07-24-2013, 12:27 PM
When I go to a restaurant and I don't like any of the dessert options, I get some port. Or ice wine.
Originally Posted by eKatherine
07-25-2013, 07:22 AM
Saw this today off of a link from Thrillst.com.
Why Skipping Breakfast Might Raise Risk Of Heart Disease : The Salt : NPR
This study seems to be a bit flawed in its comment about Skipping breakfast:
"Cahill says when you prolong fasting by skipping breakfast you can put a strain on the body. "And over many years ... it can lead to insulin sensitivity, which can lead to [type-2] diabetes, [and] it can lead to high blood pressure," she says, which over time can lead to heart disease."
"We really saw that breakfast itself was important," concludes Cahill. Whether it's skipping breakfast in the morning or eating very late at night, this pattern of eating may lead to adverse metabolic effects that set the stage for heart disease."
This study never really talks about what to eat when you eat breakfast. I suppose if they recommended something Paleo/Primal, it would shoot even more holes in their theory....
Eat when you're hungry. Your body will tell you what it needs. We just need to listen.
07-25-2013, 07:27 AM
I make fudge every year for thanksgiving. I started putting nuts back some years ago because they help cut the sweetness but I still like it. I have a major sweet tooth, though.
07-25-2013, 07:33 AM
It's generally too much to ask for a well executed anything. The more I cook at home the less impressed I am with food out. So much of it wasted somewhere else, frozen and shipped. It's hard to find a restaurant that actually cooks anything these days.
Originally Posted by OutdoorAmy
07-25-2013, 11:28 AM
I spent the last few days with my older brother and his friend. They're both around the age of 26 and 27, really into recreational sports, working out, and eating.
I was making eggs with bacon for breakfast and my friend commented on how disgusting bacon is. The conversation went something like this:
him: eww bacon is disgusting
me: why is it disgusting?
him: because it's unhealthy
me: why is it unhealthy?
him: why why why why, that's all you say is why. i can't even have a normal conversation with you
me: it's a serious question, I really want to know why you think it's unhealthy
him: because it's pure fat, and fat makes you fat, and it clogs your arteries, and you'll have a heart attack
me: oh okay (while fighting hard not to burst out laughing)
He tells me that whilst cutting up a large bowl of strawberries... mind you, that was his 3rd bowl of the day. He ate a bowl of strawberries for breakfast, then ate a bowl of strawberries after his workout, then ate another bowl of strawberries later in the evening. (he also had about 8oz chicken breast for dinner). But then ALL day complained about being tired, sleepy, having no energy, and starvinggggg.
Well no shit... all you ate was sugar and fiber all day.
Then the guys were discussing how breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you should never skip meals.
I wanted to smack them both so hard lol, but I just bit my tongue because the friend acts like a know-it-all and gets pissy if you question his "knowledge".
I had a good laugh though
07-25-2013, 04:02 PM
I was at a restaurant with my aunt a couple of days ago. Being Italian-themed, pretty much everything was pizza or came with pasta. But one of the dishes, a chicken dish, didn't mention coming with pasta. However, I wanted to be sure. This lead to this exchange:
Me: "The chicken cacciatore doesn't come with pasta, does it? It doesn't seem to on the menu."
Waitress: "Actually, it does. Linguine."
Me: "Oh, that's too bad. Any way I could get a side salad, or vegetables, or something like that instead?"
Waitress: "But if you like salad...the sandwiches all come with side salads!"
I was rather shocked at the quick, blunt "no" about swapping out the pasta. And then the sandwiches being offered as an alternative nearly made me laugh out loud. I mean, I guess I didn't explicitly say WHY I didn't want pasta, but with the increased prevalence of gluten-free diets, not to mention low-carb, you'd think she'd infer that if I didn't want pasta, I probably wouldn't be too keen on bread either.
Since she was steadfast about not swapping out the pasta, I ended up getting the chicken Cesar salad. Without croutons of course. Which tasted good enough--the chicken was nicely grilled--but a bit...calorically deficient :P
07-25-2013, 05:23 PM
The other day, my cousin (a hardcore soccer player, and "healthy eater" according to CW) and I were making a Coca-Cola Cake that she had be craving forever. As we go to make the frosting she saw that it called for a WHOLE stick of butter! Gasp! So she says to me, "How about we substitute the butter with coconut oil, that way it's healthier". I thought it was hilarious because she didn't seem to know/realize that they were both (correct me if I'm wrong) saturated fats.
It just shocks me how uneducated people, especially fitness fanatics, know about nutrition and what they are putting in their body! :P
07-25-2013, 06:36 PM
they are educated though - just by the wrong sources. I pick up a paper or magazine and its full of CW, not new research just the old truisms regurgitated over and over.
Eat small meals often
eat 3 serves dairy
drink 8 glasses water
blah blah blah
Its mass naivety, to think that *gasp* mainstream media would.. *gulp*.. lie?
07-25-2013, 08:44 PM
It's so hard to swallow my tongue about how my 18 month old nephew is eating. I know it's 'none of my business' and that it will just piss my family off... but for God's sakes... his parents feed him mostly cereal, bread, and grain bars.
Even his grandparents/my parents feed him meals like banana (okay) and white bread. Cool... straight-up sugar. A little bit of protein from his conventional whole milk. And the thing is, they know about the dangers of grains/SAD/CW. They know I'm in the best shape (strength-wise, maybe not cardio-wise) of my life, though my dad doesn't believe in primal and credits my fitness it to magic young metabolism and good genetics even though I used to weigh 330 pounds. go figure. my mom even reads a bunch of books on ancestral eating, but she still hasn't converted.
Sorry if this sounded all whiney and angsty... it's just frustrating to know the truth... to know what we humans should be eating.. and then seeing my loved ones stuff junk down their mouths. I can't wait for say, five years, when I'll hopefully be out on my own and making the little boy bacon and eggs when babysitting!
07-25-2013, 09:08 PM
as a mum with an 18 month old, I can say its really hard to feed them paleo stuff. She hates eggs, most veg apart from mash potato. I have got her eating avocado (since 5 months old) steak, most meats except mince, nuts, cheese, and her favorite food of all time?
Coconut. The water mainly, and can also also put a way the entire inside flesh of a young coconut.
But as she goes to daycare 3 days a week, the food there is mostly rice, pasta and bread based. I'm considering telling them she is gluten intolerant, but am worried they will feed her gluten free versions of everything which are usually foul.
But I have a mummy friend who's same age boy is getting ahem a bit chubby. She says he's just always hungry, and she doesn't know why, its not like she feeds him crap..Typical day of food for him is -
breakfast - cereal, toast, porridge, banana or combination
snack - muesli bar, rice cake, squeezy yogurt pouch, fruit
lunch - tinned spaghetti, baked beans, muffin
afternoon snack - same
dinner - oven bake chips, pasta, chicken, rice, some veg
The poor kids must be on an insulin rollercoaster
She knows about paleo, but has a friend who goes on and on about it to the point where she is tired of hearing about it and tunes it out
I'm hoping in 6 months or so when I've lost a significant amount of weight (hopefully) she will come around, and want to know my 'secret'
Last edited by Badgerfaced; 07-25-2013 at 09:11 PM.