Honestly, I'm Stunned!
Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:38 AM
6 pounds has fallen off, even though I have been ravenously hungry and eating like a horse.
I have exactly 2 small remaining pimples on my jaw (I did have about 30)
And, yesterday I worked outside in my garden from 8 am until 9 pm without getting tired. Even after gluten-free took away my intense fatigue, I still had low stamina and had to rest often.
I went to bed at 12:30, woke up at 6 am today feeling right as rain!
I am beginning to think that the disease sttae of alll mankind is probably almost all food related!
Posted 13 May 2012 - 05:26 AM
Now..wanna come work in my garden?
Posted 13 May 2012 - 11:35 AM
Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:50 PM
I have researched Paleo, and I think for the most part it is a healthy diet, but I don't believe in the evolutionary theory behind it, I think most people have trouble with digesting foods because our bodies have just broken down over time due to all the poisons in our air, food and water. I also suspect our advances in modern medicine, particularly antibiotics has done serious damage.
I appreciate you telling me about thw diet though, and if I didn't enjoy beans so much I would give it a try! I don't have a ton of extra weight to lose- I just put on 20 lbs about 3 years ago and no amount of exercise or diet would budge the scale more than a pound or two. Even when I was running 10 miles a day, I didn't lose a pound! I am beginning to realize just how detrimental inflammation can be!
Another interesting side effect of cutting out casein- it seems to have killed my sweet tooth. I have constantly craved chocolate for years, and would do anything for a daily chocolate fix. I also always wanted a "sweet" taste throughout the day, which was of course counter-productive to losing weight. After. About day 5 of no casein my cravings just- left! I hope never to return!
Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:29 AM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:40 AM
I've researched the Paleo diet as well, and it all just makes sense! I am currently reading "The Paleo Solution" By Robb Wolf, and its an amazing book,an easy read, and funny as well. I havent been diagnosed with Celiac, however I have a docs appt in a week. Ive suffered from digestive issues for what seems like forever...but regardless of the results I am cutting gluten, grains, and dairy out of my diet so hopefully I can feel normal again...
Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:32 AM
I tell myself it isn't like celiac- I don't necessarily have to give up all dairy, forever. I am planning on a six month stretch, and then trying to see if I can tolerate a little bit. I really miss real cheese!
Posted 20 May 2012 - 09:18 AM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 09:47 AM
Daiya cheese site
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and hard work. have a good day! :-) Paul
Posted 20 May 2012 - 05:54 PM
I'm happy for you being able to see the results you want. I wish that doctors would test for more intolerance's/allergies especially with those diagnosed with Celiac.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:13 PM
All I know is that with 30 years of celiac, frequent vomiting and diarrhea AND 20 years of bulimia, I was NEVER underweight, ever.
I restricted to 220 calories a day for over a year and managed to hit my goal weight of 140 lbs (I am 5' 10")
Compulsive exercising did nothing.
13 mos of very healthy gluten-free eating with no dairy and few processed foods- didn't lose a pound.
I cut out trace milk protein less than 3 weeks ago and suddenly 10 lbs falls off. Go figure.
I switched to almond milk a year ago- love it. Daiya cheese is ok- but the cheese I miss is more along the lines of stinky feta, creamy swiss and crusty Parmesan!
Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:15 PM
Diagnosed with fibromyalgia....with sores...
Yeah, it was Celiac DH.
The first year gluten free...didn't want to give up dairy but I was losing weight and getting healthier...so I didn't worry about it.
Started to suspect dairy.
Went dairy free at one year gluten free...pretty much exactly like you...
found that dairy made me sick if I ate it.
Went Paleo...and the total transformation happened.
Muscle started to grow where I never had muscle before....abs...thighs...calves...forearms...
I'm only 5 ft... have battled weight and fatigue all my life.
On Paleo it took only 6 months to get super trim...and I don't work out at all...other than regular daily tasks.
I eat way more than I ever have in my life!
I got to 100 lbs and started to get scared....I felt great! But losing that much weight...when you are used to being plump is kinda concerning. I added dairy back about 3 weeks ago.
Doesn't bother my stomach at all.
Loved eating cheese, cream in my coffee, ice cream, all that stuff.
I have gained about 6 lbs....
But I feel like crap.
Going back to dairy free.
Paleo without dairy plus avocados for me!!!!
Thanks for your post...I can relate.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:07 AM
But that's just the problem. How do you figure out what doesn't agree with you? I've been keeping a food journal for over a year and I still can't figure some of it out. Eliminated rice several months ago and that was a big help, but there's still something--but what?
What we eat affects us so much more than we're ever aware? Once you figure out whjat doesn't agree with you, and avoid it, it can be life changing? Congrats to you on figuring it out.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:34 AM
Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:48 AM
I got to the point where I was getting bad reactions to more and more foods. I got a hydrogen breath test to see if I had small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). It's very common in Celiacs. I tested positive, and was told mine is severe. I was told that we react to more and more foods because the bacteria emit toxins into our blood stream/brain as they rob our bodies of nutrients.
This is encouraging for me...I have been gluten-free for 2yrs but battling fatigue like crazy still. Brain fog better but now dealing with other food sensitivities that have come up: Egg Yolks, Yeast, Almonds and Walnuts, Milk, Cheese and Oh my gosh my Chiobani Greek Yogert! I am losing weight and can't afford to get too low. Struggling to do this for 6 mos to see how I can add enough protein which for my age/wt they said 81 grams. Wow that's alot. I hate beans and am a super picky eater...I can do cashews but have depended upon my almond butter etc. Now no bread etc! Any ideas to sneak in some gluten-free dairy free choc once in a while? How does one tell if it has dairy in it...like a candy bar? I am having trouble with snack foods that have protein since I relied upon dairy so much.! I had planned on doing this for 6 mos and then trying to reintroduce these every 4th day...we'll see now....Thoughts anyone?
For anyone reacting to more and more foods I highly recommend getting the test!
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