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Messages - Selina
« on: July 02, 2011, 09:51:42 PM »
Being a newbie to this myself I'm not overly qualified to comment on what works for some and what doesn't. I will say though that I agree with the 'cooking is harder' point.
I know that it's back to basics so it should be simpler and easier but it just isn't I'm sorry to say.
I work all day and I come home exhausted and spend most of my evening preparing food. Not just for that nights dinner but for lunches for the next day. I also shop in my lunch break nearly every day to ensure I have fresh ingredients or more eggs or meat whatever.
We do eat leftovers the next day if there's any but it all doesn't always go well in the microwave or if hubby is on the road.
It is definitely easier in that respect to live the way we used to as far as cooking. Not healthier but way less time and effort.
Ready made quiches,chicken pies,vegetable pies,chicken kievs, marinated chickens, tinned vegetables, mixed veges (most contain peas and corn), pizza, kebabs, chips, and I could go on and on. So quick to throw in the oven and heat up, no chopping,washing,peeling, and not as much brain work figuring out what to eat.
Also we have found away from home it's virtually impossible to get what food we need. We inevitably end up with a cooked chicken and whatever boiled eggs and fruit we have on us.
So if you are lazy or just plain exhausted from trying to fit in work and fitness and looking after a house and family, then it's definitely 'easier' to go with the way of life we've become accustomed to.
This diet is a way of life that takes up a great deal of your life in time and effort and I have understanding for anyone that finds it hard to maintain it.
In saying all that, it's just my opinion and how I'm finding it myself in the area I live in. The support we get from others here makes it worth it some days. So good luck in whatever option you decide and hope someone helps you find a way to solve your frustrations with it.
« on: July 02, 2011, 08:48:45 PM »
They're related to poison sumac, and some people recommend heating them if you plan on eating cashews.
But for the love of god, live a little if you really enjoy cashews and are trying to get more fat. They are "Paleo" to some, not Paleo for many others; Cordain may have given them the "OK" but he's not God.
See how your body does with/without them and adjust accordingly based on your lifestyle/goals. This doesn't have to be a religion, people..
It's not that I'm trying to make it a religion. I'm new to this and I've read some of cordains books, which aren't updated to the 'eat fat' so much. I actually saw a post on here about cashews. I'm also reading a book by Rob Wolf and Marks Daily Apple posts about primal.
I'm just trying to correlate everything and find a happy medium that sticks reasonably to the diet and will work. In doing that I've found a few things that no one can seem to agree on, I'm delving into the why's and wherefores.
I hadn't read about the cashews either way except from a chart which I mentioned and can't find now, about the problems with almonds and other certain nuts. Guess I'll have to research this a bit more.
« on: July 02, 2011, 08:14:03 PM »
Yes but how do I stop the cravings? Yesterday I stuck to it till the afternoon when we had a coffee ( we were out) and hubby broke and had apple and raspberry crumble at the cafe and I had some of my homemade choc orange paleo cake. But I had more heartburn during the day till then. All I had till then was scrambled eggs in butter, coffee,boiled eggs,strawberries,mandarin,tuna tinned in lemon pepper and olive oil.
This heartburn is not fun.
We were out for dinner too but the place was really accommodating. Had prawns, avocado and lemon. Grilled perch with tomato,onion,garlic,pumpkin,carrot and asparagus.
We told them I had allergies, because I'm sure they thought we were pains.
« on: July 01, 2011, 05:35:19 AM »
Ok so I've obviously not found this part in the book yet...but cashews aren't paleo?
I thought I was doing the right thing health wise by eating cashew butter instead of almond butter. That was after a link on nuts and phytates and almonds were high on the bad list and the 3 best were macadamias, cashews and walnuts.
« on: July 01, 2011, 04:29:14 AM »
Well I might be the only one to see how far out of the diet I've swayed in the last few days...
Made choc orange cake with honey...so had that and 85% cocoa powder. Plus banana pancakes. All paleo but high in natural sugars. Did have cream ( double cream actually) in coffee and on the pancakes. And Zymil milk in coffee. Dont know if it's the cream or all the almond meal I've consumed but I've had more heartburn and diarrhea
The rest has been the usual eggs,salad,meat,veggies. Some goats cheese tonight also.
« on: July 01, 2011, 04:19:30 AM »
Well done! On the menu AND the job
« on: June 30, 2011, 12:55:56 AM »
I've only lost 4-5kg and the first four were in the first couple of weeks. I'm on about week 7 or 8 now and I've had no further weight loss.
« on: June 30, 2011, 12:31:41 AM »
Thank you so much Selina! It's neat that you call squash, pumpkin. You must be from NZ or AU. I love butternut!
I can't wait to give those a try. I've made quite a few soups after getting an immersion/stick blender as a wedding gift. Nothing seems to get soups silkier!
Yes, from Australia
And a lot of the U.S. recipes confuse me and I quite often have to look words up lol
« on: June 29, 2011, 01:01:45 AM »
The coconut curry is from a recipe book..
2 chicken breasts sliced
2 tbs ghee or other fat
1 chopped onion
2 garlic cloves minced
2 tbs red curry paste
1 tsp turmeric
400ml coconut milk
12 bay leaves
Fry chopped chicken in fat till brown. Remove chicken from pan and fry onion and garlic. Add curry paste,turmeric and stir for 1 minute. Add milk and bay leaves and simmer for 15 mins. Serve with cauliflower rice. ( we've swapped chicken for prawns and it's just as yummy) and we remove bay leaves before eating.
« on: June 29, 2011, 12:41:06 AM »
Please share the pumpkin soup and coconut curry. Mmm.
1 butternut pumpkin (or any other type)
2 large cloves garlic
1 litre chicken stock (homemade)
1 370 ml coconut milk
Pinch ground cumin
Pinch ground coriander seed
Fry leeks garlic. Add to saucepan with pumpkin, stock and spices and cook until tender, blend, add coconut milk.
I didn't have leeks the other day and used cauliflower instead.
« on: June 28, 2011, 05:30:10 AM »
Scrambled eggs in butter..
My homemade pumpkin soup
Coconut curry with prawns or chicken
« on: June 28, 2011, 05:04:13 AM »
Sauté chicken with cauliflower
Roast lamb with cabbage carrots broccoli spinach pumpkin
Apple and pear crumble with cream
Apple and rhubarb crumble with cream (honey to sweeten) crumbles made with butter, almond meal,coconut flour,walnuts.
Coffee black and with cream
Piece of 85% chocolate
Think that's it. Still craving sweet stuff as can be seen.
« on: June 25, 2011, 08:29:17 AM »
Well I slept in this morning so my whole day was out of whack.
B...4 eggs 1 mandarin
Lunch 2 pieces leftover paleo pizza
Dinner...some chicken,veggies with butter,boiled eggs
1am snack, 4 scrambled eggs, 1 boiled egg. Went out and came home starving. And that's so far because it's 1.30am and I'm still hungry.
« on: June 25, 2011, 12:08:07 AM »
Aw cmon! Lol I thought it would go along with baked veggies..it was the fat I was worried about, the palm olein lol
We made pumpkin chips the other night fried in macadamia oil.
At least I've found free range omega eggs. My butter says organic but nothing about grass fed.
I'm also cooking with beef lard and I've been skimming the fat off my chicken stock and using that also. Hubby doesn't like the smell/taste of ghee. Doesn't worry me. I've also got duck fat so I'm mixing it up depending on what I'm cooking.
« on: June 24, 2011, 08:05:36 AM »
says it all. Isn't he worried?
Hope you can persuade him although 'persuading' men isn't always easy.
No disrespect to any of the guys here. This is just from my own experience of someone who always had to be right and would always ignore my suggestions.
I'm SO hearing you lol