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Recipes and meal photos / Re: candy carrots
« on: July 28, 2016, 04:07:11 PM »
The types of things that you like to eat will dictate what makes a paleo breakfast interesting. I like quick smoothies (esp. when I'm running out to work), scotch eggs, frittatas - all these things work for me because I enjoy eggs. If you want to get some non-egg breakfast ideas you should check out a bunch of the free recipes around the web with a simple google search. I'm giving away 30 breakfast recipes on my website, you may want to take a look if you have time.  But honestly a google search will get you all of the recipes that you want. Lastly, the other thing as a paleo eater you may eat non-traditional breakfast foods, such as items that people may normally consider for lunch or dinner. My best advice is to be flexible and eat what you enjoy.

Good Luck,

Gray
http://cavemandietblog.com

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Any good Paleo Cookbooks/Recipe Collections?
« on: July 15, 2016, 04:39:11 PM »
There are so many good cookbooks and websites (free recipes) out there. Here's a list of a few of the more popular paleo sites:

- http://paleogrubs.com
- http://nomnompaleo.com
- http://paleohacks.com
- http://ultimatepaleoguide.com
- http://empoweredsustenance.com/
- http://civilizedcavemancooking.com/

Paleo Grubs has a good cookbook out there and so does paleohacks. Amazon will give you all of the cookbooks in the world and the Ultimatepaleoguide has a meal plan program that you can sign up for. There are so many options. Do a quick google search and you'll find everything that you need. Lastly, I publish free recipes on my blog as well. Just find what works for you and most importantly have fun exploring paleo cooking and eating.

Good Luck,

Gray
cavemandietblog.com

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Opinions on Atkins
« on: July 10, 2016, 01:39:36 PM »
From the anecdotal evidence around me; Atkins seems to still be popular. I think it went through a period when it's popularity waned, but seems like some repackaging or adjustments have been made and it picked up again. Anyhow, Atkins focused specifically on keeping an extremely low carb intake, which seemed like a lifestyle change that was difficult to sustain (especially for those eating a typical western diet). As such, the people I know personally seem to use it for short term weight loss; like I need to lose 10 pounds to go to this wedding or class reunion, etc.

There's some overlap with Paleo, but the list of items considered healthy fats on Atkins include cooking oils that should be avoided on paleo, as well as mayo. Here's a link to atkins approved foods: https://www.atkins.com/how-it-works/library/articles/paleo-and-atkins-how-the-diets-stack-up-with-one-another

After all these years people seem to still view paleo as a low carb lifestyle (to which I would disagree), which is why I think its compared to Atkins so much.

I'm not sure that there are specific pros and cons to Paleo or Atkins that are universal. I think everyone has to determine what eating methodology works best with their body and adjust accordingly. Maybe it's paleo, keto, atkins, etc. or some hybrid, but food & lifestyle are not one size fits all.

Gray
cavemandietblog.com

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Miscellaneous / Re: Question for the cave women
« on: July 06, 2016, 08:33:24 PM »
I sometimes struggle with sugar cravings. During those times I usually have a sweet to sate the feeling. The sweets that I have will either be natural sugars like fruit or raw honey sweetened green tea. In essence, I don't deprive myself when I feel that way. It feels much harder when you're fighting against the cravings, but you have to make really smart choices and avoid impulse foods.

In short, you really gotta find out what works for you and stick with it. Once you're paleo for a while (at least for me) the cravings lessened. As such, I didn't struggle quite as badly.

Good Luck,

Gray
cavemandietblog.com

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Diet and nutrition / Re: When do you eat on Paleo?
« on: July 05, 2016, 06:33:05 AM »
I agree with Warren Dew; I eat when I'm hungry and i don't count calories, carbs or anything else. I focus on choosing the best & freshest foods/ingredients that I can and let the rest take care of it self. I don't think there's any magic to when/what time that you eat.

Hope That Helps,


Gray
cavemandietblog.com

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I always find it puzzling when I hear that people are pushing a certain food on others. I don't eat pork, but at BBQs family members will ask if I want hot dogs or pork ribs; and I think to myself 'you know i don't eat pork, right.' I just decline, but I always wonder what's it to someone else if I choose not to eat something; so why be pushy about it. Ok, sorry - Rant Over.

You can have cheat days or meals if you like, but I know that doesn't work for everyone. You'll have to decide the best way to handle it going forward, but I use the following techniques:

1. Politely decline as many times as necessary
2. Eat before I go; particularly if i know the event will not have many (if any) foods for me
3. Carry snacks with me (depends on the type of party it is). My snack of choice is usually https://braaitime.com/index.php/ meats (they fit in the pocket and make me fill satisfied and not hungry.

Maybe something like that can work for you; to keep the temptations down and manageable.

Good Luck,


Gray
cavemandietblog.com

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Noob issues and questions
« on: July 05, 2016, 06:15:57 AM »
It's not uncommon to see an quick drops in weight initially and then level out as time goes on. You have a lot that you're not willing to give up, lol. I would just say move to sea salt or Himalayan Pink Salt as your salt of choice. However, if you're using a lot of salt be sure to flush with lots of water. sea salt and pink salt are definitely better alternatives, but you can over do almost anything.

In terms of smoked meats; it doesn't sound like there's a problem there.

Last thing, Be sure that your carbonated water doesn't have sugar added. Some brands add sugar to club soda and similar products to enhance flavor.

Good Luck,


Gray
cavemandietblog.com

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Vitamin D
« on: July 05, 2016, 05:57:08 AM »
5000 iu seemed like a lot too me until I spoke to my doctor. My levels were so low that I needed to take 5000 iu daily just to get into normal range. I've been doing it for about 3 months now and my doctor recommended that I continue the regimen for another 6 months.

So, Eric, thanks for the heads up about iHerb. I will be hopping over there in a sec to place my order.

Good Luck,


Gray
cavemandietblog.com

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Introductions / Hola Everyone!
« on: June 30, 2016, 01:29:35 PM »
I'm not sure if I did the introduction when I signed up, so here it is. I'm Gray and living Paleo in Atlanta. I sing the praises of Paleo whenever I can because of the great results that I've gotten and how good I feel on a day to day basis.

I've even become a Paleo blogger in the process. I wish everyone well and good luck.

Enjoy!

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Progress Reports & Photos / Re: Nine months on Paleo = -95 lbs (NSFW)
« on: June 30, 2016, 01:23:47 PM »
That is awesome, how do you feel after that type of progress? All i can say is congratulations and keep it up.

Looking forward to more updates,

Gray
cavemandietblog.com

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Is this Paleo-friendly?
« on: June 30, 2016, 12:56:09 PM »
Consider staying away from that kind of stuff. It's hard to get boxed drinks and foods that are good on paleo. I actually will crack open a coconut for the coconut water and use the meat of the coconut to make a non-dairy milk. That way I'm able to get the most for my money. One of the other things that I do in the summer is to brew some green tea and mix it with a bit of honey and refrigerate it. It's a nice refreshing drink.

Good Luck,

Gray
cavemandietblog.com

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You probably need to alter your daily nutrients and be sure that you're getting enough good fats and proteins. I'm not sure about eating a cereal (even one called Caveman Crunch). There are some nice recipes out there for grain free granolas that you can use as a cereal or even hot cereals made from cauliflower rice. Try some of them out.

Good Luck,

Gray
cavemandietblog.com

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As you eliminate things from your body adjusts to life without them. You're body will continue to get used to whole foods/real foods and may react with sensitivity if you indulge. I know that I feel terrible if I eat pasta or rice or anything of that nature. Remembering the feeling that I have helps me stay away from those things.

Good Luck,

Gray
cavemandietblog.com

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Non Dairy Substitutes
« on: June 30, 2016, 12:28:42 PM »
As far as ice cream and using it as a cheat; why not make your own. I make a simple banana green tea ice cream as a frozen treat. Here's the recipe:
2 Bananas
1 1/2 cup Full Fat Coconut Milk
2 tsp Organic Matcha Powder
1 tbsp Raw Honey or Maple Syrup
2 Vanilla Beans or 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions:
Freeze the bananas overnight. Then put everything in the blender and blend until smooth. You can serve immediately or store in the freezer for later.

You can make this a Banana ice cream by eliminating the matcha and adding chocolate chips (maybe Enjoy Life brand)

My point being that you can have ice cream, and making it yourself is quite easy and you control the quality of ingredients. Lastly, there are a ton of simple ice cream recipes out there. Just google it.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: very dry mouth
« on: June 09, 2016, 06:41:53 AM »
It's hard to say without knowing what your water intake is, but I have not experienced dry mouth as a direct result of eating paleo. Usually my dry mouth is associated with something else like medication, too much salt, or not enough water.

Good Luck,


Gray

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