Kate\’s 1st Date with Paleo

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What\’s good paleo posse???

One of the best feelings is introducing a good friend or fam member to paleo and seeing them feel healthier and happier as a result. Peeps also need encouragement when they are getting started from pale-OGs, so I wanna introduce you gals and guys to my good friend and muay Thai training partner, Kate!!

Kate\’s motivation for going paleo wasn\’t to lose the fat pants — as you can see she\’s already muay thai fit — but to see if it might help her feel better. She was struggling with acid reflux and indigestion and sometimes gassing during muay thai training, and after talking with me and some other paleo pals, decided to cut out a lot of processed food and pursue the paleo path.

Here\’s what Kate had to say about her experience so far:

\”I know it\’s only been what 3 1/2 days? But I swear I feel better. More alertness, not groggy, no gas (besides normal stuff), no stomach pains, no dizziness. I lost 3lbs. I was able to read last night and not get distracted. I\’ve been sleeping like a rock. Am I crazy? My boss said placebo effect. I said BS.

\”Also, it\’s really not THAT hard. I don\’t have any cravings really. I think the only thing that makes me frown is thinking I can\’t have pizza. But I\’m going to try that Paleo Pizza as a replacement. As long as I prepare my meals — whether in my head or in the morning for dinner — I\’m golden. It was when I had no food in my fridge that I\’d look & say, \”nothing to eat. ugh I\’m so hungry. I need something fast\” and then it would be fastfood or take-out. Preparing is key (for me). Having the ingredients available makes it easier. Also, cooking again has been enjoyable and it makes me feel good about myself that I\’m caring for myself).\”

We know it\’s not BS, it\’s paleo power!!

Check out Kate getting her muay thai sexy on, her processed \”before,\” her awesome paleo \”after\” and first paleo brekkie :)




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    1. posted by Civilized Caveman Cooking on May 10, 2011

      Keep on rocking Kate, thanks for sharing James and both of you kick ass this weekend

    2. posted by Kate on May 10, 2011

      Thank you so much James for educating me & being supportive throughout this transition!

      I spent the last 2-3 years with GI upset. About 2 & 1/2 years ago they did a scope of my stomach to see if I had Chron’s or Celiac. Nothing came up! My Mom passed away 8 years ago from a fistula in her stomach. Sepsis was the end result. She had both Chron’s & Celiac. So, you can imagine my concern with my own GI problems. I have always “dealt” with it but this past month it became unbareable.

      I have described my symptoms to my family Doctor as feeling like a Diabetic, PLUS stomach problems. The following was a regular occurance: dizziness, loss of concentration, unable to carry a conversation longer then 5 minutes without feeling “spacey”, dry mouth, bloating of the stomach, flatulence & burping (this past month about every 3-4 minutes with pains) & diarrhea often. The stomach problems I’ve dealt with because I was starting to get used to it. But like I said, the sharp pains, etc had gotten worse this past month. I had to make a change….

      First, I thought maybe I was lactose intolerant. I tried some Lactose pills…didn’t help! So, after talking with James & my friend Emma I decided to give Paleo a “try”. I told myself if I felt better then this was the issue….eating CRAP!

      I’ve only been eating Paleo for 5 days but I feel so much better. OH! & I’m sleeping better too! So, I think that is helping with my dizziness & concentration. I’ve been eating pretty strictly paleo too & it’s not hard! The only mistakes I’ve been making is if I eat something that I thought was ok & then looking at the label afterwards (i.e. worshire sauce on my steak). They really need to stop putting high fructose corn syrup in everything….ha:)

      Thanks again!


    3. posted by jacob on May 10, 2011

      damn Kate…. you got some good shtuff in that fridge… can I come over???? hahaha

    4. posted by Lisa on May 16, 2011

      I just started eating paleo this past week. It’s been 7 days and I have to say the first 5 days I felt great. I am now starting to feel really light headed especially in the morning. I have been getting sleepy so usually I will drink gatorade ( I know not paleo) but I need something. I eat a great breakfast! Not sure whats going on. I started paleo when I started crossfit. Crossfit seems impossible to me at this point because I’m so dizzy. I went to the doc he said I’m fine and told me to drink the gatorade…

    5. posted by amyinvac1 on May 16, 2011

      Lisa, try drinking coconut water instead of the Gatorade, it will replenish your electrolytes & is Paleo friendly. Also, when I switched to paleo I had the same thing & had a sweet potatoe with my dinner & felt it helped while my body was transitioning!

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