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Old 06-04-2012, 08:11 AM
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A running Top?! Awesome!
That made me picture a spinning Top....always liked spinning tops

I have now realized I need to stay away from inflammatory foods. With my pinched nerve in my neck I can actually feel when I eat the wrong foods and the worst culprit for me is the sugars! This really sucks but this may be what I need to get me off sugar for good. Fixed a strawberry/banana/coconut milk/greek yogurt smoothie yesterday and that satisfied my sweet tooth for the whole day was so good.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:25 PM
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Geralt - It's all good...all I meant was that I am not pushing a particular diet here. Sometimes when I'm discussing things it sounds like I'm trying to convince people...which is not my intention. I just love discussing these things. Again though, congrats on your success.

Judy - Yeah...that sugar causes lottsa problems.

You guys are funny...of all the things I write about, the thing that sticks out is the radishes with the roast!
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:46 AM
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I love reading all the posts here. I can feel everyone's enthusiasm for a healthier life style ......it's exactly what I'm looking for! In my first year of sobriety I was focused on just not drinking. In my second year I am focused on not drinking and healthy eating. Keep posting everyone!

Ghost, radishes ROCK! I'm glad you reminded me of them. Yesterday I made tomato basil soup. Today for dinner it will be zucchini soup ( with zucs from my own garden ) and sweet potatoe "scoops". Both recipes from my paleo cookbook. I'm taking my daughter out to lunch, so I will be mindful of what decent thing might be on the menu.

Ghost, have you made bread from almond flour yet?

Judy....I must stay away from sugar as well....I know I keep bringing up this book, 'Inflammation Nation', but it really changed my mind about sugar.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:00 AM
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Super dark chocolate. I am up to 88 percent cacao now. Rainforest brand. Ghostly, this must be close enough to the real beans right? I was amazed at how nutritional this can be at that level.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:52 AM
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LDT: Just started on the yoga path, really. Am really enjoying what I'm learning. Do you have any advice for a newbie? Websites? DVD's?

I might eat a radish. If it were hidden in ice cream.

I really am the worlds worst eater. At least when I come to this thread, I try to get it right.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:17 PM
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Hi coffee ( and just typing your username makes me want to brew a fresh pot). For new yogis I would suggest finding a gentle yoga for beginners. I say this because too often injury can occur when it is not done right ( like anything else I suppose). I don't have any favorite DVD's because I go to classes. I always recommend classes first, but if that isn't possible I say head to the internet. You can Google up freeonlineyoga.com( can I say that here?) and be taken to any number of classes....there's a huge variety out there. Also Google up "different types of yoga" and you can learn about which practice does what. I do not recommend Bikram ( hot yoga) or Ashtanga ( power yoga) at first. The most important thing about yoga is learning to breathe correctly, so really focus on that. No matter what anyone tells you, there is no way you will be able to move into certain asanas ( poses) without proper breath. Once you are comfortable with the basics you can step up your game ( or not...it all depends on you). Feel free to PM me for more info if you like. I never tire of talking about yoga. In fact, I started today with a sunrise yoga class by the lake....awesome start to any day.

And now.....since this IS the healthy eating thread, I will say I just ate a very delicious and healthy lunch of grape leaves at our local Greek restaraunt. Tonight's dinner at home is tuna steaks with a killer pesto! ......p.s. you really should embrace your inner radish
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:17 PM
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Dropped to 72kg today, so another 1kg (2pounds) down in 2 weeks. Target weight is 66kg, so still a long way to go. Lol, down around 13kg's since I quit drinking.

I think the best way to lose weight is eating 5-7 small meals a day, with at least 2000-2500 kcal a day and exercise to burn 3000kcal daily That way you will burn 50 grams of fat daily. It takes time but it prevents the yoyo effect.

Needed half a loaf of bread and the carbs to make it through the work day. How can I not eat that something delicious as this?



The paleo diet will be hard. But I also had a steak today, well done. I wish I had some radish with it
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LDT: THANKS for the links....I will be reading them. Right now, it's a beginner Baptiste DVD and P90 yoga. No happy medium in there!

Embrace your inner radish. RRRRRRRROFL!

Geralt: Well, that picture (sans radish) led to me making some homemade bread myself. Not as tasty looking as yours....but it'll do in a pinch.

Also have some pork chili simmering. May eat the whole thing just tasting it.

And...chopped up some pineapple.

Mmmmmm.

Still waiting for my Sugar Blues book. I think they lost it!
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:43 PM
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Geralt, what is the recipe for this bread? ( yours, too, coffee). I haven't gone 100% paleo....yet I can't describe how incredible the tuna and pesto was last night.. YUM!!!... coffee, keep me posted about your yoga experience.

I'll be fishing all weekend, so hopefully I will be bringing home an ice chest full of fresh fish.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:07 PM
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Hey guys, joining this thread....want to lose 40 pounds. Did lose 40 pounds 2 years ago, then when my mom passed away pretty much stress ate it all back....

Clean from alcohol for 5 weeks today and have let myself just eat whatever up until now. Have been very athletic in the past and will return to weightlifting and eating super well this summer. I am a teacher and just got out of school today, so my next 10 weeks are going to be completely focused on working out and getting hopefully 20 of these pounds off.

Will basically be doing a Weight Watchers hybrid diet...lower carbs than usual. Have family members who are SUPER fit and addicted to CrossFit and eat Paleo, but I want more variety while still staying away from refined sugars and processed foods.

My biggest problem is portion size..I simply eat too much food, especially meat.....Look forward to hanging with you guys and sharing my progress!
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:08 AM
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LDT: Fish update?

Welcome, Lee! A huge congrats on 5 weeks! Yep, do whatever you have to do in those early days and then take care of it when you're stronger.

Ghost seems to be away from his computer at the moment. He'll give some good nutritional advice when he gets back.

Check out the fitness daily thread as well!
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:03 AM
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Hey, doing my day 1 check-in. I am a teacher, and this is my first day off, so I have the luxury to eat and workout like I don't normally do. I normally do not wake up early enough to make a really healthy breakfast (need to break that habit), but I am going to do so every morning this summer so hopefully it will spill over into next school year. I'm going to eat an egg white omelet, an orange, and a banana for breakfast, then will drink a 20 ounce bottle of water. I am also tapering off of caffeine so I will have my morning Diet Coke (I drink about 4 a day and want to be to zero by August but do not like coffee)...Not sure about lunch yet. Weighed in this morning at 245 (I'm a big guy, but a great weight for me is about 220). My goal to lose in the next 10 weeks is 20 pounds, which I think is totally possible with eating right, monitoring portions, and cardio as well as resistance exercise. Check in later!
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:40 AM
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another thing I am into now. Tart Cherry Juice. Studies show that it can really beat down exercise induced inflammation. I mix it with some club soda for a fix and to cut it a little. excellent beverage.
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another thing I am into now. Tart Cherry Juice. Studies show that it can really beat down exercise induced inflammation. I mix it with some club soda for a fix and to cut it a little. excellent beverage.
That sounds really refreshing! Looking for ways to jazz up my water.
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I need to lose weight, and by eating like this, and excercising 5-6 times a week, I'm making very good progress, and there's no hunger.

I don't know the exact amount of cals I'm getting, I just make sure to not over-eat.

Breakfast: oatmeal with skimmed milk and some cinnamon for flavor.

Lunch: Meat (chicken breast, salmon etc) with a lot of mixed vegetables.

Dinner: 1 slice of bread with chicken breast.

I only drink water.

I also take some vitamin C and eat about 3 walnuts daily.

I think i'm losing about 6-8 pounds per month this way.
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Skandi--that is GREAT!

I know I will feel amazing in a couple of weeks but yesterday was TOUGH. I have been so used to eating whatever I want in recovery that my body totally rebelled yesterday. But I ate purely healthy food and I know it is what my body REALLY wants, though it wasn't screaming that at me yesterday.

I had an amazing workout yesterday as well so I had a good day 1.

I didn't eat meat yesterday but that was not intentional. When I am eating healthy I do try to go 2-3 days per week meat-free, but I love meat too much to give it up. I do eat healthier cuts and more fish/sushi when eating right.
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Good Morning Healthy Eaters!

My fishing was dismal...only caught one flouner ....but it's a flounder worth eating so who can complain, right? And our fishing experience was infinitely better than the boat that was pulling in next to us. They said they hit a rogue wave, knocked down one of the fishermen who got a huge gash on his forehead...they hit the wave so hard it cracked the hull of their boat and the boat sank. They had to be rescued! ...And to think I was going to (lightheartedly) complain about me only catching a stupid flounder!

The food at this tournament is absolutely AWFUL!! This is a 3 day gig, with parties at the end of each evening, complete with copius amounts of alcohol and fried junk ( yuk). For two nights in a row my DH and I just left with empty stomachs, half starving ( fishing makes one hungry ). Tonight is the final weigh-in party, so hopefully there will be something half way decent to eat. It's is in the poorest taste to bring one's own food to an event like this ( but my body is screaming for something healthy right now). Geralt...where is that bread recipe?

Leemzer...I love meat as well. But my blood type is O positive, so that figures!
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Morning, All!

Welcome Skandi!

This thread is making me hungry for fish. I don't even like fish!
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You would like fish if I cooked it for you, coffee.
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Welcome Skandi. Congrats on the success you're seeing.

Welcome Leemzer.

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I simply eat too much food, especially meat.
I didn't know this was possible? I'm probably the biggest meat proponent of this group, but I believe each should find what works for them. Plus, getting rid of sugar and processed foods is great.

Congrats on your sober time, and way to get back to working out.

LDT - You asked me a while back bout Paleo bread. My wife has made Paleo banana bread which was absolutely amazing. I think she used almond flour, but honestly not sure. Personally, because my goal is to lean out, I avoid eating those types of things on a regular basis. I have had Paleo pizza and desserts, but think those "replacement" type foods on a REGULAR basis CAN ruin the point. That said, IMHO, its still cleaner than many alternatives, so if someone wants it and it works for them I'm not knocking it.

I do eat Paleo pancakes on a somewhat regular basis (goes in waves), but I look at that differently as it is not intended to mimic regular pancakes for me. Its just a way to have a relatively low carb food with fruit and protein, and no gluten or dairy, at the ready to warm up. Its also a great snack.

Sorry the fishing didn't go well. Hopefully that's what I'll be eating tonight.

Ok...so I had a pretty rough and tuff couple days. Got about 2 hours of sleep in 40+ hours, and had long work days. The point of this is...one of the days it was about 1pm and I had had nothing but a couple carrots to eat all day. Was hungry, and someone brought in subs. I had the perfect excuse to eat them. Never even considered it, especially given that it would have destroyed me on that little sleep. I would have rather eaten nothing than that. So I took some of the meat off one, and ate the meat with some mustard hope that's not too gross for anyone). Skipped the bread and cheese. I realize cheap sandwich meat is not great, but better for me than having it with the bread and cheese.

Now the point of this isn't whether bread / dairy is bad or good for you...again, to each their own. Point is that I believe its bad for me, and have opted to not eat them, at all. I had an excuse right there, and never considered wavering. I'm actually kinda surprised with myself.

I think, after years and years and years and years...blah blah blah...it has finally clicked with me. I don't have more time. The changes tomorrow will not come today, unless I make the change today. I've eaten healthier (by my definition) these last few weeks, longer than at any other point in my life. It took me years to find a balance between something like a Paleo 30 day challenge, and a realistic plan to live with. I know I will need to tweak and modify things. However, I think I finally have arrived at that balance.

I am honest with myself...I will have pizza again, but hope when I do, it will be isolated and not be an excuse for further bad eating.

I guess what I am saying is that I am finally living the diet I believe in.

Ok...that's what i got.
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