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Food Journals / Re: Renta's Roasts and other refreshments.
« on: July 22, 2013, 03:24:07 AM »

Food Journals / Re: Renta's Roasts and other refreshments.
« on: July 22, 2013, 03:08:31 AM »

Eggs, Avocado, Lettuce, Gherkin, Herbal tea, Water


Bacon and egg, Steak with mushrooms, fresh vegetables, Herbal tea, soda water.


mixed grill, steak, pork, liver, kidney, gammon, egg, mushrooms

Cold meats and salad


Roast pork fresh veggies, soda water with lime and lemon, Herbal tea,
Steak and mushrooms.


3 eggs scrambled.

Food Journals / Re: Renta's Roasts and other refreshments.
« on: July 17, 2013, 09:07:22 AM »
2 egg yolks
1 gherkin
4 ozs corned beef
1 avocado
Earl Grey

Food Journals / Re: Renta's Roasts and other refreshments.
« on: July 17, 2013, 12:31:46 AM »
no dinner - more tea and water.


3 eggs scrambled, water, tea.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Budgeting help
« on: July 17, 2013, 12:30:25 AM »
Jay, that is a really good idea.
I know  colleague with lots of animals feed them various fresh, raw and cooked foods. There is no reason, if I am there why they can't have food I have prepared.
I had forgotten that I will be there to take care of them. thanks!

Warren, what beautiful children. :) That's a hard regime though. I do that in January every year re the hours but find it very hard and couldn't keep it up long term. Maybe 10 years ago but not now. I shall be 62 this year.
Good idea on the mince. I will ask them. The butchers are normally very obliging. Especially as I will be buying stuff they might usually trim off/throw away.

this is something the government have just put out here!
The format hasn't come out well but you can see the foods that are included.
I shan't be doing this.

A healthy diet on 15 a week*
Starchy food    Fruit & vegetables    Dairy    High-protein food    Sugary/fatty food

Source: Ratios broadly based on The Eatwell plate(NHS). Prices as advertised on Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco websites

33% of intake

Five portions a day

15% of intake

12% of intake

8% of intake

250g rice






93p for 3 tins


7 bananas


68p for 1kg



75p for 100g**


Six eggs





15p for half jar**

800g bread






98p for 1kg (frozen)


4 apples



250g butter


33p **


Tin sardines



Vegetable oil


10p for 75ml**

330g oats




1kg carrots



Fruit juice


68p for litre

4 pints milk




Kidney beans


21p for tin


250g pasta




4 tins beans






1 for 600g

Chicken liver


45p for 227g

1kg potatoes




3 onions





36p for 100g** (dried)





* Based on weekly diet for a woman of 14,000kcal - men need 25% more ** part-pack

You can see how they have used cheap non-foods to bulk this out. There are many things here that I could not include. I might find out about an allotment - which is a patch you can have to garden - in my case for vegetables. If cost-effective.

Diet and nutrition / coconut water
« on: July 16, 2013, 08:13:58 AM »
Paleo or not? This says it is straight. Nothing added and not from concentrate.

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.


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