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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 :-)

Exercises / Re: I have to exercise. I am 65 this year and very unfit
« Last post by Aeonir on October 29, 2017, 02:44:01 PM »
I'd go for walking it costs nothing, you get fresh air (depending on where you walk), and you can decide how far you walk eventually if possible you should do burst runs, just walk for a while then run as fast as possible for a short distance, this is what would happen in paleolithic times as well most movements were slow to preserve energy for dangerous moments, the burst runs simulate those dangerous moments. (I read somewhere that these sudden bursts of excersize release helpful hormones, i think it was marks daily apple)

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Introductions / Re: Hello everyone
« Last post by Aeonir on October 29, 2017, 02:26:33 PM »
High fat meat is usually cheaper here than lean cuts, and organ meat is even cheaper so i'm teaching myself how to cook these, i eat chicken livers regularly, and am currently focussing on how to cook beef heart, (tried yesterday got the taste right, but the meat was too tough next time i'll cut them thinner.) The village i live in also has a weekly market where i can cheaply buy fish and vegetables.

As for how i got into paleo, i was already looking into healthier eating for a few years and concluded most of what i was taught was wrong, i was already following some of the rules of paleo like limiting gluten as much as possible, stopped eating potatoes, pasta and rice with every meal. Then i stumbled on a beginners guide to paleo, and after reading that i decided to try it for a bit. (I had heard about is before that but thought it would be too complicated, luckily it isn't.)

As for the question about obesity and food based diseases, it's not in the news here that often but minor health issues and light overweight are very common, moderate overweight is also not too uncommon, and when you pay attention obese people aren't too hard to find in busy places.

As for comparing to the us... I have never been there, so i can't answer that as news and internet are often exaggerated, if they are correct you have more of a problem but here we should do something too. I'd say we have the benefit that for most people everything is nearby and cycling is normal. I cycle around 120 km a week (75 miles)

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Food Journals / Re: Cautionary tales
« Last post by Warren Dew on October 29, 2017, 01:05:21 PM »
'I also got a rash on my left wrist, which might also have been related to the excess sugar.  I spread some coconut oil on it and it disappeared within a couple of hours.'

highlighted and copied this(above) since I forget how else to do it. Very interesting I've had a rash on my left forearm for months and am having trouble isolating the cause...never thought of a sugar connection. doctors cant give me any answers either..more thoughts and info about your experience with this would be great. The flare ups are really itchy and bumpy when it happens as it is now...and yes a whole lots of sugar lately and carbs  :embarassed: >:( holiday eating weaknesses must be overcome!!!

I missed this; sorry.  The rash did not come back.

One of the things people notice on paleo is much less body odor; there's a thread around somewhere on that.  Bad body odor is known to be bacteria related, and at least some saturated fatty acids have antibacterial properties.  There's also a theory that most skin rashes are caused by bacteria, which I believe to be true.

My theory is that on strict paleo, especially ketogenic, the skin expresses a certain amount of saturated fat, which protects against the bacteria as well as most chemicals one might come into contact with in the wild.  Higher carb diets drive saturated fat into fat stores, meaning less saturated fat on the skin, and possibly more sugars or polyunsaturated fats the bacteria can use as food.

Spreading coconut oil on the skin may have a similar effect, since coconut oil is highly saturated and has high amounts of lauric acid, one of the saturated fats known to have antimicrobial qualities.

I've also started using small amounts of coconut oil on my daughter's hair once every week or two when I brush it; no stink - I guess due to the antimicrobial properties - and it makes the hair so much easier to manage.  If she were strict paleo, adding the fat from the outside might not be necessary.
Food Journals / Cautionary tales #24
« Last post by Warren Dew on October 29, 2017, 12:46:38 PM »
I'd forgotten about the Larabars, but they stayed gone.  However, the chocolate got out of hand.  My schedule, between jobs and kids and a mismatch with my natural late schedule, has been and is difficult, and trying to manage it with the caffeine in the 86% chocolate resulted in chocolate addiction and excessive chocolate consumption.  The combination of chocolate and difficult sleep schedule caused me to gain weight, peaking at my lifetime maximum of 155 pounds, versus my healthy range of 135-145 pounds.

I've switched to 100% chocolate, which I'm hoping will help me limit consumption to those times when I really need the caffeine.  Back down to 152 pounds so far.  I'd like to get to a more regular sleep schedule, but that doesn't seem to be in the offing.
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