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Introductions / Still Alive and Thankful.
« Last post by milfredo on November 09, 2017, 04:52:24 PM »
My name is Milford. To say Paleo has been important to me is an understatement. I actually discovered Paleo style eating back in 2005. My heart went bad, needed heart surgery but at 360 pounds, no machine in existence would keep me alive for 6 hour surgery. So Doctors sent me home and gave me 90 days to get my affairs in order. Choosing a casket was one of those affairs.

My youngest daughter wasn't going to accept that. She went out and found someone who was eating Paleo and had lost a lot of weight. She introduced us and I started eating Paleo, without knowing it was Paleo. My last Dr. appointment was Christmas eve 2005 where they were going to see if I had lost enough weight to maybe get the surgery.

Walked into the Dr.'s office and had lost 45 pounds in the 90 days, and that was with no exercise at all. I was too sick to exercise anyway. Doc was so surprised and thought we could put off the surgery if I could lose more weight. I kept up the eating regime and in 3 more months I lost another 35 pounds.

Bottom line, May 1st 2006 I had the lifesaving surgery I needed and here I am in 2017 doing well. If it wasn't for the Paleo eating style, I'd be pushing up Daisies right now. I have recently started a blog and am sharing Paleo videos and recipes. Having a blast doing it.

Looking forward to meeting a lot of new people and celebrating life through healthy eating.

That's about it.  Oh I live in Santa Rosa, ca and just went through the big fires up here. Thank God my house was saved. But a lot of my friends and family lost everything. Hope you'll say a prayer for them. Thanks.

Milfredo :)
Introductions / Re: Hello cave people!
« Last post by dapperdan on November 09, 2017, 08:18:53 AM »
Hi Eric -
Actually I'm doing a lot of standing lately.  I'm on family leave taking care of my daughter (5 months old) for a few months.  The first few weeks my calves and lower back were sore from all the standing and carrying her around.  Now they feel good.  I also got some home-gym stuff (resistance bands, dumbells, pull-up bar) to simulate lifting weights a few times a week while I'm home.  I'll never be "jacked" but I don't want to be a frail old man later in life.  I should probably add some cardio into the routine.   
Introductions / Re: Hello cave people!
« Last post by Eric on November 09, 2017, 03:29:34 AM »
Very cool man.  I am getting older too.  Can you believe I read/found out about this stuff back in like 2003-2004?  Wow!

Are you also doing any exercise or getting physical activity?  I'd encourage at least more standing if not more walking as well if you don't do "zoo human" exercises (aka the gym)  :police:
Introductions / Hello cave people!
« Last post by dapperdan on November 08, 2017, 11:07:53 AM »
Hello everyone,
I'm Dan.  I'm am recently on a paleo-ish diet.  It's part of a larger fitness and self-improvement campaign that I'm on since entering my 40's.  Eating an ancestral diet just makes sense to me, and I'm interested in learning more about a well rounded paleo/ancestral lifestyle.  I've read a lot of the stuff you guys probably have - that our pre-civilized ancestors were actually healthier and longer lived than our more recent settled grain-eating ancestors were.  So I eat (virtually) no junk, no flour, no sugar, coffee and alcohol only rarely, etc.  Lots of vegetables, fats, and protein.  I'm not totally on the paleo wagon, as I feel that being of western european descent I am evolved to digest dairy, and I'm reluctant to give up my beans and steel cut oats.  But I'm open minded, so we'll see - I managed to dump white potatoes, which used to comprise a significant part of my diet! 
Unlike most people, I also started the diet to gain weight.  I was the 90lb weakling in High School who could eat cafeteria food and candy bars all day and never gain a pound.  Years of blue collar work toughened me up a bit, but it always took a lot of effort to keep fit, and I'd turn to mush quickly without constant effort (I was what people call "skinny fat" at one point).  I decided it had a lot to do with my diet, which was awful.  I did some research on exercise as well, and sure enough making some changes I gained a few pounds of muscle over the past few months.
I'm also very interested in restoring digestive health, in terms of intestinal linings and gut microbiome.  I've had some success with this after reading up on it.  I feared it was a lost cause after decades of sugar, coffee, alcohol, processed food, and having had anti-biotics, but in a few short months I notice a big difference.
I'm glad I found a place to compare notes, most of the info out there is on websites that are trying to sell you stuff.  I don't need a cookbook that tells me how to make broccoli muffins.  I'll just lightly steam some broccoli and eat it. I'm at the point I don't crave muffins and whatnot anymore and can eat real food as real food.   
Good luck and health to everyone, and thanks for the info that I've been anonymously stalking up to this point.
Recipes and meal photos / Re: Chili-Garlic Chicken Skewers
« Last post by Eric on November 08, 2017, 05:36:28 AM »
Man, have chicken i was going to cook tonight.

Thanks!  Will try
Recipes and meal photos / Chili-Garlic Chicken Skewers
« Last post by apd23 on November 07, 2017, 06:23:14 PM »

6 Wooden Skewers, soaked in cold water for 30 minutes
2 Chicken Breasts, diced
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tsp. Red Chilies, seeds removed & finely chopped
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
6 tbsp. fresh lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350 F or preheat barbecue grill on high heat.

To make sauce, combine the oil, chilies, garlic, and lemon juice in
a small bowl. Set aside for a few minutes.

Thread diced chicken onto skewers and place on an oven tray lined
with baking paper.

Pour chili and garlic sauce over the chicken, coating well.

Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked. If
cooking on a grill, cook chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side.


Be sure to serve yourself first, there will be no leftovers  ;)
Introductions / Re: My sweet little introduction
« Last post by Warren Dew on November 07, 2017, 10:41:00 AM »
Diet and nutrition / Re: Bugs... eating insects on Paleo diet
« Last post by Aeonir on November 02, 2017, 12:45:45 PM »
I have tried locusts and crickets so far, but i can't farm either here, mealworms would be easy to farm by feeding them grain, but i can't figure out their natural food, i know buffalo worms eat a more varied diet but there aren't any good guides to be found. And buying bugs is not a good option as they are more expensive than normal meat.

I looked up beetle grubs that eat rotten wood, those gross me out, so maybe when i'm more used to the idea...

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Diet and nutrition / Re: Bugs... eating insects on Paleo diet
« Last post by oliviersaenen on November 02, 2017, 11:36:20 AM »
Hey there,

Funny that you're asking this. Not too long ago I was discussing this with my girlfriend who lives across the ocean how eating bugs can be good for you. Depending on where you go, eating bugs is actually a normal thing to do.

As far as foraging, well... I know that we eat snails here, and I've seen grilled worms being sold in supermarkets as well. What kind of insects do you see yourself eating?
Introductions / My sweet little introduction
« Last post by oliviersaenen on November 02, 2017, 11:32:00 AM »
Hi everybody! (say that in a Dr. Nick voice Simpsons fans),

Let me introduce myself.

I'm Olivier Saenen, an average Joe just like you guys, who discovered the Paleo diet a couple of years ago.

I was a morbidly obese teenager, weighing in at 260lbs and increasing. This came with all the bullying, looks, and mental self-destruction some of us might be dealing with. If you do, you can probably relate. It's not fun.

One day it was enough. It was going too far. Too many bad days, too many times I put the responsibility on my genes, family (and basically anyone or anything else you can blame). So I started doing a couple of diets. Some of them were bad, some of them were good. But the results never lasted or were only possible to maintain by counting my calories like a freak.

That's not a diet. That's torture.

When I realized that "diet" really refers to what you're eating instead of the process of losing weight most people think of, I looked for something else.

And so I discovered the Paleo diet :-)

So far I've been loving it, and not a single day in all these years I have felt like stopping. Why?

Because I don't have to. I'm eating Paleo (actually Primal), enjoying some cheats once in a while, feeling healthier than ever, and best of all? I'm maintaining a healthy weight. Something I haven't been able to do for my whole life.

This is why I'm here. I hope to share some of my advice here.   I've been a secret lurker for too long now, lol.

So that is my little intro.

Olivier :-)

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