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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Gluten Free for Me


My something... I am going gluten free in an attempt to push myself back into a Paleo/Primal lifestyle. No matter how crazy and out of control my emotional eating has been lately, I know several things without a doubt. Reading books like The Paleo Diet and Wheat Belly has really opened my eyes. Mark's Daily Apple is also a great resource. I think that most the food that I eat is not only making me fat... it is also making me sick.

Over the past couple of months of just eating "whatever" and ignoring good nutrition rules, I have to admit that I don't feel well. I have no energy. My heartburn/indigestion is completely out of control. My feet hurt again. I feel FAT.

The only good thing going for me is that I am having regular bowel movements thanks to a concoction (all natural) that a good friend of mine gave me. I have been drinking it every morning for almost three weeks and it's made an amazing difference. I think that was my "start". If I could do that one thing and stick to it, I could move on to something else. Going gluten free is step 2.

Today is my second day. I can feel withdrawals, but not too bad since I'm not totally carb-free. I'm hoping that not diving 100% into low-carb will help the transition. Just one thing. No gluten. But I've found that wheat/gluten is in everything! It's very sneaky.

Something else that is different is looking at this strictly from a health perspective. I haven't stepped on a scale, nor do I plan to. I don't care about that number right now. I care about how I feel. I care about making better choices that are healthier and that will lead me in the right direction. I just have to do something. I can't keep ignoring the facts.

I have to try.

23 comments:

  1. DO NOT DO IT. Paleo is fad BUNK!

    Primative man was a gatherer. He ate plants mostly and then bugs and grubs and worms and fish. Then he began eating wild animals that were hormone free and low fat.

    Read the China Study.

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  2. Glad you are getting back to Paleo/Primal. It's been a real life saver for me. I feel so much better.

    Good luck and I'm cheering you on your return to paleo/primal and here's to feeling better. Karen p

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  3. Going primal works. It's the basic principle taught in all weightloss programs in different names. There's an ebook on this anyone can download free here. Good work Hollie.

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  4. Just stumbled upon your site, and wanted to just give you some encouragement and say YOU CAN DO IT! I'm currently beginning my journey (or re-beginning my journey for the umpteenth time) and know that we keep trying until we find what works! Good luck!

    www.my52weekchallenge.blogspot.com


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  5. I have tried so many different diets and Paleo is the only thing that seems to work for me. I am never hungry and feel satisfied after a meal. Yes, I get cravings but they don't seem to last long. I've only been eating "Paleo style" for four or five days and have already lost .6kg! I feel great too. Keep going :) x

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  6. You sound so much like me right now--as far as caring more about how you feel than what the scale says. I have been doing the same thing--just eating whatever. It seems to take so much work just to manage eating--why can't it come naturally like it does to some people?? I hate that I have to dedicate so much of my time and my energy just planning my food and sticking to that plan, and tracking, and blah blah blah. I know it's important, though.

    I am to the point where I don't want to let myself be a weight loss super star. I need to make myself do what I can do forever. I have had to set a limit on my exercise (45-60 minutes a day) because even if I want to go 2 or 3 hours, and it would be good for me, it would end up leading to me needing a break because I can't do that for the rest of my life. And so the cycle continues. So if I can just do my 45 minutes and be done with it, it's a lot easier to keep up.

    At any rate, I have also been considering cutting out wheat. Or at the very least cutting it way back, getting my grains from rice and oats, etc. I don't believe in cutting out complete food groups (although dairy I consider a protein, as well as meat--which you can get from plant based sources), but there are definitely things within the food groups that could be cut out.

    At any rate, good luck with your efforts. Feeling better is a huge incentive, I'm right there with ya!

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  7. Just found your site. I hope you have lots of success with Paleo. It's such a personal thing - what diet works for you. I only recently figured out what works for me after years of trying to force myself into eating what I though was right.

    Good luck and you can do it!!

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  8. It is widely accepted that the way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you take in. A good healthy diet, in conjunction with an exercise plan, will ensure you lose unwanted pounds.


    The worst diet mistake to ever make is to reduce calories below a level that your body requires for normal function and health. Unfortunately many people think that by eating 1000 or less calories a day the weight will come off faster, but while this may work in the short term, before too long you will find that your weight loss will grind to a halt.



    Why does this happen? The body is designed to survive and will react accordingly when it is not fed enough fuel (food / calories) to function correctly, therefore when the daily caloric intake is reduced beyond that which your body requires on a daily basis, you will find your body in 'survival mode' and it will begin to store as much fat as possible. Instead of losing that fat that you have been dieting to get rid of you will find yourself at a weight loss crisis.



    Your first reaction may be to contemplate a further reduction in caloric intake, which will ensure your body fights even harder to 'survive' by storing more fat. Instead of reducing calories, you can actually 'trick' your body into thinking that it no longer needs to be in 'survival mode' by increasing your daily caloric intake. A couple of days of eating a regular, healthy number of calories and you should be able to resume your lower caloric intake.



    Some popular diets recommend alternating between a low caloric intake and normal intake, thereby always keeping your body guessing. Never do they recommend eating a dangerously low number of calories for an extended length of time. Low calorie diets are definitely the worst diet mistake to ever make, both for your weight loss plan and your overall health.

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  9. You know, it's funny. I read all those things too and tried for several weeks to stay gluten free, but kept dabbling back in here and there. And then suddenly I could FEEL the difference if I ate wheat. I was wheat free for a week, ate a protein bar that had wheat in it, and felt HORRIBLE. Headaches and everything. My own body convinced me that wheat is bad for me. That will spur action mroe than any books ever can! You will feel the difference if wheat is causing you issues and then you'll WANT to stay gluten free.

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  10. Good luck I am sure you can do it!

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  11. Eating healthy consistently is really the key .... chicken, fish, lean protein, fruits and vegetables. Consistency is the key! I have also found IT Works Applicator to be working!

    You can lose 3 inches or more in 45 minutes! This combined with healthy eating, drinking lots of water, is sure to kick start your weight loss!

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  12. This is good info! Where else can i find out more Keep up the good work
    pain on top of foot

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  13. I've never heard of the Paleo diet before, but I'm reading Wheat Belly now and it is an interesting read.

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  14. I wish you a lot of luck with whatever you try. Something will click sooner or later. I'm struggling with getting something work myself. Ugh. Let me know if you find soemthing.

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  16. Hi Hollie, If there's one thing that I would like you to know, this is the fact that we all have the freedom when it comes to loosing weight. You go girl!


    Like you, I also struggle about weight gain. As a matter of fact, I am very excited to try and start on my HcG diet Plan Hope this one will work! I will update you as soon as I get started.

    Keep on fighting! we can do this!

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  17. going back to primal living is as good as living natural. that is the answers to our present weight epidemic.

    enough of the snacks and pizzas

    i am now healthier just by following this simple health advice

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  18. I am impressed with the caveman way of life. They ate whatever and whenever they could. They were either chasing their lunch or running from being lunch. The caveman diode not eat and then sat after eating. It was more like eating and running! Weight loss and burning fat must become a way of life!

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  19. Hi, I have been reading your blog for long and it is heartening to read about your weight loss. If you are having difficulty controlling your hunger pangs then you can try having fenugreek seeds. Just soak them in water and sprout them and have before meals. Alternatively, you can consume 20 grams of powder a day in small doses before meals throughout the day. It tastes bitter so it may be difficult to consume in one go. Plus it is better to have them throughout the day. You can certainly get fenugfreek seeds in an Indian store or perhaps online at Amazon.

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  20. So what is the concoction that your friend introduced you to that you consume every morning?

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  21. Gluten free has definitely worked for some of my clients on a short term basis. However it is not recommended long term.

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  22. You will never go wrong avoiding processed foods. Stick to the stuff humans ate for millenia and you won't go wrong. I find that "grazing" throughout the day (eating 5-6 times) on small sized meals keeps me from slopping seconds on the plate. When you think about it ... how unnatural is it to eat by a clock? Good luck, Larry

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