Paleo way of eating???

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goodbyeold

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Posted: 27 Aug 2013, 14:47

You could try a variation of this eggplant lasagna recipe...even my hubby and kids loved it (used mild pork)


Ingredients:

1 lb grass-fed ground beef
1 lb hot ground pork or sausage
2 large egg plants, peeled
2 large or 4 medium zucchini
4-6 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
1 can tomato paste
1 large can diced tomatoes
1/2 to 1 green pepper, chopped
1 large yellow onion, chopped
4-6 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
fresh basil
fresh thyme
salt & pepper to taste
Ingredients:

Pre heat oven to 350.  Slice the egg plant (peeled) and zucchini in 3/8 inch (long) slices.  Coat with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Roast in oven for 20 minutes.  An option is to slice sweet peppers and roast them with the egg plant and zucchini…yellow peppers add a bit of color.

While the veges are roasting prepare the sauce.  Brown the hamburger and sausage together.  Remove excess fat.  Add the carrots, onion, pepper and garlic to the meat.  Saute until the onions and peppers are tender.  Add the tomato paste and tomatoes.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Add the basil and thyme to taste.  You can use italian seasoning instead of the fresh spices.  The sauce should be thick, so simmer to reduce until it reaches the desired consistency.  It usually takes 20-30 minutes to finish the sauce.

In a large casserole pan coat the bottom with the sauce.  Layer the egg plant, sauce and zucchini in the pan.  Repeat. If desired, add a small amount (no more than 2-3 tablespoons) of crumbled goat cheese, sprinkled on the middle and top layers, to add a little zip.  Finish with a layer of sauce.

Bake in the oven on 350 for 30 minutes.

Serves 10--12
Lissaloolah

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Posted: 27 Aug 2013, 14:57
Oh that sounds amazing!! thankyou for that.
That's it.I'm making that for my tea tomorrow. Goats cheese, is that Paleo?-yum-I'm in heaven.
Lissaloolah

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 13:25
Hey guys, just thought I'd share some stats with you.I have been having a go at Paleo for only about 2 and half days and it's going very well.Feels so very comfortable and so right so far.I have just had tea, yes a lovely variation of the above recipe.Few changes but absolutely lovely.So yes I shouldn't be checking my weight etc after tea and a different time of day to usual but I couldn't resist a little peek.I have scales that record body fat etc too.Before I started this I was-
160lbs
39.3% fat
45.1% water
31.3% muscle and a BMI of 29.6

two and a half days in and I am now-
159 lbs
38.6% fat
45.6% water
31.6% muscle and a BMI of 29.4

I normally would check wkly or monthly but as I say, couldn't resist a peek.
Bodes well for a good start I think.
Thanks for advice and info.
goodbyeold

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 14:13
Stick to weekly but I understand peeking Smile. Great incentive isn't it. Just keep doing your best. It is pretty effortless when you are filling up on sub great nutritious food, your body isn't hungry for the crap.
kingkeld

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 14:25
The Paleo way of eating will work for weight loss as long as you use it as a tool to burn more calories than you consume. If you use it to simply eat a lot of calories in different food categories than you're used to - and thus consume more calories than you burn - you will NOT lose weight.

Watch out for the nuts. They have just about the same amount of calories per gram as chocolate, and about 50% more than your average candy.

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Lissaloolah

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 14:45
Yes,I agree.I definitely don't feel hungry for cruddy stuff as yet......time will tell.
I understand Kingkeld, Nuts are high in monosaturates and low in saturates as long as you don't eat loads.A handful as I was always told is enough. I have developed a love for the gym so will be heading there on Saturday for a well earned workout.
Always try to eat more naturally so this seems to have come quite easy for me to get my head around and I had reached a platau.Increased my exercise etc.
I grow my own veg etc so seemed the next step for me.
kingkeld

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 15:10
It sounds like you have a good understanding of things. Smile

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Bbody1972

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Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 16:22
Way to go Lissaloola. And thanks goodbyeold..the recipe was a hit!

As king said watch your intake if you are trying for weightloss. However if you remove four slices of bread from your usual diet you have about 400-500cal ....nearly impossible to eat enough veg in that amount without feeling stuffed. Something that stuck with me after reading the book was to remember that nuts our ancestors ate didn't come shelled. If you had to bang open every walnut to get the meat you wouldn't be gorging on them. Stick to about an ounce or 2.

Where I am weight wise I have to up my calories so I can add lots of avocado and healthy oils but when trying for weight loss take out the tablespoon to measure oil for your salad so you don't turn 100cal of vegetable into a 500cal salad.

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Lissaloolah

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Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 13:17
Finally, yes!! the previous reader didn't return it on time.Picked it up after work today.Read a fair bit on the internet and also a bit of conflicting info too with regards to what is good and what is not but things seem to be working ok......so far.
I know the transition period can leave you with headache or what the call 'carb flu' until the 'new way' is established. I do not have any of that but the last couple of mornings have felt a little nausea's. Nothing major but could it be the same kind of thing? I would have had toast and dairy before the change so wonder if it may be the change over? It is fine/bearable and today was nothing compared with yesterday.
goodbyeold

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Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 16:49
Why don't you post a few days of what you are doing so we can help you out.
Bbody1972

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Posted: 30 Aug 2013, 06:38
We didn't have any kind of symptoms. I did with Atkins and Dukan but i didn't notice anything with this (carbs are higher?).

Laughed at your coconut milk post...should have warned you. The ones with just milk and water can harden up if they get cold just warm up a little. I'm finding we are using the internet more to investigate what to do with some fruits and veg we never used before. Brought home lichee fruit this time since the boys were interested in trying it. We had a really good laugh. I only ever had it canned....and those went straight into a martini at the time Smile. Didn't know there was a pit in there! Hubby laughed really hard when he got home and we were just trying to figure out what to do with them (he's Chinese!). How's a northern Ontario girl supposed to know what to do with it?
Lissaloolah

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Posted: 30 Aug 2013, 11:36
Haha, love it.I love Lichee fruits.Our Chinese buffet restaurants have them with other fruit and icecream for dessert.
It's ok, I feel fine now.Just couple days.May have been unrelated.Now about to cook a trout for tea.yum.This diet lifestyle just makes me smile.It's all good.x
Lissaloolah

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Posted: 04 Sep 2013, 14:57
All still going very well and foods and I'm finding foods tasting even better than ever.Don't know if anyone else found that?
Mate came round tonight and bought me chips (as we call them here in UK, like fries as you call them in America) and a bread roll-not knowing that I was cutting these foods.I did eat them but bizarrely found them very bland? not tasted like that before.They had no taste!!!!
mummydee

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Posted: 04 Sep 2013, 15:18
Definitely! All real foods have so much more flavour and the processed basically just sucks! lol..
When my kids came home a friends one time I asked what they had for breakfast. Answer: "Cheerios, I might as well have eaten the cardboard box they came in, yuk!!"

So Glad your discovering this world of real food Lissaloolah, and the best side effect is weigh loss!
Lissaloolah

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Posted: 04 Sep 2013, 15:27
It's nice now that I am getting into it and can actually compare what I thought I enjoyed before.I'm glad that happened tonight as now I won't think about it or wish to eat it.
Cardboard was probably what my chips and bread roll resembled this eve.haha.



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