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Diet and nutrition / flu/stomach illness
« on: March 30, 2014, 01:53:51 PM »
What do you eat when your stomach's bothering you/you're sick and having trouble keeping food down?

Diet and nutrition / Xanthan gum
« on: February 12, 2014, 12:24:41 PM »
I'm assuming Xanthan gum is not paleo, can anyone confirm?

From a practical standpoint, how bad is it for you?

Recipes and meal photos / Canned Salmon Recipe
« on: December 29, 2013, 10:37:01 AM »
Anyone got one?

Diet and nutrition / Paleo in the NBA
« on: December 12, 2013, 10:36:47 AM »
Thought I'd share, especially since we don't often discuss the anti-inflamatory benefits of paleo:

Diet and nutrition / Question for Jerky Makers
« on: December 06, 2013, 07:00:53 AM »
Apologies in advance if this is the wrong (sub)forum for this question, but I wasn't sure where it would fit...

Anyways, I want to start making my own jerky, can anyone recommend a dehydrator?  Every model I see online seems to have plenty of negative and positive reviews, looking for some direction.  Thanks.

Diet and nutrition / Red Meat
« on: October 24, 2013, 01:42:56 PM »
Why is red meat such a staple in the Paleo diet?  Most Archaeological research on the period suggests that cavemen typically hunted smaller game (non-flying birds, fish, rabbits, rodents, fish, etc.), not large animals the size of a cow or deer.

Exercises / Caloric Burn/Intake
« on: August 08, 2013, 05:52:54 AM »
Just curious, how many calories do you eat per day?  How many do you burn per week (working out)?  How many hours per week do you spend working out?

Recipes and meal photos / Animal fat
« on: July 03, 2013, 05:47:03 AM »
Hot do you guys get your animal fat for cooking?  Do you buy it in a store or cut it off the animal and render it yourself?  If the latter, how much fat do you get from doing that and how much meat do you go through?


Recipes and meal photos / Paleo Ketchup - HELP
« on: July 01, 2013, 02:00:13 PM »
Tried making the paleo ketchup from Sebastien Noel's 'The Paleo Recipe Book,' (seen here: and failed miserably.  Does anyone have any other good ketchup recipes?  I love ketchup, it's the only non-paleo thing left in my diet (excluding beer/liquor), so it's essential to me that I find a tasty alternative.  Any other recipe suggestions?

Also, I'm thinking of using tomato paste instead of plum tomatoes, thoughts on that?

Diet and nutrition / Importance of Organic foods
« on: June 13, 2013, 05:57:15 PM »
How important is it that we eat organic food?  Does it vary by food type; is it important to have organic meats?  Fruits? Veggies?  Organic food is significantly more expensive than standard food, so I'd prefer to avoid it when possible.


Diet and nutrition / Paleo to-go options
« on: June 07, 2013, 04:53:55 AM »
Are there any food brands/products that are known to be paleo?  I'm looking more for snacks that I can buy at a convenience store or an airport when I'm in a major time crunch.  Protein bars, shakes (such as Nude or Odwalla drinks), etc.  TIA

Diet and nutrition / New to Paleo - Lots of questions
« on: April 10, 2013, 07:49:38 PM »
Been doing the paleo diet for a month or so now.  I really like it, but I have a lot of questions.

First of all, there are a lot of foods that aren't "paleo-approved" that I would think a caveman could theoretically eat (Potatoes, corn, yams, soy beans, peanuts, and black beans).  Since a caveman could, in theory, eat these foods, why aren't they on the paleo diet?

Next, exactly how much food should I be eating?  How much fat is healthy and how much protein is healthy?  Should there be a certain ratio?

As of now, breakfast is typically 5 eggs, 3 strips of turkey bacon, a piece of fruit (typically an apple, banana or an orange) and a cup of coffee.  Snack #1 is typically some pre-workout snack (some combination of fruit and nuts).  After my workout, I have a (non-paleo) protein shake afterwards (almond milk, spinach, almonds, greek yogurt, whey protein).  For lunch I usually have leftovers from dinner the previous night.  Then I snack on almonds or some sort of nut.  Dinner is always some sort of protein (poultry, fish, or beef, typically between a quarter and a third of pound) with some sort of veggies (green beans, broccoli, etc.).  Finally, I typically eat some sort of dessert (either fried apples with almonds, cinnamon and cayanne, or a coconut/almond paleo protein bar).  I work out between 6 and 9 hours per week and burn between 4,000 and 6,000 calories per week during workouts, so I guess this isn't too much?  I just find it hard to believe that a caveman could find this much food in one day, thus I am curious if I am applying the diet correctly.

Next question; how do you stay true to the diet (or try to) when you go out with friends, or are traveling?

Finally, anyway to save money on this diet?  I'm still in college, so I don't have a whole lot of disposable income.  I'm spending $70-$100/week on groceries, that's a lot of money.  Any advice on cutting down costs?

Thanks, looking forward to seeing what ya'll have to say.

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