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Research / Ketones stabilize brain function
« 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
« 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
« 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?
« 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
« 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.

Diet and nutrition / Re: Where do you buy your food?
« 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.

Introductions / Re: Hi from Manila!!!!
« on: October 05, 2019, 06:07:45 PM »

Introductions / Re: Howdy to all 2019 Resolution-ers!
« on: July 13, 2019, 12:37:00 PM »
A belated welcome to you!

Introductions / Re: Hi from London
« on: July 13, 2019, 12:35:54 PM »

Introductions / Re: Carter from Utah
« on: July 13, 2019, 12:34:26 PM »
Not from Utah and it has been decades since I lived in the midwest, but welcome to the forum!

Welcome to paleo!

You'll need to make up for some of the carb calories you're dropping.  More or fattier meat will help.

The main issue on eggs is the omega 3 versus omega 6 balance.  I eat pastured eggs or organic omega 3 eggs.  Free range is not as big a deal as what the chickens are fed.  That said, if you're on a budget, commercial eggs may be okay, especially if you get some fish with the skin on for omega 3s.

For calcium, I take calcium pills just in case.  But I also get lots of water to avoid kidney stones in case I overdo it.

Recipes and meal photos / Re: Ground beef simple stovetop sensation!
« on: March 12, 2019, 06:39:36 PM »
You can fry meat in oil, absolutely!  I use tallow and bacon grease.

You could try the almond flour, but it might throw you out of ketosis.

Food Journals / Re: Breaking my food down Journal
« on: March 12, 2019, 06:34:36 PM »
Good idea to start a food journal.  I hope you come back and keep it up.

For what it's worth, acid reflux was one of the problems that for me got worse on paleo before it got better.  I postulate this was because the stomach acid got stronger immediately, perhaps in response to more meat in the diet, but the strengthening of the sphincter muscle that kept it in the stomach and out of the esophagus took a bit longer.  I haven't had problems with it in years, though.

Introductions / Re: I'm new to the forum
« on: March 12, 2019, 06:26:36 PM »

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