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  • What I Your Biggest Problem Regarding Diet?

    Hi,

    I hope this post isn't out of place here, if it is I sincerely apologize. My name is Dan Leigh. and I am a first-time writer working on a ebook. Since I don't have a mailing list yet it is hard for me to get feedback to prepare for writing other than via forum. I am a big fan of Mark's Daily Apple and figured this might be a good place to ask for feedback. I want my book to solve a common problem that people have with diet, weight loss, or natural health in general. I would love to know what problems you need solutions for. Any help is very appreciated!

    P.S. Sorry for the typo in the title!

    Dan Leigh
    Last edited by danleigh; 01-31-2014, 06:04 AM.
    Dan Leigh
    My website is Greatest Health Miracle
    http://www.greatesthealthmiracle.com
    Peace

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    Peanut butter.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Hedonist2 View Post
      Peanut butter.
      I hear you on that one. I'm a peanut fiend myself, but I try to only eat them when I can get wild jungle peanuts. They're always out of stock so that isn't too often, but they're so good. As for peanut butter, don't even let me near it! Thanks for the reply. I think I should include a section in my book on overcoming cravings.
      Dan Leigh
      My website is Greatest Health Miracle
      http://www.greatesthealthmiracle.com
      Peace

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      • #4
        i no longer buy nut butters of any sort. the jar and a spoon sing to me like demonic sirens and it's gone in a couple days. a billion calories later and "poof".
        As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

        Ernest Hemingway

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        • #5
          Budget. Good meat in the UK isn't cheap and there are 4 of us to feed.

          If 1/2 lb a day per person is roughly what's needed, that is a lot of the budget gone just on meat.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lettie View Post
            Budget. Good meat in the UK isn't cheap and there are 4 of us to feed.

            If 1/2 lb a day per person is roughly what's needed, that is a lot of the budget gone just on meat.
            learn to cook "off-cuts", offal and buy tinned wild fish. also? eggs.
            As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

            Ernest Hemingway

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            • #7
              So, are eggs on par with meat? I mean, the meat ration could come down if eggs are included?

              I already buy cheapish cuts (pork belly, lamb shoulder etc), but not offal or mince - I'm going to look into both these.

              Sadly, fish and I don't get along - I've no clue why, but it's turned my stomach (even the smell makes me wretch) since I was a child :dunno:

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              • #8
                Having a LONG range view of what a diet is for.

                Most people gain weight over a long period of time, so thinking quick weight loss through diet will work is a bit crazy.

                Diet is a life style just like hobbies, friends, social preferances etc.

                It starts with food is a pretty good book IMO to understand the attachment we have to food both mental and chemical.

                Danny

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                • #9
                  Are you looking for problem foods or just sticky situations or what?

                  Problem natural/primal-ok foods are pretty easy:
                  -nuts and nut butters
                  -cheese
                  -wine
                  -chocolate

                  Problem situations (other than the usual ones like unsupported family/friends or parties or how hard it is to find primal food):
                  -Drinking too much wine makes it easy to give in to temptation
                  -It can be hard to come to terms with the fact that your body is not ever going to look the way you think it should look and learn to celebrate your body for what it is rather than hate it for what it isn't.
                  -It can be easy to fall into traps that lead you away from your best health, such as falling for avoiding fat because a bunch of convincing people tell you that fat makes you fat and cutting it is the easiest way to cut calories. It's easy to fall into these traps because it's easy to take your health for granted and start chasing unrealistic body ideals.
                  Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                  • #10
                    College Station, heck yeah! It's a small world after all.

                    I probably drink too much. When my friends want to have a party or play some beer pong, I always have a good time, so it's hard to refuse. It might have some negative health effects down the road, though.
                    In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lettie View Post
                      So, are eggs on par with meat? I mean, the meat ration could come down if eggs are included?

                      I already buy cheapish cuts (pork belly, lamb shoulder etc), but not offal or mince - I'm going to look into both these.
                      goodness, yes. file this under problem category "primal eating is expensive." you shouldn't be relying solely on muscle meat for protein.

                      Sadly, fish and I don't get along - I've no clue why, but it's turned my stomach (even the smell makes me wretch) since I was a child :dunno:
                      if it smells anything other than slightly briny, it's not fresh. you may want to ease your way in with white fishes like cod, branzino and hake.
                      As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                      Ernest Hemingway

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                      • #12
                        I have to stay high-protein (the most satiating macro) because I REALLY like to feel TOTALLY STUFFED so full that it's hard to breathe. I don't stop eating until I HAVE to when left to my own devices. So to lose weight I have to either do warrior-style eating once a day, or really count calories and be mindful. This wasn't true in keto, I was not ravenous and lost weight easily. But now that I'm eating more potatoes and dairy, the monster rides again. I have put a few pounds on and need to be careful at this point.

                        I've felt "full" less than ten times in my life. Once was after I ate three pounds of ground beef and went to make something else, and realized I wouldn't be able to eat it if I did.
                        Crohn's, doing SCD

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                        • #13
                          Drinking. Plus summers away from home (student) makes for some constant temptations for months at a time. Usually end up eating too much "okay" foods such as white rice and potatoes.
                          "...You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve. -Ginny

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by noodletoy View Post
                            goodness, yes. file this under problem category "primal eating is expensive." you shouldn't be relying solely on muscle meat for protein.



                            if it smells anything other than slightly briny, it's not fresh. you may want to ease your way in with white fishes like cod, branzino and hake.
                            Originally posted by peterstone
                            Eggs, chicken thigh, pork ribs, minced meat, beef liver, BACON. I've found there's lots of different affordable protein sources.
                            Thanks both - that's great news.

                            (Shame OH is already at the shops buying me steak for tonight )

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for all the replies! It definitely seems like one of the most common problems is fighting cravings(both food and drink) as well as feeling satisfied after eating. Those problems are very related, so I'm thinking they could be covered in the same ebook. The budget concerns are a topic I would like to cover as well. I would love to write an entire ebook on eating healthy on a budget. People mainly reach for unhealthy foods due to convenience and low price, so if healthy foods are affordable and quick to prepare they are much easier to stick with. To the person that asked what I am looking for, I am mainly looking for problem situations rather than problem foods. Big picture kind of stuff. The situations you mentioned were really insightful, particularly regarding body image.
                              Dan Leigh
                              My website is Greatest Health Miracle
                              http://www.greatesthealthmiracle.com
                              Peace

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