These 30 days of eating healthy and focusing on tuning into my health caused me to really prioritize exercising more. I even joined a Crossfit gym! I only lost a couple of pounds but I have gained a lot of muscle and really firmed up my core.
I am sleeping better than ever. Before this I was lucky to sleep for 5 hours straight. My husband used to be the healthiest one in our relationship and I was the one whose allergies and immune system were leaving me vulnerable to everything. We traveled a lot for the holidays and he caught two colds while I have been in great shape.
I believe eating nutrient-dense Paleo meals, meant that no matter how hard I was working out, I felt good and never exhausted. In the past several times when I started workout programs, I felt exhausted and too sore and ended up not being able to stick with it. I feel powerful now. I feel that I will have no problem staying with my workout program because I am fueling my body the correct way!
My name is Roger, 68 years old from Aliso Viejo, CA.
I’ve tried most, if not all, diet gimmicks. Surprise! Didn’t work!
From age 20 to 49, my weight ballooned to 362 lbs. Doctors warned of diabetes, out of control blood pressure, all manner of highs of bad stuff and lows of good stuff plus new stuff showing up – celiac disease, edema, thyroid cancer. So, finally at 50 I had gastric bypass and lost 99 lbs! And, had to learn to eat all over again! Hit the proverbial wall.
Weight up to 295 down to 250. But couldn’t move out of that neighborhood. Knee replacements, MRSA infection – almost bought the farm with that – and then 60% of Pancreas removed with Total Splenectomy, I believe, the result of years eating poorly.
My wife’s sudden death in mid-2013, relying on friends and family for shelter and food, isn’t working out well enough. So, Paleo Secret Community popped up on Facebook. Inherently, I knew this was what my body needed to survive! Celiac issues, Sugar addiction, Love meat and veggies, Love seeds and nuts, Love fruit – berries especially. Dabbled a few times with Paleo years ago. I was ready for this next generation program.
It didn’t come easy! I cheated! I rationalized! I made excuses! But, I didn’t give up. I started each new day strong, read the Paleo Community FB posts, took to heart others’ struggles, and moved forward!
When I started, I weighed in at 270 (I think) and now at 245! Everyday better than yesterday! I don’t worry about tomorrow till it strikes midnight! I try to Keep It Slow and Simple! Don’t get ahead of myself! Don’t get overwhelmed!
Only took 48 years to reach this point. Nowhere yet, really! But, so much farther than I ever thought possible. Here to stay! Goal of 225 lbs before I reassess and make another goal. Don’t want to overwhelm myself with the numbers.
Thanks to Brenda and Chad for their guidance and common sense approach to Paleo. Also, all who contribute with FB posts and comments that help immensely! ROCK ON PALEO SECRET!
My name is Bob and I live in Youngsville, NC. I am 62 years old and retired. My concern before starting this 30-Day plan was how inactive I had become since retiring. I was afraid I would forever put on the pounds and become more overweight than I already was. I needed to change my eating style, period!
During this past thirty days I have lost 8 lbs., but more importantly I have gone from a pant size of 38 to a 36. I have not been able to fit in a size 36 jeans for the past 25 years. This way of eating and your support and the amazing results not only gave me daily motivation, but also has now motivated me to continue to eat this way for the rest of my life. It is simple, and healthy and feels natural and more importantly I feel great!
Thank you Chad and Brenda for the every day support for the past thirty days, it was very valuable to have that throughout this journey!
I want to shout from the rooftops – “Pay attention to your body!”
I knew I was stuck in a bad cycle before I found the Paleo Secret. I call it “divine intervention.”
It took me until Day 11 to really get started. I knew the plan was right for me but the change was overwhelming.
I’m now down 5 pounds, I sleep better, I don’t need antacids and I found fun in cooking. I know that I am the one in control and responsible for my health and well-being. There are no major cures – just a little faith and perseverance.
I am amazed at how easy it is now to stay on track because I FEEL BETTER when I do! Thank you Dr.’s Chad and Brenda for saving me. God bless your work.
Approximately 5 years ago, I was misdiagnosed with hypothyroidism.
My treatment consisted of constant changes to my prescription. I started having a lot of GI issues so I tried several diets – Weight Watchers, Low-Carb, Apple Cider drinks, Medifast and even the Mediterranean Diet. None of these worked for me.
I bought a Fitbit so I could track my steps and with my job, I was reaching 10,000 daily. I would also go to the gym at least 3 times per week but STILL I had no success! I became very frustrated, depressed and felt like crap. My joints hurt and I had no energy.
Then one day at work (I’m a nurse), I was talking to a patient and her husband. They proceeded to tell me about the Paleo Diet. I had heard of it but didn’t know what it was. So when I got home from work that night, I looked it up and became very interested. I ordered the 30-Day Challenge and began my quest.
I can say that I have successfully lost 12 pounds.
I feel more energized.
I eat 3 meals per day and am never hungry. I love the recipes!
I thought giving up sweets would be hard but I don’t miss it. I don’t miss grains. I do miss dairy, but I know that I can have it in small amounts so I’m particular about what kinds I have now.
I look forward to seeing what else this lifestyle change will do for me!
Today I reached my 30th day of the 30-Day challenge.
It was a milestone I was waiting for, but now I realize nothing has to change moving forward. I will continue eating Paleo and incorporate it into my lifestyle.
I did not start the program with weight loss in mind but I did lose a total of 4.5 lbs. My goal was to rid myself of feeling so tired and drained every day. I used to need 2-3 hour naps every afternoon in addition to 7-8 hours at night.
Before the challenge, my physician told me that I was Pre-Diabetic. In addition, I have been having digestive issues for a number of years. I was taking prescription drugs as well as over-the-counter medications to keep my heartburn under control.
I am happy to report that I now no longer need my daily naps and my acid reflux and heartburn issues have been resolved. I am sleeping flat in my bed, and no longer taking the medication. My Blood sugar has dropped from 126 to 98.
I am feeling calmer, more in control and not as overwhelmed.
I want to thank Chad and Brenda for all their help in teaching me some new facts about food, and their daily encouragement to stick with it.
We did go the 30 days and will continue on!
I signed up for this with my husband in mind. We’ve talked about changing our eating habits for a long time. He has always struggled with his weight and the “diets” that he went on I just couldn’t do. He never had long lasting effects with any of them.
Well, he has “bought” into the Paleo Secret 100%. Though I’ve only lost 6 pounds, he lost 18! I was hoping I’d have lost a few more but will keep at it. I couldn’t see any noticeable difference in the photos I took of myself but my jeans do fit better.
I was diagnosed with M.S. 15 years ago and am on a variety of medications. Since Paleo, I really think my energy is more consistent throughout the day. I used to experience a slump around 3PM. I used to have wide blood sugar variances and that is much better now.
I usually see my Chiropractor every other week and the adjustments are pretty difficult. When I saw him last week, the adjustment was very easy! He said he couldn’t remember ever adjusting me that easily and I’ve been seeing him for over 40 years! He said (without me prompting him), it seemed there wasn’t any inflammation like I usually have! Kudos for Paleo!
Thank you for introducing me to this new way of looking at what I put in my body. The Science behind it made a lot of sense. I especially liked getting the daily emails and new recipes.
I’d say you have another success story with us and we will continue on! I’m hoping this is a new “normal” for us.
Thank you again,
My name is Melanie. I’m 47, 5’1 and weigh 188 pounds. I (like so many) have tried numerous diet pills and diet programs but nothing has worked for me. I suffer from high blood pressure, acid reflux and bloating.
When I found your group on Facebook, my family said I was out of my mind for trying out the challenge. But I felt so awful; I knew that I had to try something different.
After 30 days with lots of encouragement from everyone, my energy level is great, I have no more acid reflux, no more bloating – and I have lost 13 pounds!!
My Mom even said that it looks like I have lost weight. She never says that.
My plan next is to do another 30-day challenge. It has become a lifestyle for me. This month I’m even going to start exercising! Can’t wait to see myself in another 30 days.
Thanks for giving me my life back!!!
I started my 30-Day Paleo experience, so I am still not 100% complete…however, I have learned to eat differently (better). Chad and Brenda say not to weigh yourself during the 30 days and as much as I wanted to wait, I was also curious as to how this new way of eating was impacting my weight.
Yes, weight management was my number one reason for participating. The change in diet was not hard for me as I have always loved vegetables, but it was hard not having food that I also enjoyed like ice cream. I waited only several days before stepping on the scale and for the first 10 days I did stepped on the scale every few days.
About the 15th day I was getting discouraged and when dressing I realized I fit into my clothes better. I stepped on the scale that day and I had lost 5 lbs. This encouraged me to continue and over the next week I lost another 4 lbs. I was enjoying the meal plans that were sent out every week and changing them a little here and there to accommodate my taste buds.
I enjoyed the lemon water in the morning and water throughout the course of the day. Losing 9 lbs helped me get through the Thanksgiving weekend. I was prepared to participate in turkey dinner, but also ready to not over indulge. I gained back only one of the lbs during the holiday break!
I have 10 more lbs to go (and during the holiday season) more energy than I have had in a long time as well as a new outlook on life! My puppy is happier, as my energy level is higher and I now walk her twice a day and she is loving it.
Thank you Chad and Brenda for your help in getting me healthier and happier than I have been in a long time!