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  • Last time you bought food that was packaged?

    Do you remember?

    I'm not talking about a wrapped buffalo steak at the local health food store.
    I'm talking about foods (organic, labelled healthy, or junk) that are packaged in card board.
    Is there anything you still buy that's packaged since going primal?

    My packaged food is Butternut Squash Bisque Soup. It tastes meh...but I only open one up when I'm too lazy to cook.

  • #2
    Chocolate, butter, tea
    well then

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    • #3
      I just bought packaged food from the vending machine at work. I under-packed my lunch, and the best choice was a snack pack with half an apple, a hard boiled egg, and 10 grapes (plus half a wheat mini-bagel and cream cheese which are both equally unappealing.) Does that count?
      Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine. ―Bruce Lee


      2012: 01/17 238~34% | 03/17 215~28%| 5/17 196~24% | 8/22 188 ~20% (then I got lazy)
      2013: 1/27 190~20%

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      • #4
        I bought some sausages and jerky this week. Oh, and some wine. Probably the worst packaged food that I have occasionally is stevia-sweetened sodas like Blue Sky and Zevia.

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        • #5
          A tortilla with ingredients potato, egg, onion, olive oil and salt, last week.
          F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gadsie View Post
            Chocolate, butter, tea
            Ah, those don't count! lol

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Devain View Post
              I just bought packaged food from the vending machine at work. I under-packed my lunch, and the best choice was a snack pack with half an apple, a hard boiled egg, and 10 grapes (plus half a wheat mini-bagel and cream cheese which are both equally unappealing.) Does that count?
              Yeah, that would count. Pretty good though considering what other options are out there.

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              • #8
                I had family staying with me for a week where we did lots of driving. I bought a few boxes of granola bars, crackers, and fruit bars for the in the car. The family is not primal and I figured it was still better then getting fast food.

                For myself, about 3 months ago I had a terrible day. I went out and bought a package of oreo cookies. I ate about 15 cookies in one sitting. I threw up about about an hour later
                Last edited by jammies; 04-21-2012, 02:40 PM.
                Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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                • #9
                  I bought some sausages and jerky this week. Oh, and some wine. Probably the worst packaged food that I have occasionally is stevia-sweetened sodas like Blue Sky and Zevia.

                  A tortilla with ingredients potato, egg, onion, olive oil and salt, last week.


                  You folks don't stray too far from 'true' primal.

                  My husband occassionally buys pop corn, corn chips, yogurt and mexican sauces in a can.
                  95% of the time we get to the register with only fresh produce. We also don't bag fruit such as bananas or oranges. Our consumer waste is nearly 0.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jammies View Post
                    I had family staying with me for a week where we did lots of driving. I bought a few boxes of granola bars, crackers, and fruit bars for the in the car. The family is not primal and I figured it was still better then getting fast food.

                    For myself, about 3 months ago I had a terrible day. I went out and bought and package of oreo cookies. I ate about 15 cookies in one sitting. I threw up about about an hour later
                    It must be reassuring to know that your body has the appropriate reaction.
                    F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jammies View Post
                      I had family staying with me for a week where we did lots of driving. I bought a few boxes of granola bars, crackers, and fruit bars for the in the car. The family is not primal and I figured it was still better then getting fast food.

                      For myself, about 3 months ago I had a terrible day. I went out and bought and package of oreo cookies. I ate about 15 cookies in one sitting. I threw up about about an hour later
                      Isn't it amazing how much waste only a small amount of packaged items create? We used to have a trashcan in the car for when we travelled, our waste output was that bad. Since going primal there is no waste (well besides our own :-P) since everything is fresh, in a Cooler, in my glass container from home.

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                      • #12
                        How's your Mom doing Issabeau? I recall that you posted that she was unwell a few weeks back, and I hope that she is doing better now.
                        F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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                        • #13
                          hmm. when my family was here around christmas time, we bought cookies for them. or rather, they bought cookies (and coke zero). it was very weird for us.

                          in february, we got some little bird brand raw vegan macaroons. The passionfruit mango ones are so awesome. they are primal though.

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                          • #14
                            Sometimes it seems like the waste is worse, though. The grassfed beef I buy comes in vacuum packed plastic. Usually it's in about 1lb increments. So I will open say some ground beef and then have to wrap the leftover beef in a plastic bag, then the meat juices dribble out into the bag so finally once I'm finished, I have two plastic items covered in meat juice. If I put that in the kitchen trashcan, it smells horrible by the end of the day. Even if I wash the plastic out first. So now I have to make more trips to the outside trash. Plus then there are the bones that also have to be disposed of. We tend to also put bones into a plastic bag and put that in the trash. All this waste really bugs me. I can buy vegetables in plastic bags I've washed and reused, or in fabric ones I've sewn (yeah, I really did this). Then I can throw all the vegetable waste into the compost.

                            Anyway, the last packaged item I bought was jarred spaghetti sauce and a liver/porcini mushroom pate. My boyfriend isn't on the plan, so there is a pantry in the house that is often full of various Trader Joe's temptations.
                            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                            • #15
                              sbhikes:

                              here are some solutions:

                              1. go to a butcher and get meat directly from them and have them put it into your own jars. they can measure it on that little paper to get the weight, and give you the sticker for check-out, and then transfer it to a jar.

                              this will get rid of the plastic wrappers, etc.

                              2. you can start a bokashi bin for the meats. it's a double-compost process, but on talking with a friend of mine, he puts a combination of some green kitchen waste and the meat bones and then also the bokashi starter (which you can make your own with newsprint pretty easily). So, your first wave of compost is the meat bones in bokashi, and when it's fermented, you can move it to your regular cold/vermiculture compost, and they'll take care of it.

                              We use re-useable vegetable/fruit bags now too. It's nice. I'm *slowly* converting DH to using jars instead of buying plastics- wrapped.

                              Currently, we toss 10 plastic meat wrappers and 6 plastic frozen fruit/veggie bags per week (all recyclable, thankfully), plus one coconut cream container/box per 2 weeks.

                              I love our coconut oil jars -- they are great for re=use (very pretty). We are going over to Petone later today to check out Bin Inn and see if they have the nuts, dried fruit, and spices that we normally use.

                              I want to use more coconut oil, but have a hard time using more than we do. I want more more more coconut oil jars!

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