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    The nice thing about telling your co-workers...

    The nice thing about telling your co-workers consistently that you don't eat that sort of thing is that if you DO eat it, they will call you in it. I broke down and had a very sugary, very bad...
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    This would be me. I'm in my early 30s, am...

    This would be me. I'm in my early 30s, am naturally lean, and have never dieted or tried to lose weight with exercise. I pretty much eat whatever I want in whatever volume I want. I don't own a...
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    I work at a large box-store that functions both...

    I work at a large box-store that functions both as a grocery store and sells general merchandise. Lunches are no problem, but the break room often has chips, crackers, cereal, cookies, cupcakes, and...
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    Wow, thanks for sharing this! I have a Panera...

    Wow, thanks for sharing this! I have a Panera gift card hanging out in a drawer, and I eat there a few times a year with family/friends. I can't see eating there any more than very rarely, but at...
  5. I've been Primal for almost two years, and I did...

    I've been Primal for almost two years, and I did something similar near the beginning. I was great for a few months and then I spent another few months bouncing around with junk food splurge and...
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    Actually, a pound of sweet potato works out to 96...

    Actually, a pound of sweet potato works out to 96 grams of carbohydrate (Nutrition Data, based on 6g/oz). Add in a large banana (31 g carbohydrate) and you get 127 g of carbs. That's well within...
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    When my weeks get really busy, I pre-chop some...

    When my weeks get really busy, I pre-chop some veggies (usually red onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper) and keep a few containers pre-mixed in the 'fridge. In the morning, I just toss...
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    You know you are primal when: 1) The cashier...

    You know you are primal when:

    1) The cashier at the co-op says "Having a party?" as he rings up 20 pounds of meat.

    2) At a difference co-op, the cashiers have taken to calling me the "egg...
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    I agree with @lex. Context matters. I don't...

    I agree with @lex. Context matters.

    I don't get any choice about my lunchtime when I'm at work, and it's sometimes a late lunch. I have zero opportunities to grab a bite to eat before that, so...
  10. Thread: Rave of the Day

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    My rave today is that I have the most awesome...

    My rave today is that I have the most awesome parents. They actually went to the farmer's market to get some good, local ham for Easter lunch today. They also got grass-fed brisket for Christmas...
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    I would have to agree with those who would avoid...

    I would have to agree with those who would avoid this product. Society has pressed upon us the idea that we can (and should) "have it all." I'm sorry, but eating paleo or primal means giving up...
  12. Thread: Superfoods

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    I'm not into the "super foods" concept. While I...

    I'm not into the "super foods" concept. While I certainly believe that some foods are better than others (and certain foods are definitely great sources of antioxidants or other great things), I...
  13. Thread: 80/20 Delusions

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    Echoing some other sentiments here: To me the...

    Echoing some other sentiments here: To me the 80/20 principal is about trying for 100% while being flexible enough to the demands of life so as not to go crazy. It means eating primal at home, but...
  14. One thing I heard recently is that willpower is a...

    One thing I heard recently is that willpower is a lot like a muscle. It can get stronger with use and practice over time, but it can also get fatigued. According to this particular scientist, all...
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    I also had a "planned day of indulgence." My...

    I also had a "planned day of indulgence." My main objective was to enjoy myself with some good food and family time, and not over do it to the extent that I would wake up with a gut-ache at 2am.
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    Wow, I really hope my local TJ is carrying that. ...

    Wow, I really hope my local TJ is carrying that. I'll have to check when I stop in next week. I'm down to the last scrapings in my current jar. One jar lasts me about 6 months, but still, I'd...
  17. I'm not super into tracking my calories, but I...

    I'm not super into tracking my calories, but I did so for a while when I was transitioning to primal. My daily consumption is usually around 1800 to 2200 calories, but a few days before that time of...
  18. Thread: Vegging Out!

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    I definitely eat more veggies too, and a greater...

    I definitely eat more veggies too, and a greater variety in a given week. The real irony is that I eat more veggies NOW than when I was a vegetarian. Apparently grains crowd out vegetables far more...
  19. Thread: Snacking

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    Generally if I'm snacking it means that I didn't...

    Generally if I'm snacking it means that I didn't eat enough fat and protein at a previous meal. Or it's a couple days before my period starts, and my body is demanding that I eat everything in sight...
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    Breakfast: seasoned ground beef with sauteed...

    Breakfast: seasoned ground beef with sauteed onions and peppers.
    Lunch: a can of tuna (I'm rather minimalist for lunch)
    Dinner: Just finished scrambled eggs w/ salsa and a bowl of homemade...
  21. Thread: Cheat Meal?!

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    I don't schedule cheat meals. Instead I have a...

    I don't schedule cheat meals. Instead I have a family that lives nearby and I eat with them (either at their home or out at a restaurant) a few times per month. I try to make reasonable choices,...
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    Their stuff isn't Primal due to added sugar or...

    Their stuff isn't Primal due to added sugar or other processed ingredients. However, next summer when it's 90 degrees, muggy, and I really want to have some ice cream in the house, a container of...
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    2-3 pounds of chuck roast, half-thawed so it's...

    2-3 pounds of chuck roast, half-thawed so it's easier to cut.

    Cut into small pieces, I usually go for roughly domino-sized.

    Put in slow cooker and cook on low for 6-7 hours.

    This will yield...
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    I grew up on margarine (my parents were trying to...

    I grew up on margarine (my parents were trying to be health-conscious). I never bought it after I moved out since I found out the trans fat was horrible, but it took me about a year to get used to...
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    I've taken the advice of J. Stanton from the...

    I've taken the advice of J. Stanton from the gnolls.org regarding nuts [and cheese]: "If you need to eat a can of nuts or a brick of cheese, you didnít eat enough meat."

    I am quite capable of...
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