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Food Journals / Re: Renta's Roasts and other refreshments.
« on: July 16, 2013, 08:12:54 AM »
just had two boxes of coconut water - :( 150 cals.... Thought coconut water would be ok.  It's natural.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Need more veggie choices
« on: July 16, 2013, 05:33:48 AM »
frozen veg aren't bad. They are sometimes 'fresher' than at the greengrocers.
I steam them and add ghee when i serve.

Food Journals / Re: Renta's Roasts and other refreshments.
« on: July 16, 2013, 05:30:57 AM »
lunch -
earl grey tea
two egg yolks (secretary only eats the whites and I forbade her to throw the yolks away!)
1 tin wild pink salmon
a few mushrooms sliced thin, an avocado, one gherkin - sliced.

1 nectarine - (not quite ripe :( waily!)

Food Journals / Re: Renta's Roasts and other refreshments.
« on: July 16, 2013, 01:44:23 AM »
breakfast - 3 scrambled eggs - come from colleague at work whose wife keeps them in garden. Only a day old these and not that thin watery white that the supermarket 'value' eggs have.

Food Journals / Re: Renta's Roasts and other refreshments.
« on: July 16, 2013, 01:28:44 AM »
and back again..... still at 205.

So far water today. about to have earl grey tea black and some scrambled eggs - scrambled on their own, no butter or milk.

Yes! I was just in the States and developed my own sandwich (yes bread but I was on holiday...... Sorry chaps) the rarest red roast beef and sliced avocado was wonderful!

As for the matrix, two or three veggie choices would be good although I am happy to sit down to a plate of lamb chops on their own... but I digress. You could offer a choice of cooking methods, including steaming and stir frying with just a general instruction. But I like the idea! :) Could throw up some surprising but very nice combinations. Hope tarragon is in there but if not, please add! :) - it's a favourite.

Diet and nutrition / Re: New to Paleo/review my diet please
« on: July 16, 2013, 01:14:58 AM »
snack sounds odd. Not exactly unprocessed? :) Dried raisins must be really concentrated sugar. Do they have preservatives in?
Otherwise good. You should be able to get sufficient fibre from your diet without adding I would have thought.
What is the yoghurt made from? If dairy then it's out and if not, it's still kind of processed?

Just my thoughts. Better heads than mine on here. And welcome!

Diet and nutrition / Re: Budgeting help
« on: July 16, 2013, 01:11:44 AM »
Hi Warren,
I'm generally good but have been back sliding. It's very difficult the way my life has been for the last two years, camping out in digs in London and only being able to properly cook/prepare my own food.

The fishing and hunting won't be possible for me but we have an EXCELLENT local butcher. They can tell you which farm your meat has come from (I shall check the farm shops as well - might be cheaper.....) and if I do decide to go out once in a while I can get a steak dinner for $7.50 and they will give me what I request, ie steak, mushrooms and steamed veggies instead of the fries and onion rings.

That won't be very often though. I have a feeling the cats will have to go own brand instead of premium... that will save about $10 per month. So I guess buying good 80:20 mince in bulk and dividing up. Lots of eggs. Lots of veg. shall check what our supermarket has in the way of fish - we are 60 miles from the coast. I live in a town but out in the country about half an hour past Stonehenge. 

It is my intention to talk to the Dr. (I have some joint issues) and see if I can wangle a free referral to the gym. I want to spend my first year of freedom becoming leaner and fitter. The whole of Wincanton is on a hill :) - Then it is off to college with me but hopefully by then the keeping fit bit will have become a habit. I have to combine WOE with exercise I know that. Just not been possible while working so hard.

Hope you are keeping well too Warren. When I get started I shall post blob, smaller blob and non-blob photos as I get there.

I know what the government say is proper mix of fat/protein/carb. What do we say? Is 10% carb 45% fat and 45% protein about right? Or should carb be a little higher long-term?

Diet and nutrition / Budgeting help
« on: July 15, 2013, 05:32:59 AM »
I am about to make a BIG life change by retiring. This will however mean MUCH less money. I will have after all bills and feeding kitties (they don't need to suffer), 211 left per calendar month. Let's call this $211 rather than pounds sterling because they are around equivalent in many ways in their own lands.

Should I be able to eat paleo on this, without being a vegetarian? Any suggestions gratefully received. I really am a carnivore first and foremost....

Thank you for your thoughts and if you don't want to share in public, feel free to PM me.


Miscellaneous / The most ridiculous question you might be asked
« on: January 19, 2013, 09:44:48 AM »
Is this peanut butter and jelly sandwich paleo?

(I made that up of course but just for fun, what daft questions related to the diet can you think of? Real or invented)

It was Radio 4 the 'Today' Programme.

However, good news. Intermittent fasting is now getting a sensible hearing. Although they still want you to eat the wrong things.

Miscellaneous / Re: How vegetarians live
« on: October 24, 2012, 12:20:10 AM »
im not a vegetarian... when did you break in ? :D

I am listening and fuming at a radio article which is going on and on and on about the evils of saturated fat, the labelling of dairy
as healthy food options and so on and so on...... grrrrrrrrrr
sugar is the demon. sweeteners are NOT good...


Miscellaneous / Re: Swollen feet and ankles
« on: July 16, 2012, 11:52:52 PM »
how hot is it, how old are you, are you getting enough fluids?avoiding caffeine.

Im 60 and if it is hot, my feet and legs swell up. I avoid caffeine, take more water and make sure I keep moving as much as possible. But it still happens. Should improve when I lose more weight.

Miscellaneous / Re: It's the little things.....
« on: July 16, 2012, 11:50:33 PM »
Liver, green bacon, onions, fried and served with mashed potato.

Steak, kidney and oyster stew :)
The oysters used to be put in as filler cos they were so cheap back in the day.

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