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1/10/11 7:30 A

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Wow, thanks!!! I watched the video and found it enlightening and also inviting toward watching and reading more!

I than watched his (Josh Rubin) vid on High Protein diet and learned some interesting points. Now when I first started Paleo I tended toward more protein/fat than anything else. I, of course, learned to add a lot more veggies in to balance it out better but what he says explains why I didn't get immediate results. Plus the fact that I was having way too many nuts and seeds.

I don't agree with everything he says though. I DO think lots of dark green leafy veggies are important. But I think I will increase some root veggies, decrease the "quantity" of protein at each meal (which tends to be high) and review the fish intake like dumping Tuna.

Thanks SO much for your wonderful, enlightening post. It seems like every week I find yet a new way to tweak my diet toward better health and well being. Perhaps at my one year anniversary I will actually know what i am doing, LOL!!!

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1/9/11 4:03 P

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Alex, I have watched EastWest vids on youtube before - pretty good stuff. I watched another one re: polyunsat fats* www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Vof
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and it tied in a lot with estrogen and lack of energy, too. I haven't read much about that, but it's that time of life for me (estrogen dominance in perimenopause) so I listened w/intent. Thanks for reminding me about them.

(*re polyunsat fats vid: It seems I read somewhere that ALL plants have a defense mechanism for survival...

I also read a celiac vet's blog ( www.dogtorj.net ) when I can. He overcame fibro after his celiac diagnosis by taking out what he calls the "Apocolyptic Four" -- gluten, dairy, legumes, corn. HE said that we only need about 7 almonds a day.)

FWIW, when I told my ND I wanted to up my coconut oil, she told me to limit it to maybe one tablespoon a day. I asked going out the door, so I don't know where she's coming from. I wonder, though, about what I heard from a doctor in an interview re: sat fats: he said they block cellular energy. Is that animal sat fats AND plant sat fats? Difference? Seems EastWest thinks coconut oil does opposite.

Re: fish: I just got my results from a urine element clearing profile: I'm high in mercury and lead. Fish is notoriously high in mercury, so watch for high mercury fish if you can. I like fish also, and eat wild salmon, sardines, not often lobster & shrimp, but bye-bye (canned and vacuum packed - BPA is an endocrine disrupter) - tuna. I don't know what to do about fish oil at this point (it states its mercury freeness on the bottle). Sat fat is said to make your cells rigid, omega-3s help make them more pliable and able to intake energy. You want a balance, yes?

I have an appt w/nutritionist Tues. and will have him help me interpret my element test cause I could be wrong. High mercury 'could' be the missing link for my bitty heart palpitations (the big ones abated with dissing dairy from my diet), my kidney soreness, maybe depression/insomnia (I awaken at around 4 am which is classic low serotonin, or have a light sleep). I also have amalgams. I've read the urine test wasn't valid, so I have to look into serum testing maybe, we shall see where this leads.

Mercury in fish list: www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/
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Re: changes, the original topic! I don't make annual resolutions cause I try every darned day to live my best (some days are just better than others - lol)! It seems to take me a year to actually instigate a change, but putting more variety in my diet is a goal. I read somewhere that the Japanese eat like 30 different things in a day and their cancer rates are lower than ours, so that's on my radar.

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1/9/11 12:36 P

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I agree on that point. I will not stop eating fish nor will I stop taking fish oil capsules. They really help my joints. But yes, coconut oil is where it's at. I also use Avocado oil because it has a higher heat threshold even though he isn't a proponent of that either. I love avocados! :)

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1/9/11 10:30 A

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Thanks for the link -- that was surprisingly interesting! I personally can't digest nuts very well -- I get bloated within an hour or two of eating a Larabar, like clockwork.

I am a big fan of coconut oil, even if it's frustrating to work with in the winter! Lots of coconut oil makes for a creamy egg.

However, saturated fatty acids or unsaturated fatty acids, I love fish. I'm not sure if he was implying don't eat fish, or don't eat cold water fish, or what, but I'm going to eat my fish. Period.

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1/9/11 7:24 A

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The changes I am currently making are to decrease, if not eliminate, seeds and nuts. I watched the following video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRZpvi1zii8

I know it is controversial but I thought I would give it a go because this guy is a colleague of my trainer. My weight has been stalled for awhile and when I stopped seeds and nuts I immediately dropped some weight so who knows.

I personally don't think I am going to implement all the changes he recommends but it is food for thought and worth it for me to experiment.

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1/8/11 10:41 P

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Okay, I finally came up with a few health goals! I noticed that I didn't really make a lot of progress in the gaining muscle/losing fat area, and the first step toward achieving that is going to be getting off the scale! I am way too stuck on the scale as a measure of my health, and I'd really like to change that. If I gain muscle, I am GOING to gain weight, and I have to be okay with that!

My first baby step is to stay off the scale until I have to step on at boot camp. Only a few more days to go.

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1/8/11 1:26 A

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We started the de-cluttering in November, and need to keep up with it.

My 'resolution' is choices. Making choices. One thing at a time. This weekend I am choosing not to see any amount of 158 on my scale on Monday. Hopefully, I make the right choice.

Other than that I am working on doing something good for me everyday, exercise, time to read, take a bath, eat right, etc. Just try to be good to myself, so I can be better to others.




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12/31/10 9:38 P

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I'm there with you- we are hoping to downsize this year. It will probably be moving from a 3000 sq. ft Victorian home to an energy efficient 1500 sq. ft. single story home. Much will be taken with us but there will be "things and stuff" to be rid of. I hope to tackle a room a month-lots to donate, some to give to our kids and the rest to sell. I would like to think that I could transpose that energy to my diet and fitness program- get rid of "excess" and work on the "things". Here's to a successful 2011...MJ

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12/31/10 6:34 P

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Linda - I am the same, we moved from a very large house to a home that is only 1,200sq ft. We have a 2 and a half garage and we have never parked one car in there. 2011 is the year to purge, give away or Craig List!


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12/31/10 8:58 A

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I'm going w/ the dressing better myself; since I retired, I've gotten really "bum." And, I've started breaking my "no elastic" rule and that's never good for my weight control. 8-)

I'm on a declutter attack as well; we moved into a much smaller house last June and have to go pick up 2 storage units full of stuff--and the house is pretty much full!

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12/31/10 3:47 A

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I'm needing to totally revamp and recommit to Paleo. I can say in all honesty that I've stuck to it, but only because I've become addicted to its B-list foods. I stopped logging because I didn't want to know how many calories were in those nuts. How much fruit did I eat today? Yes, I eat Paleo! Paleo crap! My joints hurt from too much Omega 6, and I have no energy, and I caught a cold (I never get sick!). So I am starting all over. This time I log and limit. This time I don't bend the rules to suit me. Time for do-overs!

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12/29/10 10:32 P

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As far as resolutions, I'd like to clean up my potty mouth and practice more patience with my loved ones.

However, I'm not a big resolution person, either, so I'm trying something new this year. I tend to complain a lot that my life is boring and I never do anything, so I've decided to come up with three things I want to accomplish this year. I would like to go on a long weekend with my husband, I'd love to start taking voice lessons, and I'd like to read more books, including a classic.

So yeah, I have a few little "accomplishments" I'd like to finish in 2011!

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12/29/10 7:23 P

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I am part of an 11 week goal challenge on Healthy Canada- check it out. If any of you outside Canada want to take part we can make you honorary Canadians:). Happy New Year everyone!...MJ

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I never make such cut and dry decisions. I ease into everything.

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I don't like the idea of New Year's Resolutions on New Year's either, but I want to make an all out effort to clear my clutter (well, mostly my kids and husband's clutter!) this year. I've already started and have 3 boxes of toys in my car to take to the thrift store. My goal is to go through every drawer, cabinet and closet and seriously PURGE

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12/29/10 3:41 P

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I hate New Year resolutions, so I short circuit the system by starting mine on December 26th. So nouveau of me no?

I never pick lose weight, because that's pretty much been a daily goal of my life since I was 12. So I like to do something that will actually be different.

This year I'm focused on dressing better at work. This place is pretty casual, and I think it's pretty easy to take it too far. So I bought three new pairs of trousers for the new Dec 26th.

How about you?

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