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Food Journals / Re: The Pez Dispenser log
« on: April 23, 2014, 01:46:35 PM »
I did my log for 31 days, and was doing Paleo for a couple of weeks prior to that.  From this point forward, I'll only be discussing any "cheats" or issues.

This past weekend, I made some coconut flour.  The problem was that I used sweetened coconut flakes (someone gave them to us).  I decided to plow ahead and try making some Paleo coconut bread.  Well, it turned out oily, eggy and sweet.  I had two pieces of it, and am not expecting to eat any more of it.  I don't think there were any reprocussions from eating it.

I had some mild success making sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) and herb crackers.  I plan on trying to make some "fat bread" in the near future.

Food Journals / Re: The Pez Dispenser log
« on: April 05, 2014, 06:48:02 AM »
Day 26

Breakfast: None

Lunch: Carrots and sunflower seeds

Dinner: Rib eye with cauliflower, carrots and sweet potatoes

Day 27

Breakfast: Italian Sausage

Lunch: Italian Sausage

Dinner: Italian Sausage

Day 28

Breakfast: 1 egg omelette with Italian sausage

Lunch: Green beans and carrots with ground beef

Dinner: Italian sausage with red peppers and sweet potatoes

Day 29

Breakfast: 2 egg omelette with ground beef

Lunch: None

Dinner: Lamb chops with vegetables

Desert: Pumpkin cupcake pies (x2)

Day 30

Breakfast: Eggs with chorizo and a side of ham (restaurant)

Lunch: Italian sausage

Dinner: Ground turkey wraps with roasted vegetables and some sweet potatoes

Desert: Pumpkin cupcake pies

*Had some stomach issues after breakfast - starting to think that restaurant food disagrees with me now (probably due to whatever oil they use)

Day 31

Breakfast: 2 egg omelette with ground beef

Lunch: Two ground turkey slider patties, one piece of Italian sausage and a small amount of sweet potato hash

Dinner: 4 egg Omelette with onion, garlic, ground turkey, Italian sausage and turkey patties

Snack: Sunflower seeds

Diet and nutrition / Re: flu/stomach illness
« on: March 31, 2014, 03:01:27 PM »
Repeating what the UK Trog stated, you can find some suggestions here:  Home made Paleo Ginger Ale might be the easiest and best remedy.

Food Journals / Re: ShepherdRunners Food Journal
« on: March 31, 2014, 07:58:53 AM »
Welcome to the group.  I wouldn't expect you to find any negativity on here.  I don't consider myself an expert on the subject Paleo, but your diet looks perfect to me (probably better than mine).  The best thing is there are sooo many good Paleo recipes out there (I made some cauliflower friend rice last night that was one of the best things I've ever eaten), that you should never run out of things to try.

How do you find the almond flour?  I've seen a lot of people complain about the taste (or utter lack, thereof).  For me, it's the cost that prevents me from using it (whether I make my own or buy it, the price is still too high for me).  I'm going to start experimenting with coconut flour soon, and see how that turns out.

Food Journals / Re: The Pez Dispenser log
« on: March 27, 2014, 02:16:47 PM »
Day 21

Breakfast: Cucumber

Lunch: Bacon (went to the butcher - mmmmmmm bacon)

Dinner: Italian sausage with sauted green beans (with egg)

Snack: Honeydew

Day 21 (for some reason, I've been extremely hungry all day)

Breakfast: Banana x3

Lunch: Italian sausage with sauted green beans (with egg)

Dinner: Small piece of Italian sausage

Snack: Honeydew, sunflower seeds

Day 22

Breakfast: 2 egg omelette with Italian sausage

Lunch: Nothing

Dinner: Ate out at a Japanese fusion pub - some minor cheating from a snall taco, ramen noodles and most assuridly some sweet sauces

Day 23

Breakfast: 3 egg omelette with sausage and a side of ham (restaurant)

Lunch: None

Dinner: Cauliflower fried rice (adapted from Nom Nom Paleo - this was actually fantastic) - cauliflower, carrots, red peppers, ground beef, bacon

Day 24

Breakfast: 1 egg, sweet potato hash, ground beef, and a piece of ham

Lunch: Italian sausage and 2 cucumbers

Dinner: Ground beef with cauliflower taco shells, Italian sausage

Day 25

Breakfast: 2 egg omelette and sweet potato hash

Lunch: Bacon and lettuce

Dinner: Texas chili

Food Journals / Re: The Pez Dispenser log
« on: March 24, 2014, 06:11:27 AM »
Day 17

Breakfast: None

Lunch: Italian sausage and some roasted vegetables

Dinner: Hamburger lettuce wraps

Day 18

Breakfast: None

Lunch: Hamburger lettuce wraps

Dinner: Chicken with roasted veggies

Day 19

Breakfast: None

Lunch: Tuna with avocado

Dinner: Chicken breast with veggies

Day 20

Breakfast: Cucumber

Lunch: Chicken breast with veggies

Dinner: Pollock, roasted sweet potatos, sauted red peppers

Snack: Sunflower seeds

Introductions / Re: My 9 yr old son has epilepsy.
« on: March 22, 2014, 08:03:22 PM »
Hi Mark,

I'm sorry to hear about your son.  It is always saddening when a child develops something so serious.

Unfortunately, I do not know any humans who suffer from epilepsy.  On a whim, I did some checking on people who are epileptic and on Paleo...  Some interesting things.  I know Paleo isn't easy for children, and even harder since he's so far from you to help and support him, but if oyu haven't read any of these, maybe you should.

From Marks Daily Apple - story of man who has had seizures for 28 years and paleo is helping
From The Paleo Diet - Dr. Cordain's statement that would only have benefits to someone suffering from epilepsy
From Paleo Hacks - a 22 yr old woman saying that Paleo "cured" her

The National Institute of Health has stated the gluten-free diets have shown to help people with epilepsy.  Perhaps something like this could help him.  I have no idea what side effects he suffers from, but I'm sure he hates them.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Diet and Portions
« on: March 21, 2014, 02:17:57 PM »
One of the more knowledgeable members could probably help you better, but you should be careful what kind of "workout" you do.  If your goal is mainly to lose weight, then you'd probably want to follow a more "paleo" exercise schedule, which is a lot of low stress/intensity activities (such as walking), and limit the more intensive activities (such as sprinting) to a couple of times a week.  Otherwise, you'd risk turning all your fat to muscle, which doesn't help with weight loss.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Diet and Portions
« on: March 21, 2014, 07:02:36 AM »
I'm not an expert, bu I asked the same thing not too long ago.  For veggies, eat as much as you want.  For the meat, I believe it really depends on how active you are.  Since you are going for weight loss, leaner meats are preferable, that way your body will burn stored fat for energy.  Don't over eat the meats, but don't skimp on them either.  A normal portion should be fine, but if you exercise more (or are more active), then eat more until you aren't hungry.

Food Journals / Re: The Pez Dispenser log
« on: March 21, 2014, 06:46:23 AM »
Day 15

Breakfast: Egg and bacon cup x2

Lunch: Half a chicken breast with roasted vegetables, 2 more egg and bacon cups

Dinner: None (lunch was spaced out in the afternoon)

Day 16

Breakfast: None (went out grocery shopping)

Lunch: Italian sausage, sauteed banana and sweet potato

Dinner: Italian sausage, roasted cauliflower (gotta love $0.59/lb produce)

I'm by no means an expert, as I'm new myself, but I believe the general consensus is that if you're hungry, eat something (healthy).  Fruits and nuts should be eaten in moderation (due to natural sugars and carbs), but eat veggies whenever you want and how much you want.  I'm munching on a big cucumber right now.  I believe the thinking is that, in their travels, the Paleo people often ate small things throughout the day.  But again, I'm not an expert.

I guess I've been lucky, as I haven't been having the cravings I've been expecting.  But at the same time, my problem always was that I'm constantly hungry.  I could eat an entire pizza, and still be hungry.  Maybe in some ways, that makes this easier.

I have not reviewed a lot of the snacks listed here (some don't look real Paleo), but you might get some ideas from here: Pinterest list of Paleo snacks

I often bake a large quantity of boneless skinless chicken breasts to eat throughout the week, as well as veggies.

Food Journals / Re: The Pez Dispenser log
« on: March 17, 2014, 12:32:30 PM »
Day 12

Breakfast: Egg & bacon cup

Lunch: Deviled eggs (x2 - used avocado instead of mayo), ground beef patties, cucumber

Dinner:  Junk Stir-Fry

Snack: Sunflower seeds, deviled eggs (too many of them - I was hungry)

Day 13

Breakfast: Bacon and egg cup

Lunch: Chicken breast

Dinner: Chicken breast with roasted vegetables, turkey bacon*

Snack: Sunflower seeds

* Turkey bacon contains non-Paleo elements

Day 14

Breakfast: None

Lunch: Chicken breast with roasted vegetables, cucumbers x3, chorizo

Dinner: Chicken breast with roasted vegetables

Food Journals / Re: The Pez Dispenser log
« on: March 15, 2014, 06:34:55 AM »
Day 10

Food was pretty much lumped together for the day:
Italian Sausage, Group beef patties, Roasted red peppers, pineapple, carrots

Day 11

Breakfast: Eggs x2, ham

Lunch: Italian sausage

Dinner: Bacon and egg cup, ground meat patties

Snack: Sunflower seeds

Diet and nutrition / Re: Cheating.
« on: March 14, 2014, 08:39:56 AM »
No knowingly real cheats for me in the month or so I've been Paleo.  Related - last night I had a strange dream.  I was eating a cracker (no idea why a cracker, not a big fan of those), realized I was eating something non-Paleo, and spit it out.

I could only imagine myself cheating with something that I horribly miss, like pizza.  I could totally see myself caving in and gourging myself on an 18 inch pizza, but I won't let that happen.  If I can't keep this going, then I might as well give up totally and resign myself to eatting all the things I want to avoid.

Food Journals / Re: The Pez Dispenser log
« on: March 13, 2014, 08:46:53 AM »
Day 7

Breakfast: Banana x2 (for some reason, felt extremely hungry, and one didn't cut it)

Lunch: Small piece of Italian sausage, roasted broccoli and green beans

Dinner: Pork chops x2, roasted broccoli

Day 8

Breakfast: Banana

Lunch: Cucumber and 5 ground turkey meatballs

Dinner: Ground turkey patty lettuce wraps, guacamole, and roasted cauliflower

Day 9

Breakfast: Banana

Lunch: Ground turkey patty lettuce wraps and a cucumber

Dinner: Junk Stir-Fry (Turkey breast, chorizo, pork chop, cauliflower, green onions, carrots)

Late night snack: Sunflower seeds

Side note: Had a regular doctor's appointment today, and I've lost about 20 pounds since my last visit.  I suspect most of that was from my efforts in 2014.

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