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Do you listen to your mommy?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 17, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Mommy says :

  1. Don't drink during meals
  2. Eat at a table
  3. Finish your plate (and be glad you got food, africans are starving)

I do 1, I do 2, but I don't do 3. Anyone else doesn't finish their plate? I find myself throwing a lot of food away. As I'm the only paleo person in the house, I have to eat a whole broccoli by myself (I hate using a micro-wave, it's so non-paleo), which is quite hard when the weather is hot.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 15, 2011
at 01:53 PM

I believe water will dilute HCL based on personal experience of many people and reduce the temperature of stomach and oils which will make them harder to digest.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on October 15, 2011
at 01:52 PM

What is wrong with your left overs? they shold be awesome for them! You are providing a great base of good food for them!

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on October 15, 2011
at 01:48 PM

Korion just make sure what you are saving is something you can dump into your next few meals. Like if you have beef and mushrooms or onions left over. Chop up the next day in your eggs, salad or along side your next dinner. use tupperware/glad containers mark the date when you put it in the fridge and make sure the fridge is cold enough (get a thermometer for fridge 2-3 bucks at dollar type store or home depot) you should have mold.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on October 15, 2011
at 01:45 PM

Living in a house isnt paleo...or at least houses like the average human. I think using a microwave like sitting in front of your monitor. This is something that is PROBABLY eminating from it and will PROBABLY affect me but I still do it. Just like I drink coffee and use indoor plumbing. It is one of the things that makes my exhistance better.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

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on October 15, 2011
at 12:10 PM

Remember, multi-word tags are separated by a hyphen, not a space. Thanks,

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on August 20, 2011
at 02:06 PM

I guess that was incorrectly phrased; I should have said that there's no evidence that consuming water during a meal is going to dilute your stomach acid such that digestion is interrupted, or whatever people think will happen.

2870a69b9c0c0a19a919e54cb3a62137

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on August 20, 2011
at 01:59 AM

Excuse my ignorance, but how is water, drunk while or after a meal, cleared from the stomach without dilution in stomach acid and content?

7f4c64d6caca80c74a6c2d91efa3259b

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on August 18, 2011
at 08:53 AM

Pretty much as has been said before - eat what is put in front of you and sit there until you have, or it comes out again for the next meal. Mind you, I'm British and was raised at a time when some items were still rationed following WW2 and availability of others was limited so you can understand where my parents were coming from. Unfortunately, it has taken me until this year (and the introduction to paleo) to finally discover that I have a "I'm full and don't want any more" signal. And boy, what a difference it's made!

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on August 17, 2011
at 11:57 PM

It seems like the mold concern would only apply to "cold" leftovers. Like Stephanie said, there are meals that are cooked (soups, stews, quiche, etc.) that make use of leftover meat or vegetables.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on August 17, 2011
at 10:39 PM

@stephanie @olivia actually it's pretty common for people to be sensitive to the molds in leftovers. just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on August 17, 2011
at 10:36 PM

o god, same here. i had to sit at the table until i was ready to "eat what is served". memories of gagging on cold overcooked vegetables washed down with room-temp skim milk haunt me.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on August 17, 2011
at 10:36 PM

o god, same here. i had to sit at the table until i was ready to "eat what i was served". memories of gagging on cold overcooked vegetables washed down with room-temp skim milk haunt me.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on August 17, 2011
at 10:14 PM

my parents did the same thing!! and sometimes if we didnt eat it at dinner, they would give it to us again at breakfast, then again and luncha nd on and on a la "mommy dearest". oy! its a wonder im not a serial killer!

306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

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on August 17, 2011
at 09:18 PM

If you make broth from the bones, the dogs can eat them just fine.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on August 17, 2011
at 09:14 PM

Cooked food isn't going to go moldy in the fridge in the space of 2-3 days.

6b72eeb3f0c98b487f712efcb5092c90

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on August 17, 2011
at 08:17 PM

Food properly stored shouldn't mold that quickly. I frequently intentionally cook more than we'll eat for one meal so that we have leftovers for the next day or meal. (We typically do our big cooking for lunch, and have leftovers for dinner or breakfast the next day.) Leftovers can also be consumed in quiche or breakfast egg dishes or in soups, so there's no reason to throw away perfectly good food. If these meal ideas aren't your thing, perhaps you need to shop more frequently and purchase smaller quantities?

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on August 17, 2011
at 08:09 PM

LOL, not if you feed Raw/human food ;) And no doggie smell either.

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on August 17, 2011
at 08:08 PM

Strike "ludicrous" and insert "reasonable." Thanks for taking the time to clarify. Do food leftovers trigger your allergy symptoms or are you just trying to limit exposure in general?

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

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on August 17, 2011
at 08:06 PM

In my parents defense, when I was older and asked why they did that they told me that I was very small and thin and they were afraid that I was not healthy because I never was interested in eating. So I get why they did it but I still think it was not the best way to deal with the issue. Unfortunately there's no manual and while I've not made this same mistake with my own kid I'm sure I've done other things that will add to his baggage lol

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:59 PM

My mother never wanted a dog in the house :(. Too much doodoo to take care of.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:50 PM

To me, Paleo is about what I eat, not how I heat my food. I don't love the microwave, but I'll use it for sure. Some things just taste better warm and that's all we have at work.

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:46 PM

I think consiously eating at the table can be helpful for not overeating. I tend to be too skinny though so eating in front of the TV can be helpfull for eating enough.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:43 PM

Do as I say, not as I do :)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:38 PM

I consider my mother functioning anorexic. She's all about low carb, low fat, sugar-free, whatever. The less nutrition contained in the food, apparently, the better.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:37 PM

Wow, great way to scew up a childs relationship with food :(

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:37 PM

Why are you exempt from eating at the table, Matthew? ;)

6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:34 PM

Sounds like a duplicate of my childhood.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:34 PM

Sounds like we have the same mom! Add in some low carb, low fat and you have my mom's diet. (She is extremely overweight and doesn't exercise at all -to the backyard to smoke and back is seriously it).

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:49 PM

Wow, that's harsh. I had to finish my meals too, but it wasn't this serious.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:47 PM

My mother often uses my leftovers in her soup nowadays. And if I have too much meat, my father eats it from time to time. Sometimes I feel guilty they have to eat my leftovers so I throw it away behind their back. That way they can eat what they want. Keep in mind I have a mold allergy, it's hard to work with that. I cook everything.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:46 PM

I don't save my food because I have a mold allergy (only found out 3 months ago).

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:43 PM

I don't see how someone who is paleo could trust a microwave ...

Ec7cb2a7a68655954a01f03e95be1383

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:31 PM

Take this, Olivia! http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/sc/0601/sc0601-microwave.html

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:29 PM

Mercola is the last source I'd use for reliable, non-alarmist scientific information

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:29 PM

There is no food waste in our house. The dog takes care of any scraps (minus cooked bones), although I must admit dog broccoli farts are the WORST!

Ec7cb2a7a68655954a01f03e95be1383

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:29 PM

At least they are evil.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:29 PM

Mercola is the last source I'd use for reliable, non-alaramist scientific information.

Ec7cb2a7a68655954a01f03e95be1383

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:28 PM

microwaves are at the root of all evil.

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:22 PM

I'm not so sure microwaves are a great idea. There seems to be some consensus that the nutrient quality of food is significantly reduced by microwaves. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/18/microwave-hazards.aspx

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:11 PM

I love the tags.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:02 PM

I guess I prefer to keep food in the kitchen area, that way there's a bit less cleaning for me to do.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 17, 2011
at 05:58 PM

Eating in front of the telly is even more enjoyable. I'm not a big fan of 2).

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 17, 2011
at 05:43 PM

Don't drink during meals? Wine? Water? Umm.. I drink during meals: tea, water, seltzer, wine; sit at my prep table or curled up in a chair; if I don't finish my dinner I put in a container for later. Organics cost way too much to just toss. And I don't use mommy - she's my "mum" :)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 17, 2011
at 05:42 PM

Don't drink during meals? Wine? Water? Umm.. I drink during meals: tea, water, seltzer, wine; sit at my prep table or curled up in a chair; if I don't finish my dinner I put in a container for later. Organics cost way too much to just toss.

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 17, 2011
at 06:01 PM

i drink during meals for the same reason as olivia.

i eat in front of the TV, in the car or standing up in the kitchen because i rarely have the luxury to sit down at the dining room table.

if i dont finish my plate i NEVER throw it away because your mother is right- you are lucky to have food and you should treat it with respect. i put it in a container for later.

my mother has type II DM, so i dont really listen to her nutritional advice, but my grandmother was spot on since she WAS one of the "staving armenians". if we ever threw food away in her house, she would end you.

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on August 17, 2011
at 06:07 PM

If I listened to my mommy, I would be chain smoking while drinking coffee with non-dairy creamer and pushing my food around my plate, but not really eating.

I usually drink water while I eat. I sip it though, I don't even usually finish a full glass.

I usually eat breakfast and lunch at my desk sitting in front of the computer. Multi-tasking is my friend. Dinner we usually eat sitting at the kitchen table together. I don't worry about it though if I'm in a hurry and I have to eat in the car or standing at the counter.

My family hates leftovers. I usually give anything extra to my MIL (she lives with us) to eat as her dinner the next day. She appreciates it, since she has a hard time cooking for one.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:38 PM

I consider my mother functioning anorexic. She's all about low carb, low fat, sugar-free, whatever. The less nutrition contained in the food, apparently, the better.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:34 PM

Sounds like we have the same mom! Add in some low carb, low fat and you have my mom's diet. (She is extremely overweight and doesn't exercise at all -to the backyard to smoke and back is seriously it).

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0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:36 PM

Don't drink during meals

I tend not to but this is mostly from habit. Unless it causes you indigestion I can't see any harm in it. Most people seem to be quite capable of eating soup.

Eat at a table

I think that everyone should eat at a table (apart from me).

Anyone else doesn't finish their plate?

I always finish my plate. However, I only put as much food on my plate as I need to eat.

I find myself throwing a lot of food away. As I'm the only paleo person in the house, I have to eat a whole broccoli by myself (I hate using a micro-wave, it's so non-paleo), which is quite hard when the weather is hot.

Electric or gas cookers, fridges, freezers, sauce pans, frying pans or anything made from metal or plastic are not paleo either. There are lots of things that should not be cooked in a microwave because it spoils their taste. Anything else is fine, chill out about the microwave.

Do Microwaves Destroy Flavonoids?

Microwaved broccoli will do you more good than broccoli in the bin will.

Ah, I see you are only young :) Relax and learn, it takes a while learning to judge food quantities, how much to buy and how much you cook and eat etc.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:43 PM

Do as I say, not as I do :)

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:46 PM

I think consiously eating at the table can be helpful for not overeating. I tend to be too skinny though so eating in front of the TV can be helpfull for eating enough.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on August 17, 2011
at 07:37 PM

Why are you exempt from eating at the table, Matthew? ;)

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34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:37 PM

Growing up we always at at the table and you choked down whatever was served or you sat at the table until you were tired of fighting it and just ate. I would often be the last person at the table and would either sneak to the trash can to throw away the food or give it to the dog. When I got caught doing those things I was punished. I think that causes psychological damage, I have had to teach myself to eat until I'm full and not to clean my plate and I still fail a lot more than I'd like! We were however allowed to drink water or milk with dinner.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

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on August 17, 2011
at 08:06 PM

In my parents defense, when I was older and asked why they did that they told me that I was very small and thin and they were afraid that I was not healthy because I never was interested in eating. So I get why they did it but I still think it was not the best way to deal with the issue. Unfortunately there's no manual and while I've not made this same mistake with my own kid I'm sure I've done other things that will add to his baggage lol

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:37 PM

Wow, great way to scew up a childs relationship with food :(

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on August 17, 2011
at 10:36 PM

o god, same here. i had to sit at the table until i was ready to "eat what i was served". memories of gagging on cold overcooked vegetables washed down with room-temp skim milk haunt me.

6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

(3946)

on August 17, 2011
at 07:34 PM

Sounds like a duplicate of my childhood.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:49 PM

Wow, that's harsh. I had to finish my meals too, but it wasn't this serious.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on August 17, 2011
at 10:14 PM

my parents did the same thing!! and sometimes if we didnt eat it at dinner, they would give it to us again at breakfast, then again and luncha nd on and on a la "mommy dearest". oy! its a wonder im not a serial killer!

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on August 17, 2011
at 10:36 PM

o god, same here. i had to sit at the table until i was ready to "eat what is served". memories of gagging on cold overcooked vegetables washed down with room-temp skim milk haunt me.

7f4c64d6caca80c74a6c2d91efa3259b

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on August 18, 2011
at 08:53 AM

Pretty much as has been said before - eat what is put in front of you and sit there until you have, or it comes out again for the next meal. Mind you, I'm British and was raised at a time when some items were still rationed following WW2 and availability of others was limited so you can understand where my parents were coming from. Unfortunately, it has taken me until this year (and the introduction to paleo) to finally discover that I have a "I'm full and don't want any more" signal. And boy, what a difference it's made!

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Ec7cb2a7a68655954a01f03e95be1383

on August 17, 2011
at 06:06 PM

  1. I see no problem to drink during meals, if it isn't too much. At least I can crink during meals, but others may have poblems with not enough stomach acid - dunno.
  2. Eating at a table might be beneficial, because eating in a hurry means stress and not enough chewing
  3. This is one of the common phrases parents use to unknowingly traumatize their children. This demand leads to unnecessary feelings of guilt later in life and is completely irrational. Africans don't care whether you finish your plate or not. It doesn't affect them at all. Once I suggested to my parents to put the rest of the food into a package and send it to Africa. They wasn't happy with this suggestion but didn't see the contradiction in their behaviour. That doesn't mean you shouldn't finish your plate. As far as I know everyone somehow develops a good sense to how much to cook. If not, one can change accordingly but their is virtually no reason to eat if you are not hungry.

I don't talk about not having a sense of respect for the foods you eat. That's of course important and in the future will become an issue for many people who until now never experienced starvation.

That said, western countries throw more than 50% of all created food away, which is really sad, because even in our countries people are starving or not getting enough good food. But most of the food is either thrown away directly after production (not enough clients) or in the story because people only want to buy perfectly looking bananas and apples. At least some goes to help organizations.

But if we want to help the Africans we have to talk about politics and distribution of foods, that's the key to the question. But politics is out here, so I shut my mouth.

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7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on August 17, 2011
at 05:55 PM

There's nothing wrong with microwaves. If you're afraid of microwave radiation, you might as well get rid of all the lightbulbs in your house too. I won't finish my plate if I'm not hungry for it, but I don't throw food away. My dad was super poor growing up and he used to get furious at us if we wasted food we didn't want instead of saving it for later. Luckily though he wasn't one of those parents who forces their kid to clean the plate even when they aren't hungry.

Liquids empty from the stomach very quickly, I don't understand why people think you can dilute your stomach acid by drinking with a meal. Sounds like an urban legend to me.

The only one I try to follow is 2) because eating at a table is more enjoyable than just standing at the counter or something.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 17, 2011
at 05:58 PM

Eating in front of the telly is even more enjoyable. I'm not a big fan of 2).

Ec7cb2a7a68655954a01f03e95be1383

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:28 PM

microwaves are at the root of all evil.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:29 PM

Mercola is the last source I'd use for reliable, non-alarmist scientific information

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on August 17, 2011
at 07:50 PM

To me, Paleo is about what I eat, not how I heat my food. I don't love the microwave, but I'll use it for sure. Some things just taste better warm and that's all we have at work.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:02 PM

I guess I prefer to keep food in the kitchen area, that way there's a bit less cleaning for me to do.

Ec7cb2a7a68655954a01f03e95be1383

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:29 PM

At least they are evil.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:29 PM

Mercola is the last source I'd use for reliable, non-alaramist scientific information.

Ec7cb2a7a68655954a01f03e95be1383

(1453)

on August 17, 2011
at 06:31 PM

Take this, Olivia! http://www.pccnaturalmarkets.com/sc/0601/sc0601-microwave.html

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:43 PM

I don't see how someone who is paleo could trust a microwave ...

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:22 PM

I'm not so sure microwaves are a great idea. There seems to be some consensus that the nutrient quality of food is significantly reduced by microwaves. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/18/microwave-hazards.aspx

2870a69b9c0c0a19a919e54cb3a62137

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on August 20, 2011
at 01:59 AM

Excuse my ignorance, but how is water, drunk while or after a meal, cleared from the stomach without dilution in stomach acid and content?

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

(7540)

on August 20, 2011
at 02:06 PM

I guess that was incorrectly phrased; I should have said that there's no evidence that consuming water during a meal is going to dilute your stomach acid such that digestion is interrupted, or whatever people think will happen.

Ab19df3ededa28f7bf7daeba8435b205

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on October 15, 2011
at 01:45 PM

Living in a house isnt paleo...or at least houses like the average human. I think using a microwave like sitting in front of your monitor. This is something that is PROBABLY eminating from it and will PROBABLY affect me but I still do it. Just like I drink coffee and use indoor plumbing. It is one of the things that makes my exhistance better.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 15, 2011
at 01:53 PM

I believe water will dilute HCL based on personal experience of many people and reduce the temperature of stomach and oils which will make them harder to digest.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 17, 2011
at 09:29 PM

I dont think I follow any of these rules....but I do save my food rather than toss it. Stuffs expensive!

I would like to start enacting the eat at the table rule for dinners though. This is more of a social rule for family time though.

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306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

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on August 17, 2011
at 09:22 PM

3 is one rule from my childhood that I changed for my kids. They need to eat to their appetite, not what someone else decides for them.

We have very little food waste. Leftovers get saved for future meals or snacks. Scraps get composted or fed to the animals.

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on August 17, 2011
at 07:31 PM

One and two are rules I usually follow, and my digestion is noticably better because of that! Three is a rule I actually try NOT to follow all the time, just to actively stay out of habitual eating. It was drilled into me from the beginning to eat everything on my plate, and I really had to work hard to get in touch with hunger and satiety signals. I don't waste food though...leftovers are eaten by humans, cat or chickens.

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8d454fc50d6d58643d6f8b0d1e7ea8ea

on August 17, 2011
at 06:32 PM

Can you compost the veges you don't eat? I figure that's a little more win-win than having them rot inside a plastic bag in a landfill.

Also, as paleo has increased our food expenditure, I'm loathe to throw away anything. If I know I'm not going to get through a vegetable before it goes bad, I blanch it and freeze it in a ziploc. We get as CSA share of vegetables, way more than we can eat in a week, and it's currently stocking our freezer for the wintry months.

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:47 PM

My mother often uses my leftovers in her soup nowadays. And if I have too much meat, my father eats it from time to time. Sometimes I feel guilty they have to eat my leftovers so I throw it away behind their back. That way they can eat what they want. Keep in mind I have a mold allergy, it's hard to work with that. I cook everything.

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on October 15, 2011
at 01:52 PM

What is wrong with your left overs? they shold be awesome for them! You are providing a great base of good food for them!

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:27 PM

I do listen to "mommy" when it comes to finishing my plate and not drinking during meals (more accurately, "sipping" or only drinking small amounts).

I tend to go 50/50 with sitting on the floor and sitting at a table while eating though.

The idea of throwing away food sounds ludicrous to me. Why not save it?

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on August 17, 2011
at 08:08 PM

Strike "ludicrous" and insert "reasonable." Thanks for taking the time to clarify. Do food leftovers trigger your allergy symptoms or are you just trying to limit exposure in general?

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on August 17, 2011
at 11:57 PM

It seems like the mold concern would only apply to "cold" leftovers. Like Stephanie said, there are meals that are cooked (soups, stews, quiche, etc.) that make use of leftover meat or vegetables.

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on August 17, 2011
at 08:17 PM

Food properly stored shouldn't mold that quickly. I frequently intentionally cook more than we'll eat for one meal so that we have leftovers for the next day or meal. (We typically do our big cooking for lunch, and have leftovers for dinner or breakfast the next day.) Leftovers can also be consumed in quiche or breakfast egg dishes or in soups, so there's no reason to throw away perfectly good food. If these meal ideas aren't your thing, perhaps you need to shop more frequently and purchase smaller quantities?

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on August 17, 2011
at 09:14 PM

Cooked food isn't going to go moldy in the fridge in the space of 2-3 days.

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on August 17, 2011
at 06:46 PM

I don't save my food because I have a mold allergy (only found out 3 months ago).

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on August 17, 2011
at 10:39 PM

@stephanie @olivia actually it's pretty common for people to be sensitive to the molds in leftovers. just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there.

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on October 15, 2011
at 01:48 PM

Korion just make sure what you are saving is something you can dump into your next few meals. Like if you have beef and mushrooms or onions left over. Chop up the next day in your eggs, salad or along side your next dinner. use tupperware/glad containers mark the date when you put it in the fridge and make sure the fridge is cold enough (get a thermometer for fridge 2-3 bucks at dollar type store or home depot) you should have mold.

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on October 15, 2011
at 11:55 AM

NO (to answer your question) :P

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on August 18, 2011
at 04:42 AM

I totally listen to my mommy... at least now I do. I had a short stint with low fat franken foods for a while there during my weight watchers years... and then a while of kosher kitchen when I was all about the non-dairy desserts. The funny thing is that now my sister and I have converted her and she eats a gluten free WAPF diet now. She's always been in excellent health (never gets colds, free of degenerative disease,) though and I think it's because of the following items. She's doing even better since she cut the PUFA's and wheat.

  1. Eat full fat dairy; low fat yogurt and margarine are disgusting. And unnaturally lean meat is gross too. She never eats boneless chicken breast unless it's in chicken salad or on top of a well dressed green salad.
  2. Eat lots of seafood
  3. Put your fork down in between bites to slow down your eating. Put it down again when yyou want to say something. (I still struggle with this, especially since I had my baby.)
  4. If you want to lose weight, lose the bread, pasta, and potatoes and eat one giant salad with lots of fun italian anti-pasti items on top, or whatever gourmet items tickle your fancy
  5. Don't drink anything besides Water, tea, or natural alcoholic beverages (as in no apple martinis, drink wine or a real martini instead.)
  6. Make your own stock, it'll make everything taste better than using water or canned.

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on August 18, 2011
at 03:00 AM

I don't follow any of those rules so I must be a very bad girl. I've actually had to train myself to not eat the entire plate though. I had a lot of guilt instilled in me about wasting food, especially when eating out. I've had to learn that stuffing myself to the point of pain is not making good use of food.

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on August 17, 2011
at 10:57 PM

I always have a tall glass of water by me when I'm eating. I have a crazy fear of choking while eating, so I keep my mouth wet between bites.

I can't eat at a dining room table, or any table for that matter. I eat most of my meals alone, and the thought of being alone with my thoughts and an entire plate of food is too dismal for me to face. I have to be on the computer while eating, or otherwise entertained, or I get bored and rush through the meal and don't enjoy it as much. I know, random quirk. =P

I almost always clean my plate, but I only serve up how much I think I can eat or a bit less. If I'm still hungry, I get more. If not, then I package up the leftovers and find was to use them. Believe me, I find ways. I once fished bananas out of the rubbish bin that my roomie had thrown away* and transformed them into banana bread (many years ago, pre-Paleo). I hate seeing food go to waste.

And now you know. :D

*Sorry, misplaced modifier. He threw away the bananas, not the rubbish bin -- though imagine, what a find that would be, stumbling upon a disposed rubbish bin and lo! Inside! A bunch of bananas! However, seeing as I like both misplaced modifiers and my sentence, I'll keep it as is.

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on August 17, 2011
at 09:49 PM

1 Mine downs a bottle of wine with her meals. (I WILL have a glass, or (((2))) though.)

2 3 a day family meals are big with my mama. I barely ever make it to the table before my two boys and husband have finished eating. So I eat at my standing workstation while Paleohacking - sad but true.

3 My mother was militant about me finishing my plate. MAJORLY! Now I NEVER do. Call it repressed rebellion surfacing. I don't care. I keep or compost the leftovers though.

I follow none of her dietary advice. If I did I'd be eating gluten free cookies and drinking almond milk on the back porch with her right now.

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