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  • [QUOTE=Dr. Bork Bork;378218]I went bananas eating coconut oil my first month, now I gag if I try to eat it , but cook with it just fine.
    Me too. C oil was like crack for me.

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    • Originally posted by Diedelser View Post

      My condition was: I hasn't a broken metabolism nor I was under any prescribed medicine, so it would be irresponsible, trying to push the theories and practices that I used to reach my goal, to others.

      Finally I will reccomend here some good reads, about counting calories and authorities, for people who feel identified with my philosophy:

      About counting calories: 1. Girl Gone Primal: Like An Animal
      2. Diet Obsession | Free The Animal

      And about authority and paleo dogmatism: The Paleo Principle is Neither Authoritative nor Dogmatic | Free The Animal
      Thank you for the links you provided. I think we are on the same page in regards to our weights and thoughts on food. I have never been obese or struggled with more than 20 lbs of excess fat so I know I can`t expect the same fat loss results that the people who have/had more weight to lose. It is such a wild ride when trying and testing different WOE and thoughts and theories and trying to find what your own personal body works best with. Again, thanks for the links
      "Anxiety is a sign of spiritual insecurity"
      www.beachbodycoach.com/fatbusters

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      • Originally posted by Diedelser View Post
        Razzzzwell
        I see you have good intentions, but stop pushing your position and recomendations over paleobird (and everybody?), she is in a stage where counting calories is working for her, so let it be. Right now, she is counting calories as a tool to reach her goal and if, with 1300 calories she is not feeling hunger, is dropping weigth and feeling good, then she is in the right path. I also noticed that paleobird is open-minded so I guess she will eventually make the changes and adjustment when hitting another plateau.

        In the end, you are the last authority in your own health. Because theory and research can say anything but you will never know until you test it in yourself.
        Gracias hermoso. I couldn't have said it better in my first language.

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        • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
          So, don't beat yourself up too much about PB nazi level strict "compliance". Now if you were eating donuts by the dozen that's different....
          Yes, it`s all about a lifestyle you can live with forever I keep telling my friends this over and over and over. Will they ever listen?? LOL
          "Anxiety is a sign of spiritual insecurity"
          www.beachbodycoach.com/fatbusters

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          • Originally posted by pattyd View Post
            I have never been obese or struggled with more than 20 lbs of excess fat so I know I can`t expect the same fat loss results that the people who have/had more weight to lose. It is such a wild ride when trying and testing different WOE and thoughts and theories and trying to find what your own personal body works best with.)
            Yes, I think it's about different stages in the weight loss journey. What works at one stage doesn't at another. Right now, I can't blame the extra 23 pounds I'm carrying on my experience with cancer. They were here before the cancer. Because of having been sick, I have been tested, poked, prodded and examined every which way from Sunday and I'm perfectly healthy. Now it's just a matter of settling for an OK body or making an effort and some smarter choices and having an awesome one. I'm going for awesomeness.

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            • Originally posted by imasin View Post
              This is a very useful thread! I've kind of hit a weight plateau myself around 155 lbs, and being 5'1", getting to a 'normal' weight would mean <135 lbs.
              I'm 5' 1/2" and I started at 155.
              Yeah, the height/weight charts are "scary" when you are short
              I was "stuck" at 148 for months!

              Originally posted by imasin View Post
              now I have to comply to it better than I have before in order to see more changes, as well as include more exercise I think. Once I get to long-term compliance I can start figuring out the calories. It's really useful to know that I need to make sure to get in my 400-600 calories of protein every day though.
              Counting calories/macros, increasing my protein, and exercising more for the past few weeks has resulted in a 2lb loss!
              "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
              "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
              "Moderation sucks." Suse
              "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
              "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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              • You were being a pedantic jerk, not supportive but I'm not sure you understand the difference.

                In any case... Once you have brought profanity to the mix.........

                Everybody else. The Please Don't Feed The Troll sign is hereby being put up.

                Raz, go harass a billy goat under your troll bridge. You are not welcome here.

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                • The protein was KEY to ending the sugar battle. I do know that.
                  -- MamaGrok

                  +1. It also helped me kick the grains. Lesson learned, get 1 gram per lb of body weight the protein! Measure for a while, until you can do it by sight. I hadn't read this thread for a few days and I just did a quick scan of it. I saw someone mentioned cortisol. That's what I've been researching today. Its disappointing. Looks like I'm going to have to eat livers and kidneys. I don't think I'll be able to get brains. Why do I need brains, livers, and kidneys? Well, it seems the best thing to block cortisol is Phosphatidylserine. The best source of Phosphatidylserine is cow brains. The supplement Phosphatidylserine used to be made from cow brains. After the mad cow scare manufacturers switched to soy. So I'm off to gather up some more recipes for brains, livers, and kidneys. Oh yea, chicken hearts are supposed to be rich in Phosphatidylserine.
                  ...how do you look, feel, and perform? -- Robb Wolf

                  My Blog.

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                  • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                    I'm going for awesomeness.
                    Me too!!! And I figure if I don`t reach awesomeness at least I will be one almost awesome hot mama at 50....that`s giving me 4 years to reach my awesome state! lol. I`m sorry about your cancer battle and all you had to go through; I wish my sister would`ve won. I`ve heard many people say they thank their disease for teaching them certain lessons in life; I hope you were on the receiving end of that as well Cheers
                    "Anxiety is a sign of spiritual insecurity"
                    www.beachbodycoach.com/fatbusters

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                    • Shit...pedantic...I had to look it up.

                      pedantic--Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules.
                      ...how do you look, feel, and perform? -- Robb Wolf

                      My Blog.

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                      • Originally posted by Bodhi View Post
                        -- MamaGrok

                        +1. It also helped me kick the grains. Lesson learned, get 1 gram per lb of body weight the protein! Measure for a while, until you can do it by sight. I hadn't read this thread for a few days and I just did a quick scan of it. I saw someone mentioned cortisol. That's what I've been researching today. Its disappointing. Looks like I'm going to have to eat livers and kidneys. I don't think I'll be able to get brains. Why do I need brains, livers, and kidneys? Well, it seems the best thing to block cortisol is Phosphatidylserine. The best source of Phosphatidylserine is cow brains. The supplement Phosphatidylserine used to be made from cow brains. After the mad cow scare manufacturers switched to soy. So I'm off to gather up some more recipes for brains, livers, and kidneys. Oh yea, chicken hearts are supposed to be rich in Phosphatidylserine.
                        I found some game meat blends for sale on the net that are a mix of muscle meat, liver, kidney, heart, and tongue. They come in goat, elk, red deer, white tail deer, and bison varieties. I'm using them for all kinds of great cooking like meatballs and marinara and meatloaves. It's a great way for those of us who know we should eat more offal but are still a little squeamish to work it into our diet.

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                        • Originally posted by pattyd View Post
                          Me too!!! And I figure if I don`t reach awesomeness at least I will be one almost awesome hot mama at 50....that`s giving me 4 years to reach my awesome state! lol. I`m sorry about your cancer battle and all you had to go through; I wish my sister would`ve won. I`ve heard many people say they thank their disease for teaching them certain lessons in life; I hope you were on the receiving end of that as well Cheers
                          My condolences about your sister, Patty. Yes, I did learn a lot about appreciating every moment of life and really living it in the moment.
                          I have one year until 50. Awesomeness is worth it.

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                          • Originally posted by Bodhi View Post
                            Shit...pedantic...I had to look it up.

                            pedantic--Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules.
                            Kind of fits. Don't you think? Particularly the ostentatious part.

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                            • @ Paleobird, yes it does.

                              I found some game meat blends for sale on the net that are a mix of muscle meat, liver, kidney, heart, and tongue. They come in goat, elk, red deer, white tail deer, and bison varieties. I'm using them for all kinds of great cooking like meatballs and marinara and meatloaves. It's a great way for those of us who know we should eat more offal but are still a little squeamish to work it into our diet.
                              Do you have links to said products?
                              ...how do you look, feel, and perform? -- Robb Wolf

                              My Blog.

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                              • Originally posted by Bodhi View Post
                                @ Paleobird, yes it does.

                                Do you have links to said products?
                                Yes, the company is called Grande Natural Meats (Grande with an e like the Rio) Their website is ElkUSA.com They sell these blends in their "dogfood" section quite inexpensively because they can't get people to buy the offal. They swear it is all human quality stuff and no intestines or anything in the mix. So, if psychologically you can get past ordering "dogfood", these are a really good deal. They also sell all kinds of other cuts of game meats, not just these ground blends.

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