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    Pity this site wasn't around years ago - back then the advice was to substitute other very bad tasting flour products. Perhaps I would never have gone vege/semi-vege!
    That is what lead me to this site! I never used to buy much in the way of prepackaged stuff until I went gluten free but it was such a huge change I was a bit lost so started buying heaps of GF things like biscuits etc and blurk they all taste pretty awful. So somehow I discovered this site and it made alot of sense to me so I bought the book and it all really clicked into place that I really don't need these substitute grains at all. I have had arthritis for nearly 13 years and have had such a big improvement, I'm kind of annoyed that all of the specialists I have seen over the years have never talked about nutrition at all. I do wonder if I had found this way of eating much earlier in my life would my arthritis have been triggered at all or at least the damage would have been less. Oh well, we'll never know but at least I have started making a change now

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    lady in red - welcome, nice to have you on board. I am originally from Matamata, so hail from nearly up your way, years ago.
    I hate calling this a diet, its more of a lifestyle, which you can pick and choose how paleo/primal you go. I ditched the grains, sugar, processed foods all overnight, and I haven't felt this good in years.
    The only naughty ? thing that I indulge in is cream in my coffee, and red wine !. However alot of people here on MDA think that cream, dairy, wine, chocolate is fine - so who am I to argue !!!! I haven't done the chocolate thing yet, but once I get down to my desired weight (18kg to go ), then I will introduce a little cheese, chocolate etc... into my daily intake.
    I DO have a bottle or two of wine per week. Love it !!!
    I was well into the hot flushes before going primal, and I mean serious hot flushes, but then they disappeared and I haven't had any since. I have no idea if I am going through the 'pause' thou, as I had a hysterectomy at 32 (am now 48).
    So you might find that this lifestyle helps. You may also find that you don't proceed past phase two ! you might just stick with it !
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    lady in red, I find I am ok with mostly water (and coffee which I am really trying to cut down) but the 12 yr old was the queen of fizzy drinks so she is finding that part of things quite tough. So I have been making her iced tea with herbal teas (she likes the wildberry kind of flavours) - just a few herbal tea bags steeped in a litre of water with a couple of spoons of honey and a couple of tsp equivalent sachets of stevia (I find mixing the two there is less of the bitter stevia aftertaste) and she likes that. Well, she'd stll rather have a fanta lol but it's enough to stop her complaining lol. Otherwise some sliced citrus fruit left in a jug of water in the fridge flavours the water just enough to make it seem different than plain water.
    Honey, maple syrup and stevia are all ok in small amounts.

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    [QUOTE=NZBee; I have had arthritis for nearly 13 years and have had such a big improvement, I'm kind of annoyed that all of the specialists I have seen over the years have never talked about nutrition at all. I do wonder if I had found this way of eating much earlier in my life would my arthritis have been triggered at all or at least the damage would have been less. Oh well, we'll never know but at least I have started making a change now[/QUOTE]

    NZBee I so hear what you are saying. We seriously need to get our medical team on board, and I suppose word of mouth is the most powerful advertisement ! As well as being well and healthy! I am thrilled that you are making in-roads with your arthritis. I have a friend who suffers severe symptoms. I think that I am slowly changing her view on CW foods.
    Anyways my girl, have a wonderful pain free? day
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    Hi Seaweed,
    Try grinding the raw beans, I used to and put it in my banana or blueberry smoothie! Tastes lovely and that's coming from me who isn't into chocolat at all. If you were to keep grinding them they would turn into chocolate paste.(Native Mexicans use a kind of pestle and mortar I believe) I've stopped buying it as I found it quite expensive.
    they are expensive and i dont reckon worth it. I'd rather spend the $s on 85% lindt chocolate lol we were trying to make a crio bru knock off which is made from roasted cacao and you brew it sorta like coffee. in terms of drinks, i read somewhere about a drink they have in spain which is red wine with sparkling water and a slice of orange. i havent tried it yet but it sounded good. i have cream in my coffee, i have decaf real coffee and rooibos after lunch, or am trying to. next time i go shopping i am going to try a chai rooibos which has horopito in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ primal Gwamma View Post
    The only naughty ? thing that I indulge in is cream in my coffee, and red wine !. However alot of people here on MDA think that cream, dairy, wine, chocolate is fine - so who am I to argue !!!! I haven't done the chocolate thing yet, but once I get down to my desired weight (18kg to go ), then I will introduce a little cheese, chocolate etc... into my daily intake.
    You may find it better not to wait on the chocolate - frequency (not volume) of chocolate intake is negatively correlated with weight gain, from what I've read. Help yourself to some Lindt 85%
    Argue not with idiots, lest they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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    I haven't ever been a chocolaholic, however maybe after another 18 kg gone, I might have a piece at christmas ? just one little measly piece ? please ??????
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    Go on gwamma dooooooo eeeeeeeet!
    I think you'll find that the high % cocoa chocolate is quite low cal, and it's very strong in flavor so 4 or 5 pieces is plenty. I like the whittakers dark Ghana, and a family sized block lasts me a fourtnight, just nibbled with a cuppa in the evenings or a piece or two at afternoon tea time to tide me over until dinner.

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    can I have another red wine instead ????????????????? (big toothy grin)
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    you so need to live near me! i like the odd glass of red wine but can never justify getting a whole bottle as it turns to very expensive vinegar before i can drink it. i do hear people talking about drinking whole bottles on their own but it really does mystify me. give me whisky or bourbon anyday. just maybe not the whole bottle at once tho

    on a positive note. My clubbells should be here tomorrow!!!! i am going thru town in the avo so i will go demand them from the courier. i've been looking up exercise routines and it is all very exciting.

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