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Diet and nutrition / Re: Why eat beef and pork?
« on: March 25, 2015, 08:59:50 AM »
I think I know what you mean....I eat a fair amount of beef and pork although I balance it out with lots of fresh and cooked vegetables and some fruit.   
I do however notice when I eat a med/rare steak that it is slow to move through my system and I get some constipation.

Most beef and pork I do eat is ground...Its cheaper and I have a family so thats that. Something I have to live with.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: How to gain on Paleo?
« on: January 14, 2015, 12:32:57 PM »
I enjoy crossfit though.... I'm one of the "old guys" in the box but I hold my own.    As far as eating fattier meat I have somewhat of a problem. I usually don't buy grassfed beef and finding pastured pork is next to impossible so I buy regular high grade beef and pork products from the supermarket.  From what I understand, the toxins from grain fed animals are stored in the fat and then transferred to the consumer when eaten.  So, many times I trim excess fat from beef/pork/chicken etc unless its grass fed which is rare in my house.  I do however have pastured eggs and some chickens I buy on a fairly regular basis because I have a co-worker who sells them in the building I work in..... You can only eat so much chicken though....

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Keystone canned meats
« on: January 14, 2015, 12:23:12 PM »
They seem pretty clean and would be OK in a pinch but I wouldn't rely on it long term for your protein sources.  Plus, canned meat just has a funky way about it....

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Recipes and meal photos / How do you eat your sardines?
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:02:37 AM »
I need some creative ways other than plain right out of the can to eat sardines.  I just can't find an enjoyable way to eat them plain. I want to eat them on ritz crackers but as we all know, ritz is off the list.

Can you all help me find creative ways to eat these nutrient dense bad boys?

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Diet and nutrition / Thoughts on fish oil supplement
« on: December 05, 2014, 08:35:34 AM »
I've been taking 1200mg fish oil pills for several months now but after doing research perhaps Its a waste of money?  What other sources of omega 3's are there that are paleo.  I won't do farmed fish anymore either but I do eat canned sardines on days I've done heavy lifting or tough workouts...

Any thoughts on the fish oil supplements from the paleo crowd?

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Why haven't lost a lot of weight
« on: December 05, 2014, 08:31:56 AM »
Your body has become used to the w-out routine. You need to start kicking it up a notch here and there. Results are measured in months and years not days and weeks.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: meal planning
« on: November 23, 2014, 06:04:44 AM »

Holy mackerel, how many times are you eating per day ?!?!?!  :o

I have two meals, that's it!  :)

This was based on what I eat now (not paleo) but I know people eat fewer meals on paleo. Breakfast, lunch and dinner would be every day and other meals if necessary. :)


Yeah, but if you crossfit 4-6x per week than two meals a day would not be enough to sustain your nutrition...right?  I eat four meals a day somedays....But I x fit 3-5x's a week.

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Exercises / Re: Where to start?
« on: November 21, 2014, 06:49:35 AM »
I think you need to someplace that has structured workouts you do with a group rather than on your own.  I will almost always slack on any exercise I have to do on my own, but in a structured workout facility that I pay to attend and sign up for I will almost always give it my 100%. Plus I feel i need to get my moneys worth and attend at least three times per week.

Yes, you will be sore but thats part of getting your body back in business...It gets better after a couple of weeks.  A body in motion...remains in motion.

Best of luck..

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Should I try paleo? Advice needed!
« on: November 21, 2014, 06:43:41 AM »
^^ Well, this is why I'm kinda confused. Other people/ sources tell that yes this is paleo and others say no way and I don't kwow whom to listen.

Listen to your body...cleanse it, then add some of the primal items like hard cheese, curds, yogurt etc slowly to see if you feel OK with these foods.  For me, I am primal...I eat clean. I eat paleo with primal touches like hard cheese, curds and on occasion a sweet treat like a cupcake or piece of pie.....you have to live life.  Birthdays happen so do anniversary, holiday etc.  I can't beat myself up about eating a piece of peanut brittle on holiday....I just start over when holiday is over and get back on track....Just can't go crazy you know...

My advice is to avoid legumes, and grain to the very best of your ability and use whole foods and fresh over canned and boxed items.   I'd rather have candy with HFCS than grains.....

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Food Journals / Re: Here goes...
« on: November 20, 2014, 01:06:06 PM »
Chicken hearts? Seriously?   
Have you tried whole 30?  That would kick out your sugar/chocolate addiction...but its hard....really hard. Then you go paleo after the thirty day detox and you then will appreciate the good flavor of the 90% cacao bar.   I do 85% cacao once and awhile but I'm over my sugar addiction....It takes weeks to boot it but only a day or two to get it back.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: meal planning
« on: November 20, 2014, 12:52:57 PM »
After workout
For now whey protein based recovery drink (contains proteins and carbs, water-soluble powder) but should I find alternatives for this? And please don't tell me to just skip this or I'll starve before dinner is at the table. ;)

If you do not have any aversions to the post w-out recovery beverage than I say its OK to have the whey protein.

Now, I do a non dairy post w-out smoothie every once and awhile that is good but has a high calorie content though...  You could half it and see how you like it...Yes, you can also bring down the number of raw eggs if that freaks you out.  I use clean pastured local eggs so it does not bother me...just try not to allow the egg to touch the outside of the shell when you crack them in...thats where all the bad stuff is..on the outside of the shell not the inside.

1 cup of coconut milk 445 calories, 48g fat, 6g carb, 5g protein

2 medium ripe bananas 205 calories, 54g carb, 2g protein

1 cup frozen blueberries 71 calories, 19g carb

4 large raw eggs 284 calories, 20g fat, 24g protein

Totals = 1005 Calories, 68g fat, 79g carb, 31g protein

Blend in blender till smooth....drink and be merry!

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Should I try paleo? Advice needed!
« on: November 19, 2014, 09:07:52 AM »
Your 23....you workout 4-6 times a week. Yeah, Go ahead and eat the sweet potato and brown rice once and awhile..  If you are not in this to loose weight go for the carbs!!  I'm all for it.   I eat white and yellow potatoes from time to time as well...Just stay away from beans/legumes and processed grains found in most bread etc, and sugar! Natural sugars are O.K on occasion. 


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Diet and nutrition / Re: How to gain on Paleo?
« on: November 16, 2014, 05:36:58 PM »
What do you think about fruit juices as calorie/ carb supplement? If I squeeze an orange is it even nearly same as eating the solid fruit?

No way...Fruit juice is worthless IMO without the rest of the fruit.  You just as well drink a pop...same difference just sugar water, no fiber to help your body break it down. W/out the fiber your body sees the juice and treats it as sugar and stores it as fat.

In my case that would be OK but I really don't do most fruit juices. For the new paleo person wanting to lose weight or whatever...your pissing in the wind drinking fruit juice. 

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Diet and nutrition / Re: How to gain on Paleo?
« on: November 12, 2014, 09:11:32 AM »
So the problem is basically that you still don't eat enough?

Basically, yes.   I need to add more cals to my daily diet or stop exercising as often.  I do xfit three times a week and two endurance classes a week as well.  I also have a labor intensive job where I am moving 85-90% of the time I'm at work. Not always heavy labor but but just on my feet doing things all day.

The biggest issue for me adding a meal is I can only eat so much a day...Most people would kill to be able to get away with eating 4,500-5,000 cals a day.  My resting metabolic rate is 2,250 cals a day...that is if I sat in bed all day long and didn't move an inch I still could consume 2,250 or so cals a day.

I'm looking for primal/paleo shakes to drink that are going to be clean, good tasting and give me at least 1,000+ cals for a fourth meal. That is why I'm here. 

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Diet and nutrition / Re: How to gain on Paleo?
« on: November 12, 2014, 07:57:37 AM »
What counts as "healthy weight" to you?

Right now my latest Bod Pod results show I have only 3% body fat and I would like to raise that 2-4 more percent with healthy food. Sure I can easilt raise my body fat by eating McDonalds and sugary items but IMO, those items are not healthy ways to raise body fat.  I'm looking for ways to raise my body fat with my level of exercise and work routine with clean paleo/primal foods and shakes etc....

Thank you..

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