good morning -
Still doing great on primal - what I like about it is I can have potatoes and carrots with a delicious grass-fed beef roast - just keep my portions skewed toward the protein! I have no problem avoiding grains, really... occasionally I wish I could have that pastry/pancake/pasta - but I fill up on protein and vegetables and I don't miss it anymore!
What I don't like about it - explaining it to people that don't understand why I didn't just go to the doctor for medicine for my acid reflux...they don't get it and I try to explain that I want to HEAL what's gone wrong to cause the acid reflux... the acid reflux and bloating are a symptom of something wrong and I would rather get to the root of what was wrong, than just treat the symptom.. ugh
weight loss - I am 3 weeks in and down 8# all together - which is cool, but I've been so busy that I haven't been able to workout! I think that I could get even leaner when I get back into exercising. maybe tonight I'll head out for a sprint with the puppy - she'd love it!
eating - still slightly better than 80/20 I think - like last night I had a beautiful steak taco salad - with a half avocado sliced on top....lovely. But I did have a bit of the fried tortilla shell... so yummy!
exercise - back on tonight!
Labmike - went to your primal tribe website, pretty cool! I like the group food-buying idea, although I'm more inclined to negotiate group rates with farmers instead of one person buying bulk and then selling it to the rest of the group...my personal preference.
Re: acid reflux - I am really only interested in solving my digestive issues with nutrition, so HCL is out of the question. I don't really think it's a lack of acid production issue, actually, since removing grains and sugar made it go away. I do believe I am probably recovering from an overgrowth of candida which exacerbated the problem. It all came to a head one evening when I was having a few delicious craft beers (high gluten content), had eaten really nothing but carbs all day and I could barely swallow the acid reflux was so bad! Now, having cut out grains and sugar - I can have a craft beer or two and not feel any ill effects. Sooo, I'm most likely not low acid production or gluten intolerant, just wheat sensitive and getting over a candida overgrowth which I am treating through nutrition / probiotic yogurt, etc.
I added in blueberries with my greek yogurt yesterday and suffered no acid reflux or bloating so fruit (a serving or so a week) will be a sweet alternative for me.
thanks again, and I would love to meet more ames primals!!
and for soda, I really feel better not drinking it - it's all about choices for me...I choose water / unsweetened ice tea instead of diet soda because I don't like how diet soda makes me feel! I miss the taste sometimes, but those cravings are certainly going away!
I will look up the paleo friendly doctor in Ankeny - that's great news, thanks!