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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Dieting for weight loss now

I want to stress again that the Paleo 'diet' is actually a diet lifestyle, like vegetarianism.  You change the way you eat  for life (presumably) because you think it's better for you.

If you want to lose 20lbs to fit into your wedding dress or bathing suit, but then go right back to your coconut creme frappacinos and your chicken and bacon ranch subs, then try Atkins.

All of this said, I dropped 10lbs immediately after starting Paleo (over the course of 2 weeks), then leveled off.  It wasn't water weight, because it never came back, so I'm assuming it was just my body adjusting to the new lifestyle and the sharp drop in calories that happens when you give up grains and lentils.

After a week of no dieting, no watching anything, and my weight staying steady (this was week 3) I decided to start watching calories.  I've been limiting myself to 1550 cal per day.  Carb counts have been a no-brainer.  I intended the limit to be 30g per day but, since I started watching my calories, my carbs have stayed about 27g/day.

Of course, I've also just gotten Heroes, season 2, so perhaps just looking at Sylar with lust in ones heart burns way more calories than we realise!  LOL!
Zachary Quinto as Sylar from Heroes. Does lust burn calories?
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Calling an audible

Definition: (football) Changing a play at the line of scrimmage.

Yep, we're totally reworking this blog.

The reason?  New diet!  Happy dance!

It's called the Paleolithic Diet and it's actually a diet lifestyle.  Here's the synopsis I posted on the 11th on the diet board in our new forums. (Feel free to join us over on the forums, BTW!)

I offically "went Paleo" on the 9th of August.  I weighed 199lbs (I'm 43, 5' 8 1/2"), this morning (18 days later) I weighed 186lbs.

I've made no attempt to limit my calories, just cut out all grains (rice, corn, wheat), breads, starchy veg (potatoes, corn), and lentils (beans, peanuts).  The diet also calls for the elemination of dairy and alcohol.  I have NOT dropped these.  Alcohol is my personal indulgence, and, like my Evil Genius Husband, I just love cheese TOO much, lol!

It's been surprisingly easy and certainly MUCH more thrifty!

Best of all, I have NOT been hungry, I have NOT had any cravings or weird side effects, nothing.

I could (and plan to) totally eat like this the rest of my life.
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