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  • I was waiting in line at Walmart. My attention was drawn to the cover photo of a magazine, where there was something wrapped in bacon, and some other things. It looked like a banana wrapped in bacon.

    Actually, it was corn on the cob. But now I can't stop thinking about wrapping a banana in bacon and roasting it.

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    • 1. I made a 7 hour slow cooked beef cheek stew, with onion and red wine. The sauce was a little thin, and I said I'd probably just make some cauliflower mash to soak it up. A colleague I was telling suggested adding some instant mash powder to thicken it..

      2. At work, with my enormous bowl of lamb stew with veg and stock, and the girl across from me is eating a pack of 2 minute noodles microwaved with some carrot. Everyone applauds her on her healthy choice and assumes a look of disgust at my greed.
      "I reserve the right to say stupid things"

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      • That number 2 is truly sad.
        Annie Ups the Ante
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        • So, went to a friend's house for dinner last night. All homemade: Potato salad, watermelon salad, ribs in barbecue sauce, peach cobbler and store bought ice cream. Today, my gut is killing me. The commercial ribs and store bought ice cream are tearing through me like crazy and I feel like crap because there was not one item in the meal that didn't have sugar in it in one form or another. No wonder they are all obese (friend has had gastric bypass and lost her pancreas because she got violently ill not long after and almost died). He makes almost all his own bread and their adult daughter has put on a good 40 pounds in the last year. And my friend has problems with alcohol (sugar addiction). He's lucky because even though he's in the military, he is a good 6 feet tall and carries much of his weight in his frame. Sigh. Nice to be with them, hard to see their choices.
          The eyes of all hope in thee, O Lord: and thou givest them meat in due season.
          Psalms 144:15

          Annie Sires

          Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.
          Pope John Paul II

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          • Not a CW, but a 'caught by the CW faileo trap'

            Was out shopping yesterday. One child at a birthday party. The other at home with Dad. An afternoon to wander about Bed Bath and Beyond with no one nagging, whining, running to the restroom. Bliss. Adjacent to BB&B is a smoothie place, Robeks. Why not, says I. I had done my 'move at slow pace for a long time', my house was clean, laundry done, a warm afternoon. And a smoothie is better than a sweet, correct?

            I enter, contemplate the kale, carrot, beet, apple juice (Too sweet! says I) and then see the 'greek yogurt and strawberry'. Hmm. That sounds great! Offered with 'less carbs' and 'semi-sweet' taste. OK. It is tangy, and delicious, but on the sweet side. That did not stop me from sucking down a medium size.

            Today the curiosity killed the cat, and I checked the website for nutrition breakdown. Good God, I just sucked down 86 grams of carbs in ONE SMOOTHIE!!! No wonder I was jittery in the afternoon!

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            • The monthly 'Health Wellness' newsletter is full of gems this month:

              "Recent studies on sunscreens have suggested they may contain harmful ingredients, including retinyl palmitate, nanoparticles and oxybenzone. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and the FDA have reviewed the studies and determined the ingredients in question are not harmful."

              Hmmm. Riiiiiiight.

              Then this, an item on a checklist: "I fill one quarter of my plate with grains at every meal. At least half of the grains I eat daily are whole grain"

              *Hits delete

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              • Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                I decided to go off plan today and get a sandwich from Subway as my one meal. But I had already filled my backpack with other things that I needed from around the neighborhood. This meant that I walked into my apt complex with a bag that had a big Subway logo on it. I was actually embarrassed. LOL
                I know, it's crazy. When I lived in the states for a year, there weren't many healthy food options at all. So I ate Subway every second day for lunch, feeling virtuous that I had managed to find ONE healthy option out there.

                It still feels weird to not think of subway as a good option.
                Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                Griff's cholesterol primer
                5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                bloodorchid is always right

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                • Overweight lady co-worker is telling me about her struggles with her calorie restricted diet. I try to keep it to myself, but the whole "If you ate real foods, you might be able to lose weight, not be hungry, and not count calories" thing comes out. "Look at me. I eat almost exclusively single-ingredient foods. Steak, eggs, vegetables, potatoes, cheese, and a little bit of bacon. And I'm struggling to put on weight.

                  But she tells me she can't eat cheese because it has too much fat. And then she proceeds to ask me whether she should buy the regular salad dressing or the low fat version which has more sodium. Umm, what did I just say?
                  The Champagne of Beards

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                  • Lady at work this morning brought in a dozen Krispy Kremes - the done thing when you fly to the Eastern States as there are no KK shops in Western Australia. I overheard someone saying well ok, they'll have one, but gimme the apple and custard one so its healthier.
                    "I reserve the right to say stupid things"

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                    • I tasted one Krispy Kreme once back when they were such a big deal. Gagged it was so sweet. Could never understand the big deal about them.

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                      • Originally posted by tapper47 View Post
                        I tasted one Krispy Kreme once back when they were such a big deal. Gagged it was so sweet.
                        Yeah, it's amazing.

                        A few years ago I was in the states and the woman wanted to goto Cheesecake Factory (barf), so I took her. The triple heart attack fudge cake desert was so large, and soo sweet we couldn't even believe it was real. No human needs, nor should ever consume, something that sweet. It's just plain unnatural. This was like lab fructose instant diabetes sweet. My old boss in the states used to bring in homemade fudge that was the same way. Nobody else in the world does that.

                        Americans taste buds are fried.

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                        • Cheesecake Factory (barf), so I took her. The triple heart attack fudge cake desert was so large, and soo sweet we couldn't even believe it was real. No human needs, nor should ever consume, something that sweet.
                          Cheesecake Factory was my last stop before becoming primal. I had a simple dinner of salmon, roasted veggies and potatoes, and then a slice of Dulce du Leche cheesecake. I didn't even eat half the cheesecake. I came home and my skin was just crawling and I felt toxic for 2 days. It felt like "whoa...I've been poisoned." And I will tell you, at the time, I could put down some sweets, so it wasn't like a new thing to have a dessert or a bunch of sugar.

                          I don't know what they put in their food- to this day, I make cheesecake and will eat it. Of all desserts you can make from scratch it is pretty primal and doesn't have a ton of sugar in it. I have no idea what the hell was in that food, but in a way, I'm glad I ate it, because it was the final sign that the foods I was eating was going to kill me. It felt like acid in my veins. Very disturbing.

                          I HIGHLY suggest if you travel to America that you do not eat at chains. There are some amazing local restaurants everywhere. I mean, if you ate at Olive Garden, Appleby's and Cheesecake Factory I can see where you might assume we all lack taste buds. But every town has some local options worth trying.

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                          • Originally posted by Badgerfaced View Post
                            Lady at work this morning brought in a dozen Krispy Kremes - I overheard someone saying well ok, they'll have one, but gimme the apple and custard one so its healthier.
                            Now THAT is funny!
                            Began Primal Living: 25 Sep 2012
                            Starting Weight: 82kg (180 lbs) - Lost 30 lbs since going Primal!

                            "I do not eat enough carbs to justify eating low-fat."
                            "Have some bread with your bread, pasta, bread, and HFCS." - Unicorn
                            "I also walk my dog twice a day now instead of paying someone else to do it." - IronGirl
                            "Tell me you're not weak minded enough to be outsmarted by a donut?" - not on the rug


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                            • Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
                              a slice of Dulce du Leche cheesecake. I came home and my skin was just crawling and I felt toxic for 2 days. It felt like "whoa...I've been poisoned." And I will tell you, at the time, I could put down some sweets, so it wasn't like a new thing to have a dessert or a bunch of sugar.
                              Hehe I know right? I still remember we talked about that fudge cake for like an hour afterwards; about our weird sugar rush feeling and about why anyone would serve such a crazy thing? And hell, why we ate it?

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                              • Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
                                I HIGHLY suggest if you travel to America that you do not eat at chains. There are some amazing local restaurants everywhere. I mean, if you ate at Olive Garden, Appleby's and Cheesecake Factory I can see where you might assume we all lack taste buds. But every town has some local options worth trying.
                                This is just a good rule in general. Whenever I go on road trips with friends back to where I'm from, I have a rule that we don't eat at any chains during the trip.
                                I wish I liked to eat liver.

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