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  • #31
    Most of the scandinavian diet is fish and game, berries, and root vegetables, some greens (usually micros), lots of interesting herbs (like juniper berries and stuff), which is cool. Scandinavians also had dairy -- cow and goat -- and have adapted to consume dairy, which is interesting. I do ok with raw, but I'm probably not going to go that way.

    we'll be eating more fish and game, and there's a recipe for broccoli with anchovies, which should be cool. We eat seasonally here, which is quite good for us. gives us a bit more diversity.

    I got him Kitchen of Light.

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    • #32
      Hi Pebbles, you sexy thing you!

      No, I never did have a binge eating problem in the eating disorder sense of the word. I just ate too much sometimes of the good Primal food that was supposedly healthy. Like my yummy homemade mayo I could eat with a spoon. When I started thinking about calorie limits, this was not a problem.

      Low carb has never bothered me. Maybe because i never was into sweets and starches that much in the first place. In fact I feel great at about 50/day.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by zoebird View Post
        Most of the scandinavian diet is fish and game, berries, and root vegetables, some greens (usually micros), lots of interesting herbs (like juniper berries and stuff), which is cool. Scandinavians also had dairy -- cow and goat -- and have adapted to consume dairy, which is interesting. I do ok with raw, but I'm probably not going to go that way.

        we'll be eating more fish and game, and there's a recipe for broccoli with anchovies, which should be cool. We eat seasonally here, which is quite good for us. gives us a bit more diversity.

        I got him Kitchen of Light.
        That sounds very Primal. I wonder if the cows in Scandinavia are A1 or A2?

        I find that I do much better with raw dairy if I do it at all. It's something I cut down or out when I am trying to lose weight.

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        • #34
          I dont' know, but this is the original breed of the norse: Icelandic cattle.

          BTW, they are SUPER HUGE cattle. It's really interesting, because I'm used to being around cattle in general (they were raised around my house in PA), and then we went to Denmark, to Ribe where they have this great Viking Cultural Center, living museum thingy. They have all manner of viking era breeds of animals there. And these cattle were H-U-G-E.

          Here also is an article talking about icelandic cattle vs other scandenavian breeds in regards to quality of milk. I found a pdf of the article that asserts that they are lower in A1, higher in A2, and this might be why icelandic children have lower incidents of childhood (type 1) diabetes. Interesting article, in that milk was collected in scandinavian countries, frozen, and shipped to NZ for testing.

          Anyway, i love icelandic-style yogurt as well. It has a completely different mouth feel to other yogurts.

          Dairy products in scandinavia, btw, are amazing. NZ gives a good run. the gelato here is really nice.

          But, dairy is a rare treat for me, save for butter 2x week.
          Last edited by zoebird; 05-12-2012, 07:30 PM.

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          • #35
            Hey Paleobird, good to see you back and posting. Look forward to hearing of your ongoing progress.

            I can empathise with the LHT slippage. I got slack with myself over the past month or two (v busy at work, minor shoulder injury, weather turned nasty = Sigi turns lazy), and have really noticed the quick regression in strength level. But it comes back quickly too, so no doubt you'll be right back in form in no time.

            And good lord, your hiking schedule! Sheesh lady! Put the rest of us to shame.
            I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

            Oscar Wilde

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            • #36
              Originally posted by zoebird View Post
              Dairy products in scandinavia, btw, are amazing.
              Yeah, that does sound awesome. I remember the Masai cows milk and butter in Africa. It was intense. I think there is something to that A2 theory.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Sigi View Post
                Hey Paleobird, good to see you back and posting. Look forward to hearing of your ongoing progress.

                I can empathise with the LHT slippage. I got slack with myself over the past month or two (v busy at work, minor shoulder injury, weather turned nasty = Sigi turns lazy), and have really noticed the quick regression in strength level. But it comes back quickly too, so no doubt you'll be right back in form in no time.

                And good lord, your hiking schedule! Sheesh lady! Put the rest of us to shame.
                Well, so far this week I have gotten my trail hike and my urban hike in plus one LHT with two days off for massively sore arms. If I do an LHT right now before dinner and my sprints tomorrow, I will have met my goals for the week.

                See, this is the point behind this confounded journaling. I have just made myself get off my ass because I wrote it here. Not that any of you would know if I lied to you but I would know. *leaves to do LHT*

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                • #38
                  yeah, super yum. i want to try horse milk in mongolia.

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                  • #39
                    Huzzah for self imposed peer pressure!

                    I just did my LHT. Does anyone else actually find level 4 on the planks easier than level 3? 3 is the feet/hands and 4 is the feet/forearm version. The feet/hands one just seems so unstable particularly on the side planks. At least with the forearm version you can hang on to the carpet with your hand to keep your balance. I'm only doing about half of the "mastery" level time but I'm working on it. I am determined to nip in the bud the mini-muffin top that is threatening to show over my skinny jeans. Those planks are amazing. They look so easy but they really kick your behind.

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                    • #40
                      i love planks. i find both easy on account of doing the forever with yoga.

                      i'm just glad my shoulder is feeling better so that I can do chaturanga dandhasana more frequently.

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                      • #41
                        I know planks are good for me but I don't think I'm ever going to say I love them. My abdominals have been sliced open too often. First for a hysterectomy about 20 years ago then for harvesting the tissue for the reconstruction after my mastectomy. That incision then herniated and had to be re-sticted. Twice.

                        Maybe some yoga would help with my core strength. What do you think, Zoe? I did Hatha yoga years ago. Which discipline would you say would be a good way to get re-started?

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                          Does anyone else actually find level 4 on the planks easier than level 3? 3 is the feet/hands and 4 is the feet/forearm version.
                          Yes, agreed.

                          I hate planks. ::: ptoooie! :::
                          I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

                          Oscar Wilde

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                          • #43
                            Considering your level of fitness and your general joie de vivre, I would say that you would very likely like power yoga and/or astanga yoga a fair bit. these work a lot of core muscles and are a lot of fun (lots of movement). And in SD, you can't go wrong.

                            I'll look into some studios in your general area (SD) and talk to my friend who teaches in the area (she's currently on hiatus from teaching) about the good instructors that she knows. then make a recommendation from there.

                            Here's a video of some astanga. Don't worry, all postures are modified. And the guy on the right has slightly better alignment than the guy on the left -- but only someone who knows what to look for knows why and how. LOL

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                            • #44
                              Thanks, Zoe. Those look like a cross between yoga and burpees. Could be fun.

                              Well I got all my fitness stuff in for the week with the exception of today. I didn't get out and do my sprints. I spent time with my Dad today primalizing his pantry and really explaining PB to him. Again. He's finally ready to make the big switch. I'm so pleased. It's too bad that it took the onset of painful peripheral neuropathy for him to figure out that diabetes is not something to ignore and hope it will go away.

                              Then I took my BFF and second Mom out to dinner for Mother's day. (She's already fully Primal). We made some serious piglets of ourselves at this wonderful Brazilian chuascurio place. UUUrgh. I can't move but it was so worth it. That was my only meal today.

                              So, all in all, this was a family day. If sprints have to lose out to that until next week, so be it.

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                              • #45
                                Sounds yummy.

                                Sun salutations are only the start of the process, and it goes on from there for about an hour and a half, usually. I put the message out to my friend to hear about her favorite teachers.

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