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  1. BP is a little high. Mine was high when I first...

    BP is a little high. Mine was high when I first started and then went down into the 120 / 130 over 77 range. Vitamin D, magnesium, copper, multi-vitamin, and some vitamin B helped.

    I fell off...
  2. Thread: Vodka

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    Also, just about all spirits are made from grain...

    Also, just about all spirits are made from grain except rum, tequila, and potato vodka. Wine and mead are the most 'primal' because they are made from grapes and honey, respectively...
  3. Thread: Vodka

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    All alcohol is about 90 calories per 4oz (1...

    All alcohol is about 90 calories per 4oz (1 shot). There are no carbohydrates in any spirits. As such, there is absolutely no metabolic difference between drinking vodka, gin, whiskey, tequila, rum...
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    Favorite primal cookbook?

    Hey all -- I'm looking to do some more stuff in the kitchen rather than just grill steak, veggies, and add curry powder to chicken. What primal cookbooks do you recommend? I am leaning towards...
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    Feels great to be back...

    Fell off the boat badly in May, June, July, and August due to a new job (terrible excuse). Just made it through my first week of strict paleo being back on board. I feel fantastic.

    That is all.
  6. Thread: Fitday.com?

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    Depends. If you want it to be very accurate, you...

    Depends. If you want it to be very accurate, you have to weigh your food. You also have to make sure you differentiate between raw and cooked (i.e. 8oz of cooked steak is more than 8oz of raw...
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    Magnesium Vitamin D Multi Zinc Copper I...

    Magnesium
    Vitamin D
    Multi
    Zinc
    Copper

    I also try and get real sun.
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    I think it depends on your lifestyle and fitness...

    I think it depends on your lifestyle and fitness goals. Chances are, someone who is obese has metabolic syndrome. Their bodies are resistant to insulin. They NEED a low carbohydrate to get back to...
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    I think Tom is missing the point. Primal works...

    I think Tom is missing the point. Primal works very well for non-bodybuilders. It's relatively easy and you get good results. It's the most bang for your buck.

    Now, if I were trying to be a...
  10. What are your thoughts on this... I normally skip...

    What are your thoughts on this... I normally skip breakfast and start eating around 1 or 2. Then I eat an omelette with bacon and sausage.
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    This. Go VLC for awhile. Your food cravings...

    This. Go VLC for awhile. Your food cravings will disappear. Gradually phase things back in.

    I feel off the boat last month and had to re-adapt. Went very VLC and then started riding my bike...
  12. Because a vegan diet is still better than SAD. ...

    Because a vegan diet is still better than SAD. Most processed crap also happens to contain animal product in it. You cut out cheesesteaks, frozen dinners, hoagies, etc. and replace them with beans...
  13. Thread: Last supper

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    "I can eat bread, I just choose not to." If...

    "I can eat bread, I just choose not to."

    If you want people to just not ask questions, say you're "trying Atkins."

    If they want to get into a protracted debate about it, I at the point where...
  14. Thread: my weight

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    How is your carbohydrate intake? Look, here is...

    How is your carbohydrate intake?

    Look, here is what you need to know with primal. The goal is to reduce your blood sugar levels and then insulin. Once that gets resolved, you will eat less...
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    Former vegan here... yup. It's probably a good...

    Former vegan here... yup. It's probably a good idea to start with eggs and veggies, and then slowly incorporate meat back in.

    Now most of what I eat is meat and veggies. I went slowly... eggs,...
  16. Personal story, take it for whatever it's...

    Personal story, take it for whatever it's worth...

    In high school a few of my family members did Atkins and lost a bunch of weight. I observed and was like "meat heavy = delicious and easy." My...
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    Sort of had the same issue. Take ZMA, magnesium,...

    Sort of had the same issue. Take ZMA, magnesium, and vitamin D. Get sun if possible. Eat grass fed beef, whole eggs, and take fish oil. Once in awhile, take a cold shower. Drink less alcohol. ...
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    FWIW, I eat Qudoba at lunch. Naked taco salad...

    FWIW, I eat Qudoba at lunch. Naked taco salad with no beans / dressing, add steak, peppers, onions, guacamole, pico (garden salsa), and hot sauce. That's basically a BAS.
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    FWIW my mood has gotten SO much better. So much...

    FWIW my mood has gotten SO much better. So much incredibly insanely better. I used to be a little angry all the time, kind of waiting to pop. Now I'm one of the most chill and rational guys I...
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    I think he correctly pinned the obesity epidemic...

    I think he correctly pinned the obesity epidemic on carbs. He didn't address other health issues, which might not hit the obese. A thin or normal weight person can have a heart attack or be...
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    I think that's a little out of context. The CW...

    I think that's a little out of context. The CW theory was that fat / obese people are lazy by nature, and they consume too many tasty fatty foods, which is why they're fat. They choose the pleasure...
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    If I have one 'criticism' of Taubes, it's this: ...

    If I have one 'criticism' of Taubes, it's this: he thinks like my fiance.

    Me: "Um, that's no good for you."
    Her: "What are you talking about, it only has 200 calories in it."

    Just because...
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    Just keep in mind that Gary Taubes's book focused...

    Just keep in mind that Gary Taubes's book focused on the narrow issue of why people get fat.

    There are several books written about optimal health, namely Robb Wolf's book, Mark Sisson's book,...
  24. I used to joke and call it 'the hunger.' I had...

    I used to joke and call it 'the hunger.' I had the hunger in me -- I could eat like crazy. I just don't have it anymore. Even on Saturdays, when I take my 'cheat meal', I stop eating because I'm...
  25. Yup. Great point. Once your blood sugar is in...

    Yup. Great point. Once your blood sugar is in check, you won't have the desire to do that. That's why it works. Conversely, you can sit on the couch and eat a huge bag of chips and still feel...
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