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Bro...'cheating' is allowed, and keep in mind that you CAN have dark chocolate to help with those blood sugar lows, too. Dark Chocolate is actually accepted in this diet.

Do you not keep Glucose tablets on hand, for the times your blood sugar gets too low? If not, that may also be something you want to consider. It will bring your sugar level back up, without the fall-out you get from using things like bread, candy, etc. Also, raisins, if you like them, are good to bring your sugar back up, without the crash you get from carbs and candy. However, I know my Step-Dad (a severe diabetic) keeps those Starlight Mints handy, too. He has a stash in the kitchen, their bedroom and in their [sign in to see URL] in case. So, if Jolly Ranchers help, that's [sign in to see URL] don't do more than you need and undo your [sign in to see URL]. That's why I don't use candy, if I can help it, when my sugars drop. I want more than I need. I keep a tube of glucose tablets in my purse and a big bottle here at the house. I refill the tube from the big bottle, and I LOVE how those things taste. They're not quite as tart as a Sweet-Tart, but have enough tartness and sweetness to enjoy when you have to eat one. And, they work pretty quickly.
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Good luck, but do be careful!!! emoticon emoticon

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"To me the pyramid is what is making everyone obese." --

Animal, I agree! Or at least it makes some people obese. I think some people, including me, have a hard time metabolizing all those grain carbs.

I LOVE paleo. I am never hungry, and don't have to eat much. I started it two years ago because my skin was out of control (eczema) due to stress and (I would guess) foods like grains that give me an inflammatory response. My whole system was whacked out, and I also discovered I had a bunch of allergies (molds, yeasts, etc) contributing to the mix. I was desperate to try a bunch of things at once, including this diet. I wasn't trying to lose weight, but I dropped 9 pounds without knowing it, and was right at my good weight.

I can and do cheat a little (I don't think anyone can eat this way all the time). I think the key is just to not cheat extremely and to get back on the wagon as soon as possible. Be aware always, especially when you travel. When my skin was terribly bad, though, I did not cheat. We all sure get our wake up calls -- for me it was my skin, for others it might be diabetes or weight, etc. (My grandma did have adult onset diabetes, so maybe there is a link to that and this sensitivity to grains, etc. )

All I know is that for me, this is the best thing that has ever worked. I do have a little dark chocolate (77%) if it's around, and I drink lots of water.

Good luck to you both. You can do it and I bet you will feel better and better and better!
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Cat, I can say, without a doubt, that this diet made a difference in how I felt. Since I've been off of it, I have started feeling crappy more often, my legs are bothering me more, I am having more [sign in to see URL] can hardly wait to get back on it. It will be really hard while we're camping, but I plan to go as Paleo as possible. I'll be the only one who isn't doing a lot of bread and such (the other 3 love their sandwiches)
I started it, because one of my SILs found out she had Hashimoto's Disease and had gone on the diet to help with that, and she lost quite a bit of weight in the process, and she felt so much better and had more energy. I didn't notice so much the energy level going up, but I did feel better, and I was losing weight. [sign in to see URL] will definitely go back on this, when we get back from our camping [sign in to see URL] I'll eat as Paleo as possible while camping!

Animal, bro... [sign in to see URL] CAN DO THIS!!!!!

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I've been on this for just over 2 weeks now and I do feel better. I have only cheated a couple of times when my sugars dropped to far. I have not had any dairy for 2 weeks and have been doing pretty good.

It does get hard some times when the kids want pizza or chips. I will have some pork rinds because there are no carbs but they are loaded with salt so I have to go easy.

I'm still fighting with my wife and Dr over this but if it's not this pissing them off it's something else. What make me so mad is that I am treated like I am too stupid to know when I need to eat something.

I do plan on having an extremely large pizza when I break the 300 mark. And then right back on until I break 250.

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Bro, our FNP wasn't too happy when she found out we were doing this diet, either. Thing [sign in to see URL] either accepts it, or she tells us to find another primary care person. So far, she's accepted it, because she has seen the results in our weight, and in my A1C.

I still say that maybe some dairy would be more of a benefit for you, since your sugar seems to drop so drastically.

I know exactly what you mean about being made to feel like people think you're too stupid to know when you need to eat something. I get that frequently, as well. No one knows our bodies better than we do, and once your [sign in to see URL] hopefully your dr. see the results, they'll stop being overly protective. They only care about you, so keep that in mind. If they didn't care, they'd not bother to be upset.

Have you weighed at all to see if you've lost anything? I noticed my weight loss started after about the second [sign in to see URL], it may not have hit you [sign in to see URL] do keep a check on it! Only weigh once a [sign in to see URL] close to the same time each [sign in to see URL], preferably in the nude, so you don't have to account for clothing each time. If you can't do it in the [sign in to see URL] to wear the same exact thing each time you weigh.

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As I mentioned on another thread, my wife started this diet last Sunday and is doing well except for some serious headaches.

I'm doing my best to support her but am only following along about 50%.
(have already eaten more meat in the past four days then I have the previous 3 weeks..... I am NOT a meat fan... but have agree to cut out wheat from our family's diet)
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Is your wife giving up tea or coffee at the same time? Caffeine withdrawal can cause serious headaches. I've been through them a couple of times.

Otherwise - good luck! And you don't need to eat a LOT of meat to go paleo. You can have unlimited veggies instead. emoticon

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I haven't weighed in since the beginning of the month so I'm not sure on the loss yet but I do know that there is more belt coming out of the buckle than before.

I am finding that I am actually getting full faster than before. I usually eat my veggies before eating the meat so I can cut down on the amount of meat that I eat. I am constantly hearing about the amount of food that I have to eat on this diet but when you add up all of the potatoes and pasta and cakes and ice cream and other crap that they eat I could probably have a steak every day. Can't say anything or I wouldn't hear the last of it.

I go to the Dr tomorrow to re-adjust my insulin pump. I'll get weighed then and let you all know if this is working. Thanks again for the support.

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Well, unless your belt has suddenly developed a new weakness, more belt out of the buckle sounds very good.

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Best of luck for your doctor's visit, hope you can report nice changes then.

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[sign in to see URL] more belt out of the buckle sounds like progress to me!!! YAY!! emoticon

Keep in mind, with this diet, you may lose inches before you notice much of a poundage loss, so do NOT be discouraged if it doesn't seem like you've lost much at this first weigh-in. Pay attention to your clothing, and your face!!!! One place I lose weight first, is in my face.

Also, on the amount of food you're eating. Yes, I got SO tired of chewing. It felt like I was eating forever, but it's not always about the [sign in to see URL]'s the WHAT of it all. If you're eating more food, but feeling better, and losing weight, then what is there to gripe about?

Curious, a possibility on the headaches. If she was used to eating a lot of starch, then she's suddenly cut it out, that could cause some of that. The first week on this diet, I felt really cruddy, thinking it wasn't working because a SIL of mine was on it, and she was overjoyed with how good she felt. She had forgotten how horribly she felt at the very beginning, because how good she felt after that was such a huge difference, that it overshadowed feeling bad before the diet, then feeling worse at the beginning of the diet. I did the same thing, and I can tell you... I'm mostly 'off' the diet right now, and have gone back to feeling cruddy more than feeling good. We're working our way back to the diet!
Something to help with the headaches, and I can promise this won't stunt the [sign in to see URL] her to eat some dark chocolate. See if that will help keep the headaches at bay some.
[sign in to see URL] is right. To do Paleo, you don't HAVE to eat a great deal of meat if you don't wish to. Sub more fruits and veggies, and only do the meat on ocassion if that's what you prefer. You do need some meat if you're stopping the starches. Normally, you'd get protein from dried beans and such, but you're not supposed to do that on [sign in to see URL], find other more Paleo ways to get your protein, without compromising what you're trying to do.

Good luck to all who are on this journey (including [sign in to see URL]) We SHALL OVERCOME!!!!

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