Doctors never told me that for some people inflammatory foods inflame the Thyroid, making it sluggish which can cause insane weight gain and trigger Rheumatoid Arthritis inflammation-and a host of other autoimmune diseases.
Recently I started the Paleo diet. As I notice I’m starting to feel better, my joints are less inflamed, stairs are easier to take, and I’m sleeping better, I’m also losing weight at a good rate.
Paleo is different from the Atkins & Keto diets in that you can eat fruit…but NOT cheese and dairy ( inflammatory foods)…AND NO GRAINS (unlike ‘some’ Whole foods DIETS). We shall see long term if I can stick to it- however, by making a commitment to prepare Paleo foods, so far it’s been VERY easy.
Paleo = YES: Veggies, fruits, lean meats… NO GRAINS, NO DAIRY, NO SUGAR, NO PROCESSED FOODS, NO ALCOHOL, NO SOY
This picture taken morning my daughter got married. It shows my joy as I helped her prepare for the big day– it also shows I have a long way to go in weight loss. WISH ME LUCK!
UPDATE: After 5 weeks, I was down 6 lbs. Not bad for my age. Sure, the young folks lose weight way faster, but in a study done on older women following the Paleo diet, the women had similar results. Slow and steady is what I’m aiming for. I didn’t gain the weight overnight, nor will I lose it overnight.
Update: After the Christmas holidays, I was up 2.5 lbs…Just too many times I had no time for Paleo food preps, and instead ate like the family and relatives, and just whatever was there. Did I mention there were a lot of home made cookies. LOTS. So back at it after the holidays. One thing I figured out is that basically whether they like it or not, the majority of my cooking will have to be Paleo- No more cooking Paleo for me, then cooking non-Paleo for them; too much work, and impossible at times.