are so many choices. You can make most meals in 1/2 hour or less :) and there are loads of cookbooks and websites devoted to this....

    Just buy real foodstuffs, and don't buy any processed foods. Easy!
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  • Libra_MoonLibra_Moon Posts: 255Registered Users
    Celia here! Gluten free since January. No real weight loss though :(

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  • Iari78Iari78 Posts: 57Registered Users
    appollonia wrote: »
    I have celiac so I can't do gluten. I haven't noticed much in my fitness/weight loss journey though..

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    Same here.
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    Most people don't lose weight from gluten free diets....
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  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    murrrcat wrote: »
    Most people don't lose weight from gluten free diets....

    Not unless it happens to be low/lower carb. A gluten free high carb diet will keep the weight on if you're a carb gainer.
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    murrrcat wrote: »
    Most people don't lose weight from gluten free diets....

    Not unless it happens to be low/lower carb. A gluten free high carb diet will keep the weight on if you're a carb gainer.

    That's what I meant, but I'm at work and can't type novels

    But a lot of people go gluten free to lose weight not BC of health reasons and they end up gaining weight. Because they're eating higher carb content
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