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Old 03-28-06, 07:38 PM   #1
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Obsidian Pulls Plug on Paleo Diet

Well, it is a good thing there is some anonimity on the internet.

For me, it is official; the paleo style diet is over. It may work to bring down weight for awhile and my sugars did pretty good for a week. However, the last two days they have been higher than the first week and I was eating less and less carbohydrates and climbing stairs at work like a mountain goat. They would not go down.

I have been feeling worse and slept very poorly last night as my legs kept trying to cramp up on me. I finally broke down this afternoon and ate a yam, an apple, a banana and a bag of corn chips and the fuzziness went away. I will see what my sugar has done here in a little while and report what it is.

As far as this modern man is concerned, paleo is not sustainable and should be avoided. I will bow to the chuckles and catcalls from the bench and fade away as did the cave men of the past to supplanted by modern men who manage to eat a modern diet and stay slim except here in the richest, fattest nation on the earth where eating too much of the wrong stuff is a multifaceted fine art.

Thus ends the saga of obsidian. Never to be seen or heard from again.
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Old 03-28-06, 09:27 PM   #2
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Time for a well-deserved pizza
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You're not going to give up the whole idea of eating healthy and controlling those blood sugars are you?

Please don't do that. With diabetes, it is much harder to control both appetite and weight, but it can be done. Just pace yourself. It's like riding a century, you can't give up on the first hill and you have to pace yourself for the long ride. If you lose one pound a month, that's enough! Who's to say it isn't enough?
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He has diabetes? His blood sugar levels seemed fairly normal...

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He has diabetes? His blood sugar levels seemed fairly normal...
Type II Diabetes is diagnosed when blood sugars are above a certain cutoff level on two separate occasions.

Many diabetics are able to maintain normal levels with diet and exercise, others need one or more oral medications, and some need insulin injections.
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Don't confuse Paelo with ultra low carb although Paelo diets would be on the lower end of the carbohydrate consumption scale. Yams and some fruit is all part of a Paleo diet. Just exercise some moderation.

Grains and refined vegetable oils are deffinitely off the Paleo diet but no loss there realy. So if you want some more carbs then have some more carbs. Personaly I would have something healthier than corn chips. Get some nice fresh sweetcorn on the cob and have it with real butter.


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You know, I really like good bread. A bowel of hearty soup and good bread.
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You know, I really like good bread. A bowel of hearty soup and good bread.
Yes but where do you get good bread these days?

Seriously good bread and not the crap foistered on the public by the big baking companies. Good bread is hard to come by and the thing is if bread was made properly far fewer people would be alergic to it then there is. Even small, suposedly quality bakeries are using the same comercial bread mix as the big boy's. Unless you know of a baker with traditional baking skills that still takes the time to practice them.

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Yes but where do you get good bread these days?

Seriously good bread and not the crap foistered on the public by the big baking companies. Good bread is hard to come by and the thing is if bread was made properly far fewer people would be alergic to it then there is. Even small, suposedly quality bakeries are using the same comercial bread mix as the big boy's. Unless you know of a baker with traditional baking skills that still takes the time to practice them.

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Well, we bought a wheat mill and make our own bread. Good stuff. You can good good wheat at the local co-op, barley, oats, rye and so forth. My wife has made our bread for years and I am learning to bake it too.
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Have you completely read the book?

You can eat as much fruit as you want on the paleo diet, so long as the low fiber kind (bananas, melons, etc) are only eaten before and during rides

Yams are fine too, man

I felt amazing for the 6 weeks i was eating paleo, and still try to as much as possible, but living in a dorm i can't do it all the time. Plan to get a lot stricter this summer, we'll see how it goes.

I should add im not doing it to lose weight, just as a lifestyle change in order to feel/be better nutritionally.
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