Originally Posted by Ari Kestler
Were you 100% paleo? 80% paleo? Cheats?
Just wondering so I can compare it to my paleo - paleo kitchen, 2-3 alcoholic beverages a week, sushi 1 maybe 2x a week (though mostly sashimi), dairy randomly in a cheat meal, at most 1x week, grass fed butter frequently, espresso daily...
100% is a tough, because there were times I thought I was 100%, but found items that I was eating wasn't entirely paleo. But, as far as cheats go, they are extremely rare. I have had alcohol a handful of times in 10 months. I could easily count them on both hands. Cheat meals, again, rarely. And usually it's not like I'm having pizza, it's more like the salmon I ordered at a restaurant had ingredients in the marinade that I know weren't paleo.
The foods I've eaten that aren't paleo, but have done so by choice:
Raw cocoa beans- I would use it regularly for a few weeks, and then not at all for around a month.
Pea protein: I used 1 tub, in 10 months.
whey protein: went through around 3 tubs in 10 months
It would also be important to note, that for the first 5 months or so I was eating grainfed beef, but have been 100% grassfed ever since.
For the rest of the time, I eat nothing but paleo foods.
Originally Posted by Allen Yeh
Do you have numbers before you started Paleo?
I wish I did! I did have blood tests done a few years back, however, none of them gave my cholesterol levels
I can't imagine them being great. I grew up a grainfed starch junky. Bread was my favorite food!