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  • #61
    Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
    I have a friend who prays before eating at McDonald's and Taco Bell as well.
    This made me laugh. All I could think was, "Damn, I'd probably knock out a prayer or two also if I was eating that shit."
    "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

    B*tch-lite

    Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Moll View Post
      Any ideas/constructive suggestions would be happily received, or just feel free to vent about your OWN instances of encounters with horrific diets if you feel the need. Getting this out has made me feel slightly better, actually.
      Eat (and move) according to the PB and get the results.

      A moment will come where she will say that "yeah... ok, you think it works, but I'm sure your blood exams are all messed up".
      That's where the real fun begins. What I do in these cases is making a bet: we do blood exams and the one who has the worst pays for both.

      I know, it's kinda cynical to play a game I know in advance I'm gonna win

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      • #63
        Originally posted by zoebird View Post
        And she's just like "i know that I cannot do that, for sure." Just too hard.
        You know, I used to actually have the same thoughts. Like, there's NO WAY I could ever give up bread. But I just got so inspired when I discovered this website (I read all 22ish pages of the success stories in like...2 days) that I decided to just *try* - and now I just don't have cravings for carbs hardly at all! I get so MAD because it's pure addiction making people believe that changing is impossible...but not the recognized "bad for you" addictions like drugs or alcohol - grains are labeled HEALTHY and so people can't see their carb addictions for what they are. I feel so lucky to have found this site because finally I was reading something that my poor body had been trying to tell me all along...I just kept telling it to shut up because I knew what was "healthy" for it!!! So I do have hope that when people reach the tipping point of appetite/urges versus feeling like crap, there ARE resources out there for them!

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        • #64
          Originally posted by primal_alex View Post
          Eat (and move) according to the PB and get the results.

          A moment will come where she will say that "yeah... ok, you think it works, but I'm sure your blood exams are all messed up".
          That's where the real fun begins. What I do in these cases is making a bet: we do blood exams and the one who has the worst pays for both.

          I know, it's kinda cynical to play a game I know in advance I'm gonna win
          LOL well I'm sure the person on the other side *knows* they're going to win too, based on their version of facts. So I can't see anything wrong with your system hahaha!

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
            I have a friend who prays before eating at McDonald's and Taco Bell as well. Like he thinks that food will ACTUALLY nourish him. I just quietly roll my eyes and hope he doesn't notice.

            Remember folks, God gave us REAL,WHOLE foods and animals to eat. WE gave ourselves MickeyD's and Taco Shit. Frankly, I think that if God exists, he would be watching from heaven and thinking... "Wait, I gave them all this bounty and they voluntarily chose THAT crap instead?" Then I imagine him doing a giant, cosmic facepalm.
            YES and that cosmic facepalm image is so apt!

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            • #66
              Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
              This made me laugh. All I could think was, "Damn, I'd probably knock out a prayer or two also if I was eating that shit."
              Yeah, maybe a prayer for safety rather than nourishment lol.

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              • #67
                Hi -- Where religion is involved, a person does not want to compromise. I know -- I'm an Eastern Orthodox Christian, and there are certain times during the year when I fast from meat (Lent, Advent, etc...) -- I have a little bit of a reprieve though -- on Fast days, certain seafood is permissible for us. So, I'm understanding a little of where your sister is coming from. You say she is a sweet person. She probably doesn't want to put you to extra work cooking for her, so she just opens a can of veggie meat. It doesn't sound like she's trying to convert you. Here are a few things I do on Lenten-type days:

                For breakfast sometimes I make a "cereal" -- I layer in a bowl: berries, walnuts, hemp seed heats, sunflower seeds, a little ground flax seed, and shredded coconut. I sprinkle with a little flax seed oil, and then pour on a milk alternative (I use a mixture of canned full-fat coconut milk, and unsweetened plain almond milk -- the straight coconut milk is too rich for me). You can also add a few raisins for more sweetness. Then I eat it just like cereal.

                Another breakfast that is amazingly good is a green smoothie made with 1 cup cold green tea (just make "sun tea" with 2 tea bags in a quart jar of water -- keep in the fridge), 1 chopped apple, 1 half lemon (pulp scooped out with a grapefruit spoon), and 1/4 avocado. Whir at a smoothie setting in a blender. Then add up to 2 cups greens (spinach is the mildest, but you can use kale, collards, parsley, etc..... even romaine lettuce) Yum! I find if I add the avocado I don't need much sweetener if any -- I used to add truvia, but I find I don't need it any more. My tastes have changed.

                For other meals, I like the Shirataki noodles -- you get them at an Asian store. They are made from an Asian variety of yam. They have no calories! (They come in a package with liquid. You drain the liquid, then rinse well, then simmer them in broth for about 10 minutes before adding a sauce. Mark reviewed them and said they were okay -- he didn't particularly like them -- but he doesn't have a weight problem. I think they are great and keep me full for a while.) I like them with mushrooms and marinara sauce. Not much protein so I have some almonds and dark chocolate for dessert.

                Also I found a good recipe for a curried sweet potato, coconut milk, and peanut butter soup. You could substitute almond butter for the peanut butter. I've also started to investigate raw eating on lenten days -- there are some good blender soups containing avocados. Also greens are particularly important. Lots of salads and green smoothies.

                Personally, I've come to the conclusion that healthy fats are at least as important as the protein or perhaps more important. I try to emphasize avocados, nuts, and olives, on lenten days. Of course, my lenten eating is only temporary. It would be hard to be vegan year round. Anyway, let her eat her thing, and try to emphasize the foods you both have in common. You are both true believers in your own ways of eating, so you probably won't change each other. Finding what you both can eat could be something that could draw you together!

                Good luck and God bless!
                Ruth

                See my journal, The Balancing Act: Integrating Primal into My Life, for menu plans, musings, and more.

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                • #68
                  Thanks for all the meal ideas!

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                  • #69
                    Also -- DH and I have totally quit eating rice. Here's what we do instead
                    Cauliflower "Rice" Recipe - How to Make Cauliflower Similar to Rice This works great with any meal with a sauce. We also use it with a vegetable curry -- sprinkle cashews on top for a little more protein -- also add a few little red skinned potatoes, and frozen peas to a curry -- they do add a certain amount of protein, even if not ideal from a primal standpoint. Homemade pea soup or lentil soup is another of my staples during a lenten day. Probably if you join your SIL with a cup of it, it won't do too much damage to your primal diet -- you could always add bacon to yours!
                    Ruth

                    See my journal, The Balancing Act: Integrating Primal into My Life, for menu plans, musings, and more.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by zoebird View Post
                      My sister and I were messaging today, and she was struggling with gas/bloating. Her trigger was cookies (sugar/wheat/milk) dunked in milk, after a meal of home made pasta (white flour) and sauce (tomatoes, garlic, onion w/eggplant -- so many nightshades!). I just mentioned off hand that since going off dairy and grains, I no longer have gas and bloating.

                      And she's just like "i know that I cannot do that, for sure." Just too hard.
                      This got me thinking: My husband eats what I cook. He takes leftovers for lunch to work. So, as long as I am cooking consistently at home he is eating primal. But he refuses to give up soda. That is his vice I guess. And he has nondairy flavored creamer in his coffee. On the days we may go out to eat he certainly doesn't order in a paleo manner either. Last week we went to a restaurant where I ordered a steak, grilled zucchini, and a nice big salad. He ordered a hamburger and french fries. He ate all of it! Later that evening I remarked to him "Now that you have been eating what I cook regularly and haven't had wheat in a while, I want you to pay attention to how you feel after what you ate tonight". I'll have you know that he spent the next two days with a tore up stomach! So, even though he hasn't given up sugar completely, he hadn't had wheat in a while and it certainly affected him when he did.

                      We both have had frequent heartburn in the past. As a matter of fact, often times we were taking a pepcid complete acid reducer on a daily basis. We ran out and I had not thought about it. He asked me last week if I had made sure to buy some when I was at the store. I said "No, I don't have a need for it. As long as I am eating clean I never have heartburn!"

                      There are definite moments when my husband can see the benefits and I'm hoping it won't be long until he decides to give up his vices! HAHA!

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by divadevilsmom View Post
                        But he refuses to give up soda
                        I am not that much into carbonated beverages so I never missed them.

                        However, water kefir makes for a great substitute: very little sugar, lots of vitamins and probiotics. And can be flavored in a number of ways (ginger, fruits). You can do it starting from apple juice, too, and make a cider-like carbonated drink.

                        Just my two cents.

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                        • #72
                          Your situation intrigues me! I happened to think of another couple of recipes:

                          First -- here is a link to some awesome grain-free vegan brownies -- they are made with grated carrots and almond butter and are quite good:Flourless Carrot Brownies My son tells me it is easy to make almond butter in a food processor -- just dump in some almonds and let the machine run until it turns into almond butter -- it may be 5 minutes or more. He says it is a lot cheaper than buying it ready made -- he adds a touch of honey and some seasalt.

                          And next, here is my absolute favorite almost-Primal vegan waffle recipe. I actually got the original from a SDA friend years ago -- I've been tweaking it from time to time over the years. My latest tweak has been to add raw vinegar to the batter and let it soak overnight to lessen the anti-nutrients from the oatmeal. I like to serve these for brunch when I'm having people over because they work for a variety of diets -- except for nut allergies . And if you use gluten-free oats, your celiac friends can eat it too:

                          Oat-nut waffles:
                          2-2/3 cup oatmeal
                          2/3 cup pecans or walnuts
                          3 cups water
                          1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar (like Bragg) or raw coconut vinegar
                          2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
                          3 tablespoons palm sugar (or brown sugar)
                          3/4 teaspoon salt
                          (That's right! no eggs, baking soda, or baking powder necessary!)

                          Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate over night (from what I've been reading about an overnight soak with vinegar, this may work better when not refrigerated, but I haven't tried that yet).

                          In the morning, bake as for regular waffles in your waffle iron. They may take a little longer than regular waffles to cook. That's okay -- they are so good they are worth the wait! (One of my friends also tried using this batter to make pancakes, she said they were good, but I haven't tried it.)

                          So that everyone can enjoy what fits with their particular diet, serve with any or all of the following: butter, maple syrup, sliced strawberries and/or bananas, nutbutter, whipped cream, applesauce, and whatever else someone may like on top of a waffle!
                          Ruth

                          See my journal, The Balancing Act: Integrating Primal into My Life, for menu plans, musings, and more.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by primal_alex View Post
                            I am not that much into carbonated beverages so I never missed them.

                            However, water kefir makes for a great substitute: very little sugar, lots of vitamins and probiotics. And can be flavored in a number of ways (ginger, fruits). You can do it starting from apple juice, too, and make a cider-like carbonated drink.

                            Just my two cents.
                            I've started buying ginger flavored Kombucha at the healthfood coop. It is a very healthy fermented probiotic drink with some carbonation. I strain it with a tea strainer because I don't like to drink the strings of culture in it. Then I mix it in my glass half and half with bottled selzer water to make it last longer (I happen to think the straight Kombucha is a little too sweet and adding selzer keeps it bubbly and it tastes just right to me.)
                            Ruth

                            See my journal, The Balancing Act: Integrating Primal into My Life, for menu plans, musings, and more.

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                            • #74
                              we make home-made soda or kefir ginger ale for some fizzy. it's nice. you can find recipes for home-made sodas online (it's lactobacilius fermentation).

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                              • #75
                                this was the grossest thing i have ever read!!!

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