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Miscellaneous / Re: Overweight vegetarian
« on: June 28, 2014, 05:20:24 AM »

Miscellaneous / Re: Overweight vegetarian
« on: June 27, 2014, 07:17:29 PM »

Introductions / Re: Hi Aussie newbie here
« on: June 27, 2014, 06:42:00 PM »
Hi Bibzy!  Welcome!

I'm in a similar situation in that i remember my childhood food being much more Paleo-like than it is today.  My family also ate all kinds of organs, and made blood sausage (sometimes called blood pudding) from liver, rice and blood.  I wish I'd paid more attention but I was just a small child.  Sometimes when I wish for such foods, I feel almost ashamed of it.  Like I shouldn't talk about it, or someone will say "yukk."  Probably someone who never tasted it. 

Even today I marvel at "common wisdom" like "venison fat tastes bad."  Because to me, it tastes good.  I don't just want "steaks that taste like beef."  To me, there is little point in that. I certainly don't want pork or chicken to taste like beef, so I have no inherent objection to the differences in flavors in game meats. 

There's a book you might like, called Hunt, Gather, Cook or something like that..  Written by a gourmet for game meats.  It goes into the differences seasonally of body fats of various animals, etc.  Very cool group of books and website from that author. 

Have a lot of fun!

Food Journals / Re: Experimental Thoughts - High Protein Fasting
« on: June 27, 2014, 01:31:09 AM »

Miscellaneous / Re: "grass fed"
« on: June 26, 2014, 01:17:06 PM »
That makes sense.  If  you feed the seed of the grass, the omega-6 content is higher than if you feed the leaves of the grass.  I wonder though if this is a loophole in the definition.  Could a rancher claim it's "grass fed" even if grains (seeds of the grass) are given because it's a part of a grassy plant? 

Today was the first day I paid attention to this, and the prices are exorbitant.  Paid $65 for 4 ribeye steaks that were "stage 4". Ouch.  I was definitely going to do it once though.  The smell was so heavenly, I almost ate it raw the minute I got it home.  I can see why people go head over heels for this kind of meat.  I have a good sense of smell and, let's just say, I understand lions now.  I'd stalk and hunt a wildebeest for this. 

Food Journals / Re: Experimental Thoughts - High Protein Fasting
« on: June 26, 2014, 12:59:23 PM »
That's a very good point. And I did just find some excellent meat at WF, even step 4 pork which is pretty rare.  Maybe I won't freeze so much of it...

Miscellaneous / "grass fed"
« on: June 26, 2014, 06:36:35 AM »
So I've been pondering lately that grass fed may not mean very much.  I mean, technically corn is a grass.  All grains grow on grasses by definition.  I'm not really an expert on this part of Paleo.  Should I be limiting myself to "pastured"?

Miscellaneous / Re: Caveman Bathing/Hygiene?
« on: June 26, 2014, 06:34:18 AM »
This is an awesome thread.  I was reading it and thinking...  it sounds like me and my friends talking...  To stay on topic...  my favorite moisturizer is actually water-rendered duck fat, which I guess makes it not totally dry.  I never thought I'd be admitting that to strangers.  LOL  It seems to heal scrapes and scratches up in a couple of days.  I haven't healed up so fast since I was a kid. 

I'll have to try the bentonite clay idea.  Especially on keto, shampoo doesn't keep up. 

Delighted to discover more cool information on this website.

Food Journals / Experimental Thoughts - High Protein Fasting
« on: June 26, 2014, 05:40:06 AM »

Introductions / Re: Hello there
« on: June 26, 2014, 04:30:45 AM »

Crunchy snacks were difficult for me until I dared to try the pork rinds.  Those are really crunchy and they work for those times when it's crunch or cheat.  I'm worried about how they are made, but at the moment, i'm not overthinking it.  I found some pork skins that you can make crunchy in the microwave too.  At least for those, I know they haven't been cooked in vegetable oil.

As for "dip" you can make chili con carne.  It might be a way to introduce meat in a non threatening way.

You can buy a lot online if you aren't able to find things locally.  There are ranches that sell wild game meat. Here's a list:

When you said you "emigrated to his country to be with him", I assumed you meant to the USA, so if that's not true, I'm not sure how helpful that link will be. 

I have found that venison tastes very good with tomato sauce.  I prefer it to beef.

Best wishes!

Introductions / Re: Hi - New member, New to Paleo
« on: June 26, 2014, 04:02:51 AM »
Welcome,  I have found Denise Minger's book very helpful in finding my way through various diet advices.  It's called "Death by Food Pyramid."  I'm sure it's available by Interlibrary Loan if you're not into buying every diet book in existence. :)  She's also an ex-vegan gone Paleo although i think she'd avoid labeling it. 

While I think you're on the right track here, I don't know if you're in the obese category or not.  If you are, you might consider something like Medifast or Optifast to get you down faster before adopting a healthy diet.  I don't rely on a nutrition plan like Paleo to make me lose obesity weight, personally.  YMMV

Another thing that has helped people to lose weight is some kind of Intermittent Fast.  I've experimented with skipping breakfast, and then extending it until I didn't eat until 4pm every day.  It was hard at first, but not impossible.  Seems to work okay, but not as effective as the nearly guaranteed 5lbs per week loss of Optifast.  Might work better for a guy, since you will gain muscle better than I will.  So the workout just before 4pm will have more of an effect on you.  I did find it hard to have any control at all over how much I ate after 4pm.  Between 4 and 10pm, I simply ate too much to really lose. 

I did come up with my own protein shake eventually, but since it's not one bit Paleo, I'll skip it.  I will say it involves liquid egg whites though.  I find it helpful when I need to break through a plateau.  If you look around online, you can find liquid egg white protein shake recipes.  Powder might be cheaper but I prefer whole foods when I can get them.

Good luck with your weight loss and welcome to the forum!

Reading "Go wild" because I liked John Ratey's previous book, Spark.  So far the biggest eyebrow raiser was that empathy made us better hunters because we could anticipate what prey would do as we were chasing it.  I'm only on p 60 so far, though.


Miscellaneous / Re: Overweight vegetarian
« on: June 19, 2014, 08:47:19 AM »

Miscellaneous / Re: Cool images?
« on: June 17, 2014, 01:59:08 PM »
Looks like it worked this time.  Found a clipart site with reuse/modify permissions... in case I need to attribute it, it's

Was the appropriate time to change name too I guess.

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