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Recipes and meal photos / Tea time:receipe
« Last post by sharly on September 02, 2020, 12:57:57 AM »
Today's recipe:Beauty tea.
Apples: Half
Snow pear: half
Orange peel:3 g
Sugar: In moderation (or not)
Green tea: 5 g(Longjing.biluochun,jasmine green tea)
Water: 600 ml
Boil the apples, pears, and tangerine peels in water, then reduce to low heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Then make green tea with boiled water.
Research / Ketones stabilize brain function
« Last post by Warren Dew on May 21, 2020, 06:55:57 PM »
A couple of times recently, I've talked to smart people in my age range - I'm 60 - and they've remarked that they don't think they're as intelligent as they once were.  I have not noticed any degradation in myself.  This paper suggests that my switching to a ketogenic paleo diet a decade ago may be why.

"Large-scale life span neuroimaging datasets show functional communication between brain regions destabilizes with age, typically starting in the late 40s, and that destabilization correlates with poorer cognition and accelerates with insulin resistance. Targeted experiments show that this biomarker for brain aging is reliably modulated with consump- tion of different fuel sources: Glucose decreases, and ketones increase the stability of brain networks."
Miscellaneous / Paleo food prep in 30 seconds per day
« Last post by Warren Dew on February 14, 2020, 06:16:30 PM »
Video showing daily food prep time of 30 seconds:

Fair warning:  she's meat only and eats one meal per day.
Miscellaneous / Queen Elizabeth doesn't like starches
« Last post by Warren Dew on January 23, 2020, 01:33:49 PM »
"When she's on her own, then the Queen avoids most starches":
Miscellaneous / What did you have for Christmas dinner?
« Last post by Warren Dew on December 26, 2019, 12:33:51 AM »
What did you have for Christmas dinner?

We had rib roast, USDA prime, and asparagus with melted butter.  Delicious!
Food Journals / Cautionary tales #25
« Last post by Warren Dew on December 26, 2019, 12:30:49 AM »
Had another period of high chocolate consumption over most of this year.  The store I got the 100% chocolate from stopped selling it, and Ghirardelli released a 92% that's regularly available, so switching to the 92% may have something to do with it.  However, a job where I often felt the need to get caffeine from chocolate to stay up late or wake up in the morning probably didn't help either.  Weight again went up, to a maximum of about 158.

I've managed to get my sleep schedule under control, my chocolate consumption has dropped in the last week or two, and my weight is down to 154.  However, in a possibly unrelated event, I had a full fledged cold, which I can't trace to anything nonpaleo.  However, having the heat out in half of the home and thus constantly going back and forth between a 70F area and a 55F area, both dry, may have been part of the issue.

Had a very nice rib roast, with asparagus and melted lemon butter, for Christmas dinner; my wife, three preteens, and I finished about half of the roast.
I'm a software engineer.  I've never had to do more than say "no, thank you" or "I don't eat that stuff" more than a couple of times.  I have lots of coworkers who eat unhealthy snacks all day and are overweight, but they all realize it's unhealthy, so once they realize I have a diet I really stick to, they don't tend to push.
I work in the financial services and my co-workers, managers and bosses think the Paleo diet is extremely unhealthy (too much meat... and even too many vegetables!). I must spend several hours a week defending my diet and my food choices.
There are only 4 of us (2 men and 2 women) in the company (20 people, 14 women and 6 men) who are not overweight or obese. The 2 men exercise a bit (and they're only around 30), the other woman doesn't eat a lot of cakes etc. The fact that I don't touch cakes and biscuits at all (even when it's someone's birthday) is a major gripe with my colleagues. We have free biscuits in the kitchenette area, and whenever we have a team meeting (at least 6-7 times a week, sometimes twice a day) everyone has biscuits... except me! I don't have milk or sugar in my tea/coffee either, which is another major gripe ('You are always on a diet!' 'Milk is healthy for you, if you don't drink milk, you'll develop osteoporosis!' etc.)
I exercise a lot: about half a dozen hours at the gym every week, a mix of aerobics, weight training, and Pilates, and I spend at least 2 hours walking every day as my workplace is in a rural area and I usually walk into town to catch my train home, and that takes over an hour. This means I do need fairly large quantities of food. I don't spend my workday munching at my desk, on the contrary: I will eat a couple of nuts or a piece of chocolate every 2 hours or so. However I do have a 'generous' lunch (usually stew and vegetables, which I bring in a 710ml thermos bottle, and extra rice which I warm up in the microwave) outside (even if it rains), because of the smell. My colleagues usually have a sandwich and a pack of crisps... but they spend the whole day eating biscuits, candy bar, yoghurts, breakfast cereals etc.
I've run into quite a few 'geeks' on paleo-ish forums, and most of the regulars at my local gym work in IT too. I'm thinking of changing careers and wondering whether I would be a good 'fit' in IT/STEM. I don't want to spend part of my workday arguing about food!
Thanks in advance.
Food Journals / Re: Getting started...
« Last post by gudjohn on October 13, 2019, 07:18:48 PM »
Keep going on, this must do everyday. And this is what i keep to doing everyday. Thank you.
Diet and nutrition / Re: Where do you buy your food?
« Last post by Warren Dew on October 05, 2019, 06:10:06 PM »
I buy my ground beef from - I just put in an order for 80 pounds of beef, costing a little over $500, which will last my family a few months.  I buy most of the rest of my groceries from Whole Foods Mart.
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