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Diet and nutrition / Re: Paleo blog
« on: February 08, 2010, 07:15:49 PM »
Elk and deer don't have enough fat on their whole body to make a hamburger.

Does this perhaps depend on the season and whether the deer in the area are overpopulated and thus underfed?  Out of the 35 pictures of a deer being skinned at the following link, about 10 seem to show significant quantities of visible fat (13-15, 18-21, 25, 27, 30, counting from the top down):

Diet and nutrition / Re: Protein shakes/bars?
« on: February 08, 2010, 03:50:59 PM »
Protein shakes are a manufactured food and are not paleo.

Whole meat and eggs are the best sources of protein.  If you exercise enough to need to restore glycogen levels, fruit can supply the necessary sugar.

Diet and nutrition / Re: jerky? dried veggies?
« on: February 08, 2010, 08:03:14 AM »
Home made jerky probably qualifies as paleo.

Dried fruit by itself may not.  Most likely paleolithic man would have eaten the fruit fresh while in season.  It's also extremely easy to binge on dried fruit.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Condiments?
« on: February 08, 2010, 07:59:38 AM »
Most of the rest are full of sugar or other horrible things.  I wouldn't touch any ketchup or BBQ sauce.

Agreed.  Ketchup is basically tomato (nightshade) plus sweetener (nonpaleo).  Can't get much less paleo than that.

If the food is fresh, good quality, and prepared well, it shouldn't require any condiments.  That said, straight horseradish may be paleo.

Progress Reports & Photos / Re: bills pics
« on: February 08, 2010, 07:45:11 AM »
Men are supposed to measure at the navel.  Women are supposed to measure at the narrowest point, I believe.

Introductions / Re: week 2 slow changes
« on: February 08, 2010, 07:43:30 AM »
Whatever works for you, however take into account that most people who have stuck with the diet have switched overnight rather than gradually.

This is absolutely true for switching from nonpaleo to paleo, cutting out the grains, dairy, and legumes.

For switching between different styles of paleo - such as reducing the fruit, or getting rid of the nightshades - I think a slower transition can work.  I ate a lot of fruit for my first year or so, and didn't have much problem cutting back later.

Introductions / Re: week 2 slow changes
« on: February 08, 2010, 07:30:30 AM »

Hello all.  I am starting my second week today.  Last week I cut out all dairy, wheat, and soy.  I must say that i have been feeling better and not having those horrible cravings for milk and pretzels.  I did continue to eat peanuts, and way to many at that.  Now they are out of the house, so this week, that is the next thing that is going goodbye.

Good for you!  Sounds like you have the basics down.

The other thing I am going to try to do is to cut back on fruit.

Whole fruit is paleo and so is okay to eat on this diet.  However, as you say, less fruit will let you get leaner.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Since we're eating paleo
« on: February 07, 2010, 03:47:42 PM »
Plus the womenfolk would be wandering round collecting all sorts of not massive and dangerous food.

I'm pretty sure my wife would have been helping out with the hunts....

Research / Re: Long term low carb studies
« on: February 07, 2010, 03:43:55 PM »
I agree with the study, however I think we are defining low carb differently. For me, low carb is less than 50g/day.
I think that qualifies as "very low carb", at least.  To the nonpaleo world, 100g/day qualifies as well into the "low carb" range.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Bloody urine (minor concern?)
« on: February 07, 2010, 03:39:50 PM »
Sweet potato, hummus, and soy milk are not paleo, but I wouldn't expect them to cause bloody urine.  I agree with those that say to see a doctor.

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!

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