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Diet and nutrition / Gall stones
« on: February 20, 2012, 04:06:32 PM »
Howdy folks. I've just returned from the doctors having been told my gallbladder is chock full of gallstones, and should probably be removed.
While I'm not totally averse to the idea, I would really rather keep my organs where they should be if it's possible at all. To that end, I'm wondering if any/many people have had success in restoring healthy gallbladder function using one of the many gallbladder flushes around?

It seems like the main theme is to consume huge amounts of apple juice for a few days and then chug down some sort of fatty oil, usually olive oil. While I can see the logic in the oil, I really don't see how drinking apple juice is going to affect the gallbladder, or the contents thereof, in any way at all. Because of that, I'm a little scheptical and worried about simply causing a blockage in the bile duct.

So, has anyone tried it and found great success?

Introductions / Howdy from Sydney!
« on: January 10, 2012, 07:39:32 PM »
Ok so I've been here for a while, but I don't think I've actually introduced myself before.

I've gone paleo a few times in the past (2 or 3?) and generally lasted up to a few weeks before binging on carbs and never bothering to recover, but those times I don't feel I truely understood what it was to be paleo, opting for low-fat cuts of meat etc in fear of heart disease - thanks conventional wisdom  :-\

So, last Wednesday I made the commitment - hopefully for the last time - to clean up my eating. Since then I've been eating nice fatty cuts like 400g new york steaks, pork belly, racks of ribs and am feeling much better for it. Hopefully the extra fat will help me bust through the carb-cravings. Over the week so far, I'm down about 4kg, so things are looking good so far.

As a bit of background, in 2006 (age 19) I jumped on the scales and discovered I was 97kg, a good 20+kg overweight. I jumped on the detox diet for 6 weeks, got myself a gym membership, and 12 months later I was down to 71kg, lighter than when I was 16 and doing martial arts tournaments. But I was skinny, not lean - I'd burnt all my muscle. From there I discovered Gym Jones and started emulating their workouts to great success.

I'm now up to 81kg at about 14-15% body fat, which I'm hoping to strip down to around 9% this year in time to compete in Korea in July, and hopefully maintain that weight.

While I'm at it, my girlfriend has also gone paleo and has gone from 74kg down to 66kg since November last year and is really loving it!

So anyway, howdy everyone, hopefully I'll be sticking around for a good while this time!

Introductions / Hi there
« on: March 06, 2010, 05:29:46 PM »
Hello fellow cave men and women!
Just thought I'd introduce myself, since today is my first day of strict paleo eating...
I'm a 23 year old male from Sydney that loves health and fitness. I've been searching for the ideal diet for a few years, and since trying out the paleo diet early last year I've come to the conclusion that paleo is definitely that.
Unfortunately the other thing I discovered was that eating paleo and having to get up for work before the suns up, and getting home after it's set, is pretty hard to do, but since reading this forum I've found some great info that has made it obvious I didn't quite understand what I was doing.
Anyway, I now have a job that allows me to work from home, and figured now was the time to switch to paleo eating! I was originally planning to start tomorrow but hey, why wait! So I've got 400g of blade steak sizzling on the BBQ behind me :D

I currently weigh 82kg, which I think is about 7 to 10kg too heavy, so my goal is to reach 75kg, which I hope will take 6 or less weeks.

Anyway, hi to you all!

Diet and nutrition / Aussie meat eaters please!
« on: February 17, 2010, 07:41:19 PM »
I'm sorry if this is covered somewhere else, but I couldn't find anything after a bit of a search.

I'm starting a new job in a few weeks which will give me hours and hours back in my day, and I want to go 100% paleo at the same time for the ultimate lifestyle change :D
I'd just like to know what sort of stuff my fellow Aussies are eating, especially Tarlach since the mostly-meat diet is quite appealing to me.

I'd also love to hear people's opinions on Kangaroo meat - it's nice and cheap but has very little fat, so I'm guessing I'd either need to eat a boatload of it or just not bother at all?

Diet and nutrition / Suggestions for a grain lover?
« on: January 14, 2010, 04:52:59 PM »
Hi there!
First up, I love the paleo diet. I love the idea of it and I love the food it includes, and I love how I feel when I'm on it.
Sadly my partner doesn't necessarily agree. While she tries to eat healthily in general, she really loves her grains - bread, pasta and rice in particular. While we were eating paleo these were the hardest things for her, and since she cooks most of our meals the diet ultimately failed.
To add to this, I'm from Australia where fresh produce is not nearly as affordable as it seems to be elsewhere - paleo food increased our weekly grocery bill by about 50% :|

Does anyone have any paleo alternatives for bread, pasta and rice for a skeptic?

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