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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2010, 07:54:28 AM »
health > weight

always.

Ignoring this logic has made the western world an obese culture willing to get surgery and take drastic and very unhealthy measures to "look good".

Get healthy = stabilize weight


That being said, I went out with some friends the other night and had two glasses of tequila on ice. About as paleo as liquor gets, with the possible exception of brandy (distilled wine), or honey jack (distilled mead).

The tequila absolutely WRECKED ME though... I was very, very drunk despite drinking about 2 liters of water between glasses. The next day I woke up looking 30 years older (sunken dark eyes and puffy faced).

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2010, 10:37:59 AM »
P.S. Are "Ketostix" an accurate way to measure Ketosis?

They accurately measure the amount of ketones that spill into the urine, which roughly speaking is what you don't burn.  If they show a clear positive, you are in ketosis.


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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2010, 11:01:27 AM »
I only do about 50 crunches three times and week and eat two solid paleo-meals each day... I know for a fact that I am not at my natural lean body weight, should I continue to see weight loss results with this routine?

If you are above your natural paleo weight, staying strictly paleo in your eating habits will result in continued weight loss.

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Also, another big question that I have pertains to shellfish (more particularly "Little Neck Clams" and "Oysters").  I absolutely LOVE raw Oysters and raw Little Neck Clams, but I know they are a little high in Carbohydrates.  Will it severely effect my weight loss/ketosis if I decide to eat a bunch of raw clams or oysters for one meal very rarely (once a month)?

Raw oysters and clams have a little carbohydrate, but not large amounts.  They shouldn't be a problem.  I'd stay away from breaded fried clams though.

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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2010, 12:28:59 PM »
 Certainly no "breaded" or "fried" clams/oysters, just raw ones,
        Thank you very much for answering both of my questions Warren.  Both questions are extremely important my activities this week, and I really appreciate all the feedback from everyone.
 
      Well, last night I had one garlic and pepper Lamb Leg Steak (6 for $6.00 @ the farmer's market), two sunny side up cayenne-peppered eggs, and a couple of pickled quail eggs.  With a little Frank's Xtra hot hot sauce on the side, I would have to say that the meal was simple, yet absolutely delicious.  I have made the obvious, yet profound conclusion that the farmer's market is the place to be for this diet.

      I'm down to 151.5 pounds today, 11.5 pounds down, I am at the halfway point of my weight goal. Hell yeah.

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2010, 03:39:51 PM »
  Just got off of work and bought a new, incredible digital scale (last one was a piece of crap),
         Well, my scale has been off by 1.7 pounds for the past five and a half weeks.  Fortunately, I have been using that scale the entire diet, so I have still lost the same amount of weight (11.5 pounds). Now,  I know that this diet is not just about losing the weight, but I'm a somewhat healthy twenty-two year old, and I must admit that one of my main incentives for starting this diet was to lose the weight.  However, an overall healthy body has now become a strong priority as well.
        I am now changing my starting weight to 164.7, the weight that I actually began this diet on.

        Tonight's Dinner: Pork Chili
              Riverview Farms Pork, chopped onion, chopped garlic, pork fat, canned chopped tomatoes, jalapenos, two celery stalks, oregano (from my garden), cayenne pepper, and chili powder... That's it.


    
        
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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2010, 07:30:13 PM »
Does anyone have any moral support for a man who has been struggling to lose weight on the diet for the past week and a half?
    See, I have been on the paleolithic diet for almost six weeks now, and after the first five weeks, I had lost around 11.5 pounds!  However, the past week and a half has led me to some struggle in losing weight.  This is ironic because in the past week, I have given up cheese and the other foods that are not considered orthodox paleo...  Anyways, I have slowly been gaining a little weight, and now I'm hovering around a total loss of 9 pounds. 
    I know that I am not at my lean "natural" body weight, and I'm not drastically overeating... Can someone please provide me with some suggestions or comments that will eradicate my recent doubt?  In other words, if I eat two paleo-meals and a minor snack each day, should I continue to see weight loss? Thank you in advance...

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2010, 07:41:21 PM »
That happens to most people at this point, the stall in weight loss. Once the initial water weight goes, things slow down a lot.

Keep the food Paleo, and maybe do some sprints or a Tabata workout every few days.

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« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2010, 08:05:14 PM »
Does anyone have any moral support for a man who has been struggling to lose weight on the diet for the past week and a half?
    See, I have been on the paleolithic diet for almost six weeks now, and after the first five weeks, I had lost around 11.5 pounds!  However, the past week and a half has led me to some struggle in losing weight.  This is ironic because in the past week, I have given up cheese and the other foods that are not considered orthodox paleo...  Anyways, I have slowly been gaining a little weight, and now I'm hovering around a total loss of 9 pounds.

First off, much of the early weight loss is usually water weight that's lost as a result of going to a lower carbohydrate diet.  After that, the weight loss will be slower, and there will still be day to day variation - possibly a lot, if you vary the amount of calories you get from carbohydrates significantly.  Someone suggested writing the weights down on a calendar to make it easy to compare across weeks rather than just days, to help remove some of the variation.

Also, at 150 odd pounds and 5'8", you may not be at your healthy weight, but you may be close.  If you are doing significant amounts of strength exercises, you may be gaining muscle as you are losing fat.  Is it possible this is what's going on?

If those don't help, try posting a detailed food log of everything you eat, every day, for a week or so.  We may be able to see something.

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2010, 10:25:54 AM »
  Well Warren Dew and SamJohn, you both are always helpful with your comments,
 Today, after eating a substantially large amount of food yesterday, I woke up and decided to weight myself.. I was down to 153.7 pounds!  I am now back to 11 pounds lost, and starting the day off with the understanding that everything that everyone has told me about this diet is true is a great feeling...
   
Anyways, tonight's dinner is going to be the rest of the pork paleo-stew that I made the other night (I'm telling you, this stew that I made in a mini crock pot is absolutely the most delicious stew... If anyone wants the directions and detailed ingredients, please let me know, it doesn't even have salt added!)...

Tomorrow night, I am going to make a shrimp salad, not sure the exact ingredients yet, but I'm sure it's going to turn out great...

           Thank you so much for all of your comments, and I will continue with my stupid questions and insecurities at certain landmarks of this experience...


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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2010, 05:41:41 PM »
I'd really like you to post the stew in the recipes section (hmm we need a yummy yum yum smiley)

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2010, 11:54:27 AM »
Avelin,
    I posted the stew under the "recipe" section, it's titled "Delightfully Tasty Pork or Chicken Paleo-Stew!"  It's awesome, and please let me know if anyone decides to try that stew.. You can also add ground pepper to it, and I don't eat the carrots in it... 

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« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2010, 10:59:48 PM »
Thank you!!!!

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2010, 10:35:54 AM »
Ahhh, the weekend has finally come,
        I am headed to North Carolina for an incredible weekend of fly-fishing and all day grilling... Hopefully I catch some beautiful trout in some beautiful weather.  Anyways, looks like lamb steaks, hamburgers, eggs, bacon, and certain green vegetables will be my diet for the entire weekend.  Should be a good one.

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« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2010, 08:39:16 AM »
Well, I certainly don't have a "case of the Mondays",
     This weekend I took a trip up the Highlands, North Carolina to simply get out of the city.  The air was fresh, the fly-fishing was great, and the all weekend grilling made my meals quite affordable and simple. 
     This weekend, I ate bacon and egg hamburgers and lamb steaks with a variety of acceptable vegetables such as zucchini, mushrooms, and onions.  I used cayenne pepper, garlic powder, black pepper, and bacon grease to spice up the flavors.  It was a fantastically feastful weekend.
      My friends use to call me the "condiment king", for I would put condiments of all varieties on everything that I ate.  However, after six and a half weeks on the paleolithic diet, I have slowly lost my need for condiments!  This is another great victory, for now I can actually taste the differences between prime and cheap cuts of beef, lamb, chicken, pork, or fish.
     I have to admit, after this weekend, I thought the scale would be tipping in the unfavorable direction, but this morning I got up and weighed myself...151.7 POUNDS!  Looks like crushing paleo-acceptable food twice a day for a few days took me down another 2.4 pounds!  What a great start to the week!

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« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2010, 08:32:34 AM »
I have to admit, after this weekend, I thought the scale would be tipping in the unfavorable direction, but this morning I got up and weighed myself...151.7 POUNDS!  Looks like crushing paleo-acceptable food twice a day for a few days took me down another 2.4 pounds!

Nice going!  And you're right, it's not the amount of food, but the type of food, that affects weight.  Keep it up!