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    Introducing Myself

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    Hey guys! I'm Aaron. I've just recently decided to try out a real Paleo diet. I was exposed to the idea over the summer, and on the suggestion of a fighting coach I cut out all breads after breakfast. That alone lost me 7 pounds in 5 weeks. Now I'm back at college, but my good habits have slowly deteriorated. So I figured if I really want to live healthy, I have to go all out and give myself less room for the "oh just this once, I've been doing so well" moments.

    I'm a music major at college (trumpet player), living off campus. I have minimal cooking skills but I'd love to learn. I'm trying to slowly adapt a Paleo diet (meaning I'm going to eat what I have and just start buying better food choices). I figured after a few weeks of using up what's left of my "bad" food and doing research on how to find the "best" food, I'll end up on a real Paleo diet. I want to try this for a month or so and see how I feel, but I'm really looking forward to the experience!

    I plan on reading through all the newbie threads, but does anyone have any general advice for a Paleo lifestyle in college? By this I mean I have minimal skill or time for cooking.


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    Aaron

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    Since you are off-campus, get someone (not to be sexist, but a cute girl, perhaps? Chicks dig guys that can/want to cook) to start showing you some of the basics of cooking. Get a few basics down and then start practicing. There are some things that are easier if someone shows you, rather than trying to read it out of a cookbook.

    When you've found your instructor, bring recipes that you want to try, and ask him/her to help you cook them.

    Once you start getting some of the basics down, don't be afraid to experiment a bit. The techniques are mostly the same for whatever food you are cooking, but the details are a little bit different. Cooking a pork loin takes longer than a medium-rare steak. Bone-in chicken takes longer than boneless. Greens take less time than crucifers, or pretty much anything else, really.

    My wife has been an instructor for myself and a handful of her friends, male and female.

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    Ditch all the CRAP FOODS in your place, then proceed with the cooking lessons. having it there and within reach will only make it a harder/longer transformation...Good Luck, and Grok On!!!!!

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    If you truly want to discover the benefits, you have to go all in at first. If you go into it part time, you may not feel a difference. Particularly the grains. You need to go 100% grain free for 30 days. If it were me--college student with limited money and time--I would buy a small George Foreman grill and a decent frying pan. Fry eggs for breakfast every morning. Grill the highest quality chicken, beef, fish, and pork I could afford. Saute green vegetables with olive oil and garlic. Bake sweet potatoes. Cook for multiple meals at a time. This will give you a good base to build from. There are a number of other similar threads you should check out. Good luck.

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    You do not have start 100%. Some do best that way, some don't. Please do not throw away food that a hungry person could eat. Give it to a food closet.
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