Saturday, 1 December 2012

The (Not quite) Daily Paleo - DAY 31!!!!

Good grief - time has flown. I've lost over 2kg (4lbs) so far, and a couple of centimeters. I'm thinking about putting a new hole in my belt, because my jeans keep slipping down! My blood sugars are starting to settle down, though it will take an HbA1c test to actually confirm that.

I've had two bad experiences - one with a 'chinese steam custard bun' which spiked my sugars sky high, and gave me stomach cramps and aching all over. The other was on Monday this week, with 'octopus balls' - I suspect also made with white flour. Up at 1.30 in the morning with severe stomach cramps and the runs - it was an hour before I was able to get back to bed, and even then I spent the night sitting up, so I didn't drown in my own body fluids - eck! The following day I ached all over too.

So it seems I have a reasonably severe inflammatory response to white flour.

I've also been doing a lot of reading.

I don't know whether I told you what books I'd already bought (and I can't be bothered going back to check). So, books read/being read, and websites that I've found are listed below. My favourite has to be Robb Woolf - he's cool. Mark Sisson is a bit of a 'Greek-God/All American Hero' type - so not my type.

* The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Solution - Robb Woolf

# Robb Woolf's Website

* The Paleo Diet Cookbook - Loren Cordain, Nell Stephenson & Lorrie Cordain

# Loren Cordain's Website

* Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for  Total health and a Longer Life - Nora T Gedgaudas

# Nora T Gedgaudas' Website

* The Diet Delusion - Gary Taubes

* The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease - Uffe Ravnskov

Other interesting sites:

Cavegirl Cuisine

The Daily Apple - Mark Sisson (from what I've read, his book isn't worth buying, as it keeps referring to the website as the place to find information.

There's an awful lot of Paleo sites out there - go google it!


Yes, I have done some:

"Tattooed Owls"

'Steampunk - Dancing women'

'Carnival animals'

'Alice in Wonderland - Cheshire Cat'

And I think that will do for now.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Your two screamingly negative experiences were actually good for you, Sue, because they taught you in no uncertain terms what you must not eat.

Another author you might want to check out is JJ Virgin. She talks about the 7 most inflammatory foods: gluten, dairy, soy, corn, sugars, peanuts and eggs. She talks about going off them all for three weeks and then reintroducing them one at a time to see which you need to stay away from. I'm nearly done with week one. My pants are falling down and I'm sleeping a lot better. I don't miss them at all. Well, yes, I do once in awhile but not nearly as much as I thought I would. And the 85% dark chocolate nibble I allow myself from time to time makes up for it.