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Paleo after surgery?

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Started by purplemoonflower123, Feb 21, 2013 11:06 PM
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    purplemoonflower123

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Posted February 21, 2013 - 11:06 PM

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I was wondering if there are any paleo sleevers out there? Paleo is very low carbohydrate and high protein. I got a couple of cookbooks and crockpot recipes. I thinking more of getting my family to eat this way so in the long run I wont be making separate meals.


    ShouldBlittler

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Posted February 21, 2013 - 11:10 PM

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When my sister did strict paleo, her cholesterol went through the roof after 6 months.... Just something to watch.


    purplemoonflower123

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Posted February 21, 2013 - 11:32 PM

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When my sister did strict paleo, her cholesterol went through the roof after 6 months.... Just something to watch.


I've heard that can happen and it also can with Atkins. I came across an article and found it interesting. I want to find an easy way to feed my family food they will like, we can all enjoy, but is also low carb and low sugar for me.

http://paleononpaleo...gastric-bypass/


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Posted March 2, 2013 - 9:23 AM

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I dont specifically do paleo or atkins but during weight loss I basically eat meat. I get less than 20 carbs a day and at min 70 protein. Google cholesterol being high during weight loss. There are several great articles about it. Basically when you lose weight quickly.. your cholesterol will sometimes go up.. when your weight loss stabalizes it goes back to normal.


    Evolving

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Posted March 2, 2013 - 2:51 PM

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My Chiro and surgeon recommend paleo

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    fatrosie

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Posted March 2, 2013 - 10:25 PM

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My surgeon advocates for a paleo diet. He swears by it.


    lessofmeismore

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Posted March 2, 2013 - 10:32 PM

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I like it, I just can't live without cheese and milk

Other than that its great!


    *Dean*

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Posted March 2, 2013 - 10:35 PM

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I think I do a version of paleo. Given the small amount we can eat, I think your cholesterol would be ok.

By the time I get my protein in it doesn't leave much room for anything else.

I'll have some non starchy veg. A green smoothie every couple of days.

I never eat bread or pasta due to lack of interest. I'll have a small amount of rice infrequently.


    Evolving

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 9:59 PM

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I was wondering if there are any paleo sleevers out there? Paleo is very low carbohydrate and high protein. I got a couple of cookbooks and crockpot recipes. I thinking more of getting my family to eat this way so in the long run I wont be making separate meals.


How's it going? When u say very low carb..... What does that mean for u?

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    hollirrose

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 6:26 AM

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How's it going? When u say very low carb..... What does that mean for u?

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So I am "Team Low Carb". I followed 600 - 800 calories/less than 40 carbs/more than 60 prot/more than 64 oz fluid a day. My carbs were usually under 20 and I consumed about 600 calories a day. I was never hungry because I basically at meat for every meal and snack. For me, low carb is the way to go. I had a lot of weight to lose and I wanted to take the easiest/fastest route possible. Staying "on plan" 98% of the time I reached "goal" in about 11 months. In that 11 months I lost 201 lbs and now have a bmi of 22. I think I started at 52 or 54...something crazy high. Once I reached goal... I have been adding carbs and calories back into my diet. I think, compared to most, I will always stay pretty low carb. Low carb makes me feel the best and works well with the prot first rule.


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