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Introductions / Re: New and ready to start a new day
« on: February 13, 2011, 08:16:37 PM »
Posted by: Shikra
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I'll be going on a camping trip this spring and I'm already wondering how I'm going to manage food.


What to eat while backpacking or camping if you are paleo is a real challenge.
Since I started my Primal Journey I have only had the opportunity to do a couple of car camping trips and a lot of day hiking.
Car camping is easy steaks on the grill, veggie kabobs and salad for dinner eggs for breakfast etc. Just like at home but more fun.
I treat most of my day hikes as interval fasts or pack along some trail mix (almonds, raisins, other dried fruits, and or nuts); summer sausage with maybe a little hunk of cheese or just a bag of nuts. All of these also work for longer trips as well.
Some ideas are:
Pack along a frozen steak or soup sealed in double bags for the first night,
 I enjoy the foil packs of tuna and salmon steaks,
And of course it doesn’t get much more primal than Pemmican; although I understand it is an acquired taste at best. There is a recipe for pemmican here www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-make-pemmican,
 or at http://www.grandpappy.info/rpemmica.htm.
Or try freeze drying at home since there are few good store bought options I have been able to find
See http://www.thefarm.org/charities/i4at/surv/freeze.htm

Other primal option?... I don’t know maybe do like Grok did and miss a few meals?

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Introductions / Re: New and ready to start a new day
« on: February 13, 2011, 07:29:24 PM »
Great job kyleen66!! Two pounds in a week is right on target. As far as ideas for easy "road food":
You seem to be on the right track
  • Nuts (almonds and walnuts are my favorites)
  • Canned tuna fish
  • Carrots, Broccoli, Red Bell Peppers
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Trail Mix but make your own*

*Try this one http://www.marksdailyapple.com/snack-solutions-primal-alternatives-for-non-primal-snacks/

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Progress Reports & Photos / Re: how fast have you all lost weight
« on: February 10, 2011, 09:23:35 PM »
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i mean it's only been like 4 days for me, i was sort of pissed i weigh the same but then i was like...wait. its only been 4 days. duhh


LOL I know the feeling! I have to watch that myself but trust me if you hang in there you will see real results. In September of last year I weighted 195 and today I am down to 153. That is 42 pounds in 5 months.

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Research / Re: Diet soda may up stroke risk
« on: February 10, 2011, 09:13:03 PM »
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It's just a preliminary study showing correlation, not necessarily causation, but if anyone needs further encouragement to drop the diet drinks:

While I doubt that drinking diet colas is GOOD for you I wonder if people who choose not to drink diet sodas also tend make a lot of other good lifestyle decisions like exercising, eating real food, not smoking or over indulging in alcohol, etc.

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Introductions / Re: Combating Autoimmune Disease
« on: February 08, 2011, 09:19:09 AM »
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I have been trying not to eat any of the things you mention and have already seen some improvements.  I have been eating a lot more meat, although for up till now it has not been organic,

Be sure to avoid gluten; there is a danger of Celiac disease which causes an abnormal reaction to gluten. Grass fed beef is the way to go IF it is in your budget; I plan to switch as soon as my income allows me to.

Welcome to the forum and keep us posted on how things are going.

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Introductions / Re: New and ready to start a new day
« on: February 08, 2011, 08:57:27 AM »

kyleen66,

You do have a lot on your plate; the good thing is this WOE should help with all your your health issues and once you are to the place you feel ready to add exercise as part of your lifestyle things should start to improve EVEN faster. As Eric said take your time adopting all of paleo principles. Yoopermom's idea about "liking" the Paleo Blogs on Facebook is a great idea; I wish I had thought of that when I first went paleo.

Please  do keep us posted on your progress! I look forward to reading about your successes

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Progress Reports & Photos / Re: Today is my Rebirth-day!
« on: February 07, 2011, 09:39:31 AM »
Donna,
That is GREAT!!
It is amazing what happens when we start doing the right things. Thank you for sharing your story.

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Introductions / Re: 3 months in and seeing results!
« on: February 07, 2011, 09:31:54 AM »
Wow, that's great. Im new and I want to try what you did too. Can you teach me how?


Welcome to the forum!
Your question is a little vague but in a nutshell here are a few pointers:

Change your diet.
    You want to cut out processed foods, refined sugar, grains, legumes, limit your dairy (I use a lot of butter and eat a little cheese from time to time myself) and eat more vegetables, fruits, nuts and meat.

Be more active
   Start walking, riding a bike, swimming, dancing 3-5 times a week working  up to 2-5 hours a week,  strength building exercises 2 or 3  times a week shooting for a total 1/1/2 hours a week. Stretching before and after you do all of the above.

Those are just general guidelines and you can learn a lot more reading the forums here-they have helped me a lot. I got started reading http://www.cavemanpower.com/ and then discovered http://www.marksdailyapple.com/ but there are lots of good resources online like http://www.paleogateway.com/index.html
 You might also want to consider the exercise program at http://www.simplefit.org/ and reading the take on diet at http://www.paleonu.com/get-started/

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Introductions / Re: Hi newbie here!
« on: February 06, 2011, 06:47:35 AM »


Sounds like spam to me too. I checked your other posts Audrie; are you maybe here to convert us:
http://cavemanforum.com/diet-and-nutrition/safe-and-natural-weight-loss-tips/msg47225/#msg47225

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Introductions / Re: anyone experiencing belly aches?
« on: February 06, 2011, 06:34:25 AM »
Held my tongue bit Ditto and +1 to you Bearso  ;D

Same here I was surprised to see it last night and wondered why it hadn't been removed. I thought maybe everyone was like me and thought it was funny as hell. I wonder if she could help me get six pack abs by talking me through my core work out?  :o

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Introductions / Re: Hello!
« on: February 02, 2011, 09:07:40 PM »

Running is not the best way to lose weight; but if you enjoy running I say go for it. That is the reason I walk; I love doing it. Wlfdg has “Walking isn't exercise, it's locomotion!” in his signature and I understand the logic behind that. But I really enjoy walking and average 25 to 30 miles a week. Most of that mileage is with a 35 pound pack so that ups the benefits some. Plus my dog loves it when I take him along.
   I don’t go to the gym myself but I do body weight exercise, right now I am doing the workout in Mark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint http://www.marksdailyapple.com Also Simple Fit  http://www.simplefit.org/ has a good basic program to get started. Either of these would be a way for you to start building muscle without needing to get to a gym.

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Introductions / Re: Hello!
« on: February 02, 2011, 11:22:40 AM »
Stunatel,

Welcome to the forum! Good look with your goals; I was wondering what time of exercise program you are planning to use.

Oh and BTW I read somewhere that at least one study has linked artificial food colors and some preservatives with ADD. So going with a Paleo diet might help with your ADHD?

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Exercises / Re: Want Paleo exercise?
« on: January 31, 2011, 09:57:09 PM »
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El cogolerro brings up another good point though, competitive nature.  I'm sure cavemen had friendly competitions like that, lifting heavy items, pulling yourself up to a branch as many times as you can, etc etc.  That's human nature, at least for men, to compete and challenge eachother.

And I am sure the clan elders encouraged these competitions as well as games of skill like spear throwing contest, wrestling, and tag to name a few. Strong, skillful hunters would help the tribe survive and prosper.

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Exercises / Re: Want Paleo exercise?
« on: January 31, 2011, 12:57:43 PM »
There is no such thing as paleo exercise. Paleolithic man (and woman) stayed fit through the things they had to do to survive. I wouldn't worry about what exercise is paleo or not. Develop an exercise program for yourself , or buy a video. There are lots of exercise plans out there form free to extremely expensive. Chances are if you look around this page you'll find a link for one. Don't sit there and wonder what program is best. Get up and move and after a while you'll figure out what works best for you.
What?  ??? ::)
Where do these people come from ???

Well, IF you read it several times it starts to make a little sense I think:

First Paleolithic man didn't need to "exercise"; he walked everywhere; lifted heavy things like wood and the game he hunted;chased game or was chased; scrapped and tanned hides; practiced with his throwing stick or spears. He was active and used is body in different ways all the time.

Second, the important thing is to get up and do something. Did cave men do push ups or pull ups or lift weights? No, but he did use his body and in ways that some exercises mimic.
I hope Morff isn't saying just go out and do something/anything with giving it any thought or doing any research... that would be a bad idea.

But on the other hand the question is why someone is here:

What is paleo/primal to them. What are their goals, their motives?

I want to be fit and healthy. I don't want big muscles or to run 26.2 miles, I want to be strong enough and fit enough to do the things I enjoy, hiking backpacking, rock climbing, canoing etc.

The path I follow suits my world view, my philosophy, my goals. I try to use my body the way we evolved using it or mimic those the best I can. I walk, hike, do body weight exercises, and sprint. Once I build a firmer base of fitness I can see mixing in some  exercises that involve lifting weights or sandbags or something. For how I am happy with the progress I have made so far

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Introductions / Re: New Member... wanted to say Hi!
« on: January 31, 2011, 09:29:36 AM »
Hi, Im also new year and I want to find ways to be healthy. I also want to kow how you lose weight.

Welcome to the forum!
You ask two very good questions.

In a nutshell the best ways to start getting healthy AND lose weight are:

Change your diet.
    You want to cut out processed foods, refined sugar, trans- and hydrogenated fats,grains, legumes, limit your dairy (I use a lot of butter and eat a little cheese from time to time myself) and eat more vegetables, fruits, good fats (like butter, ghee and olive oil, nuts and meat.

Be more active
   Start doing low level aerobic activity: walking, riding a bike, swimming, dancing 3-5 times a week working  up to 2-5 hours a week,  strength building exercises 2 or 3  times a week shooting for a total 1/1/2 hours a week. Stretching before and after you do all of the above.

Those are just general guidelines and you can learn a lot more reading the forums here-they have helped me a lot in just the few days I have been here. I got started reading http://www.cavemanpower.com/ and then discovered http://www.marksdailyapple.com/  but there are lots of good resources online.

Also I suggest you might want to introduce yourself on this forum by starting a new thread :)

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