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Diet and nutrition / Re: Coconut flour pancakes are delicious!
« on: February 11, 2017, 12:53:41 PM »
Looks great!  Yum

Recipes and meal photos / Re: Simple and satisfying!
« on: February 09, 2017, 11:29:58 AM »
Very cool.  We did a huge egg omelette last night for dinner.  8 eggs total.
Tons of different vegetables - we split them half and half for variety.

Diet and nutrition / Re: How do you get variety in your diet?
« on: February 03, 2017, 04:04:45 PM »
If you look at the main cuisines in the world, you'll find Paleo ingredients at the heart of many of them, particularly their treatment of meat and vegetables in Asian/Chinese/Vietnamese/American BBQ/Creole/etc.  At a Chinese restaurant the same 3 ingredients may be combined with varying spices/sauces into 50 different meals.

I guess I'm saying seek out inspiration from these types of cuisines as you see fit to avoid getting stuck in a rut...

Diet and nutrition / Re: If oil is paleo, then so is processed sugar
« on: February 03, 2017, 04:02:27 PM »
Sure, to some degree this may be true.

Also, oils are used on salads and to cook meat and vegetables often

Food Journals / Re: keeping it simple for keeps!
« on: February 02, 2017, 01:36:47 PM »
Love coffee, love eggs...  nice work man

Introductions / Re: Hello
« on: January 30, 2017, 12:52:44 PM »
Hey Jeremy!  How long have you been Paleo?


Introductions / Re: Hello all
« on: January 28, 2017, 07:16:26 AM »

Recipes and meal photos / Re: eggs just got even simpler!
« on: January 28, 2017, 07:16:02 AM »
Alright, somebody try this and let me know if it really works!

Diet and nutrition / Re: 1 month in. Advice please.
« on: January 25, 2017, 04:41:38 PM »
That is fairly high rate of loss - usually folks shoot for 2 lbs. a week on average of loss or gain of weight.

Do you feel ok?  Not dizzy or lightheaded or nauseous?  Listen to your body - I am not surprised however with your diet improvements.

Miscellaneous / Re: sunshine struggles
« on: January 18, 2017, 03:28:01 AM »
Great to have you back.  Look forward to your updates

Miscellaneous / Potato industry targets Paleo diet
« on: January 14, 2017, 04:35:49 AM »

Potato industry leaders have found fault with a diet that seeks to replicate what cavemen ate.

"SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. potato industry has taken umbrage with a popular dietary fad, which is based on the premise that humans ate healthier during the Stone Age than following the advent of agriculture.

The Paleolithic diet — coined by Colorado State University emeritus professor Loren Cordain — promotes foods that would have been available to hunter-gatherers more than 10,000 years ago — such as grass-fed meat, wild game, nuts, fruits and non-starchy vegetables.

In addition to processed foods and salt, the popular diet frowns upon some of the major commodities produced in the Northwest, including potatoes, cereals, dairy, sugar and legumes. Cordain reasons the foods weren’t present during the Paleolithic Period, and humans, therefore, haven’t adapted to eating them.

Cordain vows Paleo dieters achieve weight loss, reduced diabetes and diseases, increased energy, fewer allergies, better digestion and increased muscle. Critics counter that modern foods, developed over centuries of selective breeding, don’t resemble Paleolithic foods. They also note the diet’s conspicuous absence of Stone Age dietary staples — such as rats, mice, squirrels, stripped bark, insects and lizards — and question the wisdom of emulating an ancient people who typically died in their 30s.

The potato industry — still seeking to improve consumer perceptions affected by the low-carbohydrate Atkins diet craze — recently launched a campaign highlighting the importance of the spud’s protein, vitamin C, potassium and carbohydrates to athletic performance.

“I think a lot of people are really getting tired of all of these really restrictive diets and are more interested in learning how to eat properly in a way they can work into their lifestyle, based on the basic ideas of moderation and good diversity,” said John Toaspern, chief marketing officer with Potatoes USA."


Introductions / Re: Introduction
« on: January 10, 2017, 04:02:29 PM »
Very nice.  Sounds like you're fed up.  I completely understand

To keep it easy, stick to the outside of the grocery store.  They all have different layouts, but usually the fruit/vegetables are on one and and the refridgerated items and meat on the outskirts of the other end.

Good luck - please stick around and ask questions

Introductions / Re: New to Caveman
« on: January 08, 2017, 03:08:51 AM »
Hey there!  Welcome.

Glad you joined and look forward to hearing how your Re-Journey into the primal world goes :)

You're not alone - sugar is a drug after all, and this time of year it's EVERYWHERE.

Miscellaneous / Mistakes in 'Paleo' Eating
« on: January 08, 2017, 02:53:55 AM »

"A meaningful diet resolution might be to eat more sustainably.

Advertising is screaming at us: New year, new you. New, new, new. Everything will be better when it’s new. The old you was probably great, but it’s harder to sell things to people who honestly believe that.

The most common January undertaking in that quest is dietary—shifting the actual molecules that fuel everything we do. Most of us will fail to meaningfully change, and then feel only more inadequate in that failure. We fail because absurd goals can never be maintained, and because sometimes our own bodies (partly the way we were born, but mostly the way we’ve trained them to demand constant supplies of simple carbohydrates and insulin) make it almost impossible not to fail—to live without feeling deprived and hungry and joyless.

Maybe most importantly, many people fail when they don’t truly believe in what they’re doing. The gratification of sugar is immediate, and the idea of a paralyzing stroke decades hence is remote. It seems there are more important things to worry about right now.

One solution might be to think beyond yourself. I’m reminded of that because this week the good people at Bon Appetit magazine tweeted a story under the headline “Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Going Paleo.” (Tell me I’m making mistakes, and I will click every time.) The “Paleo” approach to eating is, in brief, using evolutionary history to inform consumption. Some mistakes described in the article differed from what I think are the most important to consider—for Paleo or most any diet.

Their first piece of advice is to avoid eating too much saturated fat. That’s a contentious claim packed into a paragraph of a culinary magazine. Books have been written on the subject, and many nutrition experts have come to disagree that the weight of evidence supports limiting saturated fat. (Within reason—don’t test them and try to subsist on lard alone.) The Paleo movement itself arose in step with the realization over the past two decades that saturated fat had been wrongly blamed by some experts as the central dietary culprit in heart disease. While other experts disagree that saturated fat intake should be unlimited (and some research has found that substituting polyunsaturated fats can be beneficial), it’s unclear to many that strict limits are prudent.

I’m not convinced it’s worthwhile for most people to think about saturated fat at all—to avoid it or to gorge on it. So here are what I see as more pressing mistakes related to Paleo, and the opportunities that those mistakes present.

Eating in a way that’s not sustainable for the planet

Speaking of packing entire books into one paragraph: Large-scale animal agriculture has become a primary driver of climate change. We are eating and producing much more meat than ever before. The human population is on pace to hit 10 billion by the middle of the century; that’s 10 times as many people as there were in 1800. When we find a way to grow delicious red meat in petri dishes, then we can discuss exactly how much is healthy to eat. For now, the only way forward for our species seems to be to consider meat as something closer to a delicacy.

Forgetting fiber

Of all the “probiotics” on the market, one of the few with actual evidence that it serves our microbes well is plant fiber. Fiber is the carbohydrate that humans can’t digest, yet we’ve long known that people who eat high-fiber diets tend to be healthier. Among multiple studies with similar results, one with 40,000 subjects found that a high-fiber diet came with a 40-percent lower than average risk of heart disease. Fiber also seems to protect against metabolic syndrome.

One of the mechanisms behind these benefits appears to be that fiber essentially feeds the microbes in our guts, encouraging diverse populations. Those microbes are implicated in a vast array of illnesses and wellbeing. A diet heavy on meat and dairy is necessarily lower on fiber. 

In that light, the idea of “Paleo-veganism” is an interesting one. Loosely defined, it could mean eating minimally processed, plant-heavy diets. If a flaw in veganism is that some people think they can drink juice and eat white bread all day and be healthy, that might be sustainable for the planet but not good for you. Paleo-veganism (again, loosely defined lest we descend into madness trying to discern the plant varieties this would include) might work as a rule of thumb that generally keeps us focused on the sorts of foods that promote health."


Introductions / Re: Hello
« on: January 07, 2017, 10:59:06 AM »
How's it been going Mitch?

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