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Fairy Dancer

Member Since 06 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 15 2012 04:33 AM
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In Topic: What To Do For Breakfast?

24 June 2012 - 11:56 AM

Yea, there was a time when I was gravitating towards nuts, but they all have a ridiculous fat to protein ratio, like 2 grams of fat for every gram of protein. That's a lot. That paleo diet is interesting, seems like a really high fat diet though. I'll have to research it a little.


Yes the theory with the paleo people is that it is grains and excessive carbs that do the most damage and not fat. Although some forms of paleo can be higher in carbs there is also the low carb version, so the fat is vital for energy. It's not atkins though, people tend to confuse them.

Also legumes are off the menu as is dairy (if you are hardcore paleo which I am these days). So no processed foods, no dairy, no grains (at all...none, zero, zilch), no legumes.

Meat, fish (types low in methylmercury although that is not specified it is my personal preference), nuts, eggs, vegetables and fruit...basically lol

As for beverages I just drink mineral water myself but paleo does allow coffee etc and some versions even slide in soda pops. I don't as I don't add any sugar to anything or use artificial sweetener as a replacement.

It has gotten me results in that I am not completely bed bound any more and my digestive system is much improved but I am still getting some symptoms that have not worn off yet...I wait patiently as I have only been on it for 2 months (1 month higher carb and 1 month lower carb), so it is still early days and I was feeling rather horribly ill when I started so it may well take time to heal properly.

I have lost 17lbs though (I am overweight), which is a good thing in my case!

In Topic: What To Do For Breakfast?

24 June 2012 - 09:55 AM

I am on the paleo diet (which is grain free and diary free) and I will eat just about anything for breakfast including meat and vegetables (aye I know lol...). I moved away from traditional breakfast foods when I changed my diet.

For something closer to tradition though I often eat some nuts, berries and a couple of poached/boiled/scrambled or fried eggs etc (depending on which I prefer at the time).

Or, if I am not feeling very hungry some macadamia nuts and a banana does the trick...

In Topic: Hair!

24 June 2012 - 09:30 AM

Opps double post, sorry.

In Topic: Hair!

24 June 2012 - 09:28 AM

I have a head full of hair but what I am wondering is there anything to stop grey hair?

I am losing my colour :(

It did start falling out at one point but because I started out with an awful lot of it, it just looked a little bit thinner is all and lately I have new regrowth anyway, especially since I started using the 'no-pooing' technique on it (no use of chemical shampoos). I call it my paleo hair as I am on the paleo diet as well lol.

I also avoid using styling products etc. I am trying to encourage its natural curl to come back as it used to be nothing more than a giant ball of frizz with chemical products on it...even with the best on the market. Its a little bit better now but it's still early days and a bit of stubborn frizz remains from where it was chemically treated with colourants (as close to my own hair colour as I could get).

I want to avoid having to use colourants in the future though..

Silly grey hairs coming through lol

In Topic: Antibiotics

25 May 2012 - 12:13 PM

I was going to suggest cranberry juice...but cranberry stuff has already been suggested.