Podcast Episode #59: BIG news, weight loss time, non-paleo family, cold care & more!
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Episode #59: BIG news, weight loss time, non-paleo family, cold care & more!
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Liz’s covered wagon road-trip drama.
1. Weight loss – how long will it take? [ 15:28]
2. Sugar detox & vegetarianism [23:25]
3. Living with a family that eats differently [27:05]
4. Eating on the go [32:24]
5. Symptoms of gluten exposure [37:21]
6. What we do when we’re sick/natural cold care [41:48]
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1. Weight loss – how long will it take?
First off ladies, let me tell you how much I’m enjoying your podcast! I listen to it almost daily and I’m dreading the day when I run out of past episodes and have to wait like a shmuck for the new weekly one Diane, I also have your book and I’m devouring it. So far the stuffed peppers and lemon artichoke chicken are our favorites.
My question is, how long will it take me to see some weight loss. I KNOW, I KNOW… be patient! Trust me, I’ve been listening. And I KNOW, I KNOW, I’m not losing weight, my body is letting go of it. Trust me, I hear all of that and I’m not looking for a quick fix. But I would like some hope.
I’m 35 and have been paleo for almost 3 months. I started the diet because my son has been diagnosed with food sensitivities (dairy, gluten, soy, some nuts, eggs and some others) and I wanted to make meals our whole family could eat. At first I was eating some non-glutenous grains and rice but my research eventually led me to Mark Sisson’s site and I’ve been ‘clean’ ever since. I get so excited to read all the success stories of people who have adopted this way of eating and have had massive physical transformations. However, I have seen none of it. I’m 5’6″ and 220 lbs. I’ve lost a whopping 2lbs and 2 inches and I’m beginning to wonder if I’ll EVER be healthy.
Mind you, I FEEL great! No more symptoms of hypoglycemia, no more constantly thinking of my next feed, way more energy, great outlook etc. I’m not thinking of going back to my old diet ever, I’d just like some help so that I can look as good as I feel.
I should mention that I’m not eating ideal meat at the moment. I’ve got a 1/4 grass-fed cow on order and I’m searching for natural pork, chicken and eggs, but it is not as easy in Canada to find this stuff as it seems to be in the states. Unpasteurized dairy is even illegal. Even if it was abundant, financial constraints are a huge consideration.
I also want to say that when I have logged my calories to see where I’m at, I am still consuming 2,000 or more calories on a normal day. About 70% from fat 20% from protein and the rest from veggie carbs. This really bothers me. I keep reading how a high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet will help you curb your hunger so that you’re naturally eating less calories. I’m eating less often, and I would have sworn that I was eating less calories, but amazingly I still manage to eat a ton! I only eat when I’m hungry, so I’m not sure what to do. I’m pretty boring and most of my days are the same.
Breakfast: 3 eggs and butter or coconut oil, usually a coffee with coconut milk and sometimes heavy cream (I’m doing some self-experimentation to go totally dairy free, though cream in my coffee is the only dairy I ever have.
Lunch: a whopping salad with avocado and some sort of protein usually leftover from dinner
Dinner: meat and veg
Snacks: sometimes a coffee with coconut milk, sometimes 1/4 c of nuts, sometimes a couple of tablespoons of natural peanut butter (I’m working on almond butter but I’m only human!), sometimes some leftover meat from dinner. Some days I don’t snack at all.
Exercise: I’m so proud! When I first started, going for a 20 min walk seemed a huge deal. I have 2 young boys and didn’t feel like I had the time to take care of me. Now, I get mad if I can’t get out for my 45 min hoof everyday. I am also doing more and more strength exercises. I do kettlebell swings, push ups, rows, squats etc. 2-3 times a week. I’m adding more strength weekly because I’m enjoying seeing my numbers go up. Sleep: I get about 8 hours a night (WOOT for a good sleeper baby!). I sometimes still feel that 3 o’clock slump though, hence the coffee for a snack.
Supplements: I take cranberry pills to help me stave off the UTIs that I’m prone to (haven’t had one in months though), a multi and probiotics in capsule form. All of these are just from Costco. Again, budget is a big concern. I’m on mat leave and my husband is just starting his own business. We don’t have cable, we live very frugally, there is just not much money to go around currently.
I will have a glass of wine 2-3 times a month. I have a couple squares non-dairy dark chocolate maybe 1-2/week. I sometimes steal a bite of potato or some watermelon from my husband’s plate (my family does not eat pure paleo at the moment… we’re getting there though!) I don’t ‘cheat’ often because it brings back some of the old feelings of craving and obsession with food, not to mention the hypoglycemia symptoms. I have only had one day in the past 3 months where I had a whole meal that was non-paleo (though it did include a huge steak!) and I didn’t enjoy the aftermath.Thanks for reading the small novel! I’m excited to hopefully hear me on your podcast. It’ll be my claim to fame
2. Sugar detox & vegetarianism
How can a vegetarian complete the 21 day detox? It looks like level 2 would work for vegetarians, but does it work for a good sugar detox?
3. Living with a non-Paleo family.
I’m a 22 year old university student living at home with a non-paleo family. My father’s health views differ drastically from my own. He suffers from depression, anxiety and alcoholism, so you can imagine his eating and exercise habits. For this reason, it would be very difficult for me to adapt my diet right now. I have control over my breakfast, lunch and snack, but dinners range from pasta and meatballs, chicken soup, hot dogs, burgers, pizza… not always horrible, but not the greatest either.
I often find myself bloated and feeling too full. I also seem heavier in my stomach area, although I’m not sure how much of that is due to bloat. I’m 5’5” and 115 pounds. I have never gotten my period naturally and know in my heart that I should probably put weight on but am unsure how much or how to do so in a healthy manner. I’m also hoping to heal my digestive issues as much as possible while under my current living constraints. I hope to move out in January, which will coincide with the completion of my undergrad (wooo! stress relief), but was wondering what advice you might have for me in the meantime, or for putting on the weight/solving digestive problems once living on my own
I’m trying to limit gluten to one or two meals a day, have tried to add more animal protein, and incorporated full fat yogurt (plain, greek-style) into my diet and have begun to take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar after my dinner.
A typical day: steel cut oats, almond butter, banana, salmon, sweet potato, broccoli, yogurt and fruit for snacking, pasta and meatballs. I don’t take any supplements. I sleep quite poorly.
Exercise: 5 times a week of strength and cardio (1 hour alltogether), walks 7 days a week for 1 hour, with light stretching or the odd bike ride thrown in.
4. Eating on the go.
Can you tell me how to eat Paleo when on the go and you are faced with either Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, etc sometimes I just have time for a quick meal and I am on the road.
5. Symptoms of gluten exposure.
I’ve been recently diagnosed with celiac and a leaky gut. I just finished the elimination diet and I am now reintroducing foods on a weekly basis. On occasion, the rigors of modern life force me to eat out. About half the time I come away feeling some pain and/or discomfort which I chalk up to some gluten getting into my food either through cross contamination, something in the food (like a sausage). I am loath to go back on the elimination diet, so I‘m worried that these instances might again to a leaky gut. How much exposure does it take and over what time period? What kind of symptoms should I be on the watch for should I suspect something?
My wife and I love your book so much we bought 4. One for ourselves, one for each of our exes and another for our mother in law. All so our kids can eat as healthy with them as they do with us. Keep up the great work!
6. What we do when we’re sick/natural cold care
What can I take when I’m sick? I always turned to the traditional nyquil/dayquil combo but now that I’ve become more aware of the things I’m putting in my body I feel slightly guilty taking those. I know there has to be a better option. Do you have a natural alternative to help with the common cold?
Diane & Liz
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