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Offline Lord Snoolington

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The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« on: July 06, 2007, 04:54:09 PM »
I'm not sure how well I'll be able to maintain this food journal, but here goes. :)

Day 1:
Breakfast (at like ten AM :)):
Excellent egg-thing that I make a lot lately:
We have these two types of frozen stir-fry vegetables. One has big slices of onion and variously colored bell pepper, and the other is mostly diced onion with bits of celery and such. Combine those two with a dab of olive oil in a pan. Fry until they get wilty and start to get scorch marks on them. Put in bits of sliced up leftover ham (salty, I know... but it's what was available. I'm the only one in the house on the diet... Besides, it's good. :)) Then mix up 2 eggs in a separate bowl and then pour them over everything. Scramble up. Eat. At least, that's how it should have been... I put on a bunch of cheese...  :o

Lunch (Probably around 2PM, after my workout):
Massive Salad.
Took a bunch of the contents of one of these stupid supermarket "Fresh Express" salad bags -- the ones with only the non-nutritive greens like iceberg and romaine lettuce. This one was like "Veggie Lover" or something, which means it has probably 3 sugar snap peas throughout the package, the occasional flake of carrot, and about 2 flakes of radish.
Also had one whole carrot, one parsnip (my first parsnip. Interesting. Very woody and spicier than carrots), around half a head of broccoli, and a handful of blueberries. Finished it off with a handful of unsalted sunflower seeds.

Lunch made me extremely full and satisfied. Not bloated or uncomfortable. Just perfect.

Dinner: (Around 5 or 6)
Takeout from the local barbecue place. I had half a barbecue chicken, seemed pretty paleo. Also had some smoked turkey and pork (SALT) and one rib. I couldn't help myself but eat part of a little container of barbecue sauce, which definitely was very sugary. But I did better, evidently, than most people who eat there, because the whole meal shipped with literally around a dozen of these containers. Also had around ten Boston Baked Beans, and one french fry. :)

Before Bed:
1 Red Delicious apple
1 mug of cocoa with splenda and cinnamon.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2007, 06:05:48 AM by Lord Snoolington »

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2007, 02:29:35 PM »
7-7

Breakfast:
1 Bubba burger (1/3 pound pre-formed frozen chuck, for those unenlightened), frozen stir-fry vegetables (peppers, onions) fried up with dab of olive oil

Lunch:
Finish off bag of "Vegetable Lover" salad.
1 medium carrot
handful of pecans
1 leftover rib
1 red delicious apple

Snack: Cantaloupe

Dinner:
3 Frozen chicken breast filets (up to 15% of a solution containing chicken broth and sodium phosphate...  :-X)
cantaloupe

Snack: 1 granny smith apple


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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2007, 02:46:37 PM »
Are you really a teenager?  My son is almost 21 and his total cooking skills consist of fry bacon and making 3 minute noodles!  Can you come over and give him some pointers?   ;D ;D ;D Suze

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2007, 05:55:05 PM »
Mmm, Bubba burgers.  I love the sweet onion ones.

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2007, 06:34:37 AM »
@suze
Heh, my cooking skills don't amount to a whole lot more than that... :) You should make your son switch to paleo, then he'd have to learn! I don't know how I'd survive (at least comfortably) with this WOE if I didn't do the meagre cooking that I do.

@kallyn
My dad is an onion fan, and he likes to get those. They're not bad, but I prefer the plain ones. Besides, it was some dang lucky paleolithic humans who managed to end up in an area where wild sweet onions grew, if they are not a creation of modern breeding, that is...  :P

7-8
Breakfast: Hurried, was leaving soon
Cantaloupe slice
Few handfuls of pecans

Lunch: At Texas Roadhouse
Grilled Chicken Salad, consisting of
-Grilled Chicken (Definitely had salt and probably MSG or other flavor enhancers)
-lettuce (lame iceberg, mostly)
-tomatoes (I'm in the process of learning to like tomatoes... I removed some of them)
-egg
-jack cheese (Removed large portions of it, would have been impossible to take all of it off ;))
-onions (few small slices - removed)
-croutons (Removed, lol)
And I ordered it without dressing

Everything else: (I got home and started eating and didn't stop until bedtime)
Fish(Pollock, breaded) and broccoli out of a healthy choice TV dinner (First time in my memory I have eaten fish. I'm trying to get into eating fish because I know I need to lower my Omega 6:3 ratio.) (Breading was cheating, also snuck a few little bites of rice and sugary apple dessert that were with it)
1 Leftover chicken breast
1 bowl of leftover mustard greens, reheated. Also drank the water, so minimal nutrition was lost.
1 bowl of leftover chili (way too much salt to be paleo)
Cantaloupe
1 Apple
Handful of sunflower seeds (unsalted)
4 slices of "Natural Choice" roast beef (WAYYY too much salt, also has sugar and stuff. Natural choice, yeah right.)

Definitely not a perfect paleolithic night. :)


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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2007, 08:28:23 AM »
@kallyn
My dad is an onion fan, and he likes to get those. They're not bad, but I prefer the plain ones. Besides, it was some dang lucky paleolithic humans who managed to end up in an area where wild sweet onions grew, if they are not a creation of modern breeding, that is...  :P

Well by that logic we shouldn't any modern fruit/veg because they've all gone through extensive human selective breeding programs.  The fact is we can never completely recreate the foods of tens/hundreds of thousands of years ago, so we just do the best we can.  :)

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2007, 08:53:49 AM »
Well by that logic we shouldn't any modern fruit/veg because they've all gone through extensive human selective breeding programs.  The fact is we can never completely recreate the foods of tens/hundreds of thousands of years ago, so we just do the best we can.  :)

Yeah.  What we need is some creative genetic engineering (reverse selective breeding is going to take too long) to come up with paleo versions of fruits and vegetables.   Hmm, using technology to reverse the adverse effects of technology..   :o

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2007, 09:02:44 AM »
lol, kallyn, that's why I had a ":P:)

Seriously, I think it would be easier just to supplement in order to get whatever we miss from having modern agriculture. There are more problems with today's produce than just what selective breeding has wrought. There are problems with the soil, growing environment, etc. Supplementation is a whole lot cheaper and quicker. :) Genetic engineering could introduce its own problems, too. :)

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2007, 08:53:18 AM »
7/9

Breakfast:
Bubba burger, frozen vegetables as before

Snack: Cantaloupe, 1 carrot

Snack: Cantaloupe

Dinner: tons of chili (I made it) - has lots of salt but it's a family meal and my dad doesn't want to buy the non-salt canned tomatoes. 2 of the five cans of stuff I put in were no salt, though. Also had canned french style green beans - no beany part, only the vegetable part, so I figured it was OK.

Snack: blueberries

We went to walmart and I stocked up on paleofood. I also got a bottle of fish oil for omega 3. :) Yay. I was not "yay" when I realized the size of the pills, and I decided to wait until tomorrow to start my regimin. But no fear, I just got one down this morning. Also, I got a lot of walnuts, and I'm going to start trying to eat tuna and stuff. :)

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2007, 10:15:33 AM »
lol, kallyn, that's why I had a ":P:)

Seriously, I think it would be easier just to supplement in order to get whatever we miss from having modern agriculture. There are more problems with today's produce than just what selective breeding has wrought. There are problems with the soil, growing environment, etc. Supplementation is a whole lot cheaper and quicker. :) Genetic engineering could introduce its own problems, too. :)

Lately I've been thinking of trying to get all organically-grown (without pesticides) veggies and fruits, because from what I've heard, some of the pesticides wind up in the veggie or fruit, so you can't 'wash it off'.  Don't know how true that is, but maybe it's worth the extra for organics to avoid this possibility.

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2007, 10:53:30 AM »
I found this:

http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/nutrition/a/pesticides.htm

Those numbers are for produce that has been prepared in the manner in which most people prepare it. So, a carrot has been peeled, apple washed, things like pineapple and cantaloupe have had their entire outer shell removed,  etc.

I'm not really concerned about pesticides and stuff. It reeks too much of paranoia and hype which I know that this kind of community is very apt to creating. Organics are nice if they aren't too much more expensive and are accessible. Regretably I do not live in southern California, therefore I do not have a health food supermarket across the street or a little organic farm nextdoor. :)
« Last Edit: July 10, 2007, 10:56:56 AM by Lord Snoolington »

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2007, 11:15:36 AM »
Yeah, I don't want to go off the deep end with it, but environmental toxins are a small concern, at least.
Thanks for the link.  I think I'll google around and see what else I can find on that..


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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2007, 01:28:29 PM »
Oh, Lord Snoolington.

I *do* live in Southern California, and I assure you, there is no health food store near me. Well, none that have English speakers running them, and I'm not too good with the other languages.

Interestingly enough, there is a chain of 99 cent only stores that have the best produce at the best prices.

The farmer's markets vary in quality and are always held in parking lots.

So, it's not quite as glamorous as you might think, unless you have lots of money, and most of the denizens don't have very much money at all. :)

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2007, 07:03:49 AM »
Heh, you must not live in the right part of Southern California. ;)

7/10

Breakfast:
Egg thing - 2 jumbo eggs, lots of pepper stir-fry veg
put on walnuts, sunflower seeds
ate with around 2 handfuls of Organic Herb Salad -extremely flavorful stuff
Finished with my first dose of fish oil. :)

Lunch:
Most of remaining organic herb salad
Finish off this stick of broccoli I had in the fridge
1 plum
leftover chili
fish oil

Dinner:
some kind of steak, I think ribeye - unseasoned
made a can of unsalted spinach - my dad took most of it while I was out feeding the cats...  :'(
Some bits of fruit: pineapple, mango, blueberries, also walnuts
fish oil

Had some nuts, fruit as snack later in the night

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Re: The Glorious Foodmakings of the Lord Snoolington
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2007, 02:50:48 PM »
Being the devilishly clever blighter that I know you are, you probably know this, my Lord, but just in case you don't-- have a look at this URL on fish oils:

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FKA/is_3_67/ai_n11832856

It is especially important to watch for rancidity.  Suze