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Old 01-01-2013, 07:35 PM   #981
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had a bunch of food, but I had a few bacon wrapped avocados. Delicious.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:35 PM   #982
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:09 AM   #983
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:30 AM   #984
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I finally, officially decided my new years resolution. No processed meats/foods for an entire year. Wish me luck!

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Old 01-03-2013, 09:44 AM   #985
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I finally, officially decided my new years resolution. No processed meats/foods for an entire year. Wish me luck!

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Good stuff, what's the reasoning behind it? I avoid processed meats, which is easy for me because I don't eat sandwiches or snacks ever, and pizza maybe once every two months or so. I do eat bacon on the weekends, but I buy a "natural" version (still contains celery extract which is a nitrate, but much better than regular version).

Processed foods will be tricky, I know it's January 3rd but I believe you will need to modify your goal. I went strictly paleo this summer and lasted a month, unless all you have time to do is workout and cook (you have to make everything from scratch) you won't succeed. However you can vastly reduce your processed food intake, which is something I have succeeded doing. My mentality is to avoid at all costs, but not to beat myself up if I need to consume them. I enjoy fast food from time to time (average it once or twice a month).

I avoid bread, pasta, and pretty much anything processed with this simple trick: I shop around the grocery store only. I don't shop in the aisles unless I need something specific, like spices or tomato sauce. Fresh produce, meats and dairy are all you need imo (dairy was what killed me with paleo).

I would change from "no processed meats/foods for a year" to "vastly reducing my intake of processed meats/foods" if it was me, unless your definition of "processed" is different than mine.

Besides making it a bit more realistic (hey if you can do it... I'm beyond impressed) I think it is a great resolution!
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:11 AM   #986
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better throw away those pasta sides
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better throw away those pasta sides
Lol that was one of the first things that upset me.
I have a pantry and some drawers loaded with them.




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Good stuff, what's the reasoning behind it? I avoid processed meats, which is easy for me because I don't eat sandwiches or snacks ever, and pizza maybe once every two months or so. I do eat bacon on the weekends, but I buy a "natural" version (still contains celery extract which is a nitrate, but much better than regular version).

Processed foods will be tricky, I know it's January 3rd but I believe you will need to modify your goal. I went strictly paleo this summer and lasted a month, unless all you have time to do is workout and cook (you have to make everything from scratch) you won't succeed. However you can vastly reduce your processed food intake, which is something I have succeeded doing. My mentality is to avoid at all costs, but not to beat myself up if I need to consume them. I enjoy fast food from time to time (average it once or twice a month).

I avoid bread, pasta, and pretty much anything processed with this simple trick: I shop around the grocery store only. I don't shop in the aisles unless I need something specific, like spices or tomato sauce. Fresh produce, meats and dairy are all you need imo (dairy was what killed me with paleo).

I would change from "no processed meats/foods for a year" to "vastly reducing my intake of processed meats/foods" if it was me, unless your definition of "processed" is different than mine.

Besides making it a bit more realistic (hey if you can do it... I'm beyond impressed) I think it is a great resolution!
My reasoning? To change my diet to become healthier, to work on my self control, to open my eyes to see how my diet really is and hopefully to inspire some people to make some great changes.

The reason i didn't make the goal to be, "cut back on a LARGE amount of process food" is because that's to open for interpretation and easy for me too twist to fit what i want. I understand on a realistic level, that no, i won't make it a year, but I'm excited to see what i can learn and the changes i can make. I'm also very excited to see what i feel like at the end of the month compared to before, if there really is any noticeable effects.

By itself, processed food is open to interpretation. Technically, peeling a banana would be considered processing it (altering it's natural state). My job now, is to figure out a strict definition of what i consider "processed". I want something strict and difficult, but i don't want to get to the point where rather than being difficult to change my lifestyle to fit it, it becomes impossible.

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Old 01-03-2013, 01:06 PM   #988
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My reasoning? To change my diet to become healthier, to work on my self control, to open my eyes to see how my diet really is and hopefully to inspire some people to make some great changes.

The reason i didn't make the goal to be, "cut back on a LARGE amount of process food" is because that's to open for interpretation and easy for me too twist to fit what i want. I understand on a realistic level, that no, i won't make it a year, but I'm excited to see what i can learn and the changes i can make. I'm also very excited to see what i feel like at the end of the month compared to before, if there really is any noticeable effects.

By itself, processed food is open to interpretation. Technically, peeling a banana would be considered processing it (altering it's natural state). My job now, is to figure out a strict definition of what i consider "processed". I want something strict and difficult, but i don't want to get to the point where rather than being difficult to change my lifestyle to fit it, it becomes impossible.

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very admirable undertaking, and I completely recommend the "cold turkey" approach at first. That way you can see how much the food bothers you when it isn't constantly in your system, I've literally given myself gluten intolerance and the respective side effects when I had zero issue before. I think it's a good thing!

As far as the definition of "processed" I feel that the primal way of lifestyle defines it very well. A great resource: http://www.marksdailyapple.com

I follow this roughly, however I added in rice as to me it's very natural (I don't agree with this whole grain hatred... flour and raw rice are very different).

For me, processed means anything humans have chemically altered. Margarine, vegetable oils, flour, anything with corn byproducts (dextrose, maltodextrin)... as well as pretty much anything you find in a package. Organic salsa, frozen vegetables, and some canned goods are exceptions.

You seem to be able to cook & have an appreciation for it... this is the biggest factor for an individual to make this change in my opinion, enjoying and excelling at home cooking.
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Lol that was one of the first things that upset me.
I have a pantry and some drawers loaded with them.






My reasoning? To change my diet to become healthier, to work on my self control, to open my eyes to see how my diet really is and hopefully to inspire some people to make some great changes.

The reason i didn't make the goal to be, "cut back on a LARGE amount of process food" is because that's to open for interpretation and easy for me too twist to fit what i want. I understand on a realistic level, that no, i won't make it a year, but I'm excited to see what i can learn and the changes i can make. I'm also very excited to see what i feel like at the end of the month compared to before, if there really is any noticeable effects.

By itself, processed food is open to interpretation. Technically, peeling a banana would be considered processing it (altering it's natural state). My job now, is to figure out a strict definition of what i consider "processed". I want something strict and difficult, but i don't want to get to the point where rather than being difficult to change my lifestyle to fit it, it becomes impossible.

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the paleo/primal diet might be a good approach for you
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:28 PM   #990
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very admirable undertaking, and I completely recommend the "cold turkey" approach at first. That way you can see how much the food bothers you when it isn't constantly in your system, I've literally given myself gluten intolerance and the respective side effects when I had zero issue before. I think it's a good thing!

As far as the definition of "processed" I feel that the primal way of lifestyle defines it very well. A great resource: http://www.marksdailyapple.com

I follow this roughly, however I added in rice as to me it's very natural (I don't agree with this whole grain hatred... flour and raw rice are very different).

For me, processed means anything humans have chemically altered. Margarine, vegetable oils, flour, anything with corn byproducts (dextrose, maltodextrin)... as well as pretty much anything you find in a package. Organic salsa, frozen vegetables, and some canned goods are exceptions.

You seem to be able to cook & have an appreciation for it... this is the biggest factor for an individual to make this change in my opinion, enjoying and excelling at home cooking.
Thanks for the support and appreciation of what I'm doing!
I'm not sure I'll notice a huge change as my diet already includes little "processed food". But I'm still interested to find the short and long term effects of what I'm going to do.

My definition that I've come up with today for what processed food contains is as follows:
artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, chemical altering of the food and/or preservatives (some natural preservatives will be accepted).

This allows me to continue eating yoplait yogurt and bread products (if i buy them from the local bakery). And hopefully i can buy boxes of plain pasta/Noodles (Ie spaghetti, bow tie ect) and make my own fresh sauces that i can freeze and stockpile.

i think I'm going to have to start making my own granola bars though...

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the paleo/primal diet might be a good approach for you
Thanks for the tip! I'll look into that on my dinner break.

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Best of luck, trashcan. It's not easy making that sort of dietary change - artificial ingredients are in EVERYTHING.

I've, unfortunate, brought a lot of junk in my diet just bc it's easy and quick. The time and effort that goes into eating really "clean" is proving very difficult for me right now.
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Best of luck, trashcan. It's not easy making that sort of dietary change - artificial ingredients are in EVERYTHING.

I've, unfortunate, brought a lot of junk in my diet just bc it's easy and quick. The time and effort that goes into eating really "clean" is proving very difficult for me right now.
It's along the lines of going to the gym. I fell out of my gym routine for somewhere between 6 and 12 months. When i was looking to go back again, i looked and said "how the hell did i manage 2 hours a day at the gym, 12-14 hours a day at work, eating healthy, keeping my house clean and maintaining a relationship and social life?!" But once you get acclimated to your schedule it's not bad.

In all honesty there's about 7-10 hours a week i put into food prep (cooking, chopping and figuring out recipes) not including grocery shopping or dishes. If you find interesting new foods (Marlin, swordfish, bear ect.) it keeps it interesting and more worth while. Once or twice a week I'll invite a person or 2 over for dinner. You get new ideas for recipes and cooking becomes something fun rather than a chore.

Hope this can help! Best of luck and thanks for your encouragement!



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Not the prettiest but it's damn good. Meatloaf and sweet potatoes

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Buffet.... I feel incredibly ill (in a good way). Broccoli salad was disgusting so I didn't eat it. About 1800 calories, mostly fat and protein
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I think my home made granola bars are lacking protein/calories

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its really hard for me to eat right now, being sick. basically shoved 4 eggs, 2 pieces of toast, and 2 pieces of bacon down my throat today.
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Is this supposed to be "bean" burritos? Or are you actually eating bear meat?

Given your location, I'm not 100% sure this is a spelling error.
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Is this supposed to be "bean" burritos? Or are you actually eating bear meat?

Given your location, I'm not 100% sure this is a spelling error.
That wasnt a typo, it is bear meat. I have a pretty decent stash of it yet.

I'm making lobster soon but haven't decided what to go with it. Also just finished a good week + supply of homemade granola bars.

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Simple dinner tonight. Lobster over a sliced bell pepper and I'll have a cup of yogurt for dessert. Maybe try one of the granola bars now that they're cooled and see how they taste since i adjusted the recipe to pack more protein in.

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