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"Against the Grain" Pizza?

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Created February 26, 2013 at 4:39 AM

A paleo friend was encouraging us to try this as a nice treat. As I mentioned in my last post, I'm really new at this, and I'm really trying to be as strict as possible for a number of reasons, not the least of which I'm trying to lose the equivalent of a normal-sized me.

http://www.againstthegraingourmet.com/products/

I guess I was basically looking for your thoughts on this product as a paleo "treat" firstly, as I know it's not paleo, and b. having "treats" at this point anyway. I'm on day 14, and after dropping the fruit and nuts, as you guys have suggested, I no longer have crazy hunger pangs. I just don't see how this is not going to make me incredibly sick, or any different from just having regular bread, which defeats the purpose of paleo anyway.

Anyway, thanks again!

Jason

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on February 28, 2013
at 03:25 AM

Oh wow! That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing. I'm definitely going to try that. I'm taking it easy on dairy, but the only thing i'm allowing myself are non-american cheeses.

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on February 27, 2013
at 11:07 AM

Even before going paleo, anything that had canola oil, smelled rancid to me, and caused digestive issues, as in sat in my stomach like a brick. n=1 and all that, but that stuff just doesn't seem to be safe.

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on February 26, 2013
at 06:08 PM

canola oil causes a burning sensation in my mouth on contact followed by a sore throat and headache...its bad stuff

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on February 26, 2013
at 05:45 PM

*I'm really trying to be as strict as possible for a number of reasons* -- Strict as possible is no breads, no dairy, no seed oils, and no night shades. This fails across the board. That being said, if you are healthy, and really want pizza, I've seen a lot worse than this product...

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on February 26, 2013
at 05:57 AM

Thanks!! I'm trying!

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Sorry about that. I added a link to the post.

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on February 26, 2013
at 05:53 AM

It will be a big simple carb hit, which could lead to hunger swings. Also, bready products can be addictive! When I first went paleo I went nuts for nut flour breads. Gained some weight there. :)

As a treat that product is fine; just be aware if it becomes more a regular thing than a treat, in case it interferes with your goals. And congrats on sticking with it do far!

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on February 26, 2013
at 05:57 AM

Thanks!! I'm trying!

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on February 26, 2013
at 12:05 PM

I just want to make sure you understand it has canola oil (high omega 6) and high carb content. And who knows how the "mozarella cheese" is processed? We are not Paleo cops here. You can eat and do whatever you want. But be sure that whatever you do does not damage your health or interfere with you goals.

In their FAQ's, they wrote:

The name ???canola??? is short for ???canadian oil low acid.??? It has a unique and different fatty acid profile: rapeseed is a polyunsaturate, and canola oil is a monounsaturate (as is olive oil.) It is considered one of the most heart-healthy oils, and there is ample nutritional research to back that assertion. Unlike other vegetable oils, canola oil does not elevate your omega 6 dietary levels, so it helps you maintain a healthy omega3/omega6 ratio.

Yeah, right. Shady.

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on February 26, 2013
at 06:08 PM

canola oil causes a burning sensation in my mouth on contact followed by a sore throat and headache...its bad stuff

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on February 27, 2013
at 11:07 AM

Even before going paleo, anything that had canola oil, smelled rancid to me, and caused digestive issues, as in sat in my stomach like a brick. n=1 and all that, but that stuff just doesn't seem to be safe.

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on February 27, 2013
at 08:51 PM

I literally just made this today

http://www.theironyou.com/2013/02/paleo-pizza-marinara.html

the crust is made entirely out of cauliflower, egg and mozzarella - but if you want to keep dairy-free I'm sure it would work just as well without the cheese. Also it's delicious... so there's that...

6d1d2c385960f3d82d960ae3cffb3193

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on February 28, 2013
at 03:25 AM

Oh wow! That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing. I'm definitely going to try that. I'm taking it easy on dairy, but the only thing i'm allowing myself are non-american cheeses.

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on February 26, 2013
at 12:04 PM

As a general rule, stay away from any "processed" food. These types of foods are usually are not natural and should not be included any paleo-eating plan.

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on February 26, 2013
at 11:53 AM

For me it's a treat to eat healthily and feel good. But if you feel like sidestepping from your plan for the temporary satisfaction of eating bread then go for it.

Personally, I don't believe in "treats", I think they are too addictive and it's way to easu to get stuck on the wrong track again.

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on February 27, 2013
at 07:14 PM

So many things that generally are bad for you have to be added to make prepared food be able to withstand freezing and reheating.

Personally, if I'm going to have a pizza on a cheat day I make a whole wheat crust of my own (there are some good recipes if you Google a bit - and the whole wheat still has fiber and will keep down insulin spikes) and try to top it without cheese or buy really good &/or local cheese and cut it up. It takes some extra time but it is worth it.

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on February 27, 2013
at 10:37 AM

Exactly. Eat like a caveman as they say.

A great cookbook I picked up last week that has a tonne of great ideas for cooking paleo;

http://cooklikeacaveman.com/paleo-cookbook-review/

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on February 26, 2013
at 04:48 AM

well, a description or link to the food item in question might be helpful.

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on February 26, 2013
at 05:08 AM

Sorry about that. I added a link to the post.

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