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Offline Zensenji

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #45 on: August 18, 2010, 12:58:51 PM »
Another Random Question:
      I was just thinking about quick snacks, and has anyone ever considered Pork Rinds?  The ingredients in standard pork rinds are A LOT of salt and the fat of the pork skin.  I understand that it has way too much salt to be considered a typical snack at all, but what if you needed a snack desperately?  Would it be considered a "Paleolithic-acceptable food"?  Anyways, to see the nutrition facts for pork rinds, just click the link below and see what I am talking about...

 http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/snacks/5362/2

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #46 on: August 18, 2010, 01:10:19 PM »
I've seen lots of paleo peeps eat pork rinds. I think they're gross. Not sure why. Crunchy and slimy together is too weird for me.

If I absolutely MUST snack, I'd chug a glass of water and then eat some nuts and maybe an apple.


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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #47 on: August 18, 2010, 01:33:49 PM »
My snacks for now are the occasional celery stalk or a few berries.

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #48 on: August 18, 2010, 08:15:12 PM »
One Random Question: What's the deal with Cinnamon? (both from a paleolithic perspective and from a "trying to lose weight" perspective)?

I doubt cinnamon or other spices affect weight much.  I personally consider spices and herbs to be paleo, partly because the weights involved seem small enough for paleo man to have ingested experimentally, without their being significant calorie sources.
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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2010, 08:16:42 AM »
I agree Warren,
   Especially since whenever you use Cinnamon, it is such a small amount that I cannot image it having any significant amount of carbohydrates in a single tablespoon... Thank you all once again for your suggestions and comments.

   * This morning I reached a new weight loss record: 148.1 pounds *

    Such a Simple Concept:
   As long as I keep exercising and eating Paleo, time will eventually force my weight and my health undeniably in the right direction...

   However, my challenge will be continuing my healthy lifestyle at College, which starts back up in one week.  I must become creative in the cafeteria, continue to workout at least four days a week, and tear up grades once again for my final semester...  I have been preparing for this moment, for there are simply no fresh supermarkets or easily accessible farmer's markets around my school.
          Wish Me Luck, for if I can continue my Exercise and Paleo-lifestyle at my particular school for my final semester, then I can follow this diet anywhere...
« Last Edit: August 25, 2010, 02:54:26 PM by Zensenji »


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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #50 on: August 19, 2010, 09:04:29 AM »
what if you needed a snack desperately?

If you are eating high fat Paleo, you should never feel any kind of desperate hunger throughout the course of a day. That kind of hunger happening in between meals or over the course of a day is a side effect of carb withdrawal, not actual hunger.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2010, 09:06:57 AM by samjohn »

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2010, 09:31:43 AM »
SamJohn,
    I agree with your 100%, and I know that I said "needed a snack desperately", but the reason why I have had only three very small snacks in the past month is because I am following the high fat characteristic of the diet.  In other words, I typically don't get hungry between my two meals each day.
    However, I asked the question simply because I stay up extremely late with my friends 4-5 days a week (I know, it's not the healthiest lifestyle that I live, but I have improved on a number of things [i.e. exercise and dieting]).  During these very late nights, I will become hungry at about 3-4 o'clock in the morning (I believe that is natural, even with all the fat that I consume every night for dinner).  That is the reason why I asked that question in regards to quick snacks on the go.
    
   Another Relevant Note Pertaining to My Acid Reflux:
    
 Prior to my Paleolithic experience, I was placed on Nexium (a gastroesophageal relux tablet that works impressively well).  HOWEVER, after two months on the Paleolithic diet, I have discovered that I am not eating late night snacks and I have cut down on all the acidic condiments that I use to use in every meal.
          It is because of this diet that I am happily going to stop using Nexium sometime in the next three months.  Some people have irreversible acid-reflux diseases/problems, but I believe my change in food types and schedules has created a cure to my acid-reflux.  Thank you Paleolithic diet.
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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2010, 09:36:24 AM »
I have been on Nexium / Omeprazole for the past 10 years and since going on the Paleo Diet in January, I only take it once or twice a week.

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2010, 02:40:28 PM »
That's what happened for me too.

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2010, 08:30:01 PM »
Well, I'm off to St. Simons, Georgia for the weekend, I'll be grilling and chilling on the beach.  Too bad summer is coming to an end, it seems shorter and shorter every year.  Have a good weekend everyone.

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« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2010, 09:04:36 PM »
Well, I'm off to St. Simons, Georgia for the weekend, I'll be grilling and chilling on the beach.  Too bad summer is coming to an end, it seems shorter and shorter every year.  Have a good weekend everyone.

Enjoy!

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #56 on: August 23, 2010, 04:58:51 PM »
Hello Everyone,
  I just got back from an incredible weekend down in St. Simons, Georgia.  This weekend I made stir-frys with chicken sausages, turkey burgers, and a ton of different bacon recipes (baked bacon rocks).
  
      I am now down to a new record low, 147.7 pounds.

    It is time to return to the physical reality and start my exercise regime once again.  As a side note, it feels good to not only stick to the diet on vacations, but return from a vacation having lost weight.  Good to be back.

   P.S. Since I have been losing a substantial amount of weight as well as approaching my weight loss goal, I was considering adding olive oil back into my diet.  I haven't done this yet, but does anyone have any thoughts on why this is a bad or good idea?  Any comments or suggestions help, and thank you very much in advance.
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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #57 on: August 23, 2010, 08:59:25 PM »
Incredible Sashimi Dinner on Vacation (Looks Very Expensive, but it was under $20.00)
 
   P.S. I made sure all of this was Paleo-Acceptable before I ate it, including the no-dressing salad and the simple beef broth and vegetable soup.  This was simply amazing:


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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #58 on: August 25, 2010, 02:52:33 PM »
Well, I am back at my college, and now comes the real test.
    It will take all of my will power to continue my exercise regiment and the paleolithic lifestyle, but I am confident that with a little imagination, dedication, and improvisation, I will continue my healthy lifestyle in my final semester.
      Wish me luck everyone, for now I am in a rural part of the United States with little access to fresh vegetables and meats, but I will find a way...  I will continue to post my creations and random day schedules in the near future.

                  Cheers Everyone,
                                  Zensenji

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Re: Zensenji's Paleolithic Journey
« Reply #59 on: August 25, 2010, 08:05:26 PM »
Good luck!