Skip to comments.The Calorie Is Broken
Posted on 01/28/2016 3:31:41 PM PST by SamAdams76
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I now try to eat only food in it's most natural form. But even that can be tricky. For example, wild caught salmon is far superior to farm raised salmon. When eating cheese, you have to be careful to select the aged raw milk cheeses (U.S. won't allow the sale of fresh raw milk cheese) over the "supermarket" cheeses that are basically just junk food. For example, Velveeta, Kraft, Cracker Barrel etc., that you find in dairy section - that's not cheese! You will find the better cheeses in deli and yes, you will pay more. It's not cheap to eat well but it's very cheap to eat poorly and get obese.
Suddenly I'm drinking a lot of water too. I was never much of a water drinker before but this diet has me craving water.
For example, here is a way I'm preparing brussels sprouts that others may benefit from. Now most people don't like brussels sprouts but I guarantee you will like these:
Take about a pound of small brussels sprouts (for 2-4 people) and slice off the brown ends. If larger brussels sprouts, also cut them in half.
Put in mixing bowl and sprinkle a small amount of kosher salt. I don't normally add salt to food but you will want to do it here. Also sprinkle in some garlic powder and bacon bits - real bacon bits. Then maybe a tablespoon or two of extra virgin olive oil.
Mix it up until sprouts are nicely covered with glistening olive oil.
Pour onto a sheet of aluminum foil and tent it so nothing spills out during cooking. Put a tablespoon of butter on top so it melts in during the cooking. If using oven, bake at 400 degree for about 40 minutes. Or you can put on a grill for about same amount of time. After 20 minutes, swirl it around so that they blacken more evenly.
I guarantee there will be no leftovers.
He's right...my wife makes these, and there are never any leftovers. She used to HATE brussels sprouts.
I agree with your entire post! Awesome, huh?
I do have a recipe for a smoothie(protein shake) that I like to use for a meal replacement.
4 ice cubes
2 oz cream cheese
2 tbsp heavy cream
1 tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
and for flavor I use either fresh fruit such as blueberries or Torani flavoring syrup my favorites are raspberry or caramel.
Put it all in blender for about two minutes, pour into glass and enjoy! Tastes quite good.
Hi Trisham, you may want to rethink the beans. The broccoli is fine but starches are very bad and can throw you out of ketosis. Potatoes and beans should be avoided, even carrots are bad.
However, if one is trying to control their blood sugar, a fifteen minute walk after meals is highly beneficial.
"And then I realised that every human eats their food cooked."Gee, I never would have thought of that -- I guess it takes a highly trained anthropologist to make such a startling and insightful observation.
The grains (especially wheat) have been hybridized and line bred to be harvested easy . They are not the same but it is more how they process the wheat now that makes them so unhealthy . It used to be that grains were stone ground , you got the entire grain including the oil in your flour along with some extra nutrients that came from the stones that were grinding them. Today they split off the oil , bran and germ from the wheat when they process it and leave behind the garbage flour (since it has no oil and fat in it they can store it longer once ground) to make matters worse they add an anti caking agent to flour (this is really bad for you). Even when you buy whole wheat flour you are still getting a stripped flour most of the time it is just white flour with bran added to it and the anti caking agent.
If you want to eat some wheat buy the whole grain and grind it yourself (I actually do this occasionally when I want to bake some bread , it’s a pain so I don’t eat it often)
It’s better to take the whole grain and soak it and cook it and eat is like a cereal or sprout it (the spouted wheat is actually easy to do and very good for you and it can be added to smoothies )
The store bought breads , pastas and cereals are one of the easiest things to remove from the diet that make the greatest impact on your gut flora and weight. I swear that I really believe all the problems with people digesting gluten isn’t really the gluten causing the problems as much as what they add and take away from the wheat.
If you want a really good wheat look for einkorn it is not a modern wheat .
The salmon - farmed is basically fed a grain mix
The less processed the food is the better it is for you.
If you watch sales and buy what is in season you can bring cost down a lot . If you garden some , even a tiny plot can bring great rewards :)
Salt - the processed stuff is really bad for you too , again the anti caking agent they add to it is what makes it so bad . It’s better to use either Kosher salt or real salt crystals (they are lumpy ) and put them in a pepper grinder ... way better flavor too and you do not have to use near as much .
That does sound really filling .
I think if that were actually true, some enterprising farmer would find some genetically-ancient grain, grow it, and sell it at a premium price.
Ancient Egyptian wheat is available.
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That looks really good . Roasting can make any veggie taste way better . I bet that would turn out pretty good in a croc pot too.
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I think there’s something to that.
I know my body doesn’t like it too well when I have to exercise in the afternoon vs. early morning before eating anything.
But it’s also weather related...too danged cold to go mountain biking in the winter mornings.
In the summer, I can ride 4-6 days at least 10 miles a day before work and do ok. In the winter, I struggle mightily to get 3-4 days of riding.
Something is better than nothing though.
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I’ve been following Denninger almost since he began his blog. A couple of years ago one of his posts described his typical his typical daily diet...I’ve been following it for a while and am very pleased with the results.
I eat more calories than I burn yet I still maintain my weight. Low carb, weight training only. Very little cardio and my heart is in excellent shape. Do the opposite of what the docs tell you to do and you’ll do fine.
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