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  • #16
    Originally posted by Zackmoses View Post
    I've heard about that happening, but I'm not there yet ofcourse. Maybe I can get there one day.

    Its hard to view bread and grain as this sort of evil that it seems primal enthusiasts seem to consider it. I suppose that if I could stick with the diet long enough to notice the differences in how my body does with grains I might be able to see it that way, but its hard if you haven't had that experience.
    I have to avoid gluten, so there's no way I'd go into a Mexican restaurant and order a burrito bowl. Most of those places use wheat flour to thicken their chili or non-gluten-free seasoning mixes. And the corn, well, you don't want to know.

    A lot of people don't realize that they react until sometime after they've gotten their diets clean of the things they were sensitive to.

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    • #17
      It is hard, just got to break through and then you start to "feel" it

      Again, very lucky here in Australia and commercial food preparation.

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      • #18
        If you are uneasy about why, how much, is this safe, etc., maybe you should consider taking the time to actually read the book that you are going to base your diet on.... just a suggestion.

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        • #19
          It's based off a diet called The Zone that was published in the late 90s.

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          • #20
            It's not so much that grains (that includes corn) and legumes are evil, it's just that in the grand scheme of things, they are nutritionally pretty pathetic. Almost "empty calories" if you will.

            Now soy and the crap they sell as vegetable oil? That s**t is evil.
            "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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            • #21
              If you read about grains and legumes you'll be saying "that sh*t is evil" too. Beyond Paleo is a very good and indepth book.

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              • #22
                Why is it a fad diet if it involves eating freshly grown, unprocessed foods?
                F 28/5'4/100 lbs

                "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Damiana View Post
                  Why is it a fad diet if it involves eating freshly grown, unprocessed foods?
                  Because it's different to what the government and health agencies recommend.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                    If avoiding toxic oils and gut-irritating grains is a fad, count me in.
                    Me too. Well put, Rich.
                    Annie Ups the Ante
                    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                    • #25
                      Re: worrying about not going to the washroom often enough. Make sure that you're getting a decent amount of your calories from healthy fats. That gets things moving smoothly. I also echo that you should read the book cover-to-cover. It makes a lot of sense if you take the time to go through it.

                      Best of luck!

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                      • #26
                        Grains in general are pretty nutritionally void, except for calories. Any micronutrients in them were put there after processing. Many grains contain anti-nutrients which means they actually interfere with the body's processing of nutrients from other foods. And then there is wheat gluten and gliadin which not only produce allergies in some people, seem to produce long term degenerative disease in nearly everyone. If you take any time to look at the research, you will see that just about every degenerative disease we have is an autoimmune condition and wheat is the primary instigator of autoimmune diseases because of the action is has in our intestines, even in those of us who are not allergic. Arthritis, alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease etc. are all autoimmune conditions. Why does the body attack itself? Foreign proteins are able to move through the intestinal wall into our blood stream thanks to the proteins in wheat. Add in the omega 6 oils and you have a deadly cocktail unfit for human consumption. Bird seed and bird seed extract.

                        I would say that a few corn tortillas now and then are not going to kill you, so long as you're sure they've been properly nixtamalized (prepared with lime, not the fruit but the chemical) and don't contain genetically engineered corn which they know is not fit for human consumption but sneaks into the food supply anyway. Rice is a safe bet. Don't base your diet on grains in general. They should be no more than a small side order that you have infrequently.
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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