Originally Posted by Cynical25
WTG on the weight loss! Our household is more Paleo-based rather than adhering to any strict guidelines; we focus on eating veggies, fruit, meat, nuts & seeds. Nothing processed or prepackaged, no dairy, few added sugars. We do occasionally eat beans, white potatoes & rice. Once we realized my son needed to be gluten-free and dairy-free, it was just easier for all three of us to go this route. As a whole, we feel considerably better on a daily basis. When I do splurge on something non-paleo (like that delectable cheese platter that was calling my name!) I will feel adverse affects for days. Or break out like a teenager going through puberty.
Chocolate breaks me out like a teenager. Our diets are similar except that I do dairy. I am a meat and veggies gal and I don't do fast food unless I've just come out of a cardio class and my hr monitor says I've burned upwards of 800 calories. I do at least an 800 calorie cardio workout three times a week and eat simple portions on my plate at home. I don't do processed if I can help it and I don't do the super fast foods like McDonalds/Taco Bell/you get it. But I will eat out at restaurants, especially Mexican food. But I count them and then I burn them.
The easiest way I THINK to do it is to eat meat and veggies, and don't eat anything that comes out of a container or a box! Didn't someone say once: if it didn't have a mother or wasn't grown from the ground then don't eat it'...that sums it up pretty good!!