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    Every time we go out to dinner, we end up explaining the Primal/Paleo/low-carb lifestyle to the waiter (and sometimes the managers, when they can't believe that no, we really DON'T want the corn chips, tortillas, bread, croutons, etc. - just bring on the steak!). Almost always, the waiter or waitress wants to know more, and I always wind up trying to remember the best and most comprehensive books and websites on the topic, and inevitably forget some. I write them down, but my handwriting's not the best.


    So, here's an alternative that I came up with today: a "fat" business card listing this site and Proteinpower.com, four books that have really helped me (including The Primal Blueprint), and on the back, a link to a video of a Berkeley lecture by Dr. Gary Taubes. I've ordered a hundred of them, and they should be here within the week. I'm excited!


    I was thinking this might be a good resource for the community... what do folks think? If it wouldn't violate site rules, I can link to the card I created. If it would, no worries - at least I've planted the idea so that others can do something similar.

    Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

    Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


    Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

    My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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    The problem is that everyone's focus is different. I end up talking to people about CHD or obesity or diabetes, or...

    Sounds like you made them pretty generic though.


    I'm more interested in a paleo version of these:

    http://www.triumphdining.com/products/gluten-free-dining-cards


    ...but again, everyone would have different needs.

    The "Seven Deadly Sins"

    Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . . Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
    Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
    Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)

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      Griff. and Tarlach:


      Great idea, both of you!


      I've been super-broke recently, and so haven't had the resources to dine out-but I love the concept.

      Griff, I would love to see those cards when you get them!

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        Awesome idea, Griff. If you're able to post the card, I'd love to see it!

        Nightlife ~ Chronicles of Less Urban Living, Fresh from In the Night Farm ~ Idaho's Primal Farm! http://inthenightlife.wordpress.com/

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          That would be great to give to any interested party. I get tired of running my mouth! I'd definitely love to see a link. Thanks, Griff!

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            Here's links to the front and back of the cards, which arrived yesterday. Sorry about the cruddy quality of the photos - all I have available right now is my cell phone.


            http://tinypic.com/r/dm2r7p/4


            and


            http://tinypic.com/r/2duk1ut/4


            The link on the back of the card is to one of Gary Taubes' lectures: http://www.dhslides.org/mgr/mgr060509f/f.htm


            I'm going to keep a few of these in my pocket so I can hand them to anyone who asks. It's such a relief not to have to try to remember and write down all these links.

            Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

            Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


            Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

            My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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              Awesome, simply awesome Griff!

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                But Griff, a personal trainer told me that Gary Taubes was an idiot. Then again, he also gave me diet and workout advice that made me gain 10 lbs....so.....Hmmmmm


                ;-P

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                  SassaFrass: I know, those trainers know EVERYTHING, right?


                  (I should tell the horror story of the time when I signed up for a gym membership and later discovered that my "trainer" was one of the front desk employees, who'd been "promoted" because they needed a warm body to fill a trainer space while they looked to hire someone. Can we say Potential Lawsuit, boys and girls? Yes, I knew we could.)

                  Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

                  Looking for my Cholesterol Primer? Here it is: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...mer-(Attempt-2)


                  Ditch the scale!: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread33283.html

                  My Success Story: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30615.html

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                    Yeahhhhh! Potential lawsuit! That's why those people spend money on their lovely training, so that they are 'certified' with giving bad advice! ;-)


                    Even though, on this forum where I met the afore-mentioned trainer (he was one of the best), there were personal trainers in there asking for very basic advice for their clients! I remember thinking "Sheesh! Just another reason NOT to hire a trainer and just educate myself in all ways possible!".

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                      Sassa, I met with a trainer at my gym the other day and we have a consultation with him tomorrow. He said he's certified but he looks no where close to any of the Primal success stories on MDA. Maybe, we should select our trainer based on how they look with their shirts off! Thankfully, he said he's not trained in nutrition and therefore cannot advice on that.

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                        Yeah, maba, I've just heard WAY too many horror stories.


                        It's pretty rare to get a good one.


                        I say, use him/ her for true form-spotting and leave it at that. Even though I had a stupid "Bally's" trainer 'school' me on not "lifting weights like a man". That made me mad. I didn't even ask him for advice. If I wanted to work my pecs with a full-range of motion 'like a man', that's my preference, but in no way, shape or form was it wrong or hurtful to me in any way!

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                          I use the 24-Hour gym 'cause it's close; but one of the drawbacks is they are constantly running promotions with various other companies.


                          Yesterday, they tried to foist samples of "Whole-Grain Cheerios" on me; I politely declined. The desk guy persisted; I replied I don't eat grains. He looked shocked, and said, "You NEED grains to live!". I said, "Well, I must be a vampire then!" and walked away.


                          That guy is scared of me now :-D

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                            Kuno, that cracked me up! I might use your line in the future. The gym we are members at has an Italian restaurant on premise and guess what their daily specials are: PASTA!

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                              maba,

                              My gift to you ;-)


                              God seems to have "blessed" me with a smart mouth; glad somebody might find it useful....

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