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Diet and nutrition / Re: Caffeine and Insulin
« on: February 09, 2010, 08:27:05 PM »
If you want it - drink it.  Just don't put a lot of other junk in it.

That is the key.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: How can a high fat diet be good for you?
« on: January 18, 2010, 04:46:43 PM »
Wow, TY all. - Lots of good stuff.   Any easy to read books on the subject matter? I'm going to read through some of the articals in deail tonight.

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Diet and nutrition / How can a high fat diet be good for you?
« on: January 18, 2010, 02:34:02 PM »
Well, because I said so.  I’m getting kind of run down trying to explain the whole “low fat” argument and its origins and how it is completely false.  Not sure if you all have run into this issue, but people look at me like I am from Mars when I try to explain it. It’s something that I don’t really blame them for…it’s certainly something I believed in at one point, but like most things, when you start to investigate on your own, you find out that what you have been told is not entirely true.  Shocking, I know.

Here is where I could use some suggestions…does anyone know of something easy to read that may be able to help people see the fallacy behind the whole ‘low-fat’ craze that is easy to read? I have read ‘Good Calories Bad Calories’ a while back, but that book is certainly not the easiest or fun book to read. I’m looking for something that pretty much gets at the ‘guts’ of the ‘low-fat’ craze instead of trying to explain it to people who ask me about at.  Any suggestions?

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Exercises / Re: "flappy" arms
« on: August 10, 2009, 06:04:09 PM »
Getting any good results yet, marika?

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Exercises / Re: split exercize?
« on: August 10, 2009, 06:02:00 PM »
Controversial figure Mr Menzter rather critical of the everyone is different approach he thought rather convenient for $elling muscle magazines & thus the lucrative supplements!.. so much so that he chose his views over continuing a competitive bodybuilding career.

Bodybuilders are confused


http://www.mikementzer.com/

I will say his workout is effective if you do it right.  The problem is his workout (if done properly as I have read/tried) is one of the hardest strength training sessions I have ever had.  It almost makes me never want to do it, but it is a great routine if you are looking for fantastic results with very little "gym" time.

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Exercises / Re: Post workout nutrition question
« on: August 10, 2009, 05:57:32 PM »
Hard boiled eggs would be better than the meat. Egg whites have a PER of 100% and egg yolks are filled with fatty goodness.

Nothing is better than meat!!&*!&!

Except egg white protein after a workout. Egg white protein breaks down very fast and gets protein into your body much faster then regular meat. Fat in meat (or eating the whole egg) will slow the absorption of protein into your body which is not what you want. I usually eat some meat about an hour after I train, but I go with 1 or 2 bananas or apples and at least 3 or 4 egg whites immediately following a workout. Eat anything else you want about an hour or so later. If you are having trouble with fatigue, I would eat one piece of fruit immediately after your workout and one about 30 minutes later and see if that helps. On a side note…I hope you are not training all of your muscle groups 4 times a week. If you are, you are over training and should consider breaking up your body parts into different workouts.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: How far do you take your diet?
« on: August 10, 2009, 05:31:10 PM »
I was really strict this first two month of my diet and did not deviate.  Once I became a little more acclimated to the paleo diet, I would have a couple of cheat meals a week. Now I usually will have some cheat "foods" from time to time, but have begun to eliminate those even more.  I really feel the effects of eating non-paleo foods as I have become more acclimated to eating this way. I'm still a firm believer in having some non paleo foods from time to time.  It does two things for me: let’s me have something I really want, and also reminds me why I started paleo in the first place.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: "Are your carbohydrates dead or alive?"
« on: August 10, 2009, 05:12:44 PM »
Good article.  It shows whole grains increase acid load.  When you are diagnosed with acid reflux you are prescribe a medicine such as Aciphex, Prilosec or Nexium (which are expensive) and a low fat diet high in whole grains, which is causing the problem.



Nice - just like cholesterol meds too.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Medical Reasons for Diet
« on: July 02, 2009, 09:37:54 PM »
Scottdon...Not sure if you have ever seen these videos out about MS and Paleo on You Tube..it is the first of 7 but you might find it interesting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhkmDHLCUEs

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Diet and nutrition / Re: High-calorie paleo?
« on: July 02, 2009, 09:27:23 PM »
Hey - Welcome to the boards.

I would just add some food instead of 'drinking' olive oil.  I know the amount of cals you say you need is a lot of food with paleo, but man...I would certainly enjoy eating that much food for sure  ;D Like the others said...you can always cook with some good fat...your veggies would probably taste pretty good cooked up in some nice lard


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It's pretty hard to find bacon without tons of salt added, but I'll try.
In Australia, 'normal' bacon has about 1500mg/kg (1.5%) or so.  We now get a bacon from our butcher that is 296mg (0.3%) and we still find it a bit salty (as we don't add salt to anything).  I don't know if you can find anything like that where you are?

Artificial sweeteners 'shouldn't' cause insulin spikes (I don't know this for sure), but they definitely do cause some reactions and seem to continue sugar addictions.  I'm still a bit scared of them though (aspartame has been linked to brain embolisms) and I refuse to have them.

If you buy lard - just make sure it has no transfats (isn't hydrogenated).  Lard should be sort of squishy (like butter) at  fridge temperature.  If it is rock hard then it has been hydrogenated and I would avoid it...

Yeah...I have been looking for lard at the store to cook with...lost of garbage there but I think I was looking in the wrong spot..I need to check the cooler.  thanks for the heads up. I will turn to a butcher if I cant find it in the store...

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Food Journals / Re: A Savage Family Transition
« on: July 02, 2009, 10:44:32 AM »
Keep it up, Savage. I think you will really like the results of wieght training and Paleo especailly if your goal is to get lean. I still eat around six servings of fruit a day and had a 11.9% body fat ratio when I last had it checked.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Paleo binge eating?
« on: June 15, 2009, 05:46:54 PM »
I thought about Wlfdg the other day when I bought a 2lbs of grapes at the store...I thought, wow!  He ate this many plus 1 more pound!  What a pig! just kidding. Really it seems so easy to eat that many. I could have easily eaten the whole carton of them in one sitting...they really are nature’s candy... ;D

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Open meals - what's the point of them?
« on: June 15, 2009, 05:41:27 PM »
I agree with Paleo Dude. Most diets fail because people cant have something...being able to "give in" and indulge yourself from time to time may give you some guilt but ultimately helps you stay the course. To say you can't have something for the rest of your life will not help you stick to your way of life when it comes to food...you will change over the course of your life and having a diet that allows for some give and take can be a real plus when you need it.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Need Diet/Exercise advice
« on: June 10, 2009, 06:12:51 PM »
I'm really trying to think of where to begin here....your diet is going to severely limit your muscle growth. Vegetarian diets do not simply offer the types of protein necessary to promote excellent muscle growth and is probably the worst diet outside of being a complete vegan for any muscle building. That being said, I will try to help. I'm not sure if you will eat fish or not? If you will eat eggs, that is one saving grace. Without going into too much detail...much of what your trainer told you is true. 

1. Stop eating spaghetti, bread cereals and grains...the stuff will help make you fat.  Any processed whole grains are not good with helping you gain solid muscle without putting on fat too. No to mention the health risks with eating this crap.

2. You can eat fruit, or some tubers. (potatoes and yams) but try to limit your consumption. I must say if you are trying to put on solid muscle, in my experience, fruit will not give you as much benefit as tubers (like yams). (I’ll probably get thrown off the forums for saying that, lol) Feel free to knock yourself out on the veggies.

3. You need protein and 140 grams is a pretty good amount for you. Get rid of the milk, go for Omega 3 eggs (poultry or fish if you diet allows you). You can also eat the egg white pro powder, but (with our without water doesn’t really matter)  I try not to use it too much since it really never fills me up. Best time to use the powder would be after your workout since it is easily digestible. I would also add a carbohydrate like a banana since very easily digested and you need some carbs to get the most of your strength training.

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