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Congrats  8)
Why do you say that the scale hates you?
My numbers are at a stand still :(  but my clothes fit better... I still have not attempted on trying out old jeans. :(

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Hi! I am pretty new to Paleo as well. on my 4th week to be exact.

I have failed at every single diet I have ever tried, except for this one and weight watchers. I think Paleo is the only one that has worked because it works with my lifestyle. I think you just need to find something that works with you. Weight watchers worked because I learned to watch what I eat and got to eat whatever I wanted. But once I quit, I gained back the weight.

Paleo is a big change in a way that I grew up in a no oil, fat free, low fat, nothing fried home. I am still skeptical about this whole thing but I chose to try it, and hey, its working! (little by little). I have not been 100% faithful, maybe 89%? I think if I was doing all that I need to be doing, I would be having better results... but I have my cravings. The thing that has been helping is the fact that I feel ill every time I cheat... and now it has forced me to think... is what I'm about to do worth it?!?!?

When my cravings come around, I think to my self... what is my body wanting? If I want salty chips... it might mean I want something crispy and salty? So I make myself a batch of baked kale chips. If I'm craving something sweet... I'll have a little bite of dark chocolate. (Too bitter for me to eat more lol.)

Maybe you will have better luck if you stop thinking of it as a diet and more of a life style? I dont think you need to be so strict? But then again, I'm new and trying to make this process easy for me.

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Food Journals / Re: Ayami's new food journal
« on: June 14, 2011, 10:17:12 AM »
Everything looks delicious but you do know that peanut butter and peanuts are a no-no, right? At least I see you finally made it to Trader Joes!  ;D

How about rice wine for cooking? Is that a no no too?

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Food Journals / Re: Ayami's new food journal
« on: June 14, 2011, 09:29:53 AM »
Basically peanuts are peas, not nuts.

Does everyone know this except for me?  :-[ lol

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Food Journals / Re: Ayami's new food journal
« on: June 13, 2011, 10:27:37 AM »
Everything looks delicious but you do know that peanut butter and peanuts are a no-no, right? At least I see you finally made it to Trader Joes!  ;D

OOOPPPSSS.... Peanuts are nuts though... how big of a no no was that? Would it have been a main contributor to me not losing any weight this week? LOL

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Food Journals / Re: Ayami's new food journal
« on: June 13, 2011, 08:05:13 AM »
Over the weekend I tried new things.
Had a sweet tooth so I had an apple for the first time since I started with unsalted peanut butter. Probably will not have it anymore because I am blaming the apple for me not losing anything this week. :)



Made my first pot roast with beef! onions, chicken stock (YES I didnt know there was such a thing as beef stock!!), carrots, pepper, salt, mushrooms.



And my first pork shoulder. This came out pretty good but I couldnt eat more than 2 small bites of it. Probably because I had some of the left over pot roast for lunch? My body said, NO MORE MEAT!!!!! So I had another apple and peanut butter for dinner.

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Progress Reports & Photos / Re: Update so far - sorry no photos lol
« on: June 13, 2011, 07:41:08 AM »
week 4 results, kind of bummed...

didnt lose a single ounce :(
maybe because I didnt get on the treadmill more than once this week...
the only thing I did differently was eat MORE. Now my brain is saying, eat more, lose none.

I ate extra fatty meats 3+ times this week but I did have 2 apples over the weekend with unsalted peanut butter. I guess I will blame it on all of that above. No more apples and not so much fatty meats. And will need to get my butt off the couch and start working!!

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Food Journals / Re: Ayami's new food journal
« on: June 13, 2011, 07:36:37 AM »
What can I use instead for my yummy salmon cakes?

I posted in the recipe section a really good actually paleo version for salmon cakes.  It uses salmon, eggs, parsnips, garlic, lemon zest, parsley and ghee.

http://cavemanforum.com/recipes-and-meal-photos/salmon-lemon-and-herb-fishcakes/

the dressing will be a problem though. What can I use other than ranch?


I don't really understand the american obsession with dressing!  I don't put anything on my salad, personally, and any ranch dressing you buy in the store will have high fructose corn syrup and veg oil in it  :(

try
EVOO
avocado oil
macadamia oil
walnut oil
melted ghee
egg yolk


what is parsnip??

the dressing thing came up because i read somewhere that you're suppose to have that with your salad. I usually go with vinegar and oil myself.

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Miscellaneous / Re: what is paleo?
« on: June 12, 2011, 03:11:40 PM »

Both of my explanations require further thought, but if people cant figure it out for them selves from there i dont care to speak to them anymore lol.

haha  8)

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Food Journals / Re: Ayami's new food journal
« on: June 10, 2011, 06:37:26 PM »
last night for dinner I tried salmon cakes and they were really good... hopefully it is paleo enough?

10 oz canned wild alaskan salmon ($4 per 5 oz can REALLY??)
organic mayo (I cant make my own)
almond flour
green onions
egg

I had a few of those with simply baked zucchinis

Comments:
Canned salmon: packed in water? Watch out for vegetable oils
Organic mayo: AVOID! Organic does nothing good to it, because the underlying poison (soybean or sunflower oil) is still there.
Almond flour: it's a crutch and not designed to be fried / cooked, etc.. Try to get rid of it and eat nuts in original form and only occasionally.

Yes water packed :)
I'll have to check the mayo content more closely but I am just so lazy about making my own!!
What can I use instead for my yummy salmon cakes?

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Food Journals / Re: Ayami's new food journal
« on: June 10, 2011, 06:36:07 PM »
I make my own but I use macadamia oil (for the taste) and lemon juice

I've previously listed the recipe
:

2 egg yolks and 1 whole egg
1 1/4 cups macadamia oil
couple of spoonfuls of coconut oil (both oils together about 1 1/3 cups)
lemon juice - maybe tblsp
salt/pepper to taste
bit of mustard (without sugar/grains or soy)

coconut oil optional - just makes it a bit sweeter
mustard optional - again for flavour

is macadamia oil in the oil section? i've never heard of it

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Progress Reports & Photos / Re: Update so far - sorry no photos lol
« on: June 10, 2011, 11:25:54 AM »
Ayami,

Vons has fresh, wild Copper River Salmon on sale this week for $7.99/lb. I can't wait every year for the Copper River Salmon to show up in the stores. It is incredible. The only problem when it goes on sale is that it gets snatched up pretty quickly. I went to the Vons near me today and they only had two small pieces left and the sale just started yesterday. Check the one closest to you. Good stuff!

Jay

SUPER!!! thanks JAY!!!

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Progress Reports & Photos / Re: Update so far - sorry no photos lol
« on: June 10, 2011, 11:24:07 AM »
How does this not feeling sick but being sick thing work? Why are paleo-ers not able to feel sick? But once we eat bad food we start feeling sick? Very interesting.

Hm, this is kind of complicated.  I'll see if I can make it understandable.

The first thing to know is that most of the symptoms people get when they are sick are not from the actual infection itself.  Rather, they are from the body's immune response to the infection.  Antibodies and one type of white blood cell kills off infected cells, another type of white blood cell - macrophages - engulf and consume the dead cells.  Extra mucus is generated to prevent any new germs from reaching and infecting live cells, and to carry detritus out of the body, leading to congestion and runny noses.  Coughs are an attempt by the body to expel bacteria from the air passages before they can become too much of a problem.

The body has been highly optimized to deal with infections.  As a result, on the diet the body is designed for - a paleo diet - the symptoms are mild.  The immune system works efficiently, and it doesn't take a lot of mucus, coughing, and sneezing to stay healthy.  From the standpoint of a paleolithic human, this makes sense - one needs to fight off the cold, but one also needs to stay fit enough to face down other predators if needed, even when one has a cold.  At most it might be beneficial to feel a bit tired or sleepy so as to know to take it easy for a few days.

Unfortunately, neolithic foods interfere with this optimization.  For example, glucose interferes with the efficiency of macrophages, by displacing the vitamin C that macrophages need to function properly.  For reasons such as that, eating a lot of carbohydrates, which are in part broken down into glucose in the digestive tract, seems to interfere with immune system efficiency.  With a less efficient immune system, infections make it farther before they are stopped, and the body then needs to step up the immune response beyond what it would need to be on a paleo diet.  The result is the stronger and more debilitating symptoms that the general population has when they get sick.

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Is it safe to say 1g of protein per 2 lbs of my ideal goal weight?

Yes, that would be a good amount of protein.

O_O
I think I just learned more than I have ever learned about the human body (or science for that matter) in what you just wrote Warren. But then again I have failed every science and biology class I had ever taken. (true story). Do you work in the field or are you just straight up a geek when it comes to this stuff?? (no offense geeks are cool!)

This makes a lot of sense because I grew up being sick and feeling awful all of the time. Id go to the gym and get sick because of the germs, if someone was sick at work, Id get sick. I guess this would be an added bonus to my weight loss!

Thank you for this, it made my day! Im going to quote you in my blog if you dont mind lol.


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Miscellaneous / Re: what is paleo?
« on: June 10, 2011, 11:11:35 AM »
"Paleo is eating the way our ancestors did during the paleolithic, while we were evolving into human beings."  I have geeky friends, though.

I admit I'm having a difficult time imagining people who have no interest in "healthy stuff" but no interest in bacon either.

they would be called dieters. haha.
they just want to lose weight by eating less, without understanding how food works.

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Food Journals / Re: Ayami's new food journal
« on: June 10, 2011, 11:08:52 AM »
last night for dinner I tried salmon cakes and they were really good... hopefully it is paleo enough?

10 oz canned wild alaskan salmon ($4 per 5 oz can REALLY??)
organic mayo (I cant make my own)
almond flour
green onions
egg

I had a few of those with simply baked zucchinis

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