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Diet and nutrition / Re: Margarine
« on: June 21, 2013, 01:20:02 PM »

I also wonder why some butters have different shades of yellow colour to them.  The 'President' brand I buy is vale pale in appearance.

as far as I know the yellow butters are from grass fed cows

Diet and nutrition / Re: Inexpensive ways to get more fat in my diet?
« on: June 21, 2013, 12:50:51 PM »
Fat is usually cheap or free - I get all mine free and then make my own tallow.  Or you can choose fattier cuts like lamb breast or neck - anything with a lot of fat is usually cheaper as most people don't want it.

Introductions / Re: Someone please help
« on: April 09, 2013, 12:54:00 AM »
My advice would be to stop thinking about weight and weight loss and get into the whole concept of being an animal - a human animal - and you want to feed this animal its natural diet and allow it to live in a more natural way.

Certain foods are addictive - in the same way as cocaine - so it will be tough but not impossible. It will get easier the longer you stick at it and it will work! Try to stop thinking about food in terms of pleasure - it's just food - eat the good stuff then get on with something interesting.

Pretty much all gone now  :) Im very happy to have got closer to finding out the cause. I had 1 orange yesterday and 3 apples today - see how it goes...

I should add that I also ate no eggs in that period - not a well executed trial.... so I've reintroduced them today. I've got that metallic taste in my mouth that I associate with low carb. Doing well resisting the oranges - bought some today for the kids and have hardly even looked at them.... but if I have one I'll have to have another...

Introductions / Re: Howdy hi!
« on: March 15, 2013, 12:03:50 PM »
Welcome! My advice is to go cold turkey - just say no to grains.

well after 4 days of no fruit, bar a few strawberries on day 3, it's much better - clearly on its way out... 

Cheers - I eat eggs most days, more than I did pre paleo, so that might be it.

My psoriasis is getting worse.... it's something I've had since I was about 11 and has never been severe - just seems to appear every now then for short periods. This time though it has stayed and is spreading. It's mainly on my scalp and forehead - I've been wearing a hat 24/7 over winter so that might have something to do with it and I've been eating 4-6 oranges every day.

Typing psoriasis and diet into google leads to advice to eliminate sugar and red meat and just about everything else.... think I'll stop the fruit altogether - cold turkey! and I've got rid of the hat and shaved my head so I can get some sun.

edit: I've been stressed a lot recently as well

Miscellaneous / Re: Paleo group on facebook?
« on: February 27, 2013, 03:19:32 AM »
I haven't seen that group JJ - thanks for the link... I have to say I'm not at all interested in recipes.... meat or fish on the grill and salad or green veg - or some kind of stew or roast are my staples - and raw fruit.

Introductions / Re: Hello From South Carolina
« on: February 21, 2013, 01:26:33 PM »
After a while you might find that beer disagrees with you....

I'm also a single parent with 2 kids - teenagers! Here are a few ideas..

Buy some mixed salad leaves, they'll keep well for a few days in a plastic bag n the fridge - darker green are more nutritious - and have salad with the leaves and celery and tinned fish. Kids like this and they get to choose their own tin, sardines, mackerel, tuna, cods liver, mussels...whatever . Fresh fish is also good and quick to cook if you have a good source - fish fried in tallow is lovely.

You could also get in the habit of buying minced beef and

1, make burgers and salad - kids like this and they can help make the burgers and salad.

2. make mince and root veg - fry an onion, brown the mince, add roughly chopped celery and root veg and water or stock and cook until the veg is done - you're aiming for a fairly dry consistency in the end. Kids like this.

3. make a stock out of a fresh turkey carcass and any odd bits of veg you have - a whole head of garlic is good... then drain it, keeping the stock and removing all the meat from the carcass. Put the meat back in the stock along with the crushed up garlic then put in some meatballs made with your mince and cook them - serve stock, turkey and meatballs in a bowl with some freshly chopped parsley or basil. Kids also like this.

chicken wings fried in tallow with some rock salt are cheap and wonderful - kids love them - all kids

Tallow - find a way of getting some good grass fed beef or sheep fat and make your own - get a crock pot, use it to make your tallow and to stew meat and veg - mine is on an almost constant turnover now, with yesterday's stock making the basis of today's stew - and I often have the leftovers for breakfast.

Use your tallow often and freely.

Miscellaneous / Re: Candy bins at the store
« on: February 15, 2013, 01:12:26 PM »
I seldom enter a supermarket.

Workout Journals / Re: my primal fitness program
« on: February 15, 2013, 07:07:28 AM »
I've been keeping a real paper record since the last post...

I've just finished a 9 week dumbell program with lots of single leg and arm work here's what I did with the weights used in week 1 and week 9


Bulgarian split squats 3x5x2          32kg to 60kg
Single arm clean and press 5x3x2 16kg to 30kg
Back extensions 3x5                      16kg to 36kg
Waiters walk x 3 each arm            14kg to 26kg


Single arm db snatch 5x3 x2          18kg to 30kg
DB swings 3x20                             18kg to 36kg
db bench   3x5                               28kg to 44kg
Farmers walk x3                             68kg


Reverse lunge/single leg RDL 5x3x2  32kg to 60kg
DB rows  3x5x2                                  22kg  to 34kg
Dips 3x5                                             +10kg to +24kg
Suitcase walk       2x2                           26kg to 34kg   

I also alternated between bodyweight chin ups and pull ups each workout so there was a fair bit of volume.

For the next 2 weeks I'm going to do some low weight/high rep barbell work then I'll go back to something like I was doing before - I haven't planned it yet.

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