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    I've been maintaining a straight back, neck,...

    I've been maintaining a straight back, neck, hips, legs position in the plank, not the hips up position of the hollow plank I viewed on one YouTube video. When I don't contract my abs more than...
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    Thanks for the helpful & supportive comments! I...

    Thanks for the helpful & supportive comments! I did find some tutorials on YouTube. I have to watch my blood sugar so no potatoes in my future. : )
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    Planks & Belly

    When I do planks, my belly hangs down during the exercise. Even when I try to pull everything in, it only helps a little. I have a visible paunch during planks but not when standing in front of the...
  4. Thread: Snacking

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    Kale chips: Start with any variety of Kale...

    Kale chips: Start with any variety of Kale (Lacinato/Dino works best but Red Russian also works!)

    1 bunch fresh Kale
    1 tablespoon olive oil (or more if you like)
    1 teaspoon sea salt or favorite...
  5. Tea phytonutrients in multiple extractions?

    I've been drinking green and oolong teas about 3x per day, going through my special order teas at an alarming rate. Recently I decided to try doing multiple extractions. I know that with each...
  6. I started Primal at about the same place as you...

    I started Primal at about the same place as you except for 5'7", 145 ish lb, post-menopausal (which gives you an edge, girl!)-coming in at about 10 lb lighter since June. I saw the first real...
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    Stick with it. Seems to me like adding carbs...

    Stick with it. Seems to me like adding carbs isn't necessarily critical if you have the time to swim slowly. Switch to side stroke or elementary backstroke (unless the injury precludes this) to...
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    If your joints are sound you might consider an...

    If your joints are sound you might consider an alternative interval training on the sprint principle that would be kinder to your joints, since your main concern seems to be injury. That would get...
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    I have the same debate with myself, and am...

    I have the same debate with myself, and am sticking with home workouts for now, to save $ and time. I'm not that strong so the body weight exercises are plenty for me for now. I do the "sprints"...
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    Love waking up and thinking, "Which of my pants...

    Love waking up and thinking, "Which of my pants that fit me (again) do I want to wear today, and what belt should I use because of course I'll be tucking in my shirt?" I'm four months in, looking...
  11. Fermented foods & probiotic supplements: friend or foe?

    Diet & diabetes news this week raised again the notion that our gut bacteria populations can have a lot to do with how many calories from fat we absorb, and appear to have a connection to obesity and...
  12. Visceral fat, anorexia connection, solution

    I'm a post-menopausal woman with a history of anorexia as a teen. Most of my adult life I've weighed in the 130's which for me at 5'7" is healthy; weighing less than 125 when I was younger caused...
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    Something like "original source probably...

    Something like "original source probably accessible through pubmed" would suffice, if you didn't have a link handy. Let's keep it supportive. I spent a little time looking and did not find the...
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    I make my kefir with non-fat milk from the...

    I make my kefir with non-fat milk from the supermarket and have it with fat and fiber from other sources to slow down metabolism of the lactose, which does raise my blood sugar. Since I don't have a...
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    Good luck with your modifications!! I've read...

    Good luck with your modifications!! I've read that all oral diabetes II drugs encourage weight gain except metformin. My husband is on a combo of metformin, Victoza (very expensive but also seems...
  16. Any Alcohol 'ruins' metabolism? More details, please.

    Ouch. This thread is great but telling my husband I won't have a glass of wine (which he collects) at dinner, especially since he's been diagnosed diabetic II and this is one of his only...
  17. Um...oil calories ~ 120 per Tablespoon (9 cal per gram)

    See: Vegetable Oil Calorie Counter

    This calorie count is accurate for one tablespoon of oil, not one teaspoon. God forbid!

    I'm in the same space after about 2 and a half months....not dropping...
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    Sticky: Newly registered on the forum from just north of...

    Newly registered on the forum from just north of NYC. Here's my intro:

    Age: 51

    How Primal are you: 70% +/-

    Do you consume dairy: yes, home-made kefir, butter, a little heavy cream

    Do you...
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