My 60 Days on the Paleo Diet ended yesterday. And I am still seeing results and changes towards my first goal weight. Here are the current results compared to the last 60 days. (more…)
Category: 30 Day Paleo Challenge
I finished my 30 Day Paleo Challenge on 9/21/15. I must say it was a very interesting 30 Days. I had times where I was sad I couldn’t eat whatever, but I did manage to stay strong on eating on most of the plan.
After my 2 week post I did struggle with not drinking coffee. I don’t know if it was because I gave up so many other things that I just couldn’t drop it. I am trying again this week to not drink any because I think it does slow down getting better with my thyroid issues. As of today I am 5 days out, so I think I am good now. I am drinking non-caffeinated herbal teas in the afternoon.
My final results were:
My overall feeling on this plan is that it works. You have to stay strong though and focus on if you are feeling better not to give into cravings. Have snacks and meals with you if you are at work or outside of home. I am continuing this plan for the foreseeable future. I am going to continue working out and I am not going to add back any foods or food groups I removed. I plan on trying for the 90 day mark and see how I feel. Hopefully I can consider trying some of the items that were taken out of my diet plan. But, I am not any hurry to add them back in. I am just happy to be feeling well 75-80% of the day. It is eye opening what changing your diet can do.
As for my thyroid health, it is up and down each day. My lab results came back as “normal ranges”. But, I still have a goiter and nodules on each side. My doctor said I could try 25mcg of Levothyroxine for two months to see if it helps shrink the nodules and goiter. I asked for a brand called Tirosint, which is supposed to be free of additives. Some pills have milk and other additives in them which I need to avoid. I have been on it for about 10 days, but I cannot tell if it is making a big difference yet. My nodules and goiter change throughout the day still. Most mornings I am waking up and both sides of my thyroid are swollen. It is usually better after I wake up and take my Tirosint. So it may be helping. I will keep updating as things progress and I have a recheck with my Endocrinologist in November. I am just taking it a day at a time, and focusing on
not being stressed each day.
Stay tuned for sample menus and recipes from my Paleo Adventures!
One of the things I have noticed about The Paleo Diet, is all the information out there! It can be overwhelming and just too much to take in at once. Hopefully, this overview will let you know what is involved in The Paleo Diet Plan.
When it comes to what choices you have on Paleo, it is actually quite a bit. The first thing I have learned is you have to stop thinking about typical foods you eat at Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Instead think about what will be filling and nutritious at each meal. It will help your mindset and you can focus on planning tasty meals instead. Below is the foods allowed on the Paleo Diet.
Nuts( almond, cashew, hazelnut, pecan, pine, pumpkin, sunflower, macadamia, walnut)
Grass fed butter, ghee
Here is a one page copy of this list to help with grocery shopping. Paleo Food List
If you are starting this diet and/or the AIP version I have one main tip to remember. You may react to different foods than others. A lot of information found can be tailored to each persons journey. My list is even has some changes to what I can and cannot eat. The main list I have provided though is a starting point for you. I feel this reflects the majority of what I have read and seen on other lists. I suggest keeping a food journal for at least 14 to 30 days. I discovered many of my issues that way. And also trust in the 30 day trial time.
So far, these 2 weeks have been eye opening to me. The results alone make me want to make life changes. But, don’t be discouraged if you don’t notice a difference in the same amount of time. But, I think you will see changes in the 30 days. Also, their may be other options for vegetables and fruits just do your research if you add any other items to the list. Trust me white potatoes are not included, unfortunately!
I will share next week how much weight I have lost doing this diet and the 21 day fix program. It will be my 14 day results of the Paleo Diet with the changes listed above.
Since my last post, I have decided to try the Paleo Diet after some more research and reading. I finally got scheduled for my thyroid scan and blood work for this coming Monday 8/31. But, while waiting to hear from my doctors office last week I was still feeling bad and my thyroid was still swollen. So, that has brought about my own personal 30 day Paleo eating challenge! I started on Monday 8/24 and I have already lost 4 pounds as of today. So, what does this mean for you?
Tomorrow I will post about the Paleo eating plan and all guides will be up next week. And I will post my weight loss and measurements at the 14 and 30 day mark.
And I promise that my 21 Day Fix review will be up on 8/31. I keep adding information to my food plan sheets and I want it to be perfect for everyone to use.
See you tomorrow with more information and printouts!