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    Thought I'd share my success story for those in need of inspiration.



    My story:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29552058/Paleo%20Story.pdf

  • #2
    Nice!
    Making adventure out of this thing called life

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    • #3
      Success stories and pics always inspire me and keep me going...thanks.

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      • #4
        Real nice! I love that your success story has figures and references.

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        • #5
          As a rice enthusiast myself, I was drawn to this thread. Do you substitute anything for the rice to get the same feeling or satisfaction?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by TobelikeGroketta View Post
            As a rice enthusiast myself, I was drawn to this thread. Do you substitute anything for the rice to get the same feeling or satisfaction?
            More meat, more fat, more veggies.

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            • #7
              Thank you for posting your story and including stats...very impressive and so inspiring!




              Start Date/Weight: December 6, 2011 - 203 lbs

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              • #8
                Thanks guys. I majored in math back in school and am a data analyst consultant by profession, so I'm very numbers and results-driven.

                As for kicking the rice habit, it was hard at first, but I've come to the realization that rice is quite bland compared to real food. I hardly miss it now. However, since my social circle includes so many other Asians, I find myself eating rice once or twice a month, which keeps me well within the 80/20 rule.

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                • #9
                  You look great!

                  What was the motive for quitting rice? Trying to cut carbs or lose fat? Both?

                  My husband and I eat a fair amount of rice - at least once a week. Robb Wolf says it's very well tolerated by most people, unlike other grains.

                  Curious if your reason for quitting was weight or leaky gut issues or what?

                  Thanks!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Angieh View Post
                    You look great!

                    What was the motive for quitting rice? Trying to cut carbs or lose fat? Both?

                    My husband and I eat a fair amount of rice - at least once a week. Robb Wolf says it's very well tolerated by most people, unlike other grains.

                    Curious if your reason for quitting was weight or leaky gut issues or what?

                    Thanks!
                    Once a week is a fair amount? Haha, in an Asian household, it is not unusual to have 10 servings of rice per day. Breakfast would be pho (beef rice noodle soup), lunch would be some rice dish, and same with dinner. Snacks may be rice cookies. It probably wasn't rice in particular that was the problem, but the massive amount of carbs that comes along with it.

                    I had somewhat elevated blood pressure, bloating, constantly feeling hungry, and energy crashes. I do notice that when I go to Vietnam, however, that Asian-Americans seem to eat more rice than those in Vietnam. My guess at the reason for this is that our bowls and plates are bigger, and we feel the need to fill the plate.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ppham27 View Post
                      I do notice that when I go to Vietnam, however, that Asian-Americans seem to eat more rice than those in Vietnam. My guess at the reason for this is that our bowls and plates are bigger, and we feel the need to fill the plate.
                      I love pho, love love love. When I went primal, I was sad that I couldnt partake in a big, noodle-y bowl of it all the time like I used to, but I decided that every once in awhile would be ok. So a few weeks ago, I had my first bowl of pho since going primal. Since im more meat-brave than I used to be too, I went for the whole shebang and ordered the mix pho bowl with tripe, tendon, and fatty briscuit (whereas normally before I would only get lean steak). And oh. my. god. It was the best bowl of pho I have ever had in my life. I actually was barely able to finish it, it made me so full and satisfied. Im sure its cause it was richer in gelatin and fat than it normally would be for me.

                      I would hesitate a guess that the same thing might be happening in this situation. The native Vietnamese might be eating a wider, more nutritious variety of meats, especially offal cuts, while asian americans are stuck with simple cuts of lean meats that arent as satisfying.
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                      • #12
                        Congratulations!

                        Looking good!

                        Rice was a biggie for me, too - I also grew up in a cultural tradition where rice was eaten frequently. I still eat it occasionally, but have turned to vegetable noodles (spaghetti squash, shredded cabbage, zucchini) as often as possible.

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                        • #13
                          Fabulous results. Well done!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
                            I would hesitate a guess that the same thing might be happening in this situation. The native Vietnamese might be eating a wider, more nutritious variety of meats, especially offal cuts, while asian americans are stuck with simple cuts of lean meats that arent as satisfying.
                            Indeed, this is the case at least in the country side. It's very common in Vietnam to eat things like liver, blood, balut, and chicken feet. I even remember eating the reproductive organs of some animal.

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                            • #15
                              thank u so much for taking the time- great story and presentation./
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