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Offline Aeonir

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Hello everyone
« on: October 22, 2017, 12:32:48 PM »
Currently i am trying to become as paleo as possible so i signed up with several forums and groups. I have the general rules down i think, however i do have trouble balancing the quantities of meat, fish, eggs and vegetables... And my bank account balance... I think i'm making this more expensive than i should, and soon more expensive than i can afford. (My income will go down with 5% and taxes will go up by 3%, nice combo.)

So i'll need to bring down my meat consumption a bit yet still get in enough fat, which'll be a challenge.



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Re: Hello everyone
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 05:42:04 AM »
Hi there and welcome!

You had commented about your government changing food prices or regulations being an impact on your diet.
Can you share more details?

Great to have you here!


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Re: Hello everyone
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 07:45:38 AM »
We have 2 tax rates a high one for luxury items which is 21% and a low one on food and essentials which for now is 6% but next year will become 9%. And i live one a form of welfare for disabled people which will go down with 5% so that we might try to find a job. (99% of the affected people will never be hired as we can never do as much as a normal employees.)

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Re: Hello everyone
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 08:59:41 AM »
So is the takeaway that eventually you run out of other people's money?  :)

What country do you live in?


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Re: Hello everyone
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 09:03:30 AM »
The netherlands, yes it's other peoples money, but me using it has less negative impact than the government wasting it on long term projects that will be cancelled by the next elections...

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Re: Hello everyone
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 05:29:17 AM »
Really appreciate the info you're sharing - neat to have outsider views compared to USA, though many of us here are from other parts as well.

What brought you toward Paleo - how has your life played out in the Netherlands. 
Does your area suffer similarly to the USA with obesity, diabetes, and similar afflictions?

Again, nice talking with you!  8)

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Re: Hello everyone
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2017, 12:34:57 PM »
Eating high fat meat rather than lean meat can help stretch the money, since high fat meat can have twice the calories for less money.

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Re: Hello everyone
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2017, 02:26:33 PM »
High fat meat is usually cheaper here than lean cuts, and organ meat is even cheaper so i'm teaching myself how to cook these, i eat chicken livers regularly, and am currently focussing on how to cook beef heart, (tried yesterday got the taste right, but the meat was too tough next time i'll cut them thinner.) The village i live in also has a weekly market where i can cheaply buy fish and vegetables.

As for how i got into paleo, i was already looking into healthier eating for a few years and concluded most of what i was taught was wrong, i was already following some of the rules of paleo like limiting gluten as much as possible, stopped eating potatoes, pasta and rice with every meal. Then i stumbled on a beginners guide to paleo, and after reading that i decided to try it for a bit. (I had heard about is before that but thought it would be too complicated, luckily it isn't.)

As for the question about obesity and food based diseases, it's not in the news here that often but minor health issues and light overweight are very common, moderate overweight is also not too uncommon, and when you pay attention obese people aren't too hard to find in busy places.

As for comparing to the us... I have never been there, so i can't answer that as news and internet are often exaggerated, if they are correct you have more of a problem but here we should do something too. I'd say we have the benefit that for most people everything is nearby and cycling is normal. I cycle around 120 km a week (75 miles)

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