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7/15/13 1:03 P

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I like plaintains but have never tried taro (except, ack, in chip form!) Unfortunately when I was served plantains, the place added extra sugar to them -- WHY OH WHY do people feel the need to add sweeteners to perfectly good and absolutely sweet enough plantains and sweet potatoes! (And don't get me going on those repulsive marshmallows!)

Dairy: I am eliminating milk, but will eat certain yogurts (goat yogurt, and a local yogurt), plain or I add stuff in myself. Goat cheese, and a few other cheeses seem fine.

Edited by: ARTEMISTHEGREEK at: 7/15/2013 (13:06)
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3/9/13 11:40 A

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I was just reading more about them over at MDA. I think the Hy-Vee in JC has them. Our little store doesnt, but I want to try them emoticon

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3/9/13 11:27 A

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I eat a lot like this already. I usually eat more fruit though and I lessen my starches accordingly. I like that their diagram mentions taro and plantains. These are delicious starches and I wish more people knew about them!

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1/1/13 10:47 A

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Sounds like you have found a way that works for you! That is great!

I have found my middle paleo/primal ground with PHD.

I do up to 1lb of fruit per day
Up to 1lb of safe starch per day (there is alot of buzz between the health gurus on resistant starch)
Between .5 - 1lb of meat/protein/eggs/fish daily
And all the veggies my little heart (tummy) can stand.

I also do a little dairy sometimes, though I do notice more stuffiness and congestion when I do, but not as much with my homemade greek yogurt.

Anyways, we have to figure out what works for us, something we can live with. And sometimes that is easier said than done. It is nice when we can all learn from each other and each others experiences. emoticon

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1/1/13 10:29 A

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Very interesting food plan. I see he says no to grains but includes some rice in his graphic. (However I will agree that rice seems to be the healthiest of the grains - I eat very little because it does convert to sugar so rapidly, Once I get to maintence -- 12 more pounds to go! I will eat more rice and starchy veggies.

Primal, paleo and PHD folks all seem to eliminate legumes. I will however eat those legumes one could eat raw (even though I might cook them) such as sugar snap peas, if only because they are my garden's first reliable crop. I have also taken a page out of the Weston A. Price book and eat fermented soy products such as tempeh and miso, and less-healthily, I'll dip my sashimi into soy sauce at the sushi bars. However, limiting soy seems like a general good idea.

Very interesting, though, and I like this PHD graphic far better than the My Plate one.



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11/8/12 11:02 A

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Yal the word "diet" ... I like to think it means more in terms of overall nutrition, like a horse's diet consists of hay and grass and oats. And not that we put the horse on a diet of hay only, you know what I mean?

I am like you, in that I do not feel like I am on a diet either. Never have on my journey. I am re-learning how to eat healthy and losing weight is an awesome by-product emoticon

I think when he uses the word "diet", I think he means this to be a nutrition lifestyle for the long haul also :) In fact, he says it is the program for Perfect Health :)


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11/7/12 11:39 A

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Although I don't agree with the breakdowns in the graphical representation, I am also not a dieter, I am a lifestyler, which means I make healthy choices daily and exercise every day.

I have 3 other people in my household - all above 60 - for whom I cook. I cannot put these restrictions on them as we eat healthy, but they refuse to let me put them on salads. So I eat them a lot instead (partially because I am lazy when they are not all here!).

But I do think your challenges are a good idea.

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10/23/12 8:51 P

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Excerpt From PHD:

Perfect Health Diet: Four Steps to Renewed Health, Youthful Vitality, and Long Life is a unique approach to Paleo and low-carb dieting:

Perfect Health Diet is a “Pacific Islander” style of Paleo that is richer in starches and fats and lower in lean meats than other popular Paleo diets. This eating style is not only tastier and more fun to adopt and stick with; it is the healthiest way to eat.

Written by Ph.D. scientists, Perfect Health Diet “shows its work,” clearly explaining the rationale for every recommendation and providing citations to the relevant literature. If you want to understand why Paleo works, this is the book for you.

Perfect Health Diet is more than just a diet book, it’s a program for perfect health. Its four steps explain how to eliminate the causes of disease, enhance immunity to better fight off pathogens, and tweak the diet to cure or mitigate common diseases.

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About the Book:

Perfect Health Diet: Four Steps to Renewed Health, Youthful Vitality, and Long Life is a more than a diet book: it’s a program for perfect health.

In four steps – Optimize Macronutrition, Eat Paleo Not Toxic, Be Well Nourished, and Heal and Prevent Disease – scientists Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet explain how to overcome disease, restore youthful vigor, and become a healthy centenarian.

The result of 5 years of research, the Perfect Health Diet enabled Paul and Shou-Ching to cure their own chronic diseases. With over 600 citations to the scientific literature, Perfect Health Diet explains simply and clearly how to optimize your diet for a lifetime of great health.

This is your journey. Take the wheel and drive!


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