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  • that pot pie sounds gross, and i'm southern. i know gross.
    beautiful
    yeah you are

    Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
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    • "Now let's go do some crunches!"
      That is the most pointless exercise known to man except maybe light curls. I could do crunches all day, yet I cry like a baby after 45 seconds of a plank. I don't think I've ever actually felt a crunch in my abs.

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      • Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
        That is the most pointless exercise known to man except maybe light curls. I could do crunches all day, yet I cry like a baby after 45 seconds of a plank. I don't think I've ever actually felt a crunch in my abs.
        Ditto. If I do crunches, I feel it mostly in my neck. My personal trainer used to tell me that it was because I was pulling on my head or going forward rather than "up" but no matter how he adjusted my form, I still would hurt in my neck rather than my abs. (I still do side-crunches though, which I do feel in my lower obliques.)

        I love planks and do so many varieties of them because they are AMAZING at strengthening your core and even arms!
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        • Originally posted by MissJecka View Post
          Ditto. If I do crunches, I feel it mostly in my neck. My personal trainer used to tell me that it was because I was pulling on my head or going forward rather than "up" but no matter how he adjusted my form, I still would hurt in my neck rather than my abs. (I still do side-crunches though, which I do feel in my lower obliques.)

          I love planks and do so many varieties of them because they are AMAZING at strengthening your core and even arms!
          QFT. Crunches are basically useless. Your core is supposed to support and balance you when doing other movements, so lying on the floor half-assedly squeezing them a little bit is a waste of time (and, as you mentioned, often an unnecessary strain on the neck). Side-crunches for the obliques are better, also "leg lift" crunches to work the lower abs usually work pretty well if youre flexible enough that you can get your legs up without straining your low back.

          I'm a bellydancer so I'm always looking up new stretches and exercises for the pelvis and core muscles. If you like planks and working the obliques, I recently found this exercise and I looooove it:

          A Core Exercise for Belly Dance: The Twisting Plank - YouTube
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          • Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
            I'm a bellydancer so I'm always looking up new stretches and exercises for the pelvis and core muscles. If you like planks and working the obliques, I recently found this exercise and I looooove it:

            A Core Exercise for Belly Dance: The Twisting Plank - YouTube
            Mark should include that in the next edition of the PBF. That looks great.

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            • Used to love that oatmeal!

              Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
              Oatmeal is filling when you have it with cream
              And butter, cheese, sausage meat, and eggs.

              My mother told me when she was a kid they used to serve oatmeal with butter rather than sugar. I tried it that way and liked it so much I always served porridge that way. I turned out to be sensitive to oats, as many with gluten intolerance are.

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              • Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
                So, we had roast pigs head yesterday ($3 for 1/2 a head!), and I finished up the rest by making it the bast of a soup, which the wif and me had for breakfast. But I didn't slice all the bits up small...

                Turns out she's too squeamish to eat a whole pigs nose in her soup for breakfast....
                When I spent 3 weeks in Santiago de Compostela, there was a stall in the public market that only sold dried pig faces. I took a photo, but I don't know if I still have it someplace. I'll look on my backup drive I keep at work when I go into the office again.

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                • Originally posted by Kochin View Post
                  Some foods have "CW halos" that make them good until someone "uncovers" the truth: they're not. Then people stop having them. A lot of people think of muffins as "health foods" because a plain muffin is marginally better (in terms of kcals, satiety and chemical content) than a cake or most breakfast cereals. They ignore these facts:
                  -only marginally better, which doesn't mean "healthy"#
                  -only PLAIN muffins are better
                  -it's usually "better per 100g", so, if you eat more muffin, you cancel out any improvement
                  And, in a few weeks, there will be an "expose" on the "hidden secret" of muffins and why they aren't healthy after all.

                  I'm guessing the same goes for wraps: because they're usually smaller (smaller = less kcals by default), have less bread content and the bread is sometimes less processed, they have a "halo".

                  CW is strange even within its own "rules".
                  Actually I see it as a magical principle I call "innocence by association" thing. Everybody "knows" that they add lots of good healthy things to muffins. Lots of people "know" that muffins are a good choice because the calorie count is low, when in fact the numbers they saw were for the small muffins that used to be made in regular size muffin pans to be served on the side of bacon, eggs, and potatoes. Everybody "knows" muffins are "good for you" because you see them (occasionally) advertised as "fat-free" or "low-fat". Therefore, all muffins have these attributes. They are fat-free, packed with heart-healthy add-ins, and low in calories.

                  I worked in a bakery for a while where we made giant muffins, which at the time was rather a new thing. People loved them. The most popular one was blueberry, which was pure cake. I forget how many the recipe made, but it had 4 pounds of butter in it. One variety we made was fat-free. It had whole wheat, oats, bran, chopped apples, raisins, carrots, "natural sweetener" like honey, and other stuff. I calculated the calorie count at 650 calories per each. They were like lead, they were so heavy. A stout middle-aged woman would come in daily to buy one because her doctor said she had to have fat-free. So she was probably getting half her calories for the day in what she undoubtedly thought was a healthy snack.

                  Another time a woman complained that the ham had a little strip of fat around the outside. It was real ham. After that I had to remove that fat. But I think what she was upset about was not that it had an infinitesimal amount of fat, but that it had structure, as meat does. She wanted something that looked like it was grown in a tank.

                  I lol'd so much working at that place.

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                  • ^^pass the bacon!! I could have been the muffin lady! LOL
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                    • Originally posted by fifer View Post
                      I assume they meant it would kill you three times over... the unhealthy burger (red meat is deadly!) the eggs (all that cholesterol will clog you up!) and the bacon (OMG you will die!)
                      Every time you eat like that, three vegans have metaphorical heart attacks.

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                      • Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                        They really are generally more concerned with animal life than health in general because most are driven by ethics rather than health concerns, or at least to a greater degree.
                        For instance, when facing diagnosed B12 deficiency most still will not take a better animal derived supplement even if their health continues to fail because the "vegan supplement" they are using is not well absorbed.
                        Visit a raw vegan or fruitarian forum sometime, where they're all trying to convince themselves that their clear symptoms of malnutrition are simply a sign of continued "detox" after a year or more on the program. Transparent teeth and hair falling out, anyone?

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                        • Originally posted by Wulf View Post
                          My "funny" CW moment for the day is, I was bad and bought some on-sale valentine candy. I got some of the "queen" brand chocolate covered cherries, the ubiquitous type around at this time. I ate one and all I could taste was the plastic packaging - whatever is in all the plastic they use had infused the candy and it was disgusting. All I could taste was like nasty polystyrene. So I put the rest out in the common area (at work). I also swore off those instant noodles in a cup awhile ago (before paleo), because I could taste the styrofoam container, or whatever additive they have in the plastic, in the food. Similarly, not that any of you would be eating bakery items but, the cheap plastic decorations (most likely from china) they stick on top of decorative cupcakes also do this-- infuse the food with chemicals from the plastic, to the point the entire cupcake tastes like the plastic. There are a lot of sources of synthetic chemical contamination out there, and who knows what chronic health problems they are causing...
                          There's something about the fake smell of chocolates with "fruit" fillings that has grossed me out for many years, so if I walked into a store selling them I would have to turn around and walk right back out.

                          One year I bought fresh sweet cherries, pitted them, coated them with fondant, and dipped them in chocolate to bring to a party. They were amazing.

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                          • Originally posted by Yenni View Post
                            I can't stay away from this thread even if I now have a palm print permanently imprinted on my face.

                            Over the last few months I've noticed a lot of incredulous looks, when I walk outside usually with no hat, no gloves, jacket open and in sweats, while most people are very much covered up from head to toe and still shivering. The temperature has varied between -15C and +1C, and granted when it's been in the colder end or windy I've covered up better, but I still just wear a t-shirt under my warm coat instead of my prior three layer get up. Sometimes I feel like taking off my coat to see the disapproving stares of older ladies who seem to think I'll "catch death" the way I'm going.
                            Last month I was waiting on the street in Chicago for a bus that ended up being over an hour late. I think I was eating 75% fat that weekend. The colder it got, the harder the wind blew, the more energy I had. I felt like all I needed was a piece of blubber, a spear, and my trusty leather kayak, so I could hunt a seal. RAWR!

                            I felt sorry for everybody else, huddling like refugees.

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                            • Holy cow...NPR is getting on board the paleo wagon:

                              Diet And Acne: For A Clearer Complexion, Cut The Empty Carbs : The Salt : NPR

                              Ancient Chompers Were Healthier Than Ours : Shots - Health News : NPR
                              "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."-Winston Churchill

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                              "Don't Panic"
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                              • Just recently, I was eating a healthy clam chowder. It consisted of homemade chicken stock, clams, about a ton of miscellaneous vegetables and some bacon and coconut milk. A relative came up when I was noshing and asked me if it was healthy food. I said yes, and he said that healthy food never tastes any good. I was puzzled and said, "But this is delicious."

                                Healthy food doesn't taste bad when I'm Primal.
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                                Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager

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