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Diet and nutrition / Re: Newbie
« on: February 24, 2017, 12:32:37 PM »
Grass-fed/finished beef. You can practically live on this alone.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Coconut flour pancakes are delicious!
« on: February 13, 2017, 07:01:07 PM »
If you think about it in the context of what people in the paleolithic had, you realize that flour would be unlikely, and that the human caloric expenditure to harvest and process coconuts (or almonds, etc.) would be more than the calories they provide, thus either an unlikely food source, or an occasional "luxury". If you are going to eat almond flour, for instance, only eat as much as you would of the whole nuts if you had to pick and shell them by hand. You will soon discover how small the portion is compared to the large amounts of flours in most recipes.

Diet and nutrition / Re: How do you get variety in your diet?
« on: February 13, 2017, 06:49:01 PM »
The best thing to do is to divorce yourself from the notion that you need constant variety. Paleo is way easier if you just accept this. If you keep chasing after variety in your diet, you will get on a treadmill that is hard to get off of. It will probably lead to little indiscretions here and there, until you are no longer following paleo. If you are okay with "kinda' paleo", then go for it. But if you are trying to follow a orthodox version, variety is the enemy.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Coconut flour pancakes are delicious!
« on: February 13, 2017, 06:44:12 PM »
Technically, flour of any kind is not paleo, and neither is anything that requires a recipe. I'm sure your pancakes are a healthier alternative to wheat flour pancakes, but paleo? No.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Coconut flour pancakes are delicious!
« on: February 10, 2017, 08:49:25 AM »
Perhaps but please do not get sucked into the delusion that this is paleo.

Diet and nutrition / Re: If oil is paleo, then so is processed sugar
« on: February 05, 2017, 02:52:42 PM »
How can you not get sufficient amount of fat from whole foods? Meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, avocados, etc.

Because not all of us can or do eat things like nuts, fish, or avocados and all the fat phobia in our society has made many cuts of meat heavily trimmed before being sold. I can't even find 70/30 ground beef most of the time, or even 80/20 in some stores. In some States, you cannot buy fat trimmings from the butcher (aka suet), so getting sufficient amounts of fat can be difficult, or at the least, inconvenient, for many people. Plus, if you can only get grain-finished meat and want to supplement your diet with fat from grass-fed sources, grass-fed butter (for example) is a fairly easy to obtain source.

Diet and nutrition / Re: If oil is paleo, then so is processed sugar
« on: February 04, 2017, 03:30:27 AM »
Oil is not paleo and I've never heard of any of the "experts" claiming it is.

Most "vegetable" oil is manufactured through a complicated refining process, as is sugar. However, cold-pressed or expeller pressed oil is made using a simple mechanical process. While still not technically paleo, many people supplement their fat intake with cold or expeller pressed oils simply because it's often difficult to obtain sufficient amounts of fat from other sources and these oils are minimally processed.

Remember, the paleo diet is an analogue of an ancient diet, not an exact copy of it. We don't have access to the same exact animal or plant based foods people 10,000 years ago had so all we can do today is simulate it as closely as possible with modern food analogues.

Progress Reports & Photos / Re: Migraine and vision issues
« on: January 04, 2017, 07:31:48 PM »
Sorry for forgetting to post an update but it turned out it was because of a new (at the time) blood pressure medication, Losartan Potassium (i.e. Cozaar). My GP insisted that wasn't the cause but as soon as I discontinued the medication the migraines vanished.

Unfortunately, my vision issues never did normalize. I was very slightly nearsighted prior to taking this med. The medication caused near instant Presbyopia, which has never cleared up after all these years, meaning the Losartan did permanent eye damage.

I fired that doctor as soon as I connected the dots. Haven't had a migraine since.

Research / Re: Who lives longest: meat eaters or vegetarians?
« on: January 04, 2017, 07:21:32 PM »
My thoughts? Correlation is not causation.

This is the same bunk "science" that the media promotes to make us all think meat causes cancer, and vegans live longer lives simply because they don't eat meat. What these useless observational studies don't account for is that people who choose to live vegan have generally healthier lifestyles on a whole. In other words, they usually don't smoke, don't drink in excess, exercise, and live in environmentally cleaner habitats. So what part of their lifestyle actually contributes to their statistically longer lives? Nobody knows but to claim it's because they don't eat meat is superficial and irresponsible.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Visible fat eaten
« on: January 04, 2017, 07:14:09 PM »
Regardless, you should eat meat with plenty of fat, especially if you are low carb.

Only humans could think that processing food even more will make it "more like" the lesser processed version.  :o

Diet and nutrition / Re: Surprising health benefits of turmeric?
« on: October 30, 2016, 08:25:00 PM »
Doesn't do a damned thing for me and the actual science involving clinical trials on humans is still very inconclusive.

They lost me on the last line where it says, "in mice."

Diet and nutrition / Re: Too much almond in my diet?
« on: July 29, 2016, 05:10:15 PM »
I don't know what version of "paleo" you are following. Cereal? Almond milk? Protein shakes? Where did you get your info, USA Today?

Diet and nutrition / Re: When do you eat on Paleo?
« on: July 05, 2016, 04:29:34 PM »
If you do Paleo right, you won't have the urge to snack between meals very often. The key is to limit carbs and eat plenty of good fats. No need to count carbs or calories.

Atkins permits all sorts of garbage that is non-Paleo, including artificial sweeteners and dairy. There are a LOT of "Atkins-friendly" processed foods as well. No so with Paleo. As Warren said, Atkins is a "diet" while Paleo is a way of eating (WOE) for life, or a lifestyle, if you prefer. Once you realize some of the benefits of Paleo, it's hard to consider anything else, or going back to a SAD.

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