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#1 Oner

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:53 AM

Started Paleo yesterday in the afternoon and plan on giving this 30 days to see noticeable improvement.

Dinner last night:
Grilled Salmon
Arugula Salad with mushrooms olive oil & balsamic vinegar
Sliced cucumbers.

Breakfast this morning:
Two eggs fried with coconut oil
Applegate organic salami
Mixed green salad with mushrooms olive oil & balsamic vinegar
Green tea
Blackberries

I will be updating my meals here daily and it would be very nice if anyone could dish out advice or comments on what I'm eating. I'm trying to be 100% paleo but there seems to be factions within the paleo world on what is actually paleo. Basically I plan on eating all fish and meat, lots of vegetables, olive oil, coconut oil, minimal fruit, some berries. I will not consume sugar, dairy, gluten, beans, other grains, soy, etc... BUT i might occasionally have rice or quinoa because i have heard that too low of carbs is detrimental and I want to be able to digest rice/quinoa. A side note, I have been sugar free for 2 days, and have already seen a little improvement. thanks for reading!

i also supplement with 30mg zinc x2 daily and 400mg Chromium x2 daily

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:16 PM

snack:
1 sliced cucumber
1 bunch of celery
rose green tea
half an avocado

Lunch:
2 fried eggs (in coconut oil)
Giant bowl of:
grilled chicken
sprouts
spinach
iceberg lettuce
romaine lettuce
tomatoes
onions
cucumbers
mushrooms
brocolli
bell peppers
with lemon juice & olive oil

Dinner:
grilled serrano marinated chicken
guacomole
salsa fresca
lettuce
2 fried eggs (in coconut oil)

i didn't notice till i just typed it up but i have had 6 sunny side up eggs today and I'm wondering if thats excessive for the paleo diet. But i love me some eggs.
It's too early to be noticing change. Though since i've been off sugar completely for 3 days i think there should be a difference by tomorrow, because my blood sugar should be stabilizing meaning less dht and thus less acne. Does anyone know how long it takes to stabilize blood sugar once you quit sugar? is it immediate? Does it even work like that?

is there a drop?

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:37 PM

also, I'm going to be eating a lot of tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocados which are all fruits but are low in sugar and low glycemic index. If anyone has some input on these three foods, that would be very helpful.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:20 AM

breakfast:
blueberries
cucumber
coconut milk
lemon chicken
salsa fresca
guacamole
lettuce

I'm already seeing improvement after being paleo for only 2 full days and sugar free for 4 full days. I tried the wai diet before but that was extremely difficult and didn't help at all with my acne. I attribute this to the high fruit consumption, because i basically only ate fruits, raw egg yolks, raw fish, and dried fruits. Paleo is much easier and fun too! As long as you keep your mind off of grain, you can still find pleasure in eating. My skin condition used to be severe but through cleanses, fiber, green tea, juicing, and tons of other holistic approaches i have brought it down to moderate. Now my skin is less red and looks like it is healing up. There are still a few active pimples though. Will update soon.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:51 PM

Lunch:
Cucumber
Applegate salami slices
Blueberries
Chicken with Pesto Sauce

Dinner:
Paleo style meatballs
Pesto Sauce
Arugula Salad

Ok, I'm going to stop trying to see improvement because this is my 3rd day (right?) and I'm going to update on my overall skin condition once a week to avoid high hopes. Trying to realistic here. Still taking chromium and zinc, I also think I will start supplementing with cinnamon at each meal too because that is known to stabilize blood sugar.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:05 PM

Ok i've been researching more now and i think my omega 6 to omega 3 ratio is waayyyyy off. I eat tons of avocados which are high in omega 6. So, instead of supplementing with fish oil (which ironically breaks me out), I am going to eat smoked salmon daily. for breakfast. probably with eggs. smoked salmon is paleo....right?

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:42 PM

fish fish fish

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:28 AM

snack:
smoked Atlantic nova salmon
coconut milk

Breakfast:
Cucumber
more salmon
blackberries
eggs

I'm skeptical of the quality of the salmon that i eat now because it is farmed, so as a cheap alternative i'm going to purchase trader joe's wild canned salmon. It is canned but i think since it is wild it will provide more omega 3's.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/finfish-and-shellfish-products/4204/2

whoa the omega 3's are so high!

i love this nutritiondata.self

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:34 PM

lunch:
more leftover paleo style meatballs
spring mix salad w/ mushrooms, tomatoes, olive oil & lemon juice
green tea
a sweet potato with salt & cinnamon

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:57 PM

dinner:
1 can sockeye salmon trader joe's wild caught pacific salmon
1 can wild pink alaskan taxer joe's salmon
Salsa fresca
pesto sauce
artichoke dip
bell peppers

i'm trying the two brands out for flavor right now, but I'm curious as to which one is healthier? (omega 3 content, mercury content, etc)

i'm going to start eating a can of salmon daily replacing one of my sources of meat. balancing omega 3's naturally is hard!

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:50 AM

breakfast:
1 can sockeye trader joes's wild pacific salmon
salsa fresca
scrambled eggs
coconut milk
tea

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:23 AM

& sliced celery

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:29 AM

Wow so healthy! Wonderful!

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:46 PM

lunch:
brown rice pasta w/olive oil & tomato sauce
more salmon
lemon juice

Note: i'm going to have rice, quinoa and other "healthy" grains occasionally. Also i do take a fiber supplement with it to prevent blood sugar spikes. some would consider this cheating but i don't considering the average american diets. The organic brown rice pasta was only part of the meal anyways. I doubt that this will have a noticeable impact. Also, my salmon intake is high right now, which I'm not sure is detrimental or not, but i'm going to be eating 2 cans a day for a bit and then take it down to one can a day and then 3-4 cans a week. This is to balance out my omega 3's because I realize that my entire life has been dominated by omega 6. gotta start somewhere. Fish oil breaks me out for some odd reason. I hope my salmon consumption doesn't break me out either. My fingers are crossed and hopes are high.

Wow so healthy! Wonderful!


Thank you!

it takes some people 3 days to get clear from fish oil, others it takes 3 months. But since my diet is lower now in omega 6 and I'm consuming a natural source of omega 3's daily, i hope this can speed up the process. is that logical?

after looking a bit more into omegas, its really difficult to avoid omega 6 and i am still getting a lot of it from olive oil and other sources, so I'm going to be only eating canned salmon as a meat source for probably a week.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:26 PM

just discovered this study:

http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/20708391

seems like bad news for me, as i am a male and am eating lots of salmon

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:35 PM

Dinner:
grilled salmon
lots of brussel sprouts
asparagus

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:20 AM

Keep up with the good work.
Did you experience any improvement? I have been on Paleo for 3 days now. I see the blackheads in my nose are starting to disappear. The skin feels a little smoother on the cheeks, but I still have an oily chin (That's where my acne problem is located).

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:01 PM

i see slight improvement, but i think it will take longer

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3047582/

http://cygstarz.hubp...-Beautiful-Skin

after reading these two pages, i think i need to start exercising more in order to speed up the process of balancing my omega 3 to 6 ratio. It turns out that it can take up to a full year for even a 40% cellular turnover rate of fat cells and i hardly exercising now. I didn't realize how important this is, but I feel if I'm loading up on omega 3's but not burning fat, it is useless. So now I'm going to start jogging daily.

maybe the amount of excersise is key to why some people don't benefit from fish oil supplements or just eating fish.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:17 PM

Breakfast:
omelete w/
bacon
avocado
spinach
mushrooms
Rose tea


Lunch:
lots of brussel sprouts
more salmon
lettuce
all in a giant bowl w/ olive oil, garlic, chives and other things

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:22 PM

Breakfast:
sweet potato
salad
tuna

Lunch:
rice pasta
salmon
asparagus