Serious to Lose Weight? then LEARN TO SHOP!

by The DaiaSolGaia Community

Wanna be more successful losing weight?

Then get real.  Having foods around that are NOT part of your program (ANYWHERE in the house or within reach) is tempting fate – or worse yet – tempting your questionable will power (you are over-weight after all, yes?…)

Success going Paleo/Primal to lose weight (Paleo/Primal diet explained here) is no different than success with any other venture in your life – you must decide, choose your path and put you mind and will to the task!  Happily, the wonder of the paleo diet is that, although there are “rules” on what NOT to eat, what you CAN eat is immensely satisfying, delicious, and you really do not have to “count calories”.

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Getting “The Skinny” on Getting Skinny With the Paleo/Primal Diet

by Ravi

If you click around the Paleo/Primal Diet world, it’s pretty hard to miss all the exceptional stories of weight loss and, in fact, that many people try and love the paleo diet for that very reason (besides all the great tasting food you get to eat!).

It takes a bit of mental gymnastics to “get” this one central premise (after a generation of bad conditioning) – but …

eating meat and fat DOES NOT MAKE YOU FAT!*

*unless (of course) you are stuffing down several Big Macs and a shake combining refined carbs, sugar and cheap fatty meat all in one horrid meal!

some **amazing** success before and after pics click here

OMG! I’M…MENTALLY ILL…..

great pic from gawker.com

by Ravi

Do you think, even for a nanosecond, about what food you shove in your piehole? I mean, for more time than it takes to take the paper off the double-cheese whopper? Do you actually read the ingredients on the label as you shop in the grocery store? Do you ever NOT eat from the brand-name food-like substances lining virtually every grocery store isle in Amerika?

Then you too, my dear reader, have orthorexia nervosa!

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What is a Primal/Paleo Diet? DaiaSolGaia’s Thoughts…

by Ravi

Ravi and Jack eating out...

We realized that we didn’t have a post detailing what we would describe as paleo-primal type diets. Paleo-primal diets rely heavily on anthropological data and the accompanying assumptions with physiological and biological tidbits thrown in… and mix. The result is that we all have our opinions of the details while there are some central tenants that paleo/primal eaters agree on.

our ideas on the paleo thang click here

Repulsed by Organ Meats? A Modern Paleo Diet Solution

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Many – if not most – of us did not grow up with organ meats – kidney, heart, liver (well maybe liver) tongue, brain, etc roasted on our dinner plate.   Although paleo and Weston Price expound on the benefits of organ meats (the Inuit Indians tossed the lean meat that we eat to the dogs…), I still do not find myself running out and gutting the first ruminant I see and tossing the tenderloin.

more ways to organ-ize your meat eating here

Cooking Tonite with Paint Thinner? The Oily Residue of Greed

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MMMMM, a greasy coating of former paint thinner/industrial lubricant on your chicken and ‘tatoes – what could be finer? This is a Ravi Rant about a corporate-profit-incited food blasphemy that has gone on for decades and continues almost unabated. Fortunately there are slippery signs that the outrageous oily oligarchy and its offensive odium will eventually be ostracized! ( … alliteration by an illiterate 🙂 ).

So much debate, research and arguing has gone on and continues to go on about this “food” (a non-food in our eyes). Rather than for me to rant on (well, I will rant a bit), I am offering this as a resource w/comment blog where I will say what I have to say and provide you a few links for more on this long sad story of corporate greed and total disregard for the health of the general population.

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Primal/Paleo Diet as a Platform for Modern Nutrition

If you like our blog, please send it to your friends and sign up for new posts!Part #1 –   Meat is Murder?  or

My first comment will lose the idealistic zealots of the vegetarian/vegan crowd I’m sure – so here goes:

We evolved eating meat. Some intelligent doctors and researchers think we evolved because we ate meat. More research shows that hunter-gatherers ate meat in exclusion to any other food as long as meat was available (and ate plants to survive when it was not). All life on this planet thrives on the death of other life – plant or animal – who are we to deny the value of ANY life over another? (or, “that salad is screaming all the way down to your stomach”... I was so impressed at 15 when I read the now-classic  “The Secret Life of Plants” – still worth the read). Read more of this post

Primal/Paleo Diet as a Platform for Modern Nutrition Part #1

If you like our blog, please send it to your friends and sign up for new posts!Part #1 –   Meat is Murder?  or

Greetings – Ravi here posting today about our current “take” on the primal/paleo diet that we’re using as the base for building our family and small community’s nutrition.

My first comment will lose the idealistic zealots of the vegetarian/vegan crowd I’m sure – so here goes:

We evolved eating meat. Some intelligent doctors and researchers think we evolved because we ate meat. More research shows that hunter-gatherers ate meat in exclusion to any other food as long as meat was available (and ate plants to survive when it was not). All life on this planet thrives on the death of other life – plant or animal – who are we to deny the value of ANY life over another? (or, “that salad is screaming all the way down to your stomach”... I was so impressed at 15 when I read the now-classic  “The Secret Life of Plants” – still worth the read). Read more of this post