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Diet and nutrition / Re: Bacon
« on: November 16, 2014, 06:40:30 PM »
Pork belly is not uncured bacon. Pork belly is just the raw cut of meat that bacon is made from. It is also used in other dishes and is popular in Chinese cuisine. Uncured bacon is bacon that has no preservatives (usually nitrites) but it is still brined, flavored, and smoked, which is what makes pork belly into bacon.

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Miscellaneous / Re: Our worst nightmare
« on: October 24, 2014, 10:44:44 AM »
Warren,

True, there could be an upside to all of this. It would be nice to get grass fed/finished beef no matter where you shop, as it was 30-40 years ago here before CAFOs ruined the industry. But that will take time, and probably won't happen in my lifetime. In the mean time, the cost of the particular foods we eat will likely skyrocket. I'm probably going to have to make the time to start hunting again. A nice supply of fresh game meat every year would put a dent in the meat budget.

Cheers!

Jay

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Miscellaneous / Our worst nightmare
« on: October 23, 2014, 09:55:38 AM »
I've been a proud Paleo follower for quite a few years now and I've always felt like someone in the extreme minority who was privy to an exclusive "insider secret". Nonetheless, I've done my share of "Paleo evangelizing" and bashing the likes of Ancel Keyes and such with family members, co-workers, in discussion groups, and I've shared some of my knowledge and opinions here and in other Paleo forums. Still, I've always dreaded the day Paleo became mainstream - and I fear that day is near.

For the past few months I've noticed a ton of new stories floating around about Paleo (both positive and negative), ditching carbs, eating fat, etc. Today I found another one in a mainstream media source and it made me realize that we are now on a slippery slope.

http://www.businessinsider.com/experts-eat-more-fat-2014-10

If the mouth-breathing masses start to change their eating habits significantly, it will drive the price of the foods we need to new highs. It will also provoke the development of a new breed of "food perversions" designed to capitalize on this "new trend". We've already seen this in the Paleo world with all the pseudo-Paleo processed crap that the food industry tries to pass off as "Paleo". Next, it will be "better than lard", or "new age meat" or some processed junk that tries to look, smell, and taste like a whole food, but isn't.

In the mean time, the price of pastured meat and eggs, local, organic produce, and other Paleo staples will skyrocket.

I'm not promoting my WOE to anyone any more. It'll cost me in the end. I'm going to tell everyone how much corn, wheat, and sugary processed food improved my health from now on. As far as Paleo, move along, nothing to see here.  ;D

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Research / PBS/Nat Geo on the Paleo diet
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:53:38 PM »
Just a clip from PBS, featuring another Paleo skeptic trying to hock a book, which seems to have many inaccuracies and assumptions. First the author is talking about what actual Paleolithic people living on this planet 10,000 years ago or more typically ate. Then she talks about what contemporary primitive cultures eat, as though there is some connection. I don't even know where to begin on this.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/wheres-beef-debunking-ancient-paleo-diet-modern-cultures/

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Check out this Paleo Diet Inforgraphic
« on: August 11, 2014, 08:18:06 PM »
The point is to eat a healthy clean diet through whole foods.

The definition of "healthy clean diet" is obviously subjective. Milk is not part of an "orthodox" paleo WOE. Lactose is as bad for some people's serum glucose levels as table sugar.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Best Protein shake for Paleo diet
« on: August 09, 2014, 08:50:13 AM »
Hate to break it to you and I don't mean to come across as dogmatic, but there is no such thing as a "paleo shake". One of the tenets of paleo is, "Eat your food, don't drink it."

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Diet and nutrition / Re: New to the forum need some serious help please
« on: August 09, 2014, 08:46:50 AM »
Why aren't cashews considered Paleo?

Cashews are actually the seed of a fruit, not a nut. But the fact that they are toxic if eaten raw is what makes them non-paleo. You don't have to eat your paleo food raw, but you should be able to eat anything in your diet in its natural, uncooked state. If you can't do that, it isn't paleo.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Losing weight
« on: July 29, 2014, 12:20:27 PM »
No. As long as you are eating the right things you will lose some weight up to a point. Please read this sticky.

http://cavemanforum.com/diet-and-nutrition/how-to-lose-weight-on-the-paleo-woe-or-endocrinology-for-dummies/

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Paleo baked goods
« on: July 29, 2014, 12:19:21 PM »
Sorry to say that you will never succeed on paleo if a significant portion of your diet is comprised of "paleo baked goods" (no such thing to be honest), and you don't embrace meat and animal fat. From one bread addict to another, it's easier to go cold turkey on the baked goods and acclimate to eating meat, than to try to replace bread with almond-flour based products.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Paleo while travelling?
« on: July 20, 2014, 09:04:38 PM »
Ya' gotta' eat but aside from tallow, your rations are not paleo in any way shape or form. Pemmican would be good though.

Traveling is admittedly tough. I generally drag my travel trailer on my extended journeys just so I can keep my fridge stocked with paleo foods and cook for myself.

I do eat on the road a lot with my job though, but usually only a couple or a few days at a time at the most. For those trips I bring boiled and brined eggs, pre-cooked bacon, sliced ham, jerky, canned and smoked fish, fruit, nuts (usually pistachios or macadamia), and some frozen, pre-cooked meat and/or omelets.  You have to get creative based on how much you need, how much and what kind of storage you have, and what you have to cook on.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: How did cave men get salt?
« on: July 20, 2014, 08:57:10 PM »
I can't give you a specific answer but I seem to recall reading that naturally raised (pastured) meat and game meat have a significantly higher level of sodium than grain-fed commercial meat has.

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Miscellaneous / Re: Celebrity Deaths
« on: July 12, 2014, 08:08:48 PM »
Add Steve Jobs to the list. That idiot Ornish got to him before he could come to his senses.

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High protein and low calorie means low fat, which probably means processed/artificial food ingredients to make it palatable.

I'll pass.

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Miscellaneous / Re: Overweight vegetarian
« on: June 25, 2014, 06:44:13 PM »
Mtnman, not to sound dogmatic but "transistioning" can really make the switch more difficult. Go cold turkey, switch to a clean version of paleo (not primal, paleo), with the foods you like. Eat plenty of meat, animal fat, fruits and veggies. Then, after a couple of months on this clean diet, start playing with it if you feel the need. See what you can safely add, one thing at a time. But you'll likely find that you don't want a lot of things you used to eat.

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