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Food Journals / Re: Samjohn's paleo diary
« on: January 07, 2011, 07:35:15 AM »
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After the (planned) trainwreck that was the holidays, I might start doing the journal properly.

Nice idea, nice week samjohn  :)

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Coumadin v Vitamin K
« on: December 23, 2010, 07:42:49 AM »
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I went to coumadin clinic the other day only to find out that my clotting time is almost half of what it was last month.

So did they adjust your does then?  With that big of a change I assume they did.  If so, you don’t want to change the way your eating now (but talk to your doc). 
Normally they just suggest that you don’t make huge changes to diet once you’ve started blood thinners so it’s doubtful your doctor would want you to switch (even to low fat) at this point. 
It’s not uncommon for the dose to be adjusted at each clinic visit a pinch in either direction because most people are not consistent enough with diet to avoid that.
I would suggest that you do talk to you doctor and have him explain it all in more detail because at this point if they changed your does, and then you now cut out all the greens, he may want your levels checked within one or two weeks rather than waiting a full month. 

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Whatever
« on: December 18, 2010, 05:51:25 AM »
OMG paleo dude, I just full blown snort laughed, nice post!  :D

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Food Journals / Re: Dittes foodjournal - I need help :)
« on: December 15, 2010, 06:52:44 AM »
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It is a new thing for me to start listening when my body is hungry or full, I guess that Im a bit damaged after years of dieting. But I like Paleo so far since its so simple eating with a few food items at a time, I personally think that helps me stop eating before I eat to much, when I dont have a plate that is full of 8 different foods.

Yes eek the prep of 8 different foods per meal is overkill for sure  :o   Thankfully not necessary when you eat paleo.  Better to consider quality of meals rather than quantity of items. 
Good to hear it’s going well for you  ;D

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Bacon!
« on: December 13, 2010, 03:38:25 PM »
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I love bacon, but am trying to stay away from pork for personal reasons... some of the stores here sell beef bacon which is better tasting than pork imo, but it still has the salt and nitrates, I thought about soaking it to remove the salt, but that wouldn't do anything for the nitrates would it? Also I may speak to my butcher about ordering it from him, anyone know what part of the animal beef bacon comes from? lol

Interesting…I’ve seen turkey but not beef bacon.  No idea about that unless it‘s maybe chopped and formed, don’t know. 
Yes I think soaking makes a difference but doubt it removes All traces of nitrates completely. 

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Diet and nutrition / Re: feeling unwell.
« on: December 13, 2010, 07:00:20 AM »
You might also consider dropping the sups for awhile and see if that doesn’t perk you back up.  Fish oil can cause a drop in blood pressure which usually happens naturally anyway when you eat paleo.  You may be giving yourself a double whammy of low blood pressure, in turn a lack of energy.  The sore throat throws me off (maybe you’ve caught a bug, yes we can still get sick) but D3 is another one that can seemingly sneak up on ya over time if you're getting more than you need (I think (?), pretty sure) I‘m not sure what the side effects are on that one.  Worth a google though I’d think.
If you're eating 100% paleo then I'm going to guess you're just going to be one that doesn't need sups like you once may have.  Hope you feel better soon!     

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Bacon!
« on: December 11, 2010, 07:41:59 AM »
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We only buy nitrite and nitrate free bacon.  Still some salt but not so bad.  I can't find pork belly...  Trader Joes is where we get our bacon...

I think you’re lucky if you can find nitrate free bacon without sugar and only salt.  I was just looking around the other day at the grocery store and the nitrate free brands either had sugar or honey…that’s like eating candied meat lol. 
Anywho…you could still soak it in water over night, then rinse before you cook, which would help if the salt bothers you.   
I have an old habit of calling side pork/pork belly, bacon just to simplify but your thread makes me realize I need to cut that out because yes, there is a difference! 
I’d start calling around and hunt down some side pork/pork belly though.  Maybe you could even get someone to order it in special if you want enough?  If you can find it, try some fresh garlic or garlic powder with it, umm good stuff! 

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Food Journals / Re: Dittes foodjournal - I need help :)
« on: December 10, 2010, 07:39:51 AM »
Ditte I’ve been trying to figure out an example to use in regard to the counting and not really coming up with anything so let me just put it this way…
In that whole day you posted (I’m assuming the salmon is paleo), I wouldn’t be afraid to eat as much of any of it as I wanted.  In other words, if I was still hungry I’d eat another couple eggs or more fish or more veggies, fruit etc etc.  Or maybe I’d figure I’m done with fish, guess I’ll eat a steak.
The point is you’re letting numbers dictate when you should be done and not when your body is done (you‘re still hungry).  When that happens, you’re not replenishing what your body needs for nourishment and energy.  Does that make sense?
I would just suggest that you forget the counting right now and use that time to do something fun!  As time goes on you’ll discover little details like you’re not as hungry so soon after you eat beef over duck, that you feel better eating broccoli rather than carrots, that you like pork fat over beef fat (or whatever, just examples) but believe me what ever details like that you discover, it’s not going to have a thing to do with a number.  You will know when you’re done eating because your body will tell you.  You’re off to such a great start, I’d just hate to see you get frustrated…eating should be a pleasure not a pressure  ;D

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Recipes and meal photos / Re: Raw Meat Super Muscle Food
« on: December 09, 2010, 07:55:48 AM »
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I eat raw beef as a staple, and I just eat it plain, unground, I usually cut it in cubes.

Which sounds much more appealing to me long term (if I ate raw)…easy to fix and something to chew would be a plus for me.

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Miscellaneous / Re: "How not to fight colds"
« on: December 09, 2010, 07:37:05 AM »
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One shower a day and washing dishes is what I do. My point is people are overusing this stuff.

Yes there’s over use but for crying out loud, of all times it's needed to wash your hands is after you take a shit/piss for sure!…how could you not get that?  Sheesh!

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Diet and nutrition / Re: For non believers
« on: December 09, 2010, 07:22:37 AM »
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Just had my blood results, and even though I know Paleos don't put much store by them, the doctor said and I quote, "these are some of the best cholesterol blood results I've ever seen".

Congrats!
Also, seems like you had a pretty smooth transition switching to paleo…nice!  ;D

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Recipes and meal photos / Re: Raw Meat Super Muscle Food
« on: December 09, 2010, 06:46:46 AM »
Who knew there could be so many ingredients in raw meat!  Wow he just kept adding stuff and adding and adding, but I was thinking I would totally taste that.  Very interesting bunch of ingredients.  When he started mashing it all up though, that’s when he lost me!  The thought of making a meal of mashed meat paste grossed me out.  If it’s going to sit in the fridge all night I’m thinking that step isn’t needed cuz it‘s already ground.  I’m not a raw meat eater so maybe that’s what ya got’a do but honestly I thought if the guy had a decent sized mixing bowl to start with…one you could just mix it and not mash the crap out of it.  Two, he could get his hands out of it a lot quicker.  He played in it for way to long…but then I did read Radoos post this morning on hand washing so the thought of that is still with me, Eww!  Just poor timing to watch someone handling food  :D

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Cooking meat - a couple questions
« on: December 08, 2010, 06:58:33 AM »
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What are the most primitive cooking methods any caveman could do?

How about just searing everything on a hot plate (hot rocks) ?

Or just roasting on a grill? over a fire? On a simple stick?


I’d say roasting in a pit with coals.  Could be on a spit also I suppose.
Cooking on rocks sounds like a pain but I’d guess possible…never tried it. 
Using a stick works better for small pieces of meat. 
good picture of what I use over my fire pit here:   http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/search.cmd?form_state=searchForm&N=0&fsch=true&Ntk=AllProducts&Ntt=mountain+man+grill

Over a wood fire is my fav choice for cooking just about anything but I also use:
Oven (uncovered chicken pieces, covered whole chickens, covered chops)
Gas grill (burgers, steak)
Crock pot (roast)
Frying pan or pot on top of the stove (eggs, bacon, sausage, soups/stews, deep fry-ish, occasional chop)
Never been able to get away from having to clean the oven…thankfully it has a self cleaning feature.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: New to this
« on: December 07, 2010, 11:43:11 AM »
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Processed meats such as sausages and cured meats (such as gammon, bacon and Italian meats) are not as good for you but are generally allowed. It's quite easy to work around these though: you can see if any local farms will make 100% pork sausages for you and you can slice belly pork thin to have bacon without all the added salt and nitrates!


Just want to add that if you can get 100% ground pork you can season that yourself for sausage to your own liking, very easy to do. 
Also if you’re looking for pork belly, it might be called side pork depending on the butcher, store, or your location but it’s the same thing.

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Meta / Re: I'm out of here!
« on: December 03, 2010, 06:48:35 AM »
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Eating Paleo is all the good karma you need.

Ha cute, I like that!  :D

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