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    There's no evidence at all that microwaving food...

    There's no evidence at all that microwaving food does any damage. Just follow the other posters' advice and don't use plastic containers. And I always like to underheat proteins a bit because...
  2. Thread: gaining weight

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    It could be very simple: 1500-1600 calories may...

    It could be very simple: 1500-1600 calories may be too many for you. I'm 5'6", at my ideal weight, and I typically eat about 1400 calories to maintain (except once a week, when I intentionally eat...
  3. Don't sweat it. Women get completely sick...

    Don't sweat it. Women get completely sick messages from our culture about the "need" to be stick thin and without any fat. That's insane, in evolutionary term. Adult women have fat deposits; you...
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    It's a great side dish, especially for...

    It's a great side dish, especially for nutritional ketosis. 1/6 of the recipe, according to the spark recipe calculator, has 446 calories, 41 grams of fat, 10.2 net carbs, 10.9 grams of protein. 83%...
  5. Thread: not losing weight

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    My suggestions: if you want to lose weight and...

    My suggestions: if you want to lose weight and your current loose primal isn't working, then you need to weigh, measure, and keep track. My guess is that your portion sizes are probably a LOT bigger...
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    The actual study--by a Spanish team of...

    The actual study--by a Spanish team of researchers-- is excellent and it bears little resemblance either to the media reports, or to what many of you are describing. Read the study; it's ungated at...
  7. Beef Salmon Eggs Coffee w/heavy cream...

    Beef
    Salmon
    Eggs
    Coffee w/heavy cream
    kerrygold everything
    greens
    bourbon

    And then, since luckily the world has more than 7 foods, coconut, macadamias, pecans, olives, cauliflower, kale,...
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    For me, the best appetite suppressant is lots of...

    For me, the best appetite suppressant is lots of fat, some protein, and minimal carbs.
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    Seriously? Where exactly does Mark say we HAVE...

    Seriously? Where exactly does Mark say we HAVE to eat starch and fruit to be primal?

    Many women who eat primal do indeed restrict fruits and starches because those foods are not healthy for them,...
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    Well, you'll get a range of advice. Lots of folks...

    Well, you'll get a range of advice. Lots of folks here will suggest that you increase your starches, since that seems to be getting popular here.

    If I were you, I'd start by:
    -cutting way back on...
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    I posted this on your other thread as well:...

    I posted this on your other thread as well:
    Niah, I'm sorry you've having a tough time. PCOS isn't easy to deal with, but a lot of women have indeed found help with a low carb primal (google primal...
  12. Niah, I'm sorry you've having a tough time. PCOS...

    Niah, I'm sorry you've having a tough time. PCOS isn't easy to deal with, but a lot of women have indeed found help with a low carb primal (google primal PCOS, or enter PCOS into the search box...
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    I found that my brain fog vanished when I...

    I found that my brain fog vanished when I completely eliminated grains and sugar (and most carbs, but I'm not sure whether that's related) and increased my omega 3 fatty acids. "Drastic reductions"...
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    I track my food using one of the many great...

    I track my food using one of the many great online apps (I like LoseIt, but there are other good apps as well). I track mostly to make sure my macros are in a good range for me, and to see how my...
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    It's often just genetics. Sorry! Everyone in my...

    It's often just genetics. Sorry! Everyone in my family has the most amazingly puffy eyes with enormous bags underneath. I look at photos of my great-grandparents and there they are: the family...
  16. Thread: Paleo Ice cream?

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    We make lots of ice cream all year long. We use...

    We make lots of ice cream all year long. We use about a quart of our own frozen berries (so no nasty chemicals) and whiz them in the vitamix with a splash of heavy cream and some stevia, or honey...
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    I think nutritional support (ie, paleo) can be an...

    I think nutritional support (ie, paleo) can be an important part of recovery from alcoholism, even if it's not a cure.

    In the boreal First Nations communities that I work with, there's a lot of...
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    Taste of the Wild--a grain-free, high quality...

    Taste of the Wild--a grain-free, high quality food that comes in bags and is available at our local pet/feed store (so it's easy!). Our vet is very enthusiastic about it. We supplement with fish oils...
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    My understanding is that it's the apoB/apoA RATIO...

    My understanding is that it's the apoB/apoA RATIO that's predictive, not the absolute numbers. Your ratio is 0.91, which puts you exactly smack dab in the middle of American men tested in the AMORIS...
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    Thanks. I'm looking to stay healthy for the next...

    Thanks. I'm looking to stay healthy for the next 30 years, at more or less the same weight and same activity level (ie, tons of skiing, biking, kayaking, and hiking, all for fun).

    For a decade, I...
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    This forum is certainly more entertaining than...

    This forum is certainly more entertaining than the LC forum I usually hang out on, where we're always very supportive. Supportive is good, but it's fun to watch you guys argue.

    And yes, I can...
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    Thanks for the different perspectives! It's...

    Thanks for the different perspectives! It's really interesting to hear about the experiences of those of you who have gone through similar changes.

    I know I may have just overdone it on the taters...
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    Adding potatoes after 10 years of VLC: ouch!

    OK, after reading all the discussions about certain starches being appropriate, I decided to add in a few more carbs. This is after 10 years of LC primal (ie, no gluten whatsoever for those 10 years,...
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