Clean eating - Let's try this again!

spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Registered Users Posts: 17,898 Curl Virtuoso
Just looking for conversation w/ folks who eat:
paleo
primal
whole 30
vegan
whole food
dairy-free
grain-free
"clean"
or other eating styles that eliminate or reduce foods that are deemed unhealthy, metabolically-harmful, mucous-producing, overly-processed or inflammatory.

No need for anyone to defend their choices.

Just healthy food inspiration, food porn (pics), reminders why we chose these eating styles, maybe links to research or recipes, questions, rec.

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I loved eating paleo but fell off the wagon when I visited my parents/went back to NYC for a week in April and didn't have my usual stuff and was thrown off my routine.

So I'm getting back on this horse but think I might need to turbo charge by omitting fruits for a while to drop the extra weight I picked up by eating junk.

Lunch will be a grilled chicken and field green salad w/ a little bacon, red onion and cucumber w/ balsamic vinaigrette...and an iced tea.

What's for dinner, everyone?

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  • sixelamysixelamy Registered Users Posts: 4,157 Curl Novice
    I'm glad you posted this. I keep trying to remind myself of why I need to eat the way that I do, and I lose track a lot. I've lost track the past couple of weeks due to eating out, other people preparing food, etc. I've stayed the same weight, but I'm having issues again. Plus coming off BCP I really need to focus on balancing my hormones.

    I need to get back to the SCD diet. I do much better grain free, and I really need to go full dairy free. I always feel like there's one missing piece, and it's always dairy and I always fail at cutting it out.

    Why the heck don't we listen to our bodies? My tastebuds always win :(
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Registered Users Posts: 17,898 Curl Virtuoso
    I love NomNom Paleo. I can't wait to try this recipe.

    Smashed Steak Skewers with Cherry Barbecue Sauce (Inspired by The Croods)


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    Here’s what to hunt and gather to make 16 skewers:
    For the Cherry Barbecue Sauce (Makes 1⅔ cup of sauce):
    • 2 teaspoons ghee or fat of choice
    • ½ cup minced shallot
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1 (1-inch) ginger root, peeled and finely grated (I use a Microplane)
    • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
    • ¼ cup coconut aminos (or wheat-free tamari)
    • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
    • ¼ cup apple juice
    • 10 ounces frozen cherries, roughly chopped
    • Kosher salt, to taste
    • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
    For the Smashed Steak Skewers:
    • 1½-pound flank steak
    • Kosher salt, to taste
    • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
    • 2 tablespoons melted ghee
    • ¼ cup scallions, thinly sliced (optional)
    Instructions here...


  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Registered Users Posts: 17,898 Curl Virtuoso
    I made paleo mayonnaise this morning. It's easy, healthy and can be thinned out for a salad dressing. I'll be using the mayo on a burger tonight and the dressing on a salad at lunch. I added raw honey, mustard powder and Adobo.

    I always hated store-bought mayo. But this stuff is great!
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  • sixelamysixelamy Registered Users Posts: 4,157 Curl Novice
    I'm glad you posted that! I've been wondering how to make my own body-friendly mayo. I will have to try that!
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Registered Users Posts: 17,898 Curl Virtuoso
    I made almost-paleo brownies last night. I had recipes for totally paleo brownies. But when I went to buy the coconut flour, there was a recipe on the bag for almost paleo brownies, and it just worked out to be more convenient to look at the bag which I needed to have out on the counter, rather than to look at my electronic devise.

    I made them w/ coconut oil, coconut flour, coconut milk, two bananas, eggs, salt, agave, unsweetened cocoa powder, semisweet chocolate chips and pecans.

    (I personally added the unsweetened cocoa powder to the recipe to rely less heavily on the chocolate chips, which are not paleo. And I also added the pecans for some texture.)

    They turned out really well! No coconut taste IMO but a slight banana taste...which is fine w/ me.

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    OK these are not actually the brownies I made or even likely to be paleo brownies but I just wanted a pic of brownies!

    That said...I need to lay off the sweet stuff, either way. I need to dial all carbs way back for right now!

  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Registered Users Posts: 17,898 Curl Virtuoso
    Thinking about getting one of these to make frozen fruit desserts. (I already have an ice cream-maker but this would be a nice change of pace.)

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  • anonymous_150263anonymous_150263 Registered Users Posts: 773
    True paleo didn't work out for me. But what stuck is incorporating tons of veggies into my diet.

    I'm making a meatloaf right now. I use 1lb lean ground beef and 1lb ground turkey. Put lots of veggies in a food processor, kale, zuchini, carrots, onions and celery tonight. Saute the veggies to soften them a bit. Then bind it all together with 4-5 eggs. Season to taste of course. It makes a very hearty meal on it's own... don't really have to pair anything with it but usually a side of green beans makes it feel more complete.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Registered Users Posts: 17,898 Curl Virtuoso
    True paleo didn't work out for me. But what stuck is incorporating tons of veggies into my diet.

    I'm making a meatloaf right now. I use 1lb lean ground beef and 1lb ground turkey. Put lots of veggies in a food processor, kale, zuchini, carrots, onions and celery tonight. Saute the veggies to soften them a bit. Then bind it all together with 4-5 eggs. Season to taste of course. It makes a very hearty meal on it's own... don't really have to pair anything with it but usually a side of green beans makes it feel more complete.

    Does it taste vegetably?

    Don't get me wrong, I LOVE vegetables. But I'm not sure about eating meat that takes like a vegetable! LOL

    What didn't you like about Paleo?

    This intermittent fasting is hard! Your paleo might be my IF!

  • anonymous_150263anonymous_150263 Registered Users Posts: 773
    I love that I can eat pretty much what I want with intermittent fasting and not feel deprived. I love bread and rice and grains and potatoes! I still try to eat healthy highly nutritional food as much as possible but don't feel so guilt ridden for eating bread and dairy and peanuts omg.. I love peanuts! Intermittent fasting has legitimate studies to back it up that it does work and the studies show even eating all your meals in a daily 12 hour window is beneficial.
  • chupiechupie Registered Users Posts: 5,280 Curl Connoisseur
    This is awesome. Red Lentil Soup with Lemon. I'm making it for the Second time this week. http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016062-red-lentil-soup-with-lemon easy and cheap! Clean.
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  • WavycatWavycat Registered Users Posts: 325 Curl Connoisseur
    I ended up in the hospital with diabetes. They think it was a virus that started it. It was very sudden and fast, not progressive at all.. I tried the ADA diet but it is junk. It is just smarter for me to do LCHF since carbs are part of the problem. I try to keep it below 30 carbs/day. Tonight I am having knockwurst, sauerkraut and everyone else will have it with mashed potatoes. I'm ok without them.
    That cheery BBQ sauce is almost something like a glaze I make for pork chops. I modified it from a Paula Dean recipe. That sauce is so easy and tasty. I will try it like that on beef sticks the next time I grill some.
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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Registered Users Posts: 9,777 Curl Virtuoso
    I'm so disappointed in myself. I had done so good & took off 7 lbs recently. I felt & looked so good. After this last break up with Jim I went on a high carb diet with lots of wine. Had Mexican food with my granddaughter last nite. I've been really craving comfort food. Starting Monday I am going to go on the Fat Flush Diet. This works really good for me.
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  • Susan1987Susan1987 Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 0 Curl Neophyte
    Honestly, since I've started really making sure I get all the amino acids and the supplements I need, I've seen real results in my workout routine. And once I saw that, it was so much easier to keep up with the diet, because the results showed me it was worth it. I think that was the key. I recommend talking to a nutritionist and then making sure you're getting all you need through nutrition. To me, this was the greatest place to start https://www.vitaminexpress.org/uk/amino-acids-supplements
  • Ameerah95Ameerah95 Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 2 Curl Neophyte
     I am vegetarian trying to make sure  that I get all the protein and nutrients I need  Because I have realized that I am not eating nearly enough through out the day and my  hair and health are really  suffering . I have always struggled with food  and eating disorders all my life.  The only thing I did different was swap out the whole milk for  plantbased or coconut . I am trying to make sure I put good food in to my body 

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