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Diet and nutrition / Rendering Beef Tallow (I've got pictures)
« on: February 04, 2010, 12:27:11 PM »
I just went and picked up my order.  I scored some grass fed beef kidney fat.  9 lbs for 9 dollars.  I'll be rendering it the next few days.  Any tips or hints?

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Exercises / Re: question - borderline exercisegate
« on: February 03, 2010, 08:25:42 AM »
Extremely well put Barbaric.  You could insert "me" for "you" in that conversation.  It's maddening.  Of course to be honest, before I started Paleo, "them" was "me".

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Alcohol versus Food Addiction
« on: February 01, 2010, 07:37:57 PM »
I would tend to say that salt and sugar are addictive in the sense that we get so used to it that we think we need it.  But in reality we use it to make food taste good thereby making food a pleasure instead of a fuel.  If one can get to the point that they view food as fuel only, so much the better. 

I, too crave sugar and salt.  They give me pleasure that can't be taken away no matter what's happening in my life. 

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Breast Cancer
« on: February 01, 2010, 07:32:49 PM »
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GEEZ!  Is nothing sacred anymore!  I feel like my whole adult life has been one big snow job!

I'm gonna end up in the woods in a cabin muttering about the governments any day now

Witness!  Everything we grew up learning is turning out to be a lie.  And not just a little lie.  Big enough to make us sound like conspiracists.  (sp?)  I somewhat enjoy finding the truth and don't struggle with believing that it is a lie.  My list constantly grows.  The eating one makes me feel good though, and live better.

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The stop-n-go happens with me too.  I'm in a holding pattern now.  I find that being patient thru the pauses motivates me to be very disciplined after a while which helps the "start-up".  Stay faithful and encouraged.

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Progress Reports & Photos / Re: One year
« on: January 27, 2010, 09:32:22 AM »
Holy Smokes.  If this wasn't the Paleo Forum I'd swear those were two different people.  Very nice work!  I wonder what a gathering of paleo food eaters would be like.  I think it would be a happy party.  Congratulations!

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Progress Reports & Photos / Re: Meghan's Momentum
« on: January 27, 2010, 09:28:55 AM »
I love before and after photos!  They're so motivating!  Large amounts of encouragement right back to you!  Great job!

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Progress Reports & Photos / Re: Paleo Diet worked for me!
« on: January 27, 2010, 09:26:46 AM »
What a fantastic success story!  Excellent job and keep posting, very encouraging!

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Suggestions for a grain lover?
« on: January 27, 2010, 09:04:25 AM »
View food as a fuel, not a pleasure.  It's not easy, but keep at it and it'll get easier. 

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Diet and nutrition / Re: pemmican
« on: January 27, 2010, 08:50:36 AM »
I noticed that there are some very different ways of making pemmican.  The first link seems to be a slightly modernized version?  A gentleman on YouTube named trapperjacksurvival also shows how he believes pemmican was made and it was quite different from the other link.

I often think of the indians when I think of our way of eating and how they would have managed.  It seems that a piece of pemmican would be fairly dry on the outside in order to travel well.  Unless they wrapped the goo in leather or a leaf?  Most of the stuff I've seen is much drier and carries well, as well as having some dried berries in it.

I too am looking forward to making some.  Maybe this link will help some.
http://w4.lns.cornell.edu/~seb/pemmican.html

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Question
« on: January 27, 2010, 08:40:44 AM »
I spent 15 years in the south, but now I'm in the PNW.  Pork is the bbq of choice in the GA area and we always smoked it.  Put it on about 8:00 in the morning and it's ready ten hours later and it's delicious with no sauce or salt on it at all (but we put some on anyway back then).  Now I'm in OR and I have easy access to "smoked" salmon packages.  I doubt that the salmon is cooked on a smoker but it's possible.  I've never seen a butt sold that was genuinely smoked that didn't have a ton of additives in it.

That said, if you smoke your own food, it should be paleo, and it WILL be delicious.  If you BUY smoked food, check carefully for anything extra they injected in it.

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Collard Greens
« on: January 27, 2010, 08:32:45 AM »
Yes, collards in bacon drippings or ham bone water with some hot sauce over it?  My goodness, that's delicious!

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Q-Do you drink the juices the meat is cooked in?
« on: January 27, 2010, 08:28:28 AM »
The juice can be a flavor bonus that feels like a cheat because it tastes so good.  I use it.  Any of the pure meat juice that isn't used, I put in an ice tray and freeze for easy to use blocks of frozen broth. 

Yes I can attest to the irregular weight loss.  Mine usually goes down like 5 lbs, then up 5 lbs, then down 5 lbs, then up 3, down 3, then down 3 for good.  Then it may stall for a week, but it does kick in if you're staying on the diet. 

By the way that was really cool of your husband!  Keep up the good work!

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Suggestions for a grain lover?
« on: January 25, 2010, 08:54:46 AM »
It can be tough when your husband/wife isn't as "freaky" as you.  But my wife does support the healthy way of eating.  As for spaghetti, we were horrible about just having the pasta, sauce and dripping garlic bread.  But in reality, the Italians would freak at our ruining their food as well.  As I understand it, they eat pasta as a side dish, with their veggies and meat.  So we compromise on spaghetti night and make healthy meat balls or chicken and have a healthy salad, and I skip the pasta and sauce.  More variety for the other family members keeps them from hating the "freaky" way we eat!

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Diet and nutrition / Re: fat!!
« on: January 25, 2010, 08:40:47 AM »
Haven't seen that method.  I scored a source for grass fed beef fat that I should be able to pick up on Thursday.  But I don't have a turkey roaster, but I do have a dutch oven that I'll use.

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