Sheild_Maiden: The guidelines are not difficult. The lifestyle and sustaining it, is. However, I'm glad that that isn't the case for you. Also, thank for telling me that I need to eat. I don't want to forget to do that.
nameless wonder: Thanks again for detailing what you're doing (but I did give your blog a visit too.) While GAPS seems like a good way to go, the intro part is pretty…er…hardcore. But I think it makes sense. So I'll be looking into SCD soon and compare them and see what I could try. I think sweet potatoes do have a positive effect on my digestion but it's not ideal yet (very interesting to note how store bought sweet potato fries have no effect, probably because they're swimming in corn starch etc)
It isn't easy to talk about so I appreciate your advice. Constipation is more prevalent for me than diarrhea (again, I only get that if I eat too much, get really upset or eat something that bothers me.) Actually because I can feel ill during the day I won't eat and I end up binging when I'm having a "good stomach day". It's an annoying cycle. I suppose I was a little let down that eating paleo wasn't really working for that but I didn't quit for that reason. I didn't want to quit because I knew that I was seeing some beneficial things (like bloat going away.) But I simply wasn't feeling energized and wasn't sure where I needed to make adjustments.
dev: Basically. Don't mean to sound vain but my hair has always been a very prominent part of who I am (my family and strangers have always praised it.) But either way, when it started to mysteriously thin I was freaked as it's never happened to me. My main concern is my health and I knew something was very wrong.
MarielleGO: Yeah. I thought it was really weird that I wasn't feeling very bouncy and high energy after keeping it up (low carb flu was pretty bad but I stuck it out somehow.)
ATM I do eat a lot of eggs for breakfast and as it's a cheap source of protein it's not something I want to have an issue with eating. I need all the safe foods I can get. I actually did go to an allergy doctor last year to see if I had food allergies. That was a waste of time (all he could tell me was that I had hayfever, which I knew already. Still paying the bill for that.)
That's what I was thinking. It took me six months to have my hair grow back thicker (and right now it's still only the roots. I'm very gentle with my hair, it's curly and hard to manage. I don't do a lot of intense styling.) But obviously my body still doesn't like this fake food.
Everything you've said is spot on. I think Paleo is a great framework. Just eat real food and also be aware of your body. I suppose I did not know that It wasn't as simple as just following Paleo. It may very well work for a lot of people, but others need fine tuning. Thanks for your response.
1st Start: 8.25.12
SW: 151 CW: 147 GW: -150