Hi everyone I've been eating paleo for about 3.5 months now. I do have some auto-immune diseases (celiac, PCOS, hypothyroid, & raynauds) and I feel great since going paleo. I have lost about 15 easy lbs since starting and still have about 25 to go. I have toyed with adding dairy back in but get very congested and overall heavy feeling for a few days after doing so, so sadly (I love dairy), that is not for me
This is what I had yesterday, which is pretty typical for me, obviously meat choices & veggies will change for variety. I do try to buy organic for the dirty 15, but buy regular grocery for the rest. I buy Grass fed meat & butter, but can only find organic grade for pork, chicken, eggs.
breakfast-2 egg muffins (finely diced bell peppers & mushrooms, + sausage (applegate brand) & cage free organic eggs (can't find pastured locally) + 1 tangerine
lunch-left over shrimp, sausage (aidells brand), homemade marinara sauce with lots of bell pepper & onion over a bed of zucchini noodles (tossed with a dab of kerry gold butter)
Dinner-big salad of romaine & spinach with chopped broccoli, carrots, snap peas with homemade dressing (olive oil, red-wine vinegar, garlic, salt) + Grass fed beef & broccoli -stir fried using coconut oil (& using coconut aminos instead of soy sauce) on a bed of butter sauted broccoli slaw
after dinner snack-spoonful of coconut butter and 1 small square of 85% chocolate
Any thoughts, additions?
Sounds pretty darn good. Your snack sounds like a reasonable dessert, if you must have one. :-)
I would consider adding actual fish (especially lean white fish like pollock, haddock, cod, etc), and try to switch up your beef intake with other red meats: lamb, goat, elk, etc. FWIW, you can easily find lamb, and often goat, at farmer's markets.
Also: congrats losing the 15lbs! :-)
Looks great! If you're feeling good, keep doing what you're doing. If you want to start tweaking things, you might want to try eliminating eggs and nightshades (bell peppers); that could help with your automimmune issues. I have Raynaud's also, but it isn't bad enough for me to give up my eggs! ;)
Have you had your D level checked? Really essential to have sufficient D (50-60 ng/ml) if you have any auto-immune issues. More info at www.vitamindcouncil.org. Be sure to read the article about co-factors.
Organ meats (esp. liver) and gelatin/bone broth will help.
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