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Old 08-01-2011, 07:50 AM   #211
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Hi, Ladies.

I grow the things which I have found to be the best at repelling pests, too. For me, that is perennial herbs and added Swiss chard this year.

My menus are as usual:

Tea w/ hwc or butter or beef fat or some combination of those fats.

Meals are some kind of meat or fish, including regular consumption of offal and eggs, with the fats listed above, and greens from my container gardening. I don't eat greens with every meal.

I occasionally eat two or four meals per day, but most of the time, it's three.

No new food changes to report.

Walking, Callanetics, senior yoga, stretches, are daily necessities, and sometimes rebounding.

Sending you all best wishes for lovely days.
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:09 AM   #212
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Good morning Auntie Em. I'm still plugging along w/ the same old menus too. Very faithful to my exercise program, the cardio & weight lifting portion anyway. Very hot here, havent done yoga nearly as much as I would like.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:43 PM   #213
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Hi, Heidi. Yes, the heat is a challenge. I'm being strict about the food plan and exercise. I need to put more rebounding in, and be careful about pacing myself in the hot weather.

I made a giant roast yesterday, so have lots of beef broth to mix with my tea. Will make a nice batch of HB eggs later.

Hope you are doing splendidly.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:17 AM   #214
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Looks like the hottest days of a very hot summer are coming up this week. I am somewhat acclimated now.

Yesterday was organic hot dogs, the usual ratattouille & cukes & tomatoes.
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:53 PM   #215
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Heidi, I like your menu from yesterday. How did you acclimate yourself to the hot, hot temperatures?

I started using a pressure cooker, rather than the crock pot, and find I prefer the roast in the pressure cooker. It also heats up the kitchen less than the crock pot.

Made "egg salad" today with rendered beef fat, as I don't eat commercially made mayonnaise, with some fresh greens from my herb gardening. Was nice to eat something different.

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Old 08-05-2011, 04:13 AM   #216
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Hi Auntie Em,
I guess if you spend enough time int 90+ temps you cant help but get acclimated .

I think I am eating too many tomatoes & peppers, seem to be developing an allergic reaction. I tried to cut back yesterday & resorted to eating some frozen gr beans w/ my salmon. Also roasted some okra in the little toaster oven. I use the toaster oven quite a bit these days, it cooks the salmon in 12 minutes, same w/ the okra. The oven part is very tiny so I have to be careful not to burn it.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:25 AM   #217
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Hi, Heidi. I find that I don't care for too hot or too cold in the weather anymore.

It took me a while to adjust to not eating tomatoes, peppers, and other nightshades. I feel so much better not eating them, that staying off them is easy now.

Today's food:

Tea w/ beef broth, herbs and beef fat
B: Beef bacon, herbs and eggs
L: Roast beef and hwc yoghurt
S: ???

Hope everyone is doing very well.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:54 PM   #218
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60 min walk fairly brisk...I 'll go earlier tomorrow because the heat was exhausting
B: turkey bacon and cheese
L: roastbeef and cheese salad
D: meat and green beans w/ bacon
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:02 AM   #219
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Hi, Deborah. I start my walks while it is still dark these days.

Am putting beef fat in my tea in the mornings these days, rather than any hwc, though sometimes add a dab of butter.

Am only using hwc as yoghurt for a while, also eating cheese. Seems the casein doesn't bother me, but the lactose does.

Otherwise, it is meats, fish and herbs/greens for me.

Hope you all are finding ways to stay cool.
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:38 AM   #220
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Good morning. I am still struggling w/ allergic reaction to something I am eating or drinking. Eliminating hwc now due to possible carrageen allergy.
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Heidi, I, too, wonder about the carageenan. Seven Stars Organic HWC has no carageenan, if you can get it in your area. It tastes like food from heaven.

I am finding that only using the hwc yoghurt and not drinking hwc or putting it in my tea is helping something. I think it is the lactose, which is a FODMAP. Dr. Kurt Harris has a short post at his blog, Archevore, about FODMAPS, and refers folks to look up Dr. Peter Gibson's research papers. I found the low FODMAPs diet quite helpful. I eliminated the vegetables which they recommend avoiding, which helped. Jamie Scott gives a good short overview of low FODMAPs, here:

http://thatpaleoguy.blogspot.com/2010/03/fodmap.html

Do you know the Failsafe Diet? I found it quite helpful, too.

Here is Emma Davies' blog in it, linking to the quick reference page:

Quick Reference: What Am I Reacting*To? « The Failsafe Diet Explained

Hope this helps a bit.

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Old 08-12-2011, 03:47 AM   #222
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Thanks, I will read these right away. I dont have access to hwc w/o carrageenan here so I am going back to half & half for my coffee. The culprit may be raw tomatoes. I stopped eating them on Sunday.
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Heidi, when I stopped eating any nightshades, I noticed that quite a few of my allergy symptoms improved. It took a bit of deliberate effort, at first, not to eat any tomatoes, either raw or cooked. I don't miss them now.

I planted winter savory seeds, which have started to sprout. And the purslane is multiplying nicely. Am enjoying eating my own plants, rather than veggies from a store.

Hope you find the culprit in the allergy mystery.

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I pretty much narrowed the allergic reaction to the tomatoes. Apparently its not that uncommon. Trying to watch how many I eat now. Still a lot of them in the garden. I can handle them cooked.

We have our 2nd day below 90 today. Yes!!
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Heidi, hope you are doing well.

I'm really enjoying my new pressure cooker. I got one of those small, 4-quart, stainless steel ones. A Presto, with a nice, flat surface on the bottom. The pot roasts taste so much better than the ones from the crock pot. I gave the crock pot to a friend.

Easier to wash, too!

Today's menu:
Plain black tea.
B: 2 HB eggs, HWC yoghurt
L: Beef bacon, chicken livers and chives
S: probably steak and herbs
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I am surprised that pressure cooker meat tastes better! I havent used mine in years. Maybe I'll try Mom's BBQ in it instead of the crock pot.
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Heidi, I really prefer the pressure cooker. I find the flavor of the roast much nicer and it is much more tender.

I just use beef roast, butter, chives and/or green onion stems, parsley, and water.

If you use saccharine or something similar, it makes great custard, too.

Hope your BBQ comes out splendidly.

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Today's food:
Tea w/ hwc
B: Roast beef and herbs, hwc yoghurt with a bit of unsw., desiccated coconut. (Am not too keen on the coconut, but wanted a few carbs.)
L: 2 HB eggs and Swiss cheese
S: Probably roast beef and some Tatsoi leaves (a Chinese brassica)

Best wishes to all for a happy, safe, and healthy week-end.
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Today:

Tea w/ beef fat and hwc, 1/2 tsp. bee pollen
B: 2 HB yolks with a bit of white, roast beef, Swiss cheese, more tea
S: Roast beef, broccoli, perhaps some hwc yoghurt or cheese
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CalRon~~~~~~~~

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Originally Posted by CalRon View Post
.. I don't have a sweet tooth; I have an alcohol tooth
Exactly my situation.

My meals are pretty much the same every day.

Breakfast: 3 egg yolks scrambled in 1 Tbsp coconut oil, shredded cheese
mixed in. 2 pieces bacon.

Lunch: 3-4 oz braunschweiger with either 1.5 oz mixed nuts or 4 oz HWC.

Dinner is various meat, often 73-27 groung beef. Occassionally I'll add a green veg.

Average is about 1900 calories. 10-20 carbs.[/QUOTE]




Hi CalRon! I hope you are still here. I too like a good drink. That is a major plus with this WOE. Dr. Atkins himself enjoyed a good drink.

I have a question. What brand of bacon do you eat? I can not find it without sugar added
I detest the addition of sugar to almost everything on a grocery shelf!
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B: 4 pc turkey bacon , 2 sl cheddar melted on top.
hot tea
L: salad, beef, cheese rollups

D: chicken, green beans w/ turkey bacon, butter
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Hi, Ladies. I'm posting my menus in the Meat/Fat/Egg/Protein support thread these days.

My carb grams are currently 20-30, protein grams at circa 60, and who knows how many fat grams, perhaps 120-150.

No changes in the content of my food plan. Cleaning up things a bit, less cheese, more sunshine, getting ready for the pollen season.

Hope you all are doing splendidly.
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B: 2oz cheese melted over 2oz roast
L: sm salad w/ beef and cheese..ranch
D: gr beef w/ provencal sauce over roasted legal veggies.
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Since I've been tracking in ****** for the last 4 months I am aware of my ratios too.
Fat averages in the 120 g range, carbs 60g and protein around 80g. That's for the last 2 months. I find that if I watch my carbs the others watch themselves just fine. Calories seem the least important.

When I gave up dairy for a while for autioimmune reasons I found I could eat more carbs (60g)and my blood sugar is better than it was at 30g per day. I think I'm now less insulin resistant as dairy was inflammatory for me. Also my weight stall lifted.

I'm still tweaking things though.
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Girondet, if you don't mind posting it, what was the dairy you stopped eating? Thanks.
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All dairy...no milk, cream, cheese, cream cheese, etc. No butter either. Although cream and butter are much less problematic in that they have much less of the proteins that react in some people's bodies similar to wheat.

I had heard some of the paleo people talk about dairy being insulinogenic, especially ones with growth hormones, which is pretty much all unless specified not to be, I believe....anyway, even though I googled this and found that lots of other foods raise insulin levels too...like beef, for ex.....I personally found that dairy made a lot of difference for me. In weight and blood sugar readings.

I have a high level of autoimmune antibodies and the levels dropped significantly when I stopped grains, so now I'm testing out dairy. In mid-March I'm going to have another antibody test to see if they have dropped again.

At any rate, I'm already convinced dairy is not good for me just on the basis of weight stall and blood sugar....will never have much again, if any.....unfortunately, it's in lots of foods too....another reason to go natural, unprocessed..
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Girondet, thanks for taking the time to post about the dairy. It'll be interesting to see if the antibody tests show changes due to the dairy-free food plan.

Did you ever try pastured butter only, no other dairy? Or clarified, pastured butter only (aka ghee)?

With pollen season coming up, I'll probably drop the cheese again for a while, or, at least, limit it to very little. Cheese and histamines....

I also think that the non-pastured cream is problematic, for me. Getting pastured cream takes effort and much more money. Also, the carrageenan is not good, which is in the factory-farm creams.

Congratulations to you for cleaning up your food plan so much! I'm glad you are doing so well!
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I do have organic/pastured cream and butter in my fridge for my husband. I never experienced discomfort from dairy so can't really use that as a guideline. My weight stall was one though...and we'll see on the antibodies, of course...

When I feel like snacking it means it's a good day for chicken salad and/or boiled eggs. They fill me, hold me for a good while, and I don't overeat them. Anyone else have some foods like that?
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Girondet, I hope your test shows good results. Do you buy Organic Valley pastured cream and butter?

I find cold, beef burgers and HB eggs good for filling, handy foods.
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