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Offline Warren Dew

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Re: Caveman eating in spain
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2010, 07:26:48 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWWpZ_SpCGM

Thanks - good video.

Anyone else struck by how similar the bullfighting bulls look to the aurochs in ancient cave paintings?

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Re: Caveman eating in spain
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2010, 07:29:20 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWWpZ_SpCGM

Thanks - good video.

Anyone else struck by how similar the bullfighting bulls look to the aurochs in ancient cave paintings?

Check out these beasties  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heck_cattle


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Re: Caveman eating in spain
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2010, 01:58:32 PM »
A weekend with no kids again! Today I bought a couple of horse burgers (they had plain and with garlic and parsley) - the other day I got some minced bull meat and made burgers for the kids, which went down well. I also got half a kilo of fresh sardines for breakfast tomorrow and a real treat - pig cheeks from Iberian pigs. I'm going to make a stew with plenty of onions, garlic, carrots and turnips.

I've been swimming more often recently - and feel better for it. I'm starting karate next month once the kids are back at school.

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Re: Caveman eating in spain
« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2010, 12:40:57 AM »
Horse burgers were good but had salt added - next time I'll make my own. Pig cheeks were great as usual - stewed with onions and a root veg curry to go with it. The sardines were fantastic - I really am stupid not to have more fish. 10 lovely big fresh sardines for 1.50! Easily the cheapest protein in the market.

This morning - I'm happy to report - a perfect number 4 on the BSS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Stool_Scale
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Re: Caveman eating in spain
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2010, 04:41:19 AM »
This morning - I'm happy to report - a perfect number 4 on the BSS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Stool_Scale

I prefer 2, maybe 3 if I'm feeling lazy.


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Re: Caveman eating in spain
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2010, 12:14:12 PM »
Still going strong and feeling great! Today I didn't eat anything until 3pm (I seem to have naturally fallen into this pattern - fasting from 10pm to 2/3pm). We had a beautiful big grey mullet for lunch with a green salad and I've made minced bull meat with onions, carrots and celeriac for our dinner.

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Re: Caveman eating in spain
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2010, 02:01:13 AM »
Yesterday I made a lovely lamb stew with some cheap fatty cuts - the fat is delicious! Today I have some pork from the iberico pig - it was expensive (almost 3 times the price or normal pork) but look at the pic - again the fat looks great!

I suspect that I'm eating too much fruit - maybe I need to up the fat intake - and the exercise! I live at the bottom of a castle on a rock - I used to run up to the top but stopped when I developed a bad back, yesterday I walked up.

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Re: Caveman eating in spain
« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2010, 02:11:14 AM »
Ok here's a pic of my torso taken a few weeks ago - I'm keen to lose the layer of fat around my midriff and develop more muscle. I'll be starting karate next month at a new gym and getting into a more regular routine.

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Re: Caveman eating in spain
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2010, 11:31:51 AM »
Today I bought a single big rib from of the bull fighting beef - grilled it was a bit tough - I'll stew it next time. Tonight we're having rabbit in chocolate - I haven't started it yet but it will be first fry up some panceta (fresh bacon???) with garlic and rosemary then remove them and fry the rabbit in the fat, add the chocolate (I've got a bar of 85% and some 100% powder), some water, cook for while then put in the pork, garlic and rosemary at the end.

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Re: Caveman eating in spain
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2010, 09:46:03 AM »
Well the rabbit in chocolate wasn't a great success - my daughter didn't like it at all, my son ate his with gusto as usual and I ate mine but I would have preferred straight rabbit in garlic and herbs followed by a couple of pieces of chocolate.

After I went out and had a beer (I haven't been too strict on my no alcohol in August plan) and I felt very strange - possibly due the combo of sugar and beer - I also had a banana today. I think I'm going to increase my intake of greens - chard for example.

Today was liver and onions with garlic and rocket and some steamed chard and tonight horse meat stew - first fried in coconut oil.
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Re: Caveman eating in spain
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2010, 02:44:03 PM »
Today we had pork chops and fried eggs for lunch and a buffet dinner of mixed leaf salad with plenty of olive oil, avocados, serrano ham and "tinned fish of your choice" my daughter and her mate had tuna in water and my son and I had smoked cod liver in cod liver oil - my son has taken to this diet - even if I offer them bread he says no. He'll have sweet puddings though.....

I also made a lovely carrot and ginger juice with added coconut oil - delicious!!!

We got a dog today as well (as a pet I hasten to add) six months old and is going to be big - he was abandoned on a motorway. The vet gave me some free premium dog food - he seems pretty hungry. The horse meat from last night was pretty tough - none of us enjoyed it so I gave the dog some mixed up with a bit of the cod liver oil.
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Re: Caveman eating in spain
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2010, 03:03:02 AM »
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We got a dog today as well (as a pet I hasten to add) ...

lolol I'm glad you weren't going to eat him

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Re: Caveman eating in spain
« Reply #42 on: August 22, 2010, 03:24:45 AM »
Six weeks in and my energy level has suddenly shot up! I've been doing quite a lot of light physical work all weekend and I was out until 2am on Friday night and 4am on Saturday - both mornings I was up at 7am and out with the dog and full of energy all day.

 

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Re: Caveman eating in spain
« Reply #43 on: August 23, 2010, 07:24:31 AM »
I seem to be in a routine of eating twice a day - 3/4pm and 9/10pm (typical Spanish eating times). Well a typical Spanish person might have toast for breakfast, a sandwich about 11am, a big lunch (with bread on the side) at 3pm, some coffee and cakes about 5pm, a lightish dinner at 9/10pm - with snacks in between!

Today I had a few pears about 12pm before my workout - pig liver, onions, garlic and chard at 4pm and I'll be having pork ribs tonight. The pig liver was only 1,20 a kilo - as compared to 6/7 /kg for beef or lamb liver = a real bargain for me and Lucas the dog!

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Re: Caveman eating in spain
« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2010, 01:01:37 AM »
Yesterday we had pork ribs for lunch followed by a few grapes (the dog had a rib and more pig liver) - in the evening we had a couple of guests and we had langostinos (largish prawns), green salad, mackerel fried in palm oil with oregano and melon. One of the guests hadn't seen me for a few weeks and commented that I'd lost weight (not that I was especially overweight before).

The dog had the four fish heads, tails and entrails. As he was chewing up the heads an eye rolled out and glinted in the light - like a perfect glass ball. My son picked it up fascinated and examined it carefully - he then washed it under the tap and I asked if was going to keep it. No, he said "I'm going to eat it" - he declared it to be chewy but basically tasteless. He's really taking to the diet and wants to try brain and other offal meats. He went to stay with his mother a few days ago and had lots of pasta - which resulted in painful bloating (I got the blame!).