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Research / PBS/Nat Geo on the Paleo diet
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:53:38 PM »
Just a clip from PBS, featuring another Paleo skeptic trying to hock a book, which seems to have many inaccuracies and assumptions. First the author is talking about what actual Paleolithic people living on this planet 10,000 years ago or more typically ate. Then she talks about what contemporary primitive cultures eat, as though there is some connection. I don't even know where to begin on this.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Check out this Paleo Diet Inforgraphic
« on: August 11, 2014, 08:18:06 PM »
The point is to eat a healthy clean diet through whole foods.

The definition of "healthy clean diet" is obviously subjective. Milk is not part of an "orthodox" paleo WOE. Lactose is as bad for some people's serum glucose levels as table sugar.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Best Protein shake for Paleo diet
« on: August 09, 2014, 08:50:13 AM »
Hate to break it to you and I don't mean to come across as dogmatic, but there is no such thing as a "paleo shake". One of the tenets of paleo is, "Eat your food, don't drink it."

Diet and nutrition / Re: New to the forum need some serious help please
« on: August 09, 2014, 08:46:50 AM »
Why aren't cashews considered Paleo?

Cashews are actually the seed of a fruit, not a nut. But the fact that they are toxic if eaten raw is what makes them non-paleo. You don't have to eat your paleo food raw, but you should be able to eat anything in your diet in its natural, uncooked state. If you can't do that, it isn't paleo.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Losing weight
« on: July 29, 2014, 12:20:27 PM »
No. As long as you are eating the right things you will lose some weight up to a point. Please read this sticky.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Paleo baked goods
« on: July 29, 2014, 12:19:21 PM »
Sorry to say that you will never succeed on paleo if a significant portion of your diet is comprised of "paleo baked goods" (no such thing to be honest), and you don't embrace meat and animal fat. From one bread addict to another, it's easier to go cold turkey on the baked goods and acclimate to eating meat, than to try to replace bread with almond-flour based products.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Paleo while travelling?
« on: July 20, 2014, 09:04:38 PM »
Ya' gotta' eat but aside from tallow, your rations are not paleo in any way shape or form. Pemmican would be good though.

Traveling is admittedly tough. I generally drag my travel trailer on my extended journeys just so I can keep my fridge stocked with paleo foods and cook for myself.

I do eat on the road a lot with my job though, but usually only a couple or a few days at a time at the most. For those trips I bring boiled and brined eggs, pre-cooked bacon, sliced ham, jerky, canned and smoked fish, fruit, nuts (usually pistachios or macadamia), and some frozen, pre-cooked meat and/or omelets.  You have to get creative based on how much you need, how much and what kind of storage you have, and what you have to cook on.

Diet and nutrition / Re: How did cave men get salt?
« on: July 20, 2014, 08:57:10 PM »
I can't give you a specific answer but I seem to recall reading that naturally raised (pastured) meat and game meat have a significantly higher level of sodium than grain-fed commercial meat has.

Miscellaneous / Re: Celebrity Deaths
« on: July 12, 2014, 08:08:48 PM »
Add Steve Jobs to the list. That idiot Ornish got to him before he could come to his senses.

High protein and low calorie means low fat, which probably means processed/artificial food ingredients to make it palatable.

I'll pass.

Miscellaneous / Re: Overweight vegetarian
« on: June 25, 2014, 06:44:13 PM »
Mtnman, not to sound dogmatic but "transistioning" can really make the switch more difficult. Go cold turkey, switch to a clean version of paleo (not primal, paleo), with the foods you like. Eat plenty of meat, animal fat, fruits and veggies. Then, after a couple of months on this clean diet, start playing with it if you feel the need. See what you can safely add, one thing at a time. But you'll likely find that you don't want a lot of things you used to eat.

Diet and nutrition / Re: fat?
« on: June 07, 2014, 06:52:26 PM »
Bacon.  ;D

Some suggestions.

Try to eat big enough meals to avoid snacking. Eat a big meal with lots of meat, fat, and veggies so it can carry you through the times when you are prone to snack. You need to keep your insulin at bay and snacking can screw this up. Read the sticky above titled, "How to lose fat on the Paleo WOE, or Endocrinology for Dummies" for more on this.

Until you've lost some weight, skip the nuts. BTW, cashews are not Paleo. Make sure the breakfast sausage you are eating doesn't have some kind of sugar in it. Most do.

Do not eat rice or potatoes, especially now until after you've reached your weight goals. Neither are Paleo.

As for your low energy levels, you may be experiencing the "Paleo flu", which is common for people new to this WOE. Take a read through the sticky above titled, "Why is the caveman diet making me very tired?"

As Eric said, shoot for quick and easy. Keep it simple. Forget recipes. As you already figured out, most of them are not really Paleo.

Hope this helps.

Miscellaneous / Farmed and Dangerous on Hulu
« on: April 09, 2014, 11:08:07 AM »
Farmed and Dangerous is a parody on the insanity of industrial agriculture. It's free to watch on Hulu. I've only watched the pilot thus far but I found it an amusing tongue-in-cheek look at this bizarre and surreal industry. I'm sure like all parodies, it's all based on some nugget of truth. There are plots and subplots that many of us will recognize and being based on some reality. Clearly the "Animoil" corporation is based on Monsanto.

Industrial agriculture is a serious topic to me but this show is a fun way to "blow off some steam" and laugh at the ridiculousness of it all.

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