Thursday, September 15, 2011

Food & Forums

Soooo I'm upset at a forum I frequent. If I had male wobbly bits, I'd tell the lot of them to suck the left one. So instead I'll just curse a few select people with all the vehemence I can muster (in my own head). There is one particular rule that they don't allow you to put any references to your website (name of website and/or URL) if you have a link to it in your signature, anywhere else (in profiles, other fields, etc). Fine, whatever. Not that my coupon blog here could ever compete, but that's their rules.

However, I had "Uses: Money Saving Jutsu" in a different part of my profile, and I STILL got into trouble for it. Really? I don't see those words anywhere in the name of my website or the URL. Can we say "anal retentive"? It is almost like when a cashier makes up rules to go along with coupon redemption!


I haven't couponed in a while, and haven't even kept up with purchasing my inserts/newspapers on a weekly basis up until a few weeks ago. I just haven't needed anything, at least as far as health and beauty items go. However I will be starting up again though just to get my stockpile up to muster. I've finally run out of dog food but I plan on purchasing Iams for small/toy dogs, because my Pom really seems to like it. But I've ALSO been contemplating putting Johnnie on a form of Primal diet as well. All the dog food seems to be primarily made of wheat as the bulk of the kibble, and just like us, they were made to eat meat and other things. What amazes me is Johnnie will scoop up veggies or fruit that might accidentally fall to the floor during preparation. I don't know what is necessarily good for him but I think it is at least worth reading about.

I am happy to say I've lost at least 10 solid pounds from eating this way, in just a little over a month and my husband has lost about the same amount. I started calling how we eat Primal as opposed to Paleo. People just don't understand the word unless I explain it.

In a nutshell, it is this:

"I eat real food – fresh, natural food like meat, vegetables and fruit. I choose foods that are nutrient-dense, with lots of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, over foods that have more calories but less nutrition. And food quality is important – I’m careful about where my meat, seafood and eggs come from, and buy organic local produce as often as possible.

This is not a “diet” – I eat as much as I need to maintain strength, energy, activity levels and a healthy body weight. I aim for well-balanced nutrition, so I eat both animals and a significant amount of plants. I’m not lacking carbohydrates – I just get them from vegetables and fruits instead of bread, cereal or pasta. And my meals are probably higher in fat than you’d imagine, but fat is a healthy source of energy when it comes from high-quality foods like avocado, coconut and grass-fed beef.

Eating like this is ideal for maintaining a healthy metabolism and reducing inflammation within the body. It’s good for body composition, energy levels, sleep quality, mental attitude and quality of life. It helps eliminate sugar cravings and reestablishes a healthy relationship with food. It also works to minimize your risk for a whole host of lifestyle diseases and conditions, like diabetes, heart attack, stroke and autoimmune."

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  1. Oh, if I had a dime for every time I got my "hand slapped" for posting something not allowed on a certain forum... LOL! Really, some people need to get over themselves. And have you read The Paleo Solution by Wolf? I think there are recipes with shopping lists in it. I think... My sister-in-law calls your diet "clean eating" and it's awesome for weight loss and good health! I've noticed that when I cut out the processed foods that I have no gas, indigestion, bad breath, I have more energy, and just feel better. When you see all the over-the-counter meds at the store just remember that a lot of them are there because we eat mostly crap!

  2. That, is awesome ninja. I've been trying to well, eat healthy, and control calories etc. My problem is I eat in excess.

    I've also fallen off the coupon wagon, for emotional reasons more than anything, and won't be getting back on anytime soon... however, I am always up for free mascara *hint hint nudge nudge* Love reading your blog!

  3. Hi! I came across your bog on a "certain coupon forum" and had to tell you that I've also gotten the hand slap a couple of times for referencing my website....I think it's so stupid! As if we're "competing", but whatever =) Great job on the weight loss too.