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Fitness & Exercise / Re: New seeking excercise advice
« on: June 25, 2012, 09:02:10 AM »
I am with Nicki, swimming is excellent exercise and easy on the joints!

Fitness & Exercise / Yard Work!
« on: March 22, 2012, 03:37:58 PM »
I just got a new house, its a lake front home with a nice backyard. the previous owner however didn't take the best care of the foliage so theres a lot of dead trees in the yard. i have found that yard work is the best work out, pulling up dead bushes, weeding the garden, taking out old stumps with an axe. Good times are to be had thats for sure! and boy an I sore! but it feels wonderful  :)

Advice Column / Re: Caveman diet during pregnancy?
« on: March 13, 2012, 07:20:26 PM »
I was paleo all my pregnancy. My midwife was thrilled too, she said shwe always recommended the diet to preggers and was glad I was already on it. It does a mommy good!!  ;)

Food & Diet / Re: Rutabaga?
« on: March 13, 2012, 07:18:34 PM »
I boil it with ham and then mash it like potatoes with some pepper... SO good!
its good anyway you slice it really!

General Discussion / Re: Gay men don't get fat :)
« on: March 13, 2012, 07:17:22 PM »
tell that to my uncle hahaha too funny, I have a few friends who would love that book.

Fitness & Exercise / Re: Something I have noticed...
« on: January 29, 2012, 12:08:06 PM »
my favorite is Smithfield ham, I live about 45 mins from Smithfield  ;D  Gotta love that Virginia Ham!

Fitness & Exercise / Re: Something I have noticed...
« on: January 27, 2012, 08:48:56 PM »

PS Baked a 9 lb spiral sliced Ham this morning. Lots of good dinners, salads, and omlets in my future  :D

I would kill for some ham right about now, especially cubed in a salad with sunflower seeds and boiled egg... OOH so yumm!

Advice Column / Re: Hello experienced cavepeeps: Dehydrator - worth it?
« on: January 27, 2012, 08:45:28 PM »
I love dried fruits but remember they have a high dose of sugar.  Aren't we supposed to avoid that? 

not everyone on this diet avoids sugars (I know i dont!) fruit sugars are fine as far as I know, just with all things remember moderation is key!  I still drink a glass of O.J. with my breakfast and my docs say I am as healthy as an Olympic athlete (their exact words...  ::)  )

however I am on stage 3 and have been for almost 3 years now. when first starting out limiting sugars would be the best idea, if your goal is to lose weight. if your goal is to just maintain a healthy weight and eat healthier then just moderate your fruit sugar input.  ;D

Fitness & Exercise / Something I have noticed...
« on: January 25, 2012, 11:19:49 AM »
This diet has more to do about being strong bodied than being thin. I've noticed that those who have the greatest success on this diet tend to also be more muscular than most people on other diets. I know there are exceptions to this but its just something I have noticed. It must be all that glorious protein  ;D

Food & Diet / Re: Success With Vegetarian Diets?
« on: January 25, 2012, 11:17:29 AM »
I would say this diet is only doable for vegetarians if they eat eggs and/or fish. You will not get proper nutrients if you limit yourself down to only fruits, vegg and nuts/seeds. not to mention you would have to eat a lot of nuts/seeds and that can be unhealthy due to the metals in nuts/seeds. beans are out in this diet, so are grains, soy based products, legumes, peanuts, etc...  you would be limiting yourself too much. if vegetarian works for you then keep doing it, you can follow the stages of fasting but i wouldn't limit your protein sources. If anything i would atleast add eggs to your diet, if you are keen on trying this diet out.

Advice Column / Re: Weight loss paradox.
« on: January 25, 2012, 11:10:50 AM »
same thing is happening to me right now. I have been following stage 2 for a while now (I have lately been going back and forth between stages 3 and 2) and I haven't lost a single pound, though I am getting noticeably thinner.

are you working out at all or are you just following the diet? often times if you are working out (weight training especially) you may never lose any weight (muscle weighs more than fat) but will get thinner. when I was at my peak I was 130lbs but I was wearing size 6 (womans) jeans, which is fairly slim.

Advice Column / Re: Hello experienced cavepeeps: Dehydrator - worth it?
« on: January 24, 2012, 08:54:14 PM »
I personally like dehydrators, they come in handy!

I like dehydrating apples and using them in salads with some poppy-seed dressing :)

I don't have many dehydrator recipes, but I do like to mix up different spices for beef and chicken jerky, like Caribbean jerk jerky!

General Discussion / Re: the results
« on: December 21, 2011, 03:19:45 PM »
 :D  :D  :D

Amazing! This is truly inspirational! The gym has done you good too, I like that muscle tone!

Food & Diet / Re: switch to fish!
« on: December 16, 2011, 08:59:04 AM »
I am very please to announce that I have lost weight!  ;D

my specs::
Previous: 120lbs/54.5kg
Gained: 35lbs/16kg
TOTAL: (155lbs/ 70kg)

Lost: 9lbs/ 4kg!!  
Current weight:: 136lbs/ 61.7kg

Goal:: 125lbs/ 56.7kg

11lbs/5kg more to go!! :D  8)   ;D   8)

** Note that I have not been working out at all, I have just been switching one meal a day for fish and steamed vegetables.**

Food & Diet / Re: road travelers
« on: December 11, 2011, 12:00:36 PM »
Glad to hear you have made it work for you!  :D

brazil nuts

yumm yumm yumm!

I don't eat nuts that often though, maybe once or twice a week.

General Discussion / Re: Beef Jerkey contains MSG
« on: December 07, 2011, 02:03:03 PM »
making your own beef jerky can be fun! :)  and you can do whatever flavor you like!

I agree with your exercise list haha but instead of yoga my start is weight lifting. Yoga requires that one be flexible and I am in NO WAY flexible.. its embarrassing but I cant even tough my toes!! I blame family genetics for my tight hamstrings..  :-X

Food & Diet / Re: switch to fish!
« on: December 06, 2011, 12:07:22 PM »
Oh don't worry, I am cautious about mercury intake  ;D   

I had to be cautious when I was pregnant and its kinda stuck with me since then.

General Discussion / Re: Honey & Vinager
« on: December 05, 2011, 09:27:27 AM »
I don't see any reason why you shouldn't be able to continue your regimen. But if you want stick strictly to the diet then you should pick it up later in the stages. 

Food & Diet / Re: road travelers
« on: December 04, 2011, 03:09:14 PM »
there is always the salad bar at local supermarkets :)    and a mini griddle will help you with cooking portions of vegetables and meats, all you need is an outlet! I have one that I got for 20 bucks, it awesome!

Bird's eye brand frozen vegetables come in steamer bags so if theres a microwave then you can just steam a bag of veggies! 

thats a reasonable goal :)

I find that simply cutting grains from the diet speeds up weight loss a great deal. as well as eating plenty of meat and vegetables! studies have shown that protein can keep you fuller longer than carbohydrates. although some carbs are good carbs, this lifestyle isnt low carb, it is low grain/legumes/dairy/junk.

i had posted a thread about it but try having one meal a day with fish as the protein source. Its been helping me so far  :)

best of luck to you!! and welcome!

Food & Diet / Re: switch to fish!
« on: December 03, 2011, 07:38:19 PM »
I kept about 25lbs of my baby weight after the birth. I am working on it, though not as intense as I probably should... *guilt*

my specs::
Previous: 120lbs/54.5kg
Gained: 35lbs/16kg (so 155lbs/ 70kg)
Lost immediately: 10lbs/4.5kg (145lbs/66kg)
Lost since: 5lbs/2kg (140lbs/63.5kg)

My goal is to get to 125lbs/57kg

when I was breastfeeding I couldnt lose weight, but now that I've stopped I am losing the weight very fast.
Math is fun!!  8)   

Food & Diet / switch to fish!
« on: December 02, 2011, 01:35:51 PM »
I have found that simply switching one meal a day with fish instead of any other meats really improves weight loss. I have been eating tuna and tilapia for one meal a day for 2 weeks now and I have lost 5lbs. the only thing I have done differently is eat fish instead of other meats. Just something that I have observed and wanted to share with everyone  8)

General Discussion / Re: Wanting to lose the weight and turn my life around
« on: December 01, 2011, 01:53:42 PM »
I am glad that you found our tribe! and welcome! there is a ton of information on this site as well as on and
i have been in this lifestyle for a little more than 2 years now and it is amazing, I find its very easy to follow and is easy to stick to so long as you allow yourself a little lee-way, mistakes do happen! but dont beat yourself up if you indulge every now and then, just stick to it as closely as what is comfortable for you. i still eat beans (lima, black beans, cannelli beans, edamamme) but thats about as un-paleo as i get. well that and the occasional cheese wedge ( i am a sucker for brie and blue cheese)

I wish you the best!

i've been apart of this lifestyle for over 2 years now and I have found that during the holidays it is best to only eat the desserts that you absolutely HAVE to have. for me thats pumpkin pie (though i have made a paleo version that is much better than that pastry crust pumpkin pie) other than that its the black eyes peas at new years. I live in a southern american (not south America.. like Dixie, rebel, confederate type southern) type family and we are all about soul food, which is really hard to stick with this lifestyle  when I have family events... theres lots of biscuits to be had haha. But after so long of not eating grains I find that I don't want them anymore and when i do have them I find I dont enjoy the taste.

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