Originally Posted by MrsBone
expeller pressed safflower oil mayonnaise...is it really bad on the TF diet? I just can't bring myself to make my own mayonnaise..it never turns out right, and I hate the taste of olive oil mayonnaise. I bought some hain mayo the other day and am thinking its a good compromise..It doesn't have a bunch of junk in it like hellmans or kraft. What do you all think?
I've had success in the past using half macadamia nut oil, half olive oil. The nut oil is nice and neutral and doesn't have a terrible fatty acid profile. I would use all macadamia oil, but it's pretty expensive, so I just use it to cut down the strongness of the EVOO. You can also try using bacon grease, which is a totally different kind of mayo, but pretty good if you like bacon.
Originally Posted by newcastlemama
When I feel best I am focusing on lots of bone broths (esp beef), liver/clo, coconut products, ferments (esp saurkraut and kombucha) with meats/fish, veggies, eggs, good butter, berries and a little raw honey. When I do this I have energy, I feel nourished, and easily maintain a good weight. Following a paleo/primal diet without the TF stuff (broth, liver ect) does not work so well for me. Plain paleo does keep my Lyme symptoms represssed but I am not in robust health if that makes sense. I don't feel satisfied/full without the TF elements either because I think they provide me with the necessary nutrients...I just want on keep eating on plain paleo and feel like something is missing...and I tend to gain a little weight too.
Do you feel fine on TF grains and dairy or are you having some issues? I personally think that TF grains/dairy can be healthy for people (I give them to my family and they are very well on them) but not for me since my health/digestion is still compromised.
Thanks so much for your input! I suspect it will be the same for me with respect to bone broth, ferments, etc. I've been running these ideas by DH too and he is calling my plan "nourishing paleo traditions." :) The way I'm thinking about it is that real h-g's would have had all sorts of practices we don't/can't do - eating organs we can't even buy because they're illegal, no refrigeration, doing weird stuff like burning marsh grasses and adding the ashes to their food - so with the absence of that in our modern lives it makes sense to take cues from food cultures we know that actually produced generations of healthy people.
I feel pretty good on limited TF grains/dairy, but I don't know how much of that is me naturally and how much is due to my crazy preggo/nursing metabolism. I also have a couple kind of autoimmune things that I think I can handle even better than I currently do. Plus the paleo nerd in me just can't give the idea up! I'm not sure what I'll do for DD when she's old enough for food, but I suspect I'll lean more towards TF as long as she doesn't have any issues.
Originally Posted by suzukiaustin
kallyn - welcome back! does this mean you will be posting recipes to your outstanding blog again? (Please say yes!) I found that Paleo works better for me when I stay away from fruit. I can do berries, but fructose really screws me up. I can eat root veggies without much of a problem, but the fructose puts everything out of whack. Everyone is different. There's some talk on the MDA forums about starches or fruit for carbs. Makes for interesting reading.
I also feel great eating lots of seafood, but I don't have a great source for it. Will learn how to fish one day soon...Oh, and eggs had to go on the back burner for a while, too. Isn't there some Paleo list from Robb Wolf about paleo foods that can cause problems (eggs, nuts, etc. = inflammatory). Baby crying...excuse typos.
I'm definitely considering starting the blog up again if I get back into paleo!
I feel the same way about fruit. Starches never seem to bother me, but too much fruit makes me feel kind of gross. I almost get the same feeling from fruit that straight up SAD candy gives me. Interesting on the eggs/nuts. I go back and forth on eggs. Sometimes I like them, sometimes they make me gag. I don't eat a lot even when I'm "on" them though - I'll buy a dozen and it'll last me for weeks. Nuts are kind of the same. Snacking on almonds will frequently give me a mild stomachache, so I tend not to do it, although I have occasionally fallen into the trap of almond flour baked goods. Yuck, eggs and nuts together. Guess I'm "off" them today.
Speaking of Robb Wolf, I've been reading up on him for the past few days - I think he got big during my paleosphere hiatus - and the diet he advocates on his website is the one that made me feel pretty gross in the long term - lots of veggies, muscle meats, and plant fats.
Originally Posted by crunchy_mama
Hi, kallyn- haven't seen you in forever-
... I do try to do bone broth- a batch a week or so. I try to do liver once a week or so- although sometimes I might have it a lot and then not for a while. We take fermented clo and d3. As to what I eat I really try to minimize the baked goods as well. ... I just started eating mushrooms since my last pregnancy and now I adore them!
Hey! Those are all things I'm thinking of adding, so glad to hear they are working for you! I was taking FCLO/BO blend during my pregnancy, but the bottle ran out and I haven't ordered any more. Do you feel like it helps you? Also, do you have any yummy way to get your shrooms in? I'll admit I don't quite know what to do with them. :)