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  • VIDEO: Cooking Low Carb Fried Chicken in Lard

    03/02/2019 5:42:13 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 63 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 2, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO You won't miss the breading when you cook fried chicken in lard and baste it afterwards in garlic butter. These chicken thighs were fried in my new cast iron skillet so only a low heat setting on the dial was enough to fry them. I plan to fry a lot of chicken this way in the future because not only is it healthy low carb but also because chicken is an inexpensive source of meat. p.s. In case you're wondering, yes that is a burn on the back of my hand from the grease. However, since this recording was...
  • Study: High-carb, low-protein diets may extend lifespan

    02/24/2019 9:06:24 AM PST · by fireman15 · 216 replies
    UPI ^ | February 19, 2019 | Tauren Dyson
    Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A nutrient once thought to be healthy if eaten in abundance may actually cut life short, a new study says. A low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet has been linked to living longer and maintaining brain health, according to a study published this month in Current Biology. Eating too much protein, Proud says, can speed up protein synthesis, which quickly causes a build-up of "faulty protein" -- leading to a likelihood of early death. The researchers tested this theory by feeding high protein diets to fruit flies and worms. "Since this link also operates in humans, our findings show...
  • VIDEO: PJ Scores Lots of Low Carb Food for Pennies Via Coupons

    01/06/2019 10:20:58 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 6, 2019 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO I didn't even cover in the video all the stuff I got which also included 24 cans of Bumblebee tuna, 3 baskets of mushrooms, 4 six-packs Diet Pepsi, 4 2-liter bottles of drinking water, and 2 chorizo sausages. I know there are a few other items I forgot to mention but this covers most of them.
  • (VIDEO) PJ Is No Longer Fat!!!

    12/19/2018 8:20:59 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 19, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO I need to drop 26 pounds by my Friday weigh-in in order to reach 220 pounds for a total loss since May of 100 pounds. However, I won't quite get there this time but the good news is that I AM NO LONGER FAT!!! A few days ago I noticed this new non-fat condition while walking by a full length mirror. A condition that until recently I doubted I would ever be able to obtain after years of trying and failing to lose weight. Although I won't hit the 100 pound loss by Friday, I am pretty sure it...
  • VIDEO: PJ Consumes Lox Mountains for Weight Loss

    12/31/2018 6:30:13 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 31, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO Soon to be a major motion picture: "ASSAULT ON LOX MOUNTAIN!!!" Listen closely to hear Dear Ol' Mumsy in the background berate her Li'l Sonny Boy to be on better behavior at the monthly buffet brunch. Time goes on but some things NEVER change.
  • VIDEO: Attending a Brazilian Buffet Salad Bar Mitzvah

    12/24/2018 6:51:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 24, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO If you are scratching your head over the title, the video will explain it. This was recorded at the Porto Alegre Brazilian Restaurant in Miami on December 23, 2018 where I interviewed several of my young guests. Besides the Birthday Boy, attending was his brother, Marine Lance Corporal Ken Gutierrez, home on leave from his duty station in Hawaii. He gave me a rather unexpected opinion about that state. Also interviewed was Genesis the Mermaid who also surprised me with her new love for spicy food since she used to prefer mild to bland food. Now she prefers her...
  • (VIDEO) PJ Wears Size 38 Pants at His 12/21 Weigh-In

    12/21/2018 12:34:10 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 21, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO For the first time in years, I was able to fit into a size 38 pants today which I wore to the weigh-in. When I started my weight loss odyssey back on May 27 this year, I was barely able to fit into a size 46 pants. I lost weight this time but not as much as during the past two weigh-ins. I'm blaming Thanksgiving, specifically Thanksgiving pumpkin pie-cake which I sort of gorged on. However, there is now a very good chance that I will drop down to my 220 pound goal of 100 total pounds lost by...
  • 10 Days of Eating Fat, for My Mental Health

    01/28/2018 6:22:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | JANUARY 26, 2018 | Susie Neilson
    It’s January, which means there’s still time to curb your existential dread about the passing of time with a few resolutions. Why not try a new diet? You could go Mediterranean, vegan, DASH — or you could just eat bacon and eggs and butter for the rest of the year. Perhaps you’ve heard of this bacon-based weight-loss plan: It’s called the ketogenic diet. And while it’s not without its critics, over the last few years “keto” has attracted throngs of devout followers who bless the diet for its fat-torching properties, claiming immense weight loss while maintaining energy and fullness. Keto...
  • VIDEO: How I Prepared No Carb Thanksgiving Turkey for Weight Loss

    11/24/2018 2:09:15 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 24, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO One Thanksgiving item that is sure to add carbs to your meal is stuffing. However, in this video I show you how to prepare a NO CARB alternative to bread stuffing.
  • (VIDEO) My 11/9 Weigh-In

    11/09/2018 12:39:02 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 9, 2018 | Half Of Me
    VIDEO My November 9, 2018 weigh-in. 246 pounds or 20 pounds less than my September 28 weigh-in of 266 pounds. I am zeroing in on a 100 pound loss and I am going to try for it at December's weigh-in when I hope to hit 220 pounds. Since May 27 when I weighed 320 pounds I have lost a total of 74 pounds.
  • Molecule with anti-aging effects on vascular system identified

    09/12/2018 1:46:51 PM PDT · by Twotone · 47 replies
    Science Daily ^ | September 10, 2018 | Georgia State University
    A molecule produced during fasting or calorie restriction has anti-aging effects on the vascular system, which could reduce the occurrence and severity of human diseases related to blood vessels, such as cardiovascular disease, according to a study led by Georgia State University. "As people become older, they are more susceptible to disease, like cancer, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Ming-Hui Zou, senior author of the study, director of the Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine at Georgia State and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Molecular Medicine. "Age is the most important so-called risk factor for human...
  • Preserved foods were the ‘Hamburger Helper of ancient times’

    08/14/2018 9:46:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Jewish News of Northern California ^ | August 13, 2018 | Alix Wall
    aren Solomon’s new cookbook, “Cured Meat, Smoked Fish & Pickled Eggs: Recipes and Techniques for Preserving Protein-Packed Foods,” is, on the one hand, very Jewish. Ashkenazi Jews have been at the forefront of food preservation for generations and will appreciate recipes for gravlax, several types of herring and “Killer Smoked Fish Salad.” The book also has recipes for prosciutto made from duck, and for pastrami that Solomon considers one of her top crowd-pleasers. “People just love it,” she said. “There are certain things I make that make people really happy. Bacon tops the list, but that pastrami recipe is right...
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - August 2018

    07/28/2018 4:12:20 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 161 replies
    Eggplant Parmigiana is one of my favorite dishes, but it’s a time-consuming dish to make and messes up a lot of dishes. And even though we’ve used for years a great, easy recipe from America’s Test Kitchen which involves baking instead of frying the eggplant, my husband’s commitment to low-carb eating makes any recipe that uses breading less than ideal. Looking for a fast, low-carb alternative, I happened to find ‘Cooking with Pina’ on YouTube, and Pina’s quick, throw-together recipe. It may not be like what you are used to, but if you like eggplant for itself and are low-carbing,...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    08/08/2017 3:40:35 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 108 replies
    We have a number of Freepers who have been following the Low-Carb way of eating, so I thought we’d do another of our occasional Low-Carb threads this week. A drawback I’ve found with Low-Carb recipe books is they are often written by fitness or nutrition experts, not actual Chefs; and many of the recipes leave a lot to be desired in terms of flavor. One book I return to often is George Stella’s ‘Livin' Low Carb’. In addition to creating great recipes, Chef Stella and his family members have successfully lost a lot of weight on the Low-Carb system, and...
  • Shock: 'Experts' recommend high fat diet for curing a significant disease

    03/15/2017 5:44:07 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 131 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 03/15/17 | Thomas Lifson
    The ideology of Progressivism rests on the notion that “experts” should be given free rein to guide the populace in proper behavior, by persuasion if possible, but by governmental law and regulation if necessary. These “experts” could inform the disinterested administrators of a state powerful enough to impose itself on the behavior of the masses too ignorant to chart a personal course for themselves. The folly of this view is nowhere exposed more nakedly than in the matter of personal eating habits. The advice of the “experts” has been so frequently wrong that the federal government’s dietary guidelines have repeatedly...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    02/17/2017 4:50:33 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 157 replies
    I attended a funeral recently where the repast included an amazing Cream of Crab Soup, and I wanted to find a recipe. Since I'm a Marylander and love their crabcakes, Phillips is my first go-to for 'crab anything'. On their website, I found Shirley Phillips' recipe: you are taking care of a sick person who is trying to get his appetite back, you often wind up cooking things you don't normally eat; and instead of cooking double meals all the time you just wind up throwing in the towel and grabbing whatever you can here and there. Since Thanksgiving,...
  • Nina Teicholz On U.S. Dietary Guidelines And LCHF Docs Under Attack

    12/30/2016 6:41:44 PM PST · by pa_dweller · 26 replies
    Livin la Vida low-carb show ^ | 2016 | Jimmy Moore
    Behind-the-scenes, so much is happening to help progress the science supporting a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. One of the leading voices helping bring this about is investigative journalist Nina Teicholz, New York Times bestselling author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, who came under fire in 2015 for her British Medical Journal article “The scientific report guiding the US dietary guidelines: is it scientific?” This brought on a media firestorm with public pressure being applied to the BMJ to retract Nina’s column. A bright light of hope happened recently when the...
  • Weekly Cooking Thread - Special Low Carb Edition

    10/17/2016 3:49:54 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 185 replies
    Last week, the Better Homes and Gardens email newsletter had some great pumpkin decorating ideas; I liked this one using mini-lights: You could also do this using 'Funkins', the carve-able artificial pumpkins, for a more permanent decoration: http://funkins.comIf you're somewhat artistically inclined, BHG also has a stencil for carving a pumpkin to represent your favorite Presidential candidate: do have to sign up, to get the stencil.) ________________________________________________ We've had a request to do a 'Low Carb' cooking thread, and I thought we'd start it early on this busy week. One of my favorite - and easiest - lunches to...
  • Copper is key in burning fat

    06/08/2016 6:24:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies ^ | Monday, June 6, 2016 | Sarah Yang, Berkeley Lab
    A new study is further burnishing copper’s reputation as an essential nutrient for human physiology. A research team led by a scientist at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and at UC Berkeley has found that copper plays a key role in metabolizing fat. Long prized as a malleable, conductive metal used in cookware, electronics, jewelry and plumbing, copper has been gaining increasing attention over the past decade for its role in certain biological functions. It has been known that copper is needed to form red blood cells, absorb iron, develop connective tissue and support the...
  • Editorial: The heretical Minnesota heart study: When science stops asking questions

    04/30/2016 4:16:08 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 30 apr 2016
    In the second half of the 20th century, conventional wisdom in the medical community held that overconsumption of saturated fats — the kind found in milk, cheese, meats and butter — was dangerous. And so, between 1968 and 1973, a well-planned, well-executed study involving more than 9,000 patients was performed to test this widely accepted relationship between diet and heart disease. The results of the Minnesota Coronary Experiment were notable for two reasons. First, the findings contradicted much of what was believed at the time: The study demonstrated that people who ate a diet rich in saturated fats did not...