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post #21 of 55
My local Amish farmer sells WFN & I really like it. My local HFS sells Bob's Red Mill which I haven't tried yet.
post #22 of 55
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Wondering how the heck you do paleo eating out?? Even meat has sauces or breading or something in it. Is salad the only way to go? We are going out of town this weekend and I don't want to be hungry, or give in.
post #23 of 55
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I can say that after drinking an entire bottle myself in a half hour, I don't feel any blood sugar problems & I'm VERY sensitive. This is another treat I'll get for us when we're out.
Thanks! I tried some today and it is way less sweet than the watered down grape juice I've been drinking. I think it will be a great help to get me through a weekend out of town.
post #24 of 55
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Originally Posted by ShineliketheSon View Post
Wondering how the heck you do paleo eating out?? Even meat has sauces or breading or something in it. Is salad the only way to go? We are going out of town this weekend and I don't want to be hungry, or give in.
Plain steak, chicken(the real stuff not those fake chicken breasts), seafood and some steamed veggies or baked sweet potato(if you do them) or salad on the side. Now, if you are just doing fast food fare the options are a lot more limiting, but in real sit down restaurants usually there are good options.
post #25 of 55
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Originally Posted by ShineliketheSon View Post
Wondering how the heck you do paleo eating out?? Even meat has sauces or breading or something in it. Is salad the only way to go? We are going out of town this weekend and I don't want to be hungry, or give in.
Not at all. I always ask what's on meat since we're GF. You can get a plain grilled piece of meat almost anywhere (besides fast food joints.) Places like Outback do use a seasoning that has gluten in it, so I just ask for salt & pepper & let them know that we're GF. Seafood is another option.

Meat & veggies is our usual fare, so that's what we order. On rare occasions, we go to a really nice restaurant that is fantastic about food allergies (& local food!) & I can get a delicious Pad Thai w/o gluten (totally NOT Paleo, but delish. )
post #26 of 55
I'm just gonna sit over here in the corner and hope to soak up some inspiration. I am already gluten, dairy, and soy free... very unfortunately coconut-free, too. If I could get one allergen back, of all of those, I think it would be coconut! I can handle all the others just fine, thanks.

Anyway, I'm 25 weeks pregnant, about to be tested yet again for gestational diabetes, and expecting to flunk. I have blood sugar issues. I know this. I somehow lack the self-discipline to eat the way I know I need to. So, I'm actually hoping to flunk the screening. I hate that I need outside pressure in order to eat right. But it seems that I do. Not that I'm gorging on crap food all the time... but I seem unable to let go of my carby crutches. Rice with stir-fry, funky GF frankenbreads with breakfast. Rice pasta once or twice a week. I've already forced so many changes on my family, due to my allergies, that I feel bad not giving them the carby stuff they love. Dh really, really, really NEEDS to eat Paleo with me, but really doesn't want to.

So, anyway... yeah. I 100% wholeheartedly fully believe that Paleo is the way to go. Definitely best for me, probably best for most people on the planet. I just keep yeahbutting myself. (You know... "yeah that's a great idea, but...")

Oh... one of my other challenges with hardcore Paleo is that I'm semi-allergic to eggs. If I can find soy-free eggs and not eat them too often, I'm ok. Soooo... egg-free, coconut-free, low-carb Paleo breakfast ideas? Anyone?
post #27 of 55
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So I didnt do too bad this weekend. Had some fish, chicken and salads eating out. The wedding served roast beef ( I passed on the gravy), fresh veggies and fruits. I avoided the pasta salads, mashed Ps and cake. But then the next morning ended up eatin a wheat bagel at the continental breakfast, I was starving and fruit did not cut it. Last night I had a few bites of Dh fried food and a salad with some good dressing (not alot) I just can't eat a salad with oil and vinegar dressing. Sooo lookin like I'm not going full paleo but I did so for a month...hopefully enough to have gotten rid of the bad yeast. I guess it's good this is called the "doing our best" paleo thread!!! I'm gonna keep most of the diet but splurge on some things here and there AS LONG AS THE YEAST STAYS AT BAY

I found some barrel cured kraut in the ref section at store, no vinegar in ingredients so is this the good fermented stuff for probiotics????

Oh and I gave up the yogurt...feelin pretty good about that! So gonaa still stay Dairy free.
post #28 of 55
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Originally Posted by Junegoddess View Post
I'm just gonna sit over here in the corner and hope to soak up some inspiration. I am already gluten, dairy, and soy free... very unfortunately coconut-free, too. If I could get one allergen back, of all of those, I think it would be coconut! I can handle all the others just fine, thanks.

Anyway, I'm 25 weeks pregnant, about to be tested yet again for gestational diabetes, and expecting to flunk. I have blood sugar issues. I know this. I somehow lack the self-discipline to eat the way I know I need to. So, I'm actually hoping to flunk the screening. I hate that I need outside pressure in order to eat right. But it seems that I do. Not that I'm gorging on crap food all the time... but I seem unable to let go of my carby crutches. Rice with stir-fry, funky GF frankenbreads with breakfast. Rice pasta once or twice a week. I've already forced so many changes on my family, due to my allergies, that I feel bad not giving them the carby stuff they love. Dh really, really, really NEEDS to eat Paleo with me, but really doesn't want to.

So, anyway... yeah. I 100% wholeheartedly fully believe that Paleo is the way to go. Definitely best for me, probably best for most people on the planet. I just keep yeahbutting myself. (You know... "yeah that's a great idea, but...")

Oh... one of my other challenges with hardcore Paleo is that I'm semi-allergic to eggs. If I can find soy-free eggs and not eat them too often, I'm ok. Soooo... egg-free, coconut-free, low-carb Paleo breakfast ideas? Anyone?
Dh and DD1 won't do mostly paleo...DD1 gets the really good stuff most of the day as I'm home but then will get the not so great when out to eat or some suppers...can't do EVERYTHING!

That sounds like a tough position your in with the preggo, GD, no eggs etc....I wish I had some answers for you but I'm so new to all this...I hope some others have some help for you!
post #29 of 55
I think I'm going to start this sort of diet. I'm not going to follow the websites explicitly because I'm an anthropology/archaeology student studying mostly prehistoric people and I know that real paleo people ate small amounts of some of the not-allowed foods like coconut, wild rice, oats, corn meal and especially TUBORS. I'm not saying these things should be eaten daily but every once in a while just makes for good variety. I need to work on fermenting veggies and I think I'm going to make some beef jerky.

So, don't feel too bad if you all eat some things that are not on the list because paleo people ate whatever they could get their hands on and their health didn't decline until they started farming and eating large amounts of the same grains for the majority of their food
post #30 of 55
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I've added a few things into my diet here and there and have splurged when out to eat a few times...otherwise Ive done pretty good. Ended up having AF for 4 weeks straight thinkin its related to drastic diet change...well now I have a yeast infect again this isn't worth it if it doesn't help me!
post #31 of 55
As for the yeast infection, *could* it be related to lots of yeasts (that may have been living off of the grains/starches pre-paleo) dying??

This happened to me mildly when I recently quick grains and all sugars but honey...(not fruit though)--I think it was related, but don't know lots about it!
post #32 of 55
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Originally Posted by FairyRae View Post
As for the yeast infection, *could* it be related to lots of yeasts (that may have been living off of the grains/starches pre-paleo) dying??

This happened to me mildly when I recently quick grains and all sugars but honey...(not fruit though)--I think it was related, but don't know lots about it!
I would vote it could be some die off as well or perhaps your diet has gotten off balance when you make drastic changes it is easy to get things out of whack- ie fat/protein/and carb levels.

I wanted to check in as well after a few so-so weeks, my body is calling me to be more strict. The problem is with being at the end of pregnancy chopping and preparing tons of veggies is time and energy intensive and frankly kind of a pain right now. Plus, I was getting tired of just eating vegetables as I generally don't eat fruit because of the sugar content. Since I had been tolerating the rice ok as far as bs I decided to try out fruit as I was desperately craving it and it has felt really great.

So, I made up a big fruit salad this morning and am hoping I can have that as an accompaniment to my breakfast as a quick grab and go thing. I also had dh pick up some frozen chopped veggies. We had stir-fry last night with tons of veggies and I ate it w/ no rice- but made some carrot "noodles" it was super yummy. I only have a few weeks to go here so I am hoping I can keep the motivation and energy to eat the best I can I want to be well nourished going into labor and the babymoon.

So, does anyone have good quick paleo ideas for snacks? I need to make up some date balls, but have a hard time finding them local at a decent price. I had put 15lbs on my coop order, but they were out I guess I will have to order them. I have been eating a pretty good amount of peanut butter as it just sounds good. Hot cocoa made from coconut milk or coconut milkshakes. I love elanas waffle/pancake recipe- especially with pecans-mmmm!!! I need fast meat protein options as well though as I have got to eat lots of protein and the nuts just don't cut it.
post #33 of 55
yeah...I should stick around here.

In the past few years I have had multiple incarnations diet wise trying to find how I felt my best. Grain free, gluten free, dairy free refined crap and sugar free was my best to date. I have the most energy and feel great, but after years and years of being 100% slip up free and ultra strict I'm having a tough time re-committing. I have to get into alignment with what's best for my physical body is also best for my soul.

I have recipes and tricks up the wazoo so no shortage of ideas it's just a matter of buckling down and DOING it. So support would be welcome!

It's silly, really. My kids eat totally paleo 95% of the time, the only slip ups being corn and rice. My dh is the same way so it's certainly not a matter of lack of support....I'm the black sheep here! There's no crap here unless I buy it and if I do it's for ME. NOONE else can eat it. So I just need to get back on track! Someone needs to go shopping with me and physically restrain me from buying GF oats.

Thanks for letting me hang around.
post #34 of 55
I would LOVE to have your company PB I agree it is the commitment is hard sometimes. For me it is/was easiest the first time I think- although now when I do slip it is not near like the past. My disgressions are always rice and corn as well. I am trying to find a compromise as well that feels the best for me instead of just trying to stick to any particular ideology- but after a few years or so of eating this way off and on this is what I am drawn towards. Lots of animal protein, but I feel soooo very great when I am eating tons of veggies and green juice- I love raw foods as well.
post #35 of 55
AH yes. The happiest me ever was tons of meat, lots of juiced veggies and my beloved smoothies. I dont' do so well on a lot of fiber. My body is just so very happy with meat and it took me a long time to admit that.

The biggest thing is that I don't *like* to cook. Like at all. If the food was being made for me I'd be all set. (wouldn't we all?) It's when I get that combo of bored and hungry that I start making oatmeal squares or rice bowls. And even then it's not satisfying in any way. But I like the taste and texture. Sounds contradictory...but oddly it's not. I like it in the moment, but I feel like garbage later.

For me it's really about finding the balance. My only hesitation is that it's really easy for me to get crazed and lose perspective. So I'm sort of sallying up to it. Sideways-like. If I state "this is what I'm doing now" I'll do it-but at the expense of many things. So, I'm trying to take it slow and do it in a way that's emotionally nourishing as well as physically nourishing.
post #36 of 55
I'm so excited all these paleo/grain free threads are so active--we've been grain free for a few weeks or so and I'm really loving it, and always looking for new ideas!

I have a question for all you paleo folks--I'm wondering, what are your thoughts on potatoes? I know they are a no-no in some paleo circles, but in your experience, have you felt a-ok w/ potatoes or not so much???

Also, any good bread recipes to share (that would work as toast) that DON'T contain almond flour?? I've tried a few and tried to make substitutions but have had some trouble here...ds likes dunking toast into his eggs so I'd love to find a grain free alternative (he reacts to almonds).
post #37 of 55
I'm far from an expert, and not truly paleo (I eat dairy and too much sugar ), but I've eaten potatoes and felt ok. I don't eat big ones, and I eat butter with the ones I do eat. I think it depends on how your body reacts to it. If you feel ok after eating one, I would think you could eat them occasionally.
post #38 of 55
I eat potatoes sweet and otherwise and don't notice an issue, depending on what level of carbs I am trying to keep.

FairyRAe- Elana has a bread recipe w/ http://www.elanaspantry.com/cranberr...read-revised/- I have been craving bread like crazy but have been too lazy to make any grainfree and find regular gf bread just not satisfying- this one seems pretty easy I might have to try it myself!
post #39 of 55
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FairyRAe- Elana has a bread recipe w/ http://www.elanaspantry.com/cranberr...read-revised/- I have been craving bread like crazy but have been too lazy to make any grainfree and find regular gf bread just not satisfying- this one seems pretty easy I might have to try it myself!
Mmm--I've eyed that recipe in the past, and often thought coconut flour would make a PERFECT cran-walnut bread. I'm going to have to try it--my mom just got some cranberries yesterday, I think I need to borrow some!!!
post #40 of 55
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Originally Posted by Panserbjørne View Post
My kids eat totally paleo 95% of the time, the only slip ups being corn and rice.
*snip*
Someone needs to go shopping with me and physically restrain me from buying GF oats.
Same here. The kids LOVE popcorn, stove-popped in coconut oil & butter with tons of sea salt & kelp. The amount of CO & butter really makes it seem more like deep-frying.

And then rice. I cook our rice (usually jasmine or basmati - always white) in bone broth with a big piece of kombu & load it up with raw butter.

I have trouble saying "no" to these two foods for them (I'm okay with not indulging) because of all of the goodness I get into them this way.

I broke down & made these GF oat "cookies" the other day sweetened only with bananas & omg, the GAS from these children was unbelievable. And Ds was pooping 6 times a day!! Clearly, nobody here can eat oats, not even GF oats.

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Originally Posted by FairyRae View Post
I have a question for all you paleo folks--I'm wondering, what are your thoughts on potatoes? I know they are a no-no in some paleo circles, but in your experience, have you felt a-ok w/ potatoes or not so much???
I don't do well on potatoes. And technically, they're not paleo. But I think listening to your body is important. I occasionally give the kids potatoes, but not often. They seem to need more carbs than me to stay content - or else they're bugging for food with 10 minutes of eating.

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Originally Posted by FairyRae View Post
Also, any good bread recipes to share (that would work as toast) that DON'T contain almond flour?? I've tried a few and tried to make substitutions but have had some trouble here...ds likes dunking toast into his eggs so I'd love to find a grain free alternative (he reacts to almonds).
Can bread be Paleo? My initial feeling is "no" - but perhaps?

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I've been eating like a hardcore, low-carb diabetic lately. (except for the tortillas on the carnitas last night )
I was really reacting to carbs/sugar & feared blood sugar/insulin issues leading towards diabetes. I don't "look like" someone who would develop diabetes - I'm 5'9 & 124 lbs, but I've had some pretty sorry adrenals for some time now which reduces the body's ability to regulate blood sugar/insulin. So I'm being super pro-active/careful.

I definitely FEEL better when I'm super low carb. I absolutely do best on a meat & veggies diet - and I've realized that it's actually EASIER to cook! I choose 3 meats for every day & a side of veggies for each meal, that's it. No snacking allowed. I give my body at least 4 hours between meals for insulin/blood sugar to stabilize & everything I'm going to eat/drink happens within about an hour - except for water, of course.

I find that as soon as I notice I'm hungry again, it's time to start getting the next meal ready, so it's worked out really well.

I'm going to be looking for a good, steady Paleo support community.
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