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Diet and nutrition / Re: Raw Animal Foods
« on: March 28, 2015, 07:01:07 AM »
If you buy fresh beef from the bucher and ground it yourself, it's pretty safe to eat raw. The more processed it is, the more chances for cross contamination and bacteria. But I've tried it this way a while back, and while I prefer it cooked up with meals, it's really not bad raw at all. I think a friend of mine had actually mixed it up with melted butter to give it a better flavor (I couldn't tell you if this idea is good, but it's an idea).
Another friend of mine loves raw bacon. She says it tastes the same as it does cooked. Not sure I could try it just because of the texture.
Let me know if you find any other ideas for raw meat, I would definitely be up for trying it.

Introductions / Re: Newbie Alert
« on: March 15, 2015, 05:56:31 AM »
Another book you might find helpful is, It Starts With Food by Melissa Hartwig.

Exercises / Re: Can't keep food down after a work out- suggestions?
« on: February 22, 2015, 12:41:56 PM »
Gall bladder******
I really should reread things before posting them.

Exercises / Re: Can't keep food down after a work out- suggestions?
« on: February 22, 2015, 12:40:13 PM »
I've tried talking to doctors, and I wound up actually having to leave my old general practitioner because he told me I must be diabetic because my father had diabetes and then tried to send me to a surgeon to have my fall bladder removed with normal ball bladder scans and tests. (Even though all my blood tests for blood sugar came back PERFECT- and he checked every couple weeks...). I've given up on doctors advice since its getting me no where.
I've never thought of being too low on salt. I do eat on an overall low sodium diet just because I don't like salty things. I honestly don't really know what I eat before runs and working out. It's usually just whatever is available for me to eat quickly. I'll have to start paying attention to that.

Diet and nutrition / Is this paleo?
« on: January 17, 2015, 07:09:32 AM »
Hi! I was looking at the ingredients of a kale salad that I know tastes awesome, but it says it has non gmo liquid aminos. I have no idea what that is and if its paleo. Can anyone help me out?
Also! I was wondering if sliced meats were paleo if they are organic with no antibiotics or hormones.

Miscellaneous / Re: Eavesdropping on food orders
« on: January 15, 2015, 05:09:42 AM »
I was actually just talking to someone the other day about this. Idk if this is just because I've worked in a few different food places, but has anyone ever noticed that people are more likely to go all out with sandwiches but not salads? I used to work at a grinder shoppe and people would get enormous grinders with extra meet and cheese and extra extra bacon (don't get me wrong, I love bacon) and extra veggies, but whenever people order a salad, the majority just want it as is. No added meat or veggies (which are actually healthy to add in my opinion).

Weirdest grinder I had to make, bologna grinder, light on the bologna but extra extra butter with no veggies.

 I've always ordered salads with as many extra veggies as I could get with some poultry or meet mixed in. Usually by the time I'm done, there's more raw veggies than lettuce. Idk if I'm weird, but to me, adding all the extra cheese and grease and butter isn't my ideal lunch.

I have a paleo cookbook that uses sweet potatoes... I questioned it at it first a couple years ago when I ate paleo, but I love sweet potatoes so I never actually did research on it. I figured they were paleo. Ill be sure to keep that in mind when I do grocery shopping! Thanks! By the way, after today's meals, I completely agree that I need more fats/fattier meats.
Today I had work at 7am at my other more relaxed job, and breakfast was a little rushed so I just made 4 scrambled eggs with coconut oil. I knew I'd be hungry in a couple of hours and I packed some nuts and a huge salad with chicken and an avocado for lunch.
Around 10, my stomach was growling and I ate a couple handfuls of nuts.
12pm is my lunch break at work, I ate maybe 4 bites of my salad and I was full from all the nuts I had already eaten. I also made sure to stay extra hydrated just in case water had to deal with how I felt yesterday.
I didnt eat dinner until around 730, but I was definitely hungry by the time I finished cooking. I had mashed cauliflower, grassfed steak, and sautéed onions, as well as a cut up apple that I dipped in guacamole. (I found the apples and guacamole idea from another person on this site and had to try it and found that its awesome!!) I definitely have a ton of left overs for tomorrow at school.

I have acid reflux, and I started feeling a bit sick around 330 or so. In the past, I've ended up with stomach ulcers (the doctors say the ulcers are a mystery bc there was no known cause for them) and the pain usually gets worse when I'm hungry. I took some perscription medicine and drank a lot of water and it eventually went away. I found that the salad dressing my mother assured me I could eat(she put it in a dressing container for me since we were making lunch at the same time) was made with sugar and soybean oil...- I plan to keep an eye out for which foods make my stomach feel sick- I'm wondering if it was the sugar?

The paleo diet is still a work in progress, but I'm not too far off from being on track I don't think.

Hello! I saw the food journal tab and I figured why not. It never hurts to keep a food journal to look back and see what you ate and how you felt afterward. I do actually have a question about it.
Today for breakfast, I had 4 scrambled eggs cooked in coconut oil and left over broccoli walnut salad.
I then had a sweet potato for lunch around 12:30 or so.
By about 5, I was light headed and dizzy and my stomach was hurting with hunger, but I was at work until close (it was crazy busy and we had too much to do with too little help) and didn't have time to get food to eat right away. I forgot my baggie of almonds at home.
Finally I got to take a break and eat around 630. I work in a health food store (though you'd be surprised of the "health food" that we sell in the prepared foods section- which is where I work.) I didn't have much cash on me, and really all I could afford that's paleo was a burger patty over some lettuce with avocado.
I only got a 10 minute break, and unfortunately I was still starving after I ate.
While I hate eating so late at night, when I got home I was so hungry, I ate two decent size pieces of chicken and a full plate of kale salad. I was FINALLY not starving.

When I was starting to feel a little dizzy around 5, I was trying to think of how I could have fixed this situation for the future. It was like I got hit with a wave of insane fatigue. Everything seemed a bit fuzzy and my eyelids were heavy and I felt so dizzy. I couldn't focus very well and I definitely started slowing down in general. I knew that I was going to be rushing from class to work this morning before I left (and naturally I forgot the nuts I had at home), so I made an extra egg for breakfast thinking the protien would hold me over longer- which it obviously didn't since I was so hungry at 1230 when I had the sweet potato- which did fill me up for a little while. Do you think adding meat to my breakfast could have held me over longer? Or maybe having more than just a sweet potato for lunch? I'm just trying to think of how I can prepare better for the next time I have to be out and about from early hours to late in the evening around 10pm. I do usually carry nuts with me to snack on... But when I got home, they were right on the counter where I left them.
I do usually eat more during the day... Lunch is usually a gigantic salad with nuts avocado and whatever meat is available to me- I just didn't have time time today to make it because of classes. It's the first day back to school and I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to make this new Tuesday/Thursday 8am-10pm schedule work with my paleo lifestyle.
Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Exercises / Re: Can't keep food down after a work out- suggestions?
« on: January 11, 2015, 02:25:18 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion. I definitely plan to stay strict paleo. I'll see if it affects my acid reflux at all. So far it seems that I don't need to take such a high dose of my medicine- but again I haven't trained or run for a race or mud run in a few weeks because its been so cold. Ill definitely try the macadamia nuts to see if I can keep them down after running and long hikes. I'm hopeful!

Exercises / Can't keep food down after a work out- suggestions?
« on: January 10, 2015, 07:26:16 PM »
Hello!! I was just wondering if I could get some feedback on a particular issue I have with running long distances. I love running, I do tough mudder obstacle courses and local 5k's and in general like doing difficult workouts. I have acid reflux and a hiatal hernia.. Which I'm not sure if they play into this, but I have found that after a hard work out, or a difficult run, distance or just lots of up hills, I can't eat. I get nauseas to the point where I throw up if I do eat. It's a bit annoying, and generally takes me a long time to able to eat- I have to eat mini bites slowly with lots of time in between. This also happens on very long all up hill hikes. So far my friend thinks my goal is to puke in every state rather than hike the most difficult mountains in every state. I haven't gone on a run this long since I've returned to a paleo diet, but I was wondering if any of you had suggestions for what I may be able to eat after a run that I can actually keep down. Do you think maybe just eating paleo will help with this? It's pretty annoying to finish a tough mudder and watch your friends gorge on the protien and nutrition they need and not be able to join them- I'm hoping for a solution! All suggestions are welcome :-).

Diet and nutrition / Re: Supermarket Paleo Snacks
« on: January 06, 2015, 08:27:56 AM »
Also! I found these at the healthfood store that I work at, but I'm pretty sure you could buy them online. Paleo wraps. They're made of raw coconut, coconut oil, and coconut water. They're very small, so you could make a little wrap with pretty much whatever you have on hand. Hope my suggestions helped you!

Diet and nutrition / Re: Supermarket Paleo Snacks
« on: January 06, 2015, 08:22:17 AM »
One of my favorite snacks is celery with almond butter. It's absolutely delicious and if you're in a hurry, you can just dip the celery sticks in the jar of almond butter and enjoy. :-) If you don't like celery, apples in any kind of nut butter is also a favorite of mine. Carrots work well too.
You could also buy all natural beef jerky, but in a normal grocery store may be hard to find.
I usually keep a little baggie of nuts with me if I know ill be somewhere where paleo foods aren't really offered.
Im not sure about your local grocery store, but apple chips are available at stop and shop and they're pretty good. They have different flavors, but make sure yu get one that doesn't have sugar.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Why haven't lost a lot of weight
« on: January 04, 2015, 06:52:18 PM »
If you want to add more fats to your diet, try cooking with un-refined coconut oil, it tastes great! Coconut butter is also a good snack.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Fermented Foods
« on: January 04, 2015, 06:44:43 PM »
I work at a healthfood store and we sell kombucha on tap. I absolutely love it (if you get it the kombucha brand- go for gingerade), but I'm honestly not even sure if its paleo or not... I've never looked into it. It's just fermented tea, but I know some may have sugar, so be on the look out for the ingredients! (I've never looked at the ingredients on the gingerade one, so double check before you try one).

Introductions / New to the forum!
« on: January 03, 2015, 02:27:44 PM »
Hello! Just wanted to say hi to everyone! I learned about the paleo diet a few years ago when I was 20. Within a week of eating on the diet, I had changed so much, my brother thought someone had taken over my body- I was actually in a good mood 24/7! Unfortunately, being a college student still living at home, I couldn't keep up with my own groceries AND bills, and eventually had to just give in to what my mother bought. Now though, I've been getting back into my old
Paleo ways and I conveniently work at a healthfood store. I'm hoping this site can be a good support network and a place where I can find fun ideas for paleo food! I'm happy I'm joining the network!

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