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  • #16
    Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
    I understand that now. I used to think you were really crazy, especially with the UD2 workouts, to be honest, but I get your food choices now. Except I still think we need fats from somewhere, and the grain-fed beef without added oils logic still ain't cutting it for me =P
    The UD2 was crazy, and I wouldn't do it again, at least right now. I actually enjoy the workouts because I must have some sort of mental problem and enjoy spending long hours in the gym, but the problem was the eating schedule. It was starve, starve, starve, starve, binge, try to eat normally for a day. It was making me develop food anxiety and I felt like I was going to give myself some type of eating disorder. I've gained a good bit of fat since the UD2 experiment, but it's not worth the mental stress. Maybe I'd do better on it now since I have experience and I have no deadlines, but I don't want to put myself through that right now.

    I eat quite a lot of fat versus the average person. I just don't consume 150-200g a day like I used to when I first started and had a carb phobia. I also eat almost exclusively red meat and eggs anymore with less pork and little poultry. I don't buy grassfed meat because it's $15+/lb where I'm at, and I'm not paying double the money of wild caught salmon for a steak. Grain fed beef isn't inherently bad for you, anyway, it's just not ideal. I keep an eye out for "a product of Australia" meats at Shop Rite. In my freezer, I have several pounds of beef tenderloin, 5 lamb steaks and I just went through a package of ribeyes, all from Australia, and I never pay more than $4.99/lb because they're not labeled as grass-fed, even though they likely are since they're Australian (they're a TOTALLY different color than all the other beef, deep red instead of orange/red). I just picked up 2 pounds of New Zealand lamb shoulder steaks for $3.99/lb. Win?
    Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 02-22-2012, 12:25 PM.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
      I eat quite a lot of fat versus the average person. I just don't consume 150-200g a day like I used to when I first started and had a carb phobia. I also eat almost exclusively red meat and eggs anymore with less pork and little poultry. I don't buy grassfed meat because it's $15+/lb where I'm at, and I'm not paying double the money of wild caught salmon for a steak. Grain fed beef isn't inherently bad for you, anyway, it's just not ideal. I keep an eye out for "a product of Australia" meats at Shop Rite. In my freezer, I have several pounds of beef tenderloin, 5 lamb steaks and I just went through a package of ribeyes, all from Australia, and I never pay more than $4.99/lb because they're not labeled as grass-fed, even though they likely are since they're Australian (they're a TOTALLY different color than all the other beef, deep red instead of orange/red). I just picked up 2 pounds of New Zealand lamb shoulder steaks for $3.99/lb. Win?
      Holy crap, that's some cheap lamb shoulder! So jealous I don't even know where to find NZ lamb (other than Whole Paycheck), much less at a super cheap price. I thought that some of the Australian meats are partially grain-fed as well since the laws there aren't as stringent as NZ's though? And I wish wild caught salmon was that cheap on my end. I would actually prefer to eat fish almost every day, but grass-fed meat is actually a lot cheaper than wild-caught fish on my end. Boo.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
        Holy crap, that's some cheap lamb shoulder! So jealous I don't even know where to find NZ lamb (other than Whole Paycheck), much less at a super cheap price. I thought that some of the Australian meats are partially grain-fed as well since the laws there aren't as stringent as NZ's though? And I wish wild caught salmon was that cheap on my end. I would actually prefer to eat fish almost every day, but grass-fed meat is actually a lot cheaper than wild-caught fish on my end. Boo.
        I'll tell you where. Shop Rite sells New Zealand lamb shoulder in the freezer at all times. They're not fresh - they are frozen and imported - but they sell the New Zealand lamb for $3.99/lb and Australian lamb for $4.19/lb normal price. If you don't mind frozen lamb chops, there's hardly a better deal out there.

        Now, if you check the Superfresh sales ads, they have Australian lamb on sale frequently (the nice thing about Superfresh is they put "grain fed" on their labels and if they're imported from anywhere or from the US, I won't waste my money on US lamb). I can often get fresh Australian lamb for $4-5/lb. Just recently I bought 6 large shoulder steaks for $4.49/lb. I rubbed them down with salt, pepper and rosemary, left them out on the counter for two hours to warm up, baked a cast iron skillet at 500*F for 30 minutes, tossed it on the stove at maximum heat, tossed in some ghee, hit the lamb for 90 seconds on each side, then it went into the oven for 3 minutes. AWESOME. If you want to cook a mean steak, follow that procedure. Heating cast iron at 500*F in the oven for a sear will be the best thing you've ever done for your steak!
        Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 02-22-2012, 12:56 PM.
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        • #19
          I'm also going to chime in and say this may be a sign of magnesium deficiency.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
            The UD2 was crazy, and I wouldn't do it again, at least right now. I actually enjoy the workouts because I must have some sort of mental problem and enjoy spending long hours in the gym, but the problem was the eating schedule. It was starve, starve, starve, starve, binge, try to eat normally for a day. It was making me develop food anxiety and I felt like I was going to give myself some type of eating disorder. I've gained a good bit of fat since the UD2 experiment, but it's not worth the mental stress. Maybe I'd do better on it now since I have experience and I have no deadlines, but I don't want to put myself through that right now.

            I eat quite a lot of fat versus the average person. I just don't consume 150-200g a day like I used to when I first started and had a carb phobia. I also eat almost exclusively red meat and eggs anymore with less pork and little poultry. I don't buy grassfed meat because it's $15+/lb where I'm at, and I'm not paying double the money of wild caught salmon for a steak. Grain fed beef isn't inherently bad for you, anyway, it's just not ideal. I keep an eye out for "a product of Australia" meats at Shop Rite. In my freezer, I have several pounds of beef tenderloin, 5 lamb steaks and I just went through a package of ribeyes, all from Australia, and I never pay more than $4.99/lb because they're not labeled as grass-fed, even though they likely are since they're Australian (they're a TOTALLY different color than all the other beef, deep red instead of orange/red). I just picked up 2 pounds of New Zealand lamb shoulder steaks for $3.99/lb. Win?
            Most supermarket meat from Australia is usually advertised as 'hormone free', which is all the rage right now. It is usually grain finished but people don't seem to care if it's grass or grain fed. Actually, at some restaurants they proudly advertise that their beef is grain-fed. lol.
            Depending on the weather conditions and location they can usually spend from anywhere to a few days to a few months in a feedlot. Same goes for dairy, if you were to buy average supermarket butter you can notice the color change depending on the season.

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            • #21
              I always had the chocolate cravings but pork belly for breakfast stopped that.
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              • #22
                Try intermittent fasting and stop having the chocolate at least for a while.
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                • #23
                  if you aren't against splenda, make some no bake cookies, substituting splenda for sugar, and nuts, seeds and cranberries for the oats. I make then into bars instead of balls, and have one every day.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by mr Miler View Post
                    if you aren't against splenda, make some no bake cookies, substituting splenda for sugar, and nuts, seeds and cranberries for the oats. I make then into bars instead of balls, and have one every day.
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