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    Most of you know that I'm part of a boot camp challenge group where we work out a couple of times a week, and I've been feeling better than I have in years. Well today we ALL started a Whole30 Food Challenge, basically it's a Paleo diet for a month NO dairy, grains or sugar…

    If any of you have any advice or tips… or have you tried the challenge before I'm ALL ears… I'm still reading the book It all starts with food, and BOY what an EYE-OPENER this has been for me. It's sickening to think what is happening to our bodies w/all the crap we are eating!!!

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    That's great Tracey, good for you. I really don't have any tips for you but wanted to encourage you and say good luck. It's never easy to make a change especially to your diet. It will be very difficult to eliminate all grains, dairy and sugar since these things are in most of the foods we eat, but it will be a very positive and healthy change. I should be looking at new ways to eat as well as I struggle with weight, and many health issues. Good luck, and I will be looking for updates on your journey and tips and advice you will have as you go along. Woo Hoo go Tracey.
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    Lewis has been on Paelo for about 1.5 yrs now ..... he loves it and cheats sometimes, but he only eats meats and veggies. He lost about 20-25 lbs.. not one stitch of exercise. I, indirectly due to his changes, cut out all carbs/grains too, and lost NOTHING!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    Most of you know that I'm part of a boot camp challenge group where we work out a couple of times a week, and I've been feeling better than I have in years. Well today we ALL started a Whole30 Food Challenge, basically it's a Paleo diet for a month NO dairy, grains or sugar…

    If any of you have any advice or tips… or have you tried the challenge before I'm ALL ears… I'm still reading the book It all starts with food, and BOY what an EYE-OPENER this has been for me. It's sickening to think what is happening to our bodies w/all the crap we are eating!!!
    Well if it tastes good and is comfort food...then it is bad for you (Now drop and give me twenty!). Diet wise---proteins and veggies and may I suggest you try juicing (although you will have an intake of sugars with some veggies).

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    I tried Paleo for about 6 months or so two years ago. I liked the emphasis on eating organic, healthier foods, nothing processed, etc...
    I had to stop though when my food cravings got a little out of control. I just love sugar too much (!)

    There are some helpful Paleo food blogs out there though and lots with great recipes!

    Good luck, Tracey!




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    Forgot to mention --- what I do for Lewis is keep the fridge stocked with cooked meat, fish and salads -- this way if he is looking to nibble or hungry at any time, it is all ready for him. I spend a few hours each weekend cooking 5 or 6 meats/fishes that will last him the week for lunch/dinner. Breakfast he has 3 eggs and a meat of some type each morning.
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    Sounds like you can eat Fromm's, Tracey!! It's the Bulleo diet! @ddnene Best of luck with your goal!
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    Wow, congrats to you for taking on this challenge!!

    I eat a modified paleo I guess, I don't really follow any sort of diet I just know carbs are the devil (the most delicious sin hahahah) and I avoid them as much as possible. Honestly I do a low-carb, low-sugar, moderate protein, high-fat diet. When I first started I lost almost 30lbs! Stick with whole fat foods, don't go for low-fat yogurt, or low fat cream cheese. Low fat stuff is just junked up with excess sugars and things we don't need. For the most part I think lean cuisine and other frozen type meals were the downfall of healthy dieting. They're just loaded with junk. they may be low fat but they're usually high carb!

    I also skip breakfast, eat a light lunch, and save most of my daily calories for dinner. Just what works for me!

    I think the key is finding 'replacements' or things that satisfy your cravings. I miss pasta a lot, but I use a 'zoodler' to make zucchini noodles, and just eat those with chicken and homemade alfredo sauce or other sauces. this is what I have:

    Amazon.com: Zoodle Slicer ZS001 Vegetable Spiral Slicer and Pasta Maker: Kitchen & Dining

    oh, and avocados make a great spread/replacement for mayo. for lunches sometimes I cut up half an avocado and eat it with one of those flavored tuna pouches. good fats and protein.

    good luck! look forward to seeing your updates of how amazing you are feeling


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Lewis has been on Paelo for about 1.5 yrs now ..... he loves it and cheats sometimes, but he only eats meats and veggies. He lost about 20-25 lbs.. not one stitch of exercise. I, indirectly due to his changes, cut out all carbs/grains too, and lost NOTHING!

    Good Luck!
    WOW that is amazing, what prompted him to do it?!! I think that my biggest issue is the SUGAR… it's in everything, and I'm NOT kidding. I'm planning on food prepping today, getting all my proteins ready and getting my veggies cleaned and cut-up. Christine have you thought about getting your thyroid checked? I have hypothyroidism and I could NOT lose weight no matter what till I started my meds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    Forgot to mention --- what I do for Lewis is keep the fridge stocked with cooked meat, fish and salads -- this way if he is looking to nibble or hungry at any time, it is all ready for him. I spend a few hours each weekend cooking 5 or 6 meats/fishes that will last him the week for lunch/dinner. Breakfast he has 3 eggs and a meat of some type each morning.
    Thanks Christine… I had 2 boiled eggs, half a banana & some almonds for breakfast. I really MISS my coffee creamer though

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    Quote Originally Posted by madie4589 View Post
    Wow, congrats to you for taking on this challenge!!

    I eat a modified paleo I guess, I don't really follow any sort of diet I just know carbs are the devil (the most delicious sin hahahah) and I avoid them as much as possible. Honestly I do a low-carb, low-sugar, moderate protein, high-fat diet. When I first started I lost almost 30lbs! Stick with whole fat foods, don't go for low-fat yogurt, or low fat cream cheese. Low fat stuff is just junked up with excess sugars and things we don't need. For the most part I think lean cuisine and other frozen type meals were the downfall of healthy dieting. They're just loaded with junk. they may be low fat but they're usually high carb!

    I also skip breakfast, eat a light lunch, and save most of my daily calories for dinner. Just what works for me!

    I think the key is finding 'replacements' or things that satisfy your cravings. I miss pasta a lot, but I use a 'zoodler' to make zucchini noodles, and just eat those with chicken and homemade alfredo sauce or other sauces. this is what I have:

    Amazon.com: Zoodle Slicer ZS001 Vegetable Spiral Slicer and Pasta Maker: Kitchen & Dining

    oh, and avocados make a great spread/replacement for mayo. for lunches sometimes I cut up half an avocado and eat it with one of those flavored tuna pouches. good fats and protein.

    good luck! look forward to seeing your updates of how amazing you are feeling
    Thanks for the tips, yes luckily I LOVE avocado's… Congrats on losing 30lbs, that is amazing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    WOW that is amazing, what prompted him to do it?!! I think that my biggest issue is the SUGAR… it's in everything, and I'm NOT kidding. I'm planning on food prepping today, getting all my proteins ready and getting my veggies cleaned and cut-up. Christine have you thought about getting your thyroid checked? I have hypothyroidism and I could NOT lose weight no matter what till I started my meds.
    Yes, it was checked, my doctor said it was a little low but nothing to warrant meds or an issue.
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