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I've Gone Primal

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Dunerunner, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    I came back from a trip to California the end of August. I had gone up into the Sierras fishing with my 32 year old former Marine son. Water levels were low where we historically fish and we had to trek up and down a steep bank maybe ~100 yards to the river and back up to camp. Elevation is ~5,000 feet, and I was huffing and puffing by the time I got to the top. Long and short of it, I stepped onto the bathroom scales and found I was near 200 lbs. For my 5'11" frame, that is just too heavy. I also estimated myself to be at about 20% body fat....I'm 63 and brew my own beer, so go figure!!

    I started a Paleo "Primal" diet and exercise program September 1st and this morning, I weighed in at 179 lbs. So with just 45 minutes of casual walking, not a run, jog, or even speed walk, and cutting out the daily beer, grains, cereals, sodas, sugar, pasta, rice, potatoes, candy, ice cream, milk, most cheese, and focusing on eating more vegetables, salads and plenty of meat, fish, poultry and eggs (preferably pastured and grass fed). So far, it is great!!

    Check it out online and you may find that what you've been told about a low fat, high fiber diet may be the wrong thing. I did.....
     
  2. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    Cut out GMO foods.
     
  3. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    AAHHHHGGGGHHHH, so easy even this caveman will give it a try. I could stand to loose 25#of overdosed sugar fat!!!
     
  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    I am 56 and really need to drop some. Went to church yesterday and heard Scott Grigsby give his life story. he is a double amputee (legs) and has set several world records including the 1st DA to finish the Ironman in Hawaii. We also spent a few hours with Scott after the service as we took him to lunch and drove him to Sea Tac. Very neat gentleman with a powerful life story.
    So my two back surgeries, bad hip are no longer an excuse for me.

    If I drop 40 pounds (my intermediate goal) then my BOB is nothing to pack.
    I told my wife about the paleo so here we go.

    Brutus Out
     
  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    two thumbs up on going Paleo!! Don't forget those 45 minute leisurely strolls in the morning and after dinner. Do some strength training along the way. Lots of vegetables gives you all the carbohydrates you need, nut and fruit breads are delicious and for deserts add fresh fruit.

    My favorite:

    1/4 cup fine crushed or chopped walnuts
    1/4 cup almond flour
    1/4 cup coconut flour
    1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

    Mix dry ingredients with a fork.

    Melt two Tbs. of Kerry Gold grass fed butter
    Stir in two Tbs. of 100% unfiltered natural honey and add to the nut mixture. Mix thoroughly with a fork.

    Fill a custard dish 1/3 full with fresh fruit or fresh berry compote in and top with the nut mixture. Sweetened with Stevia, not sugar.
    Bake in a pre heated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes
    Remove and allow to cool.
    Serve warm.
     
  7. rdt

    rdt SW Portland Active Member

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    also paleo. once i looked into the actual science around fat and cholesterol there was no turning back. for those of you who dont know, cholesterol is part of our bodies defense system. what causes all the circulatory problems is that cholesterol attacks poisons in the blood, notably too-high levels of sugar. so when you carb load the cholesterol tries to save you by wrestling all that sugar to the ground and out of the blood stream. that locked up sugar/cholesterol debris is called plaque. so I guess if you love carbs go ahead and cut out the cholesterol but keep in mind your brain needs cholesterol to maintain the nerve sheaths and stuff like that. that's a pretty rough sketch.

    my blood sugar is way way more leveled out. something id like to brainstorm with you guys is paleo storage foods.

    I'm sure you paleos out there know what I mean, but once you remove all the 60# of grains, the pantry gets to looking uncomfortably sparse.

    nuts store all right, but I'm leery of nut flour shelf life. . . I'm watching it closely. almond everything gets old eventually.

    onions, garlic, sweet potatoes and stuff like that stores ok.

    canned vegetables/fruit.

    the coconut flour seems real stable but once transpacific shipping gets scarce it's irreplaceable.

    so long as there is electricity to the freezer the meat is ok.

    Salad, the veggies, chicken, eggs, milk - that's all better in the ground/on the hoof.

    I'm starting to think a root cellar, salad garden, and animals are the only way to do this affordable and long term.
     
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  8. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I went on paleo for a montrh before my mag got sick.i went from 385 down to 353 in a month. I was hungery sometimes but if you stay busy it passes. MEat and greens for dinner, bacon and eggs for breakfast and maybe nuts and fruit between those meals.
     
  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Look into fasting as well. I'm on a fast right now and in the past have lost 10 + lbs each time. Another feature is dumping toxins, which may save your life
     
  10. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I am going to start fasting starting at 1 day a week for 1 day but may go to more.
     
  11. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    When you hit 5 days your guts have cleared out most junk and then your organs start to clean house.. you can eat raw fruits and veggies and juices during the fast, just avoid oils and fats
     
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    ocarolan Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I use a ..what do they call it, a blackout sheet, over my windows. and a large box fan. Seem to work very well. I have a very hard time sleeping without the fan anymore. I seem to sit and simply listen if the fan is not running.
     
  14. alphapygmy

    alphapygmy Yamhill County Active Member

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    I'm not sure I went Paleo but the wife and I cut out all processed foods, all hydrogenated oils, and 98% of our sugar intake. I've lost 16 pounds in less than 6 weeks. Once every 2 weeks we have a day where we can eat pizza and donuts or whatever. We don't measure calories at all. If we're hungry we just eat as long as it follows the previous rules. Also started doing some calisthenics and walking a few times a week. Trying hard to get in shape for the possible future ugliness.
     
  15. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    don a 20# ruck on your walks then add weight as your strength / endurance increases. BTW you would be walking for at least 30 min.... and yes, ugly unpleasantness is good to prepare for as it always visits and always will
     
  16. alphapygmy

    alphapygmy Yamhill County Active Member

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    I'm not quite ready to haul a pack around yet. I am progressing my workouts very slowly as I have many injuries to work around and not exacerbate. Plantar Fibromitosis in both the arches in my feet, one knee with multiple issues, chronic lower back issues, and a weak wrist from a ligament tear that will never heal. Totally sucks to be just under 40 and be this screwed up. The doctor doesn't know why I seem to be so injury prone. Maybe genetics or maybe some real bad stuff I went through in my teens and early 20's. Back in high school I wanted to try for Green Beret's but family issues blew up and life went on hold for a decade. I started in January around 225, when I get under 200 I'd like to try some jogging. I was quite the runner back in the day, under a 5 minute mile and just over 17 minutes for a 5K my sophomore year, before things blew up. I'd love to get back into it but I maybe too injured to do it safely. At least some interval training would be nice, I'll have to see how the knee feels about it though.......
     
  17. Nesser VanNessers

    Nesser VanNessers Vancouver, WA Member

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    Ah! Never thought I'd find a Paleo discussion on a gun site! After also looking into the way your body reacts to certain foods, I went paleo, then full on Keto! Haven't felt this good in a long time! :cool:
     
  18. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Kava Waka from Fiji is a powerful sleep aid. We make a tincture by putting 1 lb of powder in a 1 quart Mason jar, then filling with cheep vodka, shake once a day for 5 days then drain it off and add to tea, drinks or whatever. You can do this about 5x (refill with vodka/whiskey, etc) with the 1 lb of Kava, then finally, use cheesecloth and squeeze out the last of the tincture..

    http://www.amazon.com/KAVA-WAKA-powder-Fijian-Quality/dp/B00A80163M/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1405695449&sr=1-1&keywords=kava waka

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  19. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    For losing weight also try Garcinia and green coffee bean extract. Costco has both
     
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  20. LoneStar

    LoneStar WA Active Member

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    Those supplements don't work for me. Intermittent fasting seems to work the best.