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  • Originally posted by zoebird View Post
    Cheat step 8-11: MUST EAT ALL OF THE WORLD"S TACOS.
    Day 12. What are you talking about? tacos are disgusting.
    Hilarious. Exactly. This exactly exactly exactly.
    My Leptin Reset Journey


    Current BF%: 35
    Goal BF%: 20-23

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    • Originally posted by Linny View Post
      Thank you for the link. I've been reading the book 'Catching Fire' and it would make sense that women historically ate more carbs than men due to the fact that they gathered the carby food and likely snacked while working.
      I've been reading Leptin Reset boards, and it seems like women do better (lose more weight, feel better) with >50g carbs. When I was tracking weight and measuring every day, it did seem like slightly higher carb intake did make me lose more weight and feel better in my skin. FWIW. So I'll eat apples and things, even though fruits are a no-no on LR. They positively affect me, and I'm my own n=1. I don't think I ever go over 100g.
      My Leptin Reset Journey


      Current BF%: 35
      Goal BF%: 20-23

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      • Originally posted by kalli889 View Post
        I've been reading Leptin Reset boards, and it seems like women do better (lose more weight, feel better) with >50g carbs. When I was tracking weight and measuring every day, it did seem like slightly higher carb intake did make me lose more weight and feel better in my skin. FWIW. So I'll eat apples and things, even though fruits are a no-no on LR. They positively affect me, and I'm my own n=1. I don't think I ever go over 100g.
        Same for my n=1 experiments as well. Too low carb stalls out weight loss and makes me depressed.

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        • Originally posted by fiercehunter View Post
          My staples are sardines, kale, eggs, lately almonds, green tea, blueberries & red meat.
          I'm interested in eating more sardines, but I don't know what to do with them. Do you put them on top of salads? I used to eat kippered herring with crackers, but now I eat no crackers. Any delicious tasty ideas for sardines are welcome.
          My Leptin Reset Journey


          Current BF%: 35
          Goal BF%: 20-23

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          • Originally posted by Leida View Post
            What to do about birth control? I would really to be off BCP, but on another hand I just HATE periods (and Seasonale gives me only 4 a year!) and on another - I am really afraid that by some miracle we'll get pregnant, which will be a huge trauma for us.
            In Europe they use melatonin for birth control. Also google Queen Anne's lace seeds and high-dosage of Vitamin C (no rose hips!). I've successfully used Vitamin C as a cheapo Plan B. I think a lot of cultures used to have this knowledge before they started burning female herbalists as witches.
            My Leptin Reset Journey


            Current BF%: 35
            Goal BF%: 20-23

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            • Originally posted by tomi View Post
              okay, ladies.......... Just had a not so pleasant visit with my doctor. Seems the blood work I just had done indicates that I'm at a high risk of having a heart attack. How nice! I just conquered fibromyalgia by going paleo/primal --- and now this! Doc says lose weight, avoid alcohol, up the fish oil, exercise......
              Google magnesium and chronic heart disease. We're all mostly deficient in magnesium (along with everything else these days) and from what I've read, we get too much calcium (which can displace magnesium). Calcium helps our muscles contract, and magnesium helps them release. So if you imagine a heart attack, it's basically your heart just totally contracting and being unable to stop. Magnesium helps muscle cramps of all kinds (even lady cramps!). I saw this article about Paleo, magnesium and heart disease last night, I'll try to find it.

              I use magnesium oil spray, Epsom salt baths, and the CALM supplement before bed. This, along with PB, has made my experience of stress go WAY down. Stressful things? Meh. Totally chill now. Or almost totally chill.
              My Leptin Reset Journey


              Current BF%: 35
              Goal BF%: 20-23

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              • Originally posted by VTmeetsMontréal View Post
                I'm not sure of my exact body fat percentage (5'8 150 lbs, athletic build) and I know I'm not pregnant.

                I saw a doctor about 2 months ago and expressed I didn't have a period for a while and she didn't seem overly concerned... she just checked if I was pregnant or not and then left it at that.
                I used to have HIGHLY irregular cycles. (I could go 6 mos w/o and NOT be pregnant!) One truly magical thing that has worked for me is ACUPUNCTURE. Seriously. It started it the next day. Amazeballs. And it was mild and friendly. Another thing that helps me is iodine supplements. Google iodine and reproductive health. We women need a lot of iodine in our reproductive tissues.
                My Leptin Reset Journey


                Current BF%: 35
                Goal BF%: 20-23

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                • I eat sardines regularly but I'm not very creative about it. I open the can, squeeze a couple mustard packets on it, and eat it at my desk.
                  Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                  • Continually amazed at how good cold thermogenesis is for perimenopausal symptoms. My sleep hasn't been this good in years.

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                    • Originally posted by ASmallOne View Post
                      liver and eggs is like one of my top 5 favorite breakfasts (hamburger and eggs may be number 1... or cold chicken leftovers in the summertime)
                      How do you cook liver? Do you just fry it in butter? I'm intrigued, yet intimidated.
                      My Leptin Reset Journey


                      Current BF%: 35
                      Goal BF%: 20-23

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                      • Here's how I cook liver:

                        Chop some onions and put them in a frying pan with a little coconut oil so they don't burn. Toss in a big piece of liver. Once it's cooked enough I can cut it without turning it to mush, I slice it up into pieces in the pan. Then I push it all to the side of the pan, crack my eggs into the pan, put it on low and cover the pan while I make coffee. After a while I just turn off the heat and let it all sit in the pan with the cover on while I drink my coffee. Then I eat it. The liver will be cooked, the onions carmelized and often the egg yolks are a tad overdone, but I like them that way as I lose less yolk when it's all solid.
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • I feel I should add things like sardines and liver to my eating list, but ..... I've always hated them. Well, not always, just after I tasted them.

                          I looking for ways to "sneak" them in, or disguise the taste. In the case of liver, it might be disguise the texture as well. Funny how texture can be just as important as flavor. Mushrooms are an excellent case in point -- don't mind the flavor, hate the texture. I did once have a very nice rich mushroom soup, with the mushrooms all ground up (or finely minced, I don't know). Of course, I'm betting there was a fair amount of butter and/or cream in the soup.

                          Anyway, anyone have similar aversions (past or present) and any good ideas for hiding these foods with others? I read somewhere else, probably on this forum, about mixing ground up chicken livers with hamburger, so I may try that. That would be a good day to have onions too, I would think. That's rather traditional for liver, is it not? There must be some reason -- ameliorate the taste? Some nutrient combo?

                          I'm down a few more pounds. One of these days I'll have to make a weight ticker sig.

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                          • I had a great recipe for chicken liver which my kids actually loved. None of us is too fond of liver in any other form. I haven't primalized it 100% yet, but here is the idea.

                            Cook the livers in boiling water with a splash of lemon juice. The lemon is important, because the colour is very unappetizing if you leave it out. Drain, and cut into bite-sized pieces.

                            Saute onions, green peppers, and mushrooms in butter or bacon fat. When they are done, thicken with tapioca starch or arrowroot, enough to absorb all the fat. Add chicken broth bit by bit to the desired thickness, stirring in well to eliminate lumps. Add a splash of red wine, ketchup to taste (that's the part I haven't figured out how to primalize, perhaps a tbsp or two of tomato paste?), add the chicken livers and serve not over white rice, LOL. OK, over cauliflower rice, or eat straight, or however you substitute for rice.

                            The beauty of this is that the sauce is very flavourful and hides the taste of the chicken liver. And the smaller you cut the pieces of liver, the less you notice them. You can even mash them with your fork on your plate and mix them in. This was a regular meal when my kids were growing up, and almost all of them have asked for the recipe.

                            For beef and pork liver, I find the trick is to cook them just enough, because otherwise they turn to leather. Simmering in a sauce for ages doesn't seem to help tenderize them. I find the texture rather off-putting too, but I really need my iron, so I am going to have to master the fine art of taking them out of the pan faster.
                            5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                            Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                            Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                            More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                            - Lewis Mumford

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                            • Originally posted by Meegads View Post
                              Ok, here we go - my first TOM since going primal. Is anyone else absolutely STARVING during their cycle?? I swear, I've eaten ALL DAY (only good things, of course ) and an hour later, I'm hungry again! And it's not boredom - I can tell the difference between bored hunger and real hunger these days. I ate like a half-pound of bacon with breakfast, and wanted MORE bacon for dinner!! Is this normal? I'm trying not to worry about calories and fat grams and to just feed my body what it wants and get through this week. Hopefully next week, things balance back out.

                              On a happy note, I'm nearly cramp-free this time - and I typically get cramps so badly, I spend two days in bed with a hot pack and a bottle of Vicodin. So yay for that!
                              ME! My first TOM since going Primal too. I ate like a pound of steak this morning and had 2 tbsp of coconut oil at breakfast, I had a grass-fed burger patty with 2 pcs bacon, a qtr of an avocado with fried mushrooms over lettuce at lunch (with tea with cococonut oil) and I'M STILL HUNGRY. I have a jar of almond butter open and I'm just eating it with a spoon. And I've been having cottage cheese, which is the only dairy (besides like parmesan) that my body doesn't seem to react to. SO HUNGRY MUST EAT NOW. If I maintain this week, and lose next...then awesome!
                              My Leptin Reset Journey


                              Current BF%: 35
                              Goal BF%: 20-23

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                              • Originally posted by kalli889 View Post
                                ME! My first TOM since going Primal too. I ate like a pound of steak this morning and had 2 tbsp of coconut oil at breakfast, I had a grass-fed burger patty with 2 pcs bacon, a qtr of an avocado with fried mushrooms over lettuce at lunch (with tea with cococonut oil) and I'M STILL HUNGRY. I have a jar of almond butter open and I'm just eating it with a spoon. And I've been having cottage cheese, which is the only dairy (besides like parmesan) that my body doesn't seem to react to. SO HUNGRY MUST EAT NOW. If I maintain this week, and lose next...then awesome!
                                Yesterday was the start of my period, and I was both sleepy and starving. Despite having a snack of cottage cheese at 4, a lovely lunch of short ribs, and a good 2 oz of pate for breakfast, I just couldn't shake the exhaustion or the constant need to eat. Made my husband take me out for dinner, where I had some nice organic rotisserie chicken, a bit of potato, and lots of veggies. I'll also cop to a hot fudge sundae. Today I feel "normal" again; skipped breakfast, ate more of the short ribs, and feel content and full and awake.

                                I accredit it to my hormones bottoming out. I accredit the hot fudge sundae to being slightly bummed that we didn't hit preggo goldmine on the first try. But on the bright side, we won't have a January due-date, and I'll be able to put more of the cost on my FSA account when we do finally conceive...which I hope is this time around.
                                Steph
                                My Primal Meanderings

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