Fenderbender

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    Fenderbender got a reaction from KayD in Water Chestnuts   
    I love them! Not much flavor but lots of crunch....
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from JMT1127 in Five Guys? I'm stuck away from home and this is the third day!   
    Of the restaurant you mentioned.... Red lobster has amazing management and really does try to please.... I have not eaten there but I know they are run very well and will accomadate...
    Outback... Top sirloin no seasoning,plain salad extra tomatoes,double steamed broccoli ....
    Cheesecake Factory has a lot of salad options as well as grilled fish,chicken...steamed spinach,etc
    And most mom and pop sushi places are great.... I've gotten plain grilled fish, salad,steamed watercress with toasted sesame seeds, steamed carrots and most will have sweet potato and butternut type squash to roast plain.... They stock it for their Japanese clientele, and also use it for the tempora plates....
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from Tracy_B in Why no snacks?   
    @candis.... Eat eat eat! I workout at a pro fighter level.... Extremely intense workouts/ sparring/ anaerobic threshold/ HIIT/ two a days, blah blah
    Before I started to eat this way I was a slave to eating every 2-3 hours, carb cycling,caloric deprivation, pre workout boosters,you know the routine and I had some of the " best trainers" around.... I would make gains then crash....gains...crash...injury...rehab on and on..
    I am so glad I am off the roller coaster! Eating Paleo for eight months and doing whole30 has made me free. I religiously eat pre and post workout meals and I eat three proper for my size meals ( a lot). You will probably need to eat much more than you think you can. For the first time I can go 6 hours without the thought of food. I used to get dizzy,grumpy,light headed.... Now I can do killer workouts and recover so quick it's unbelievable...
    As a bonus my body fat has dropped extremely! My workouts are insane, I sleep great and recover very fast.... Give yourself a few weeks to get fat adapted and dial in the amount of food you need so keep your workouts light the first week or two.... Good luck!
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from Tomandconnie in Boars head meats   
    Food facts..... There is a ton of additives that the USDA does require ( loop holes) companies to list. The law states it needs to be listed but there are ways to get around it...
    http://thefoodwatchdog.com/05/food-news/use-of-meat-glue-is-uncontrolled/
    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/oppde/rdad/FRPubs/01-016DF.htm
    This is referring to the enzyme ( meat glue) Transglutaminase. TM.
    If the deli product that you are getting has been formed to look like a turkey breast or a roast beef/ham.... It more than likely has TM gluing it together in a slury of collagen ...gelatin..broth..... They suck up up through a vacuum tube ( Augustus Gloop) and pump it into preformed plastic bags... Sealed and steamed.... If it looks like its been roasted it was spray painted with caramel coloring after the goo sets up.
    Have you every roasted a fresh turkey and had the slices come out in perfect ovals..... Food Chemistry!!!
    You can buy bone out natural turkey breasts and roast them for well under half the price of deli turkey. Then consider all deli meats have a ton of water added.... The price is more like 1/4
    I get grass fed tri tips and top rounds to roast.... Yield is 85%. So roasted fresh it costs me less than $12 per pound. Organic/ natural roastbeef in the package is usually $14.99 for 6 oz and 1/4 of that is added water So $15 for 4 ounces of beef.....that's $30 per pound!!!!
    I know it's convenient but it just don't add up!!!!
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from cortadoplease in Pre/Post-Workout Meal Suggestions?   
    I make sure to eat well the next few meals AFTER my workouts and rest, to properly recover..... Dialing that in .... a small coffee with some coconut milk and sometimes an egg is all I need to nail the toughest of workouts....
    You'll find that proper recovery techniques are key.
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from lostchyld in Liverwurst?   
    Here is my chopped liver recipe..... 2 lbs chicken livers sauted until well done in coconut oil. Traditionally you use chicken fat but I haven't found any " natural ". ( you can always add pork belly and it's fat but kinda goes against the spirt of Jewish deli.... Lol but more delish). Remove from pan and Cool
    Dice one med yellow onion... At least 3/4 cup ( naturally sweet) and sauté in same pan with more coconut oil until very very golden brown...lots of carmelazation is important. Cool in the oil and save all
    Once cooled down place livers,onions with cooking oil, 2 hard boiled eggs, sea salt and plenty of fresh ground black pepper in a food processor....
    Pulse until smooth and enjoy......
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from CoffeeBean in Nut Butters   
    Two words..... Don't start...... You'll see why.... Lol
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from Tomandconnie in Boars head meats   
    Food facts..... There is a ton of additives that the USDA does require ( loop holes) companies to list. The law states it needs to be listed but there are ways to get around it...
    http://thefoodwatchdog.com/05/food-news/use-of-meat-glue-is-uncontrolled/
    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/oppde/rdad/FRPubs/01-016DF.htm
    This is referring to the enzyme ( meat glue) Transglutaminase. TM.
    If the deli product that you are getting has been formed to look like a turkey breast or a roast beef/ham.... It more than likely has TM gluing it together in a slury of collagen ...gelatin..broth..... They suck up up through a vacuum tube ( Augustus Gloop) and pump it into preformed plastic bags... Sealed and steamed.... If it looks like its been roasted it was spray painted with caramel coloring after the goo sets up.
    Have you every roasted a fresh turkey and had the slices come out in perfect ovals..... Food Chemistry!!!
    You can buy bone out natural turkey breasts and roast them for well under half the price of deli turkey. Then consider all deli meats have a ton of water added.... The price is more like 1/4
    I get grass fed tri tips and top rounds to roast.... Yield is 85%. So roasted fresh it costs me less than $12 per pound. Organic/ natural roastbeef in the package is usually $14.99 for 6 oz and 1/4 of that is added water So $15 for 4 ounces of beef.....that's $30 per pound!!!!
    I know it's convenient but it just don't add up!!!!
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from Tomandconnie in Boars head meats   
    Food facts..... There is a ton of additives that the USDA does require ( loop holes) companies to list. The law states it needs to be listed but there are ways to get around it...
    http://thefoodwatchdog.com/05/food-news/use-of-meat-glue-is-uncontrolled/
    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/oppde/rdad/FRPubs/01-016DF.htm
    This is referring to the enzyme ( meat glue) Transglutaminase. TM.
    If the deli product that you are getting has been formed to look like a turkey breast or a roast beef/ham.... It more than likely has TM gluing it together in a slury of collagen ...gelatin..broth..... They suck up up through a vacuum tube ( Augustus Gloop) and pump it into preformed plastic bags... Sealed and steamed.... If it looks like its been roasted it was spray painted with caramel coloring after the goo sets up.
    Have you every roasted a fresh turkey and had the slices come out in perfect ovals..... Food Chemistry!!!
    You can buy bone out natural turkey breasts and roast them for well under half the price of deli turkey. Then consider all deli meats have a ton of water added.... The price is more like 1/4
    I get grass fed tri tips and top rounds to roast.... Yield is 85%. So roasted fresh it costs me less than $12 per pound. Organic/ natural roastbeef in the package is usually $14.99 for 6 oz and 1/4 of that is added water So $15 for 4 ounces of beef.....that's $30 per pound!!!!
    I know it's convenient but it just don't add up!!!!
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from BMW in Sunflower butter and almond butter   
    Not to worry.... If its not listed in the ingredients... You are ok... If it merely states " make contain......" That's just legalize because they also process soy' peanut.... Whatever in their plant. It's for people with severe allergies.
    there is very little chance that it is in the almond butter
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from BMW in Sunflower butter and almond butter   
    I tried switching to coconut butter or manna.... No nasty omega-6 to worry about, and the MCT of coconut really do help me power on through the day as my job is very physical....
    365 brand crunchy almond butter is the bomb and that's the only food that I need to really limit because it gives me that.... " come and eat me....you love me...no one will love you and nourish you like I do.... You can't live without me" feeling
    Mother f$&kin son of a bi$ch 12 oz jar I hate your guts!!!!! I can move 2-3 times my body weight in all directions for multiple reps, sprint like a wide receiver , and brought to my knees by that loathsome jar......
    You Won't beat me jar!!!
    Your not the boss of me jar!!!
    Ok.... I'm going into therapy.....lol
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from Bonzie in What are approved drinks for long cycling rides 3+ hours   
    If its just a ride... Water is great.... If you've been training for a 100 mile time trial and its race day and you will be going all out ..... Well .... You need to prioritize..... As for me since I've become fat adapted, as long as I don't cross my anaerobic threshold for extended periods I can go for hours and hours without refueling but that took me a while to adapt....
    If you are comited to W30 prioritize the meal templates and back off the workouts a bit for a few weeks until you get the "magic" it's well worth it!!!!!
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from jomillie in Business Travel and Hotel Cooking   
    I always try to find a good MMA gym... That's why I love going to Toronto and Vegas because Randy Cotuer has training facilities there... Cross fitters do the same...fun to chalange yourself at a new facility.... I also collect vinyl records / vintage stereo,so I make it a habit to find all the local record stores/ high end stereo shops to keep busy and not think about being bored in a hotel...
    Sooo....whatever extracurricular activities you enjoy.....make plans to see what the city your in has to interest you....
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from LPG in Giving up wine for W30   
    I can't believe how much diet soda and especially coke zero I used to drink.... 8-10 a day and how many times I tried to kick and lasted about a week only to say to myself " well, it's calorie free so better than eating junk". And started guzzling with a vengeance .....
    I decided that nothing will rule my life, certainly not a soft drink, and gave it up cold turkey over eight months ago when I started to eat strict Paleo ..... I've been accused of being a hard ass on this forum, so I preface this with *****. For me*****, I can't have diet soda or anything that comes close to it, sparkling water with juice is just a tease that would set me up to fail on day 31, as I would down a two litter of coke zero before breakfast that day.....
    ***** For me***** W30 it's getting to know yourself and admitting your weaknesses and faults, and telling yourself its OK to be human then doing what it takes to grow and change bad unhealthy habits..... Maybe hitting 50 this year shook me up a bit, I'm not getting younger and the body isn't as resilient as it once was. The reality is my father and his father died in their 50's because they put unhealthy things in their bodies....... So I will not sucome to a diet coke,dried fruit,Paleo ice pop,beer,hazelnut butter.....what ever emotional trigger that ISWF discusses in detail, that will set me up for failure on day 31. I simply remove these thing from my life with no regret or craving, I am stronger than hazelnut butter!!!!!
    Oh and I love Johnny's ritual idea.... I make tea like a mad chemist with a French press.... Ritual is very soothing, that's the whole idea behind praying the rosary, or scribing text, studying Torah ...... Keeping the mind occupied and self soothing...
    Ok enough pop psychology for one day, I'll get down off my soap box.... Lol
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from LPG in Giving up wine for W30   
    I can't believe how much diet soda and especially coke zero I used to drink.... 8-10 a day and how many times I tried to kick and lasted about a week only to say to myself " well, it's calorie free so better than eating junk". And started guzzling with a vengeance .....
    I decided that nothing will rule my life, certainly not a soft drink, and gave it up cold turkey over eight months ago when I started to eat strict Paleo ..... I've been accused of being a hard ass on this forum, so I preface this with *****. For me*****, I can't have diet soda or anything that comes close to it, sparkling water with juice is just a tease that would set me up to fail on day 31, as I would down a two litter of coke zero before breakfast that day.....
    ***** For me***** W30 it's getting to know yourself and admitting your weaknesses and faults, and telling yourself its OK to be human then doing what it takes to grow and change bad unhealthy habits..... Maybe hitting 50 this year shook me up a bit, I'm not getting younger and the body isn't as resilient as it once was. The reality is my father and his father died in their 50's because they put unhealthy things in their bodies....... So I will not sucome to a diet coke,dried fruit,Paleo ice pop,beer,hazelnut butter.....what ever emotional trigger that ISWF discusses in detail, that will set me up for failure on day 31. I simply remove these thing from my life with no regret or craving, I am stronger than hazelnut butter!!!!!
    Oh and I love Johnny's ritual idea.... I make tea like a mad chemist with a French press.... Ritual is very soothing, that's the whole idea behind praying the rosary, or scribing text, studying Torah ...... Keeping the mind occupied and self soothing...
    Ok enough pop psychology for one day, I'll get down off my soap box.... Lol
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from LPG in Giving up wine for W30   
    I can't believe how much diet soda and especially coke zero I used to drink.... 8-10 a day and how many times I tried to kick and lasted about a week only to say to myself " well, it's calorie free so better than eating junk". And started guzzling with a vengeance .....
    I decided that nothing will rule my life, certainly not a soft drink, and gave it up cold turkey over eight months ago when I started to eat strict Paleo ..... I've been accused of being a hard ass on this forum, so I preface this with *****. For me*****, I can't have diet soda or anything that comes close to it, sparkling water with juice is just a tease that would set me up to fail on day 31, as I would down a two litter of coke zero before breakfast that day.....
    ***** For me***** W30 it's getting to know yourself and admitting your weaknesses and faults, and telling yourself its OK to be human then doing what it takes to grow and change bad unhealthy habits..... Maybe hitting 50 this year shook me up a bit, I'm not getting younger and the body isn't as resilient as it once was. The reality is my father and his father died in their 50's because they put unhealthy things in their bodies....... So I will not sucome to a diet coke,dried fruit,Paleo ice pop,beer,hazelnut butter.....what ever emotional trigger that ISWF discusses in detail, that will set me up for failure on day 31. I simply remove these thing from my life with no regret or craving, I am stronger than hazelnut butter!!!!!
    Oh and I love Johnny's ritual idea.... I make tea like a mad chemist with a French press.... Ritual is very soothing, that's the whole idea behind praying the rosary, or scribing text, studying Torah ...... Keeping the mind occupied and self soothing...
    Ok enough pop psychology for one day, I'll get down off my soap box.... Lol
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from SconnieGirl in What about egg beaters liquid eggs?   
    Eat real food! Your body will thank you!!! Your bank account will thank you. Your insurance company will thank you. The tax payers funding medifraud will thank you !!!! Doctors and hospitals and big pharma will not thank you....
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from cottagequeen in W30 and "morbid obesity"   
    Great advice so far!!!! Interesting that you posted that you HAD great SUCCESS with point systems/ calorie counting programs in the past, but here you are...... Temporarily losing a lot of weight fast is worthless in the long run and very stressful on your body....
    The templates of w30 work!!! You will make your body healthy!!!
    Personally I simply log my meals ( chicken, broccoli,sweet potato, salad greens,olive oil) and my workouts ( strength 30 min, kickboxing 45 min) and how I felt during the work out and during the day and my sleep..... I don't mess with calorie intake or expenditure ..... I simply and I mean simply use it as a guide for feedback so I can say " hey I felt/slept/ preformed great this week" and I look at my log a see that wow... I ate 3 avacados a day, 6 cups of veg a day .... I really fueled myself correctly.... Conversely if I feel sluggish,I may not have eaten enough, if my waist feels thick and I see I was eating 3 portions of fruit and a lot of nuts, I can say.... Cut those out or I'll gain weight....
    For it it's positive reinforcement that helps to retrain my brain and eat just the right amount/ mix and to be able to tweak it according to my bodies demands..... And if you post your logs....the mods are great at helping you overcome most anything that will come up....
    This is long haul, not a quick fix... You are a special person and you owe it to your self to be healthy... Not a number on a scale....
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from mandy_moo in The crazy things people say   
    Conversation I overheard at the airport:
    " honey I'm getting something to eat....what would you like?"
    " oh something really healthy.... Get me a blueberry muffin and a diet coke".
    Sad thing is several years ago that could have been me...... !!!!!!!
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from Tomandconnie in Boars head meats   
    Food facts..... There is a ton of additives that the USDA does require ( loop holes) companies to list. The law states it needs to be listed but there are ways to get around it...
    http://thefoodwatchdog.com/05/food-news/use-of-meat-glue-is-uncontrolled/
    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/oppde/rdad/FRPubs/01-016DF.htm
    This is referring to the enzyme ( meat glue) Transglutaminase. TM.
    If the deli product that you are getting has been formed to look like a turkey breast or a roast beef/ham.... It more than likely has TM gluing it together in a slury of collagen ...gelatin..broth..... They suck up up through a vacuum tube ( Augustus Gloop) and pump it into preformed plastic bags... Sealed and steamed.... If it looks like its been roasted it was spray painted with caramel coloring after the goo sets up.
    Have you every roasted a fresh turkey and had the slices come out in perfect ovals..... Food Chemistry!!!
    You can buy bone out natural turkey breasts and roast them for well under half the price of deli turkey. Then consider all deli meats have a ton of water added.... The price is more like 1/4
    I get grass fed tri tips and top rounds to roast.... Yield is 85%. So roasted fresh it costs me less than $12 per pound. Organic/ natural roastbeef in the package is usually $14.99 for 6 oz and 1/4 of that is added water So $15 for 4 ounces of beef.....that's $30 per pound!!!!
    I know it's convenient but it just don't add up!!!!
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from Marcella in Plan a Whole30 dream vacation   
    Kayak camping the inside passage of Alaska..... I did it for an entire month a few years back and it was the bomb.... I'd love to float the entire Koyokuk-copper river basin from above the arctic circle ( wrangle st Elias range) next time....
    Set traps for fresh crabs.... Caught fresh steelheads and salmon walleye.... Foraged for tons of berries and plenty of native greens and foliage, ramps, thisels, etc..... Traded for game, seal oil and other food stuffs in small villages
    Talk about fat adaptation... There isn't a processed carb in a 1000 miles ( unless you pack it in)
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from MegJam3 in Pre-Workout Meal Timing   
    ^^^^^
    Did bar facing burpees in our WOD the other day after eating a turkey andouille sausage (for the first time and only 30 min preWO....) I wished they were toilet facing burpees instead!!!! Not fun...
    Start light until you know what your stomach can handle..... I'm fine with a cup of coffee with coconut milk most days
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from Firefrog in The crazy things people say   
    At a New Years party this year...
    " Michael,you must try my mothers humas! "
    I reply..... " sorry I'd love to but I don't eat beans or legumes of any kind".
    ...... " there aren't any beans in humas! My mother will be very hurt you didn't try it!"
    ...... " we'll I would be hurt worse if I did eat it .... My resolution is to be a selfish bastard" !!!!
    ( I wonder why I never get invited a second time anywhere ..... LMAO)
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from fancyhouser in Significant Weightloss on Whole30??   
    As someone who has finally learned from his mistakes, " less isn't more" . I think you may be surprised that you will do/ feel/ perform better if you eat just enough and not to little, and that was eating a lot more than I had ever thought possible ! But you need to find your balance..... Yes you can " under eat " and drop a ton of weight at first, but for me, this is about sustainability, and no more yoyo 20 lbs in each direction... And that means feeling great so I can really be active, enjoy life, and work/ play/ workout hard.....
    A big part of my equation is consistently doing high intensity, short workouts. And HIIT cardio.... In and out in 20-40 min. No more 2 hours at the gym or on the bike/ jogging... Work your way into this type of activity and eat properly and I don't care who you are... You can lose plenty of weight....
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    Fenderbender got a reaction from Espie in The crazy things people say   
    Yeah.... It was called the Sauna... Lol.