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Food & Diet / Re: Beans = Green Beans?
« on: September 09, 2010, 01:18:03 AM »
I'm also curious about this.

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General Discussion / 5 day fast
« on: September 08, 2010, 12:21:07 AM »
So I just completed a 5 day fast and maybe it's because I was forced to fast (I ran out of money 5 days before my pay check lol) but after like 2 days with no food i started getting angry really easy even at the littlest of thing like if the elevator (normally i don't use it but i was trying to conserve calories) took over 10 seconds to get to my floor i felt like i wanted to destroy entire planets lol. normally I'm an easy going laid back person and it normally takes a lot to get me angry. it was weird. Also normally when i watch animal documentaries and see and animal eating and animal i always wonder if it would taste good but during this fast everything looked delicious even a people. It's probably for the best if i don't do long fasts often (i like fasting during the day and eating at night though) I'm afraid ill end up turning into a cannibal lol. strange though the only thing i craved the entire time was MEAT. Anyone else have any experiences with fasting?

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Food & Diet / Re: My dinner tonight
« on: August 30, 2010, 06:39:18 AM »
I don't know... eating a plate doesn't seem the best route to loose weight and that could really hurt coming out  ;)

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Advice Column / Re: New here - diet questions
« on: August 18, 2010, 08:30:54 PM »
Actually people lived in the Americas before Columbus "discovered" it. Whether they ate those things i don't know but im sure if they new what they were they would of eaten them. Peanuts even in cooked form still contain some of the bad stuff, potatoes are just really high in carbs but the occasional wont harm you much. Personally i think potatoes are the most boring of the root veggies so i don't miss it much. As for corn I believe that too comes from the Americas, I once watched a documentary on history channel about the history of corn. I know corn, as I'm sure most people have, is not easily digestable even when cooked and often goes right through you lol. But other then the history of corn i really don't know much about it

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Advice Column / Re: Southern Belle newbie with some questions
« on: August 10, 2010, 06:11:31 AM »
First off, is it strange i read that whole thing in my head with a southern accent?

1. lightly grazing means, in my opinion, if you feel a little hungry then graze. I would say stop eating when you start to feel thirsty (it works for me i don't have ant scientific evidence to back up that claim)
2. I don't see anything wrong with cherries. I don't eat them but that's because I don't like them (unless they are on top of a sundae).
3. And I have no idea about how to drop weight slow or fast lol sorry.

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Advice Column / Re: Backpacking
« on: August 04, 2010, 09:04:23 PM »
Nuts and some jerkey would be good to have. How about, I know it's not super cavemanish, canned fish like sardines or something. And I'm assuming you will be hiking outdoors so maybe you could get familiar (buy a book or search the internet for free) with local "edible" plants and stuff of the nature. Doing that is about as authentic as you can get living like a caveman. But be careful not to eat something that will make you sick or worse.

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General Discussion / Re: Support
« on: July 31, 2010, 10:25:20 PM »
Don't feel to bad no ones perfect and sh** happens. I too fell off the wagon recently do to a challenge that I couldn't refuse (eating competition at my work, I won so it was worth it) and do to an OCD I have i will start again on Monday (I have this thing where I can start anything new until the next Monday, it's really annoying).

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General Discussion / Re: Effects of animal fats in the human body ?
« on: July 25, 2010, 07:27:30 AM »
i only watched the first 5 minutes of the video because i have some strong ADD and it was boring but i saw the graph where he points out grain and potato consumption has gone down and animal flesh consumption has gone up in the past 100ish years and that's why he believes disease is on the rise. So by his logic paleo man must suffered from all modern day diseases to a worse extent because they never at grains or stuff like that. Makes total sense that the food be evolved to eat (or if your believe we were put here then the food that was made for us to eat) would kill us because species survive by dying off...

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General Discussion / Going Primal
« on: July 19, 2010, 10:46:26 PM »
I decided to actually start eating primal (I like the term primal better because it has the word prime which means that's how Optimus Prime eats) and it's a lot easier then i thought it would be. I posted before I live and Thailand and people always want to give me free stuff (mainly junk food and alcohol) and it's considered impolite to refuse. But I was surprised how many people just say OK if you tell them you are on a diet (then they ask how long and don't understand it's a lifestyle change lol). So that's worked for me pretty well. The only annoying thing is now I cook my food and that means dirty dishes... I hate cleaning.

But other then that annoyance everything is good. I started on sunday and during the day i eat some fruit (unripe mango and cantaloupe) and some nuts (almond and hazelnuts. Maybe some sunflower seeds if I get and urge for them). On sunday I ate a stir fry of beef (a lot), pork (a lot), assorted veggies, and a salad with nuts. It was very filling and delicious. Monday night I ate an omelet with chicken and tomatoes mixed in there (with about 6 eggs) and a massive salad with nuts. Now that I have no clean dishes tonight I'm going to eat Korean BBQ because they have a lot of meat and veggies and put off cleaning dishes until tomorrow.

Just wondering if that sounds OK for this diet. The meat and veggies aren't organic because I can't find that here and I use fish sauce in some things I make (stir fry) which I'm sure isn't primal.

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Food & Diet / Re: Couscous
« on: July 19, 2010, 02:49:26 AM »
I think (but not sure) its made from wheat or has wheat involved with it. I always thought a nice salad went good with meat. You could grade some cauliflower into rice size bites and pretend its rice or some other paleo friendly tuber and pretend its a potato. Or (and my favourite) you can have some meat with a side of meat.

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Food & Diet / Re: Allergy Road Blocks
« on: July 18, 2010, 09:01:29 PM »
Can you eat normal fish and meat from non chicken sources?

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Fitness & Exercise / Re: Building muscle (struggling)
« on: July 18, 2010, 07:33:08 PM »
Eat a lot of eggs. They are cheap (although the free range are a bit more but the normal kind wont kill you until you start makin some money), have good protein, and a decent amount of calories. When I was like 18 I used to eat an omelet consisting of ten scrambled eggs, a tomato, half an onion, a big handle full of spinach, a lot of bacon (not sure how much), some ham, and what ever else I was feeling. It was delicious. Lunch and dinner were usually chicken because it's cheap (again free range, organically fed isn't as cheap) and i would eat a lot of of it with a HUGE salad which contained many veggies and some ham (with about a gallon of Italian dressing, homemade of course). I also drank a lot of protein shakes, ate croissants like they were chips, and i really enjoyed my ice cream.  But other than those my diet was paleoish and i was jacked. I weighed 210 and I'm only 5'8''. I wasn't super toned but not fat and I'm sure if i eliminated the croissants, and ice cream i would be more toned. You might get some ideas here www.chaosandpain.blogspot.com lol he follows a semi paleo diet (he said its a mixture of paleo, metabolic typing, and modern sports science). the site is hilarious, if you know how to take a joke, he just kinda says what he wants and doesn't care what anybody thinks.

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Advice Column / Re: newbie
« on: July 07, 2010, 07:45:16 AM »
Hey welcome

First let me say if you follow the steps listed on the site, plus keep yourself busy (boredom always makes me eat crap) I'm sure it wont be to difficult. Now that being said i haven't started the diet yet so I'm definitely not the one to be answering this question lol. I can say, however, carbs are like heroine (not that i ever did that) and going cold turkey isn't the easiest way because more than likely you will fail. awhile back i tried to ditch all carbs and it felt like i had a horrible flu. I don't know if that's because i actually had the flu or if it was a reaction to stopping carbs cold turkey (i think its the stopping carbs because i never get sick,unless i don't want to go to work ;D) needless to say I've been on carbs ever since. I eat so much rice now its disgusting (i live in Asia currently) and i feel incomplete if i have a meal without rice or noodles lol. Anyways hope you find someone who can actually help you ha ha.

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Advice Column / Re: Help! Newbie is totally confused...
« on: July 04, 2010, 08:38:42 PM »
also yes I guarantee you will overindulge later on but that's good thing about 1 or 2 big meals a day you can eat until your stomachs feels like it will explode and still be consuming far less calories than normal.

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Advice Column / Re: Help! Newbie is totally confused...
« on: July 04, 2010, 08:35:02 PM »
Very true lilnicki eating many small meals a day will help you lose some weight quicker (speeds up the metabolism) . But then you never give your digestive system a break. In my opinion you give your muscles break from strength training, you give your heart (cardiovascular system) a break from cardio exercise, why not give your digestive system a chance to rest. I know everyone works different, but I find if i don't eat in the morning i get really hungry for like 10-15 mins about an hour after i wake up then i feel good until lunch..ish time (unless i smell something really good then hunger hits me like a bowling ball in the stomach). It also seems more caveman like to just to eat a lot at 1 or 2 sittings (while "grazing" through out the day). I have no evidence supporting this, just my thoughts lol. I have, however, been reading about fast vs slow metabolisms and they say a fast metabolism ages you quicker. Enter the whole restrictive calorie thing and in a way (not by choice of course) the cavepeople were on sort of restrictive diet because they didn't always get to eat when they wanted to and I'm sure they often went without a filling meal/hungry. Yes I know they would eat anything that came there way (that was edible) but I'm sure that didn't happen as much as they wanted lol. Anyways that's just my opinion and like i said before i am no expert and everybody works differently.

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Advice Column / Re: Help! Newbie is totally confused...
« on: July 04, 2010, 06:12:33 AM »
Hello. First I would like to tell you i am no expert on the whole primal, paleo, caveman, etc. diet and technically haven't started it yet. But I have been trolling these forums and many others like it along with gathering information for when I do start. If weight loss is a big goal for you I'd probably just skip the breakfast. I know i never really ate breakfast (never hungry in the morning) and recently breakfast became available to me at my job for free and i started eating it and I gained a noticeable layer of fat. But if you wanna eat breakfast what you said sounds good to me. I would steer clear of diet soda for like 100 reasons a main one being artificial sweeteners is horrible for you and the sweet taste on the tongue causes an insulin response similar to that of real sugar (or so I've read). I'm sure a little fruit juice a day wont be horrible maybe even good (just not to much) I know a good lemonade i like to make (if you have a juicer, I used to a few years back) is (i think) 4 apples and a lemon its pretty good (but i would limit it to at most 1 glass a day). Also try just squeezing a lemon or lime into water like it says on this site. I have not idea about sparkling water id google it if it weren't for the fact the internet is slow where I'm at today. i also have no idea about rapeseed oil. And I would eat breakfast or lunch whenever you get hungry (like real hungry not just a yearning for food). Just follow your the advice of your stomach. I also believe a little hunger does the body good every now and then.

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Food & Diet / Re: Sunflower seeds and Pumpkin seeds
« on: July 03, 2010, 10:44:54 PM »
Yeah they're good... I think.

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Food & Diet / Re: Drinks? Green tea all good
« on: July 03, 2010, 10:36:40 PM »
coffee comes from a bean so i think that would be out. I would assume tea would be OK, I mean if primitive man didn't make tea to drink I'm sure they probably chewed on the leaf. Anyway the amount of benefits in tea (green, white, and normal) far out way any risk (if their is any).

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Advice Column / Re: Grazing stage one, and nut allergies!
« on: July 01, 2010, 07:17:24 PM »
Carrots! for some reason when i see or hear the word graze carrots are the first thing that pop I'm my mind, that might be weird i don't know. I would do berries and some crunchy veggies (crunchier just seems more satisfying to me) like carrots and stuff like that. Maybe some good jerky too so you can get some protein in there (not store bought though, make your own)are you allergic to every type of nut or just a specific family of nuts. Also can you eat the "good" seeds or do you have an allergy to that too?

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Advice Column / Re: Caveman Power Diet
« on: June 26, 2010, 10:32:14 PM »
It should be just as good if not better. I know the benefits of seafood seem to be endless (minus the whole mercury deal, you should be careful with that). And I know that primitive people who lived along water (whether it be lake, river, ocean, etc.) ate most of there animal protein in the form of fish.

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Paleolithic Medicine & Natural Remedies / oil pulling
« on: June 18, 2010, 01:38:08 AM »
Oil pulling is where you swish on oil for like 10 - 20 mins and its suppose to remove toxins from your body. I was wondering if anybody knows anything about this and what is your take on it. I cant see how it could remove toxins from your entire body, like it claims, the mouth maybe. Here's a link to find out more http://www.oilpulling.com/

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Food & Diet / "natural" fruit
« on: June 17, 2010, 09:46:05 PM »
I was wondering what are some fruits that haven't been selectively bred through the centuries to have high sugar content?

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So i was watching a friend of mine drinking a coke the other day and it sure is a strange looking liquid. I was thinking if a caveman was walking along and saw a bottle of coke would it would even cross his mind that you can drink it. I know he would notice it and wonder what is was because of mans natural curiosity but would he eventually drink it? To me brown fizzy liquid doesn't shout out DRINK ME! but millions of people love it. And if he did eventually realize you can drink it and not die (instantly) would he like the taste. I know i used to love coke but now i cant stand it. These are the things that keep me up at night... you can tell i get bored.

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General Discussion / Re: Rice that can be eaten without being cooked
« on: June 11, 2010, 10:18:36 PM »
lol. After eating rice pretty much everyday for about 2 years everytime i stop my whole body feels like it gets thrown off. I wonder if it tastes the same and by tastes the same?

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General Discussion / Rice that can be eaten without being cooked
« on: June 10, 2010, 07:32:02 PM »
So I was reading about some rice developed in India which doesn't have to be cooked to be eaten you just soak it in water for a bit. I know that still would really be paleolithic food but would it be better then normal rice. It was made by certain selective processes and not direct genetic manipulation.

http://climatechange.thinkaboutit.eu/think2/post/a_discovery_from_india_rice_which_you_can_eat_without_cooking/

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