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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #60 on: August 09, 2007, 11:11:03 AM »
Thanks for the link, I've been looking for a table like that.

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #61 on: August 10, 2007, 03:41:34 PM »
Had a bad craving and gorged on raisins. :(
Hehe, I used to do that too for snack. Then I got really sick of them, and almonds, and moved on to cucumber (whole ones).   :P


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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #62 on: August 11, 2007, 07:52:12 AM »
I'm going to stop updating this, at least quite as often. It's getting boring and difficult. If I do anything really interesting, I'll post here.

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #63 on: August 26, 2007, 06:01:19 AM »
School has started, and I'm still paleolithic. Yay success.

Probably a few things worth mentioning:

I am now draining all the fat from all of my pan-fried meat foods. I'll usually take a few frozen hamburgerish or pack of ground beef (All like 80x20 fat) things and mash them up when they get unfrozen, mixed with my flavoring veg. I drain it, so the fattyness is at least a little closer to the paleo fattyness. The downside is that I'm losing a lot of vitamins and stuff in the drained fat. (not to mention mouthfeel :)) I guess I could try to use some of the fat in frying vegetables and stuff.

Of course, I'm still getting lots of fat if I eat a steak (my dad will buy only ribeyes...) or eat chicken or something. (Yesterday and the day before I had Publix fried chicken!!!  :o Fried chicken skin is literally so good it hurts sometimes.)

One idea I got from I think Cordain's page that I'm trying to implement is the chronological separation of food types. He says that it was rare for paleos to eat meatfood with plantfood. Fat and protein were in other words consumed in one sitting, and carbs in another. And I think he suspects that metabolism of fats and effect on blood lipid levels and cholesterol and stuff is worsened when fat is consumed with carbs. Implementing this separation is really really hard, but I'm keeping it in mind.

I long ago ran out of my fish oil pills. Went to the store and was under pressure to pick something and go from my dad, and he didn't want to pay for the expensive stuff, so somehow I ended up with the "Flax, fish, and borage oil," which has a mix of omega 3, 6, 9. Not sure I needed any extra n6, but this is what I have. Anyway,  I had been wanting to reduce my reliance on these pills and eat more canned fish. I've been eating some canned salmon, still haven't dared to open the sardines. I'll eat a bunch when I open the can, then divvy the rest out into little plastic containers and put them in the fridge. My "doses" of salmon.

Still eating too much fruit.

Lunch is interesting. Of course there's nothing to buy that's remotely paleo. (except the so-called "Healthy Salads" which are utter iceberg nast.) They're now serving name brand personal pan pizzas and hamburgers wrapped in fast-food style foil wrappers. I get a ziploc bag, fill it with big romaine leaves, baby salad mix, raw broccoli, celery stalks, whole radishes, and/or carrots, broken up. Sometimes I'll put an extremely small bag of nuts. Always there's a small fruit also: a plum or small apple. It's all plantfood, because I'm trying to separate my plant and animal food. Eating a bunch of plants in the middle of a day of walking simulates gathering nicely. (Sometimes I do extra walking, with a load of books, in the morning and at lunch, just for exercise. Lunch takes place in midday florida sun, and I usually eat outside, no shade. There's my vitamin D.)

Quite needless to say, my classmates think I'm crazy. I've had to answer lots of questions about it. ("Are you trying to lose weight?" "WTF are you doing??!" "Do you eat insects?") Assistant principal was walking by where I eat. He stopped, midstride, when he saw my bag of goodies, and said, "Now THAT's a lunch!"

Half jokingly debated a lacto-ovo-vegetarian classmate the other day. In a few minutes, she was cornered and said that I "hate diversity." This girl is also a long-distance runner, and she looks so skinny and sickly. She said her doctor basically said she'd die if she didn't eat milk and eggs.

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #64 on: August 28, 2007, 09:07:22 AM »
Sounds good, L.S..  your classmates may look at you like you're crazy, but if they're on the SAD (Standard American Diet), they are the crazy ones for eating all of that garbage.

I wouldn't worry too much about the beef fat- as long as you're getting a variety of meats, poultry & fish, I doubt that you are overdoing the fats.

I've been reading (Natural Hormonal Enhancement by Rob Faigin) that when you keep your carbs low most of the time, and your insulin normalized, dietary fats don't have as much tendency to be stored as bodyfat.  It's the people who constantly eat a lot of high-glycemic carbs & fats together, and have chronic hyperinsulinemia, who store a lot of their dietary fat.  Insulin is an anabolic hormone, but it is also lipogenic (fat-storing).  So I think you, via Cordain, may have a good point there about separating meals of fat/protein from meals of carbohydrates.

Reducing your dietary fats too much is also a mistake, because your body is smart, and has good survival mechanisms- it stores what is in short supply.  High carbs and low fats in your diet is almost guaranteed to increase your bodyfat, as your hormonal balance is tipped in favor of sugar-burning and fat-storing.  According to the book, you can tweak your hormones through proper macronutrient ratios and timing of carb-load meals (twice a week), so that you become primarily a fat-burner rather than a sugar-burner. 


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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #65 on: August 28, 2007, 02:27:14 PM »
Btw take a look at the interview at the link below, on Testosterone Nation, re: low carb.. looks like Dr. Volek agrees with Rob Faigin's contention (and the numerous research articles and studies Rob cites in his book) that high carbo intake is strongly associated with obesity, and that if you keep a tight rein on carbos, therefore your insulin levels, you can shed most of your excess fat easily.

As Jeff Volek says in the interview-

The beauty of the low-carb diet is that there's little else you need to do to augment fat loss further. By reducing insulin, lipolysis is increased markedly and your energy needs are being met almost exclusively by lipid fuel sources (fatty acid and ketones).

http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1670854&cr=dietAndNutrition

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #66 on: August 28, 2007, 10:05:47 PM »
How low in carbs?  Atkins advocated to start as low as 20 grams a day.  But Lutz and Allan in Life Without Bread  recommends about 72 grams a day and also went on to say people of 45 years old should start about 108 to 120 grams a day and gradually reduce to 72 grams a day (which they called 6 "bread units" a day). 

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #67 on: August 29, 2007, 03:39:59 PM »
Happened to be in Publix the other day (no publixes near where I live, unfortunately. Only crappier supermarkets and super walmart.) And lo! There was grass fed 91/9 beef in glorious vaccuum packages. 7 bucks a pound wasn't too bad since I'm only trying it. I just ate the whole pound, fried up on the stovetop - no salt, no seasonings, no vegetables. I wanted to get a good feel of the flavor.

It's interesting. It was definitely a bit earthier than feedlot beef. I was kind of surprised at how salty it tasted. There was a hint of unmistakably fishy flavor. (as in salmon or tuna, not suspicious).  That's very interesting. I wonder what causes it. Has anyone else experienced this?

It was good, though. The pound went down quick.

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #68 on: September 11, 2007, 05:45:53 PM »
It's interesting. It was definitely a bit earthier than feedlot beef. I was kind of surprised at how salty it tasted. There was a hint of unmistakably fishy flavor. (as in salmon or tuna, not suspicious).  That's very interesting. I wonder what causes it. Has anyone else experienced this?

I think that grassfed beef varies in flavor depending on what the cows were eating.  Like the type of grass, did they wander into an onion patch right before slaughter, etc.  Or the farmer could be supplementing them with kelp meal or something similar.  The grassfed beef I get here is notable to me for its texture...completely unlike feedlot beef.  It feels...springier?...dunno how to describe it exactly.

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #69 on: December 14, 2007, 05:49:57 PM »
Lord Snoolington is still alive and Glorious, and contrary to all expectation, is still doing the paleodiet.

School makes doing a good job very very difficult, as I keep myself super-busy. The holidays of course do not help. Most people here don't fully appreciate what it's like when you're not the only one in the household or a head of it.

But I try, and do what I think is reasonable given my circumstances.

I should get Cordain's book for Christmas, and also a pair of the Vibram Fivefingers!!! :) I'm going to be writing a paper for science on paleolithic diet theory, maybe adding other aspects besides diet.

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #70 on: December 14, 2007, 07:04:23 PM »
Awesome!  It's amazing you've been able to keep it up since you're not the food buyer.  I don't know what I would do if I was thrown back into my parents' house and subsist off the food they keep there.   :o

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #71 on: December 15, 2007, 03:54:11 PM »
Today was not a huge success. :) The family Christmas party... My philosophy on this is that any benefit which I see in maintaining any modicum of paleolithicity is altogether eclipsed by the inconvenience and disadvantage in having to constantly answer questions and wagging heads from the older, more sensible relatives.

And when the wagon is riding so high, it's hard to fall lightly. :)