Cleaned house of everything that is not part of the program. I had done gluten free for my daughter about 5 years ago and had a head start on how to figure out which things had gluten in it. Not easy for Celiac which requires strict removal of gluten. Also I am taking out nightshade plants too to see if it helps my fibromyalgia and stiff fingers.
I am still trying to figure out odd ball stuff but for the most part we have identified at least 95-98% of bad stuff and removed it. From looking at other sites there seems to be different ideas on what is ok and not ok. There seems to be varying degrees of Paleo and all sorts of takes on this and cheating and it is hard to understand it compared to other diets we have done. I just bought Mr. Wolf's Paleo Solutions book which we are reading and was able to track down his pdf Quick Start Guide online.
The goal is to lose a lot of weight but more importantly to feel better. Both my husband and I are doing this together. We are taking fruit out of our diet since Mr. Wolf recommends that for weight loss. Since we are new to this we are trying to keep it simple. We will add new recipes as we learn which ones we should follow.
If we are being really good can we splurge at night with a Dreyers Pomegranate popsicles that contains 12g of sugar 17g of carb and 70 calories? Is that going to send our insulin levels sky high or whatever? I am the one instigating this whole Paleo diet/lifestyle and the more I take out the more my husband asks why. He is a sugar junky and taking all the sugar out even his Truvia is making him more and more irritated. Can I throw him a bone with a fruit popsicle in the evenings? He is a big guy at 6'4" and over 300 lbs and if no other sugar the rest of the day or fruit will this really upset the apple cart on this diet?