posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 10:05 PM
In March I weighed 294 lbs., I had trouble tying my boots, climbing stairs, when I lay down in my bed my breast touched each other, I snored like a
old one lunger engine, I napped often, I had no enthusiam or overalll spunk.
I went on a low carb diet on March 20th, (not paleo) on July 8th I weighed 255lbs. and I weighed that until September 5th or so. A dieter knows that
is a long plateau, for most they would stop or give up. For me it was not an option (for mysellf) so I looked for ways to get past it. I came across
a podcast that discussed the Paleo diet, I went home and checked it out. I found that being on a low carb diet I was not far off but needed some
tweaking. . As I had already given up grains, I further gave up diet soda and all artificial sweeteners, I gave up cheese, but retained half and half
and a low carb ice cream that i had been clinging to. I stopped all processed meats and anything in a package. I upped my fats via coconut oil and
Kerry Gold butter and grass fed animal fats. I prepare alll my own meals. My boss allowed me to keep a Foreman grill at my work station and a crock
pot too. I take my food raw to work and cook it when I get hungry, there is alway something in the crock pot, or as my co workers now call it
"thecrackpot". My boss was and remains supportive this in itself is awesome.
I have come to realize I am on what is referred to as a "modified Paleo diet" . I still eat Breyers Carb Smart ice cream daily. Thi s is the only
processed food I eat I eat it daily to the tune of a quart a week mixed with cinnamon or fresh berries. If I didnt I am afraid I would revert. I drink
Vodka once in a while mixed with seltzer water and fesh lime.
After tweaking to the Paleo on or around the first week of September at 255lbs, I now weigh 217 lbs, Novemeber 21st. This is with little excercise and
eating the processed Breyers.
I post this becasue I have been a long time lurker on ATS with my interests mostly in UFOs and 2012 I noticed this topic and felt the need to
contribute. I am a 6' tall male , 40 years old a turf equipment mechanic by trade.
I have found a bunch of good podcasts and topic hosts that I find inspiring, I am not sure if I am allowed to posts links to non supporting users. I
can post if requested. But Dr . William Davis and Ashley Tudor are worth Googling. Another side note, when I gave up vegetable oils my gurgly stomach
seemed to stop, my bowels movements became more solid and havent had heartburn at all.
I hope this is a worth while contribution.