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« on: October 03, 2013, 09:49:57 AM »
End of story.
I will ask for real butter on the side. I say "real" because often people don't differentiate between butter, margarine, etc. I top nearly every restaurant steak with butter. As far as fish goes, I typically go for cold water fatty varieties, but I'll still seek out the butter as they are often prepared so that the rendered fat is removed.
Took my wife to a French restaurant in Boston for her birthday a week and a half ago, and just have to write a comment.
Store bought are nasty. They are easy to make and much tastier that way. I usualy drizzle with olive oil, sea salt, and a bit of cayenne pepper.
Kale chips? The last time I tried Kale chips, I threw them away. Any specific brand that might taste yummy?
Do you think 1oz of nuts a day would stall weight loss or not affect it?
If what you are doing isn't working, try cutting them out or down. If after a few weeks there is no change then perhaps they weren't the issue. If you're stall ends then perhaps they were.
Lose the "wheat grass/ spirulina." You might want to ease back on the nuts if you're trying to lose weight. Regarding chia seeds, here is a blurb from the Primal website Mark's Daily Apple:
Even though Iíve written about chia seeds already on two separate occasions, people keep asking me about them. So, to start with, read those two posts. Theyíre high in plant omega-3, ALA, which, according to most evidence, we humans are not great at converting into EPA and DHA, the long chain omega-3s that our bodies truly require. However, Iíd like to add a couple new thoughts to the subject:
Thereís some recent evidence that moderately-longish term chia seed supplementation (7 weeks long) can actually increase plasma ALA and EPA levels in postmenopausal women. That ALA increased isnít a surprise, since ALA is the predominant fat in chia, but the 30% EPA increase was a bit of a shock. Perhaps the conversion rate can be higher (although DHA levels slightly decreased). Itís worth noting that these were milled chia seeds, which are easier to digest (and, presumably, absorb the nutrients within) than whole seeds. That could have had a measurable impact.
Iíve been down on fiber in the past. Still am, in fact, provided youíre talking about insoluble, bowel-rending, toilet-bowl-filling fiber. But soluble fiber? Fiber that feeds the gut flora? Fiber that actually promotes gut health? Fiber that gets fermented into short chain fatty acids with a host of health benefits? Iím okay with that kind of fiber, and chia seeds have plenty of it. However, since soluble fiber is ďactiveĒ in your gut, it can cause gastrointestinal distress, especially if you arenít used to eating plant matter rich in the stuff.
Verdict: Primal, but be wary of any superfood claims (unless theyíre talking about liver and pastured egg yolks), closely monitor your fiber tolerance, and donít rely on them for your omega-3s.
I'm 5'4" female @ around 140# looking to loose some and tone up. I've had issues with insulin in the past but now I'm limiting my fruit and focusing on fat/protein. I work out 3x/wk with intense cardio/ weights & another day of fun in there.
« on: September 04, 2013, 06:22:34 AM »
I know folks do that "oil pulling" thing with coconut oil.