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Will this help to change dietary recommendations?

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

I doubt it... but it is just one more reason to lower intake of refined carbohydrates & to not be so afraid of saturated fat. Wonder what the SP folks think of this?

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NEKOCHARM 9/7/2014 12:59AM

    Personally, after doing a lot of research on the subject, I think it's the way to go. At least, for me it is. Still have moments when the number on the scale isn't shifting as fast as I'd like (Does it ever??), and then I automatically think about cutting down calories. But when sanity returns I remember that all I need to do is continue eating whole foods, stay away from grains and sugars, and move a little more. It always does the trick. emoticon

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Mark Sisson's Take on the Ethics of Eating Meat

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Mr. Sisson makes some good points in this response to the essay contest by the NY Times... that contest has asked people to respond as to "why it is ethical to eat meat". The whole thing seems fishy to me, and sure sounds like they are asking meat-eaters to defend and justify themselves.

Anyway.... here is the blog post on Mark's Daily Apple. Have to say his thoughts make a lot of sense to me.

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MSDESERTRODENT 4/10/2012 12:01PM

    Very interesting!!!
I'm more of a flexitarian. We eat meat around 2 days a week and that in small (think about 3oz or so) each time.
Thanks for posting!

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JUSTBIRDY 4/10/2012 11:04AM

    thanks, I wrote about this issue on my other blog. As a farmer, I see another side of vegetarian food, that is for sure.

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ANIDUCK 4/5/2012 5:45PM

    Great article; Mark's writing is so right on! He really hits the issue on the head showing the hypocrisy in the vegan/vegetarian diet mantras; the ones that do it for "ethical" reasons. of course, some do it for health reasons and that's a whole different discussion completely.
Thanks for posting!

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WOUBBIE 4/5/2012 11:25AM

    What a stupid contest. Life is competitive, not cooperative - living things eat other living things. Even plants compete. And we can't exactly live on rocks and water.

If we don't like the way things are we can only take it up with the Almighty and register a complaint.

Ethics in this matter only concern stewardship and apparently that's the one thing the contest forbids you to write about. *eyeroll*

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SUPERMOUSE35 4/5/2012 1:11AM

    Interesting, thanks for posting the link.

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Gaining weight (it's a good thing!)

Monday, February 20, 2012

I'm not in weight loss mode anymore... I got to within a few pounds of my goal (woohoo!) then found out I'm pregnant. That was 2-3 months back, and now I'm 19 weeks and starting to show. Also starting to gain some weight, up about 4-5 lbs total.

Still hanging out on SP to track my food, as BabyFit has an inferior tracker, with fewer foods in the DB. Also I don't have my paleo/primal support there!

Hope everyone is doing well and reaching their goals!

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ANIDUCK 2/21/2012 8:19PM


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IGNAZIA 2/21/2012 9:44AM

    Congratulations! And awesome to be half way there and only 4-5 lbs up.!

What are your favorite paleo baby/pregnancy resources?

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JENG829 2/21/2012 12:24AM

    Thanks, everyone, for your kind words. I love the folks on SP!

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AUNTWILLIE 2/20/2012 10:07PM

    Wonderful! Just think how healthy your Paleo baby will be! emoticon

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Bread hates me

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I was so excited to try Biaggi's gluten free pizza last night. I ordered their sausage pizza and a salad ... Delicious! When I picked it up, they said that since the salad came with bread, they put some gluten free bread in the bag too. Yay right? Well they didn't tell me that they also put the regular flatbread in there. I ate the wrong one.

My fault... I should have been more careful. I realized my mistake today when I ate another piece of bread with the leftover salad for lunch. Immediate foggy feeling, then stomach cramps and anxiety.

Guess I need to stick with my primal way of eating... I had been feeling so great, but since I'm in the process of moving, I've been eating some junk & thought this would be safe.

Worst part is that I had been off my allergy medicine for a full week. Just a little background... I have had dermographism (basically i can write on my skin- any scratch swells up and gets bright red) since I was about 12, and it got progressively worse when I was eating a vegetarian, grain-based diet. It got so bad that about 12 years ago, I had to start taking Claritin every day just to keep the unbearable itchiness away and to keep from always looking puffy and swollen.

After cleaning up my diet more & avoiding wheat (and some vitamins/herbs to heal my gut), I was able to stop the medicine for a full week. Previous attempts only lasted 2 or 3 days before I finally gave up. I was so hopeful this time. Now I'm debating whether to take a pill just to stop scratching.

Did I mention the foggy brain? Oh yeah, I did. This makes life feel hard again... Energy levels plummeted and I'm grumpy and frazzled. Guess that's understandable What with the itchy skin, bathroom trips & general ill feeling.

Sorry for the rant and complaints... It's just frustrating to have progressed so far only to have it ruined by bread.

Bread hates me... Anyway, back to my plan. I'm determined to turn this around!


When people notice

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sometimes I don't know how to take things... like when someone makes a comment like "oh you're losing weight" or "you look so much thinner!" I know these are supposed to make me feel better, but sometimes I think "Geez I must have looked really bad before!" Especially because I'm not yet at my goal.

Today I got such a statement from the boyfriend. As I was walking around in a state of half-dress and grogginess getting ready for work, he said, "You are smaller! Look at your waist!". He meant this in a good way, but my first reaction was immediately to take it as a criticism... We really are our worst critics!

Things that ran through my mind:
* I must have looked like a real cow!
* I could look a lot better than I do, just look at that flab on my thighs!
* I still have a LONG LONG way to go.
* Wait, didn't I have a waist before?

He must have thought I was crazy as I stood there in one spot with my brain working overtime. I think he was nervous that he had said something wrong.

Finally I said, "I better look smaller... I've been working really hard!" He responded that yes, he's noticed. Then I said, "Thanks."

Note to self: Next time, just say THANK YOU.

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BELFASTBIKER 2/4/2012 5:24PM

    You made me think.

When someone compliments me, I immediately disparage my achievements by telling them I've so far to go still.

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ALIHIKES 8/19/2011 10:37PM

    You really handled that well, and I understand the ambivalence! emoticon

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KEEP_GOING247 8/19/2011 9:49PM

    I feel the same way. I always try to brush it off by making a counter negative comment about myself instead. You're right. Next time I will just say thank you. After all, i worked for it. emoticon

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ANIDUCK 8/19/2011 8:34PM

    Words of wisdom; thanks for posting this as most of us need to hear it.

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BARBIE779 8/19/2011 7:43PM

    I have a hard time taking compliments too. Congrats on your loss.

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