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Recipes and meal photos / Re: The Best Damn Paleo/Primal Pizza
« Last post by Warren Dew on October 29, 2014, 08:41:01 PM »
The best way to really embrace paleo is to change one's food culture completely.  Instead of starchy main dishes like pasta, or starchy side dishes like potato, get used to eating nice, fatty meat and green vegetables.  If you're still hungry, reach for another piece of meat, or if it's a roast, eat a piece of the cracklings - the crispy fat on the outside of a roast.  Instead of ice cream or cake for dessert, have some strawberries or nuts at the end of the meal.  Get used to meat or eggs for breakfast instead of muffins or cereal.

Once one has made that adjustment - and I admit it took a few months for me to complete it - one no longer thinks of baked goods and such as food at all.  This makes it much easier to avoid standard nonpaleo fare like regular pizza, since one no longer considers eating the crust any more than one would consider eating the cardboard pizza box.

Attempting to recreate nonpaleo baked goods with paleo ingredients - even when the ingredients are paleo, which isn't really true of this recipe - makes that adjustment more difficult and increases the risk of binging on nonpaleo food and then falling off of paleo entirely.

For us, we only bake stuff with paleo ingredients for the kids' birthday parties, where their friends will be expecting cake.
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Recipes and meal photos / Re: The Best Damn Paleo/Primal Pizza
« Last post by PurpleSarah on October 29, 2014, 04:19:15 PM »
Warren Drew - would you say foods that are trying to be cakes/pizza/cookies arn't real paleo? I see so many recipes where people want to recreate carb loaded processed food with paleo ingredients. I haven't read the book yet, so not to sure where I stand with this sort of thing.
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Diet and nutrition / Re: Breastfeeding - Dairy Free - New To Paleo
« Last post by PurpleSarah on October 29, 2014, 03:53:01 PM »
Thanks! If was hard at first as it can be very demanding. Even now at 2 months now she has settled it can be tough but totally worth it, the health benefits for her and myself are too great to ignore.

Thanks for the advice. I've already been browsing the boards for ideas etc.
Already started. Cold here right now so my veg garden is very bare. Gutted I can't eat the last if my potato I grew/
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Diet and nutrition / Re: Breastfeeding - Dairy Free - New To Paleo
« Last post by Warren Dew on October 29, 2014, 03:25:14 PM »
Neanderthin, by Ray Audette, is probably the best book to read, though it might not be on Kindle.  You can also stick around here and ask questions.

The one sentence summary is to avoid grains, legumes (beans, including peanuts), tubers, and dairy, and of course all processed foods.  Stick to fresh whole meat, vegetables, fruit, and maybe tree nuts.  If you do not need to lose weight, choose full fat meat.

Incidentally, good for you for breastfeeding.
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Diet and nutrition / Breastfeeding - Dairy Free - New To Paleo
« Last post by PurpleSarah on October 29, 2014, 03:11:47 PM »
I have a 2 month baby girl and so far so good. This is my first so it is all new and I'm learning one the job. I've breastfed her from birth and the past week she has been fussy, has nappy rash and poop turned green. At first I thought it was a fore/hind milk problem but this doesn't seem to be the case. I mentioned it to my doctor at her health check and he suggested I cut dairy from my diet. 12 hours later her poop was normal colour again, her nappy rash is going and she is no longer screaming in pain after I feed her. She has less wind and hasn't been sick. I've been told it isn't necessarily a dairy intolerance for her but to keep an eye on it as she grows and started weaning.

So I love milk/cheese/chocolate and in the 2 dairy free days I've had I've discovered that dairy is hidden in EVERYTHING. So I decided to just cut out the crap and cook everything from fresh. So looking for dairy free recipes online kept leading me to paleo websites.

I'm not doing this for weight loss, I lost my pregnancy weight instantly really. But it sounds like a good choice for myself as well as my baby.

Some questions:
Which is the best paleo book to read? I want to get one on my kindle but there are so many?
What is the best milk substitute to have, I've heard almond milk is good.
Could paleo help with my adult acne?
I need to keep my calcium levels up as my baby is stealing all mine :) I take a supplement but what foods are high in calcium and paleo friendly?
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Recipes and meal photos / Re: The Best Damn Paleo/Primal Pizza
« Last post by Warren Dew on October 28, 2014, 07:49:32 PM »
"The real thing" as in a lot like bread, perhaps.  "The real thing as in paleo", no, not with starchy flours even if they aren't grain based.

General rule of thumb:  any food with "paleo" in its name isn't paleo.
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Recipes and meal photos / Paleo Recipes
« Last post by bobhughes8877 on October 28, 2014, 05:50:46 PM »
I just found this site.. has some great cookbooks ---www.paleodietbible.com
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Recipes and meal photos / Re: The Best Damn Paleo/Primal Pizza
« Last post by bobhughes8877 on October 28, 2014, 05:49:01 PM »
Nice...
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Recipes and meal photos / Re: quick and tasty
« Last post by bobhughes8877 on October 28, 2014, 05:48:35 PM »
Very nice..
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Miscellaneous / Re: Our worst nightmare
« Last post by JayJay on October 24, 2014, 10:44:44 AM »
Warren,

True, there could be an upside to all of this. It would be nice to get grass fed/finished beef no matter where you shop, as it was 30-40 years ago here before CAFOs ruined the industry. But that will take time, and probably won't happen in my lifetime. In the mean time, the cost of the particular foods we eat will likely skyrocket. I'm probably going to have to make the time to start hunting again. A nice supply of fresh game meat every year would put a dent in the meat budget.

Cheers!

Jay
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