Trying to eat healthy

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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby DRP270 » Wed Jan 03, 2018

I have been trying to do better. I added a salad, does that count?

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No, I am looking to reduce carbs and such and will be looking to this thread for tips. I do not believe in New Years resolutions because I feel if you want to make a change you do it then. Waiting for a day seems to help set up failure. My desire to change actually started in December but with the holiday period (and other life events) I have managed only a 1 pound loss. It is a start.
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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby jcz1 » Wed Jan 03, 2018

Please, everyone, don't go this far:

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I had to read the article to find out what "raw water" is (untreated in any way). It's scary what can be found in it, such as animal feces, and diseases we don't even remember (Giardia?).

My favorite line from the article:

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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby silverhead » Wed Jan 03, 2018

DRP270 wrote:I have been trying to do better. I added a salad, does that count?

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No, I am looking to reduce carbs and such and will be looking to this thread for tips. I do not believe in New Years resolutions because I feel if you want to make a change you do it then. Waiting for a day seems to help set up failure. My desire to change actually started in December but with the holiday period (and other life events) I have managed only a 1 pound loss. It is a start.


Looks like Red Lobster, where's the Chedar Bay biscuits? :lol:
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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby grantwoodisgold » Thu Jan 04, 2018

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MaryB wrote:I buy organic old variety wheat and grind my own flour with one of these http://retsel.com/store/product_info.ph ... a52efb18d1 nice arm workout!

My beef is grass fed organic locally raised, I buy 1/4 beef once a year and fill the freezer. Getting 1/2 a hog soon as i have freezer space, again locally raised old breed organic. Both run about $3.29/lb delivered to my front door!

French fries? Maybe twice a month when I am in town...

Lots of salad and raw veg...

and I am still fat LOL homebrew beer...

Use organic cider vinegar for salads, it still has the "mother" in it s it is a probiotic powerhouse.


I paid about the same for a grass fed quarter cow this year. It tastes LOTS better than the feedlot stuff in grocery stores, and $10/lb for grass fed at a health food store is ridiculous.


that's a crazy good price for grass fed, we usually by an 1/8 of a calf at a time for $7.50/lb delivered
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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby Brick's » Thu Jan 04, 2018

Looks like you have a Sauer System for Mason Jars. Obviously, you like it otherwise you would have something different?

And with the incompressible sammich sized Ziplock bags with water, the Kimchi stays down in the brine? I like it, cheap and effective. No need for a fermenting weight or gate.

The one that allows me a little space in her bed loves Kimchi. Gives her really bad farts though. Whatever keeps her happy.

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Re: Trying to eat healthy

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Engineer wrote:
MaryB wrote:I buy organic old variety wheat and grind my own flour with one of these http://retsel.com/store/product_info.ph ... a52efb18d1 nice arm workout!

My beef is grass fed organic locally raised, I buy 1/4 beef once a year and fill the freezer. Getting 1/2 a hog soon as i have freezer space, again locally raised old breed organic. Both run about $3.29/lb delivered to my front door!

French fries? Maybe twice a month when I am in town...

Lots of salad and raw veg...

and I am still fat LOL homebrew beer...

Use organic cider vinegar for salads, it still has the "mother" in it s it is a probiotic powerhouse.


I paid about the same for a grass fed quarter cow this year. It tastes LOTS better than the feedlot stuff in grocery stores, and $10/lb for grass fed at a health food store is ridiculous.

Wow you two have it good. well over $10 a lb here in NY. and that's straight from the farm the organic stores probably charge $20. is it possible to buy from your farms? do they ship?
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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby Bham » Thu Jan 04, 2018

twoten01 wrote:
Engineer wrote:
MaryB wrote:I buy organic old variety wheat and grind my own flour with one of these http://retsel.com/store/product_info.ph ... a52efb18d1 nice arm workout!

My beef is grass fed organic locally raised, I buy 1/4 beef once a year and fill the freezer. Getting 1/2 a hog soon as i have freezer space, again locally raised old breed organic. Both run about $3.29/lb delivered to my front door!

French fries? Maybe twice a month when I am in town...

Lots of salad and raw veg...

and I am still fat LOL homebrew beer...

Use organic cider vinegar for salads, it still has the "mother" in it s it is a probiotic powerhouse.


I paid about the same for a grass fed quarter cow this year. It tastes LOTS better than the feedlot stuff in grocery stores, and $10/lb for grass fed at a health food store is ridiculous.

Wow you two have it good. well over $10 a lb here in NY. and that's straight from the farm the organic stores probably charge $20. is it possible to buy from your farms? do they ship?


I’ve long thought of doing this. May I ask what part of the country you you are in with reference to 3.29/lb? Also, do they separate different cuts?
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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby MaryB » Thu Jan 04, 2018

SW MN...

Search for farm to table in your area then start making phones calls. I was on a waiting list with this rancher for over a year before they had a slot open up.

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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby everything » Mon Jan 08, 2018

Eat plants. It can be difficult to source good clean plants that were grown in good dirt with limited chemicals. Grow your own, done best in season, then freeze, or preserve. Freezing may not last if the power goes out, some canned goods will last for years. I was just at my market last Saturday and spent $30 just on greens alone, I spend about $40-50 a week on organic plant foods. Meat is cheap, properly raised, not so much, I was surprised how easily I gave up eggs as well. I still eat meat, just considerably less. Even seaweed is an incredible food source if you know how to eat/prepare it. Bread - yech.. I even tried bread I was getting roundup free wheat bread, actually I love it, but it's like sandpaper going through my gut, I've eaten a lifetime of bread, wheat is in everything, watch the documentary "whats with wheat"

Once the mycoses, or mycotoxins get into your gut life becomes hell pretty fast so keep your gut healthy, really. Work hard, eat properly, keep your liver clean, it is your main methylation pathway or detox pathway for your body. Clean water, you want at the very least a carbon filter, then reverse osmosis, spring water from deep aquifers is good too.

If you want a heart healthy diet right now, right this minute, try the fasting mimicking diet, it just might save your life, and ward off those stents, you get a stent you get it for life. Research on your own why do the french eat tons of fat and don't have heart disease like the U.S. reveratrol/quercetin, work the vascular health and you can avoid heart disease our #1 killer. And, yes those ferments are right on friend, right on, foods are the best source of probiotics you can find, also pickles, miso, kraut, kimchi, yogurt, ACV, kombucha, kefir, tempeh, soft aged cheese, anything rotten like that is edible. This is why dogs would bury their bones, he's fermenting his bone for probiotics.
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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby jcz1 » Tue Jan 16, 2018

Does anyone have any experience with a grocery store called Earth Fare? One just opened around here.

They claim to only carry foods free of a whole bunch of chemicals, etc. Here is the "boot list":

https://www.earthfare.com/bootlist/

The also have local stuff in each store, and if anyone finds a product on the shelf that contains something on the boot list, they get a $50 gift card. (The local stuff seems to be the best chance at this.)

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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby Brick's » Tue Jan 16, 2018

Started making my Kimchi. It's doing well since I turned the heat up in the house to 68. Taste test on the 'morrow.
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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby everything » Tue Jan 16, 2018

Our local co-op connects with locals, that's a pretty cool thing in my experience. Anyone local you can literally email them up and say can I take a look at your operations, many are friendly, and you can literally go sift through their dirt. For vegetables I often go off flavor, how does it taste, I'm that picky. We have great farmers markets where I live, year round.

I love the bootlist and getting customers in on QC, very nice. I shop at 3 different mainstream places because one imports things special from Europe, then our co-op (local and organic), then our biggest union/employee owned store that sells everything, and competes in prices for everything you would find in a store.

I find that with vegetables organic can be tough, for instance a cucumber that's organic doesn't have that spray wax film, the cuc goes bad so fast, then it has lossed nutrients, where a waxed cucumber can be quite fresh and make the journey. Even frozen vegetables are not bad because they lock in the minerals/nutrients so soon after harvest. I always buy meat locally. We have speciality meat shops, but oh my do they charge allot.

You'll find allot of reviews online for almost anything these days, like yelp for instance. Our local farmers markets are working on putting a storefront together with coolers, etc. see the vendors bring their wares out and the stuff goes bad sitting around for hours, I wish they would get it together here because they have the ultimate in organic vegetables and grass fed, and free range.

jcz1 wrote:Does anyone have any experience with a grocery store called Earth Fare? One just opened around here.

They claim to only carry foods free of a whole bunch of chemicals, etc. Here is the "boot list":

https://www.earthfare.com/bootlist/

The also have local stuff in each store, and if anyone finds a product on the shelf that contains something on the boot list, they get a $50 gift card. (The local stuff seems to be the best chance at this.)

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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby silverhead » Tue Jan 16, 2018

I just had a piece of healthy strawberry shortcake.
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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby BarsandStars » Tue Jan 16, 2018

lets see some bread recipes. id like to cut out as much store bought processed food as possible. i also hate veggies so thats a problem.
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Postby Recluse » Tue Jan 16, 2018

BarsandStars wrote:lets see some bread recipes. id like to cut out as much store bought processed food as possible. i also hate veggies so thats a problem.


Yeah, and how to make it so it is not as dense as a brick!
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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby dbm300 » Tue Jan 16, 2018

I'd recommend this bread book - A Passion for Bread: Lessons from a Master Baker by Lionel Vatinet

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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby H2SO4 » Tue Jan 16, 2018

Day 16 whole 30. Sleeping good, working out well, less bloated, wife says I need to wear a shirt less. Seems like it’s working!

I had elk steaks, gold potatoes, a couple of blueberries and carrots for dinner. No complaints here!
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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby Brick's » Thu Jan 18, 2018

Busted the kimchi out of the fermentation jars this morning. Wicked good and just enough heat to linger in your mouth for a while after. Was eating it in the training room and the kids said they could smell it down the hallway past the gym. When you know you've make a good batch! Think I'll ferment some garlic spread next . . . or some cranberry chutney.
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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby iron-pyrite » Thu Jan 18, 2018

H2SO4 wrote:Day 16 whole 30. Sleeping good, working out well, less bloated, wife says I need to wear a shirt less. Seems like it’s working!

I had elk steaks, gold potatoes, a couple of blueberries and carrots for dinner. No complaints here!
Keep up all the good work.



I too have been trying for this goal. I have been told that I don't need to wear a shirt. But I want her to ask me to not wear one! lol
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Re: Trying to eat healthy

Postby apdigs8 » Thu Jan 18, 2018

I don't really have any interest in arguing or judging or making a huge post. But I will say about my story... I have been 99.9% vegan for the last 9.5 years. I feel the best diet for human diet is a diet that is all raw, with an unlimited amount of ripe juicy fruits, as much tender leafy greens as desired, and a small - modest amount of fats such as avocado or nuts.

I think the best cooked foods to add in to this diet are sweet potatoes, potatoes, grains, beans, vegetables etc.

I think any processed foods should be avoided like vegetable oil and salt really have no place in the diet and should be kept to a minimum. It has taken me years to transition and detoxify and still even now my diet is far from perfect or ideal. The planet is in a tough situation. Overall though it seems my body is able to run much better on this cleaner diet.

If anyone is interested in learning more i recommend movies such as "cowspiracy" "earthlings" "forks over knives" "what the health" "king korn" etc etc there are many out there
some books like diet for a new america, the 80-10-10 diet, the science and fine art of fasting, man's higher consciousness, may also be of interest
I would say the philosophy I subscribe to most would be that which is referred to as "NATURAL HYGIENE"

https://www.healthscience.org/


Of course, food isn't everything, and your overall lifestyle such as fresh air, exposure to sunlight, exercise, mental health and many other factors will go in to determining ones overall health

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