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    Paleo Fail

    Well, I tried! After 35 years as a lacto-ovo vegetarian, I really tried my best to ease into eating chicken and fish again. I saw the awesome results my husband had, he looks and feels terrific and has lost over 25 pounds. I simply couldn't deny the logic of a Paleo lifestyle.

    It's been 3 months since that first taste of chicken, and I've come back full-circle to the reason I became a vegetarian in the first place at 16 years of age:

    I simply do not like the taste, texture, smell, or anything about animal flesh. Nope, not even bacon!

    But, this certainly been a learning experience, and this is what I'm taking away from it:

    • I have cut WAY down on grains, to almost non-existence. I used to have pasta several times a week, now it might be once a month, if that. And it has to be worth it, as in home-made wonderful, not out of a box.
    • I have upped my yogurt consumption, eating full-fat without guilt!
    • I eat more veggies now than I did before! I relied too much on bread and pasta before.
    • I've begun having a whey shake several times a week as my protein "insurance."
    • I've ditched the long cardio sessions, and have started a body weight exercise program. At 51, I can do 15 on-my-toe pushups, but my goal is to do pullups too!
    • I'm going to stay away from the scale, and concentrate on being strong into my 60's, 70's and beyond. I really only have 7 vanity pounds to lose anyway; its conceivable I'll stay the same weight once I get more muscle on me.


    I really appreciate all the great advice I got here, and I still plan on sticking around because there's so much wisdom in these parts! Maybe I will gear up and try a bite of chicken some time in the future, but for right now I'll letting myself off the hook.
    Last edited by ForensicArtist; 08-09-2012 at 03:38 PM.
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    I can't accept this.

    Go back and try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Return of Dado View Post
    I can't accept this.

    Go back and try again.
    But just think, I'm leaving more bacon in the world for everyone else!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForensicArtist View Post
    But just think, I'm leaving more bacon in the world for everyone else!!
    I would feel better if you shared the bacon with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Return of Dado View Post
    I would feel better if you shared the bacon with us.
    You'd have to get it away from him first! He had avocado on bacon last night for dinner!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForensicArtist View Post
    You'd have to get it away from him first! He had avocado on bacon last night for dinner!
    Yum. Bacon and guacamole is one of my favorite things on the planet. Good for you for cutting down on the grains. It's very easy to get into a comfort zone with those regardless of the rest of your lifestyle.

    Also, full fat plain greek yogurt with honey and cinnamon and walnuts is DELISH! I also will take the same plain yogurt and mix in some Simply Fruit preserves which is just the fruit and fruit pectin and no other sugars and some walnuts for a change of pace. Of course, the yogurt on berries is also ridiculously good.

    I had to come back and throw that in there.
    Last edited by RobinNM; 08-09-2012 at 07:00 PM. Reason: additional thoughts

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    I cannot imagine EVER not enjoying the taste of meat and the satisfaction it gives me, especially BBQ. It would be a dark and sad world for me without meat.

    I would speculate that your mindset against meat is psychological...you reference it as "flesh" as if you are a cannibal...which most people find abhorrent. It's your prior vegetarian bias which you have not come to terms with. Them critters are meant to be devoured with pleasure and gusto...can you say and believe that?

    Last edited by Moochy; 08-09-2012 at 03:52 PM.
    Primal/Paleo is not for everyone, it's for those who have committed to understand.
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    or maybe she doesn't like meat, and is fine being lacto-ovo

    which is fine. still seems pretty paleo to me, so maybe you didn't fail at all
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    yeah you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodorchid View Post
    or maybe she doesn't like meat, and is fine being lacto-ovo

    which is fine. still seems pretty paleo to me, so maybe you didn't fail at all
    +1

    I see nothing wrong with eating the way you like. You're doing what works for you instead of trying to fit yourself into someone else's mold. That is absolutely a success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodorchid View Post
    or maybe she doesn't like meat, and is fine being lacto-ovo
    which is fine. still seems pretty paleo to me, so maybe you didn't fail at all
    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Renata View Post
    +1
    I see nothing wrong with eating the way you like. You're doing what works for you instead of trying to fit yourself into someone else's mold. That is absolutely a success.
    Quote Originally Posted by impala454 View Post
    Agreed with bloodorchild, this is not a fail at all. You saw that you needed to make a change and you did, and you're seeing results. You found what works for you and that's the important part.
    Thanks to all! You're right; not really a fail after all, but a major adjustment in a better direction. Thanks!
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