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  •  I'm on a Paleo diet (4+ / 0-)
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    DrFood, Randtntx, Larin, jusjtim35

    no grains, no flour, low sugar.  It's very easy, quite healthy and I don't feel deprived.

    Because I have a history of high cholesterol, I don't go overboard with meat - I do lean cuts, a lot of turkey, and fish.   When I have eggs it's one egg yoke and 4 egg whites.

    breakfast:  4oz of lean meat, chicken eggs, or fish; 4oz of fresh fruit, and a small salad w/balsamic vinegar and olive oil

    lunch: 4oz lean meat, chicken or fish, 16 oz of vegetables (!) (some steamed and some as a salad)

    dinner: 4oz lean meat, chicken or fish, 16 oz of vegetables (!) (some steamed and some as a salad)

    snack: 4 oz fruit and 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

    Not only have I lost weight quickly (18 pounds in 2 months), I have double the energy I used to have and I feel much more alert mentally.  When I told my doctor, how I was eating, the first thing he asked "Do you notice anything different about your mental concentration? He wasn't surprised when I said I felt much sharper.  

    When I reach my goal (14-19 lbs to go), I'll increase the protein to maybe 5 or 6oz per meal.  I can hardly eat any more vegetables!

    Believe me when I say I feel much better with grains out of my diet.  And because I'm eating 32 oz. of vegetables a day, I'm not feeling hungry all the time.  Someone heavier than I could probably increase the meat portions to 6-8oz and still lose weight fairly quickly, while not feeling deprived.

    I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. -- Susan B. Anthony

    by bluestatesam on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 12:20:28 PM PDT

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