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Diet and nutrition / Re: Blood type diet vs. Paleo diet
« on: March 18, 2012, 02:56:48 PM »
You want to get a variety of vegetables, not all of the same type.  Cauliflower and cabbage are both cruciferous vegetables and have similar properties.  Peppers and tomatoes are nightshades which have different properties.  Too many of any kind will cause issues.  All types have their own unique strengths as well.

 Ignore the blood type diet.  Coincidentally, the O Type is similar to paleo which is the only redeeming quality of that diet.  Just follow the paleo diet.

Exercises / Re: Advice on workout program?
« on: March 18, 2012, 07:27:31 AM »
Thanks for the advice! But any advice about how to lose belly fat fast?

Increase your intake of choline and saturated fats (best source: egg yolks) and eliminate fructose and alcohol from your diet. 

Introductions / Re: Diving in
« on: March 17, 2012, 01:04:22 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion.

Hmmm....131 views and 1 reply and no welcome from the administrators either.  Not an especially friendly forum then.....

Oh well....see ya everyone.  Good health to you all.

You had a response within 3 hours and that response included a question.  It was 5 days until you responded to the question and then you complain about a lack of response.  You have a funny idea of internet etiquette.

he's posted this same survey on other sites. Either he's just a lazy researcher or he's a spammer.

Research / Re: Red Meat Consumption and Mortality
« on: March 16, 2012, 06:15:25 AM »
Not only that but this "study" is getting HUGE attention in the mainstream media...  Sometimes you really have to take a step back and marvel at the ridiculousness of the world we live in...

Stories about red meat:

Stories about Pink Slime:

It seems that the attention has been diverted away from red meat to pink slime.  It will keep coming back as the vegan menace continues their thrashing as their way of life continues to be threatened by those of us that know better.

Introductions / Re: Paleo Newbie and LOVING it!
« on: March 16, 2012, 05:55:39 AM »
I have one more question I'm hoping someone (or lots of someones could help with).  Most nights I don't have a car in the evenings, which makes my goal of joining the local CrossFit chapter a little more difficult.  I know that I need to exercise as well as eat right; what are some exercises that can be done at home that will help me progress with loosing weight as well as improve my overall health?

There are a number of programs that you can do at home with minimal equipment.  A lot depends on your current capabilities and the equipment you currently have.  The fundamental movements are press, pull, squat, hinge and carry.  These can all be done with body-weight, or with external weight added (for the carries, for example, you need a weight to carry).  There are a multitude of exercises that vary in difficulty that you could put into a program.  Then you need to progressively increase the difficulty of the program by changing frequency, intensity and volume of your exercises.  Sorry I'm not being specific but there are infinite ways to approach this and hundreds of books have been written about it.  A good book I like, and happen to have on my coffee table is "Cardio Strength Training" by Robert Dos Remedios.  It would certainly be a good place to start to get ready for Crossfit.  It's not expensive, $20 in the US and I bought mine used on E-Bay for $8.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Paleo on benefits budget.. Eeep!
« on: March 15, 2012, 03:29:42 PM »
Just my 2 centavos, but I don't go for tuna; instead I shoot for mackerel and sockeye - with skin and bones!  8)

I like them too, but mackerel is hard to get in some places and sockeye is about twice the price of the others.  Still, if there's a sale on, stock up.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Paleo on benefits budget.. Eeep!
« on: March 15, 2012, 01:41:59 PM »
It will be hard but you're probably making sacrifices now so that's not new.  The first thing that imroves most people's condition is the removal of processed foods.  This means anything that comes in a package or is served in a restaurant.  This usually saves money.  Drinks can all be replaced with water.  Vegetables become the main component of your diet and you need to find a good vegetable stand.  They're almost always cheaper than grocery stores and are usually stocked with local produce.  Often they are a source of farm fresh eggs as well.  Meat's the hard part.  Ground meat, stew meat and organ meat are the default. Chicken thighs are probably the best deal for poultry.  For fish, don't be afraid of canned.  It's not perfect but it's cheaper than fresh.  Sardines and light tuna are the best value.

Miscellaneous / Re: Strategy to reduce blood pressure quickly
« on: March 10, 2012, 10:25:09 AM »
@Jayjay Donate blood.

This would have to be almost immediately before being tested as your body's autoregulation will bring it back to "normal" within a few hours. 

So, I know most of you are more eloquent and scientifically based than myself...  I have a friend that asked me tonight online "How do you feel about veganism?" and I of course answered "it's horrible and good way to slowly kill yourself!"... haha  ;D  Then I proceeded to grill up a pile of meat...  He really wants to know my views on "Forks Over Knives" and while I haven't actually watched the movie (only read some reviews and such to get the gist of it) I of course agree with the fact that processed foods are the devil and disagree with their blanket statement that animal products give us cancer.  I'm not eloquent so how do I convey in fancy terminology and such that this is not true and we were meant to eat animals and plants and not just plants? Of course, this is a friend that did the "10 Day Master Cleanse" at the beginning of the year and thought that it was a good idea... so he may already be a lost cause  ::)

Denise Minger wrote an article about that movie.  She used to be a raw foodie that saw the light so she's very good at cutting through vegan BS.

Food Journals / Re: Rebecca's Paleo Journal
« on: March 07, 2012, 08:50:11 AM »
I have stayed the same weight pretty much since I started on paleo, but I feel great and my belly is firmer (probably from the pilates/yoga). Hoping the weight loss will come soon!

Don't worry about the scale weight.  if your waist is shrinking or firming up, you're making progress.  It's common for beginners to lose fat while the scale stays the same.  You'll notice the progress in the mirror.  Visable progress also comes in spurts. It does not mean that there is no progress being made during plateaus.

Exercises / Re: Resistance Bands
« on: March 06, 2012, 10:39:17 AM »
Resistance bands are good when other options aren't available.  It's hard to do rows, for example, unless you have something to pull against. Band pull-aparts work. I always carry some in my travel bag fso I can work out in my hotel room.  They are also handy in the gym for adding variable resistance or assistance to some exercises.  There are are also some exercises where bands are one of the most effective tools, such as face pulls. They do a very good job of hitting the rear delts and rotator cuff.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Blood type diet vs. Paleo diet
« on: March 06, 2012, 10:30:48 AM »
From what I've seen, it works best for type O since their diet is closest to paleo.  Other blood types also do better on the type O diet. 

Diet and nutrition / Re: Primal Fuel Meal Replacement Shake
« on: March 05, 2012, 03:49:44 PM »
As much as I like Mark Sisson and as much as I like the occasional whey shake, I can't say I like the looks of this.  It contains protein, fat and carbs so it's obviously a meal replacement shake, but it's low calorie. That's another way of saying you don't get much for your money.  The other thing that's missing is micro-nutrients.  If all it has are macros, it's just empty calories.  Add that on top of a processed food and you should stay away from it.

Throw 3 eggs and a handful of raspberries in a blender and you'll get the same macros with a lot more nutrition.

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