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What's your stance on vegetables? Do you eat a lot or a litte?

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Created October 06, 2012 at 2:59 PM

What's your stance on vegetables? Do you eat a lot or a litte?

Personally, even though I recognize we get most nutrition from animal products, I still find vegetables to be valuable part of my diet. How about you?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on October 07, 2012
at 08:57 AM

It helps with digestion somehow - liver? But it is important, I know if from several sources.

E17fe88b98575c183241fba50ae42b93

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on October 07, 2012
at 07:03 AM

Ditto on the meat/veg ratio. We burn through some serious onion and garlic in this house! And kale/collards/turnip greens. Fiance equates massive poo with a good day, so he practically begs me to make greens at least every other day! Also gets antsy when we are down to our last half gallon of homemade sauerkraut. Hey, whatever makes him happy!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on October 07, 2012
at 03:39 AM

It is certainly very Paleo to keep the Queen of the Cave happy! And, LLiM, I am just as effusive with my online-adoration as with my online-snarking.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on October 07, 2012
at 03:37 AM

It is certainly very Paleo to keep the Queen of the Cave happy! And watch out, LLiM, you might have some spears heading your way if you keep mouthing off. :D

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 07, 2012
at 03:34 AM

Luckie is at it again...

4929a87e3f7438f18a0afbdde291ed5e

(752)

on October 07, 2012
at 01:08 AM

Why would bitter be important?

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 07, 2012
at 12:54 AM

@Luckie, I've got to be careful around you Paleo ladies, the "Queen of the Cave" gets a little excitable if I've been out "hunting" too long :). Upload more photos might require me to dodge some spears that could come my way!

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 07, 2012
at 12:53 AM

@JayJay Thanks for the comments! +1 to the promotion on the way to the office!

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on October 06, 2012
at 11:27 PM

@PhysiqueRescue - I'm with VB. Perhaps you should let us Paleo ladies see more pictures. Then we can tell you what muscles we deem important. :D

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 06, 2012
at 10:45 PM

Its a single line that he uses in his sig. Get a grip. I see AND do more self promotion on my way to the office in the morning.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 06, 2012
at 10:42 PM

I'll randomly +1 em to even things out then :p

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on October 06, 2012
at 06:52 PM

I just routinely -1 all his comments I run into for the spam.

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 06, 2012
at 04:37 PM

@VB, thanks for the comment. As to the picture, the posterior muscles of the body are always grossly neglected and I place an emphasis on them. I hear "How much can you bench?" a lot more than "How much can you row?". Plus, it turned out to be a pretty cool picture and an angle I didn't see commonly repeated.

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 06, 2012
at 04:31 PM

Disagree. If one reads something and takes something away from the content or enjoys the authors style, delivery, or message. They would also enjoy other things from the same author. Something specifically relevant to the topic would be included in the body. The majority of us here wish to advance the state of health and wellness in the world. If being "shameless and self-promoting" enables just ONE person to follow it and change their life for the better, than I have succeeded.

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

(1782)

on October 06, 2012
at 04:21 PM

You're making it HARDER. If you have a specific post relevant to the topic being discussed, then link to that post, instead of having us sort through your entire website in search of something that may or may not be there.

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 06, 2012
at 04:17 PM

If a person finds the content engaging and wants to read more, why would you add steps to make the process more difficult?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on October 06, 2012
at 04:15 PM

I am going to agree with alligator that is a bit gratuitous. I'm not bothered by it though, but I do think he could use some class and reserve. As an example, take Dragonfly. She has a website and you don't see her signing every answer with it. She does was alligator says and links to her site when it is relevant, otherwise it is in her profile.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on October 06, 2012
at 04:08 PM

There is nothing wrong in self-promotion. The picture is too small though, it is hard to see all the important muscles.

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

(1782)

on October 06, 2012
at 04:07 PM

I am just wondering why no one else has gotten on your case about this shameless self-promotion you're engaging in. Put your website in your profile page, and if you have a post relevant to the topic being discussed, then post a link to it. Otherwise leave your website link out of all of your answers.

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

(1782)

on October 06, 2012
at 04:03 PM

...or at least, I don't.

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

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on October 06, 2012
at 04:03 PM

I'm just wondering when someone is going to ban you for this shameless self-promotion. Put it in your profile page and you'll attract more clients that way- no one enjoys incessant salesmanship.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on October 06, 2012
at 03:37 PM

When you say 30%, do you mean by calories, volume, or weight?

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on October 06, 2012
at 03:21 PM

I am not very adventurous when it comes to vegetables, and neither am I very diligent about eating them. The only culinary vegetable I end up eating most days is cos/romaine lettuce. I eat other lettuces too, but really only when I'm ordering food at a restuarant. That is about all in the way of vegetables.

I do eat *culinary v*egetables daily though, which include cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions (on salads, with romaine as a base).

The reasons I don't eat many vegetables are (a) I am not very fond of their taste and (b) in hunter-gatherer economics terminology, the opportunity cost is too great to waste one's energy gathering plants that are so low in calories, so in my mind (non starchy) vegetables are a neolithic luxury...and an unappetizing one at that.

As far as taking a stance goes? I don't eat them but that doesn't mean I don't think you should either. If you like them and find they are better had then not had, then by all means indulge. Doesn't bother me.

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on October 06, 2012
at 05:42 PM

I don't vary mine much. The standards in my house are spinach, red leaf and romaine lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, and avocados. I go with organic and locally grown, except for the avocados (those come from San Diego). We have something with every supper.

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06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 06, 2012
at 03:29 PM

I would say it makes up 30% or so of the food I consume. I eat a lot of spinach and broccoli. I will eat carrots with a roast of some sort. I also use cauliflower as a rice substitute in dishes. The bulk of my diet is animal and fish proteins and fats.

Matt
PhysiqueRescue.com

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 06, 2012
at 04:31 PM

Disagree. If one reads something and takes something away from the content or enjoys the authors style, delivery, or message. They would also enjoy other things from the same author. Something specifically relevant to the topic would be included in the body. The majority of us here wish to advance the state of health and wellness in the world. If being "shameless and self-promoting" enables just ONE person to follow it and change their life for the better, than I have succeeded.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on October 06, 2012
at 04:08 PM

There is nothing wrong in self-promotion. The picture is too small though, it is hard to see all the important muscles.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on October 06, 2012
at 04:15 PM

I am going to agree with alligator that is a bit gratuitous. I'm not bothered by it though, but I do think he could use some class and reserve. As an example, take Dragonfly. She has a website and you don't see her signing every answer with it. She does was alligator says and links to her site when it is relevant, otherwise it is in her profile.

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 07, 2012
at 12:53 AM

@JayJay Thanks for the comments! +1 to the promotion on the way to the office!

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 06, 2012
at 10:45 PM

Its a single line that he uses in his sig. Get a grip. I see AND do more self promotion on my way to the office in the morning.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on October 06, 2012
at 11:27 PM

@PhysiqueRescue - I'm with VB. Perhaps you should let us Paleo ladies see more pictures. Then we can tell you what muscles we deem important. :D

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 06, 2012
at 04:17 PM

If a person finds the content engaging and wants to read more, why would you add steps to make the process more difficult?

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 06, 2012
at 10:42 PM

I'll randomly +1 em to even things out then :p

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

(1782)

on October 06, 2012
at 04:07 PM

I am just wondering why no one else has gotten on your case about this shameless self-promotion you're engaging in. Put your website in your profile page, and if you have a post relevant to the topic being discussed, then post a link to it. Otherwise leave your website link out of all of your answers.

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on October 06, 2012
at 06:52 PM

I just routinely -1 all his comments I run into for the spam.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on October 07, 2012
at 03:37 AM

It is certainly very Paleo to keep the Queen of the Cave happy! And watch out, LLiM, you might have some spears heading your way if you keep mouthing off. :D

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on October 06, 2012
at 03:37 PM

When you say 30%, do you mean by calories, volume, or weight?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 07, 2012
at 03:34 AM

Luckie is at it again...

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 07, 2012
at 12:54 AM

@Luckie, I've got to be careful around you Paleo ladies, the "Queen of the Cave" gets a little excitable if I've been out "hunting" too long :). Upload more photos might require me to dodge some spears that could come my way!

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

(1782)

on October 06, 2012
at 04:03 PM

...or at least, I don't.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on October 07, 2012
at 03:39 AM

It is certainly very Paleo to keep the Queen of the Cave happy! And, LLiM, I am just as effusive with my online-adoration as with my online-snarking.

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 06, 2012
at 04:37 PM

@VB, thanks for the comment. As to the picture, the posterior muscles of the body are always grossly neglected and I place an emphasis on them. I hear "How much can you bench?" a lot more than "How much can you row?". Plus, it turned out to be a pretty cool picture and an angle I didn't see commonly repeated.

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

(1782)

on October 06, 2012
at 04:03 PM

I'm just wondering when someone is going to ban you for this shameless self-promotion. Put it in your profile page and you'll attract more clients that way- no one enjoys incessant salesmanship.

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef

(1782)

on October 06, 2012
at 04:21 PM

You're making it HARDER. If you have a specific post relevant to the topic being discussed, then link to that post, instead of having us sort through your entire website in search of something that may or may not be there.

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A6e2b231f69366ce825476c5a6dcfff6

(1967)

on October 07, 2012
at 05:58 AM

Vegetables make up about half of my diet. I add onion and garlic to almost everything. And I make a point to eat some leafy green things, and some colorful things every day.

Due to the caloric density of vegetables its probably 30/70 plant/animal calorie wise. But on my plate its 50/50.

E17fe88b98575c183241fba50ae42b93

(398)

on October 07, 2012
at 07:03 AM

Ditto on the meat/veg ratio. We burn through some serious onion and garlic in this house! And kale/collards/turnip greens. Fiance equates massive poo with a good day, so he practically begs me to make greens at least every other day! Also gets antsy when we are down to our last half gallon of homemade sauerkraut. Hey, whatever makes him happy!

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on October 06, 2012
at 11:40 PM

I eat a lot of vegetables, at least compared to how many I ate a few years ago. I could eat collards every day. I like leafy green stuff as a base for things when I don't want to eat a bunch of carbs, like fisherman's eggs or in soups where SAD eaters would probably put noodles. Avocados and hot peppers on anything you could possibly want them with. I love broccoli and salads. I also eat a little bit of something fermented just about every day.

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on October 06, 2012
at 03:39 PM

I am currently counting my carbs so I cannot eat too many. One carrot is like 5 carb grams. And I have 30 grams to spend for one entire day. Another 5 grams is sauerkraut.

So - if you are counting your carbs I would stick with green leafy and fermented. Otherwise you will run out of your limit.

If you are metabolically okay and healthy - eat some with every meal. Make sure some of them are raw, some are fermented and some are bitter. That is very important.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on October 07, 2012
at 08:57 AM

It helps with digestion somehow - liver? But it is important, I know if from several sources.

4929a87e3f7438f18a0afbdde291ed5e

(752)

on October 07, 2012
at 01:08 AM

Why would bitter be important?

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00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on October 06, 2012
at 03:38 PM

I eat veggies 2x/day (usually) for fiber, minerals, and vitamins, even though they're industrially-grown. They're about 10% of my caloric intake in a good week.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on October 06, 2012
at 03:26 PM

A little, but I vary them substantially. I like the concept of using them kinda like a condiment. In fact when I do eat them I try to make them the lacto-fermented type. A few servings a day is plenty for me. I use to the BAS deal, but got burned out on that fairly quick. I eat more in the summer when my garden is in and less in the winter....thats for certain.

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Fa666905e4ed72858084dbcfed164daf

on October 07, 2012
at 12:54 AM

Vegetation including fruit are the base of what I eat. The rest is eggs and organ meats and I include shell fish and mollusks in this as they are eaten whole. Oh. also bone broths. I am effing sick of steaks and chicken.

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