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Offline Rollin

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #45 on: November 23, 2009, 07:18:35 PM »
A nice big steak usually makes for a foolproof quick pick me up, YUM!

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2009, 08:35:04 PM »
Regular Olive oil (not EVOO) is O.K.

I think you have it backwards? Extra virgin is the least refined.


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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2009, 09:23:38 PM »
Regular Olive oil (not EVOO) is O.K.

I think you have it backwards? Extra virgin is the least refined.
Can't cook with it.

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #48 on: November 26, 2009, 02:26:53 PM »
I just reread this thread, and I would like to reiterate my original position - EAT FAT! Enjoy being primal, cook with butter, olive oil, etc...

And then I swear by Yerba Mate - it is an awesome, healthy pick-me-up.

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2009, 03:57:09 PM »
I just reread this thread, and I would like to reiterate my original position - EAT FAT! Enjoy being primal, cook with butter, olive oil, etc...
Butter, olive oil,etc......  aren't Paleo. There are better sources of fat.


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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2009, 07:44:56 PM »
thats not caveman food cerals used to kill me no probs since I dumped all grains

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Re: The caveman diet is making me very tired
« Reply #51 on: December 17, 2009, 06:33:58 AM »
If you are eating lots of fruit and veges you will start detoxing. Make sure you drink heaps of water to help flush the toxins out, but you will feel bad while your body adjusts

My apologies for derailing this topic with a reply to an early post.

The idea that you can flush toxins from your body by eating certain foods is a myth based on junk science.  Your filter organs, namely the liver and kidneys, are already doing a superb job of eliminating toxins from your body.  Also, drinking plenty of water is always a good idea as proper hydration is necessary for digestion.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled topic.

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #52 on: December 30, 2009, 05:33:40 AM »
Wouldn't ancient humans have evolved to utilize olive oil, since the olive tree is a naturally occurring plant? I would have to think that ancient humans in that area of the world might have eaten the olives, though I am not sure what olives taste like outside of pickled olives in the jars I buy.

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Butter, olive oil,etc......  aren't Paleo. There are better sources of fat.

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #53 on: December 30, 2009, 06:36:05 AM »
From what I understand, olives have only fairly recently been made edible:

http://www.thejc.com/lifestyle/food/olives-bitter-truth
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The reason that few outside the business understand the process is that olive preparation presents a challenge that preserving other crops does not the olive is totally inedible when picked. It has the same overwhelmingly bitter taste as the chemical added to household products to stop children from drinking them. The effect is identical it is physically impossible to swallow a raw olive.

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #54 on: December 30, 2009, 08:48:04 AM »
I have some doubts that is is for all olive oil.  Perhaps this is what this done to make cheap olive oil palatable.

Olive oil has been used for nearly 5,000 years. Did they use chemicals to process olive oil 5,000 years ago?   

The term Virgin Olive Oil means it has been processed without chemicals.  The term First Cold Pressed means the olives have been pressed using a process that doesn't cause them to heat up. 




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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #55 on: December 30, 2009, 09:49:47 AM »
Olive oil has been used for nearly 5,000 years. Did they use chemicals to process olive oil 5,000 years ago?

One of the methods mentioned in the article uses only water and salt water.  It takes months, though.

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #56 on: December 30, 2009, 03:09:01 PM »
I think we can all agree that animal fat is by far the best choice for cooking, but also that it is highly unlikely that small amounts of olive oil are going to cause you any problems.

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #57 on: January 06, 2010, 05:11:55 AM »
I have found that if I go too long between feeds (it fells like that) ;D. I get to be just ravenous and like yesterday when I did finally feed I got a mild stomach upset and then got sleepy. Any thoughts????

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #58 on: January 06, 2010, 08:05:33 AM »
I have found that if I go too long between feeds (it fells like that) ;D. I get to be just ravenous and like yesterday when I did finally feed I got a mild stomach upset and then got sleepy. Any thoughts????

Have you ever run out of gas in your car?  It gets kind of sluggish and sputters around for a minute or two before crapping out.

Yeah, food is fuel.  Go too long wihtout fuel and you crap out.   ;D

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Re: Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?
« Reply #59 on: January 09, 2010, 12:03:01 PM »
I'm on my first day of the Paleo diet and felt pretty tired by the time it was about 2pm, I'm still a bit groggy now. It's good to know that everyone has gone through this carb crunch when adjusting their diet!

I think we can all agree that animal fat is by far the best choice for cooking, but also that it is highly unlikely that small amounts of olive oil are going to cause you any problems.

This may seem like a very silly question, but what are some ways of obtaining animal fat for cooking? I'm a beginner when it comes to cooking and I'm teaching myself as I cook my Paleo meals. I was under the impression that olive oils, walnut oils and the like were Paleolithic after reading Dr. Cordain's book, but apparently not!