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[Jun. 23rd, 2010|09:36 pm]
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No pop, no alcohol, no fast food for all of July. Starting the Paleo diet on the 5th of July. Nothing but protein shakes for breakfast, home-cooked paleo meat and side for lunch and meat/side/dessert for dinner on weekdays. Got the page-long shopping list full of veggies to prove it. Gonna have an epic cookout, then portion out and freeze. Skirt steak fajitas, blackened catfish, jerk chiken, pot roast, pork chops and kraut, roasted root veggies, grilled cabbage with bacon dressing, marinated mushrooms, jamaican zucchini, gazpacho, peaches with almonds, and bananas with pears and honey. Should last me until the 16th, at which point I'll review my plan and come up with some new recipes if necessary. This is on top of biking to the gym, working out, and biking home three days a week. I'll be damned if I don't get my fucking six-pack now.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-06-24 04:09 am (UTC)

Paleo Diet

(1) I don't feel alcohol has to be given up. In my definition I argue that as long as it is from fermented fruit and diluted to only 6% ABV then it would be paleo. (2) You can eat at fast food restaurants. You have to order the burgers with only lettuce, tomato, and onions. All single ingredient foods. They will give you water for free. And there may be some fruit slices you can buy. (3) Protein shakes aren't paleo! Why not good old bacon and eggs? It isn't perfect, as the chemicals in bacon aren't paleo. Besides the current issue of Consumer Reports has an article on protein shakes and many of they have high levels of arsenic, cadmium, and/or lead. (4) I'd go easy on the honey. To overcome the desire for sweet foods you need to stop eating sweet foods. This is the way I define paleo: Paleo Diet Introduction (http://paleodiet.com/definition.htm).
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[User Picture]From: dethany
2010-06-24 04:53 am (UTC)

Re: Paleo Diet

The burgers in fast food places are minimally meat - they're full of wheat gluten and filler bullshit that doesn't even come close to conforming to paleo.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2010-06-24 02:37 pm (UTC)

Re: Paleo Diet

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[User Picture]From: etcet
2010-06-24 11:12 am (UTC)

Re: Paleo Diet

As someone who favors sleep over breakfast, protein shakes, while not paleo, are a 30 second solution to a twenty-minute problem.

You could always just have a big fuckin' glass of milk. (where "big fuckin'" = 24oz)
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2010-06-24 02:38 pm (UTC)

Re: Paleo Diet

Ahh, my shakes = 12oz whole milk + 1 banana + 1tbsp natural peanut butter + ON 100% whey powder. Fuckin' satisfying.
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[User Picture]From: etcet
2010-06-24 03:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Paleo Diet

Yeah, that'll work.

Mine are 16oz water/1%/2% milk, then a couple scoops of whey/casein. I don't have a blender that I can get at easily (small kitchen, entirely too slack about doing dishes, yadda fucking yadda), so that's only usually brought out for frozen-fruit smoothies.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2010-06-24 04:58 pm (UTC)

Re: Paleo Diet

I HEARTILY recommend the goddamn delicious combo above with ON Banana Cream flavored powder. Like Mr Pibb and Red Vines, it is crazy delicious.

I use a little Cuisinart stick blender Dawn got me on sale at Sears, just dump everything in a big mug, stick the blender in there, zop bop boopity bop, drink, rinse stick blender and mug, put away for next time.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2010-06-24 02:36 pm (UTC)

Re: Paleo Diet

Hey, you forgot to sign this. Who was this?

Well, I'm giving up booze in addition to the Paleo diet, not to conform to it. I know it's where I really mess up on my calorie intake, since a beer is 150 and I know on poker days I'd be putting away 500-800 calories at lunch, then lord knows how much at the delivery dinner. That would be bad enough, but I usually go through 3-6 beers as well, adding up to another 1200 calories. Besides, I know it's just generally healthy, and if I'm going to be on a diet I'll need all the vitality I can get.

As for fast food, it's just too much temptation to eat the bun or get fries, and no matter what it's got SOMETHING bad about it. I've heard the stories from bodybuilders who go to Wendy's and get just a triple baconator and eat it sans bun, but it's also about saving money.

Meh, protein shakes are quick and easy.
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[User Picture]From: etcet
2010-06-24 03:23 pm (UTC)

Re: Paleo Diet

I think that giving up booze (not entirely, but damn fuckin' near) probably contributed as much to my weight loss as anything else I did.

Now, I need to re-flense ten of the pounds I put back on, roughly, to get to where I want to be in terms of body composition. What a goddamned pain inthe ass.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2010-06-24 05:02 pm (UTC)

Re: Paleo Diet

It's definitely the easiest way for me to fuck up calorie wise, since it affects your judgement you're like "ennh fuck it, I'm already drinking" and all of a sudden you've downed a whole six pack. Plus there's the whole occasional "wow, do I drink too much?" inner reflection, usually during bottle recycling time. Taking a break will be good for my gut, liver, wallet, and emotional wellbeing.

Dieting is the suck, but if I'm going to get that "goal body" that I've been picturing as my motivation and my plateau point, I'm going to have to take extreme measures.
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[User Picture]From: etcet
2010-06-24 06:27 pm (UTC)

Re: Paleo Diet

One of the side-effects is that, much like losing my taste for soft drinks, I've lost my taste for pretty much all beer, too.

Vodka is still just fine, oddly.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2010-06-24 07:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Paleo Diet

...That's a frightening prospect.
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[User Picture]From: m_saint
2010-06-24 02:23 pm (UTC)
plans to magically appear at your deck for Skirt steak fajitas night :P

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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2010-06-24 05:02 pm (UTC)
Heh, this is going to be a much simpler recipe than the one I made when you were over. You're still welcome to some if you want, though.
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