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Author Topic: Health: Paleo / Primal Diet  (Read 3018 times)

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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2014, 04:47:34 am »
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You can always start small: sauteeing veggies with a bit of bacon for flavoring, mixing regular ground beef with the veggie protein crumbles. (Though I'm not sure if those are paleo.) It's also okay to approach the paleo diet in percentages. The way some folks are flexitarians, you can also eat paleo 80% of the time but introduce, say, beans or some other non-paleo protein every so often.

I think this is probably the way I'm going to go. Thanks for the suggestion! I think I'll need to work up to being paleo gradually. And I know I'm unlikely to make it to 100% paleo anyway - I'm bound to slip up and eat pizza now and again lol
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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2014, 04:53:51 am »
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Are you comfortable eating eggs? If so, you can start with focusing on eating plenty of those. A few a day should help you get enough protein while you taste and see if you can accept different kinds of meat. If you have been vegetarian long enough, you might be someone low on some of the necessary enzymes to digest meat, so it is probably a good idea to introduce it slowly anyway. Despite not being the paleo-ideal fish, light-flavored fish like tilapia is inexpensive, sustainable, and might be a good place to start with animal protein. Try small amounts of animal proteins like those regularly, see if your psyche and your body tolerate them well. Just don't eat a huge steak right away, your intestines will NOT thank you.

Also, if legumes were an important part of your diet until now, you might consider including them again, but soak them or sprout them first. That drastically reduces the phytic acid content and makes them relatively paleo-friendly. Paleo has some really good concepts, and switching to a paleo-influenced diet might be a good thing, but if legumes haven't bothered you in the past, I would avoid throwing the baby out with the bathwater. If you aren't even getting the macronutrients your body requires for energy, I think you're better off eating a whole food that might affect your nutrient absorption that being plain old underfed.

I'm not an expert though, just a nutrition and food geek, so, ya know, grain of salt and all that.

Thanks for the info and suggestions! I do eat eggs fairly often and I also eat dairy so I know I'm getting some protein from that.

My husband pointed out that I like salty food so he suggested that I start off with fish and bacon lol. I've been vegetarian for over two thirds of my life so it's like exploring a whole new world of food.

I tolerate some legumes well and others not so much. Lentils, peas, some beans and peanuts seem ok so I plan on still including those though perhaps in smaller amounts.
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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2014, 10:28:54 am »
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Thanks for the info and suggestions! I do eat eggs fairly often and I also eat dairy so I know I'm getting some protein from that.

My husband pointed out that I like salty food so he suggested that I start off with fish and bacon lol. I've been vegetarian for over two thirds of my life so it's like exploring a whole new world of food.

I tolerate some legumes well and others not so much. Lentils, peas, some beans and peanuts seem ok so I plan on still including those though perhaps in smaller amounts.

 
I've been considering looking more into Paleo for awhile, but I can't seem to psychologically get over the fact most calories come from fatty meat. I suppose some of my meals are already paleo (eggs, sausage, and fruit for breakfast, veggie and ground meat taco filling minus the taco shells) but... *clings to grains*
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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2014, 10:40:27 am »
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I've been considering looking more into Paleo for awhile, but I can't seem to psychologically get over the fact most calories come from fatty meat. I suppose some of my meals are already paleo (eggs, sausage, and fruit for breakfast, veggie and ground meat taco filling minus the taco shells) but... *clings to grains*

I think it is tough to adjust to. We're so conditioned to think fat = bad and grains = good. Plus bread and stuff tastes good! What has helped me has been paying attention to how my body feels when I'm eating different things. Grains often make me feel bloated and uncomfortable and sleepy. Protein and fats make me feel sated and comfortable.

That knowledge doesn't always stop me eating pizza or pasta though ...
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Re: Paleo / Primal Diet
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2014, 10:45:47 am »
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I think it is tough to adjust to. We're so conditioned to think fat = bad and grains = good. Plus bread and stuff tastes good! What has helped me has been paying attention to how my body feels when I'm eating different things. Grains often make me feel bloated and uncomfortable and sleepy. Protein and fats make me feel sated and comfortable.

That knowledge doesn't always stop me eating pizza or pasta though ...

 
Very true. I'm experimenting with switching out bread for more protein and some carby fruits at breakfast, which does seem to help with blood sugar throughout the morning. Luckily you can ease into paleo and reap some benefits without going cold turkey or 100%.
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« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2014, 03:23:28 pm »
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Very true. I'm experimenting with switching out bread for more protein and some carby fruits at breakfast, which does seem to help with blood sugar throughout the morning. Luckily you can ease into paleo and reap some benefits without going cold turkey or 100%.

 
And there are definitely people who are "80/20" (or whatever ratio is preferred) paleo, and they still remain healthy and enjoy a lot of benefits from a diet change. Mostly it seems to me the important bit is paying attention to the body and what it needs. :)
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