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Miscellaneous / Re: Today I lifted heavy things
« on: February 07, 2010, 03:37:46 PM »
Only a couple of snows, both fairly light for the area, up here in Boston so far this winter.  It's so weird seeing 24" in DC when we get nothing.

Diet and nutrition / Re: salami?
« on: February 07, 2010, 08:37:34 AM »
They're like hot dogs:  nonpaleo because of salt and other preservatives, and sometimes grain based additives.

That said, I'd consider all meat salami and hot dogs to be better than, say, bread or milk.

Food Journals / Re: What Lone_woLf Eats...
« on: February 06, 2010, 07:52:24 PM »
I've done a stupid thing. I'm afraid of making mayonnaise from scratch. And rightly so, I have wasted many ingredients when the condiment won't congeal. So I broke down and bought a large thing of Best Foods mayonnaise.

If you can make yourself throw it out, that will help a lot.  You'll think twice before taking something off the supermarket shelf if you know you'll just throw it out later.

I also need to find out how to boil eggs in a way that does not result in a dried-out yoke with that nasty gray stuff. I've had good boiled eggs before. I know it can be done!

Put them in the pot with cold water, bring them to a boil, and let them boil for three or four minutes for hard boiled eggs.  Then pour out the hot water and - this is key - fill the pot with cold water.  The water may heat up again after a minute or so; pour it out again and replace it with cold water again.  This cooling down prevents the yolks from overcooking and turning grey.

If you don't mind the yolks being partially liquidy in the middle, you can boil for 30 seconds instead of three minutes - adjusting a bit for egg size - then pour out the hot water.  In this case, you don't need to replace it with cold water; just get rid of the hot water so the eggs don't continue to cook.

I recommend the original - not the updated - Joy of Cooking for all sorts of tips like this.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Beef Tallow
« on: February 05, 2010, 08:55:55 PM »
Mine does still have a smell to it.  I hear it shouldn't.  Is it still alright?

Grass fed tallow does have a very mild aroma, so it's probably fine.

Miscellaneous / Re: Help finding a video
« on: February 05, 2010, 07:08:34 PM »
Yes, thanks, Tarlach!

Miscellaneous / Re: eating when upset and stressed
« on: February 05, 2010, 03:46:10 PM »
I think the brand may be a factor as well.

It was Green & Black 85%.  However, almost all brands use sugar, which was almost certainly the problem.

Miscellaneous / Re: eating when upset and stressed
« on: February 05, 2010, 01:27:10 PM »
most dark chocolate is horrible to me!

Well, it's not strictly paleo anyway, so it certainly won't hurt you to skip it.

Miscellaneous / Re: eating when upset and stressed
« on: February 05, 2010, 12:35:54 PM »
Just note that 85% dark is still nonpaleo and can still cause problems.  See my cautionary tales #1:

Very small amounts may be okay, but it's harder to limit cheats to small amounts when stressed.

Miscellaneous / Help finding a video
« on: February 05, 2010, 11:12:37 AM »
At some point, someone posted a link to a video, I think on this forum, presenting a study that showed that a low carb diet was the most effective for losing weight.  The study was done by a vegetarian.  I've looked for a while but can't find it.  Does anyone remember it who can point me to it?

Progress Reports & Photos / Re: this is wierd to me
« on: February 05, 2010, 09:17:43 AM »
Get your "before" pictures before it's too late!

Diet and nutrition / Re: It is time
« on: February 05, 2010, 08:20:38 AM »
So I am hoping switching to meat only will help kick start my weight loss again.

It might not be a long term loss, but going to zero carb for a week could lose you the 4 lb you need.  Go to the bathroom before the test!

Food Journals / Re: phrak's phood
« on: February 04, 2010, 08:53:34 PM »
Basically, I'm more lax than most people in that I feel if it was eaten like 5000 years ago, it's probably ok.

5000 years ago is definitely neolithic - not paleo by any stretch.  By that rule, you could eat rice, bread and pasta.

Miscellaneous / Re: Paleo baby
« on: February 04, 2010, 08:01:11 PM »
Oh, one other thing I noticed.

You know how newborn babies can't support their heads, and you have to be careful to support their heads for them when you hold them?  I've always wondered about how cave babies survived, when their parents must sometimes not have realized they needed head support at all times.

Now I have my answer.  Duncan can hold his own head up, at least when in a near vertical position.  I noticed this when trying to burp him - it actually makes burping him harder, as when I try to flop him over my shoulder, he'll hold his head up vertically rather than flopping over as I intend.

Seems like paleo babies are not quite as fragile as neolithic babies.

Miscellaneous / Re: Paleo baby
« on: February 04, 2010, 07:54:50 PM »
Oh, and thanks, everyone!  I wonder what the paleo equivalent of handing out cigars is.

Now you're in trouble though.  Two kids is more than 2x the work of one  ;)

So I've heard!  I didn't hear that until a couple months ago, though, when it was too late!

Seriously, we always wanted to have more than one.

I can't understand how anyone could have a third   :D

At least one of our friends claims that three is as easy as two because they start playing with each other more.  I'm not sure how much there is to that.

Miscellaneous / Re: Paleo baby
« on: February 04, 2010, 07:51:52 PM »
That lead me to finding a midwife group for my 5th pregnancy.  It would have been a hosital birth too, but at least with providers i knew would not push a lot of interventions on me.

We did use a doula.  Evidently she had a bit of a reputation with the hospital staff, so they did not push any interventions.  Of course, the last time around, there wasn't any time for interventions anyway.

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