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  • This is satire, but I wouldn't be surprised if it actually happened.

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    • Originally posted by Jaradel View Post
      Still trying to figure out how supposedly intelligent people think that saturated fat triggers insulin resistance... SMH
      IIRC most of the studies showing correlations between sat fats and inflammation use rat studies, with the Norway rats being most likely to become obese (and suffer related health problems). There's a gargantuan leap from correlational studies with rats to causal certitude in humans, and I also seem to recall detailed breakdown of the fats indicating possible confounds (presence of trans-fats, higher levels of sat fats AND carbohydrates).

      What interests me is that diets high in omega-6 are inflammatory and inflammation can lead to insulin resistance. Of course, most omega-6 in the SAD is being delivered alongside a heady overdose of processed food carbohydrate, but it seems to me CW has it bass-ackwards to say sat fats are the devil, tra la la, let's substitute some healthy vegetable oil or canola oil. Barf.

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      • Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
        The Boyfriend got his Reader's Digest in the mail this week. Yes, we're that old.

        Anyway, there's an ad for Victoza, a diabetes med, that features Paula Deen. In the ad, it mentions that the once-daily injectible can cause (among other things) thyroid tumors, thyroid cancer and pancreatitis. Sounds great...

        Literally only 8 pages later, there's a 2 page Q&A with a couple of "health experts" the first of whom is a registered dietician and certified diabetes instructor. The other (Campbell) is president of health care and education at the American Diabetes Association. You're gonna love this:

        Q: Paula Deen adds butter by the stick to her meals. Did she get dabetes because of her diet?

        A: "Deen's recipes are high in saturated fat, which triggers inflammation and can lead to insulin resistance. But the way she cooks is not the only reason she developed the disease... Many hereditary and lifestyle factors - high cholesterol or blood pressure, inactivity, and family history - can raise your chances." Campbell adds "People with diabetes should get less than 7% of calories from saturated fat, or about 15 grams per day (one tablespoon of butter has about 7 grams)."

        Q: I read that Deen ditched her staple sweet tea after her diagnosis. Is that because sugar causes diabetes?

        A: "Sugar doesn't 'give' you diabetes, but there's one caveat: A study presented at the American Heart Association Scentific Sessions last year found that women who drank 2 or more sugary drinks a day, even if they were a normal weight, were more likely to develop abnormal levels of fasting glucose - a sign of diabetes. 'Liquid sugar may work differently from other sugar' explains Campbell. 'It seems to start a cycle that increases visceral fat, which can lead to metabolic syndrome, a precursor to type 2 diabetes.' Be mindful of how many sugar beverages you sip, especially if you have other diabetes risk factors, advises Campbell."

        Q: Preaching portion control, Deen has said "It's not what you're eating but how much." So I can enjoy whatever I want, if I only have a little?

        A: " 'As a dietician, I'm trained to tell you there's no food you can never eat' says Campbell. 'While that's true, you can't eat whatever you want, whenever you want - even if it's only a little. So if you want fried chicken or mac and cheese, you can have a small portion of it, but not often.' Most other times, it's important to make healthy choices and balance nutrients. An easy way to do that: Divide your plate into sections. Fill half with vegetables (such as leafy greens, tomatoes and carrots), use a quarter for healthy carb (whole-grain pasta or rice) and add lean protein (chicken, sirloin or fish) to the remaining quarter. Finish with a piece of fresh fruit."

        While I don't think the plate idea is too terrible, assuming you DON'T eat the whole-grain pasta, and I get that liquid sugar is sneaky as hell because you get even less of the "satiated" feel after all of the calories, seriously... the rest of the article is utter horse pucky. They also mention that Paula has cheat days once a week (rice and gravy, country-fried steak, butter bean soup and mac and cheese) and has "made healthy swaps" by eating whole-grain pasta "to reduce fat". That's supposedly how she has gotten leaner and made progress in her fight against diabetes.

        ARGH!!!
        I can kinda see what they meant by their discussion of how sugar doesnt "give" you diabetes. Sugar triggers a cascade of hormone reactions that eventually cause the diabetes. But the way that they worded it seems purposefully obtuse and leads one with the impression that sugar is still ok.

        It's like saying that bullets dont "give you" death. Its true, technically, but the connection between them is undeniable in any rational persons mind.
        "Since going primal, I've found that there are very few problems that cannot be solved with butter and/or bacon fat."

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        • Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
          It's like saying that bullets dont "give you" death. Its true, technically, but the connection between them is undeniable in any rational persons mind.
          I think that's actually a perfect analogy.

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          • Posted a few minutes ago on a forum I use.

            "Been eating quorn this week, far healthier than meat and tastes the same/nicer in some cases."

            Now, I've looked at this, and considered a number of replies, but I can't quite put them across in a civil way. So, what would you say to this idiot? Person, obviously I meant person.
            Do what you love and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. if you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching tv. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop, they will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over analyzing, life is simple. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Some opportunities only come once, seize them.

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            • I would just feel sorry for them!! Can you imagine not eating meat instead eating some boring grey fungus for the rest of your life?

              I personally don't see the point in quorn... ooooh lets make vegetarian stuff look like meat!!! If you want something that looks like meat.. eat meat SIMPLES!!

              Quorn I think is the antichrist to primal! trying to turn something into something it's not meant to be!

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              • I've been reading this thread over the past few days, and found it all really funny, though being new to primal eating I thought it would be a while before I had anything to share myself. Well, as it turns out -

                Last night at the church potluck after Assumption mass I scan the food table and see a few promising options. The "official cook" had made jambalaya, and though he spooned it over a dish of rice, I just went into the kitchen and helped myself to the crockpot of meat. Went back out to the food table and grabbed some deviled eggs. I wanted some veggies, but the options were green bean casserole, corn bake, or iceberg mix salad. I saw I had a bunch of jambalaya broth swimming around my plate, so I spooned onto the corner of my plate some of the lettuce. I felt very pleased.

                But while I was helping myself to the lettuce, a sweet old lady came up to me and commented, "That's how you stay so thin, you eat the salad." I just smiled and said thank you, but on the inside I was going "?!?WHAT?!?" Do you not notice that 7/8 of my plate is jambalaya meat and deviled eggs? Do you think the 6 pieces of iceberg lettuce I'm putting on the side is all I'm going to eat?!

                Unfortunately, I only came to primal off 2.5 weeks of the FSND Reboot, so I can't attribute my 20-pounds-in-one-month weightloss to just eating meat and fat. But, I mean, my plate of meat and eggs was right there under her nose, and she attributed my current weight to the paltry salad?

                I guess it's true, CW really does put the blinders on people.

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                • Got to agree with urbancaveman. I'd ask if they know how it's made, it's disgusting.

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                  • Originally posted by SarahW View Post
                    I've been reading this thread over the past few days, and found it all really funny, though being new to primal eating I thought it would be a while before I had anything to share myself. Well, as it turns out -

                    Last night at the church potluck after Assumption mass I scan the food table and see a few promising options. The "official cook" had made jambalaya, and though he spooned it over a dish of rice, I just went into the kitchen and helped myself to the crockpot of meat. Went back out to the food table and grabbed some deviled eggs. I wanted some veggies, but the options were green bean casserole, corn bake, or iceberg mix salad. I saw I had a bunch of jambalaya broth swimming around my plate, so I spooned onto the corner of my plate some of the lettuce. I felt very pleased.

                    But while I was helping myself to the lettuce, a sweet old lady came up to me and commented, "That's how you stay so thin, you eat the salad." I just smiled and said thank you, but on the inside I was going "?!?WHAT?!?" Do you not notice that 7/8 of my plate is jambalaya meat and deviled eggs? Do you think the 6 pieces of iceberg lettuce I'm putting on the side is all I'm going to eat?!

                    Unfortunately, I only came to primal off 2.5 weeks of the FSND Reboot, so I can't attribute my 20-pounds-in-one-month weightloss to just eating meat and fat. But, I mean, my plate of meat and eggs was right there under her nose, and she attributed my current weight to the paltry salad?

                    I guess it's true, CW really does put the blinders on people.
                    Maybe that sweet old lady recognized that you hadn't loaded your plate with potato salad, mac-n-cheese, and corn on the cob... She might be on to something. She knew that the meat and eggs + (semi-) green veggies were going to keep you from gorging on desserts. Don't underestimate those sweet old ladies..

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                    • Originally posted by urbancaveman View Post
                      I would just feel sorry for them!! Can you imagine not eating meat instead eating some boring grey fungus for the rest of your life?

                      I personally don't see the point in quorn... ooooh lets make vegetarian stuff look like meat!!! If you want something that looks like meat.. eat meat SIMPLES!!

                      Quorn I think is the antichrist to primal! trying to turn something into something it's not meant to be!
                      Ya. Sorta defeats the eat real whole foods principle. I had never heard of this stuff until now. Had to look it up. Wish I hadn't. Yuck.

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                      • Eating my bacon & eggs this morning while shouting at jillian michaels on tv. I used to love her!

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                        • Originally posted by smilingjustalittlebit View Post
                          Posted a few minutes ago on a forum I use.

                          "Been eating quorn this week, far healthier than meat and tastes the same/nicer in some cases."

                          Now, I've looked at this, and considered a number of replies, but I can't quite put them across in a civil way. So, what would you say to this idiot? Person, obviously I meant person.
                          What's next, Soylent Green?
                          "Don't waste your time, or time will waste you."

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                          • Originally posted by skorpion317 View Post
                            What's next, Soylent Green?
                            No, that's made of meat so it's bad for you. Duh.

                            _-J o u r n a l_--------- ---- ---- --- --- -- -- -

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                            • Originally posted by skorpion317 View Post
                              What's next, Soylent Green?
                              Wait! That's not Primal?!

                              Crap, I just ordered a bunch from Amazon. Amazon.com: Soylent Green Crackers: Toys & Games

                              It was right next to the Unicorn Meat, which I KNOW is Primal. Canned Unicorn Meat : Toys & Games : Amazon.com
                              Durp.

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                              • Someone said to me today 'you've lost too much weight '

                                'pardon?'

                                'yes, you've lost too much weight, your face is too thin now, doesn't suit you. Are you still dieting? You need to stop and eat something'

                                WTF? Apart from the fact she is wrong (i'm 5'4 and still weigh 149.5lb, not exactly got my ribs protruding) i started this because SAD was making me ILL. I'm not suddenly going to revert back to SAD to make myself ill again! Why do some people think it's perfectly ok to tell me there is something wrong with my face? That's my actual face you're insulting LOL

                                She then proceeded to put a biscuit in front of me like i was seriously ill and needed feeding up.....

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