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Forum: Carb Counters 03-07-2013, 07:01 PM
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Posted By EagleRiverDee
+1 on The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson. ...

+1 on The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson.

And check out his site Marksdailyapple.com - he does an article every day, there's a huge archive of previous articles, a lot of the info in the book is...
Forum: Carb Counters 02-28-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 239
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Posted By EagleRiverDee
Grass fed is better because it's got a better...

Grass fed is better because it's got a better Omega ratio, but if you can't afford that then just try to get cuts of lean meat and try to get hormone/antibiotic free meat if you can. Chicken and lamb...
Forum: Carb Counters 02-27-2013, 06:39 PM
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Posted By EagleRiverDee
I'm doing...so/so right now. I'm about 70%...

I'm doing...so/so right now. I'm about 70% primal. I'm struggling with rice and potatoes. I have no problem avoiding wheat, however. And the fact that rice and potatoes are both a little...
Forum: Carb Counters 02-14-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 239
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Posted By EagleRiverDee
LOL- Mash potatoes are a weakness of mine as...

LOL- Mash potatoes are a weakness of mine as well. I'm of Irish descent, I think I'm genetically predisposed to loving potatoes! :)
Forum: Carb Counters 02-14-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 239
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Posted By EagleRiverDee
Well I did decide to give up alcohol for Lent,...

Well I did decide to give up alcohol for Lent, and I'm going to also put a focus on eating right and not giving in to my sweet tooth. I've been about 70% Primal lately- dinners have been a pitfall....
Forum: Carb Counters 02-07-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 239
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Posted By EagleRiverDee
I'm still rocking this Primal diet. Mostly. I've...

I'm still rocking this Primal diet. Mostly. I've got some bad habits and need to quit them. I've got a sweet tooth that I've been giving in to lately, and wine...I love wine. I'm thinking of giving...
Forum: Carb Counters 01-29-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,228
Posted By EagleRiverDee
I've been cheating lately- major carb binges. I...

I've been cheating lately- major carb binges. I need to get back on track.
Forum: Carb Counters 01-22-2013, 01:43 PM
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Posted By EagleRiverDee
I do dairy but limit it to cheese only....

I do dairy but limit it to cheese only. Technically I am allergic to dairy but find that if I keep it to a minimum I can eat it and so I choose cheese as my cheat. I don't mind not having milk or...
Forum: Carb Counters 01-09-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,228
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Yes but only because I live in Alaska. We have...

Yes but only because I live in Alaska. We have halibut and red salmon we catch ourselves and then some moose that my boss gave me. My DH plans on doing some caribou hunting this summer.

Actual...
Forum: Carb Counters 01-05-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,228
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Light or extra virgin? I really like the O brand...

Light or extra virgin? I really like the O brand organic from Safeway in Extra Virgin. It's got a nice fruity flavor.
Forum: Carb Counters 01-03-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,228
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Does anyone else get gastric upset from coconut...

Does anyone else get gastric upset from coconut oil? I've been using it sporadically- mostly for stir-frying vegetables - and I swear I get heartburn and a rumbly gut from it the following day. It...
Forum: Carb Counters 01-01-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 239
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Posted By EagleRiverDee
Tripswitch- If by chance you have a Nook, I...

Tripswitch-

If by chance you have a Nook, I can lend you my copy of "Primal Blueprint" as I've finished reading it. However, you should be aware that although Mark Sisson has a back ground of...
Forum: Carb Counters 12-30-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,228
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Bindi- I make salad dressing using equal parts...

Bindi-
I make salad dressing using equal parts extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, with some fresh ground pepper and Mrs. Dash table blend mixed in. I just swirl it all together in a cup....
Forum: Carb Counters 12-29-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,228
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Wendyland- Yes, it's hard when people buy...

Wendyland-

Yes, it's hard when people buy into the whole CW thing. Heaven knows I did, for years. I just could not understand when I was eating so "healthy" why I was gaining so much weight....
Forum: Carb Counters 12-28-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,228
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Well I'm back after a 9 day trip back east...

Well I'm back after a 9 day trip back east visiting my parents. I did my best to stay on plan but boy my parents just don't understand paleo at all and even when they tried they were way off. As...
Forum: Carb Counters 12-19-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 239
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Posted By EagleRiverDee
Down 10 lbs since Nov. 26 (when I started Paleo)....

Down 10 lbs since Nov. 26 (when I started Paleo). I do miss pasta and bread a little, but I'm enjoying eating whole foods and I find that my "I'm full" signal works much better when I'm avoiding...
Forum: Carb Counters 12-13-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,228
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Becky- Well I've only been doing this diet...

Becky-

Well I've only been doing this diet for 3 weeks but I can tell you I have zero cravings now, and zero blood sugar swings. It used to be I had to eat *right now* when my blood sugar dropped....
Forum: Carb Counters 12-11-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,228
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Well after 3 weeks eating primal I have to say I...

Well after 3 weeks eating primal I have to say I like it. I don't get hungry like I used to, which I am guessing has got to do with not having wild swings in my insulin/blood sugar levels. I've lost...
Forum: Carb Counters 12-04-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,228
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Well I'm down 2 more pounds now, and so far the...

Well I'm down 2 more pounds now, and so far the diet is going as well as it can. One frustration I have is with my DH. He said he was on board with doing this diet with me, and we rotate cooking...
Forum: Carb Counters 12-01-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,228
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Thank you for the welcomes, Dancerindenver and...

Thank you for the welcomes, Dancerindenver and Wendyland. :)

Wendyland, I've discovered Nomnompaleo (I think because it was mentioned earlier in this thread) but hadn't heard of the others so I'll...
Forum: Carb Counters 11-30-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,228
Posted By EagleRiverDee
Hi everyone- may I join your group? My sweetie...

Hi everyone- may I join your group? My sweetie and I are going to try going paleo/primal. I found Mark's Daily Apple and the success stories are numerous and compelling. I am buying his book and...
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