SparkPeople Paleo Lifestyle Team Messageboard Paleo is a lifestyle approach that works with your genetics to help you stay lean, strong and energetic! No matter the shade - Primal, AIP, Low-Carb, 100/80, Whole30 - you will find support here! SparkPeople Paleo Lifestyle Team Messageboard Recipe Streams for Paleo There are all kinds of great recipe streams, emails, suggestions available UNLESS you eat Paleo. Have any of you found them on the SP website? Mon, 8 Feb 2016 12:55:20 EST SOPLC Day 1: Are You Ready? Hi, everybody! I hope your strategizing is going well so far, and that you are ready to begin the Shades of Paleo Challenge (SOPC)! <BR> <BR> The thread introducing the Challenge can be found here: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=31055x28224<BR>x63570397 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, please share with us the Paleo Plan you will follow, any modifications you are making, and why. Declare any starting stats for which you want to be held account... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 10:27:22 EST Joined and ready to learn! Hi everyone! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> This is perfect timing for me to hear about this new challenge starting Monday... 'Shades of Paleo'. I've done really well (way back in the 90's) following Atkin's, but I just knew something was missing or not quite right about it. I went from 180 down to 150 and then stalled there, but as of this year, I'm fluctuating between 180 to 195. There is so much better scientific information out there now with this eating/lifestyle, that I think I can get thi... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 03:27:28 EST Looking for support and friends for healthier life Hello everyone! I need support friends to help me reach my goals. I need to loose about 50 lbs, and turn my diabetes off! I believe in this eating lifestyle and that it can reverse my diabetes. I admit I am addicted to bad foods filled with high starchy carbs and sugar. I live in a house that has other people who constantly bring in breads which I really need to leave alone. I would like some help also in finding some really good bread recipes to use for sandwiches. I know there has to be som... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:26:35 EST Denise from Davie FL New to the group but a Paleo lifestyle family for over 2 years now. I credit the combination of Paleo eating, consistent work outs and the great nutritional products from Advocare for improving my life signficantly. I weigh 120 pounds less that I did a couple of years ago; I am an avid runner and an Orangetheory and Pure Barre fanatic, getting ready to run my first half marathon. I will be 62 in another week but am healthier than I have ever been in my life! Looking forward to connecting ... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 16:07:05 EST INTRO: Shades of Paleo LIFESTYLE Challenge! Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> The New Year is one of those times of the year when SparkPeople typically sees an influx of new members, as do most teams. I thought, perhaps, a Shades of Paleo LIFESTYLE Challenge might be helpful to us paleo veterans (new ideas, fresh outlook), and encouraging to those of you who are just starting out. <BR> <BR> I've noticed a number of newbies making similar mistakes and being disappointed with their results... the biggest being any and all attempts at re-inventin... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 11:27:42 EST Mary in Michigan - Day One of Paleo ME! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been around SP for a while and really love the supportive atmosphere. I lead a small and mighty group and love the friends I've made there. I'm joining the Paleo Lifestyle group to learn more and to hang out with like-minded people. I am starting the Paleo nutrition on the advice of my doctor. I hope it will help me get rid of some lingering inflammation and maybe even help with my tendency towards soft-tissue injuries. I've been prepping for the last couple of we... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 06:47:55 EST February Whole 30. I am starting a w Whole 30 and would love some company, or any support/lessons learned. Sun, 31 Jan 2016 22:27:07 EST Wordgirl830 Hello everyone. I am Angela from the Houston, TX area. I am so excited to see this active group. I remember Ramona from another team and she is a great motivator. As soon as I saw her here, I knew I was in the right place. <BR> <BR> I have been having issues with h pylori off and on for the last three years. I am so tired of the creaking and pain in my knees and ankles and I am ready for change. I am so done with the stomach issues. One of my ex coworkers told me about Whole 30 and ho... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 22:07:17 EST Team goals? Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> I'd like some feedback/suggestions about what sort of goals would be helpful to people. The ones we had weren't being tracked by the majority of the team, and amongst those who were tracking, the degree of success at meeting them was very low. <BR> <BR> I may be crazy, but I think goals need to inspire people to be successful. <BR> <BR> I was thinking one goal related to exercise minutes per month? <BR> <BR> Another goal related to food and meal planning? <BR> <BR... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 01:56:00 EST THE COST OF EATING HEALTHY (note, I'm taking a bit of an extreme and harsh stance in this post, I expect debate and comments ... Bring it on) <BR> <em>496</em> <em>486</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> It has occurred to me that eating Paleo (or similar) is healthier. Probably because our ancestors who didn't do well with this diet were selected out over the tens of thousands of years. <BR> <BR> However, we have developed wheat and other cheaper calories. In short, I don't think that the worlds 7,500,000,00... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 21:51:12 EST Hair Care I fully switched to Henna only for color and haven't actually colored in months, its gray I want to cover. I have had all kinds of issues with my shampoo and conditioners being natural and whatnot but too moisturizing so my hair feels greasy! Its fine but curly so its a fine balance of not enough and too much. Anybody have baby fine frizzy hair? And know how to manage it without chemicals? Wed, 20 Jan 2016 06:56:48 EST Orthorexia? Have you seen this? <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=2063&amp;page=2 </link> <BR> <BR> Just got this in my emails from Spark this morning and I may be oversensitive but this annoyed the **** out of me! Seemed like a lot of this applied to the paleo "diet" and people's perception of it. "Eliminating groups of food..." (Paraphrasing) "...seen on the discussion boards about taking their own food to gatherings." <BR> <BR> I popped off and had to comment ... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 05:58:42 EST . Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START each day, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to practice self-control, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is w... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:44:42 EST TV Show "My Diet is better than yours" Hosted by Shaun T, creator of the workout sensation “Insanity,” the new reality series My Diet Is Better Than Yours features celebrity trainers coaching average Americans to lose weight and get in shape. Each trainer brings his/her own individually designed and wildly diverse diet and exercise plan to their contestant, and works with them to change their lives. <BR> <BR> The premise made me think of Biggest Loser, but then after a few minutes I see its totally different. Six Trainers for ... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 19:25:51 EST OUT-OF-T IS-WORLD Resource... ... for any UK team members! <BR> <BR> Primal Meats! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 100% Grass Fed Beef <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 100% Grass Fed Lamb <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:02:34 EST 2015s 100 Most Influential People... Health and Fitness <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <link><BR>-health-fitness-people </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This was an interesting read, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that a great many of them, if not actually Paleo, had Paleo affiliations. <BR> <BR> I was also really happy to see a great number of my own favourite gurus: Michael Pollon, Jamie Oliver,... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:28:46 EST Paleohacks?? That used to be a place where all the learned people in the Paleo community gathered. NOW I am on the email list and I am finding it highly commercialized and sometimes contradictory. Any thoughts on this? Wed, 13 Jan 2016 03:52:09 EST EXERCISE CHALLENGE! I have restarted my exercising: <BR> . . . . Walking 30 minutes outside every day <BR> . . . . Weight training at the gym 3 X week. <BR> . . . . 10,000 steps per day. <BR> <BR> This is enough to start with and it will be adjusted when appropriate. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 20:28:55 EST Paleo Garlic Breadsticks These are sooooo yummy! <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=3020091&amp;ff=1 </link> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:16:23 EST Toxic products you can buy that should be avoided I wanted to share something I received in my email, from PaleoGrubs. <BR> <BR> Greetings Paleo Warriors! <BR> <BR> Today I wanted to show you some of the most toxic products you can buy, and why it’s so important to avoid them on the Paleo Diet. When you’re on Paleo you’ll naturally be giving the body a break from all of the man-made junk sold to us as food and other goods. <BR> <BR> The Paleo Lifestyle <BR> <BR> Going Paleo is more than just changing your diet, but about adopting a he... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 16:43:10 EST Are you wondering about supplements? Ask, and ye shall receive, Roberta! <BR> <BR> Here's another whole thread for you to peruse: <BR> (found in the 'A Good Place to START' thread) <BR> <BR> Supplementation <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224<BR>x59271362 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> the Food-Related RESOURCE thread: <BR> <BR> Should SUPPLEMENTS be part of your Paleo lifestyle? <BR> <BR> <img src=" Fri, 8 Jan 2016 16:20:42 EST Eat VINTAGE rather than Paleo? This article gave me a lot of food for thought, and I'd like to know what everyone else thinks: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Low Fat, High Maintenance: How money buys lean and healthy–plus, an alternative path to both <BR> <link><BR>high-maintenance-how-money-buys-lean-a<BR>nd-healthy-plus-an-alternative-path-to-both/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Some of the thoughts I'm pon... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 15:09:59 EST Carb Flu Blues? Then you're on the right track! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Okay... perhaps you've gone gung ho Paleo or WHOLE30, or Primal, and instead of feeling a whole lot better, you're actually feeling worse. <BR> <BR> No, you haven't made a terrible mistake, you've just come down with a case of 'carb flu'... a natural by-product in the initial stages of a low-carb, whole foods diet until your body becomes adjusted to the lower levels of carb and you become a fat-burner. <BR> <BR> Carbs need a l... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 17:18:55 EST January 2016 3% Weight Loss Challenge is DONE! Okay! Here it is! <BR> <BR> The goal: Lose 3% of your body weight by February 1st! <BR> <BR> Your moderator/cheerleader for this challenge: TRISTANFLIGHT... check out his SparkPage: <BR> <link><BR>ISTANFLIGHT </link> <BR> <BR> The process: declare your intentions here, and commit your 3%... be accountable to, and supportive of, others by checking in here (at a minimum) weekly on Mondays! <BR> <BR> <em>530</em> <BR> Share tips! <BR> <em>530</em> ... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 12:22:32 EST So who's doing Whole30? (RECIPES) Here are a few resources that I just now came across... even if you're not specifically doing Whole30, these are great Paleo recipe resources: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pe-roundups/50-freezable-whole30-recipes/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 30+... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 18:48:13 EST Get back to grain free I feel so much better when I eat paleo, I've fallen off the paleo wagon this holiday season. <BR> <BR> I'm back, and feeling great! Sat, 2 Jan 2016 21:27:52 EST Paleo Dork! It is a discount email you can sign up for that gives online deals and book deals! I have gotten several deals so far and even some that were better left alone! lol (Paleo Coconut Oil chips!). <link> </link> Sat, 2 Jan 2016 01:15:02 EST Returning Member! I was a member of both SP and the Paleo Team before. I have had a hiatus that didn't do me any good and I am back now! I hope to be active on the team and welcome friends! Wed, 30 Dec 2015 22:14:51 EST Almond Cashew Butter What's the deal with Almond Cashew butter. Just bought my first jar. Its separated, which I understand is because its natural. But how do you mix it up? Its like trying to mix cement as it is already hardening. I wonder if I put it in the microwave it would soften up so I can stir it? <BR> I just wanted a little to put on my apple late night snack. Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> Thank you D Mon, 28 Dec 2015 21:27:41 EST Hello ... sort of paleo Hello. <BR> <BR> I'm not exactly paleo. I am a low carb person, and there is significant overlap. I'm also leaning towards what people have eaten over many thousands of years, not the last thousand or so. <BR> <BR> I hope to get ideas and camradery. <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Dec 2015 17:45:26 EST Hello fellow Carnivores! Hi everyone! I'm new to this group. <BR> <BR> Not new to eating close to paleo...I was eating very clean (no processed, very controlled carb) Nov-May last year and lost nearly 50 lbs...then I went to Charleston and let myself free-eat and drink and it never stopped after my 2 days there. I've gained back more than 30. <BR> <BR> Worse than the lbs (and TIGHT clothes), I'm constantly aching all over again. That was GONE. I was feeling SO good. I was still obese, but I wasn't in pain all the... Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:50:21 EST 7 Things to Pack for Paleo-Friendly Holiday Visits Check it out! Not what I expected, actually... and surprisingly interesting. It gave a different way to look at it: <BR> <BR> 7 Things to Pack for Paleo-Friendly Holiday Visits <BR> <link><BR>aleo-friendly-holiday-visits/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 12 Dec 2015 14:17:03 EST Hello Hi everyone, I am Belle. I did Paleo a two years ago and felt great, but then I started adding a cheat meal, then a cheat day, and before I knew it, I was off Paleo and back to carbs and fast food. I am restarting and recommitting for the long-haul this time. <BR> <BR> I am here for support, accountability, and to make a few like-mined-food friends. I hope to give as much as I receive. <BR> <BR> I need 30 minutes meals if anyone has suggestions. Fri, 11 Dec 2015 09:39:19 EST Paleo Party Rules! Apparently you can gracefully handle any social situation AND stick to your paleo guns with a few simple rules of thumb: <BR> <BR> <BR> Top 10 Paleo Party Rules <BR> <link><BR>-party-rules/#axzz3sWtOKxjB?utm_source<BR>=hootsuite </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> What are your best paleo party strategies? <BR> Which if the article rules will help you most at this stage of your paleo journey? <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Dec 2015 21:36:18 EST Losing too much weight? So I'm on the paleo diet and I just started a new job where I'm literally running around 8 hours a day. Because of this I have lost 5 pounds and now weight 110 (I'm 5'3"). I eat 90 grams of fat a day but it isn't helping me to keep the weight on. I was just wondering if there were fattier sources of meat I could use or if there were non-grain higher carb foods I could try. I eat sweet potatoes but they don't seem to be causing any weight gain. I personally am not too concerned with my weight ... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 12:22:10 EST Soups! What are your favorite? I'm talking easy soups - sautee a few veggies with some spices, add some stock, and give it a blend! <BR> <BR> I've recently made a carrot, ginger, coriander soup with veggie stock and coconut milk. That was really good. <BR> <BR> I also just made a parsnip, celery root/celeriac, apple soup with chicken stock and cinnamon and coriander. <BR> <BR> Both have been incredibly delicious, simple, easy, one pot soups, but I'm wondering what your favorite ones are? Sun, 6 Dec 2015 08:17:56 EST New Here in Southern California Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I actually am on day three of my Paleo restart. I am feeling kind of blah at the moment but I'm sure that is due to detox. Anyways I live in California with my husband and 3 kids and a German shepherd. We really enjoy getting outside (which we are doing more of now). We are trying to get the whole family back to a healthy state. Wed, 2 Dec 2015 15:51:13 EST New! Hi, I am new to the group. I am also new to the Paleo lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I want to live the Paleo lifestyle not only because I want to shed a few pounds, but because I am tired of being bloated and feeling like a slug because of all the carbs I eat. <BR> <BR> I am a carb addict for sure. It is nothing for me to eat 3 or 4 bowls of cereal in the evening. <BR> I am very addicted to processed foods like crackers, granola bars..anything carby that comes in a box. I can't have just one. <BR> ... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 12:27:59 EST One size does not *fit* all... including Paleo The "One Size Fits All" Diet Plan Is a Myth <BR> <link><BR>ps-nutrition/one-size-fits-all-diet-pl<BR>an-myth </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> "There are profound differences between individuals.... And these differences in digestion didn't just apply to junk foods. Even healthy foods provoked different responses in some people. The study used the example of a woman who was obese and diabetic despite trying to lose weight on every diet under the sun. During the s... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:05:41 EST FREE Cookboook Download <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>3441eb2eb7a4ac55c1/files/ThePaleoMom_s<BR>_Thanksgiving_Feast_optimized.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ...I've downloaded it myself and have been drooling over the recipes so I decided to share! <BR> <BR> ENJOY! <... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 23:04:31 EST Bad news for cadio junkies.... I love this article! <BR> <BR> • Bad News for Cardio Junkies <BR> <link><BR>st-cardio-part-27/#axzz3rQaIKrdR </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> "What’s better for altering body composition—resistance training alone, endurance training alone, or endurance training with resistance training? ...Some cardio can be beneficial, [but] it simply doesn’t work as well as we’ve been told it does. There are just better ways most of us can and should be spending our trainin... Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:18:07 EST What are you making for (Paleo) Thanksgiving? This is an EXCELLENT Holiday meal-planning/recipe resource! <BR> <BR> ...and being an E-BOOK, you have immediate access! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <link><BR>ok/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "These days, everyone at least knows someone who has Celiac or eats ... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 19:14:30 EST R.I.P. S.A.D (Standard American Diet): Paleo Grief <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A team member recently spoke very openly about her grief at having to give up certain foods forever. I very much appreciated her honesty. She spoke a loud what a lot of people feel/think, but don't feel comfortable enough to acknowledge. <BR> <BR> If you think about it, grieving what you are giving up is a very important and real part of making a successful transition to a susta... Sat, 14 Nov 2015 01:16:12 EST Offal ISN'T Awful! :) As I am going through the recipe/nutrition resource threads I am noticing that questions regarding nose-to-tail come up now and again with no answers, so I decide to post this here. I've also added it to both the recipes and resources threads. <BR> <BR> <BR> Ultimate Recipe Collection for OFFAL! <BR> <BR> One of the most challenging paleo ideas is nose-to-tail eating. Here is the most comprehensive resource to discovering offal isn't awful! <BR> <BR> The best place to acquire the less co... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 22:42:54 EST . . Thu, 12 Nov 2015 03:09:16 EST Paleo Diet vs Paleo Template (Lifestyle) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For your consideration as you begin your paleo journey, offered by Chris Kresser. <BR> <link><BR>-from-a-paleo-diet-to-a-paleo-template/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Over the last couple of years, as the popularity of the Paleo diet has expanded, a lot of controversy has emerged over exactly what a Paleo diet is. <BR> <BR> Part of the pr... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 02:31:47 EST Is your paleo lifestyle sustainable? Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> I read a great article at 'Mark's Daily Apple' by Mark Sisson: <BR> <link><BR>no-start-saying-yes/#axzz3qeLoap8e </link> <BR> <BR> It says, in part: "I know parents who have “yes” days with their kids—days when the kids can ask for just about anything (barring the hazardous, illegal, harmful or physically impossible) and the parents have agreed to go with it. While the idea assuredly raises some eyebrows and probably isn’t for ... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 01:52:48 EST High Carb, Low Carb, or No Carb? One of the most debated paleo concepts is the carbs... how much is too much, what is optimal, what foods are the best source of carbs. <BR> <BR> For women this is truly a key issue because carbs are the foundation of a healthy hormonal profile. Unless you are diabetic or have metabolic syndrome, typical paleo recommendations regarding carb levels may not work for you. <BR> <BR> This article offers some interesting ideas regarding how and why we must distinguish between health-promoting and ... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:05:57 EST Foods that can be eaten cold? I've been out of work since I started eating paleo but I'm going to be getting hours soon and that means I'll be eating at least one meal at work. The problem is I've given up using the microwave so I need ideas for meals that don't require the food to be heated. The only recipe I know so far is the avocado tuna salad, but I can't eat that every day. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for things I can eat. Even meat that could be pre-cooked but eaten cold would be great. I just can't thi... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 13:43:37 EST How much cardio/ movement is ideal? I read a few of the articles here on running and someone had noted that excessive cardio was bad for those with hormonal problems. I'm not sure if this exactly is my problem but I've suffered some hair loss and want to remedy this problem. I'm afraid that hormones may have something to do with this problem as well as my old diet of eating a load of sugar, processed foods, and tons of white bread. I've since given up gluten and grains (as they both bother me). I'm hoping this will help but I d... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 16:10:35 EST Paleo "yes!" day? Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How have things been in your Paleo/Primal corner of the world? What success have you to crow about? What challenges are currently informing your choices? <BR> <BR> <BR> From 'Mark's Daily Apple' by Mark Sisson: <BR> <link><BR>no-start-saying-yes/#axzz3qeLoap8e </link> <BR> <BR> "I know parents who have “yes” days with their kids—days when the kids can ask for just about anything (barring the hazardous, illegal, harmful or ph... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 16:04:26 EST Ideas for good pale snacks? I eat three meals a day but sometimes I get hungry in between. I eat enough fruit for breakfast so I don't really want to add that in as a snack. At the current moment I've been eating nuts as a snack but it's getting to where I'm eating a cup of nuts every day and I'd like to not OD on them. I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas for snacks besides fruit and nuts. Wed, 4 Nov 2015 18:46:06 EST ~ 30 Day Reset / Maintenance: NOV. 1 - NOV. 30 ~ RESET: DAY 4... working on giving up coffee/cream <BR> <BR> Good luck! <em>104</em> <em>220</em> Wed, 4 Nov 2015 15:32:48 EST Trying again on Sparkpeople <em>4</em> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> I have been away from Sparkpeople for about a year, and decided to see if you had a Paleo thread. I am terrible with eating plans, but I know Paleo is the best for my food allergies. I am excited to try it here. Wed, 4 Nov 2015 14:46:04 EST Pleasant Surprises I'm pretty new to Paleo and find myself experimenting a lot with substitutions for the sugary and starchy foods that made me fat and diabetic in the first place. Haven't had much luck with bread as the almond and coconut flour breads I've tried just have a disagreeable taste to me. But I must say that I am head over heels in love with cauliflower mash as a substitute for mashed potatoes. This stuff is awesome! Honestly, if I didn't know better I would hardly be able to tell them from pota... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 18:15:11 EST Nutrient dense foods for better hair growth... I lived a great deal of my life on high sugar garbage and because of it I have lost a great deal of hair. I'm hoping to reverse it and am wondering if there were any nutrient dense foods that may be able to help. I believe I have a gluten intolerance because I get bad reactions (like 39) so I'm not sure if the hair loss has been from gluten, excess sugar, bad nutrition, or all of the above. I'm eating a (mostly) paleo diet (I still eat a lot of peanut butter, a small amount of milk in recipes... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 15:39:18 EST Is the sparkpeople nutrition report accurate? So my sparkpeople nutrition report at the end of each day says I'm getting too much vitamin A and not enough iron. I'm beyond confused. It says the vitamin A overload is coming from excess animal products. I only eat around 1400 calories a day and I don't think I'm eating anything in excess. Besides that, how can I get more iron in my diet but cut down on animals products. Is anyone else having these issues? Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:59:14 EST Why I'm not panicking about bacon and cancer... World Health Organisation, meat &amp; cancer <BR> <link><BR>alth-organisation-meat-cancer/ </link> <BR> <BR> Is eating meat really A “Big Health Dilemma”? <BR> <link><BR>meat-really-a-big-health-dilemma </link> <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 23:21:46 EST Need advice on organ meats... I've heard organ meats are a super concentrated form of vitamins and I want to try to get all my minerals and vitamins in through food instead of supplements. Does anyone know what the best way to start adding them into your diet is? Mostly I'm looking for good recipes and places to find free range, antibiotic free organ meats. Whole Foods near me doesn't sell them (I'm in Chicago). Thanks a bunch :). Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:58:25 EST ~ 30 Day Reset / Maintenance: OCT. 1 - OCT. 30 ~ ~ DAY 4 of Reset ~ <BR> <BR> Starting over again, hopefully I will stay on track this time. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day and week ahead! ~ Dee <em>356</em> Sun, 4 Oct 2015 03:32:52 EST Ways to add fat to you diet? I realized lately that I wasn't getting enough fat in my diet and it was causing me to have issues with sleep. I eat three meals a day and almost never need a snack unless I'm doing a lot of activity. I was just wondering if anyone know of any easy ways to add more fat to your diet? I'm aiming for 30 a meal but I'm only coming in at twenty-something. Fri, 2 Oct 2015 15:59:25 EST hello Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all. <BR> <BR> I'm new to sparkspeople and also to paleo. <BR> <BR> I'm planning to try this out for 30 days (whole month of Sept) and then see how it goes. Today is Day 1. <BR> <BR> Had great success on low carb over 10 years ago. But couldn't stick to it cos I found it too restrictive. <BR> <BR> Hope this time around works better especially since I now cook for myself. I like the idea of eating well & eating clean. <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:19:55 EST ~ 30 Day Reset / Maintenance: Sept. 1 - Sept. 30 ~ Here is a new thread if anyone is interested in keeping track of their progress or to start a new 30 day reset. <BR> <BR> Good luck to all! <em>104</em> ~ Dee <em>220</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:52:51 EST Paleo/Primal Nutricion goals in SP Hi all, <BR> <BR> I will write an introduction later but a I have question first! <BR> <BR> How did you reset you nutritional goals in SP to match the Primal/Paleo diet? <BR> I've read some things on Marks daily apple, but still am not sure how to calculate my own numbers. Carbs is easy (50 to 100) but what about protein and fat? <BR> And calories, you just don't look at them? <BR> <BR> Thanks for your help! <BR> Rymke2-0 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 05:04:53 EST ~ Reset / Maintenance: Aug. 1 - Aug. 30 ~ Sorry... late creating the thread. <BR> <BR> I start Monday, 8/3/15 <em>334</em> Sun, 2 Aug 2015 02:06:07 EST ~ Paleo/Primal Reset: July 1 - July 30 ~ I will be officially be starting on July 5th. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:22:04 EST New Life, New Choices Hello! I'm a 30 something mom of 2 kids. I went through a tumultuous divorce, and was lucky enough to meet, 3 years later, a great guy who's supportive, and responsible. He thinks I'm beautiful the way I am, but I feel the need to lose the 40 or so extra lbs I'm carrying around. Can't wait to get to know some people on here, and utilize some of the information I've already picked up from Spark!! Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:40:33 EST New with stomach issues Hi, I started grain free on May26th. It helped my cravings and I do not miss the grains. I am lactose intolerant so I do not drink milk and I limit my cheese intake. I focus on whole foods and eat almost all of my meals at home. My problem is my stomach. It is so messed up. I have gone off nuts to see if it is the nuts, but no change. <BR> <BR> Does anyone deal with this or have any suggestions? <BR> <BR> Thank you. Sun, 14 Jun 2015 21:35:03 EST ~ Recovering from a Paleo Detour ~ “Falling off the wagon” sounds so harsh – let’s just call it a “detour” off the straight and narrow. Maybe it was a planned detour and you don’t regret a minute: that’s completely fine. Sometimes an experience or a special occasion is important enough to make nutrition a lower priority – that’s a sign that you have a full and engaging life. Everyone should have something in their life that’s more important than avoiding sugar. On the other hand, maybe your detour was a little less serendipit... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 14:07:42 EST ~ Paleo/Primal Reset Challenge: June 1- June 30 ~ <em>249</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 23:09:56 EST Vacation splurges. Last year I went to Disney World where eating paleo is nearly impossible. After the first day of eating SAD again I was in so much pain. I was doubled over in pain or in the bathroom for most of the trip. <BR> <BR> This year I am going to Italy for two weeks. Even though I love paleo, I want to be able to eat pasta and pizza when I am there. I'm just worried that if I do indulge I will be in horrible pain the whole vacation. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure there is a solution to this. I guess I'm j... Tue, 26 May 2015 14:30:47 EST New I went to a seminar on Primal Blueprint a while ago and was really intriqued. I've been following the program on my own until recently, except that I continued to drink milk (which I'd changed from Skim to 1% to get some fat content). I did not fully realize what a difference primal was making in the way I feel, until I fell completely off track a couple of days ago and starting eating breads and sweets again. Headaches, stiffiness and tiredness came back big time. <BR> I don't know anyone el... Mon, 18 May 2015 14:53:22 EST ~ Paleo Reset Challenge: MAY 1 - MAY 30 ~ ~ DAY 5 ~ <BR> <BR> IF: 13 hours <BR> LUNCH: Homemade turkey meatballs, stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes, cheese, mushrooms and baby spinach <BR> DINNER: chicken tortillas and loads of peppers and baby spinach <BR> SNACK: 1/2 cup pistachios and 1/2 handful of pecans/cranberries <BR> <BR> Exercise: Walking: 30 minutes <BR> <BR> ************************ <BR> <BR> ~ DAY 4 ~ <BR> <BR> IF: 17 hours <BR> LUNCH: chicken tortilla's and peppers <BR> DINNER: Spinach panek <BR> Snack: Dark ... Tue, 5 May 2015 07:51:18 EST New <img src=""> <BR> Hi, <BR> I'm Sundown I am going Paleo-Gluten Free, Veggie with Meat (if that makes sense) lol. I appreciate help with Paleo tips and tricks for reclaiming my health and weight, Thanks! Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:02:42 EST ~ Popular Paleo/Primal Podcasts ~ I love listening to Paleo/Primal & diet/health related podcasts. Here is a list of some of the podcasts that I have listened or are on my "to listen to" list:: <BR> <BR> This link contains podcasts from: <BR> <BR> - RHR: Chris Kresser <BR> - Balanced Bites <BR> - Health Nuts <BR> - Healthy Comedian <BR> - The Paleo View <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/podcasts/ </link> <BR> <BR> *************** <BR> Paleo Hacks: <BR> <BR> <link> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:54:45 EST New to Paleo - what is reset? What does reset mean? <BR> <BR> Also I am curious to what weight loss everyone has achieved and in time frame? Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:24:53 EST ~ Exercise Trumps Diet for Weight Control .... ~ Exercise Trumps Diet for Weight Control as We Age <BR> April 12, 2015 <BR> <BR> by Cathe Friedrich <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Exercise Trumps Diet for Weight Control as We Age <BR> <BR> It’s an age-old debate – which is more important for weight control, diet or exercise? According to some studies, diet, what you eat and how much, is more important than physical activity for weight loss. Proponents of this idea point out that n... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:22:21 EST Yummy Rolls I made these today. Loved them. Very small. Next time I would double the batch and freeze them. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lls/ </link> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:31:27 EST ~ How to Have a Paleo Friendly Cheat Day ~ A version of this article previously appeared on <link> </link> <BR> A few years back, cheat days were all the rage. <BR> <BR> Initially the idea of “stepping out” on your diet was met with skepticism, but as research emerged supporting the idea that taking a day off could actually speed the rate of fat loss, people increasingly jumped on board. <BR> <BR> Cheating isn’t a new idea by any stretch, nor is it going anywhere. Way back in the 20th century (1999, to be precise), B... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 08:00:25 EST I have a SCALE Addiction For most its chocolate, donuts bread etc.. <BR> For me its that D@#$@##$ scale <BR> <BR> I am determined not to weigh myself for 30 days...but man thats tough <BR> <BR> I weigh in the morning, i would weigh at lunch but work gets in the way..Then I would weigh before dinner, after dinner, after workout and after drinking tons of water.. <BR> <BR> Its awful.. <BR> I would throw it out the window as you all say, but I still need it.. Then of course I GOOGLE (NEVER GOOGLE), and found a scale... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 08:33:52 EST I'm New and already screwed up today! Sheesh! <BR> Well...I already had a plain donut and milk this morning alone! <BR> <BR> But the rest of the day will be better?? <BR> <BR> Anyway I am new - Mom & Grandma (47, but some say I look 30) - used Sparkpeople to help last time, and it work (obviously fell off the wagon). <BR> <BR> Am afraid to excercise as I get kind of fanatical about it - no happy mediums for me! <BR> <BR> Anyway big hello! <BR> <BR> Sam <BR> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:56:20 EST ~ Paleo Reset Challenge: April 1 - April 30 ~ ~ <em>249</em> : 4/1/15 ~ <BR> <BR> IF [Intermittent fasting] throughout the day. <BR> <BR> I am feeling a little nauseous for some reason, so I am going to drink lots of water and pomegranate white tea. <BR> <BR> I brought some almond milk to work and I have my primal whey protein powder at work so that I can have a protein shake later if I get too hungry. I also have some pistachios for snacking. <BR> <BR> I am happy to be able to start today. <BR> <BR> Good luck everybody, ... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:43:51 EST paleo/primal exercise ideas Another sparker recommended Mark Sisson's site and I was really interested in his primal/paleo exercise recommendations. They are in a free e-book called 'Primal Blueprint Fitness' at his website. <BR> <BR> His way of looking at exercise is refreshing. He recommends a reasonable mix of body weight strength training, sprinting/interval training, slow steady state workouts and play/rest. <BR> <BR> Has anyone here followed his plan or read his exercise material? I am really considering chang... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:12:47 EST VIDEO SERIES: The Truth About Cancer <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> REGISTER for FREE, here: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/spring5.php?a_aid=1618291# </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> * Episode 1: Modern Medicine & The Cancer Pandemic (March 30th) <BR>... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:04:41 EST NEW Weekly Paleo Cooking Show... ON-LINE! WOW! It is apparently only a matter of time before paleo is all over the airwaves! <BR> <BR> <BR> "Camille’s Paleo Kitchen is here to show the world that cooking can be nutritious, delicious, affordable and fun for the whole family. Camille believes that cooking delicious paleo meals at home is the key to having a happy, healthy family." <BR> <BR> <link><BR>son-1-episodes/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I really liked the show (she's a bit quirky), bu... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:41:53 EST Paleo TV Show!!! Wouldn't this be GREAT?!? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sarah Ballantyne says: <BR> <BR> "Paleo Bites is a cooking show, designed to bring the growing popularity of the Paleo diet to everyone’s kitchen with delicious recipes for home-cooked meals made with nourishing whole-foods ingredients. This includes a focus on easy-to-find budget-friendly foods that can be simply prepared to create a surprisingly delicious meal. I wan... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:46:34 EST ~ 30 Day Reset Food Guidelines /Reference ~ Starches, Dairy & processed foods seem to be the most questionable foods when it comes to the paleo reset. <BR> <BR> A list of acceptable foods from Chris Kresser's Personal Paleo 30 day reset guidelines <BR> <BR> ******************** <BR> EAT LIBERALLY: <BR> ******************** <BR> [... for those who are **doing their first reset** to determine inflammation, weight loss, etc.] <BR> <BR> STARCHES: <BR> <BR> Yams <BR> Sweet Potatoes <BR> Tapioca <BR> Yucca <BR> Plantains [fipr or un... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 03:38:24 EST Didn't mean to add a new topic Please remove it, and tell me how. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:19:39 EST ~ Paleo Reset Challenge: 3/1/15 - 3/30/15 ~ Hi guys, <BR> <BR> After the passing of my dog on Dec. 21st I kinda, no, I really, got off track and started eating all the foods that gave me comfort in the past, but equally caused me health problems and weight gain. Needless to say, "I have work to do" now. <BR> <BR> I thought it would be great if we could do a 30 day reset together so that we can offer support for one another and provide motivation. <BR> <BR> I will be following Chris Kresser's Personal 30 Day Reset, but you can chos... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:42:04 EST Beans and Peanuts I am just curious as to why beans are not a paleo food and also why do peanuts get grouped in with beans but other nuts don't? It's strictly curiosity, I don't miss either food item, I never ate beans a lot and I prefer cashews or almonds to peanuts anyway, but a family member asked me why I could not eat beans and I did not have an answer. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:32:10 EST How To Eat Paleo When Sick - Suggestions I need some suggestions, I am new the Paleo diet but not new the gluten free life style. I just recently joined this forum but I have not had an opportunity to get to know any on the team yet or to post anything other than to introduce myself. <BR> <BR> Here is my my question, I just starting eating the Paleo way about three weeks ago then I got sick and now I am just off food completely. The thought of eating meat, eggs etc is just a turn off plus I don't have the energy to cook anything ... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:47:08 EST ~ Paleo diet” vs Paleo template” ~ <em>213</em> I found this article interesting, written by Chris Kresser. Let's talk about it! <BR> <BR> ******************************* <BR> Beyond Paleo: moving from a “paleo diet” to a “paleo template” <BR> by Chris Kresser <BR> <BR> Over the last couple of years, as the popularity of the Paleo diet has expanded, a lot of controversy has emerged over exactly what a Paleo diet is. <BR> <BR> Part of the problem is that there are now a number of authors and bloggers – from Mark Sisson ... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:25:09 EST ~ Andy Deas’ Coconut/Apple Pudding Recipe ~ See Recipe index Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:01:39 EST ~ Andy Deas' Coconut Apple Pudding ~ See recipe index Mon, 16 Feb 2015 22:51:49 EST Pineapple Recipes? My taste buds have really changed since adopting the Paleo lifestyle, and I find I like so many more real foods now. One of those foods is the pineapple I used to push aside as gross garnish on my plate. <BR> <em>488</em> <BR> I bought a pineapple, and now I have no idea what to do with it! I'm sure I'll save some just for snacking, but I'd really like some ideas for cooking with it (I cook for one, so one pineapple is lots). <BR> <BR> Any ideas? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:30:31 EST ~ PRODUCT REVIEW: Fat Works: Leaf Lard &Tallow ~ ... taken from "The Paleo Review" <BR> <BR> Fat Works Leaf Lard & Pure Tallow <BR> <BR> A few months ago during my Autoimmune Paleo experiment, I was looking for safe alternative cooking fats. As I read Mickey Trescott's Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, she recommended lard and tallow as AIP friendly alternatives. Having been around paleo a while, I know that the key with animal fat is that it come from pastured/grass fed animals. So, after searching the internet a bit, I came across Fatworks... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:59:17 EST anyone do this too??? I want this lifestyle. I am grain free and dairy free. I have gone to the store to buy grocery items that I think are healthy and follow a Paleo/Gastric Bypass patient lifestyle. Then I read something on here and think.. OH CRAP.. I messed up, what was a thinking. I shop costco a lot, so you can imagine the bulk lol. I bought Hummus thinking great protein for myself as a RNY patient and it is not a grain, then I read here, hummus is a bean... I KNOW THIS, OMG, so much to remember. <... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:16:29 EST ~ Exercise guideline suggestions ~ MAYO CLINIC GUIDELINES: How much should the average adult exercise every day? <BR> <BR> Answers from Edward R. Laskowski, M.D. <BR> <BR> For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends these exercise guidelines: <BR> <BR> - AEROBIC TRAINING: Get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. You also can do a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. The guidelines suggest that you spread ou... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:59:16 EST ~Losing inches, not pounds, with diet & exercise~ FROGLEGJACK asked the question: "Should I be happy with inches lost and no scale movement?" <BR> <BR> I wanted to provide more information regarding "pounds vs inches"... I found this article on I hope that you find it helpful! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> vs <em>7</em> <BR> <BR> You’ve been diligently watching what you eat and hitting the gym with regularity – but the numbers on the scale haven’t budged. You do notice your clothes fitting mor... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:37:43 EST How much “lost pleasure” have you suffered... ...since going paleo? <BR> <BR> "A series of FDA regulations that go into effect this year require that chain restaurants, grocery store chains selling prepared food, large vending machine operators, movie theaters and amusement parks all display calorie counts on their menus. Within that document is an estimate that this caloric information will cause consumers to “suffer” up to $5.27 billion in “lost pleasure” over 20 years by virtue of fewer french fries and other fattening favorites." <B... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 14:35:27 EST FREE On-line Seminars for 2015! Check out some of the many supporting resources available on-line for FREE: <BR> <BR> <em>530</em> <BR> The Healthy Gut Summit <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Each day, new presentations will ONLY be available at 10 A.M. U.S. Eastern Time until the next day at 9:59 A.M. U.S. Eastern Time. <BR> <BR> EVENT SCHEDULE: <BR> <link><BR>ontact_key=a95a3efd5d2d0c13a7bb7477b4d<BR>bfa7a82edefdc62d9dc8ded9caad3f0a7eb79 </link> <BR> <... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 12:56:07 EST Feedback, please I'm looking for any kind of feedback on what could possibly be blocking my loosing weight. I'm about ready to give up. I am so depressed right now. Since starting this in Jan. of this year, I've only lost about 4 or 5 lbs. ( I lost 6 or 7 back in Dec. gained some back and lost it again, on top of loosing 4lbs when I had a stomach bug, but that came right back too) My scale just fluctuates SO much, it is very frustrating. Anyway, to have cut the amount of calories that I have for most of the t... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 13:58:32 EST Salad Dressings: Primal from Marks Daily Apple <link><BR>-diy-salad-dressings/#axzz3QtDLk9Zs </link> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 11:46:47 EST Need creamy salad dressing..ideas I'm new to paleo and really need a creamy dressing. <BR> Anyone have a great recipe? Thu, 5 Feb 2015 08:59:35 EST Recommended carbs daily I am working on Paleo. Right now I am doing well with no sugar, no flour and no dairy. As I track my foods daily what is the range of recommended carbs? Thank you. Wed, 4 Feb 2015 12:10:45 EST What About Rice? I've heard a LOT of conflicting advice about rice. Based on my research, I'm thinking white rice and rice noodles are OK in reasonable quantities, but don't really have any nutritive value to speak of. At least I hope so...I'm slurping a bowl of pho right now. <BR> <BR> I'm a little confused on this one. I am not die hard Paleo...I can't quit anything cold turkey or I set myself up to fail. But the more I learn, the more I appreciate the health benefits of the diet choices. <BR> <BR> What i... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 19:27:56 EST counting calories Hi, <BR> I have been tracking my food for almost a month now to get myself on track. At this point, I know what I can and cannot eat. So the question is are you guys counting calories or tracking your food? I am thinking about not worrying so much about tracking now that I have cleaned my diet up. Do you think that tracking is something that is necessary? <BR> Mary Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:52:44 EST whats in your coffee? I use sweet in low and coconut milk. i love the sweet taste in my coffee. Anyone have ideas for sweetener in coffee that is Paleo??? I used to dump huge amounts of sugar in my coffee so sweet in low is an improvement for me, but I know it is not the best. I would love to hear what everyone puts in their coffee. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:06:56 EST Free Paleo e-Books I follow Just Eat Real Food on Facebook and a couple times a week they post links to free paleo e-Books for Kindle. Heads up that occasionally one sneaks in that isn't free. They aren't any books that you'd find in a bookstore, but I've found a few good recipes in a couple of them. I don't have a Kindle, but I use them through the Kindle app on my phone and computer. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:41:27 EST relapse Last night was not good. After having the yucky shrimp and butternut squash soup, I was disappointed and hungry. Then after arguing with my husband over his Mother (again, lol) I gave into temptation and made some popcorn. Of course I still felt bad about doing that today and ended up eating a handful of chips. What a horrible domino effect and also a very destructive habit I also fall into. I don't feel like I want to just blow everything and give up yet but it's very hard staying on track. ... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 13:35:24 EST Diabetic? Chris Kessler wrote a really good blog post about using the paleo or primal approach to treat diabetes. My doc is thinking that I need insulin. I was wondering if I could get some paleo feedback? Wed, 7 Jan 2015 11:22:03 EST quick meal ideas???? Good evening! I am new to Paleo and trying to find quick meal ideas for myself and family. I have a husband and two daughters and only I am going Paleo right now, but when I can I want to be making Paleo meals for them too. My problem is being able to make quick meals for those busy nights when there is a lot going on. Like tonight for example; I had crock pot orange sesame chicken, mashed sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts planned but... I forgot to start the chicken this morning so had to s... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 20:56:04 EST Nom Nom Paleo cookbook I received a Nom Nom Paleo cookbook for Christmas, there are so many recipes to try I don't know where to start. Anyone have any recommendations? Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:28:54 EST I need buddies!! HELP! <BR> <BR> I'm new and I came here because I'm looking for a support group to help me with my goals. I'm looking to lose 40lbs and gain my life back. I'll journal almost daily and track my progress and it'd be great to have some people to share this journey with :) Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:58:14 EST Celiac, new to paleo :) Hi all, <BR> <BR> I have Celiac disease, so I removed wheat/rye/barley from my diet about 10 years ago, when I was diagnosed. I feel like I may becoming sensitive to some of the grains that I still eat, so I am excited to go without them and see how I feel (though I do love me some grains)! I'd like to feel awesome instead of okay :). <BR> <BR> Looking forward to learning from you all! Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:23:55 EST New to Paleo!! Hello Everyone! I am new to Paleo and very excited about it. I lost 5 pounds in my first 2 days of my trial run :) I'm thinking this was a difficult time to start Paleo, with the holidays coming up, but I'm going to give it my all. I love, love, love sugar. So that's been difficult. How is everyone else doing? Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:45:08 EST southwestern casserole We tried another new recipe tonight. It was a bit of work, mainly because I don't have a food processor so I had to grate the sweet potatoes by hand. But it made a good amount and we liked it. Another for the win column. People who say Paleo food is boring, aren't really trying! We've tried so many new things and have only had one dinner we didn't really like. <BR> <BR> If I did this right, here's the link<BR>asserole#more-5411 <BR> <BR> If I didn'... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:29:01 EST New to group Not seeing recent posts anybody active in this group? Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:45:07 EST Whipped topping I found a recipe for pumpkin custard (like the filling of pumpkin pie). It's very good, but needs a dollop of whipped"cream". I tried whipping full fat coconut milk, but it just got frothy. Is there a way to make whipped cream without using dairy? I haven't looked at the store to see if there's one to buy. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:49:50 EST Hi (: To be honest, I'm a bit addicted to sugar in every form. But I've read up on the paleo diet for the past month or so and it really seems worth trying... so here we are. Feel free to add me as a friend so we can motivate each other (: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:57:05 EST Still a little confused So in order to lose weight you need to stay under a certain caloric intake. I read somewhere that IF you keep carbs under 75(?) grams you dont need to count calories? When I ate LOW carb (20 ish) then yes I could eat all the fat and meat I wanted, but lately my carb count has been hovering around 80-110 grams per day (all healthy carbs). <BR> <BR> So with a carb count that high, I am better to keep an eye on my caloric intake correct? If I dont want to count calories, I need to count carbs?... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:43:13 EST Hi Everyone! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Lo, I just joined SP and i'm on my journey to lose 25lbs! Please visit my page and add me as a friend so we can motivate each other! Thanks! Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:18:50 EST Umami Gravy I still cannot get over how darn GOOD this gravy recipe is. In all honesty it reminds me of a good thick chicken gravy (without all the thickeners, yet still thick). I actually prefer this over the old standard gravy I used to eat. This is from the people at NomNomPaleo <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> •½ ounce dried porcini mushrooms <BR> •2 tablespoons ghee (or fat of choice) <BR> •2 onions, diced <BR> •1 teaspoon tomato paste <BR> •½ teaspoon fish sauce <BR> •½ pound cremini mushrooms, s... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:57:15 EST Heart of the matter - Australian movie, banned So interesting, watch it while it is still on youtube. Before it gets taken down from there. <BR> <BR> <link><BR> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:42:16 EST Carob Fudge Easy carob fudge (yes, you can substitute cocoa powder if you like). <BR> <BR> Must have food processor to do this though. <BR> <BR> Fudge: <BR> 2 cups raw cashews <BR> 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut <BR> 12 medjool dates pitted and softened <BR> 1 cup carob powder <BR> 1/2 cup pure maple syrup <BR> pinch of fine sea salt <BR> <BR> Ganache: <BR> 1/2 cup carob powder <BR> 1/2 cup pure maple syrup <BR> 1/4 cup coconut oil <BR> pinch of fine sea salt <BR> <BR> Fudge base: <BR> <BR> Lin... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:57:06 EST New and Overwhelmed I have just started on paleo and spark people today. Any tips so I don't feel so overwhelmed? Fri, 3 Oct 2014 13:52:46 EST 10/01/14 - SSOPNC Day 25: Your Paleo LIFESTYLE Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 24. Reject the meaningless concepts of "moderation" and "balance" as applied to diet. Instead, identify your range of healthy foods, then eat a wide variety of those foods. Try new foods, as your tastes will change over time. People will consume different... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:44:45 EST 09/30/14 - SSOPNC Day 24: N=1... Paleo Your Way Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 23. Pay attention to your body; experiment to find what foods work best for you. If you have health problems like autoimmune disease, test foods by a process of elimination. Try completely removing potentially problematic foods -- like gluten, dairy... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:35:34 EST 09/29/14 - SSOPNC Day 23: Sleep Plenty, Sleep Well Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 22. Sleep plenty and sleep well. Take time off time to recover from workouts. Don't abuse your body by failing to give it the rest it requires. <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'paleo' your preferred nutritional a... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:35:20 EST 09/28/14 - SSOPNC Day 22: Eliminating Fat... ...from YOUR BODY! :) <BR> <BR> <BR> Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 21. If you wish to lose (fat) weight, lower your carbohydrate intake to about 50 grams per day or less. Limit tubers, fruit, dairy, and nuts. Be sure to lose that weight gently: eat only when you're hungry, but don't... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:04:30 EST 09/27/14 - SSOPNC Day 21: Becoming Fat-Adapted Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 20. Some people require a few weeks to adjust to eating a paleo diet. It's not uncommon to feel a bit lethargic or foggy while the body transitions to using fat rather than carbohydrates as its major source of fuel. You can choose to dive in whole h... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:56:54 EST What changes have you experienced... since going Paleo/Primal? <BR> <BR> Physical changes, emotional changes, spiritual changes? <BR> <BR> A few more questions for my fellow whole food travelers: <BR> <BR> How long have you been following Paleo or Primal guidelines? <BR> <BR> What else have you incorporated into your life other than changing what you eat? Deliberate sun bathing? More or less movement? Conscious efforts at relieving stress? Or anything else you've been doing on your quest for good health? <BR> <BR>... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:15:00 EST 09/26/14 - SSOPNC Day 20: Supplementation Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 19. Supplement with vitamin D, based on your blood levels. Consider the following supplements as well: cod liver oil and butter oil; iodine and selenium; magnesium and potassium; vitamin K2; fish oil. Try to get as much good nutrition from real food... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:04:11 EST Have you figured out your optimal macros? After reading through the thread, "Is a low carb diet ruining your health?"', I was very curious to see what macros - fat/protein/carbs - my fellow paleo and primal folks find most effective for your needs. Also if you don't mind noting what you're aiming to achieve - weight loss, better fitness, building strength, getting a health issue under control, etc... <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance, friends! <em>30</em> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:17:19 EST 09/25/14 - SSOPNC Day 19: Eat Organ Meats/Marrow Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 18. Be adventurous: don't neglect organ meats and bone marrow. Make homemade stock made from leftover bones. <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'paleo' your preferred nutritional approach? Have you found any resourc... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:02:55 EST Hi guys I have tons of food Oral allergies/intolerances, eosinophilic esophagitis. I kind of dabbled with the southbeach diet and the candida diets. I have been semi good with my food allergy diet over the years, but keep battling bacterial and fungal infections. I had only rice, corn, oats and quinoa for the past 2 years. I love my sugar and had not religiously stopped but have purchased honey and stevia. I love my enjoy life chocolate bars and my delicious ice creams and frozen yogurts. I just star... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:21:16 EST 09/24/14 - SSOPNC Day 18: Fermented /Cultured Food Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 17. Fermented and cultured foods -- like yogurt, kefir, and homemade sauerkraut -- are beneficial for your gut bacteria. Enjoy them! <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'paleo' your preferred nutritional approach? Ha... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:53:52 EST 09/23/14 - SSOPNC Day 17: Eat Tubers... Maybe Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 16. If tolerated well, eat some tubers like sweet potatoes. Some people seem to tolerate modest quantities of white potatoes, but others don't. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of carbohydrates for athletes. Try limiting or avoiding tubers if ... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:29:16 EST How low should you go?Paleo limba I read an interesting article in Chris Kessler daily email, about low carbs and the paleo/primal diet. If I was super cool like _ramona, I could paste the link.. but the point of the article was that you should pick your carb range based on your health and goals. I have some adrenal gland issue, plus I want to lose weight, so according to this article, and Mark's daily apple, I should aim for under 100 carbs a day. The problem is getting there. I need some suggestions on getting to a mildl... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:24:34 EST Help with the hunger? I'm fairly new to paleo, mostly just trying to stem the effects aging is having on my body (so much rounder! and softer! and all blobby.) by cutting down on grains and increasing the amount of whole foods I'm eating. That ends up looking like some sad cousin of paleo/primal eating. <BR> <BR> While I can lose some weight eating the way I am, I feel viciously deprived most of the time. I'm hungry All. Day. Long. And after 4-5 days of this, I am verrrrry prone to binging on alcohol and tater t... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:22:43 EST 09/22/14 - SSOPNC Day 16: Eat Nuts... in Balance Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 15. Eat nuts, if you like, but beware the omega-6 load in some nuts. Grouped and ranked from least to most omega-6 content, we find: (good) macadamias; (okay) cashews, hazelnuts, almonds, and pistachios; (worse) pecans, brazil nuts, and pinenuts; an... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:28:52 EST 09/21/14 - SSOPNC Day 15: Dairy... The Controversy Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 14. If tolerated well, eat some high-fat dairy, preferably raw and/or fermented. Avoid low-fat dairy like the plague. You might need to limit dairy if you're trying to lose weight. It can be helpful for building mass, however. <BR> <BR> <BR> What ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:27:33 EST 09/20/14 - SSOPNC Day 14: Eat Fruit Sparingly Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 13. Eat fruit sparingly. Fruits are often high in sugars, particularly fructose: tropical fruits are the worst; berries are the best. Fructose is particularly hard on the liver. <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'p... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:28:18 EST Hello I have struggled with weight for more than 25 years....well, it wasn't much of a struggle....the pounds won! But with determination and a sense of humor all is possible. I will never get down to my original weight...I personally think 6 lbs 4 oz is a little TOO far....but 150 lbs is an achievable goal. Any help, encouragement or just plain old fashioned friendly advise is welcome. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:24:16 EST 09/19/14 - SSOPNC Day 13: Eat Vegetables! Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 12. Eat vegetables, but don't think of them as the holy of holies. They are particularly good when slathered in good fats. Beware the goitrogenic effects of some vegetables, particularly when eaten raw. <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you ... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:16:13 EST Free Paleo book today on Amazon for Kindle The book is: Everyday Paleo For Beginners: Everything You Need to Kick-Start the Paleo Diet [Kindle Edition] <BR> Dana Summers (Author) <BR> <BR> I haven't read this book, but free is good! I just downloaded it. I'm not sure how long it will be availabe for free. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ginners-Everything-ebook/dp/B00HX9DYRW<BR>%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAI577GW2METHB3K<BR>7Q%26tag%3Dbookcycling-20%26linkCode%3<BR>Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953<BR>%2... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:26:03 EST 09/18/14 - SSOPNC Day 12: Ditch Standard 'Cardio' Hey, everybody! Sorry I'm not around much this week... it's welcome week at school, and this means A LOT of time out of the house... on top limited time, my computer has decided to act up a bit. I'm glad to see that some discussion is still happening. Keep it up! I'll be back with my comments, as soon as I am able (today is meet the teacher and family scavenger hunt)! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <B... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:41:50 EST First batch of questions OK, so they keep piling up and I realize if I don't start asking they'll just keep piling... so here goes: <BR> <BR> What is coconut Aminos and why/how do they get used in cooking? <BR> <BR> I see canned pumpkin used a lot in recipes, but the only ones I see have sugar. Is there a way to make it from scratch? <BR> <BR> How do I judge my ratio and how do I know I am keeping to that ratio. Why is the ratio important? <BR> <BR> Is coconut sugar allowed? <BR> <BR> What is the difference betw... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:30:36 EST 09/17/14 - SSOPNC Day 11: Eat Fish & Shellfish Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 10. Eat fish and shellfish periodically, preferably caught wild rather than farm-raised. <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'paleo' your preferred nutritional approach? Have you found any resources you use/recommend... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:52:24 EST ACV reaction I have taken to using acv on my salads for lunch, but noticed the past few days a burning sensation on my skin immediately after consumption. No redness, just the sensation. <BR> The only thing I can think of is the acv. <BR> Has anyone heard of this reaction before? Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:21:38 EST struggling to eat Paleo My name is Lilli. I am fairly new to the Paleo lifestyle. I'm find myself sabotaging my efforts and procrasting exercise. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:44:06 EST 09/16/14 - SSOPNC Day 10: Eat Eggs! Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 9. Eat eggs, preferably from pastured chickens. Eggs enriched with omega-3s are a good option too. Prefer nutrient-dense egg yolks to nutrient-poor egg whites. <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'paleo' your preferr... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:18:19 EST 09/15/14 - SSOPNC Day 9: Eat High-Quality Meat Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 8. Eat plenty of high-quality meat, preferably from pastured animals. Grass-fed meats have a better ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 polyunsaturated fats than grain-fed meats. Avoid meats treated with antibiotics and hormones, if feasible: the animals ar... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:17:29 EST 09/14/14- SSOPNC Day 8: Watch Your Omega 3/6 Ratio Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 7. Watch your ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 polyunsaturated fats, as well as your total omega-6 intake. Most people eat far too much omega-6, both absolutely and relatively. Today, the average ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in Western diets is 17:1, but ... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 01:46:05 EST 09/13/14 - SSOPNC Day 7: Don't Eat Beans/Legumes Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> 6. Don't eat beans and other legumes. If you choose to eat some legumes, eat them sparingly and prepare them to minimize toxins, such as by soaking them. <BR> <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'paleo' your preferred nutritional appr... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:33:57 EST 09/12/14 - SSOPNC Day 6: Don't Eat Soy Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 5. Don't eat soy. Some fermented soy might be okay, if tolerated. However, all soy is goitrogenic and contains estrogen-mimicking hormones. <BR> <BR> What does this mean for you personally, as you make 'paleo' your preferred nutritional approach? H... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:28:45 EST 09/11/14 - SSOPNC Day 5: Eat Saturated Fat Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 4. Don't eat modern oils derived from grains and seeds -- such as canola oil, corn oil, or soy oil. Make your own mayonnaise and salad dressing. Don't eat fried foods in restaurants: rancid vegetable oils are standard for frying. Avoid all hydrogena... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:24:55 EST 09/10/14 - SSOPNC Day 4: Reduce/E liminate Sugar Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? Any new considerations about grains to share? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> 3. Don't eat sweets: avoid sugar, corn syrup, agave nectar, honey, maple syrup, and artificial sweeteners. If you must have some sweetener for a dish, you might try a bit of stevia. With time, your taste... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:10:10 EST 09/09/14 - SSOPNC Day 3: Don't Eat Grains Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's discussion point from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh: <BR> <BR> #2. Don't eat wheat, corn, rice, or other grains. If you choose to eat some grains, eat them sparingly and prepare them to minimize toxins, such as by sprouting and soaking. Wheat seems to be the worst of all the grains, while rice seems to be the m... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:48:14 EST The Women's Gluten-Free Health Summit TIME SENSITIVE Resource: The Women's Gluten-Free Health Summit <BR> September 8th - 12th, 2014 <BR> <BR> I just want to say that this summit is so worth the time it takes to listen!!!! <BR> <BR> All talks this week (four a day) are under a half hour each, the audio quality is the best I've ever heard for these summits, and the FREE gifts are AWESOME... Dr. Daniel Kalish is giving away an e-copy of his latest book... 184 pages of the best information you could possibly have explaining the in... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 12:27:25 EST Interesting Resource (Paleo Podcasts) Relentless Roger and the Caveman Doctor <BR> <link>relentlessrogerandthecavemandoctor.l<BR> </link> Mon, 8 Sep 2014 03:28:40 EST 09/08/14 - SSOPNC Day 2: Eat Real Foods Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> How did yesterday go? What did you eat? Any concerns about your plan? Found any new Paleo food/recipe resources? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> As I mentioned, I'm going to be posting a point each day from 'Modern Paleo Principles' by Diana Hsieh, for discussion, so here we go! <BR> <BR> A "paleo" approach to health uses the evolutionary history of homo sapiens, plus the best of modern science, as a broad framework for guiding daily choices about diet, fitness, medicine, ... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 01:33:34 EST 09/07/14 - SSOPNC Day 1: Are You Ready? Hi, everybody! I hope your weekend is going well so far, and that you are ready to begin the September Shades of Paleo Nutrition Challenge (SSOPNC)! <BR> <BR> The thread introducing the Challenge and all Challenge Threads (and some really good conversation) can be found here: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=11888x28224<BR>x58997789 </link> <BR> <BR> Today, please share with us the Paleo Plan you will follow, any modifications you are making, ... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 01:26:11 EST Under eating? I was going to post this on SP community message boards, but realized I would have too many people focus on the fact I am paleo instead of my actual issue. So I figure it would be better to turn to my other paleo eaters. Since I know its not what I am eating but how much. <BR> I have been under eating without realizing it. I am 20/80 paleo and eat mainly nuts, meat (no pork) and lots of veggies and fruit. I do eat yogurt specifically for the cultures. Been paleo off and on for over 2 year... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 17:20:24 EST New Dietary Guidelines for Americans Interesting blog entry (Adele Hite is all about the science, AND a registered dietician... which does not make her popular in her field of choice)... I read this blog because I don't have the patience to read all the studies with a fine tooth awareness: <BR> <BR> <BR> Dietary Guidelines for Americans: We don’t need no stinkin’ science <BR> <link><BR>guidelines-for-americans-we-dont-need-<BR>no-stinkin-science/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Does anyone... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 11:54:10 EST Time Sensitive Offer THE GRAIN-FREE SNACKER & INDULGE: <BR> <link><BR>/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I bought 'Indulge' when it first came out, and every recipe has been wonderful! It also taught me the ins and outs of gluten-free baking/cooking techniques. <BR> <BR> The thing is, even if you don't normally cook with a cookbook (I never have before Paleo), there is a learning curve to transcribing your favourite recipes and cooking style, and using Paleo ingredients to their b... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:23:38 EST Shades of Paleo Nutrition Challenge! Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> September is one of those months where SparkPeople typically sees an influx of new members, as do most teams. I thought, perhaps, a Paleo nutrition Challenge might be helpful to us paleo veterans (new ideas, fresh outlook), and encouraging to those who are just starting out (of late, I've noticed a number of newbies making similar mistakes and being disappointed with their results... the biggest being trying to re-invent the wheel without really understanding the full... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:20:44 EST Is a Low-Carb Diet Ruining Your Health? Hi everybody! <BR> <BR> I had a gut reaction to this (the title alone got my hackles twitching, LOL): <BR> <BR> Is a Low-Carb Diet Ruining Your Health? <BR> <link><BR>ruining-your-health </link> <BR> <BR> I ran a gamut of emotions... sometimes I get really tired of trying to figure it all out, too, and when something surfaces to challenge what I 'know' (HA!) to be true, it's disconcerting, to say the least. <BR> <BR> However, by the time I got to the... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:58:40 EST Depression: Disease—or a Symptom of Inflammation? Very Interesting article: <BR> <link><BR>ease-or-a-symptom-of-inflammation </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Before adopting an anti-inflammatory protocol, I struggled with depression.... never so much so that I had to turn to medication... though now that I think about it, perhaps I should have... but enough that it interfered with my life, and made getting through each day a little more complicated... a chronic low-grade, 'low' with occasional bright spot... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:12:23 EST How do you track everything? I think I have a handle on the foods I want to eat. But I keep reading about how many carbs, and % of fat etc etc. I'm not losing weight, (but feeling way better and not gaining weight which says a lot!) so I think it's time to fine tune the amounts of food I eat. <BR> <BR> But honestly, my mornings are throw veggies in a pan, run around the house until they are cooked, throw some eggs on top, throw a bunch of veggies into a bag for lunch, and eat breakfast on my way out the door (or someti... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:23:38 EST Not losing Well, I don't really want to be that person that complains...but I've been really good again for 10 days now and I'm not losing like I did back in March. I'm not sure why. <BR> <BR> Breakfast is eggs and avocado <BR> Lunch is usually grilled chicken <BR> Dinner is more chicken or beef with either roasted veggies or salad <BR> Drinks are water, some tea with organic honey, an occasional bad drink (the drive-through coffee place near my house makes a killer iced mocha - but I've only had 2 in... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:21:47 EST Snack Ideas I am having trouble with in between snack meals for weekdays. I'm out of my house for a minimum of 12 hours a day. I pack lunch and snacks to get me through. I realized I am probably eating too much fruit. Does anybody have some good ideas for in between meals? Thansks! Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:36:09 EST Purchase Paleo Help Anyone ever purchase a paleo help guide of some sort? I almost bought the nom nom paleo recipe book (it was on sale) but felt like it was still not in my finance so I didn't. <BR> <BR> But I'm looking at paleo leap website and they have some guides that seem very helpful/visual. First month is $1 and $9 after that. Even if I only do it for one month, it's not bad, but I don't want to be a sucker, even if it is for $1. :) <BR> <BR> Other reason why I ask, is hubby just agreed to "do" paleo h... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:36:47 EST How did I do with this recipe Tried to convert a new recipe to paleo last night. So how did I do? (PS it was really tasty!) <BR> <BR> 4 Cups of sliced Yellow Squash (Fresh out of our garden) <BR> 1 Whole Onion sliced <BR> 1/4 Sliced Almonds (I added this, it wasn't in the original recipe) <BR> 2 eggs <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup of butter - I used Kate's Home Made Butter with sea salt that is gluten free, so I was hoping it was grass fed... <BR> <BR><BR>-Butter_butter-sticks.html <BR> <B... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:03:57 EST Side dish/carb alternative that ISN'T cauliflower. Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm still getting my feet wet when it comes to Paleo and I need some ideas for side dishes / carb alternatives that don't involve cauliflower - because I'm starting to get sick of it LOL. <BR> <BR> I know about spaghetti squash, slicing up zucchini for "pasta" and Sweet potato anything... but outside of that, any other suggestions for a "carb" replacement? <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:48:24 EST Afternoon "slump" Thanks for the discussion about the afternoon binge and thanks for the info, Ramona! <BR> <BR> I'm hoping for some help of my own. <BR> <BR> I am having a difficult time at work...I'm getting TIRED after eating! Today I had Cantaloupe for breakfast at 8:00. I have to wait a few hours after I wake before I eat. As a snack, I had egg salad: 2 HB eggs, a few tbsp of Avocado and Paleo-friendly mayo + salt. I felt great after both "meals". I had a ton of energy. I was very busy at work (I'... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 23:58:49 EST Transitioning to paleo--but what about juicing too I'm getting ready to start a paleo lifestyle soon. Hopefully within 2 weeks after I burn up the last few groceries. <BR> <BR> I noticed way long ago that carbs just kill me. I love them, but it's just not a mutual love. I am about 370 and furious about it. The math just doesn't add up. I put on 150 of it within about 2-3 years. I've always struggled to keep it off. But thyroid is normal, no weird deficiency, and other than a crappy lipid panel, nothing obvious. I'd own 100 of that from P... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:39:39 EST Afternoon "binge" So my mornings are pretty much under control. I have my coffee with measured 2T of creamer, and eggs with whatever veggies I fancy (usually spinach, squash, mushrooms, peppers, onions in any combination). Once I'm done with my coffee I start sucking down water. Between 9-10 I have an apple. Around 11 - 11:30 I get hungry but I sort of push through it until my lunch hour (this is work week only). At lunch I have a salad, which can vary in ingredients. Mostly romaine lettuce, green peppers, mus... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:55:19 EST Here's to good health! Hello everyone, My name is Jenny. I live in Pennsylvania with my husband and our two dogs and two cats. My passion is animal rights and rescue and I work in the Holistic Pet Products industry as a Field Rep. I'm diabetic, have high cholesterol and hypothyroidism. I've been doing some research on the Paleo diet and wanted to give it a try. I hear it's done remarkable things for diabetics and helping those of us with a slow metabolism to loose weight. I'm here to learn and share experience... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:10:13 EST The “Dangers” of Going Gluten-Free Great, informative article: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>of-going-gluten-free/#more-51165 </link> <BR> <BR> Read. <BR> Discuss. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:39:05 EST Eating out on Paleo...found a nice guide Check out this guide that shows which menu items to pick when eating out on the Paleo diet. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>our-diet </link> <BR> <BR> Hope this helps you. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:04:18 EST Spending (eating?) Freeze Hi - just sort of rambling and getting my thoughts out there. Helps me stay focused! <BR> <BR> So hubby and I often do this "spending" freeze where we can't buy anything non-essential for a certain amount of time. It's usually 2-4 weeks. I got the idea from someone who does a true freeze and won't even go grocery shopping until all of her food is out of the house. I'm not that extreme, but I can't eat lunch out, and hubby can't shop amazon ha ha. <BR> <BR> So it was about that time again to... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:56:16 EST Bentonite clay capsules Anyone ever try the clay for detoxing the body? <BR> Heard it really helps candida and IBS. <BR> Please let me know if you've used it. <BR> Thanks Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:26:55 EST Did whole 30 - going to start paleo Hey all. I just did a whole 30 challenge in June and upon getting news from a doctor that I have a rare auto immune disorder I have decided I need to adopt this lifestyle. I want to start off slow but hope to be as close to strict paleo as I can for my health. Hope to get support and ideas! Wed, 9 Jul 2014 20:52:12 EST Rice sensitivity? I've read on a lot of different blogs that rice is on the fence of paleo or non and depends on if you have an allergy. I'm wondering if anyone is sensitive to rice what symptoms you experience. I had lost some weight last week and was down to 210 and I had some rice with dinner one night and woke up 214. I know I didn't gain 4 lbs over night, but it still took me all week to get back to 210. So maybe some bloating? IDK. But I'm thinking its the rice, because this weekend I stayed away from ri... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 22:06:02 EST paleo substitutions? I'm looking for something to use in place of tortillas. I found a great mexican recipe for veg enchiladas, but need to replace corn tortillas. I was thinking of making the filling, and rolling in up in lettuce leaves? <BR> <BR> I am trying mushrooms, portabella for hamburger buns this week. <BR> <BR> any other ideas? Sat, 5 Jul 2014 19:46:28 EST Oops, posted to wrong place-- Hi there, Paleo people. I'm Christina. I've been doing paleo with my husband for about six months now, but have kind of "fallen off the wagon" lately, following a family reunion and then a month long warranty repair on the refrigerator that left us eating takeout and S.A.D. pantry foods. I just joined the team with the hope of reigniting my enthusiasm! BTW, I've lost about 10-15 pounds from changing my diet. Need to lose about 70 more. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 11:38:21 EST Celiac vs Wheat Allergy and other paleo questions Hi everyone. the last 3 years have been a lot of struggles health wise and I'm just now starting to feel normal again. I could write a book about it, so sorry if I take some details. If you want more info, feel free to ask and I can get into it more. But just wanted to throw out some questions in hopes someone can help. <BR> <BR> I know I need to go to the doctors to really get the answer to this - but I've been to the doctor for many ailments and much money later, I don't even get a call ba... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:39:34 EST Hello. I posted in the wrong place the first time. Hi everyone, <BR> I just realized that I posted my "intro" on the wrong message board so here it is again. I'm 45 and went total paleo back in 2011 and maintained it for over two years, then crossed into "mostly paleo" for around 8 months. The last 3-4 months have seen various pledges to "start clean again on Monday" only to "dirty things up" by the end of the week. I know it's just because I need encouragement, motivation, and support...especially when it's 8:30 p.m. and I really want to ... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:01:55 EST Paleo is the Scientology of Diets <link><BR>ntology-of-diets/ </link> <BR> <BR> REALLY?!?!???? <BR> <em>198</em> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:22:16 EST Bone Broth Hello team, <BR> Can anyone tell me whether condensed-stock products such as Better than Bouillon Beef Base would count as bone broth? Theoretically they are similar to homemade. Would I be getting any collagen and good stuff from using that on a regular basis? <BR> Thanks Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:15:40 EST Hail from SF Bay Area I accidentally posted this on the wall first, apologies. Still getting my technical barings - <BR> <BR> Good morning and afternoon, everyone! So very glad to find a Paleo place on Spark. Just signed on for the first time in a year, and plan to take it seriously now. I hope to find mutual support through SP on my paleo plan. It's been a long journey. I was vegetarian for a while, feeling very smug, but really depressed. I couldn't figure our why whenever I broke my veggie diet I would feel so... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:28:02 EST 21-Day Challenge Start: June 12, 2014 I figure we should just jump into this. Why wait until Monday. That's silly, and that's a conventional way of thinking. Do it now...or tomorrow! Haha! <BR> Giving everyone a heads up. This is happening tomorrow. 21 days of strict Paleo! After the 21 days, this will all be a breeze, and not even a challenge! <BR> Let's hop to it. And let's, please, communicate with each other when ever we are feeling the urge to eat a non-paleo item! We are here to help, encourage, and motivate one another! <B... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:53:20 EST Daily Chatter Hope noone minds me starting this. I thought it would be easier to check in each day about how we're doing. Maybe share tips. <BR> <BR> I've learned a lot this week about the Paleo way and I've made some great strides in my thinking. I'm always can I do this Paleo now... <BR> <BR> This weekend I'll hit up the health food store, maybe even Whole Foods since I'll be in Vancouver tomorrow...and pick up some essentials to help me eliminate dairy. This week I learned my favorite lo... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 11:16:06 EST Daily Chat! What shall we chat about? <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? <BR> <BR> Discuss eating accomplishments and challenges!! Fri, 6 Jun 2014 11:12:08 EST Health Benefits? What actual health benefits have you personally experienced since beginning this way of life? <BR> <BR> I stopped and started Paleo a few times and I'm hoping that this is it for me. I'm planning on a sugar/carb detox starting next week which also includes eliminating my precious diet soda and sweet n low in my morning coffee, which I've never been willing to give up before, so I'm excited to see the benefits of that. <BR> <BR> One thing that I've noticed every time I've done this, and noti... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 10:22:54 EST Stevia... ...apparently unless you grow, dry and grind it yourself, it's not 'natural' and it certainly is not Paleo. <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>the-quest-for-a-natural-sugar-substitu<BR>te.html?_r=1 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "[Saying any of the numerous 'stevia' derivative products out there is "natural" is] like saying a piece of Tupperware is "natural" because the plastic it’s made from is derived from soybeans." <BR> REAL FOOD LIZ <BR> ... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 00:47:49 EST Interesting article, with short video <link><BR>-meal-plan-and-menu/ </link> <BR> <BR> Sums up low carb quite well, and the video contains why we don't eat like we used to in a fun format. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 08:43:20 EST THANK YOU!! 6 mos ago I was diagnosed with diabetes, put on 2 different diabetic meds, cholesterol med and high blood pressure med. I had an A1C of 9.3 and was given a diet that was higher in carbs than I believe I was eating at the time. <BR> <BR> I am reading Dr. Bernstein's book as was recommended here and have managed to reduce my carbs to about 100 (but am still having 2 servings of fruit and 1-2 servings of dairy - I'm working on reducing these). <BR> <BR> Yesterday, my A1C was 5.6. The dr. is ... Wed, 28 May 2014 13:03:28 EST I stink! LOL So... years ago when I read the Atkins book (out of curiosity, not interested in trying at the time) I was HORRIFIED by the side effects of ketosis... namely STINKING. <BR> <BR> I'm typically an every-other-day-shower and a natural deodorant kind of girl... but HOLY CRAP do I stink when I wake up in the morning when I keep my carbs under 100. <BR> <BR> HALP! <BR> Guess I'll just have to live with it and up the showers to every day? <BR> It doesn't get WORSE does it? I doubt I'll ever get d... Wed, 28 May 2014 10:13:16 EST My people! And a tracking question Hello Paleo folks, <BR> I am new to SparkPeople but not new to Paleo, just trying to get back on track after slowly falling back into my bad old ways and gaining all the weight back. I looked around the site and found so many pasta recipes… I am so happy to find this team! I got an account here to keep track of what exactly I'm eating, and I edited my calorie/macronutrient goals to reflect a lower carb, higher fat/protein lifestyle. In fact I have edited them several times over the past 2 wee... Tue, 20 May 2014 18:47:28 EST Paleo-ista! Well, I'm a wannabe. I love the theory, diet, lifestyle...I just find it incredibly hard to stick to. I wanna be at 80/20 and I'm more like 50/50. So here is to new found motivation and strength! <BR> <BR> *cheers!* <BR> <BR> I find it quite easy to have a diet of mostly meat and vegetables, but the little starchy processed things that sneak their way in out of convenience is just killer. Like gravy, adding flour & starch to sauces. Pre-packaged sauce packets and seasonings that incl... Wed, 14 May 2014 12:55:19 EST Newbie Question Hello, <BR> <BR> As someone who is completely new to the concept of clean eating, and who would like to begin by merely avoiding processed foods without taking into account nutritional value (that will come later once I have a better grasp on things), how do I define processed foods? Specifically, are mayonnaise and jelly/preserves considered processed foods? Do I need to make my own mayonnaise out of eggs and oil and my own preserves out of fruit and sugar? What about yogurt? It's processed... Sun, 11 May 2014 04:33:10 EST all the caffeine! I'm a massive water chugger and have been since the mid80s, so I never feel badly about my cups of tea or coffee but I found this interesting. <BR> <BR> It's 2 pages of stuff and I was shocked to see some of the levels (usually below what I thought and some were like WHAT IS THAT?!). May be fun to look at and if caffeine's something you're looking into, it's a worthy resource, methinks. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>trition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/ca<BR>ffein... Tue, 6 May 2014 14:15:49 EST Costco - "Paleo" Nutrition Bars I saw these "Paleo", gluten-free nutrition bars...Cave Man, something-or-other. <BR> <BR> Does anybody know anything about these? Ok on occasion or best avoided? <BR> <BR> It says it is Paleo-friendly, but the ingredient list doesn't seem P-friendly (brown rice syrup, cane syrup). <BR> <BR> Almonds, sunflower seeds, brown rice syrup, cashews, evaporated cane syrup, pumpkin <BR> seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, pistachios, sea salt. Allergens: Contains Almonds, Cashews, Pistachios. <BR> ... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:22:56 EST Fell in love with Pate' all over again... This past weekend I made some chicken liver pate' while I was working on the laundry--yum! It was soooo good. This is the only way I can eat liver (and chicken liver is the only kind I can eat). I ate it on cucumber slices in lieu of crackers, and it was wonderful! I put the remainder out in little batches, wrapped it in plastic wrap, then in foil and froze it so whenever I want a little taste all I have to do is thaw some out. It feels so decadent to eat pate' and know it's perfectly pa... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:41:42 EST Paleo MOM will be in my neighborhood. Really, about 3 hours away, but I am definitely going. <BR> <BR> Seattle, WA (July 12, TBA, joint with Mickey Trescott and Russ Crandall) Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:03:26 EST 30 Days to Labor Day Just realized that there are 30 days to labor day. Thirty days to the start of shorts, picnics....SUMMER. I definately would be happier starting the summer with a few less pounds. I'm debating a whole 30 or a whole 30 done 17 day diet style (a few less carbs and probiotics with an emphasis on getting 8 glasses of water in and at least 17 minutes of exercise). Not sure which way i'll go but I definately started today. Found a fantastic breakfast recipe that I will be eating happily all w... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 15:23:21 EST I'm into week three, and THERE'S NO TURNING BACK!! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Well, I'm into week 3 of Paleo (after no success being a Vegan), and I am so thrilled with my results--I feel better, I am actually HAPPIER, I have more energy, and the best part?!? I've lost TWELVE pounds!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I feel healthy and well-fed, I'm never hungry--I am convinced this is the best way to live. Where has this been all of my life? When I think about all the time I've wasted, it breaks my heart. But oh well, onward and upward (or downw... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:02:12 EST Egg Drop Soup....Yum! Hi Everyone--I made some egg drop soup yesterday (my first time making it at home) and it was yummy if I do say so myself! I'm going to share my recipe and it will be called "Paleo Egg Drop Soup" Hope you will try it! <BR> <BR> Charlotte <em>126</em> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:34:07 EST Newbie to the Paleo life! (Recipe help??) I'm jumping in! Both feet. Shopping list in hand, menus ready to go. I've been lifting and doing cardio and the weight isn't shifting, my trainer thinks Paleo (which he refers to as "FOOD!") Might jump start my metabolism. I do have a couple of questions for you all if you could help. <BR> <BR> I am allergic to almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts (not deathly, but will feel nausea and also like someone sewed a wool sweater inside my mouth within seconds of ingesting any of those nuts) . No problem w... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:38:23 EST Just Started. ..having problem with nausea Hello Everyone, <BR> I have just started the Paleo diet--this is my third day. I am eating mainly salads, vegetables and lean meats every day. I am hungry when I eat, but then afterwards, I find that I become nauseous. Am I doing something wrong? Will it always be like this? I hope not--this seems like such a healthy way of eating and I don't want to give it up. Any advice would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Charlotte <em>126</em> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:04:05 EST questions for my doctor. After several mishaps, I have an official talk to the doctor evening appointment. ( she takes more time to talk during the evening clinic). I want to remain loyal to her, she listens to me, is crazy smart, spiritually aware and helped birth my last baby, but I am leaning to functional medicine or a speciality doc. <BR> <BR> I am 99% sure that my ailments ( diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, IBS and Bi-polar disorder) are food, and weight related. I now want lab tests to valid... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:49:50 EST New to SP & looking for support! Hello everyone! I recently joined SparkPeople and am looking forward to accomplishing my goals with the help of this site! <BR> <BR> I'm Lori, a 31 year old female who's on her journey to lose 31lbs this year. I'd love to get to know some people with like minded goals! Sun, 6 Apr 2014 23:06:13 EST help needed, busy insane week So I have a very busy work week coming up, with travel days every day except Friday, when I will have a desk day. <BR> <BR> I need ideas for food I can pack with me. Breakfast Mon, Tues, Weds and Friday I can have at home, but Thursday I will need to eat out of what I packed. lunch all week is packed. Dinner Mon, Tuesday, need to be slow cookers, Friday needs to be fish. <BR> <BR> I am struggling with paleo, since it seems like all the convenience foods are grains, fast food is totally ou... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:24:37 EST Pizza? Has anyone had success with a Paleo pizza? <BR> <BR> I just made one using almond flour (2 c flour, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp salt, 2 eggs, plus seasoning to take away the almond taste) - baked the dough, then added sauce and toppings and baked again. <BR> <BR> After the second bake, it came out soggy, which I don't like. Next time I may try something different: <BR> 1) thinner crust <BR> 2) bake it, then second bake with only the cheese...add heated sauce and other cooked toppings at the en... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:28:05 EST Marmite? Is Marmite Paleo? Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:16:08 EST HELP I need serious meal planning help. What I am trying to do is something similar to the link below <BR> <BR><BR>726715480692435&set=a.142704845760171.<BR>18333.122857891078200&type=1&theater <BR> <BR> I want to be able to pre-make meals for 7 days of Breakfast, Lunch and 2 snacks. Dinner will be freshly made. I want to package them similar to the picture. My problem is on multiple scores <BR> <BR> A) Although I know about paleo and familiar with what ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:50:15 EST omg paleo style lasagna. seriously did not think I'd like it but was good... did paleo for hubby and me and added cheese and ricott to a seperate pan for the kids... <BR> <BR> sliced zucchini length ways <BR> sliced white cap mushroom <BR> <BR> for meat mixture (fyi after sauc/paste is combined maybe thick.. remember the zucchini and mushrooms will release some water while cooiing but add more sauce if deeired) <BR> <BR> ground beef browned with onions and bell peppers (season as desired) <BR> unsalted organic tom... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:29:14 EST Eating Enough Calories on Paleo Hello everyone! I'm new to this group. I eat a mostly (80%, I'd say) Paleo/Primal diet and have been since about mid-2013. I chose Paleo because cutting out the processed foods and gluten/grains seems to really help my IBS and hypoglycemia. I do eat probably more of a Primal diet as I small amounts of full-fat dairy (heavy cream in my coffee, some cheese and Greek yogurt occasionally). I lost about 5-7 pounds within the first month or so, but now the weight loss has tapered off. I would like ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:39:42 EST Paleo Spark Returnee Hi Team! I have first moved toward Paleo in 2010. I left Spark for awhile but am back to do some tracking, team connecting, etc. When I first joined the team there were only 700 of us. I was THRILLED to see today, that there are now thousands! Great indicator that there is a movement at work. Yay! Good luck everyone! Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:57:17 EST Nuts? Thoughts on nuts and weight loss? <BR> <BR> As some of you know, I've had a bit of a love-affair with apples and cheese in the last few weeks. I never knew I could binge on must be the cheese, lol. I stalled out, haven't really lost any weight in the last few weeks. It created cravings in me that I didn't feel when I was taking it easy on the fruits. <BR> <BR> So I've cut them out. Until I can learn to eat them in moderation, I can't seem to have them around. Maybe I can bu... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:35:51 EST A New face. Helllo!! Its me Jessica Harper. <BR> I had another sparkpage but my mobile app isn't allowing me to access it so I had to create a new page!! <BR> I have been out of the swing of things and the spark community for a while now and I need to get back in desperately. <BR> I am also looking for a female accountability partner if anyone is interested. Just someone to encourage and be encouraged by, as well as tough questions and fitness/food/cheat day accountability. <BR> <BR> Hope you all ha... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:17:32 EST when are you on a low carb diet? I was just curious about this as I see low carb diet all over the place. <BR> <BR> But when is a diet officially low carb ? My spark tracker has my low end carbs set at 130 grms I eat 127 kne day this week and saw a warning that you shouldn't eat below 120 grms. <BR> <BR> But is that what ppl on low carb diets are eating or are they going below this ? <BR> <BR> At what carb level should you be in keto on a regular basis ? Wed, 5 Mar 2014 03:03:17 EST New to SparkPeople and trying Paleo How are people setting up SparkPeople to reflect paleo philosophy? I am struggling and go out to eat often for work. Looking for support and suggestions! Sun, 2 Mar 2014 22:12:36 EST Newbie Hi, <BR> I am a real newbie. Was not sure if I should join up as I am in the process of educating myself and deciding what to do, when, etc. But then I thought this would be a great way to do that! <BR> Mary Sun, 2 Mar 2014 21:28:19 EST Food Processor & Kitchen Wish List I'm looking to purchase a food processor. I've been reading reviews and shopping on line. I want a machine that will handle both large and small quantitites. I want to be able to make nut butter, coconut butter, coconut flour, almond milk, handle frozen fruit, mince raw meat, besides prep vegetables. <BR> <BR> I currently have 2 sitting on my dining table, and I'm not sure I'm happy with either. <BR> <BR> Do you have/use a food processor? <BR> <BR> What do you use yours for? <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 19:17:24 EST legumes I read an interesting blog post by Chris Kessler about legumes. Basically, there is no science behind not eating them, as long as you prepare them right, and they don't bother you. He didn't say eat them daily, but that they were not taboo. <BR> <BR> thoughts? Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:18:19 EST breakfast recipes and ideas I have a shared time eating breakfast. Usually I do green tea and lashing bar which is not paleo. I also am not a big egg person. Today I did 2 hard boiled eggs, half a avocado and a small green apple heated in the microwave with cinnamon and a tsp of coconut oil. <BR> <BR> Please ideas!! Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:05:03 EST How much is too much? I'd love it if anyone would share their experiences with some of these foods: <BR> <BR> When I started my Primal/Paleo plan, I decided that a touch of organic, whole milk in my coffee/tea was ok, and it was. <BR> <BR> I still don't eat much dairy. No yogurt, no glasses of milk. I really, really, really wanted a hot chocolate last week and got an 8 oz whole milk hot chocolate from Starbucks with 1/2 a pump of the sugary syrup instead of 3-4 whole pumps. But otherwise, I've been good. <BR>... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:44:26 EST Newbie checkin and a few questions Just completed week 2 and happy to report that it's going better than expected. Having the support of my family helps a lot. My husband is actually really enjoying all the new recipes. I'm so very impressed with all the recipe support not only here but online as well! <BR> <BR> I also wanted to say that I've been busy reading through so many of your posts which has helped me learn a lot. I thank you for sharing this wealth of knowledge. <BR> <BR> My continued challenge is breakfast. ... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:46:39 EST just beginning. Hi! Just began eating paleo. <BR> Need support while I figure this out. <BR> I've found carbs are my nemesis.hope this way of eating helps,I've tried most everything else. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 06:57:26 EST Running & Paleo? Any tips from the runners out there? <BR> <BR> I'm just starting up again and don't know how to fuel myself. I know that generally speaking, for short runs, you don't really need that much extra fuel...but I used to have toast and fruit before a run and could definitely feel those carbs helping me out. But now I won't be able to do that. I'm worried that I'm going to have trouble with energy, you know? <BR> <BR> What do you eat before a run for fuel? Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:15:13 EST Any diabetics here I was diagnosed with diabetes the end of November. The diet handed to me by the diabetic educator wanted me to eat more carbs then I had been. Of course, this is necessary to offset the medication the dr. put me on. As I research metformin, I have concerns with the various health issues that can arise over time because of Vitamin B12 deficiency caused by this drug. This drug is considered "safe" and has long term protection for other organs due to high glucose. <BR> <BR> I am wondering... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:47:02 EST meat rubs and marinade is there a place where these are all stored together? We like to grill and smoke a lot. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:44:46 EST starting slow? I am planning on switching to 100% but I have a case of greek yogurt and some other stuff that needs to be eaten. I am thinking about taking grains out first and then the rest of the dairy. I have issues with Gluten but not dairy. I have a 4 year old with an allergy to tree nuts, eggs and is super picky and I will not be switching him at this time although if it works well for myself I will eventually tackle that. <BR> <BR> Thoughts, comments, suggestions? <BR> <BR> I have a book Pract... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:39:59 EST Day 1 Paleo to commence at midnight!!! Technically I started this afternoon, no pre-paleo binge for me! However since I work nights I track meals midnight to midnight. I've never attempted paleo before so this should be interesting ;) Be prepared to be bombarded with all my stupid questions!! Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:16:07 EST Newbie! Hi there! <BR> I'm new to this group, trying paleo to see if this is a better way for me to eat! <BR> Looking forward to seeing everyones successes & helpful hints! <BR> <BR> Shelley Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:40:33 EST Cheese Crackers <link><BR>02/17/cheese-crackers/ </link> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:54:32 EST Starting Tuesday! Hi everyone, <BR> I'm a chronic dieter. I want to lose 40 pounds. I want to be healthier. I need to be healthier. I am starting the Paleo on Tuesday. I look forward to learning from all you pros! <BR> <BR> Joyfully, <BR> Connie Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:09:19 EST Paleo breakfasts?? Hi, I'm fairly new to this, but I'm struggling to find filling and quick breakfasts. So far I'm mostly having egg..scrambled, omelettes, egg muffins, but I'm starting to get bored of the same thing. I only have under 5 minutes in the morning to prepare breakfast, or make it the night before (demanding 1 year old) any ideas? <BR> thanks! Sat, 15 Feb 2014 15:58:03 EST Hello Hi, I'm another newbie to Paleo. Glad to have found this team! I've been reading just about everything I can get my hands on for about the past month and have started to incorporate Paleo into our daily life. On day 2 of almost all Paleo. I am struggling already with carb withdrawal. Learning as I go, so I welcome all advice. Look forward to learning for you all. <BR> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:24:45 EST Always hungry after breakfast The title says it. I'm instantly hungry within 30 minutes of eating breakfast. Its been that ways since before paleo, and its still this way. I could eat 4 eggs, a piece of fruit, a package of bacon or last nights dinner. It. Doesn't. Matter. Anyone else experience this? I read on something to do with cortisol, blah blah blah.... the guy lost me. Too scientific. <BR> <BR> So, if anyone here experiences this, could you please tell me, do you just 'fast' at breakfast (ie intermit... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:11:39 EST new to paleo cooking. I love to cook. I am now looking at cooking a whole different way, and have run into some questions. <BR> What would a paleo substitute for breadcrumbs be? chopped nuts? <BR> Is there such a thing as a paleo chocolate cake? I have to make a cake for a birthday, wondering how to tweek it? <BR> <BR> and I would love to see your favorite recipes. Sun, 9 Feb 2014 21:24:15 EST Caramel Apple Muffins <link><BR>02/10/caramel-apple-muffins/ </link> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 20:59:10 EST Hey My name is Susin and I am 47 years old. I have been doing Crossfit for 6 months now and love it. I also need to lose anywhere from 20 to 30 lbs. I have read up on the Paleo diet and kinda think I am doing it, but in reality no I am not. I have been told at the gym to do Paleo with Crossfit for maximum weightloss, but I have no idea what I am doing on the diet. Any advice given would be much appreciated, I intend to read all your posts and learn from them. Thank you for letting me join y... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 13:38:38 EST Conventional tide turning? Dietician changes her tune... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ging-my-tune-on-the-paleo-diet/ </link> <BR> <BR> Don't you wish they ALL would? <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'd love to know what people think about the *conventional* tide turning in support of an ancestral nutritional plan... anyone else see evidence of this? <BR> <BR> My world - doctors, dentists, medical support services like nutritionist/dieticians (the biggest hol... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 22:06:39 EST . . Sun, 2 Feb 2014 16:31:59 EST my paleo jiurney, day 1 I decided, for health reasons, to try. I've read the blogs, some of the books, and looked on line. I've discussed with family. Today was day 1. I did ok. Eggs and veggies for breakfast. I could eat this everyday. Huge salad with chicken and veggies with olive oil and vinegar for lunch. # servings of veggies in olive oil for snack. Dinner was tougher. I had planned, last week when I made the menu, to make hamburgers, fries for the kids and eat a black bean patty. I made a patty, saut... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 20:59:29 EST Coconut Milk Question I made a new recipe today that called for full fat coconut milk. This is the first time I have used coconut milk and it was separated in the can I poured it into a bowl and whisked it together and it looked and smelled fine my question is, is this normal or did I get an old can? Sat, 1 Feb 2014 20:29:09 EST FREE: Time Sensitive: PaleoCon PALEOCON: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> PaleoCon Begins <BR> January 27th at 12:00AM PST <BR> <BR> We’ve gathered over 25 renowned experts—including best-selling authors, nutritionists, doctors, sought-after chefs, olympic athletes, and more to guide you through the most effective and practical implementation of the Paleo diet & Paleo lifestyle… so that THIS is the year you are finally able to use the Paleo Diet to change your life, forever. <BR> <BR> ...And it’s AL... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:22:35 EST Now That's a (Low Carb) Wrap! <link><BR>01/22/now-thats-a-low-carb-wrap/ </link> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:57:28 EST SCD Diet: Paleo with a twist... I'm reading this book: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e-Intestinal-Through/dp/0969276818/ref<BR>=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390416438&sr=8-1&<BR>keywords=Breaking+the+Vicious+Cycle%3A<BR>+Intestinal+Health+Through+Diet </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> From the perspective of total overall healing, and healing one's ability to handle carbs, I'm finding it very interesting and, in fact, my family and I are going to reach for the brass ring 'cure' (we're so close) and adopt the nut... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:03:07 EST Fermentation Hi, everybody! <BR> <BR> I've just started fermenting (my first jar of sauerkraut is on the counter), and I'd really appreciate hearing from anyone else who has some experience. <BR> <BR> I am interested in everything: fermented veggies, water kefir (I think with ginger added this could perhaps replace gingerale... my daughter misses it), kefir, kombucha (HOW does one get their hands on a scoby?!?), yogurt. <BR> <BR> I'm also interested in good books and resources, things to avoid, recipes... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 20:16:14 EST It's too expensive to eat Paleo! Seems to be a rash of this going around. I got fed up... here's my reply: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596294 </link> <BR> <BR> As stated by PaleoMom <link> </link> : <BR> "In a perfect world, our diets would consist purely of pasture-raised meat, free-range poultry, wild game, wild-caught fish, and organic, locally-grown seasonal fruits and vegetables. The fact is that this is prohibitively expensive for many... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:07:56 EST new to this Hi everyone... I am new to sparkpeople not sure if I can figure it out... is there a way to add the paleo diet to the meal plan? Not quite sure what this is all about... I try to eat paleo... but I have to say I have a LOVE for cheese.. that and butter are the 2 dairy products I wont give up! I keep trying to get on a diet and I keep falling off.. I have tried to find people to hold me accountable but that has not worked! I am sick of being overweight but all i seem to want to eat is junk!... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:50:15 EST Paleo Pancakes Paleo Pancakes <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1 ripe banana <BR> 1 Tbsp organic insult here's blackstrap molasses <BR> 1 Tbsp coconut flour <BR> 1 tsp cinnamon <BR> 1 tsp ground ginger <BR> Dash pink Himalayan salt or sea salt <BR> Coconut oil for cooking <BR> <BR> Place banana in food processor or blender, purée. Then add molasses, cinnamon, ginger, salt, coconut flour, and blend. Add eggs and blend. Let set for 3 minutes to give coconut flour time to absorb liquid. Then cook on low-med heat in coconut o... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:20:53 EST Hello Everyone! Paleo to lose baby weight HELLO! I had a baby June 6th. I started working with a personal trainer at Crossfit 3 months later. Now I weigh the same as I did on June 21st. I blame breastfeeding. WTF. I still have to lose 15lbs to get to my pre-baby weight. I need a safe diet to do while breastfeeding and paleo seems to fit the bill. It is more about choosing the right foods than about restricting calories. I am making a few modifications for my baby's sake, but following it pretty closely otherwise. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:20:26 EST ignore-d uplicate post DUPLICATE Sun, 12 Jan 2014 21:22:10 EST Emeals Paleo option Wanted to let you all know that the website has a Paleo option. I just signed up as they were running a Groupon for half off for a year. So, for $29/year, you get 52 weeks of dinners. They are well laid out and include a very good shopping list. If you decide not to make one meal, you can easily exclude the items from your list. <BR> <BR> Last night we made hamburger steaks with cauliflower succotash (it has peas, bacon & coconut milk in it - really yummy.) Tonight I made lem... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 20:40:43 EST ~ Fatty Meat, Potatoes, Dairy And Paleo 2.0 ~ I found a great article that I thought was interesting. Great for a discussion. I copied/pasted the end of the article regarding starches, but there is much more to read so please check out the link below to read the entire article: <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>*** <BR> Paleo, starchy vegetables and potatoes <BR> ****************************************<BR>*** <BR> Another misconception running around in the Paleo community is that starchy vegetables are unhealth... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:29:25 EST Hi Everyone! I have been doing Paleo for 2 weeks now and loving it! It has been a rough adjustment, but a very enlightening and rewarding journey so far. I am down 17lbs already in those 2 weeks, but it is important to me to stick with this, So I figured I would give joining the team a try to help me stay accountable, meet some awesome people, and give our some encouragement :) <BR> Feel free to add me or send me messages! I am psyched to talk about paleo! <BR> -Justine Thu, 9 Jan 2014 22:26:47 EST Whole30 and blood donation Hi! I'm new to this group and just started my Whole30 on the 2nd of this month. I had a bit of a hiccup a few days back with some carbs, but since then, have been sticking to my diet plan. <BR> <BR> Today I donated blood because we are having a shortage locally and I didn't think anything of it. My iron was high (the nurse even said she rarely sees women with iron that high) and I donate a few times a year for the past 5 years or so. This is not a new thing to me. <BR> <BR> This morning, a... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 16:08:36 EST Sweet Potatoes and Rice noodles? Is it on the list? I've heard mixed reviews... I know potatoes should be limited in general, but I love a steamed or grilled sweet potato with honey and cinnamon! I have been eating rice noodles occasionally because I miss pasta and sometimes spaghetti squash doesn't do the trick. I buy the ones made of organic rice and water, soak them in cold water for 30 minutes and cook with olive oil and veggies (sometimes shrimp). If I commit to the Paleo diet completely would these both be a no-no? Thu, 9 Jan 2014 11:36:21 EST Hi New to group Hi I'm Cadesshe from Ms.. New to the team and also the paleo diet. I have been on Ideal Protein for 9 mos and lost 60 pounds, just trying to maintain the weight lose. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 17:35:45 EST Hello from SW Missouri Hi! My name is Kelley. I'm a newbie to Sparkpeople so I am trying to navigate the website. Lot's of options!I have tried a Paleo diet before and have read The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf. I like Paleo because I don't feel deprived and get to eat satisfying foods. I just 'fell off the wagon' and need to get back on. I have put on 40 pounds in the last two years and need to get it off plus some. Not sure why other than not eating right, stress and not being active. I turned 50 last August and r... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 13:54:36 EST Paleo/ Los Angeles Lakers? <link><BR>ger/24370416 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Going from 24 candy bars a day to a Paleo form of diet has helped Dwight Howard become dominant again, helped with weight loss for overweight players, and allows Ray Allen to play a full season with less anti-inflammatory meds, at 40 years of age. <BR> <BR> I guess they still have <BR> <BR> Here is their menu.. click on meal to enlarge. <BR> <BR> <link> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 10:34:36 EST Need recipes for spaghetti squash I am looking for some good, down to earth, everyday recipes for spaghetti squash. Anyone have a good one? Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:44:29 EST I NEED chocolate Does anyone have any advice about how to get rid of hormonal based chocolate cravings? I'm afraid to eat even a little bit of dark chocolate because I don't think I will be able to stop. I've been sticking to Paleo foods, but I just don't feel satisfied no matter what or how much I eat. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 10:06:22 EST Hi Hi I am new I just rejoined sp and just joined this team! I was told about paleo at my local health food store and became very interested. So I've been doing research and need support of this new life I'm about to start and this was the best place I could think of for support! I have over 100 pounds to lose. I have chronic headaches and migraines,body aches and a lot of things I shouldn't have at 29 yrs old. So I must get a hold of this now! For two weeks I went gluten free and no headaches! ... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 04:13:13 EST Venison? We have a lot of it in the chest freezer, and I thought I hated it for some time, but after trying some tenderloin I liked I am willing to try other things. Does anyone have a specific way they like to cook venison steaks and roasts? Sat, 28 Dec 2013 02:00:33 EST Cookbook recommendations I received Against all grain for Christmas and I love it. I also received a barnes & noble gift card and would like to get some more cookbooks. What are some of your favorites? Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:10:38 EST Paleo Cold Lunches Hello! I'm a commuting student who spends 10+ hours per day out of the house. To save money and my waistline, I try to pack as much as I can. I have one lunch thermos and limited access to a microwave so I'd love some more ideas for cold meals that are Paleo friendly. I get tired of salads every day! Thanks in advance! <BR> ~Ang Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:05:44 EST Anyone for a Whole 30 or other paleo challenge? I am going to start a Whole 30, or something close to it, tomorrow. Is anyone else in for a January challenge? Maybe we can help keep each other motivated? <BR> <BR> This is sort of for kicking the new year off right, but I don't see any reason to wait until the first to get started. Need to go grocery shopping today, re-read It Starts With Food, and banish some junk from the house. I'm on vacation for the next week and DH will be out of town for a few days, so it's an ideal time to get ... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:49:16 EST restrict ed-carb, Paleo, and Primal plans I’m planning to post a thread in the “Diet and Nutrition” forum on the differences and similarities between low/restricted-carb, Paleo, and Primal diets, since many people seem to be confused by them. <BR> <BR> I hope you will all come by to offer your perspectives to the discussion! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>essageboard.asp?imboard=7&imparent=326<BR>72714 </link> <BR> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:50:30 EST Ketogenic Diet Good morning everyone! <BR> <BR> I've become obsessed with the Balanced Bites podcast (go check it out - these women are awesome!) and began listening from the beginning over the weekend; there are 116 podcasts to date so I've got a lot of catching up to do! They mentioned doing the ketogenic diet as a temporary thing to help reset metabolism. I have PCOS so I'm already needing to lower my carb intake. I would only be doing this for 30-60 days as a small reset, then going back to the paleo l... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:55:01 EST Anyone have a creamy fruit salad recipe? My mom makes a fruit salad that has cool whip in it and it's delicious. Does anyone have a creamy paleo fruit salad? Mon, 9 Dec 2013 13:44:32 EST Atkins/Paleo I started eating Atkins, because that was the book I had. I haven't really read much on Paleo, so while I joined the team because it was a low carb diet, and would give me more people to discuss low carb with. I have always considered myself an Atkins dieter. <BR> <BR> What I eat almost daily now, is a mushroom omelette for breakfast, b/s chicken thighs with a 1/2 can of tomato for lunch, and b/s chicken thighs with green beans for dinner. I have 2 T butter, and 3-4 T olive oil, plus garlic... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 23:40:16 EST Introduction My name is Sheila, I live in the Midwest. I am 60 years old and retired. I need to loose about 30 pounds. I have been diligently and consistently trying to achieve a healthy weight for two years. Two weeks ago a took a diagnostic test that confirmed my metabolism is slow. I recently learned about the Paleo way of eating. I am interested in the health benefits promised by the Paleo eating plan.I have been eating low carb and low glycemic for the past several months. I feel I am eating ... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 23:39:04 EST Second week and super nauseous I know that there is an adjustment period when you first begin paleo that can make you feel like you have the flu. However, I just started feeling nauseous after already eating paleo for a week. Is that normal? Can anyone think of any nausea remedies (I feel too sick to eat anything)? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Brooke Thu, 28 Nov 2013 19:11:25 EST Megan Keatley: Dear Paleo, I Quit I don't think there's been any discussion of this blog, but it seems worth posting. I think it's well-thought out and a good reminder to listen to our bodies and what works for us as individuals, rather than getting entrenched in any particular dogma. Thoughts and opinions? It's very relatable to me since I haven't pinpointed any specific food sensitivities that paleo rules out, but still kind of feel like a cheater or something if I eat stuff that's "non paleo". <BR> <BR> <link>www.heal... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:44:06 EST Day 4 and need some support My name is Brooke and I've just started Paleo and I'm on day 4. I haven't eaten any non-paleo foods, but man I'm having some hardcore sugar cravings! <BR> <BR> I am here because want to get some ideas and support from other people who understand and are also eating paleo. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Brooke Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:49:05 EST Cookbooks that aren't specifically paleo I am a cookbook addict, and was wondering if anyone here has recommendations for books that aren't specifically paleo, but have lots of recipes that are naturally paleo, or can be modified easily? <BR> <BR> One I just bought that is awesome so far is Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi. I pretty much want to make every recipe in there. Of course there are some substitutions to be made, but there are some great ideas and original flavor profiles to try. I have some other favorites that I will po... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 12:58:45 EST Those dessert cravings We all get them every once in a while, so what do you do to abate them? I just made a banana cake (sort of invented it. Take a ripe banana and blend it with an egg, some unsweetened apple sauce, a little bit of baking powder, and some cinnamon. Microwave for 2 min). It's delicious, and sweet, yet the craving is still there! I even served it with a berry sauce (frozen berries heated on the stove and then blended into a smooth texture). <BR> <BR> It is delicious and definitely satisfies the de... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 00:11:06 EST Salad Dressing Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Do any of you have a good recipe for salad dressing? Id love to find a recipe for ranch and/or caeser. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Fri, 8 Nov 2013 12:53:30 EST