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Miscellaneous / Re: Dating
« on: January 15, 2012, 04:52:39 PM »
Just do what you do. The past couple of dates I've been on I've spent some of the time explaining the diet. One girl knew a little about it already and was cool with it. The other one said things like "how long did cavemen live?" and was skeptical. Really, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks and its a good way to weed out the people who are committed to a life of disease and pharmaceuticals.

Parenting / Re: What to do when your child hates meat?
« on: December 26, 2011, 10:14:29 AM »
Do your best. That's all you can do with kids. Try different recipes, different kinds of meat, eggs. If they really really won't touch meat, at least get them to drink milk or eat cheese or yogurt. They still need to get all their essential amino acids.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Bodybuilding diet
« on: December 18, 2011, 11:28:11 AM »
Grr, I nearly fainted at the mall today  >:(

I was having a great time, chatting with my friend and suddenly I felt weird. Everything was blurry and my legs started to shake. I felt this huge craving for apples? It was weird.

Was it ketosis? Not enough carbs??

It was the mall. Malls do that to me too.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Hormones in meat make you fat???
« on: December 16, 2011, 05:36:19 PM »
The hormones in conventional meat are mostly steroids.  I doubt there's enough to make a difference to the people that eat the meat, but if it did, it would make us put on muscle rather than fat.

Sounds good to me.

Diet and nutrition / Hormones in meat make you fat???
« on: December 15, 2011, 06:35:58 PM »
I recently saw someone claim that the hormones given to animals in conventional meat can make you fat as well as carbs. I haven't seen any actual evidence of this anywhere. I don't remember anything about it in Good Calories Bad Calories. Is there anything to it?

Diet and nutrition / Re: Acne Paleo
« on: December 09, 2011, 05:44:57 PM »
I've been paleo for over a year and I'm still working on it. I've eliminated as much omega 6 as possible and added salmon and fish oil pills but still haven't had complete remission. Lately I've decided to cut out fruit and see if anything improves. So far, things do look a little better. It's only been 2 or 3 weeks though without fruit so I don't want to speak too soon.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Legumes -are they all that bad?
« on: November 27, 2011, 01:22:55 AM »
Aside from being bad for you, whats the point in eating them? They don't really taste like anything. The protein they have is incomplete, missing some amino acids and not all that bioavailable, plus they tend to make people fart because they are hard to digest. So why bother? I'll just stick with meat for my protein and fat.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Sugar replacement?
« on: November 21, 2011, 07:56:11 PM »
I drink a variety of herbal teas. I keep about a dozen herbs for tea and mix them in various ways depending on how I feel and if I want a medicinal effect. If you buy dried herbs in bulk online it saves a bundle of money and they taste a lot better than the dusty paper-flavoured things in teabags. If you're used to sweet teas, some worth trying would be linden flower (which is actually the bracts), rose petals mixed with hibiscus about 4:1, or peppermint and fennel mixed about 2:1. Lemon balm is lovely fresh if you have a garden or patio to grow some on, but pretty tasteless dried. Licorice root is yummy if you don't have high blood pressure, but not in unlimited quantities, it is medicinal. (I use it sometimes when I'm feeling a bit weak, as I tend to low blood pressure.) The row of herbs in glass jars looks inviting, too.

Jean, what site do you buy your herbs on? That's a darn good idea.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Sugar replacement?
« on: November 20, 2011, 12:19:07 PM »
I can't quit raw organic honey. Especially since Whole Foods has such a massive honey selection. Every time I go by, I see a new one that want to try out. I'm working on it.

Diet and nutrition / What kind of veggies did Paleo era people really eat?
« on: November 13, 2011, 10:42:13 AM »
I often wonder this when I'm eating my steamed broccoli or brussel sprouts or spinach or kale. Did our ancestors really eat anything like this? Were they eating leaves? Was there any wild plant similar to broccoli or sprouts that they just picked off and ate? I can imagine them eating fruit, but raw veggies don't really taste all that great unless you add some salt or something.

Exercises / Re: Alternatives to squats?
« on: November 09, 2011, 06:44:18 PM »
I tried the bulgarian squats today. They were fine, but my balance is bad. I have really narrow, long feet so I was a little wobbly. Also I felt a little light headed after sets and had to wait a bit. I have a bit of a problem with lightheadedness though so it wasn't terrible abnormal.

I will check out some of the other moves mentioned. I really want to keep my workouts to the essential moves as much as possible so I thought I needed to get into squats, but damn my neck still hurts. Oh well, I'll keep tinkering. Thanks for the suggestions.

Exercises / Re: Alternatives to squats?
« on: November 08, 2011, 08:05:06 PM »
I'll have to try those Bulgarian squats. I think I can handle those. I'm pretty sure my form was fucked when I did those squats. I still have a knot on the back of my neck that's pretty sore. Do the bulgarian squats cover all the muscles that I need to hit though?

Exercises / Alternatives to squats?
« on: November 07, 2011, 07:27:49 PM »
So I tried my first real squat today and I couldn't stand that bar cutting into my shoulders. My neck still kind of hurts. I've just been using the leg press machine for about 2 years and I've gotten some gains on that and I do about 300 lbs. I'm not sure how much real weight that equates to but I tried 125 lbs with the real squat and, yeah I can't deal with that bar on my shoulders. I did some hack squats on a free weight machine instead.

So, what alternatives are there. I do prefer the "machines" that are more like free weights in that you add weights and you just push the shoulder pads up, no cables or pulleys (I don't know what these are called). Should I combine some different machine leg workouts to get the equivalent of a squat?

The rest of my workout is dips, pull-ups, leg raises and shoulder presses and they seem to be working. I just need a safe leg workout that I won't hurt myself with.

Miscellaneous / Re: First caveman-style restaurant in Europe
« on: October 31, 2011, 06:23:14 PM »
I was just about to post this too. When I looked at the pics in the article though, I said "where's the beef?"

Diet and nutrition / Re: Gerson therapy and meat
« on: October 25, 2011, 05:18:10 PM »
I believe Steve Jobs initially tried the Gershon therapy and regretted it later when he got sicker. I haven't been sick at all the entire time I've been paleo. Before that, I used to get at least 2 colds a year. I would say paleo is much better for your immune system and would be much better for fighting off or preventing diseases.

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