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    I keep a few sweeteners available depending on...

    I keep a few sweeteners available depending on what it is that I am sweetening: Stevia drops for smoothies, teas and yogurt; Splenda for special occasion desserts (kid's birthday treats, etc); Maple...
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    I agree with Pessimist. I drink an extra cup of...

    I agree with Pessimist. I drink an extra cup of (black) coffee. That is probably not an ideal solution for everyone though.

    Definitely stay busy and drink water too.....
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    I would also add kimchi and pickled vegetables to...

    I would also add kimchi and pickled vegetables to the list.

    Caveat: read your labels carefully or consider making your own. Some supermarket pickles have HFCS for example....
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    I decided to skip the bath...

    I decided to skip the bath soap/shampoo/conditioners as a bit of an experiment. I was genuinely concerned that I might stink to others and not realize it myself. After a month or so, I am happy to...
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    I have observed the same thing. I just attributed...

    I have observed the same thing. I just attributed it to the dramatic loss of body fat and water retention due to a lower-carb diet. That and high-intensity exercise. I have noted that the appearance...
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    I used to be one of these high-fiber diet...

    I used to be one of these high-fiber diet dudes.....even baked my own whole-grain breads. This made me accustom to a daily bowel movement. After going Primal, it did take some time (few months) for...
  7. Thread: Coleslaw

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    I enjoy no-mayo slaws a lot too. I just mix a...

    I enjoy no-mayo slaws a lot too. I just mix a 50/50 oil-white vinegar with a squirt of honey (optional)....usually with some poppy seeds added, though lately I have been playing around with using...
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    I had four dinner guest plus our family of four...

    I had four dinner guest plus our family of four over on Memorial Day. I opted to cook/smoke a 13 pound kosher turkey on my Weber grill. It fed lots of folks with plenty of leftovers for another meal...
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    I grow my own organic ones and use them sparingly...

    I grow my own organic ones and use them sparingly in cole slaws and meatloaf type dishes. We also like to shred and add them to hamburgers (sans the bun). We also feed steamed ones to our kids since...
  10. Thread: Mouth wash

    by BeachGrok
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    I am guessing any residual sweetener left after...

    I am guessing any residual sweetener left after spitting out the mouthwash is negligible...
  11. Thread: Cow Tongue

    by BeachGrok
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    I anyone wants to post specific recipes for cow...

    I anyone wants to post specific recipes for cow tongue (maybe on the recipe forum) I am listening!!! :)

    (Now I have to convince my wife to enjoy it with me ;)
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    I only measured foods and recorded the portions...

    I only measured foods and recorded the portions in FitDay for the first month or two so that I could re-acquaint myself with the fat/protein/carb/calorie content in the foods that I was eating....
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    My favorite is the 3 Greek Gods (full fat). I...

    My favorite is the 3 Greek Gods (full fat). I usually mix it with frozen berries, but I tried fresh strawberries the other day. I swear it was like strawberries and whip cream (only better). Good...
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    Chalk it up as a lessons learned and move on....

    Chalk it up as a lessons learned and move on. Avoid them in the future. I take it you have already beat yourself up enough since you felt compelled to post about it in the first place.
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    Everyone is different but as a rule of thumb, I...

    Everyone is different but as a rule of thumb, I generally limit my consumption to an ounce or two a day.

    Using my kitchen scale, I have determined that a handful is about an ounce.
  16. Thread: Chocolate...

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    I would consider chocolate an indulgence and NOT...

    I would consider chocolate an indulgence and NOT health food. Sure there are well publicized benefits from cocoa powder (antioxidants) but "chocolate" should be a treat.....but I have found that...
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    I have owned my VFFs (KSOs) since October. I wear...

    I have owned my VFFs (KSOs) since October. I wear them regularly to exercise but have also tried them out camping, climbing around on wet rocks and in the ocean. So far I am happy to report that they...
  18. Thread: Berries!

    by BeachGrok
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    I have dropped 30 pounds since going Primal a few...

    I have dropped 30 pounds since going Primal a few months ago. I ate (and continue to eat) berries throughout that time. I do limit them to an ounce or two when enjoying them but they are a definite...
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    I agree with all of the above. Nix the energy...

    I agree with all of the above. Nix the energy drinks, spend your dollars on good quality meats and by all means, pass the scotch and turn up the Ella!!! :)
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    Sounds very similar to what we had last night...

    Sounds very similar to what we had last night (along with leftover turkey and kale).
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    I am fortunate to be able to garden year-round...

    I am fortunate to be able to garden year-round here in So-Cal. I keep four raised beds going plus another couple of areas around the yard where I grow herbs. I also have a few containers filled with...
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    I received my signed copy and poster last week...

    I received my signed copy and poster last week also. So far I have tried the roasted cauliflower and the turkey breast recipes. Both are very tasty!
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    We enjoy the classic vinaigrette (EVO, red wine vinegar, mustard, herbs) most days but when we want another change up, we also mix balsamic vinegar, sugar-free raspberry jam and olive oil. (Purist...
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    Cream on most mornings....though when I do an IF,...

    Cream on most mornings....though when I do an IF, I will sometimes enjoy a cup of black coffee.
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    I know it's not the same thing but when I want...

    I know it's not the same thing but when I want ice cream, I just add some frozen berries to full fat Greek-style yogurt and mash the berries up with a spoon as they begin to soften. It satisfies my...
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