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#361 of 378 Old 06-29-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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Lindt 85% is awesome, and has few ingredients (I think it's soy free as well--woo hoo!) And each square has something like 2 grams carbs--20 grams carbs for the whole big bar. Pretty sweet! You can also go for their 70% if that's too dark. For some reason their 90-ish % has *more* carbs than the 85%, so I'm sticking to that.

It's sooooo gooooooooooooood!
Ditto! Tasty- few ingredients and it is one of the actual soy free chocolates out there and super low carb!

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This morning I made almond flour scones for breakfast. I did put butter in them, so I guess they aren't totally primal, but they were tasty . I used about 1 TB of honey for the whole batch.
How do you make those? Also, butter is considered primal around here

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Speaking of almond and coconut flour, I really need to get some. I saw an awesomely easy recipe for pancakes and I want to try them out. My kids love pancakes and I, obviously, can't eat them. If I could make primal ones though...
I saw the 85% at the store yesterday when I bought my other chocolate bar, but didn't grab it. I was too scared Going to work my way up to 85%

oh, and sardines...lots and lots of sardines.

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Any recommendations for some great chocolate, as I have a container of raspberries taunting me in my fridge right now
I've been getting trader joe's organic 73% dark chocolate. It's $1.99 for a 3.5 oz bar and has no soy. just cocoa mass, sugar and cocoa butter. it has more carbs than the lindt one a pp mentioned though. 1 square has 3.75g carbs.


this whole not being able to sleep thing i've had going on for the past few days is totally kicking my butt. and my grain free diet. i was so exhausted today (basically i've been awake since 3am) and i ate lots of carbs. i was too tired to cook breakfast so i had a fastfood cheeseburger for breakfast, followed by some tj's paneer tikka masala with rice, chickenstrips, and a big glass of juice for lunch, 2 mini eclairs for a snack, and a couple slices of chicken for dinner. including my 4am snack of cheese and a 1/2 biscuit, my totals for the day are: 2795 calories, 167.7g fat, 215.9g!!!! carbs, 107.7g protein. after i did so good the past 2 days too (under 100g). hopefully i'll get some sleep tonight, and tomorrow i will be very strict. fingers crossed.

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How do you make those? Also, butter is considered primal around here
I did a google search for almond flour recipes, and just kind of made up my own.
I used:

1 cup almond flour
2 eggs
3-5 TB butter (I don't usually measure butter )
~1/4 cup low-temp pasturized, pastured heavy cream
dash of salt and a little baking soda
1 TB honey

I put all of the liquid stuff in the cup of my immersion blender(melted the butter), I added a few prunes with the liquids to make it a little sweeter and pureed it all. I just dropped them onto the baking sheet like cookies and baked them @ 350 for 15 minutes.

I need to play around with the ratios a little bit, they held together well and tasted great, but spread out a lot. Maybe less liquid? I'm not sure.

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brittney--Thanks for posting the recipe...I am just getting more confidence to tweak primal recipes myself.

I am so sore today! Dh and I are planning on doing an easy hike today..hopfeully I can make it!

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So, I know we've been around this topic time and time again, but I'm getting a little discouraged. I haven't been eating *perfectly* paleo, of course, but I think I've been doing OK-- even on bad days watching my carbs closely, making sure I'm taking in enough protein and fat, and usually checking calories (though I wouldn't say they're my priority or anything). And lately, on my really good streaks, the scale has just been skyrocketing.

I KNOW, I know, that you are supposed to gain weight in your third trimester, but it's not super encouraging to see the numbers on the scale go up, up, up when I'm working hard, and then watch it sink a little or plateau on my carby days. Why is this?!

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So, I know we've been around this topic time and time again, but I'm getting a little discouraged. I haven't been eating *perfectly* paleo, of course, but I think I've been doing OK-- even on bad days watching my carbs closely, making sure I'm taking in enough protein and fat, and usually checking calories (though I wouldn't say they're my priority or anything). And lately, on my really good streaks, the scale has just been skyrocketing.

I KNOW, I know, that you are supposed to gain weight in your third trimester, but it's not super encouraging to see the numbers on the scale go up, up, up when I'm working hard, and then watch it sink a little or plateau on my carby days. Why is this?!
That is why I don't weigh myself when I am pregnant..the scale is only going one direction! I only have the standard advice to eat healthy and don't worry. Also, with my last pregnancy I ate TF/paleo and most of the weight came off really fast (people kept commenting on it and I was not excersing or anything extra)..I think because the weight was needed for the pregnancy and gained (about 35 pounds probably; almost 10 lbs of baby) on healthy foods.

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B-eggs and co milk/blueberry smoothie
L-chicken/mayo salad in lettuce wraps
D-chicken thighs/zuccini/co milk/green thai curry (add potatoes for family)

Workout- swim laps at gym, walk at park
(I am still sore from my lifting and sprint days this week!)

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Getting back to tracking my food Had a very high cal. day yesterday and was a lb lighter this morning I love PB!

My squat form was a little off, so I learned. Found this on MDA, was thoroughly inspired and amused(Way to Rock ladies!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOdwETDQXCw
Yet another reason why I want to get into Crossfit.

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Yet another reason why I want to get into Crossfit.
I love Crossfit ! I'm so glad I started going. I never thought I could lift heavy or workout hard like that, but since I've been going I feel amazing! I have so much more energy and it just feels good to work that hard. I wish I could afford to go more often, but even going once a week and supplementing at home has helped me become much more fit.

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i love Crossfit! I workout at 6 am and dont even mind the early hour. It's great

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To those of you who have had happier babies from primal eating during pregnancy.....

Did you completely give up Raw Dairy when you were pregnant?

How much fruit did you eat while pregnant?


I have no problem giving up grains and sugar, but raw dairy and fruit are tough for me. However, I've had some pretty tough babies and wouldn't mind some happier ones!

Thanks!

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To those of you who have had happier babies from primal eating during pregnancy.....

Did you completely give up Raw Dairy when you were pregnant?

How much fruit did you eat while pregnant?


I have no problem giving up grains and sugar, but raw dairy and fruit are tough for me. However, I've had some pretty tough babies and wouldn't mind some happier ones!

Thanks!
i was dairy free completely, due to my own allergy. Fruit, when
i could stomach it, I did not limit.

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I am sooo incredibly jealous of you guys that have Cf gyms, the closest here is about 2hrs + away. I have tried to do it all on my own, but have found it hard. My big thing now is just trying to up family activity time like the biking and swimming and such.

On pregnancies and dairy- I had dairy perhaps a handful of times my last pregnancy- out of my own weakness. I don't think I tolerate it the best though and as I have 2 kids now that don't tolerate dairy I thought it better to stay off the best I could in pregnancy. I have only trialed butter w/ the new babe(eating myself- not her) and am not certain if it is tolerable for her or not. Still hoping to get back some 24 hr yogurt but haven't been brave enough to try it yet. I really, really, really enjoy my happy smiley baby that sleeps!

Food going well here. My cold seems to have passed without too much suffering. Had yummy roasted veggies today- beets, pot, red pepper and onion- yum! Made some macaroon cookies last night for a treat and everyone enjoyed them.

I am feeling like I need to get more veggies in the diet though. I haven't been good about greens, in well, way too long. I think I need to try juicing again or something- perhaps green smoothies- will have to see what I tolerate the best.

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Hm...seems like we're going to need a new thread.

Just checking in. Ate at the Olive Garden last night and got Chicken Marsala, which came with roasted peppers, onions, and potatoes (no pasta, no cheese, score!!). It was GOOD.

Heading out of town for the weekend with my in-laws tonight. Not holding on to too many ideals of *not* cheating, but we'll see. Happy 4th, everyone!

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Uhoh did I miss the July thread already

Can I just sing the praises of dark chocolate and raspberries? It is amazing!!

I had 1 square last night, my boys each had a square and about a handful of berries. NOM NOM NOM. My oldest was asking for more.

Sticking with grain-free as I can, and low carb (not much fruit, but some at least!)

With that in mind - popcorn. How do I consider it? In or out? I make it on the stovetop in a kettle and love it with butter, S, and even some cheese too. Do I have to take it out of my life?

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I started a new thread. As for popcorn, I find that it definitely causes me to gain weight and feel yucky but... I may have a corn intolerance or something.

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