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About kahn265

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  • Birthday 02/19/1972

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  1. We have a standing rule in our house. If we do not have a spagetti squash in house, buy one.
  2. I have returned. I've been doing well at working out, but failing at eating. I'm using this challenge to get back on track. Goals for challenge: 1. Track food (staying under 2200 cals) 2. Eat Paleo (or at least low carb) 3. Turn off electronics at or before 10pm to help sleep patterns. I can't workout during May due to Surgery on Friday followed by enforced "DON'T DO ANYTHING OR YOU WILL BREAK STITCHES!". However, as a Crossfitter, I feel most comfortable here.
  3. 1. It's challenging - the workouts regularly kick my butt. 2. It's never boring - every workout is different. 3. It's timeboxed at 1 hour - I workout to live, I don't live to workout 4. It just works.
  4. I like the Costco stuff that is made by Muscle Milk. Cheap and tastey.
  5. Taking Paleo Diet out of the equation, yes it's fine. If you are not loading up on the carbs/keeping your calories under control - there shouldn't be a problem. Furthermore, it would help you build muscle which helps you burn fat faster. Taking Paleo Diet INTO the equation, it depends on how "paleo" you want to be vs. type of shake. There are Primal shakes specifically for this sort of thing. If you use powder made from egg-protein, there is no problem beyond the artificial sweetners most have. If you use whey powder (I do), then it's up to you. I bend my diet rules around that. If I don't workout, I don't have the shake. Depending on brand, they are heavily processed and are missing a lot (but not all) of the things that a Paleo diet avoids. I do not recommend Soy, unless you have it around. Remember that making a diet that fits your needs is as much of an art as it is a science.
  6. I'll admit I've not read the whole thread, but I can give you a few tips that have worked for me in avoiding "junk food". 1. I recently figured out that artificial sweetener was actually exacerbating my cravings. I cut out soda, I drink my coffee black, and cut "no-sugar added desserts". This has actually reduced my cravings somewhat. 2. When I crave junk food, I eat a banana instead. The texture and natural sweetness is usually enough to kill off my cravings. I also do apples, but not everyone is as apple crazy as I am. 3. I used to "budget". I'd say "OK, I'm going to be good but on Friday I get pizza and a cookie". I'd know that I can't eat it today, if I want it later. 4. Don't beat yourself up when you slip up. It's a hard war - regretting every single battle lost, doesn't help you.
  7. I suspect you are wanting an answer looking at it from the point of view of the USDA: It's a good, high-level overview of grain info. I think it does a decent job of giving you an explanation of what labels are actually saying when they say it. Furthermore, it does a good job explaining the "whys" and "hows" of why you should be eating whole grains. As to another post in this thread.... Ricotter, Not everyone on this board buys into "Paleo" and this community accepts that. Being militant about "Anti-Grains" will not win any friends or converts. Heck, 67Alecto, one of our Mods, is non-Paleo and has lost weight by eating "Normal" food, is quite healthy, and athletic. Paleo is not an answer for everyone.
  8. Had a few things last week somewhat demoralizing but.... Tomorrow meeting with Nutrition person at my Crossfit box to rework my diet and measure body fat. I've set only 1 goal this challenge: Eat right. Everything else is easy (even Burpees).
  9. For various reasons, my net was limited last week, so I'm starting this one a week late. That being said, I'm doing a different challenge this time - despite what I posted in my sign up. For the past year, I've been busting my @$$, counting calories and going to Crossfit on a regular basis. Yes, I'm fitter and stronger but..... After a year, my weight is EXACTLY the same (strength or no, it shouldn't be) and my various measurements haven't changed. So, as I've mentioned previously, I'm going 100% Paleo diet and focusing 100% on eating right. I don't need to challenge myself to go to Crossfit or Iaijutsu, because I've made them a habit and I can't imagine not going to either unless something huge comes up. As to my level up my life challenge, I'm skipping so I can focus purely on eating right. So, my goals for this challenge 1. Eat Paleo Tomorrow, I go to talk to the nutritionist at my CF box, and I'll be getting a bodyfat measurement. Here we go.
  10. My sweetie thought about doing the December 2012 one here in Austin. She isn't sure because she isn't thrilled with the water hazards. I'm considering it.
  11. I'm THERE! 8:30am heat! Who is with me????
  12. Welcome to the forums!!! For what it's worth, my wife initially was concerned that paleo was a "Fad Diet" and that there wasn't anything to it. However, in her defense, she asked for "Peer reviewed science" to back it up. So, I gave her this link -> http://thepaleodiet.com/published-research/ After reading it, she now completely supports me in my diet goals. I hope this helps....
  13. Welcome to the Rebellion! It looks like you have a solid plan in place. If you've had success with P90x, I see no reason NOT to continue it. As to Paleo, just be ready for the "Low Carb Flu" depending on your exact approach. It will pass. I hope this helps!
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