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Diet and nutrition / Re: Athletics - Is My Diet Okay?
« Last post by Warren Dew on July 06, 2014, 04:17:18 PM »
I don't think it would be necessary, but for middle distances, it might be fine.  It's at the longer distances where you really need to stay in ketosis.

An alternative would be to have the fruit after the training to help recover.
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Introductions / Re: Introduction
« Last post by Warren Dew on July 06, 2014, 04:07:38 PM »
Welcome.

I'm a 54 year old man, and my advice is to eat plenty of your favorite full fat meat so you won't be tempted by the starchy stuff.  Also, exclude the tubers - potatoes and sweet potatoes - along with the grains and other stuff.

There's some evidence that nightshades - a family of plants that includes tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes - causes some kinds of arthritis.  I had some arthritis in my fingers when I started paleo in 2008, and getting rid of the nightshades fixed that right up.
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Introductions / Introduction
« Last post by cyepler on July 05, 2014, 07:25:50 PM »
Hi, I am a 55 year old man. I have been eating more or less Paleo for a year now, but lately it has been less, and I have been gaining weight. I recently read the Personal Paleo Code and have decided to do the 30 day reset, a pretty strict period of no grain, no dairy, no legumes, no sugars and no industrial seed oils. I don't think this will present any problems for me, but I do have a family and they aren't always onboard with this. This presents a challenge and I hope to find some help here on this forum. Any advice would be welcome. I hope to get some support here and meet some people going through the same challenges I have had, especially with regards to weight loss, staying on the diet, and keeping my body fit. I do have arthritis in one knee, and any advice or tips regarding that would be welcome, too.
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Recipes and meal photos / Cave Fire Brownies
« Last post by PaleoDemystified on July 04, 2014, 12:55:16 AM »
Hey,
I would like to share with you one of my favorite desserts - Cave Fire Brownies.

Ingredients:

2 sweet potatoes
6 eggs, whisked
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted + 2 Tbsp
2/3 cup coconut nectar
1/2 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
6 Tbsp coconut flour, sifted
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
2.5 tsp ancho chili powder
2 pinches Himalayan salt



 
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Roast sweet potatoes 25-35 min. Peel and mash. Set aside.
Decrease heat to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mix the eggs, 1/2 cup coconut oil, coconut nectar and vanilla in with the sweet potatoes. Set aside.
In another large bowl, mix the coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, chili powder and salt.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir well.
Pour into a greased 913″ pan for 30-35 minutes.
When cool, melt the chocolate chips and 2 Tbsp coconut oil together & frost your fire brownies!!!!
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Diet and nutrition / Re: Athletics - Is My Diet Okay?
« Last post by Xagan on July 03, 2014, 01:46:31 PM »
For aerobic athletics like running, high fat is best.  We've had a marathon runner on here who improved her times by going on high fat, very low carb, ketogenic paleo.  If you are in ketosis you don't hit "the wall".

For anaerobic exercise, like high volume weightlifting, some carbohydrate from fruit can be good.

Oh awesome, cheers Warren Dew :) Just another quick question; you can obviously see my diet, and how low carb it is, but before training, would it be okay to add in one banana? Or would even that be unnecessary? I'm training up for middle distance, mainly 800m, and today out of the worry that my body wasn't receiving enough carbs, I added in a banana, and I think I'm going to eat one before each training session, or should I just leave it out?
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Diet and nutrition / Re: Athletics - Is My Diet Okay?
« Last post by Warren Dew on July 03, 2014, 10:07:34 AM »
For aerobic athletics like running, high fat is best.  We've had a marathon runner on here who improved her times by going on high fat, very low carb, ketogenic paleo.  If you are in ketosis you don't hit "the wall".

For anaerobic exercise, like high volume weightlifting, some carbohydrate from fruit can be good.
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Diet and nutrition / Re: Trip To Munich
« Last post by Totoro on July 03, 2014, 07:58:47 AM »
I think you should be able to find a restaurant with paleo-like options. You can always ask the waiter if the potatoes/bread/whatever can be left out and if you can get some extra vegetables instead. I always had very high quality foods in Germany.
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Diet and nutrition / Re: Hello, I'm new here, but not to this Lifestyle
« Last post by Totoro on July 03, 2014, 07:48:33 AM »
Hey there. How interesting to eat a traditional Inuit diet. Are you able to vary enough with your foods (not from a health perspective, but from a taste perspective, if you know what I mean)?
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Diet and nutrition / Re: Do I need to consider/track calories?
« Last post by Totoro on July 03, 2014, 07:28:30 AM »
I do not count calories, and I feel much better then when I did. Now I try to have a good breakfast/lunch (often a brunch) and dinner. In between I snack on mostly vegetables, and sometimes eggs, nuts, fruit, seeds, ... I'm not very hungry since I started to lower my carbs. About once or twice a week I eat a sweet snack like a fresh fruit (and coconut milk) ice cream, avocado no-bake cake, or something like that... Sometimes I need more food than other days, so I just try to listen to my body and not force myself to eat to much or to little.

I think I now actually eat a lots more than before, but I think my calorie intake is lower because of the things I eat.
Anyway, I lost nearly 5 kg (11 lbs?) in one month. I suspect some of it is fluids, but I was still amazed that by eating more food I actually am losing weight.

Maybe you should count if you feel like you have a high calorie intake. Especially so you realize which foods have high calories and which have low. Sometimes you can really underestimate these things. For example: I like eating nuts, but I try not eating to much of them, because they are quite high calorie wise. So when I eat nuts I often have some fresh fruit (for example apple) with them, so I can still munch away happily and feel satisfied. And it even tastes better, because of variety in taste when I'm eating.. because it gives different flavours and textures I am not eating 'mindlessly' any more (I hope you understand what I mean here, its hard to explain in a different language :P).
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Introductions / Re: Hi all
« Last post by Totoro on July 03, 2014, 03:57:48 AM »
That's really great! It sounds like you had some wonderful health benefits from going paleo.

I'm actually wondering how my cholesterol is after I started going low-carb. It was very good before, and I am really curious if there is a change (for better of for worse). But I would feel uncomfortable going to the doctor saying 'yeah, I fell great, but I still want my blood tested' :D.
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