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Who Here Eats Paleo And Who Wants To Share

And what do you like to cook?
What is your "go-to" recipe?

Do you eat more beef chicken turkey elk deer buffalo fish?

Do you grill smoke fry bake or eat out more?

What vegetables do you pair with your meat?

What are some good drinks that you make lemonades teas coffees cocktails brews?

If you shared your meal start to finish with: meat vegetable desert drink and music (for the background entertainment) what would you name it?

Maybe next week ill be telling my girlfriend this is (X's) recipe from the Daily Paul and next week were going to try (Y's) meal. I hope we all have something to share here with our community as well as our families.

Take time to elaborate and Update your post if this takes off.

Isaiah 58:10 - And [if] thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness [be] as the noonday:



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Paleo for 8 months

My family has been eating paleo for 8 months now.
We try to focus on basic foods rather than "Gluten Free" substitutions. That ends up saving a lot of money overall, but means more prep work. God is a much better creator than the chemists at Pillsbury, so I'll trust his judgement with what to eat.
We eat mostly beef and chicken, with pork and lamb every now and then. But lots of pork for breakfast: bacon and sausage.
We do most of our cooking in a skillet as it tends to be the easiest way to do it. We bought a couple of non-stick frying pans that were PFOA Free, etc, and they make it much easier to cook without losing flavor to the pan's base.
Our typical staple veggies are oven roasted asparagus, sauteed kale, sauteed and steamed brussel sprouts, and frozen veggies from costco.
This is one of our favorite easy meals to do, though we have to increase the amounts for the four of us. Really tasty. http://paleomg.com/my-new-go-to-meal/

I listen to a lot of paleo podcasts on my 45 minute commute each way, which allows me to learn more about why we need to eat certain ways. Paleo View, Paleo Solution, Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness, Revolution Health Radio, and Latest in Paleo are my favorites.

I don't see us changing any time soon because it just makes sense from so many different angles: Scientifically, politically, religiously, environmentally, and socially.

Have you tried making kale chips?

My wife makes them and they are addictive, yet wholesome!

Following a ketogenic diet for now.

About a year ago I read Wheat Belly, and started a fairly low carb Atkin's type diet, but a few months later transitioned into a much higher fat diet (70% fat, 20% protein, 5% carbs) which fits the definition of a ketogenic diet because it forces my body to burn ketones instead of sugars.

At least for now, I am not eating grains, sugar, fruits, vegetables, or nuts, but do take vitamin and mineral supplements.

In the process of learning what likely produced the best health results along with weight loss, I read of the history of the low fat diet, and the faulty (fraudulent) research that spawned it and the related advocacy of dangerous refined polyunsaturated oils. The reality looks to be that saturated fats like coconut oil and to a much lesser extent monounsaturated olive oil are the fats that are beneficial, and that all polyunsaturated fats (omega-6 and omega-3) should be avoided.

Here is a very interested researcher speaking of the science and the huge dangers of polyunsaturated oils (seed oils and fish oils).

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/eastwesthealing/2010/11/18/the-...

The audio starts poorly from technical issues, but picks up a few minutes in. I found it very informative.

Some of the highlights:

Polyunsaturated fats (PUFA's) slow metabolic rates, thus make us gain weight or lose it more slowly. They are unstable and easily oxidize resulting in cellular damage, and then a host of diseases including cancer and heart disease. If you have age spots this is just the tip of the iceberg of cellular damage from these fats oxidizing uncontrollably in your body.

Animal fats can contain polyunsaturated fats depending on what the animal ate, and that since pigs and chickens are fed corn and soy, significant sources of PUFA's, their fat is going to be abnormally high in PUFA's. Ruminant animals like cows and sheep are not as affected by eating PUFA's so their fats are not going to be as high in PUFA's. As a result, butter, cream, cheese, beef, and lamb are going to be better for us than pork or chicken, not only for weight loss, but for health.

PUFA's do reduce blood cholesterol levels compared to saturated and monosaturated fats, which is meaningless since high cholesterol does not cause heart disease.

The supposed "essential" fatty acids are not essential at all, and the original conclusion that we needed omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids was a flawed study. Omega-6 fatty acids do cause inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids do temporarily reduce this inflammation, but do so at the expense of suppressing our immune systems, and at the expense of suppressing our own production of omega-9 fatty acids.

Here is a similar write-up by Ray Peat on the same topic:

http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/unsaturated-oils.shtml

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

why bother with paleo...

... when you can suppress any unwanted symptom or emotion so easily with our wonder drugs that have been scrupulously tested for at least 6 weeks and implicitly endorsed by responsible and fairly elected politicians who must be reading all about them before they sign anything, no-one in their right mind would expect anything otherwise than that.

Robb Wolf

I've been on versions of the paleo diet for a few years now, and will never think about grains (GMO or heirloom) the same way again. I won't feed them to my kids if I ever have any either.

For all the cavemen and women out there, Robb Wolf has been at the forefront of all things Paleo for sometime now. I highly recommend his book; it goes far beyond just recipes and theory. Robb has recently ventured beyond diet and exercise and has recently (a couple years going now) started a libertarian themed political podcast called The Controversial Truth. It's no surprise- many in the liberty community, myself included, came to libertarianism after they realized everything they'd been told about diet was a lie.

On the diet note I'd recommend Robb's Book, A Gary Taubes Article in the NYT called "What if it's all been a big fat lie" and a recipe book called the paleo slowcooker. Cheers Paleo people!

Zach

Right on Zach.

Don't forget Loren Cordain who's kind of the father of Paleo, and Boyd Eaton, the grandfather, and Walter Voegtlin who could be considered the godfather. Of course Mark Sisson is good too. His site has lots of recipes and so on.

Do you ever wonder...

Do you ever wonder how human beings ever survived without a bunch of self-appointed experts telling us to ignore the evidence of our senses and eat stuff that they say is "good for us"? (/sarc)

I eat what Mother Nature designed me to eat, i.e, what smells and tastes good.

Freedom is my Worship Word!

These comments .......

No beans, no potatoes, no grains, no gluten, no beer, .......?

How phuqueing boring.

But how incredibly healthy.

All those things you listed, as unfortunate as it is, are a burden to the immune system and hell on the digestive system.

Try Paleo for 30 days and see what happens.

Thanks

but I'll stick with what has worked for me for more than half of a century, .... eating what I like and working hard.

It's your party.

;-)

I have found that the concept of letting go of their high carbohydrate treats is just too much for some people to fathom. I mean I know people with serious gastro/intestinal issues, or autoimmune issues, who get that the Paleo diet will help with their symptoms, if not eliminate them completely. But there is no way they can let go of the high carb stuff that's killing them. It's kind of like drug addiction. Some doctors say that's exactly what it is.

Dr. Davis says that modern wheat has an opiate-like effect on the brain.


http://youtu.be/gWtsHTNhPa4

I'll check back with you

should I encounter any of those issues.

Now it's time for my afternoon constitutional, followed by a quart of lager. That should get me ready for that next 400 feet of fence that needs replacing.

Best of luck

"Best of luck"

Same to you.

PS Don't get me wrong. Those aren't the only health issues that often clear up with people going Paleo, but they are some of the more serious ones that people are aware can be helped by it.

Paleo is hard core!

Some of my family is paleo. Some are just gluten free. Paleo takes a lot of resolve to stick to it, but it has been good for my family members - weight loss, energy boost, etc.... If you need some non-paleo cheats from time to time, I would suggest trying almond flour to make stuff that is normally not allowed - pancakes, muffins, etc. We made a paleo and gluten free cake for my mom's 70th birthday and it was awesome. You could eat ten pieces of cake and not feel the nasty side effects that come with eating 10 pieces of normal cake.

https://www.pinterest.com/heyitskatie/gluten-free-paleo-dess...

Paleo Foods to Heal a Leaky Gut

Many of those that have made the switch to The Paleo Diet, previously subsisted on a Standard American Diet (SAD) that relies heavily on grains, dairy, simple carbohydrates, sugars, and unhealthy oils. A diet rich in SAD foods can contribute to gut dysbiosis or “leaky gut” which can lead to autoimmune disorders and other ailments such as chronic fatigue, inflammatory bowel disease, rashes, diabetes, mental disorders, and other health related problems. To add insult to injury, the modernized human being has typically had their fair share of gut damaging antibiotics and prescription drugs which only serve to further throw off the intricate balance in one’s digestive tract.

read more - http://thepaleodiet.com/paleo-foods-heal-leaky-gut/

Nutritional Basics of The Paleo Diet - http://thepaleodiet.com/nutritional-basics-of-the-paleo-diet/

We do GAPS for leaky gut healing.

GAPS can make Paleo look easy. At least the intro to GAPS.

http://www.gapsdiet.com/

Oh, to answer your questions

Oh, to answer your questions I guess.
Eat green leafy vegetables, black beans, sweet potatoes.
Avoid potatoes and other high carb vegetables.
Drink whatever you want, but cut out on beer if you want to avoid carbs.

Southern Agrarian

Resistant Starch

I never believed potatoes were bad for you, especially after reading the below link on Resistant Starch. Do a look up on RS, it apparently adds good bugs to your stomach.
http://freetheanimal.com/2013/12/resistant-primer-newbies.html

The main problem with

The main problem with potatoes is that they are fairly high glycemic.

http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Glycemic_index_and_gl...

They are also high in lectin content.

I dont disagree

But websites like freetheanimal and marksdailyapple, agree it's not that bad, and especially when you factor in the Resistant Starch.

For newbies, no need to be gung-ho paleo. Most important thing is to cut the excessive sugar (includes %100 juice), grains (especially wheat), and processed foods (pasta, cereals, bread).

Your plates should be dominated by vegetables, not potatoes and rice, unless you need carbs for workouts. ( i use sweet potatoes in this case).

Black beans are not Paleo.

Black beans are not Paleo. Best to avoid all legumes for multiple reasons.

I've been into Paleo for

I've been into Paleo for about 1 year or so, not for me since I float around 160-170, but for my GF who is stuck on the college diet still.

I cook grassfed beef a lot, mostly easy meat loafs with cumin and garlic and the other healthy spices. I avoid chicken for the antibiotics, eat some turkey and pork in there too. I am about 95% processed food free, zero fast food, and maybe 5% of my weekly diet is carbs. I am fairly lazy in the morning (coffee + cereal) so that is where most of my carb intake comes from (and you cannot live carb free, I tried it for a week and my energy went down, eat enough to keep you up). I found Nature's Path organic cereals are all GMO free and have 3 choices for Gluten free granola that actually tastes great.

One of the biggest deterrents is COST. Almond Flour and non-corn-fed meats are expensive, and trying to find a grocer that doesn't put HFCS in their goddang sausages is a pain too. I am looking into grinding my own almonds for flour to cut down on that.

I read OMGpaleo too VVV

Southern Agrarian

My brother

I'm kind of a comment lurker- I don't comment much really, unless I see something I really like or feel really strongly about. Reading yoru comments, I feel like your my brother from a different life! Keep up the good work man!

Zach

make your own sausage

My wife bought me a meat-grinder last year and I've made dozens of different kinds of sausages since then. Fresh sausage is super-easy. Cured sausage is a different story but super-tasty! so far i've made my own:

Bratwurst
Knockwurst
Salami
Pepperone (what pepperoni was before becoming an american pizza ingredient)
Andouille
Kielbasa

and more bastardizations of these meats than you can imagine... I've used turkey, venison, beef, buffalo, pork, quail, chicken, elk and lamb... all of these work great for sausages! I'm a big fan of fat though so I typically add pork fat to most other meats to make a better balanced sausage.

My first few cured sausages included nitrates or nitrites because I was afraid of botulism but now that I have the process figured out and feel confident that everything is clean... and I get the meat from a local farmer I trust I've been curing the salami and pepperone without any nitrites and haven't noticed any difference.

At their inceptions, the #Liberty, #OccupyWallStreet and #TeaParty movements all had the same basic goal... What happened?

I did it for close to 6

I did it for close to 6 months, but nearly 2 years ago. I stuck within 90%. It is hard to be 100%

I ended up quitting it because I have always been heavy on the carbs, and have stuck to around 185 lbs at 6" 1' for the past decade, since I hit my mid 20s. I know my experience docent speak for everyone, but even with a higher caloric intake I found myself sluggish and losing a few pounds. I stick with the medetarrian diet now..

anyways-

I ate out rarely (hard as I am on the road daily). so preparation the night before was key

I ate nothing fried!

I have easy access to friends with Venson, Phesant, and grouse. I mostly consumed grass-fed beef and chicken, tho. One of my favorites was (and still is) stewing pheasant or venison chops in coconut milk and red curry with vegetables for a few hour.

www.paleOMG.com is an excellent site to get started. if its on her site, I probably cooked it. if you're off breads you're gonna crave sweets, and she does it well. I remember making some sort of 'cupcake' where the shell was raw walnuts and the filling rhubarb. awesome.