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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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J.S. @ Sun Diego Eats

The whole 30 sounds hard! All that's left is meat, veggies, fruit, nuts and some kinds of oils? You could use coconut milk/cream to make creamy sauce or does that have natural sugar in it?

Well good job on sticking to it! And that's crazy that you lose so much weight on vacation I think most people have the opposite problem. The only person I know who had the same happen to them is my little sister...When she was visiting China with my dad she got horrible food poisoning and only ate plain rice for a week. She almost cried when she was meeting our family in Shanghai for the first time and they were insisting on her trying the hairy crab.....

Kirk

Yikes that's terrible JS...I'd be crushed too! If I used either coconut milk/cream, I'd probably have to make my own....we use a ton coconut oil; the Missus loves the stuff; I only like it in potatoes....

Faye

How did the missus hear about the Whole 30 plan? Your support to this program (and her) is admirable. I love cilantro so this dressing looks great. If avo oil isn't available, can one use olive oil or a different type of oil?

SK

I admire your fortitude.

I adhered pretty strictly to the Paleo diet framework for a month as an experiment (and actually ended up making long-term cutbacks on a lot of sugary and starchy foods as a result) but decided there was no way I would make it to the end if I completely cut out things like soy sauce or cooking wines.

kat

wow no sugar, soy...no asian cooking...no fun

Fat Killer

Your wife's diet is a fad with lots of bogus cut outs. However, it there are some good concepts, like eliminating REFINED sugars and carbs. It absolutely is the proper way to eat, and high protein, high good fat diet is the way we are programmed to eat. Higher carb intake is required for athletes and physically active people, and I don't think that applies to you, ahem.

Try out a proper paleo diet, cut out all the garbage you eat like lots of bread and fries and you won't be such a dough boy. Your wife will be happy.

Fat Killer

Here is an example of a proper dinner:

-skirt steak

-brocolli saute with garlic and olive oil

-small portion of very light stuffed pasta w/homemade tomato

-arugula sald

-finish off with a small portion of almond or peanut butter, a dash of honey option.

No sweet and heavy sauces, no bread, no salt overload, no garbage.

Cathy

I like this recipe and will try it before (and probably on) July 4. Looks like plenty of good flavor and another way to use up the cilantro overflowing in the yard. Thanks.

Kirk

Hey Fat Killer - If you look at my previous cooking posts you'll notice that what we make at home looks suspiciously like that.....strange, eh? You know that during paleolithic times, our ancestors were almost all mainly vegetarians, right?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/07/23/human-ancestors-were-nearly-all-vegetarians/

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-paleo-diet-half-baked-how-hunter-gatherer-really-eat/

In the end, I do what I enjoy....life is too short to be a bitter muscle head. When the Missus met me I was a 156 pound, 6% body fat (verified by hydrostatic body composition analysis). I was also a lot more self absorbed.....

Hi Cathy - Yes, it's easy and taste pretty good. Easy to modify for your taste.

Hi Kat - Totally.

Hi SK - Like everything, there's that strange fringe element of those paleo-heads that seems kinda cultish?

Hi Faye - Of course you can. Remember that olive oil has a specific flavor profile.

Fat Killer

Hey Kirk, that is true. I was addressing the fact there is no need to go to extremes, like eliminating cooking wine. Soy Sauce actually has health benefits, most fermented foods do. Soy in general is garbage because it is all genetically modified now, but soy sauce is ok.

I would say you cook pretty healthy, its your eating out habits that can be dodgy in my humble opinion. Far too many sandwiches and carb bombs.

Kirk

Well Fat Killer, we kinda go separate ways on that one....I eat good at home, so I can go out and eat the way I do.

Fat Killer

Hey Kirk, no muscle head here. I'm exactly the same weight I was 20 years ago, and I compete in sports with guys 15 years younger than me and outlast them.

Paleo, which is a stupid name by the way, for me, is code for eating whole foods, no processed foods, and avoiding refined sugar and baked good. It is not a fad sir. Our bodies are programmed to eat this way. We were NEVER meant to consume bread. We can go all night having a discussion about nutritional science.

This country in inhabited by the fattest humans on the planet due to diet, and the lies told to the population by the food conglomerates, and the lack of any willpower and actual knowledge of most people.

I check out and enjoy your blog bro..discovered Nate's and Brabant and a bunch of other nice places.

Yeh life is short and it is good to enjoy, but getting sick, stressed, and developing modern diseases is not a good thing either. No need to live like a monk however.

FYI, our ancestors were omnivores. We have solid proof of this. They ate everything they could get a hold of. But they had no packaged or baked foods, no noodles, and no cookies. Nope bison burgers, nuts, leaves, and roots bro.

156? What are you now, 220?

Fat Killer

Well, its a free country bro, pleas enjoy your cravings, no one should tell you other wise.

That kinda of thinking, making food a "reward" is not unique. Fat is as fat does.

Shame you have to go on vacation to lose weight..and I am not sure I understand that, are you abstaining from certain things, or just by the nature of travel, being more active?

BTW, your very best find is Sushi Todokoro. Rocks.

Kirk

Hey Fat Killer - Sorry "bro" but you are the one who used the "paleo" not me. As for the weight....it ain't nearly close to that 220. Right now I'm within 8% of that 156....but since you go to Tadokoro, why don't you ask Take-san if I'm a "dough boy" ok? I haven't been there since before our trip. I'm probably as much of a dough boy as you are a muscle head...well at least in your terms. Not sure if you've ever read it, but I recommend whole bean, organic soy sauce....except for the stuff I was raised on, because that whole bean stuff is actually too salty. As for fermentation...you see we're doing that too. Also, when did you last see me eating cookies, cake, packaged stuff? I'll do it if someone recommends it...because, well, I try not to be prejudiced in that way. "They ate everything they could get a hold of." That is the root of the problem these days...we have the science, but just as you say "Our bodies are programmed to eat this way." I do eat sandwiches....but have you ever thought about how often I post, timeframes, timing, and how many meals take place during the week? Hmmm....you should actually read the stuff by folks who talk about how wheat is one of the reasons we are here today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzK8o6jZTc0

http://www.rachellaudan.com/2013/10/the-grain-chain.html

This is of course based on your generalizations on "bread".
And you like Brabant? What is it you enjoy there?

Dennis

Hi Kirk, I actually don't believe any of the theory behind the Paleo Diet, it's just another variant of the low-carb diet stemming from the atkins. (The different theories behind them all I feel is just an opportunity for someone to make money off of another book.) What's nice about these is that there's usually no strict portion control, so it's satisfying in that way at least for me. I haven't had a post-meal food coma since and don't miss that. Recently cut out caffeine altogether too.

Fat Killer

Hey Bro, I was making a personal comment about so called "paleo" in general, not implying you mentioned it. I prefer "whole foods" eating. Hydrogenated Oil, High Fructose Corn Syrup, and other garbage gives processed food a shelf life of years.

Let's be clear, it is not a "diet" or a fad, it is a way of life.And it is based on biochemistry. The word diet is s a joke, it implies you can make temporary changes and the go back to what you were doing and life is grand.

Also, I was not mentioning eating sugary snacks with regard to your consumption, just a general comment about American eating.

Ever try Bourbon Barrel Foods organic soy sauce? Best I have tried. Aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels, with non GMO soy.

www.bourbonbarrelfoods.com

Thanks for links, will check them out.

At Brabant I really like the Dandelion, the sausages and kraut, and few other items. The beer of course, is killer. I avoid the bread and fries, and focus on the proteins and veggies.

Yes, I see you do a LOT of DIY fermentation.

Fat Killer

Dennis, so called Paleo has precious little to do with Atkins. It very much promotes eating nutrients from any whole source..nuts, legumes, lean meats, dairy, seeds etc. Carbs with fiber from sources like fruit and vegetables and even rice are perfectly ok.

It is also about timing, it is important to eat carbs at the right time, and vary it according to your needs.

It is easy to dismiss the stupidly named Paleo life style and a hipster fad, but it is is based on sound science.

Dennis

Hi Fat Killer, as I said, "a variant of the atkins". Any diet (temporary or lifestyle) mainly of low carbs and fresh vegetables/ fresh fruits works in weight loss. Paleo variant has a nice, easy to get story behind for many. If that helps motivate a person to stick to it, then great. I don't know what to call my current lifestyle diet condition as it's a hybrid of many but I've lost considerable weight and feel great. It's the Dennis Selective Carb Diet... ;)

nhbilly

WOW! That is rough.
I'd rather do some form of cardio and enjoy the terrible foods you guys consume. ;-)

Kirk

Hi Billy - I agree.... ;o)

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