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« on: May 11, 2013, 12:57:34 AM »
CCG - you didn't collude to have one person refuse to finish dinner so the other three could get dessert?
Funnily enough, we didn't. I think we didn't trust each other to hold up our ends of the bargain!
My sister used to be so happy on fish-in-white sauce days, because she know that me and my step-sister hated it so much, it was virtually a guarantee of an ice-cream dessert.
« on: May 10, 2013, 03:47:44 PM »
This is how it worked when I was a child
We had to have some of every component of the meal. We could have "maximum", "medium" or "minimum"
We sat at the table until we finished everything on our plate. And we had to watch everyone else get dessert (which was generally only offered if one of the 4 of us refused to finish something)
Now, of course this last part is way draconian. I would not recommend making kid sit at a plate for more than 10-15 minutes. A better option would have been to let us go hungry if we didn't eat what we were given. The stuff we hated was stuff that all kids hate (curly kale, white fishy fish in white sauce, overcooked liver, lamb hearts) and it was pretty unreasonable to make us eat something that I wouldn't even eat as an adult!!
Most kids are only as fussy as you let them be. I remember, as a kid, having fussy friends and every single time, in my experience when I was a child, it was because their parents let them eat what they liked. Of course a kid is going to refuse to eat something it doesn't like if it knows that it will get what it does like later. Kids are cunning and whiley and manipulative creatures. (having said that, I know it's not that simple every time)
We had a fussy cousin come and stay at our house for a week, she was about 8 First 2 days she didn't like what she was given. My mother refused to pander. She got hungry and day 3 she was pretty much eating most things
disclaimer: I am British. A lot of people are quite strict with their kids. My mother once served us a wild mushroom and slime soup that she admitted 10 year later she would have refused to eat
Now for some slightly more helpful advice
give kid minced beef if he'll eat minced beef. Maybe introduct stirfry strips? Burger patties?
give kid sausage if you can find one that has no fillers. Otherwise, use minced pork and add spices
maybe eventually chicken mince and lamb. As it sounds like a texture issue
have you tried sweet veggies like carrots and beetroot
Youngest - trickier
If she won't eat meat then...will she eat dairy? Coconut milk? Does she live entirely on starches right now?
sweetcorn? rice? sweet potato?
start by getting them to try something first before giving them something that they do like. Like get the youngest to try some meat before she is allowed (GLUTEN FREE!) pasta if that's all she likes right now.
Someone better qualified that mehttp://www.supernanny.co.uk/Advice/-/Food-and-Nutrition/-/0-to-4-years/Coping-with-a-Fussy-Eater.aspxhttp://www.supernanny.co.uk/Advice/-/Food-and-Nutrition/-/4-to-13-years/Supernanny-Guide-to-Healthy-Eating.aspx
« on: May 10, 2013, 03:22:42 PM »
Just read over this. The jitters are probably caused by 1) low blood sugar and 2) high cortisol, which happens when the body is stressed because it's not eating enough energy. I sometimes get a similar issue when I don't eat for quite a while and I've been paleo for 2.5 years.
Being keto-adapted will help but for the times when your blood sugar is flagging, you either need carbs (not ideal) or ketones (ie. eat some coconut or coconut milk)
IMO, I don't recommend fasting for the majority of females
« on: May 09, 2013, 03:06:01 PM »
Unfortunately, women - even on paleo - often have to cut cals quite significantly to lose the weight. My basal metabolic rate is 1500 cals/day, so to lose weight I have to reduce that by 500cals, either by diet or exercise. It's too miserable for me so I've just decided to be 10lbs over what I want (5'1", 120lbs, 35-25-37)
You don't look like you're eating too much, and you're not having dairy, which is good. A 2-week stall is pretty normal so I wouldn't worry about it unduly at this stage
DON'T reduce your carbs - it can knacker out your adrenals and leave you hypothyroid which makes it impossible to lose more weight. I would say get at least 50g carbs a day as a bare minimum. I eat about 60-70g/day. VLC might work for you - and by all means try it out - but for a lot of women, VLC really doesn't work and messes up the thyroid hormones (and menstrual cycle). I would even consider adding a few more starchy veggies to some meals, like parsnips, carrots, rutabaga, butternut squash. If you always keep your insulin very low, your body can think it's starving and then try as hard as it can to conserve the fat
Coconut milk is very calorific so you could be eating more calories than you want to without realising, simply because it doesn't contain that much volume to fill the stomach. When I want to lose weight I actually eat a lot of lean protein - its not what's usually advised for paleo weight-loss (as protein is more insulinugenic than fat) but for me, it fills up my stomach and lets me eat less overall calories as a result. I eat squid rings, prawns etc. Plus celery, carrots, vegetable juices with chia seeds, loads of veggies. All make me very full. A black coffee isn't paleo but also kills the appetite quite effectively.
« on: May 07, 2013, 01:22:15 PM »
Definitely not just corn syrup! I did my highschool final year biology project on the antibacterial action of natural products - tea tree, eucalyptus and lavender essential oils and 6 kinds of honey, on Staph Aureus, E coli and I forget the third strain
The oils were better, but the honeys did a decent job too.
And there's this - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_V_of_England#Early_life
« on: April 20, 2013, 02:16:10 PM »
Salad greens + avocado + 1 egg + a few almonds + cherry tomatoes + beetroot + asparagus + chicken/salmon
I usually just throw meat/fish at my frying pan, steamer or grill. Cooking some veg takes 5 minutes or if I'm really lazy I have salad (and I don't really like salad!)
Deboned chicken thighs are easy to grill or fry
Snacks? I don't really. Cold meat, or dried sausage (like chorizo) or a few mixed nuts or raw carrots (crrrrunnch!) if I do
« on: April 20, 2013, 06:06:10 AM »
I'd say maple syrup is not paleo, since there were no humans in Canada during the paleolithic
True, but I'd say paleolithic is a lifestyle as well as a time period. Early humans in North America were nomadic hunter-gatherers, ie. "cavemen" even though it was in a later time period.
As for not collecting sap - if people will climb huge trees to get honey for their wife and kids, I reckon they wouldn't be put off sap collection - but yes, they wouldn't boil it down and refine it.
IMO, it's still sugar, so best consumed in very small quantities if at all, the same as honey
« on: April 16, 2013, 07:26:43 AM »
I hate things that involve puffing (small lungs...) and am totally fine with heavy weights
« on: April 16, 2013, 07:22:51 AM »
Totally out of subject but I hope you are OK today... I heard the hearthquake was felt as far as Dubai...
Just a tremor where I am, but they caused a friend to fall down a flight of stairs and break both her legs!
« on: April 15, 2013, 04:36:21 AM »
is it paleo?
Yes. So is honey. But only paleolithic man living in paleolithic Canada would have had access to it, and might not have been able to reduce it as much as we do now
In other words - proceed with caution. It's still sugar
« on: April 15, 2013, 04:34:24 AM »
No, it won't kill you and is better than cereals
However, a lot of paleos don't eat loads of pork because it's high in O6. Do you know what the farm are feeding the pigs? Do they live outdoors? Antibiotics?
Personally I only touch organic pork - as you say, not cheap but worth it!
« on: April 09, 2013, 11:21:41 AM »
This isn't about what will make you look better for the summer, it's about what will make you feel great for your whole life. Try to focus your attention on how tasty paleo foods are and how good you feel when you've eaten the right foods - I found that really helped me.
You can cook for yourself a little even when a student. Boil egg for breakfast in the kettle. For lunch, if you go to the cafeteria, look to base your meal on meat, and get meat and veg. On the go, pick up some cold meat from the grocery store and add it to a bought salad.
« on: April 08, 2013, 01:28:59 PM »
but I still found myself going to the comfort foods promising that this would be my last day.
Throw them out. Do not keep anything non paleo in the house. Only go shopping every 5 days, and DO NOT BUY NON PALEO FOOD. Take a packed lunch to work. Make it as hard as possible for you to eat the wrong foods.
Don't try and reduce calories til you are settled on the diet. Don't allow too much hunger at this stage
« on: April 07, 2013, 03:12:40 PM »
I got the impression it was BF who did it.
Get well soon.
If he had, he would have a lot worse injuries than a broken nose. One does not mess with Glaswegian women, especially when they do Krav Maga and have sharp teeth
Did lying on the couch cause further damage?
No, but it didn't help as you're supposed to keep your head elevated to keep the swelling down. The general level of stress probably did more damage
The worst thing is that they had to operate to fix my septum (it was a type 3 fracture) so now I'm on antibiotics
My plan of action (after very strong probiotics, and keffir), is playing with the dog and not bothering to wash my hands much
« on: April 07, 2013, 03:08:21 PM »
In the U.S., if you're able to afford time off for kids with a husband, you're able to afford it after the divorce as well, since a divorced couple actually gets to keep more income after taxes than does a married couple, and the woman is pretty much guaranteed to get custory of the kids along with most of the income in the form of child support and alimony.
At the moment I'm in the Middle East, so I'd get my "bride gold" and my kids until they were 7, then the father can easily get full custody.
But financially, my parents and then later brothers would be responsible for me after a divorce
In the UK, I'd get child support and potentially some alimony until the kids were 18. My Dad was pissed that he had to pay child support for kids he didn't see much. My mum was pissed about the impact that kids had on her career, and there was quite a lot of that career left after we turned 18 and she no longer got child support/alimony. It's really a lose-lose situation!
I'm a bit torn about how "paleo" I will bring up my kids in terms of diet. I'd like them full paleo, but my own parents were very strict about foods and it really didn't do me or my sister any favours later in life